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India ranks 991st in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Anyang, Gyeonggi, Iwate Prefecture, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Memorable people born in India include Ānanda, Valmiki, and Kālidāsa. Memorable people who died in India include Nagarjuna, Kālidāsa, and Shantideva. India has been the birth place of many writers, and actors and the death place of many writers, and philosophers. India is located in India.

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area; the most populous country as of June 2023; and from the time of its independence in 1947, the world's most populous democracy. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. Read more on Wikipedia


Between 600 BC and 1993, India was the birth place of 14 globally memorable people, including Ānanda, Valmiki, and Kālidāsa. Additionaly, 11 globally memorable people have passed away in India including Nagarjuna, Kālidāsa, and Shantideva.

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Most individuals born in present day India were writers (5), actors (2), religious figures (1), philosophers (1), and linguists (1),  while most who died were writers (3), philosophers (2), actors (2), politicians (1), and tennis players (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in India, including Anupam Kher, and Alia Bhatt. Whereas, throughout history, writers have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day India, including Valmiki, Kālidāsa, and Vātsyāyana.


Overlapping Lives

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in India since 1700.