List of Autobiographies of famous Indian Personalities

Autobiography is the reflection of the life of a person written in his/her own words packed with the real life experience. There are many people who wrote autobiography just for sharing their emotions and experience to the others.

Reading Autobiographies guides us towards the life and prevent to repeat the mistakes which others have done in their life so that we can understand the right path to achieve the individual & societal goals.

So here is the list of Autobiographies of famous Indian Personalities which would be helpful to you and you may learn the lesson of life from these precious Autobiographies.

Autobiographies of famous Indian Personalities List

1. Wings of Fire

Wings of Fire

“Wings of Fire” is an precious Autobiography of Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam written by Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam & Arun Tiwari in 1999 which is translated in Hindi, English, Tamil, Malayalam, Oriya, Marathi, Gujarati, Chinese & French. Wings of Fire elaborates those opportunities through which he become a most popular and successful Indian space researcher who worked on many nuclear & missile programs. This Autobiography is all about how the son of a little-educated boat owner became the “Missile Man”.

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2. Waiting for a Visa

Waiting for a Visa

“Waiting for a Visa” is an Autobiography of B. R. Ambedkar in the time period of 1935–36, He share his life story in 20 pages book in his own handwriting. B. R. Ambedkar inked his experience about untouchability in this autobiographical story, “Waiting for a Visa” is used as a textbook for the academic session in Columbia University.

Waiting for a Visa:

3. An Autobiography

An Autobiography

“An Autobiography (Nehru)” is written by the Prime Minister of India in 1936 when he was in Jail. This Autobiography is also known as “Toward Freedom”. Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and he decided to go on the way of civil disobedience due to some reasons that he revealed in this Autobiography and he also explore several unknown secrets in this book.

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4. The Story of My Experiments with Truth

The Story of My Experiments with Truth

“My Experiments with Truth” is the autobiography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, It was published in weekly journal “Navjivan” and translated in another Journal “Young India”. It describe the life experiences of Mohandas K. Gandhi from his childhood to 1921 and also revealing the efforts behind the success of his public campaigns. “My Experiments with Truth” was declared as one of the “100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century” by a committee of global spiritual and religious authorities.

The Story of My Experiments with Truth:

5. Playing It My Way

Playing It My Way

“Playing It My Way” is Autobiography of the God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar which was launched on 5 November 2014 in Mumbai and set a record of most pre-ordered biographic book. This Autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar was listed into Limca Book of Records for being the best selling adult hardback in both categories (fiction & non-fiction). It contains the 24 struggling years of the international career of Sachin and reflects the other side of his life which he never disclosed in public.

Playing It My Way:

6. The Race of My Life

The Race of My Life

“The Race of My Life” is the Autobiography of Indian athlete Milkha Singh written by Milkha Singh and his daughter Sonia Sanwalka. You can see the glimpse of Milkha’s life in this autobiography, It shows the dedication of an person and inspire many people to do hard work in their life. The Indian film maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra made a movie based on this autobiography titled by “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, Milkha Singh decided to donate the 10-15 % of its profit to his charitable trust.

The Race of My Life: Autobiography

7. My Country My Life

My Country My Life

“My Country My Life” is an autobiography of Indian politician L. K. Advani who was the the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004, and was the Leader of Opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha. This book mentions the event in Indian politics and India’s history from 1900 till date, within 1,040 pages. Autobiography and it was the best seller book of that time in the non-fiction category. The book website claims that 1,000,000 copies which is an huge number.

My Country My Life:

8. Ace Against Odds

Ace Against Odds

“Ace Against Odds” is an biographic book of Sania Mirza who is the very famous Indian professional tennis player. It is inked by Sania Mirza, Shivani Gupta and Imran Mirza. This Biography is all about the life events of the Sania Mirza with the interesting stories of meeting with many sportsperson in her life. “Ace Against Odds” also is an description of the path by which She became top female tennis player of India and world.

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