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Famous Athletes from India

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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 Ramesh Tendulkar ( (listen); born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian international...  more
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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni (pronunciation born 7 July 1981), commonly known as MS Dhoni, is an...  more
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    Sourav Chandidas Ganguly ( (listen); born 8 July 1972), affectionately known as Dada (meaning...  more
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    Virender Sehwag pronunciation (born 20 October 1978) is a former Indian cricketer. Widely...  more
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    Virat Kohli (pronunciation ; born 5 November 1988) is an Indian cricketer who currently...  more
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    Rahul Sharad Dravid ( (listen); born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain...  more
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    Kapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj (pronunciation ; born 6 January 1959) is a former Indian cricketer....  more
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    Anil Kumble (pronunciation ; born 17 October 1970) is a former Indian cricket coach, cricket...  more
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    Sunil Manohar Gavaskar pronunciation (born 10 July 1949), often known as Sunny Gavaskar, is a...  more
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    Gautam Gambhir (pronunciation ; born 14 October 1981) is an Indian politician and former...  more
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    Suresh Kumar Raina (pronunciation ; born 27 November 1986) is an Indian international...  more
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    Sania Mirza (Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈsaːnɪaː ˈmɪrzaː]; born 15 November 1986) is an...  more
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    Ravichandran Ashwin (pronunciation ; born 17 September 1986) is an Indian international...  more
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    Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman (pronunciation ; born 1 November 1974), commonly known as VVS...  more
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    Mithali Raj

    Mithali Dorai Raj (born 3 December 1982) is an Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian...  more
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    Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja (born 6 December 1988), commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja, is...  more
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    Harbhajan Singh Plaha (pronunciation ; born 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India), commonly...  more
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    Shikhar Dhawan (born 5 December 1985) is an Indian international cricketer. A left-handed...  more
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    Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha (born 27 June 1964) is a retired Indian track and field...  more
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    Karnam Malleswari (born 1 June 1975) is a retired Indian weightlifter. She is the first Indian...  more
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    Jyotirmoyee Sikdar is an Indian politician and sportwoman. Shes erved as a Member of...  more
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    Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for...  more
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    Zaheer Khan (born 7 October 1978) is an Indian former cricketer who played all forms of the...  more
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    Bishan Singh Bedi pronunciation (born 25 September 1946) is a former Indian cricketer who was...  more
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    Anju Bobby George (born 19 April 1977) is an Indian athlete. Anju Bobby George made history...  more