Top 20 Most Famous Sports Personalities of India Ever

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

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

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

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

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.

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16. Dola Banerjee

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

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

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


Sourav 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

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

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.

10. Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh

A famous batsman and a fighter, Yuvraj Singh is one of the most famous Indian cricketer. His bat speaks more than him on the grounds and he became extremely famous by his six sixes.

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9. Mary Kom

MC Mary Kom

Mary Kom a famous Indian boxer who won a medal in the Olympics has become extremely famous since then and the country knew about her.

8. Leander Paes

Leander Paes

Leander Paes is the famous and a professional tennis player in India. He ranks amongst the best in doubles and mixed doubles. He has won several awards and acknowledgement from across the world.

7. Dhyan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand

Dhyan Chand the famous Indian hockey player of India. He was field hockey player and he was a great player. There is also an award by his name. His birth date is celebrated as the national sports day in India. A was a famous and well established player.

6. Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza

She is famous tennis player and ranks number one in the doubles tennis player in India. She has won several awards and also various acknowledgements for her sportsmanship.

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5. Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra

AbhinavBindra is one of the most famous Indian sports person in India. He is a famous shooter and has won the gold medal for in Olympics in the year 2008. He is the first Indian who got a medal and who made the country so proud.

4. Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand

There is no Indian who doesn’t know who Vishwanathan Anand is? He is renowned chess player and has won several awards and is well recognised around the globe. He has won the Padmabhushan, chess Oscar and was the  India’s first grandmaster in chess.

3. Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

The famous badminton player who has won several matches and is one of the best. She has also won the summer Olympic single match. She is a very renowned player and has brought several awards home.

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2. M.S Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The Indian skipper who is famous for its captainship and his technique and under whose captainship the country won the World Cup and the World cup T20. He is famous for his batting and is also known for ending the matches only to win.

1. Sachin Tendulkar

sachin tendulkar

Known as the god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is a famous cricket player of India and is respected across the globe for his sportsmanship. He is the most famous sportsman in India.