Famous Athletes from India

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 Ramesh Tendulkar ( (listen); born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian international cricketer and a former captain of the Indian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest ...more
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (pronunciation born 7 July 1981), commonly known as MS Dhoni, is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to ...more
  • Sourav Chandidas Ganguly ( (listen); born 8 July 1972), affectionately known as Dada (meaning "elder brother" in Bengali), is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer and captain of the ...more
  • Virender Sehwag pronunciation (born 20 October 1978) is a former Indian cricketer. Widely regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, Sehwag played as an aggressive right-handed ...more
  • Virat Kohli (pronunciation ; born 5 November 1988) is an Indian cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best ...more
  • Rahul Sharad Dravid ( (listen); born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. He is the current Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also ...more