Top 30 Most Famous Indian Kings and Emperors

There have been many Famous and Great Kings and Emperors in the history of India. These Rulers have influenced not only the Indian people but also the world. Today we are going to learn about the top 30 most Famous Indian Kings and Emperors in Indian history. These Rulers are ranked according to the Historical Popularity Index (HPI) of Pantheon.

Top 30 Most Famous Indian Kings of All Time
Top 30 Most Famous Indian Kings of All Time

Most Famous Indian Rulers of All Time

The Republic of India is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. One can only imagine the machinery that goes into the proper governance of such a country. India boasts a rich and vibrant history, most of it ingrained in its many empires. The national emblem of the Republic of India has been adopted as the Lion Capital of Ashoka, the 3rd emperor of the Maurya Empire. The 30 most famous Indian Kings and Emperors give us a glimpse into India’s vibrant history. Ashoka and Akbar are the most powerful Indian Rulers in History.

These Top 30 Famous Indian Kings and Emperors are ranked according to Pantheon’s Historical Popularity Index (HPI) 2022. Pantheon aggregates information about individuals’ online popularity. HPI is currently made of five components: the “age” of a biography’s character (e.g. Emperor Ashoka is more than 2,300 years old), number of Wikipedia language editions in which the biography has a presence (L), the concentration of the pageviews received by a biography across languages (L*), the stability of pageviews over time (CV), and the number of non-English pageviews received by that biography.

 

Top 30 Most Famous Indian Kings and Emperors

The following 30 individuals are the most Famous Indian Kings and Emperors of all time, according to the Historical Popularity Index (HPI) of 2022. The highest HPI is 100, and we have listed people with HPI over 58.50.

Famous Indian kings Pictures with names

 

30. Asaf Jah I (HPI : 58.62)

With an HPI of 58.62, Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I is ranked 30th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 35 different languages of Wikipedia.

Asaf_Jah_I,_Nizam_of_Hyderabad is one of the most Famous Indian Kings
Asaf Jah I, Nizam of Hyderabad, is a Famous Indian King

Mir Qamar-ud-din Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi (11 August 1671 – 1 June 1748) also known as Chin Qilich Qamaruddin Khan, Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah and Nizam I, was the 1st Nizam of Hyderabad. He began his career as a favorite of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who made him a general. Following the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, Asaf Jah refused to favour any one of Aurangzeb’s warring sons and as such remained neutral.

When Aurangzeb’s third son Bahadur Shah ultimately emerged victorious, Asaf Jah was rotated as governor of multiple Mughal provinces until 1714, when he was created Viceroy of the Deccan with authority over six Mughal provinces in southern India from 1714 to 1719. From 1719 onwards he was involved in combating the intrigues of the Sayyid brothers. From 1720 to 1722 he helped the new Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah eliminate the Sayyid brothers and was rewarded by being elevated to the grand viziership from 1722 to 1724.

 

29. Ranjit Singh (HPI : 59.69)

With an HPI of 59.69, Ranjit Singh is ranked 29th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 46 different languages of Wikipedia.

Ranjit Singh is one of the most Famous Indian Kings
Ranjit Singh is one of The most powerful Indian Rulers in History 

Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839), popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab or “Lion of Punjab”, was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. He survived smallpox in infancy but lost sight in his left eye. He fought his first battle alongside his father at age 10. After his father died, he fought several wars to expel the Afghans in his teenage years and was proclaimed as the “Maharaja of Punjab” at age 21. His empire grew in the Punjab region under his leadership through 1839.

 

28. Prithviraj Chauhan (HPI : 60.00)

With an HPI of 60.00, Prithviraj Chauhan is ranked 28th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 35 different languages of Wikipedia.

Prithviraj Chauhan
Prithviraj Chauhan is a famous Indian king (PUNEETBARNALA/BBC)

Prithviraja III 1166 – 1192), popularly known as Prithviraj Chauhan, was a king from the Chauhan (Chahamana) dynasty who ruled the territory of Sapadalaksha, with his capital at Ajmer in present-day Rajasthan. Ascending the throne as a minor in 1177 CE, Prithviraj inherited a kingdom which stretched from Thanesar in the north to Jahazpur (Mewar) in the south, which he aimed to expand by military actions against neighbouring kingdoms, most notably defeating the Chandelas. He considered as one the great Hindu Kings of India.

 

27. Nur Jahan (HPI : 62.04)

With an HPI of 62.04, Nur Jahan is ranked 27th among the most Famous Indian Kings or Queens of all time. Her biography has been translated into 36 different languages of Wikipedia. She is the 3rd most popular Indian female ruler of all time.

Nur Jahan is one of the Most Famous Indian rulers
Nur Jahan was the most powerful empress in the Mughal Empire

Nur Jahan (c. 1577 – 18 December 1645) was the wife and chief consort of the Mughal emperor Jahangir from 1620 until his death in 1627. She was the most powerful empress in the Mughal Empire. More decisive and proactive than her husband, she is considered by historians to have been the real power behind the throne for more than a decade. Nur Jahan was granted certain honours and privileges which were never enjoyed by any Mughal empress before or after like having coinage struck in her name. Jahangir’s addiction to alcohol and opium made it easier for Nur Jahan to exert her influence over him and exercise power. She was granted the privilege to issue farmāns (sovereign mandates).

 

26. Bindusara (HPI : 62.75)

With an HPI of 62.75, Bindusara is ranked 26th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia.

Bindusara - Famous Indian Kings
Bindusara is a famous Indian Emperor (Amar Chitra Katha – India Book House)

Bindusara (320 – 273 BCE) was the second Mauryan emperor of India. He was the son of the dynasty’s founder Chandragupta and the father of its most famous ruler Ashoka. Bindusara’s life is not documented as well as the lives of these two emperors: much of the information about him comes from legendary accounts written several hundred years after his death.

 

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25. Razia Sultana (HPI : 63.03)

With an HPI of 63.03, Razia Sultan is ranked 25th among the most Famous Indian Kings or Queens of all time. Her biography has been translated into 50 different languages of Wikipedia. She is the Second most popular female Indian ruler of all time.

Famous Indian Kings
Razia Sultan is one of the Famous Indian rulers (google image)

Razia Sultana (died 15 October 1240, r. 1236–1240) was a ruler of the Delhi Sultanate in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. She was the first female Muslim ruler of the subcontinent, and the only female Muslim ruler of Delhi. A daughter of Mamluk Sultan Shamsuddin Iltutmish, Razia administered Delhi during 1231–1232 when her father was busy in the Gwalior campaign. According to a possibly apocryphal legend, impressed by her performance during this period, Iltutmish nominated Razia as his heir apparent after returning to Delhi. Iltutmish was succeeded by Razia’s half-brother Ruknuddin Firuz, whose mother Shah Turkan planned to execute her. During a rebellion against Ruknuddin, Razia instigated the general public against Shah Turkan, and ascended the throne after Ruknuddin was deposed in 1236.

 

24. Maharana Pratap (HPI : 63.08)

With an HPI of 63.08, Maharana Pratap is ranked 24th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia.

Maharana Pratap is one of the most famous kings of India

Pratap Singh I, popularly known as Maharana Pratap (c. 9 May 1540 – 19 January 1597), was a king of Mewar from the Sisodia dynasty. Pratap became a folk hero for his military resistance against the expansionism of the Mughal Empire under Akbar through guerrilla warfare which proved inspirational for later rebels against Mughals including Shivaji. Maharana Pratap is a prominent figure in both folk and contemporary Rajasthani culture and is viewed as a celebrated warrior in Rajasthan state, as well as in India as a whole. He considered as one the great Hindu Kings of India.

 

23. Chandragupta II (HPI : 63.25)

With an HPI of 63.25, Chandragupta II is ranked 23rd among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 38 different languages of Wikipedia.

Most Famous Indian Kings
Chandragupta II is a famous king in India (Amar Chitra Katha – India Book House)

Chandragupta II (r.c. 376 – 415), also known by his title Vikramaditya, as well as Chandragupta Vikramaditya, was the third ruler of the Gupta Empire in India, and was one of the most powerful emperors of the Gupta dynasty. He is one of the most powerful Indian Rulers in History.

Chandragupta continued the expansionist policy of his father Samudragupta, mainly through military conquest. Historical evidence suggests that he defeated the Western Kshatrapas, and extended the Gupta Empire from the Indus River in the west to the Bengal region in the east, and from the Himalayan foothills in the north to the Narmada River in the south. His daughter Prabhavatigupta was a queen of the southern Vakataka kingdom, and he may have had influence in the Vakataka territory during her regency.

22. Muhammad bin Tughluq (HPI : 63.32)

With an HPI of 63.32, Muhammad bin Tughluq is ranked 22th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia.

Top 25 Most Famous Indian Kings
Muhammad bin Tughluq is one of the famous kings of India (penguin.co.in)

Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290 – 20 March 1351) was the eighteenth Sultan of Delhi. He reigned from February 1325 until his death in 1351. The sultan was the eldest son of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq, founder of the Tughlaq dynasty. In 1321, the young Muhammad was sent by his father to the Deccan Plateau to fight a military campaign against the Kakatiya dynasty. In 1323, the future sultan successfully laid siege upon the Kakatiya capital in Warangal. This victory over King Prataparudra ended the Kakatiya dynasty.

 

21. Sher Shah Suri (HPI : 64.03)

With an HPI of 64.03, Sher Shah Suri is ranked 21st among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 46 different languages of Wikipedia.

Top 25 Most Famous Indian Kings
Sher Shah Suri is one of the most Famous Indian Kings

Sher Shah Suri (1472, or 1486 – 22 May 1545) was the founder of the Sur Empire in India, with its capital in Sasaram in modern-day Bihar. He standardized the silver coin to the weight of 178 grams and named the currency as rupee based on the ancient Sanskrit term for silver. An ethnic Pashtun ruler, Sher Shah took control of the Mughal Empire in 1540 CE. After his accidental death in 1545 CE, his son Islam Shah became his successor.

 

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20. Qutb ud-Din Aibak (HPI : 64.22)

With an HPI of 64.22, Qutb ud-Din Aibak is ranked 20th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia.

Famous Indian Kings
Qutb ud-Din Aibak is one of the most Famous Indian Kings

Qutb ud-Din Aibak (1150 – 14 November 1210) was a Turkic general of the Ghurid king Muhammad Ghori. He was in charge of the Ghurid territories in northern India, and after Muhammad Ghori’s assassination in 1206, he established the Delhi Sultanate (1206–1526), and started the Mamluk dynasty, which would rule the Sultanate until 1290.

 

19. Ajatashatru (HPI : 64.45)

With an HPI of 64.45, Ajatasattu is ranked 19th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia.

Famous Indian Kings
Ajatshatru is one of the Famous Indian Kings

Ajatasattu (c. 492 to 460 BCE or early 5th century BCE) was one of the most important kings of the Haryanka dynasty of Magadha in East India. He was the son of King Bimbisara and was a contemporary of both Mahavira and the Buddha. He forcefully took over the kingdom of Magadha from his father and imprisoned him. He fought a war against the Vajjika League, led by the Licchavis, and conquered the republic of Vaishali. The city of Pataliputra was formed by fortification of a village by Ajatashatru.

 

18. Bahadur Shah Zafar (HPI : 64.48)

With an HPI of 64.48, Bahadur Shah Zafar is ranked 18th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 55 different languages of Wikipedia.

Top 25 Most Famous Indian Kings
Bahadur Shah Zafar is a famous Indian emperor

Bahadur Shah II, usually referred to by his poetic title Bahadur Shah Zafar (24 October 1775 – 7 November 1862) and was the twentieth and last Mughal Emperor as well as an Urdu poet. He was the second son and the successor to his father, Akbar II, who died on 28 September 1837. He was a titular Emperor, as the Mughal Empire existed in name only and his authority was limited only to the walled city of Old Delhi (Shahjahanbad). Following his involvement in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the British exiled him to Rangoon in British-controlled Burma in 1858, after convicting him on several charges.

 

17. Kanishka (HPI : 64.83)

With an HPI of 64.83, Kanishka is ranked 17th among the most Famous Indian Kings and Emperors of all time. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia.

Famous Indian Kings
Emperor Kanishka paying obeisance to the Buddha

Kanishka was an emperor of the Kushan dynasty, under whose reign (c. 127–150 CE) the empire reached its zenith. He is famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements. A descendant of Kujula Kadphises, founder of the Kushan empire, Kanishka came to rule an empire, extending from Central Asia and Gandhara to Pataliputra on the Gangetic plain. The main capital of his empire was located at Puruṣapura (Peshawar) in Gandhara, with another major capital at Mathura. Coins of Kanishka were found in Tripuri (present-day Jabalpur). Kanishka inaugurated Mahayana Buddhism.

 

16. Samudragupta (HPI : 64.94)

With an HPI of 64.94, Samudragupta is ranked 16th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 43 different languages of Wikipedia.

Samudragupta - Famous Indian Kings
Samudragupta is one of the most Famous Indian Kings (Google Image)

Samudragupta (c. 335–375 CE) was the second emperor of the Gupta Empire of ancient India, and is regarded among the greatest rulers of the dynasty. As a son of the Gupta emperor Chandragupta I and the Licchavi princess Kumaradevi, he greatly expanded his dynasty’s political and military power. The Allahabad Pillar inscription, a prashasti (eulogy) composed by his courtier Harishena, credits him with extensive military conquests. It suggests that he defeated several kings of northern India, and annexed their territories into his empire.

 

15. Humayun (HPI : 66.36)

With an HPI of 66.36, Humāyūn is ranked 15th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia.

Top 25 Most Famous Indian Kings
Humayun (Photo by: Pictures From History/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Humāyūn (6 March 1508 – 27 January 1556) was the second emperor of the Mughal Empire, who ruled over territory in what is now Eastern Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northern India, and Bangladesh from 1530 to 1540 and again from 1555 to 1556. Like his father, Babur, he lost his empire early but regained it with the aid of the Safavid dynasty of Persia, with additional territory. At the time of his death in 1556, the Mughal Empire spanned almost one million square kilometres.

 

14. Bimbisara (HPI : 66.67)

With an HPI of 66.67, Bimbisara is ranked 14th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 40 different languages of Wikipedia.

Famous Indian Kings
Painting of King Bimbisara offering his kingdom, Magadha, to the Buddha, who refused as He desired not for worldly enjoyment.

Bimbisāra (in Buddhist tradition) or Shrenika and Seniya in the Jain histories (c. 558 – c. 491 BCE or during the late 5th century BCE) was a King of Magadha (r. 543 – 492 BCE or c. 400 BCE) and belonged to the Haryanka dynasty. He was the son of Bhattiya. His expansion of the kingdom, especially his annexation of the kingdom of Anga to the east, is considered to have laid the foundations for the later expansion of the Mauryan Empire.

 

13. Shuddhodana (HPI : 66.69)

With an HPI of 66.69, Shuddhodana is ranked 13th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 34 different languages of Wikipedia.

Shuddhodana is a famous Indian king
Shuddhodana and Buddha

Śuddhodana (Shuddhodana) was the father of the Buddha. He was a king of the Shakya clan, who lived in an oligarchic republic, with their capital at Kapilavastu. In later renditions of the life of the Buddha, Śuddhodana was often referred to as a king, though that status cannot be established with confidence and is in fact disputed by modern scholars.

 

12. Tipu Sultan (HPI : 67.18)

With an HPI of 67.18, Tipu Sultan is ranked 12th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia.

Top 25 Most Famous Indian Kings
Tipu Sultan is one of the top 25 Most Famous Indian Kings (The Indian Express)

Tipu Sultan (1 December 1751 – 4 May 1799) was the ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore based in South India. He was a pioneer of rocket artillery. He introduced a number of administrative innovations during his rule, including a new coinage system and calendar, and a new land revenue system, which initiated the growth of the Mysore silk industry. He expanded the iron-cased Mysorean rockets and commissioned the military manual Fathul Mujahidin. He deployed the rockets against advances of British forces and their allies during the Anglo-Mysore Wars, including the Battle of Pollilur and Siege of Srirangapatna.

 

11. Harsha (HPI : 67.46)

With an HPI of 67.46, Emperor Harsha is ranked 11th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 44 different languages of Wikipedia.

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King Harsha is one of the most Famous Indian Emperors

Harshavardhana or Harsha (c. 590–647 CE) was a Pushyabhuti emperor who ruled northern India from 606 to 647 CE. He was the son of Prabhakaravardhana who had defeated the Alchon Huna invaders, and the younger brother of Rajyavardhana, a king of Thanesar, present-day Haryana. At the height of Harsha’s power, his territory covered much of north and northwestern India, with the Narmada River as its southern boundary. He eventually made Kannauj (in present Uttar Pradesh state) his capital, and ruled till 647 CE. He was a Buddhist convert in a Hindu era. He is one of the most powerful Indian Rulers in History.

Harsha was defeated by the Emperor Pulakeshin II of the Chalukya dynasty in the Battle of Narmada, when he tried to expand his empire into the southern peninsula of India. According to the Chinese Buddhist traveler Xuanzang, Harsha was a devout Buddhist. Xuanzang states that Harsha built monasteries at the places visited by the Buddha.

 

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10. Jahangir (HPI : 68.69)

With an HPI of 68.69, Jahangir is ranked 10th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Indian Kings
Jahangir is a Famous Mughal emperor (gettyimages)

Nur-ud-Din Muhammad Salim (30 August 1569 – 28 October 1627), known by his imperial name Jahangir, was the fourth Mughal Emperor, who ruled from 1605 until he died in 1627. He was named after the Indian Sufi saint, Salim Chishti. Prince Salim was the third son born to Akbar and his favourite Queen Consort, Mariam-uz-Zamani (Jodha) in Fatehpur Sikri on 30 August 1569.

 

9. Lakshmibai (HPI : 68.91)

With an HPI of 68.91, Lakshmibai is ranked 9th among the most Famous Indian Kings or Queens of all time. Her biography has been translated into 62 different languages of Wikipedia. She is the most popular female Indian ruler of all time, as well as the 3rd most Famous Personaly of Maharashtra.

Lakshmibai is the most famous Indian female ruler (google image)

Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi (19 November 1828 — 18 June 1858), was an Indian queen, the Maharani consort of the Maratha princely state of Jhansi from 1843 to 1853 as the wife of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and became a symbol of resistance to the British Rule In India for Indian nationalists. Rani Lakshmibai was born in the town of Varanasi into a Marathi Karhade Brahmin family.

 

8. Alauddin Khalji (HPI : 69.50)

With an HPI of 69.50, Alauddin Khilji is ranked 8th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia.

Famous Indian Kings
Alauddin Khalji (Source: Screen grab from Padmavati trailer)

Alaud-Dīn Khaljī, also called Alauddin Khilji (r. 1296–1316) was an emperor of the Khalji dynasty that ruled the Delhi Sultanate in the Indian subcontinent. Alauddin instituted a number of significant administrative changes, related to revenues, price controls, and society. He also successfully fended off several Mongol invasions of India.

Alauddin was a nephew and a son-in-law of his predecessor Jalaluddin. When Jalaluddin became the Sultan of Delhi after deposing the Mamluks, Alauddin was given the position of Amir-i-Tuzuk (equivalent to master of ceremonies). After suppressing a revolt against Jalaluddin, Alauddin obtained the governorship of Kara in 1291, and the governorship of Awadh in 1296, after a profitable raid on Bhilsa. In 1296, Alauddin raided Devagiri, and acquired loot to stage a successful revolt against Jalaluddin. After killing Jalaluddin, he consolidated his power in Delhi, and subjugated Jalaluddin’s sons in Multan.

 

7. Aurangzeb (HPI : 70.25)

With an HPI of 70.25, Aurangzeb is ranked 7th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 78 different languages of Wikipedia.

Most Famous Indian Kings and Emperors
Aurangzeb is one of the Most Famous Indian Emperors

Aurangzeb (c. 1618 – 3 March 1707) was the sixth emperor of the Mughal Empire, ruling from July 1658 until his death in 1707. Under his emperorship, the Mughals reached their greatest extent with their territory spanning nearly the entirety of South Asia. Widely considered to be the last effective Mughal ruler, Aurangzeb compiled the Fatawa ‘Alamgiri and was amongst the few monarchs to have fully established Sharia and Islamic economics throughout South Asia.

 

6. Chandragupta (HPI : 72.11)

With an HPI of 72.11, Chandragupta Maurya is ranked 6th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia. According to the Historical Popularity Index (HPI), Chandragupta is the 24th most famous Indian Personality of all time.

Chandragupta is a famous Indian personalities of all time
Chandragupta is a famous Indian personalities of all time

Chandragupta Maurya (350-295 BCE) was a ruler of Iron Age South Asia who expanded a geographically-extensive kingdom based in Magadha and founded the Maurya dynasty. He reigned from 320 BCE to 298 BCE. The Maurya kingdom expanded to become an empire that reached its peak under the reign of his grandson, Asoka, from 268 BCE to 231 BCE. The nature of the political formation that existed in Chandragupta’s time is not certain. The Mauryan empire was a loose-knit empire. He is one of the most powerful Indian Rulers in History.

 

5. Shah Jahan (HPI : 72.34)

With an HPI of 72.34, Shah Jahan is ranked 5th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 86 different languages of Wikipedia. According to the Historical Popularity Index (HPI), Shah Jahan is the 23rd most famous Indian of all time.

Shah Jahan is a famous Indian rural
Shah Jahan is one of the famous Indian personalities

Shah Jahan (5 January 1592 – 22 January 1666) was the fifth emperor of the Mughal Empire, reigning from January 1628 until July 1658. Under his emperorship, the Mughals reached the peak of their architectural achievements and cultural glory. He commissioned many monuments, including the Red Fort, Shah Jahan Mosque and the Taj Mahal, where his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal is entombed.

 

4. Babur (HPI : 73.87)

With an HPI of 73.87, Babur is ranked 4th among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia. According to the Historical Popularity Index (HPI), Babur is the 21st most famous person in Indian History.

Babur
Babur is a famous emperor in India (Facebook/ @britishmuseum)

Babur (14 February 1483 – 26 December 1530) was the founder of the Mughal Empire in the Indian subcontinent. He was a descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan through his father and mother respectively. He was also given the posthumous name of Firdaws Makani (‘Dwelling in Paradise’). He ranks as a national hero in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Many of his poems have become popular folk songs. He wrote the Baburnama in Chaghatai Turkic; it was translated into Persian during the reign (1556–1605) of his grandson, the Emperor Akbar.

 

3. Shivaji (HPI : 74.13)

With an HPI of 74.13, Chh. Shivaji Maharaj is ranked 3rd among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography has been translated into 60 different languages of Wikipedia.

According to the Historical Popularity Index (HPI), Shivaji is the 19th most famous Indian people of all time, as well as the 2nd most Famous Maharastrian Personality.

Shivaji Maharaj is one of the most famous Indian people of all time
Shivaji Maharaj is the 3rd most famous Indian king

Shivaji Bhonsale (19 February 1630 – 3 April 1680), also referred to as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, was an Indian ruler and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan. Shivaji carved out his own independent kingdom from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur which formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally crowned the Chhatrapati of his realm at Raigad Fort. He considered as one the great Hindu Kings of India.

 

2. Akbar (HPI : 78.33)

With an HPI of 78.33, Akbar is ranked 2nd among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia.

According to the Historical Popularity Index (HPI), Akbar is the 10th most famous Indian people of all time, as well as the 2nd most Famous Muslim Personality in Indian history.

Emperor Akbar is one of the most famous Indian of all time
Akbar is the 2nd most famous Indian King of all time

Akbar (25 October 1542 – 27 October 1605), popularly known as Akbar the Great, was the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605. Akbar succeeded his father, Humayun, under a regent, Bairam Khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in India. A strong personality and a successful general, Akbar gradually enlarged the Mughal Empire to include much of the Indian subcontinent. His power and influence, however, extended over the entire subcontinent because of Mughal military, political, cultural, and economic dominance. Akbar is one of the most powerful Indian Rulers in History.

 

1. Ashoka (HPI : 82.44)

With an HPI of 82.44, Ashoka is ranked 1st among the most Famous Indian Kings of all time. His biography is available in 131 different languages on Wikipedia.

According to the Historical Popularity Index (HPI), Ashoka is the 3rd most famous Indian people of all time, as well as the 2nd most Famous Buddhist Personality in Indian history.

Ashoka is the most famous Indian ruler
Ashoka the Great is the most famous Indian King of all time

Ashoka (304 – 232 BCE), popularly known as Ashoka the Great, was the third emperor of the Maurya Empire of Indian subcontinent during c. 268 to 232 BCE. His empire covered a large part of the Indian subcontinent, stretching from present-day Afghanistan in the west to present-day Bangladesh in the east, with its capital at Pataliputra. A patron of Buddhism, he is credited with playing an important role in the spread of Buddhism across ancient Asia. He is the most powerful Indian Ruler in History.

Ashoka is considered as one of the best rulers in the world. Also many scholars consider him to be the greatest Indian after the Buddha. Ashoka is the Most Famous Indian King of all time. He is also considered as the greatest ruler in the history of India.


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