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Ready your wickets for a list of the most popular, renowned, and famous athletes from India. This list includes the most notable athletes from India, along with photos when available. This list of Indian athletes is alphabetical, and includes many of the most famous Indian sports personalities of all time.

With this resource, you can answer the question "Which famous athletes are from India?" This is the ideal list for you if you've ever asked, "Who are the great Indian athletes?"

You can click on the names of the famous athletes of India in order to get more information about each one. This list below has everyone from Francis Fernandes to Unmukt Chand to Mumbai-born cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. You can use the athletes in this factual list to create a new list or, if you're a big international sports fan, find players who are new to you.

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Sachin Tendulkar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and by many as the greatest batsman of all time. He took up cricket ...more

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats. An attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and ...more

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Sourav Ganguly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada is a former Indian-Bengali cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of ...more

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Virender Sehwag is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Virender Sehwag is an Indian cricketer. An aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler, he played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the ...more

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Virat Kohli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer. A right-handed middle-order batsman, he is the captain of the Indian Test team. He captained the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup ...more

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Rahul Dravid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Born in a Marathi family, he started playing cricket at the age ...more

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Kapil Dev is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj, better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Named by Wisden as the Indian ...more

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Anil Kumble is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Anil Radhakrishna Kumble is a former international cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. A right-arm leg spin bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the ...more

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Sunil Gavaskar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Sunil Manohar "Sunny" Gavaskar is an Indian former cricketer who played during the 1970s and 1980s for the Bombay cricket team and Indian national team. Widely regarded as one of the ...more

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Gautam Gambhir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Gautam Gambhir is an Indian international cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman who plays domestic cricket for Delhi, and captains Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He ...more

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Suresh Raina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Suresh Raina is an Indian cricketer. He is an attacking left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in all forms of domestic cricket and is the ...more

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Sania Mirza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Sania Mirza is a professional Indian tennis player, and as of 13 April 2015, the No. 1 doubles player in the world. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the ...more

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Ravichandran Ashwin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian international cricketer who is currently ranked as the number two Test all-rounder in the World. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. He ...more

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V. V. S. Laxman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman commonly known as V. V. S. Laxman, is a former Indian cricketer. Laxman represented Hyderabad in domestic cricket and played for Lancashire in English county ...more

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Mithali Raj is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Mithali Raj is the captain of the Indian Women's cricket team.

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Ravindra Jadeja is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja is a professional cricketer. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. Jadeja represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket and ...more

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Harbhajan Singh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Harbhajan Singh is a film director.

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Shikhar Dhawan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler. He played for the Indian Under-17 and Under-19 teams and was ...more

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P. T. Usha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha, popularly known as P. T. Usha, is an Indian track and field athlete from the state of Kerala. P. T. Usha has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. ...more

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Karnam Malleswari is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Karnam Malleswari is an Indian weightlifter. During her ten years career, she has won 11 gold and three silver medals besides the prestigious Olympic bronze. She has been the National Champion ...more

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Jyotirmoyee Sikdar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar was a Member of Parliament, India representing Krishnagar of West Bengal in the 14th Lok Sabha. She is affiliated to the Communist Party of India. She contested the ...more

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Rohit Sharma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Rohit Gurunath Sharma born 30 April 1987 is an Indian cricketer. . He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. He is the ...more

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Zaheer Khan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Zaheer Khan is an Indian cricketer who has been a member of the Indian cricket team since 2000. He also played for Worcestershire in County Cricket and plays for Mumbai and Delhi Daredevils in ...more

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Bishan Singh Bedi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Bishan Singh Bedi is a former Indian cricketer who was primarily a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He played Test cricket for India from 1966 to 1979 and formed part of the famous Indian spin ...more

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Anju Bobby George is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from India
Anju Bobby George is an Indian athlete. Anju Bobby George made history when she won the bronze medal in Long Jump at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris. With this achievement, ...more