Sachin Tendulkar


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai, India. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the cricketing history and is renowned as The Little Master or The Master Blaster. He made his Ranji Trophy Debut at the age of 14 for the Mumbai cricket team. He is the only Indian batsman to make century in debut in Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani trophy.Sachin started his international career in 1989 against Pakistan. He is the highest run getter in ODI cricket and the second highest scorer in test matches and has scored more than 70 centuries. He is the first cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the only cricketer to receive the Padma Vibhusan in 2008.

Leander Adrian Paes

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Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian tennis player and currently features in the ATP tour in the doubles event and the Davis Cup Tournament. He was born on born June 17, 1973. Today, he is one of the most successful professional tennis players in India. At the Tennis Grand Slam events he has won several doubles and mixed doubles events. For his immense contribution to tennis in India, he was conferred with the Rajib Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1996–1997 and the Padmashri award in 2001.Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian tennis player and currently features in the ATP tour in the doubles event and the Davis Cup Tournament.

Viswanathan Anand

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Viswanathan Anand is the current World Chess Champion and an Indian chess grandmaster. He was born on December 11, 1969. He is among the four players who broke the 2800 mark of the FIDE rating list. In 1983, at the age of 15, he won the National Sub-Junior Chess Championship. Later, in 1988, he became the first Indian Grandmaster, at the age of 18. He was the first youngest Indian to win the International Master title.Anand became the first Indian to win the FIDE World Chess Championship in 2000. Besides, he has won several other prestigious chess tournaments such as Linares, Corus and Dortmund. In 2003, he won the inaugural edition of the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship.

Narain Karthikeyan


Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan was born on January 14, 1977. He is an A1GO and Formula One driver. In 1998, Karthikeyan with the Carlin Motor sport team made his debut in the British Formula Three Championship. He participated in the Formula Nippon F3000 Championship in 2001, and was ranked amongst the top ten. In the same year, he became the first Indian to ever drive an F1 car.In 2005, Karthikeyan signed the preliminary deal with Jordan Formula One team for the 2005 Formula One season, thus became India's first Formula One racing driver. On 16th December 2007, he won the A1GP of Zhuhai (China) for Team India which was India's first A1GP win.

Kapil Dev

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Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj, popularly known as Kapil Dev was born on 6 January 1959, in Chandigarh. He is a former Indian cricket player. He is regarded as the greatest all-rounder player under whose captainship, India won the first and only Cricket World Cup in 1983. He holds the record for the most Test match wickets between 1994 and 1999.As a batsman, Kapil was a natural striker who could drive and hook effectively. He was and aggressive player and often helped India to win by taking the attack to the opposition during difficult situations. For all his aptitude, he got his nickname ‘The Haryana Hurricane’ as he represented the Haryana cricket team.

Sania Mirza

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Sania Mirza was born on November 15, 1986 in Mumbai. She is an Indian tennis player. She started playing tennis at the age of six and turned professional in 2003. She is one of the highest ranked female tennis players of India. In 2005, she became the first Indian women to reach the fourth round of Grand Slam tournament.In 2004, Shania finished runner up at the Asian Tennis Championship. In 2005, she reached the third round of the Australian Open. On February 12, 2005, she became the first Indian woman to win a WTA singles title. She will represent India at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.She is recently angadet with her childhood friend and will get married soon.

P T Usha


Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha, known as P. T. Usha was born on June 27, 1964 in Kerala, India. She is a great Indian athlete and is regarded as the Queen of Indian track and field. She started her career by participating in Indian National School Games in 1979. Later she represented India in the Moscow Olympics in 1980.In 1983, Usha won her first gold medal in the Asian Track and Field Championship, in Kuwait. She won 13 gold medals at ATF championships between 1983 and 1989. She became the first Indian woman to reach the final of 400m hurdles in 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. So far, she has won 101 international medals and was honoured with the Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award in 1985.

Sunil Gavaskar

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Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, born and brought up in Mumbai is the first player to score above 10,000 runs in Test matches and has plenty of achievements to its credit. The most renowned among those is Padma Bhushan. He has been one of the best opening batsmen ever. He made a dazzling Test debut in 1971 and scored 774 runs in the first Test series against West Indies. Throughout his wonderful career, Gavaskar was known for his flawless, almost perfect technique. He brought the much needed solidity to the Indian cricket team, which often collapsed under pressure. He was truly a statistician's delight. He is the legend of Indian Cricket.