P e r s o n a l i t i e s   o f   I n d i a

Biographies of
Great Indians

We present here, biographies of great men and
women from India (Bharat). This list is
by no means complete. This list is
being continually updated.

The People of India
Freedom Fighters
Great Kings
Gods & Goddesses
Sages,Rushis & Saints
Scientists & Philosophers
Great  Devotees
Great Poets
Great Leaders
Great Personalities

Biographies of Other great men and women from India :

Sister Nivedita,
Rammanohar Lohia
Raja Rammohan Roy,
Veer Abhimanyu,
Madhanlal Dhingra,
Dr.Ananda K.Coomaraswamy,
Madana Mohana Malaviya
Dhondo Keshava Karve,
Nandalal Bose,
Keshava Baliram Hedgewar

Jhansi Lakshmi Bai,
Keladi Chennamma,

Great Scientists-
Homi Bhabha,
Sathyendranath Bose,
Birbal Sahani,
Vikrama Sarabhai,

Sri Krishna

Sages,Rushis & Saints-
Swami Vivekananda,
Dayananda Saraswathi 
Veda Vyasa,
Ramana Maharshi,
Ramasingh Kuka,
Samartha Ramadas,
Narayana Guru

Great Poets-
Bankim Chandra,
Maharshi Valmiki,
Tenali Ramakrishna.

Great Devotees-
Mahatma Gandhi 
Mother Teresa 
Gautam Buddha 
Jawaharlal Nehru 
Subhash Chandra Bose 
Rabindranath Tagore 
Lal Bahadur Shastri 
Indira Gandhi 
Sri Aurobindo 
Swami Vivekananda 
Mirza Ghalib 
Ashoka The Great 
Guru Nanak 


Indian Film Personalities
Film Personalities
Religious Thinkers
Social Reformers
Literary Figures
Rani Laxmi Bai
Subhas Chandra Bose
Mahatma Gandhi
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Bhikaji Cama
Mother Terasa
Calare Barton
The Importent Sikh personalites of past
Great Indian Bangali personalities
Great indian Film personalites
Personalities of India
Film- S. Santaram
Film- S. Santaram
Sayad Shihab
Freedom Fighters
Great Kings
Sages, Rushis & Saints
Gods & Goddesses

Ghosh, Amitav
Narayan, R. K.
Roy, Arundhati
Rushdie, Salman
Anita Desai
Fairy Tales
Pandit Jasraj   - Pandit Jasraj is a renowned Hindustani classical vocalist. Read about his genesis as a singer and his gharana (a particular style of rendition/performing).
Prem Jullundry   - A profile of Prem Jullundry, Punjabi playwright and comedy king. You can contact him for more.
R K Narayan   - Profile of R. K. Narayan and his works.
Rabindranath Tagore   - Read a brief biography of Rabindranath Tagore, the author of India's National Anthem, poet, writer, dramatist, painter and more. See some samples of his prolific output.
Rabindranath Tagore   - Presents a short biography of Rabindranath Tagore. Also provides links to conversations with Einstein and H.G. Wells, selected poems and quotations.
Rajagopalachari Chakravarty   - Information on the first Indian Governor General of India who was recipient of the Bharat Ratna.


Mahatma Gandhiji
Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal
Mahatma Gandhi
The Mahatma Gandhi Foundation
Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 
Gandhiji, his biography.
Letters by Gandhiji
EHRU-Lots of pictures of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
India's Freedom : Jawaharlal Nehru-About Tryst with destiny & Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Rabindranath Tagore: Brief Biography and links-A brief outline of his life & links to Tagore sites, his writings, Shantiniketan etc.
Subhash Chandra Bose- About the great  Indian freedom fighter from Calcutta.
The great Maratha Warrior.- A brief outline of Chatrapatti Shivaji Maharaj.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 
-Information on the brave Indian freedom fighter of  India.
Dr.Ambedkar, Vallabhai Patel , Lal Bahadur Shastri.-Find out about Indian freedom fighters & Other famous personalities like Dr.Ambedkar, Vallabhai Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa & Others
Ashoka, The Great.-A brief biography of Ashoka, the Great Ruler & the Kalinga war.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak -From childhood to freedom struggle, to his campaigning slogan 'Swaraj is my birthright'
Bose, Netaji Subhas Chandra-The founder of the Indian National Army.
Mahavira & Jainism.-Know more about this great revered saint of the Jain religion.
Rabindranath Tagore.-The great poet, philosopher, playright & Freedom fighter.
Rabindranth Tagore- Poems by Tagore.
Shri Aurobindo-A brief outline of Shri Aurobindo.
Mother Teresa-Her teachings, life, spirituality.
Indira Gandhi-A brief sketch about her.
Rajiv Gandhi-A brief outline of the late prime minister of India.
Sarojini Naidu.-Also Known as the Nightingale of India.
Vallabhai Patel.-A brief outline of Shri Vallabhai Patel.
Gautam Buddha-A brief sketch on Gautam Buddha,also known as' the enlightened one'.
Swami Vivekananda-Poems by Swami Vivekananda

Great Leaders-
Lal Bahadur Shastri,
Lala Lajpat Rai,
Motilal Nehru,
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar,
M.S. Golwalkar
Sardar Patel ,
Bal Gangadhar Tilak,
Ramaprasad Bismil ,
Bhagath Singh,
Khudiram Bose,
Tatia Tope,
Ashfaqulla Khan,
Madame Cama.
TIHAAS.COM - India's Premier Site on Indian History. Find out about Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, Independent India, British rule in India, India's freedom struggle, Freedom fighters of India and more.
SWARAJ.NET-Site dedicated to freedom fighters of India. Lots of information on the freedom struggle, Indian freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit  Nehru, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad etc
Freedom Fighters of India-Comprehensive information on Indian Freedom Fighters.
Indian Independence-Indian  Resources, Freedom Fighters, 50th Anniversary  etc
Meghadutam   - A play by Kalidasa, translated into English by H.H.Wilson.
Mira Bai, Rajput Princess   - A sample of Mira Bai's devotional poems in Hindi, with links to related sites.
Mother Teresa   - Logon to this site for pictures and speeches of Mother Teresa in real audio with information about her life.
Mother Teresa   - A site devoted to Mother Teresa, and her Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. The site has a little information and some pictures of her and the other nuns at work.
N. Chandrababu Naidu   - He is the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, and is extremely techno-savvy. On his site you will get information on his achievements, government, etcetera.
Namita Bodaji - Bharatnatyam Dancer   - With a passion for dance, Namita Bodaji has performed Bharatnatyam extensively. Her webpage has a brief biography, a link to her resume page and contact address.
Narmad   - A look at the works of Narmad, a 19th century Gujarati writer and speaker as well as Chandrakant Shah, a contemporary man of Gujarati letters.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose   - For a profile of the noted freedom fighter with a photo gallery and an album section both featuring pictures. The site can be viewed in Bengali and English.
Nirad C. Chaudhari   - Profile of Nirad C. Chaudhari & links to his works in Bengali & English. Some of the Linked sites under construction.
Padmabhushan Sonal Mansingh   - One of India's foremost classical Odissi dancers and recipient of 'Padma Bhushan.' You will find information on her performances, the awards she has received and more.
Rathore - Fashion Designer   - A fashion designer who mixes old-fashioned workmanship with modern ideas. See samples of his designs of clothes, furnishings and other objects.
Rekha Tandon   - Rekha is an Odissi dancer teaching dance through Yoga and movement analysis. Text and images are scanned from brochures and is of poor quality.
Rooshikumar Pandya   - A communicator, trainer and human resources expert, he has trained over 50,000 people in aspects of communication and behavioral skills. Read about his mission.
S. Mallika Badrinath   - A brief biographical account of this culinary expert who has written and published many books on cookery. You can find a list of her books here and ordering instructions.
Salman Rushdie   - Provides links to Salman Rushdie's works, interviews, speeches.
Sanjay Dodani   - A portfolio specialist who believes in bringing out the best in the models he photographs. You can see samples of his work categorised by male and female models.
Sant Dnyaneshwar   - A profile of Dnyaneshwar. His work, a translation of the Bhagvad Gita, is considered to be a first in Marathi literature.
Sarat Chandra Chatterjee   - A profile of Sarat Chandra and his works.
Shobha De   - Shoba De, a contemporary Indian writer, presents her works and thoughts.
Shovana Narayan   - One of India's premier Kathak Dancers, she has also acted in some unusual films. Find out about her choreographed works and Kathak in general.
Shri Harvinder Singh   - If sitar is your passion, you will find echoes in the site of Harvinder Singh, who plays with a passion. You can read more about him here.
Smt Saroja & Smt Lalitha   - Renowned Carnatic music artists who have given innumerable performances. Learn more about them, their career graph and tours and concerts.
Sonia Gandhi   - Saga Of Service' is a book on Sonia Gandhi written by Shubha Raj Mishra, Journalist and Yashpal Singh Chauhan. You can read excerpts of the book here.
Sri Sarada Devi   - Contains words of Sri Sarada Devi illustrating her compassion for the suffering. You can view the same in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Sri Swami Vivekananda   - Site contains quotes of Swami Vivekananda with translations in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian languages. Read what others have written on Swamiji.
Sudha Ragunathan   - Sudha is a young but well respected and recognised vocalist in the Carnatic music tradition. Read about her. Find out if she's singing in your city sometime.
Sujatha   - Tips on writing short stories in Tamil.
Sundara Ramaswamy   - Poet, short story writer and critic who has made a mark in Tamil literature. Read an interview with him and samples of his poetry and short stories.
Sundri   - On-line translation of a novel set in the last days of the Mughal dynasty. It depicts how the Sikhs survived and rescued girls from their Muslim captors.
Swami Narayanananda   - Looks at Swami Narayanananda who attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi or Superconscious State. Has written authoritative books on Yoga, religion and psychology.
Swami Vivekananda   - Excerpts of a letter and a speech made by Swami Vivekananda are all this webpage has. For more on him, check out the links given at the bottom of the page.
The Wise Roy Of Indian Writing   - An interview with Arundhathi Roy.
Tipu Sultan   - Comprehensive information on the life of Tipu Sultan, Chronology of events, his messages and missions and a Picture Gallery and a Tour Guide.
Tipu Sultan   - Focuses on the times of the rule of Tipu Sultan with a facility for viewing the same in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
U. Shrinivas   - A spotlight on mandolin player, U. Shrinivas, who played Carnatic Music and attained recognition and success at a very early age.
Udai Mazumdar   - A look at tabla player, Udai Mazumdar, of the Benares Gharana, equally adept both as a soloist as well as an accompanist.
Uddhav Bal Thackeray   - A profile of Uddhav Bal Thackeray, a photographer who was a student of the J.J. Institute of Applied Art and whose site contains a good photo gallery.
Urdu Home Page Of Badr Sarmast   - Provides links to various Urdu poets. Poetry both in English and Urdu.
Usha Shah   - A profile of Usha Shah, a renowned Mehendi artist whose has been appreciated by several leading newspapers and magazines.
Acharya Vinoba Bhave   - Provides a brief profile of Acharya Vinoba Bhave.

Allamah Iqbal   - Profiles a leading light of Urdu poetry, who got the title Shayer-e-Mashrik (the poet of the East). Also contains excerpts from some of his poems.
Amir Khusro   - Brief Chronology of Amir Khusro's life and times with some selections from his poetry.
Amitav Ghosh   - A profile of Amitav Ghosh and his works.
Anavariyum Ponkurisum   - A short story by Vaikom Muhammed Basher translated into English from Malayalam, by Thomas Palakeel.
Anita Desai   - Provides a profile of Anita Desai. Also gives links to briefs of her books.
Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh   - Presents a snapshot of Aravinda Ghosh with excerpts from his book Savitri.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak   - Provides information on Bal Gangadhar Tilak and his struggle for Indian independence.
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee   - A profile of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and his works
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee   - A look at Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, better known for his song Bande Mataram which became the national song.
Bejan Daruwalla   - Logon to this site for information and predictions of Bejan Daruwalla.
Bhagat Singh   - A profile of Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who was smiling just before he was hanged to death.
Bharat Darshan   - A Hindi literary magazine on the net, contains short stories and poems. Poems can also be heard over the net.
Bhulabhai Desai   - Information on Bhulabhai Desai, a lawyer politician whose wealth led to the creation of Bhulabhai Memorial Institute.
Bidhan Chandra Roy   - Profile of Bidhan Chandra Roy who is also a recipient of the Bharat Ratna.
Bipin Chandra Pal   - Provides a profile of Bipin Chandra Pal, a teacher, journalist, writer and librarian who started the journal Bande Mataram .
Chandrababu Naidu Fan Club   - Site dedicated to Chandrababu Naidu with his information, acheivements and a photo gallery.
Chittranjan Das   - A profile of the lawyer and journalist who along with Arvinda Ghosh founded the famous journal Bande Mataram.
Dadabhai Naoroji   - Presents a profile of Dadabhai Naoroji.
Devi Mahasweta   - A spotlight on Magsaysay award winner, Devi Mahasweta, a journalist and writer. Also contains citation, awardee's response and biography.
Dewang Mehta   - Information on the president of NASSCOM.
Dr Abraham T. Kovoor.   - Free thinker, rationalist and psychiatrist from Kerala.
Dr. Annie Besant   - A look at a foreigner who made India her home and started the paper New India.
Dr. U.R. Anantha Murthy   - A profile of U.R. Anantha Murthy, a Kannada short story writer.
Ethics Of The Literature Of India   - A synopsis of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Jataka Tales and Panchatantra. A treasured find for story tellers!
Ganesh And Kumaresh   - Carnatic Violin Duo completed 25 years in the world of music.
Gauri Karekar   - Logon for information on Gauri Karekar.
Ghatam V. Suresh   - Carnatic Music Teacher and Artist.
Gopinath Munde   - Sections like greetings, roots, future, IT vision, testimonials, faqs, album and bouquets.
Govind Ballabh Pant   - Presents information on lawyer and freedom fighter, Govind Ballabh Pant.
Guru Dutt-Geeta Dutt   - Two great artistes who were legends in their own field.
Ian Pereira   - Food Photographer and Industrial Photographer.
India Survey   - Lists profiles of famous philosophers, freedom fighters, Thinkers, Business leaders
Indians On The Net   - Information on Indians registered with 123 india.com
Iqbal Allamah   - A profile of Iqbal Allamah, an Urdu poet and Indian freedom fighter.
Isvar Chandra Gupta   - Brief on Isvar Chandra Gupta and his works.
Jambudvipa - Indology & Sanskrit Studies   - A treasured find for those interested in learning more about India's ancient culture. It's Set up by an Italian…by the way!!!
Javed Akhtar   - Famous Script Writer, Lyricist and Poet.
Jawaharlal Nehru   - Profiles Jawaharlal Nehru who was the first Prime Minister of Independent India and authored the book The Discovery Of India.
Jivananda Das   - A profile of the Jivananda Das. Links are provided to some of his works translated into English as well as the original Bengali ones.
Kadri Gopalnath   - Carnatic music player crowned as Saxophone Chakravathy.
Kamala Das   - Contains a profile of Kamala Das, issues dealt in her poems, sample of her work and links to related sites.
Karaikudi R.Mani & Smt.Rajeswari Sainath   - Profiles of K.R. Mani, an acclaimed mridangam (Carnatic percussion instrument) player and Rajeswari Sainath, a talented Bharatnatyam dancer, information on the music magazine and more.
Kazi Nazrul Islam   - A brief profile on Kazi Nazrul Islam, a bengali poet.
Kovilan Home Page   - Provides information on Kovilan, a Malayalam author. Also gives links to his works in Malayalam and English.
Laila Rouass   - A former Channel [V] video jockey, model and actress. Here you will find some sketchy information and many photographs of her (some with the webpage host).
Lalgudi G.J.R.Krishnan & Vijayalakshmi   - Profiles of these violin playing (Carnatic music) siblings, with information on their awards and titles, pictures and press reviews. Music can be downloaded.
Laxmikant Pyarelal   - One of the most successful music director duo's of Hindi films, the site has information, lyrics, song list and film list of songs they have scored the music for.
Literary Survey Of 20th Century Malayalam   - A brief history of the Malayalam language, some literary works. Provides interesting reading!
M.F. Hussain   - M.F. Hussain's official website, where you can read a life sketch and the controversies surrounding him, see a gallery of his works and even buy his serigraphs online.
Madhu Sapre   - An Indian beauty queen who almost became Miss Universe, this site features information about this attractive woman with some good photographs.
Mahatma Gandhi   - Mohandas K. Gandhi, preacher of nonviolent protest and religious tolerance. Read all about him, his faith, ideas on vegetarianism, his teachings and more, on this site.
Mahatma Gandhi   - Articles by and on Mahatma Gandhi. You can see a photo gallery, read a biography and watch videos of some events, like the Dandi march and Quit India movement.
Mahatma Gandhi   - Logon for Information on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is The Father Of The Nation.
Malayalam Poets & Authors   - Profiles of some of the famous Malayalam litterateurs .
Malkit Singh   - One of the stars of Bhangra Music. Read about him and an interview with him, watch him in action and get details of his albums.
Mamata Shankar Ballet Troupe   - Mamata is an accomplished dancer, choreographer and actress. Read information on her, her ballet troupe and her illustrious family- Ravi, Uday and Amala Shankar.
Manick Sorcar   - Manick Sorcar is an animator extraordinaire and has won international acclaim. Here you can read about it, and order his products - videos, books et al. Prices in USD.
Manoobhai Doongursee   - A philanthropist, and social worker, he made great contributions to the field of education and protection and care of cows. Read a brief biography here.
Vikram Seth   - A look at Vikram Seth and his works.