India is extremely famous for cricket no doubt about it, but there are many other sports that the country plays and is extremely famous for that as well. The list mentioned below is not just about the cricketers who are renowned across the universe but of also the other talent that the country has is extremely proud of. If we miss on something please feel free to share the names. These sports persons have made a name, and has also received the desired success and acknowledgement. There are many hidden talent in our country and thanks to movie makers who have made a biopic on them so today we know that they exist and we can feel proud about it.
Here is the list of top twenty famous sports persons of India ever.
20. Narain Karthikeyan
Narain Karthikeyan from Bangalore is a famous formula one champion. Though, he hasn’t won any award for the same but he is indeed famous and also the first and famous racing champion.
19. Rakesh Kumar
Rakesh Kumar born in a jat family, he is a famous kabaddi player and has also won an arjun award for the same. He is one of the most famous kabaddi players in the Indian team.
18. Baichung Bhutia
The famous Indian footballer in India, Baichung Bhutia is one of the most famous sports personalities in India. He has also received the Arjun Award for football.
17. Pankaj Advani
Pankaj Advani is a famous billiards and snooker player of India and is also a world champion. Born in Pune, Pankaj has made it large. He ranks 16 in the world ranking and he has also received the Arjun Award for the same. He is brilliant and at a young age he has received the fame and success.
16. Dola Banerjee
Dola Banerjee is one of the most famous sports personalities in India. She was the first Indian to win the world archery award. She is also awarded with the Arjun award for archery.
15. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
The famous Indian cricketer who was a former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was commonly called as Tiger Pataudi. The Indian team achieved great success under his captainship.
14. Rahul Dravid
The wall of the Indian cricket team is a famous Indian cricketer who is famous for his play and his aura on the field. He is an extremely famous Indian sports person and was once the vice captain of the Indian cricket team.
13. Saurav Ganguly
Saurav Ganguly the former Indian cricket team captain. A sorted man who led the team to win several matches. He was a famous cricketer and now retired. He was a legend in himself and is also one of the most famous Indian sports person.
12. Milkha Singh
Milkha Singh one of the most famous athlete in India. He has received several awards and is of the most famous person runner in India. He is commonly known as the flying sikh in India.
11. Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar is a famous wrestler champion who won the Olympics and brought home a silver medal in the the year 2012 and a bronze medal in the year 2008. He is one of the most famous wrestler of India.