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Read about famous Indian sportsmen and filmmakers


India has produced several great sportsmen and filmmakers who have brought smile on the face of ordinary Indian by the sheer magic of their art. These person have achieved great feats and in the process given something to an ordinary Indian to cheer about. Here is a brief profile of great Indian sportsmen and filmmakers.

Tenzing Norgay
Tenzing Norgay was a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer. Tenzing Norgay created history on May 29, 1953, when he and Sir Edmund Hillary became the first men to conquer Mount Everest.

Mata Amritanandamayi is a great spiritual leader, who is affectionately known as 'Amma' by her followers. People have a lot of reverence for her. She was born as Sudhamani on 27th September1953 in a small village of Parayakadavu. Also called the "hugging saint" by the people, she is a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul.

Mirabai was a well known Hindu mystical poetess, whose writings are praised all over. It is said that, she was a disciple of Shri Guru Ravidas. She is famous for her bhajan compositions. She wrote nearly 1300 prayer songs. Most of her compositions were written in the praise of Lord Krishna.

Sister Nivedita
Born as Margaret Elizabeth Noble, she was more popularly known as sister Nivedita. She was an Anglo-Irish social worker, who was one amongst the many disciples of Swami Vivekananda. She came across Swami Vivekananda in the year 1895 in London. It was the Swami, who called her by the name "Nivedita".

Begum Hazrat Mahal
Begum Hazrat Mahal was the wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. She was a real graceful lady, whose beauty had an unbeatable charm. She was also known as the Begum of Awadh. When her husband was exiled to Calcutta (now Kolkata), she took the responsibility of managing the affairs of the state of Awadh in her own hands.

Rani Lakshmi Bai
Rani Lakshmi Bai was the queen of the princely state of Jhansi, which is located on the northern side of India. She was one of the most leading personalities of the first war of India's independence that started in 1857. In this article, we will present you with the biography of Rani Lakshmibai, who was an epitome of bravery and courage.

M G Ranade
Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade was a judge, politician, writer cum reformer of India. He belonged to the very first batch of students in Bombay University who acquired the B.A. degree in the year 1862 and then again L.L.B. from the Government Law School in the year 1866.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was person of many parts. She was freedom fighter, social activist, actor, politician, etc all rolled into one. But above everything, she is remembered for her phenomenal role in reviving the traditional handicrafts of India during the post independence era.

Shakuntala Devi
Shakuntala Devi is an outstanding calculating prodigy of India. On June 18 in 1980, she again solved the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 x 2,465,099,745,779 randomly picked up by the computer department of Imperial College in London.

Admiral S M Nanda
The name S M Nanda arouses mixed feelings in the minds of people in India and around the world. While on one hand Admiral S M Nanda had a lucrative career as the Chief of the Naval Staff in the Indian Navy, bringing home victory for his country at the end of the Indo - Pak war, the last few years of his life did not show the Admiral in a favorable light.

General K.M Cariappa
Kodandera Madappa Cariappa to Indian army is what Sachin Tendulkar is to Indian cricket. Revered by the Indian and foreign citizens alike, K.M Cariappa, affectionately known as Kipper, is a figure of resilience and eternal patriotism. He is solidity personified! With a military career that spanned over three decades and providing selfless service to the nation until death; he's a "seen it all done it all" man.

Field Marhsal Sam Manekshaw
It was during the World War II that a young captain in the 4/12 Frontier Force regiment, Indian Army, was leading his battalion as a Company Commander against the invading Japanese. A raging battle on the Sittang Bridge near Sittang River in Myanmar kept both the sides on their toes. The young company commander, even though severely injured with multiple wounds in the

Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen, the recipient of the Nobel Prize and the Bharat Ratna Puruskar, is definitely one of the most treasured Indian citizens. He has brought in innumerable changes, revolutionized and challenged existing thought patterns and beliefs in economics and related fields. He claims to have had the roots of his education at Santiniketan.

Bachendri Pal
Bachendri Pal earned a coveted place for herself in Indian history by becoming the first Indian woman to summit the Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world. A free-willing, fearless, and adventure-loving girl, Bachendri always dreamt of being a mountaineer. By dint of her hard work and sheer determination,

Dipak .C. Jain
Dipak .C. Jain is a noted educationist and a Dean of INSEAD, the international business school. He was also the former Dean of Kellogg School of Management. With more than twenty years of association with the Kellogg School of Management, he enjoyed his days in the institute as a professor, deputy dean and then as dean.

E. Sreedharan
Elattuvalapilan Sreedharan is an Indian advocate of technocracy who is famous for the completion of both the Konkan Railway and Delhi Metro Rail projects within the given budget and well on time. He is amongst the top leading celebrities in the Project Management sector and is popularly known

J. N. Bhagwati
J. N. Bhagwati is a famous Indian economist, best f�ted for his research work on International Trade and his advocacy of free trade. His contributions in the field of economics have been very substantial. An economic expert and a member on the advisory board for the United Nations and WTO, J. N Bhagwati's feats in the realms

Kalpana Chawla
Kalpana Chawla was India's first women aeronautical engineer to travel into space. She has been a role model to several women in terms of achievement and contributions to the field of aeronautics. Growing up in a male dominant society, Kalpana never let her dreams of flying be affected in any way.

Meghnad Desai
Meghnad Desai is a famous development economist and an active Labour politician, who is associated with number of prestigious originations. Born and educated in India, the talent of Desai remained noticeable even from his childhood. After receiving his PhD at young age, he worked in number of institutes and organizations.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Montek Singh Ahluwalia is a prominent Indian economist who has served the country in various departments. Recently, he was appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission by the ruling UPA Government. Montek Singh is considered as the brain behind the successful Governance of the country.

Raghuram Rajan
Raghuram Rajan is among those few Indian economists who took the risk of criticizing the US financial System at the prime of his career (early 2000s) and warned the concerned people regarding its potential catastrophes. Studying in India and abroad, Raghuram Rajan gained a wealth of experience, which gave him a broad

Rakesh Sharma
During the mid-80's, Rakesh Sharma proved to be a pioneer in the field of piloting. He was the first Indian to venture into space and bring a new perspective into the country. It was almost 26 years ago that since Rakesh undertook that historical journey to space, although it is still remembered among the people.

Ram Jethmalani
Genius, flamboyant and contentious is some of the words that can be commonly used to describe Ram Jethmalani's life and career. But being a renowned politician and lawyer, also comes with being involved in many controversies. Despite the severe criticism that Jethmalani has faced, he is still one of the shrewdest

Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is a personal management expert and his leadership style is a source of inspiration for individuals and organizations all over the world as he influences them to live as leaders and realize their potentials. He is also a highly in demand speaker and seminar leader. In a world which is over populated with self-help

Romesh Chunder Dutt
Romesh Chunder Dutt was a famous Bengali writer, civil servant, linguist, economist and translator of Indian epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. He is better known as the historical novelist of Bengal. After clearing the Indian Civil Service Exam, Dutt dedicated himself to serving the people of India.