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List of famous writers from India, listed alphabetically with photos when available. India is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Indian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of India and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

Jayant Kaikini and A. L. Vijay are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Indian writers?" and "Which writers are from India?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of India in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in India, but they're all of India descent.

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Salman Rushdie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from India

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Mohanlal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from India
Mohanlal age 57

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Kader Khan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from India
Kader Khan age 82

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Kamal Haasan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from India
Kamal Haasan age 63

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Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from India
Ilaiyaraaja age 74

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Rajnikanth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from India
Rajnikanth age 67

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Nedumudi Venu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from India
Nedumudi Venu age 69

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Jiddu Krishnamurti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from India
Jiddu Krishnamurti Died at 91 (1895-1986)

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S. T. Joshi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from India
S. T. Joshi age 59

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Dev Anand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from India
Dev Anand Died at 88 (1923-2011)

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Mahmood Mamdani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from India

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Satyajit Ray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from India
Satyajit Ray Died at 71 (1921-1992)

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Saeed Jaffrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from India
Saeed Jaffrey age 88

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S.L. Bhyrappa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from India
S.L. Bhyrappa age 86

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Chetan Bhagat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from India
Chetan Bhagat age 44

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Mehmood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from India
Mehmood Died at 72 (1932-2004)

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Rajpal Yadav is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from India
Rajpal Yadav age 46

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Aamir Khan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from India
Aamir Khan age 52

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from India

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Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from India
Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar Died at 87 (1904-1991)

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Amitava Kumar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from India
Amitava Kumar age 54

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Kuvempu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from India
Kuvempu Died at 90 (1904-1994)

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Rakesh Roshan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from India
Rakesh Roshan age 68

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M. Govinda Pai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from India
M. Govinda Pai Died at 80 (1883-1963)

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Manjula Padmanabhan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from India

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A. N. Krishna Rao is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from India
A. N. Krishna Rao Died at 63 (1908-1971)

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D. R. Bendre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from India
D. R. Bendre Died at 85 (1896-1981)

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P. T. Narasimhachar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from India
P. T. Narasimhachar Died at 93 (1905-1998)

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Jankidas Mehra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from India
Jankidas Mehra Died at 93 (1910-2003)

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K. Shivaram Karanth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from India
K. Shivaram Karanth Died at 95 (1902-1997)

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Utpal Dutt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from India
Utpal Dutt Died at 64 (1929-1993)

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B. M. Srikantaiah is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from India
B. M. Srikantaiah Died at 62 (1884-1946)

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K. S. Nissar Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from India

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Rabindranath Tagore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from India
Rabindranath Tagore Died at 80 (1861-1941)

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G. S. Shivarudrappa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from India
G. S. Shivarudrappa Died at 87 (1926-2013)

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Raj Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from India
Raj Kapoor Died at 64 (1924-1988)

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Sreenivasan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from India
Sreenivasan age 61

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Bharat Bhushan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from India
Bharat Bhushan Died at 72 (1920-1992)

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N. T. Rama Rao is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from India
N. T. Rama Rao Died at 73 (1923-1996)

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Murali is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from India
Murali Died at 55 (1954-2009)

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Gulzar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from India
Gulzar age 83

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from India
Mahatma Gandhi Died at 79 (1869-1948)

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Manoj Kumar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from India
Manoj Kumar age 80

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Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from India

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Rajneesh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from India
Rajneesh Died at 59 (1931-1990)

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Satish Kaushik is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from India

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Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from India

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Amrita Pritam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from India
Amrita Pritam Died at 86 (1919-2005)

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Nana Patekar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from India
Nana Patekar age 66

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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from India
Deepak Chopra age 70