The undisputed queen of melody ,the voice of the nation as far as
playback music of Hindi films is concerned,was born in Indore .
Superstar and the inimitable Salman Khan was born in Indore on 27 December 1965.
He happens to hold the envious record of starring in most no. of top grossing Hindi films
( eight of which are 100 crore plus movies) of all time.Apart from this he is also known for his fast growing charity
foundation -'Being Human'.
Rahul Dravid is one of the finest Indian cricketers to have represented the country.
He was born in Indore as Rahul Sharad Dravid.Hailed as The Wall on the field for his grit and
patience ,he happens to be the 4th highest run getter of all time and the 3rd Indian player to
score more than 10,000 runs in both ODIs and test cricket.The former Indian captain also held the
record for most no. of catches (for non wicketkeeper).
Ustaad Amir Khan
Ustad Aamir Khan, the celebrated Hindustani classical vocalist was born in Indore 1912.
He is one of the greatest proponents of the unique, unprecedented style of khayaal singing as known
as 'Indore Gharana'.
Hafeez Contractor, the famous architect of India was born in Indore.
Colonel C.K. Nayudu
Colonel C.K. Nayudu was the first captain of India in Test cricket to play at Lord's in 1932.
In 1923, the ruler of Holkar invited him to Indore and made him a Captain (land and air) in his army,
conferring on him the honour of a Colonel in Holkar's Army.Known for his flamboyant style he hit 32 sixes
in that season , most by any other cricketer that season. He was declared the Wisden cricketer next year.
Once playing at Edgbaston, he hit a ball for six into the River Rhea, and thus, technically, into the next
county He made his last appearance in the Ranji Trophy in 1956-57, aged 62, scoring 52 in his last innings
for Uttar Pradesh. His final outing was in a charity match in 1963-64, when he played for the Maharashtra
Governor's XI against the Maharashtra Chief Minister's XI.
The CK Nayudu Award is the highest-revered award for captaincy and lifetime achievement in Indian cricket.
M. F. Husain
Maqbool Fida Husain,the eminent and celebrated painter, spent his childhood in Indore.
Swanand Kirkire was born and brought up at Rambagh in Indore.
Swanand graduated from National School of Drama and started performing at theatre,.
Kirkire is a double National Film Awardee for Best Lyrics .
In 2007 , he got the award for for the song 'Bande Me Tha Dum...Vande Mataram' from the 2006 film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai,
and in 2009, for the song 'Behti Hawaa Sa Tha Woh...' from the film 3 Idiots.
Rahat Indori is an eminent Urdu language poet and a bollywood lyricist.
He was a scholar of Urdu literature at the Indore University.
He born on January 1, 1950 in Indore .
He did his schooling from Nutan School, Indore and completed his graduation from Islamia .
Johnny Walker, the famous comic actor of Indian cinema was born in Indore.