A. Vaidyanatha Iyer A. Vaidyanatha Iyer (1890-1955), also known as Madurai Vaidyanatha Iyer or Ayyar was an Indian activist, politician and freedom-fighter who spearheaded the temple entry movement in M...
Abasaheb Khedkar Dr. Abasaheb Khedkar FIRST Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President famously known as Abasaheb Khedkar was a social activist and a farmer's leader in India.
Achhar Singh Chhina Comrade Achhar Singh Chhina (1899–1981) was an Indian communist politician and independence activist.
Aizan Ahmad Hadi Aizan Ahmad Hadi (ऐज़ान अहमद हादी) A Young Indian social activist and the Co-founder of Screech Foundation who led movements for reservations, to promote education system, health and increase g...
Alice Garg Alice Garg is an educator and activist.
Allan Octavian Hume Allan Octavian Hume CB (6 June 1829 – 31 July 1912) was a civil servant, political reformer and amateur ornithologist and horticulturalist in British India.
Amala (actress) Amala Akkineni (born September 12th) is an Indian film actress and Animal welfare activist.
Amar Mitra Peddireddy Amar Mitra Peddireddy, is an activist, visual effects artist and cinematographer who came into light with his montage of visuals was used extensively during newsreels to cover the Bangalore Habb...
Amarnath Sehgal Amarnath Sehgal (February 5, 1922 - December 28, 2007) was a noted Indian modernist sculptor, painter, poet and art educator.
Ambika Charan Choudhury Ambika Charan Choudhury (Assamese: অম্বিকা চৰণ চৌধুৰী) (August 16, 1930 – December 4, 2011) was a noted Assamese litterateur, historian and activist from Bongaigaon in Assam.
Amita Dhanda Amita Dhanda is an Indian academician and activist.
Anjali Damania Anjali Damania is an Indian anti-corruption activist, real-estate developer and politician.
Anna Hazare Kisan Baburao "Anna" Hazare (born 15 June 1937) is an Indian social activist who led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and investigate and pun...
Anuj Dhar Anuj Dhar is an Indian author and former journalist.
Arbind Singh Arbind Singh (born 1969) is an Indian social activist.
Arundhati Roy Suzanna Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961) is an Indian author and political activist who is best known for the 1998 Man Booker Prize for Fiction-winning novel The God of Small Things (19...
Arvind Gaur Arvind Gaur (अरविन्द गौड़), Indian theatre director, is known for his work in innovative, socially and politically relevant theatre.
Arvind Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal (born 16 August 1968, Haryana) is a former bureaucrat and politician who founded the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Asghar Ali Engineer Asghar Ali Engineer (10 March 1939 – 14 May 2013) was a prolific Indian reformist-writer and social activist.
Ashwin Mahesh Ashwin Mahesh is an Indian politician, social technologist, former astronomer, former NASA scientist and a leader of Lok...
Avadhesh Kaushal Avadhesh Kaushal is a human rights activist and has been appointed by the Government of India's by the Union Ministry of Rural Development for monitoring of the rural job guarantee scheme NREGA....
Avdhash Kaushal Avdhash Kaushal is a human rights activist and has been appointed by the Government of India's by the Union Ministry of Rural Development for monitoring of the rural job guarantee scheme NREGA. ...
Avtar Singh Malhotra Avtar Singh Malhotra (April 18, 1917 - May 23, 2005) was a Punjabi politician belonging to the Communist Party of India from Punjab, India.
Azhagar Ramanujam Azhagar Ramanujam is a Professor of Tamil language and Head of the Tamil department at Government Arts College, Ooty and a National Service Scheme Programme Officer widely noted for social activ...
B. R. Ambedkar Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly also known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, politician, philosopher, anthropologist, historian and economist.
Baba Amte Dr Murlidhar Devidas Amte popularly known as Baba Amte, was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor peop...
Baba Gurdit Singh Baba Gurdit Singh (25 August 1860 - 24 July 1954) was the central figure in the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, one of several incidents in the history of early 20th century involving exclusion ...
Babubhai P. Vaidya Shri Babubhai P. Vaidya was a freedom-fighter, an author-journalist and a champion of human rights.
Bal Patil Bal Patil (Hindi: बाल पाटील, Marathi: बाळ पाटील; 1932–2011) was a Jain scholar, journalist, social activist and Jain minority status advocate from Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Bhanu Pratap Singh Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh was Member of Parliament in the eighth Lok Sabha from Pilibhit Constituency elected in 1984 on Congress (I)'s ticket.
Bhaurao Krishnaji Gaikwad Bhaurao Krishnaji Gaikwad(October 15, 1902 - December 29, 1971) famously known as Dadasaheb Gaikwad was a politician and social worker from Maharashtra, India.
Bhupinder Singh Mann Sardar Bhupinder Singh Mann, born in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan) on 15 September 1939 was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1990 by the Honorable President of India as recognition to his contribu...
Brij Kothari Dr. Brij Kothari (born June 9, 1964) is an Indian academic and a social entrepreneur.
Bunker Roy Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy is an Indian social activist and educator who founded the Barefoot College.
C. Boaz C. Boaz is an Indian social activist from Marthandam, Kanyakumari district, Tamilnadu, India.
C. K. Janu C. K. Janu is the leader of the Adivasi Gothra Maha Sabha, a social movement that has been pushing for land to be redistributed to landless adivasis and that grew out of the Dalit-Adivasi ...
C. P. Ramaswami Iyer Sachivottama Sir Chetpat Pattabhirama Ramaswami Iyer, KCSI, KCIE (12 November 1879 – 26 September 1966), also called "C. P.", was an Indian lawyer, administrator and pol...
Cedric Prakash Fr. Cedric Prakash Lobo is a human rights activist and a Jesuit priest based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India.
Chhotu Ram Sir Chhotu Ram, Rai Bahadur (November 24, 1881–January 9, 1945) was one of the most prominent pre-partition politicians in Punjab and an ideologue of the Jat peasantry and a champion of it...
D. V. V. S. Varma D.V.V.S. Varma is the incumbent Working President of the Lok Satta Party for Andhra Pradesh State.
Dayamani Barla Dayamani Barla is an indigenous tribal journalist and activist from the Indian state of Jharkhand.
Deep Joshi Deep Joshi is an Indian social worker and NGO activist and the recipient of 2009 Magsaysay award.
Deep Tyagi Dharmendra Kumar Tyagi, better known as Deep Tyagi or DK Tyagi (1928–1969), was an Assistant Commissioner for the Indian Family Planning program until 1969.
Dilip D'Souza Dilip D'Souza (born 1960) is a Mumbai-based writer and journalist.
Dina Pathak Dina Pathak or Deena Pathak (4 March 1922 – 11 October 2002) was a veteran actor and director of Gujarati theatre and also a film actor.
Durgabai Deshmukh Durgābāi, Lady Deshmukh (July 15, 1909 – May 9, 1981) was an Indian freedom fighter, lawyer, social worker and politician.
Dusharla Satyanarayana Dusharla Satyanarayana is an Indian water rights activist and founder of Jala Sadhana Samithi (JSS).
Ela Bhatt Ela Ramesh Bhatt (born 7 September 1933) is an Indian cooperative organiser, activist and Gandhian, who founded the Self-Employed Women's Association of India (SEWA) in 1972, and served as its g...
Feroze Mithiborwala Feroze Mithiborwala is an Indian Secular activist who devotes his efforts principally to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and perceived Western imperialism in Asia.
G R Khairnar Govind Ragho Khairnar is a former civil servant in Mumbai's Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation who rose from the rank of Clerk to Deputy Commissioner.
G. Deviprasad G. Deviprasad Rao is an Indian activist and President of Telangana Non-Gazetted Officers Association.
G. N. Devy Ganesh N. Devy (born 1950), formerly professor of English at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, a renowned literary critic and activist is founder and director of the Tribal Academy at...
G. Nammalvar G. Nammalvar (or Nammazhwar) (1938 – 30 December 2013) was an Indian organic farming scientist.
G. R. Khairnar Govind Ragho Khairnar is a former civil servant in Mumbai's Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation who rose from the rank of Clerk to Deputy Commissioner.
Gangadharendra Saraswati Shri Gangadharendra Saraswati, officially Shreemajjagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Gangadharendra Saraswati Swamij, is pontiff of Shri Sonda Swarnavalli Mutt, Sirsi, Karnataka, India.
Gauhar Raza Gauhar Raza (born August 17, 1956) is an Indian scientist by profession, and a leading Urdu poet, social activist and documentary film maker working to popularize the understanding of science am...
Gauri Ayyub Gauri Ayyub (1931 – 1998) was a social worker, activist, writer and teacher based in Kolkata (Calcutta) for most of her life.
George Reddy George Reddy was the founder of the Revolutionary Students Movement in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Girish Tiwari (Girda) Girish Chandra Tewari "Girda" (गिरीश चन्द्र तिवारी 'गिर्दा') (10 September 1942 – 22 August 2010) was a scriptwriter, director, lyricist, singer, poet, organic culturist, literary writer, and so...
Gokulbhai Bhatt Gokulbhai Daulatram Bhatt (born on 19/2/1898mahashivratree Died On 6/10/1986) was a freedom fighter and a social worker from Rajasthan state in India.
Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Gopal Ganesh Agarkar (14 July 1856 – 17 June 1895) was a social reformer, educationist, thinker from Maharashtra, India during the British rule.
Gopal Rai Gopal Rai is a social activist and politician of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Gopalrao Bajirao Khedkar Dr. Gopalrao Bajirao (Abasaheb) Khedkar (January 14, 1901 – 25 May 1969) was the first President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee famously known as Abasaheb Khedkar was a social a...
Gudleppa Hallikeri Gudleppa Hallikeri (1906–1971) was an Indian freedom fighter who is a native of Hosaritti in Haveri district of Karnataka state.
H. D. Shourie Hari Dev Shourie was a well known consumer activist in India.
Harikumar Pallathadka Harikumar Pallathadka (Harikumar P in short) is a prominent Indian Right to Information (RTI) (known as FOI in the west) and Social Activist.
Harish Iyer Harish Iyer, also known as “Aham”, hiyer and “Harrish Iyer”(born 16 April 1979), is an activist for a number of socio-cultural and environmental issues.
Harish Kumar Gangawar Shri Harish Kumar Gangawar was Member of Parliament in the seventh Lok Sabha from Pilibhit Constituency elected in 1980 on Indian National Congress ticket ticket.
Harsha Raj Gatty Harsha Raj Gatty (born 5 May 1987, Mangalore, India) is a Right to Information Act trainer from Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Hemant Goswami Hemant Goswami (born 1971). is an Indian social activist working on public health and civil right issues.
Hindu Singh Sodha Hindu Singh Sodha, (born 2 May 1956) is a well known activist for the cause of Pakistani Refugees in India.
Husain Ahmad Madani Syed Husain Ahmad Madani (6 October 1879 - 1957) was an Islamic scholar from the Indian subcontinent.
Husain Ahmed Madani Syed Husain Ahmad Madani was an Islamic scholar from the Indian subcontinent.
I Thirumali Dr. Inukonda Thirumali or Acharya Thirumali is an activist for separate statehood for Telangana.
Jagbir Singh Chhina Jagbir Singh Chhina (जगबीर सिंह छीना), (Nephew, Comrade Achhar Singh Chhina), was a freedom fighter who worked during freedom movement with Comrade Achhar Singh Chhina, Pratap Singh Kairon, Soha...
Jayakant Mishra Jayakant Mishra (20 November 1922 – 3 February 2009) was an Indian scholar and author.
Joseph Edamaruku Joseph Edamaruku (7 September 1934 – 29 June 2006), popularly identified by his surname Edamaruku, was a well known journalist and rationalist from Kerala.
Jwalamukhi Jwalamukhi was the pen name of Veeravalli Raghavacharyulu (April 18, 1938 – December 14, 2008), who was an Indian poet, novelist, writer and political activist.
Jyotirao Phule Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule (11 April 1827 – 28 November 1890), also known as Mahatma Jyotibao Phule was great activist, thinker, social reformer, writer, philosopher, theologist, sch...
K. B. Hedgewar Keshav Baliram Hedgewar (April 1, 1889 – June 21, 1940) was the founding Sarsanghachalak (supreme leader) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
K. P. Vallon Kolote P. Vallon (January 2, 1894 - April 14, 1940) was a social reformer and leader of the Pulaya community in the Cochin State of Kerala.
Kailash Satyarthi Kailash Satyarthi (born 11 January 1954) is an Indian children's rights activist.
Kamal Meattle Kamal Meattle is an Indian environmental activist and CEO of Paharpur Business centre & Software Technology Incubator Park based in New Delhi, India.
Kamala Das Gupta Kamala Das Gupta (born 11 March 1907) was an Indian freedom fighter.
Kiran Bedi Kiran Bedi (born Kiran Peshawaria on 9 June 1949) is an Indian social activist and a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.
Kisan Mehta Kisan Mehta is the President of Save Bombay Committee and Prakruti, nonprofits based in India.
Kranti Shah Kranti Shah is the Founder, Director and Managing Trustee of Yuvak Biradari which is a voluntary, social, educational, cultural and youth movement of India.
Krishnammal Jagannathan Krishnammal Jagannathan (கிருஷ்ணம்மாள் ஜெகநாதன்: born 1926) is a social service activist from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Lal Bihari Lal Bihari (or Lal Bihari Mritak, लाल बिहारी “मृतक”; born 1955) is an Indian farmer and activist from Amilo, in Azamgarh district, Uttar Pradesh, who was officially dead between 1975 and 1994.
Lalit Mehta Lalit Mehta (1972–2008) was an Indian RTI activist, who was killed brutally near Palamau on May 14, 2008.
Linganna Pujari Linganna "Anna" Puttal Pujari (1915–1999) was a prominent political leader and social worker in Bombay (now Mumbai), India.
Lingaraj azad Lingaraj Azad, popular as Azad Bhai, is an indigenous tribal activist from the Indian state of Odisha.
Lingaraj Azad Lingaraj Azad, popular as Azad Bhai, is an indigenous tribal activist from the Indian state of Orissa.
M. D. Nanjundaswamy Prof. Mahantha Devaru Nanjundaswamy (1936–2004) was an Indian rural activist and anti-globalization campaign leader.
M. N. Karassery M.N. Karassery (Mohiyuddin Nadukkandiyil Karassery) is a Malayalam writer and activist.
Maneka Gandhi Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (née Anand; born 26 August 1956, Delhi, India) is an Indian politician, animal rights activist, environmentalist, former model and widow of the Indian politician, Sanjay...
Mangalore Ranga Pai Mangalore Ranga Pai (7 May 1931 – 3 July 2003), or M. R. Pai, was born in Manjeshwar, Kerala, a small village on the Karnataka-Kerala Border.
Manibhai Desai Manibhai Bhimbhai Desai (April 27, 1920 – 1993) was an Indian social activist, associate of Mahatma Gandhi, and a pioneer of rural development.
Mayilamma Mayilamma was an Indian social activist whose claim to fame was the campaign against Coca-Cola company in Plachimada in Palakkad, Kerala.
Md Shamsul Hasan Khan Md Shamsul Hasan Khan (born 13 February 1926) was a Member of the Parliament of India in the sixth Lok Sabha, elected from Pilibhit constituency in 1977 as a candidate of the Bharatiya Lok Dal.
Mira Nair Mira Nair (born 15 October 1957) is an Indian film director, actor and producer based in New York.
Mohan Bhagwat Mohan Madhukar Bhagawat (मोहन मधुकर भागवत, born 1950) is the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(Hindi:राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ), for National Volunteer Corps.
Mohua Mukherjee Dr. Mohua Mukherjee (born August 1952) is a social activist and an author from Kolkata, West Bengal.
Monica Das Dr. Monica Das is Associate Professor in Economics at Gargi College and a fellow at the Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi, India.
Moropant Pingley Moreshwar Nilkanth Pingley (मोरेश्वर निळकंठ पिंगळे), often referred as 'Moropant', was a senior RSS leader in India.
Muhammad Jafar Muhammad Jafar (born 1951) is the Vice-President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, a hardline Islamic organization and movement within Islam in India and was the First National President of Students Isla...
Mujibur Rehman Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান Shekh Mujibur Rôhman) (March 17, 1920 – August 15, 1975) was a Bengali politician and the founding leader of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, gen...
Mukund Lal Agrawal Shri Mukund Lal Agrawal (born 16 January 1902 - date of death unknown) was Member of Parliament in the first Lok Sabha from Pilibhit Constituency elected in 1952 on Indian National Congress's ticket.
N. Santosh Hegde Nitte Santosh Hegde (born 16 June 1940) is a former justice of the Supreme Court Of India, former Solicitor General of India and was Lokayukta (ombudsman) for Karnataka State of India from 2006-2011.
Nanaji Deshmukh Chandikadas Amritrao Deshmukh aka Nanaji Deshmukha (Marathi: चंडिकादास अमृतराव देशमुख aka नानाजी देशमुख) (October 11, 1916 – February 27, 2010) was a social activist of India.
Narayan Singh Manaklao Dr Narayan Singh Manaklao is a noted social worker of India and was member of the Rajya Sabha, by nomination during August 2003 to August 2009.
Nathuram Mirdha Nathuram Mirdha (1921–1996) was a parliamentarian, freedom fighter, social reformer and popular farmer leader of Marwar region in Rajasthan, India.
Navleen Kumar Navleen Kumar was a human rights activist in Maharashtra state, India who was murdered on 19 June 2002 in her apartment building in the state capital Mumbai.
Nigamananda Saraswati Nigamanand Saraswati or Swami Nigamananda (August 2, 1976 - June 13, 2011), often referred to as Ganga Putra Nigamananda, was a Hindu monk, who went on a hunger strike on February 19, 2011...
Nikhil Thakur Nikhil Thakur (born 16 March 1993) is an hacker and internet activist and he is popular for exposing scams in madhya pradesh and in the age of 19 he hacked madhya pradesh bsnl website and later...
Nirmala Deshpande Nirmala Deshpande was a noted Indian social activist who had embraced Gandhian philosophy.
Palak Muchhal Palak Muchhal (born 30 March 1992) is a singer from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Palani Baba Ahmed Ali, also known as Palani Baba, murdered in 1997 at Pollachi, India, was founder and leader of the All India Jihad Committee in Tamil Nadu, India.
Pandalam Kerala Varma Kerala Varma (January 1879 – June 1919), most commonly known as Mahakavi Pandalam Kerala Varma, was an Indian poet, scholar, and publisher.
Pandit Karuppan Pandit Karuppan was a poet, dramatist, and social reformer who lived in Kerala, India.
Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharya Shri Ram Sharma Acharya (20 September 1911 – 2 June 1990) was a social reformer, a prominent philosopher, a visionary of the New Golden Era, and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", which ha...
Panjabrao Deshmukh Panjabrao Shamrao Deshmukh (December 27, 1898 – April 10, 1965) famously known as Bhausaheb Deshmukh was a social activist and a farmer's leader in India.
Pherozeshah Mehta Sir Pherozeshah Mehta, KCIE (August 4, 1845 - November 5, 1915) was a Parsi Indian political leader, activist, and a leading lawyer of Mumbai (Earlier pronounced by British Bombay), India, who w...
Pinki Virani Pinki Virani (Bombay-born on January 30, 1959) is an Indian writer, journalist, human-rights activist and author who has won critical acclaim for her four bestselling books "Once was Bombay" (fr...
Prakash Amte Prakash Amte (Marathi: प्रकाश मुरलीधर आमटे) is a medical doctor and social worker from Maharashtra, India.
Priya Tendulkar Priya Tendulkar (1954–2002) was an Indian actress, social activist and a writer, who is most known for her eponymous role in the television series Rajani (1984).
Pupul Jayakar Pupul Jayakar (September 11, 1915 – March 29, 1997) was an Indian cultural activist and writer, best known for her work on the revival of traditional and village arts, handlooms and handicrafts ...
Raghaveshwara Bharathi Raghaveshwara Bharathi (officially, Shree Shree Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya Srimad Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji), is the present pontiff (Guru) of Shri Ramachandrapura Mutt, Hosanagara ...
Rahul Bose Rahul Bose (born 27 July 1967) is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, social activist, and amateur rugby union player.
Rahul Easwar Rahul Easwar (Rahul Easwaran Namboothiri) is an activist & author from Kerala, India.
Rajagopal P. V. Rajagopal P. V., a Gandhian activist, is Vice Chairman of the Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, and the president and founding member of Ekta Parishad, a grassroots right-based organization wh...
Rajeev John George Shri Rajeev John George (3 July 1970 to 21 February 2005) was a housing rights activist born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Ram Madhav Ram Madhav Varanasi is a member of the national executive and also in charge of the media and public relations of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Ram Manohar Lohia Rammanohar Lohia (b: March 23, 1910 - d: October 12, 1967) was an Indian freedom fighter and a socialist political leader.
Ram Puniyani Ram Puniyani (born 25 August 1945) was a professor in biomedical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and took voluntary retirement in December 2004 to work full-time for co...
Ram Singh Ram Singh (known by his followers as Satguru) (born 3 February 1816) born at Bhaini Sahib, a small village in District Ludhiana (Punjab).
Rama Jois Justice Mandagadde Rama Jois (born 1931) is a current member of Rajya Sabha, a former governor of Jharkhand and Bihar states, and a former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Ramdev Shri Ramkishan Yadav , (स्वामी रामदेव), is an Indian Hindu Chandravanshi Kshatriya Rastra Guru popularly known as swami Ramdev, who is working now to eradicate corruption from India...
Rammanohar Lohia Rammanohar Lohia (b: March 23,1910- d: October 12, 1967) was an Indian freedom fighter and a Nationalist political leader.
Rani Gaidinliu Gaidinliu (1915–1993) was a Naga spiritual and political leader who led a revolt against British rule in India.
Rani Lakshmibai Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi (19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858; झाशीची राणी लक्ष्मीबाई) was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi, situated in the north-central part of India.
Rani Maria Vattalil Sister Rani Maria Vattalil (1954–95) was a Catholic religious and missionary social worker in the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC), who worked among the poor within the Roman Catholic Dioce...
Rashida Bee Rashida Bee is an Indian activist from Bhopal.
Ravi Gulati Ravi Gulati (born 1974) is an Indian social activist.
Ravi Kuchimanchi While a graduate student at University of Maryland, Ravi Kuchimanchi founded the Association for India's Development (AID) in 1991 with the vision "problems are interconnected, so must be the so...
Ravindra Kelekar Ravindra Kelekar (March 25, 1925 – August 27, 2010) was a noted Indian author who wrote primarily in the Konkani language, though he also wrote in Marathi and Hindi.
Reba Phukan Reba Phukan is a successful Jollywood acterss.
Rinki Bhattacharya Rinki Bhattacharya is an Indian writer, columnist and documentary filmmaker.
RK Misra R.K.Misra (Rajendra Misra, Kannada:ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ ಮಿಶ್ರಾ) popularly known as "RK” or “Misra Ji” is a well known leader who has been focusing on improving governance through a transformational change i...
S. R. Hiremath Sangayya Rachayya Hiremath (Kannada:ಸಂಗಯ್ಯ ರಾಚಯ್ಯ ಹಿರೇಮಠ) (Born: 5 November 1944, Belavanki,Ron, Karnataka) is an Indian environmental and social activist based in the state of Karnataka.
S. Ramakrishnan (activist) S. Ramakrishnan (எஸ்.ராமகிருஷ்ணன்; born 1954) is the founder president of Amar Seva Sangam, Ayikudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
Sadia Dehlvi Sadia Dehlvi (born 1957) is a Delhi-based media person, activist, writer and a columnist with the daily newspaper, the Hindustan Times, and frequently published in Frontline Urdu, Hindi and Engl...
Salem Nanjundaiah Subba Rao Dr. Salem Nanjundaiah Subba Rao (usually shortened to Dr. S. N. Subba Rao) is a well known Gandhian and is the founder of the National Youth Project of India.
Sampat Pal Devi The Gulabi gang (from Hindi गुलाबी gulabī, "pink") is a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists originally from Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, but reported to be active across North Indi...
Sanjay Ghose Sanjoy Ghose (সঞ্জয় ঘোষ) (7 December 1959 – 4 July 1997) was an Indian rural development activist known for his pioneering contributions to community health and development media.
Satish Shetty Satish Shetty (July 21, 1970 – January 13, 2010), popularly known as "Satish", was an Indian social activist, noted for exposing many land scams in Maharashtra.
Satpal Dang Satpal Dang (1920 - June 15, 2013) was an Amritsar based Communist leader.
Satyam Patel Satyam Patel (Gujarati: સત્યમ્ પટેલ) (August 4, 1932 – January 14, 2005) was a social worker and activist for the cause of labourers, farmers, untouchables and religious unity in the western sta...
Satyananda Stokes Satyananda Stokes (16 August 1882 - 14 May 1946) was an American who settled in India and participated in the Indian Freedom Movement.
Shabnam Virmani Shabnam Virmani, is a documentary film maker and artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore since 2002.Co-founder of the Drishti Media Arts and Human Ri...
Shaheen Mistri Shaheen Mistri is an Indian social activist and founder of education initiative Akanksha Foundation and Teach for India.
Shaheen Mistry Shaheen Mistri is an Indian social activist and educator.
Shantha Sinha Prof. Shantha Sinha is an anti-child labour activist of international reputation.
Shanti Bhushan Shanti Bhushan (born 11 November 1925 Allahabad, United Provinces) is a former Law Minister of India holding office at the Ministry of Law and Justice from 1977 to 1979 in the Morarji Desai Ministry.
Shayama Chona Shayama Chona (श्यामा चोना; born 12 August 1942) is the Founder-President of Tamana Association (estb.
Shazia Ilmi Shazia Ilmi is an Indian politician and social activist.
Shenoi Goembab Waman Raghunath Shennoi Varde Valaulikar known popularly as Shenoi Goembab was a noted Konkani writer and activist.
Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty Kundra (Nee Shetty) (born June 8, 1975) is an Indian film actress and model.
Shiv Khera Shiv Khera (Hindi: शिव खेड़ा) is an Indian author of self-help books and activist.
Shri Harish Kumar Gangawar Shri Harish Kumar Gangawar was Member of Parliament in the seventh Lok Sabha from Pilibhit Constituency elected in 1980 on Indian National Congress ticket ticket.
Shri Mohan Swarup Shri Mohan Swarup (18 February 1918 - June 15, 1978) was Member of Parliament in the second (1957), third (1962), fourth (1971) and fifth Lok Sabha on Praja Socialist Party's ticket and again f...
Shriram Sharma Acharya Pandit Sriram Sharma Acharya (September 20, 1911 – June 2, 1990) was an Indian seer, sage, a prominent philosopher, a visionary of the New Golden Era, and the Founder of the All World Gaya...
Sitaram Yechury Sitaram Yechury (born August 12, 1952) is an Indian politician and one of the communist leaders in the country.
Sohan Singh Josh Sohan Singh Josh(1898-1982), was an Indian communist activist and freedom fighter.
Srijan Pal Singh Srijan Pal Singh is an Indian author, public speaker, social entrepreneur, activist and a leader.
Subhadra Joshi Subhadra Joshi (nee Datta) (March 23, 1919 – October 30, 2003) was a noted Indian freedom activist, politician and parliamentarian from Indian National Congress.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal Subhash Chandra Agrawal (born 10 January 1950) is an Indian businessman and right to information activist.
Subhash Mendhapurkar Subhash Mendhapurkar (born: Solapur, Maharashtra) is an Indian social activist based in the state of Himachal Pradesh, active in the fields of Women Self-reliance, Rural Self governance, Rural H...
Subhash Ware Subhash Ware is an Indian social activist and politician of Aam Aadmi Party.
Subramanian Swamy Dr. Subramanian Swamy (born 15 September 1939) is an Indian academician, politician, activist and economist.
Subramaniya Siva Subramaniya Siva (4 October 1884 - 23 July 1925) was an Indian freedom fighter and prolific writer.
Sugathakumari Sugathakumari (born January 3, 1934) is an Indian poet and activist, who has been at the forefront of environmental and feminist movements in Kerala, South India.
Suman Sahai Suman Sahai is an Indian activist and the founder of Gene Campaign.
Sunderlal Bahuguna Sunderlal Bahuguna (born 9 January 1927) is a noted Garhwali environmentalist, Chipko movement leader and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha.
Sunil Dutta Dr. Sunil Dutta was born and raised in Jaipur, India.
Sunil Verma Sunil Verma (1972 − 16 August 2006), himself a victim, was a campaigner for the rights of victims affected by the Bhopal disaster, the deadliest industrial disaster as of 2007.
Sunita Narain Sunita Narain is an Indian environmentalist and political activist as well as a major proponent of the Green concept of sustainable development.
Surendra Srivastava Surendra Srivastava born on 18 August 1958 in Delhi, India, led Lok Satta Movement (Aandolan) in Maharashtra.
Suryanarayana (Bajrang Dal) Suryanarayana is the current state convener of the Karnataka branch of the Bajrang Dal, an Indian Hindu youth organisation.
Swami Keshwanand Swami Keshwanand (1883-1972) was an Indian freedom fighter and social reformer.
Swami Ramdev Swami Ramdev (स्वामी रामदेव), born Ram Krishna, is a Hindu Yogi, and National Activist.
Teji Bachchan Teji Bachchan (ਤੇਜੀ ਬਚੱਨ (Gurmukhi), تیجی بچن (Shahmukhi); तेजी बच्चन) (12 August 1914 – 21 December 2007), the wife of Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and mother...
Thol. Thirumavalavan Thirumavalavan or Thol. Thirumavalavan (born 17 August 1962), is Dalit activist, Member of Parliament in 15th Lok Sabha and the current President of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (...
Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel (October 22, 1903 – June 3, 1994) was the founder of the Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union in 1946, and later the Amul co-operative movement in...
Triveni Acharya Triveni Acharya is an Indian journalist and activist living in Mumbai, best known for her work with the anti-sex-trafficking group the Rescue Foundation.
Usha Ganguly Usha Ganguly is an Indian theatre director-actor and activist, most known for her work in Hindi theatre in Kolkata in 1970s and 1980s.
V. K. Krishna Menon Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon (3 May 1896 – 6 October 1974) was an Indian nationalist, diplomat and statesman, described as the second most powerful man in India by Time magazine and ...
V. Prakash Veeramalla Prakash Rao (born 15 January 1958) is an Indian activist and founder of Telangana Vimochana Samithi, an organisation fighting for the separate statehood for Telangana region.
Valambal Valambal also known as Maniammal as an Indian social activist who fought against capitalism in Thanjavur district.
Varun Gandhi Feroze Varun Gandhi (born 13 March 1980) is an Indian politician, he is a member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament of India, representing the Pilibhit constituency.
Vidyaben Shah Vidyaben Shah (विद्याबेन शाह,) (born 1923) is a leading Indian social worker and activist known for her work with children, women and the elderly in India.
Vijay anand (MSK) Vijay Anand (விஜய் ஆனந்த்: ; 1969 - ), is a noted Indian politician and social reformer.
Vijay Anand (politician) Vijay Anand (விஜய் ஆனந்த்: 1969 -), is a social reformer and anti-corruption crusader keen on promoting cleanpolitics.
Vineet Narain Vineet Narain (born 1956) is a prominent Indian journalist, anti-corruption activist and conservator of heritage.
Vineet Soni Vineet Soni is a plant conservation biotechnologist and the founder of the "Save Guggul Movement", a community-based conservation effort to conserve threatened plant species, particularly guggul.
Vinoba Bhave Vinoba Bhave (Marathi: विनोबा भावे), Vinayak Narahari Bhave (September 11, 1895 - November 15, 1982) often called Acharya (Sanskrit for teacher), was an Indian advocate of nonviolen...
Vishal Mangalwadi Vishal Mangalwadi (born 1949) is an Indian Christian philosopher, writer, lecturer, and social reformer.
Vivek Velankar Vivek Velankar is a Right to Information (RTI) activist from Pune, India.
Wahiduddin Khan Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (born January 1, 1925) is a noted Islamic scholar and peace activist.
Yogesh Pratap Singh Yogesh Pratap Singh (born 1959) is a former uncorrupt officer in the police force of India who left to become a lawyer and activist in Mumbai.