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What is an autobiography?
  • An autobiography is a focused account of the writer's own life written from the writer's point of view.

  • In simple words, it is the self-written account of one's life from the moment of composition.

  • Autobiographies fall into the category of nonfiction.

  • Although these can be abbreviated as a summary of an entire life, they usually have a focus on an individual’s accomplishment or experience that is a part of the whole life of the writer.

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Conceptual Framework
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Writing guidelines
  • Autobiographies are personal documents that reflect the views and reactions of the writer. Therefore, it is written typically in the first person, and so, there is the use of the pronoun ‘I' in it.

  • Writing in this way will make it easier for the writer to reflect life events and provide some perspective to the same.

  • Since it is a work of non-fiction, autobiographies are expected to be accurate yet creative to maintain the interests of the reader.

To keep the reader engrossed, here are three basic criteria to keep in mind while writing an autobiography:
  • Focus on one aspect of life that may be a job family or a loss of a loved one and then dig into it. Use the content to embrace mistakes and tell the readers what the learnings are.

  • Focus only on the essential details of the story. Also, make the writing clear.

  • Autobiography should be written in the form of a story. A catchy lead, in the beginning, is excellent. Further characters and plot can be developed. In the end, the readers must be left thinking about the learnings of the writer.

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Autobiography Name Autobiography About/ Author Autobiography Important Points
A Grain of Sand in the Hourglass of Time Arjun Singh Ashok Chopra 1. Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh 2. Former Minister of Planning and development - Govt of Madhya Pradesh 3. Former Minister of Education - Govt of Madhya Pradesh 4. Former governor of Punjab 5. Former Minister of Human Resource development - Govt of India
A Life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance Anil K. Rajvanshi 1. Author of the book - 1970s America - An Indian Student’s Journey 2. Author the book - Nature of Human Thought 3. Author of the book - Romance of Innovation - A human interest story of doing R&D in rural setting 4. Director of NARI in at Maharashtra
A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway 1. Author of the books titles – The Sun also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For whom the Bell Tolls and others. 2. Nobel Prize winner for the book – The Old Man and the Sea in the year 1954
A Shot at History Abhinav Bindra, Rohit Brijnath 1. Olympics Gold Medal Winner 2. Winner of Arjuna Award 3. Winner of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 4. Winner of Padma Bhushan
Ace Against Odds Sania Mirza 1. Winner of Arjuna Award 2. Winner of Padma Shri 3. Winner of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 4. Winner of Padma Bhushan 5. Awarded NRI of the year 2006 6. WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) new comer of the year – 2005
Agatha Christie: An Autobiography Agatha Christie 1. Winner of Edgar Grand Master Award 2. Was promoted Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the year 1971 3. Author of the books – Murder on the orient express, Death on the Nile, Ordeal by Innocence, The ABC Murders, And Then There were None, Crooked house and many more
Akhada: The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat Saurabh Duggal 1. Senior Olympics Coach, 2. Winner of Dronacharya Award in the year 2016 3. Father of India first gold medal winner in women’s wrestling
All from Memory B.V. Acharya 1. Former advocate of Karnataka 2. Among the top 10 lawyers of the country.
An Autobiography Jawaharlal Nehru 1. First Prime Minister of India 2. Winner of Bharat Ratna Award in the year 1955 3. Author of the book ‘The Discovery of India’ and Glimpses of World History
An Ordinary Life: A Memoir Nawazuddin Siddiqui 1. Winner of National Film Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Screen Award, Stardust Awards, Filmfare Award 2. Awarded as best actor in New York Indian Film Festival
And then One Day: A Memoir Naseeruddin Shah 1. Awarded Padma Shri in 1987 2. Awarded Padma Bhushan in 2003 3. Awarded best actor, best villain and best supporting actor for multiple films
At the Close of Play Ricky Ponting 1. Former captain of Australian Cricket team 2. Has the record of playing maximum number of world cup matches 3. Has a record for playing most ICC World matches as a captain. 4. Holds a record of scoring maximum runs as a captain
Atmakatha Rajendra Prasad 1. First President of free India 2. Awarded Bharat Ratna in the year 1963
Atmakatha (Malayalam) Anna Chandy 1. First female judge of India 2. First female judge of a High Court
Atmavritanta Manilal Dwivedi 1. He was a Gujarati poet, essayist, and novelist.
Autobiography of a Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda 1. Founder of Self-realization Fellowship and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India 2. Introducer of Kriya Yoga
Baburnama Babur 1. First Mughal Emperor of India
Baluta Daya Pawar 1. Known for his literary work in Dalit Literature 2. Awarded Padmashri in the year 1990
Born a Crime Trevor Noah 1. He is a writer, producer comedian, actor and host on television in America. 2. Listed as ‘The 35 Most Powerful People in New York’ by The Hollywood reporter for 2017 and 2018 3. Named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2018
Chronicles Bob Dylan 1. He is an author, song writer in America 2. Nobel Prize winner in literature in the year 2016
Controversially Yours Shoaib Akhtar 1. Fastest Bowler in cricket 2. Named as ‘Rawalpindi Express’ 3. Won man of the match in the year 2003 and 2004 in test cricket
Courage and Conviction Gen VK Singh 1. Former Minister of External Affairs 2. Former chief of Army – from 2010 to 2012 3. First Chief of Staff to sue Government of India regarding his date of birth and retirement 4. Awardee of Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal
Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography Benazir Bhutto 1. Former Prime Minister of Pakistan 2. First female prime minister of a muslim country 3. Author of the book – Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West
Dreams from my Father Barack Obama 1. First African-American to be elected as president in America (2009-2017) 2. Author of the book – The Audacity of Hope and Of Thee I Sing
En Sarithiram U. V. Swaminatha Iyer 1. Known for his contribution to Tamil Literature and for bringing into notice the lost Tamil literature 2. Famously known as Tamil Thatha
Ente Katha Kamala Surayya 1. Known under the pen name Kamala Das 2. Is an Indian English Poet 3. Had been shortlisted for Nobel Prize in the year 1984 4. Won Kendra Sahitya Academy Award – 1985
How I Became a Hindu Sita Ram Goel 1. Known as ‘Intellectual Kashatriya’ 2. Well known writer and publisher
I am Malala Malala Yousafzai 1. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2. Time magazine’s shortlist for person of the year – 2012 3. Awarded International Children’s Peace Prize 4. Anne Frank Award for Moral courage 5. Mother Teresa Award for social justice
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou 1. American Writer and civil rights activist 2. Known for her series of 7 autobiographies
I too Had a Dream Verghese Kurien 1. Well known as ‘Father of White Revolution’ 2. Winner of World Food Prize – 1989 3. Awarded Padma Vibhushan - 1999 4. Awarded Padma Bhushan – 1966 5. Awarded Padma Shri – 1965 6. Awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award – 1964
In Other Words Jhumpa Lahiri 1. American Author with Indian origin 2. Best debut of the year for The New Yorker – 2000 3. Pulitzer Prize for her debut - 2000 4. Awarded National Humanities Medal – 2014 5. Winner of O’Henry Award – 1999
Jakhan Choto Chilam Satyajit Ray 1. Indian Film maker, producer, writer, music composer 2. Awarded Bharat Ratna in the year 1992 3. Awarded Padma Bhushan in the year 1965 4. Awarded Honorary Oscar in the year 1992 5. On the list of one of the greatest film directors of all times
Living Shadows Aribam Syam Sharma 1. Award winning film director and composer 2. Won Padma Shri ini 2006 3. Awarded V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award
Living with the Himalayan Masters Swami Rama 1. Founder of Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy 2. Author of the book – Living with the Himalayan Masters
Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela 1. Former President of South Africa (1994 – 1999) 2. Activist, Politician, Philanthropist, lawyer 3. Winner of Bharat Ratna – 1990 4. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize - 1993
Lucknow Boy: A Memoir Vinod Mehta 1. Founder editor in chief of Outlook magazine 2. Worked as a journalist and editor
Majya Jalmachi Chittarkatha Shantabai Kamble 1. Dalit writer and activist 2. Wrote the first Dalit Autobiography
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl 1. American neurologist and psychiatrist 2. Founder of logo therapy
Matters of Discretion Inder Kumar Gujral 1. 12th Prime Minister of India (1997-1998)
Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler 1. President of Germany (1934-1945) 2. Played a major role in Holocaust
My Country My Life LK Advani 1. Former deputy Prime minister of India (2002-2004) 2. Former Home Minister (1998-2004) 3. Awarded Padma Vibhushan in the year 2015
My Days R.K. Narayan 1. Indian author of English Literature 2. Sahitya Academy Award winner – 1958 3. Received Padma Bhushan in the year 1964
My Experiments with Truth M.K. Gandhi 1. Leader of the movement of independence in India 2. Known as the Father of the Nation in India 3. Known of non-violent approach 4. His date of death is known as martyr’s day
My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla 1. Known for his contribution to AC electric supply of current 2. Produced first motor than worked in alternate current
My Times: An Autobiography J. B. Kripalani 1. Well-known Indian politician 2. Former President of Indian National Congress
No Spin: My Autobiography Shane Warne 1. Well-known as one of the greatest bowlers worldwide in the game of Cricket and is from Australian team 2. Holds record for being the third highest five-wicket haul taker
Not Just an Accountant: The Diary of the Nation’s Conscience Keeper Vinod Rai 1. Known for is audit work in 2G scam, commonwealth games scam and coal allocation scam 2. Awarded Padma Bhushan in the year 2016
On My terms: From the Grassroots to Corridors of Power Sharad Pawar 1. Indian Politician and President of Nationalist Congress Party 2. Former chief minister of Maharashtra (1978-1980) 3. Former chairman of BCCI 4. Awarded Padma Vibhushan in the year 2017
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King 1. Well-known American Horror author 2. Also known as the king of horror 3. Won British Fantasy award 4. Won O. Henry Award in the year 1996 5. Won International Horror Guild award in the year 1996 6. Winner of countless awards through the year for his horror novels
Once Upon a Life: Burnt Curry and Bloody Rags: A Memoir Temsula Ao 1. Poet, Ethnographer and short story writer 2. Winner of Padma Shri award in the year 2007 3. Winner of Sahitya Academy Award in the year 2013
One Life Is Not Enough K Natwar Singh 1. Indian Politician and writer 2. Winner of Padma Bhushan Award 3. Author of the books – The Legacy of Nehru, Tales from Modern India, Stories from India, Maharaj Suraj Mal and many others
Open: An Autobiography Andre Agassi 1. Former American number one tennis player in the world from 1990s to mid-2000s 2. Was ITF world champion in the year 1999 3. Named as the sports personality of the year in 1992 by BBC
Outcaste: A Memoir Narendra Jadhav 1. Indian economist, public policy expert and professor 2. Author of multiple books on Indian economics and Dr. Ambedkar
Playing It My Way Sachin Tendulakr, Boria Majumdar 1. Well-known as the God of Cricket 2. Received Arjuna Award in 1994 3. Received Padma Shri in 1999 4. Received Padma Vibhushan Award in 2008 5. Awarded Bharat Ratna in 2013 6. Listed in the Time’s list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ in 2010
Punjabi Century 1857-1947 Prakash Tandon 1. Former chairperson of Hindustan Unilever Ltd 2. One of the greatest business leader of independent India
Straight from the Heart Kapil Dev 1. Former Indian Cricketer 2. Received Arjuna Award in 1979 3. Awarded Padma Shri in 1982 4. Awarded Padma Bhushan in 1991 5. Cricketer of the Century in 2002 by Wisden
Sunny Days Sunil Gavaskar 1. Former Indian Cricketer 2. Awarded Padma Bhushan in 1980 3. Received Lifetime Achievement Award in Cricket in 2012
Surely, You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) Richard Feynman 1. Known for contribution in Quantum Physics 2. Won Albert Einstein Award in 1954 3. Awarded Nobel prize in 1965 4. Given National Medal of Science in 1979
The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian/td> Nirad C. Chaudhuri 1. Indian author of English Literature 2. DLitt award from Oxford University in 1990 3. Sahitya Academy Award in 1975
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin 1. One of the founding Fathers of the United states 2. A well-known scientist and inventor 3. Known for working in multiple professional fields
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X 1. American Muslim activist 2. Leader of black nationalist 3. Known for his nationalist movement for blacks and Africans
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Martin Luther King, Jr. and Clayborne Carson 1. Known for is advancing civil rights through non-violence and non-cooperation in America 2. Winner of Nobel peace prize in 1964 3. Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977
The Bandit Queen of India Phoolan Devi 1. Popularly known as Bandit Queen 2. Notorious for almost 48 crimes along with her gang
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank 1. One of the well-known victim of holocaust who wrote her diary as a teenager during second world war
The Man Who Made the Elephant Dance Dr Verghese Kurien 1. Well known as ‘Father of White Revolution’ 2. Winner of World Food Prize – 1989 3. Awarded Padma Vibhushan - 1999 4. Awarded Padma Bhushan – 1966 5. Awarded Padma Shri – 1965 6. Awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award – 1964
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey Ernesto “Che” Guevara 1. Well-known as Marxist revolutionary, author, diplomat and military theorist 2. Honored as Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the White Lion 3. Honored as Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Southern Cross
The Race of My Life Milkha Singh 1. Well-known as the flying Sikh 2. Awarded Padma Shri in 1959 3. Gold medal winner in Asian Games in 1958 4. Gold medal winner in Commonwealth games in 1958
The Story of My Experiments with Truth Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 1. Leader of the movement of independence in India 2. Known as the Father of the Nation in India 3. Known of non-violent approach 4. His date of death is known as martyr’s day
The Substance and The Shadow Dilip Kumar 1. Well-known actor of Indian cinema 2. Awarded Padma bhushan in 1991 3. Awarded Dadsaheb Phalke Award in 1994 4. Awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2015
The Test of My Life Yuvraj Singh 1. Indian Cricketer 2. Awarded Arjuna Award in 2012 3. Awarded Padma Shri in 2014 4. Has a record of hitting 6 sixes in one over 5. Has been man of the tournament in ICC world cup 2011
Truth, Love & a Little Malice Khushwant Singh 1. Indian author, poet, diplomat, lawyer and politician 2. Awarded Padma Bushan in 1974 3. Awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2007
Tuzk-e-Jahangiri Jahangir 1. Fourth Mughal emperor of India
Unbreakable Mary Kom 1. Winner of gold medal in Asian Boxing championship in 2014 2. First Indian woman boxer to win gold medal at commonwealth games 2018 3. Awarded Padma Bhushan in 2013 4. Awarded Arjuna Award in 2003 5. Awarded Padma shri in 2006 6. Awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award – 2009
Unstoppable: My Life So Far Maria Sharapova 1. One of the world’s top tennis players 2. Won a silver medal in Olympics in 2012 in women’s singles 3. Awarded Russian Cup New comer of the year -2003 4. ESPY best Female Tennis player – 2012
Waiting for a Visa Babsaheb Ambedkar 1. Indian economist, jurist, politician and social reformer 2. Known for his movements for discrimination against untouchables 3. First minister of Law and justice of independent India 4. Formed the constitution of India 5. Awarded Bharat Ratna in 1990
Wandering in Many Worlds V. R. Krishna Iyer 1. Well-known as conscience keeper of justice in India and a path breaking criminal judge 2. Awarded Padma Vibhudhan in 1999 3. Given in the title of ‘Living Legend of Law’ in 1995
Why I Am An Atheist Bhagat Singh 1. One of the famous Indian nationalist during the movement of independence 2. Well-known as Shahid Bhagar Singh
Wild Cheryl Strayed 1. American Author of award winning books
Wings of Fire APJ Abdul Kalam 1. An Indian scientist who was popularly known as the missile man of India 2. Former President of India (2002-2007) 3. Awarded Bharat Ratna in 1997 4. Awarded Hoover medal in 2009

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An autobiography is an account of a person's life written or otherwise recorded by that person.
Below table contains the list of autobiographies of sportsmen and athletics in alphabetical order.
Serial number Name of the Author Personality Name of the Book Published year
1 Abhinav Bindra Indian Shooter A Shotat History: My Obsessive Journey to 2011
2 Alex Ferguson Scottish former football manager and player Alex Fergus on: My Autobiography 2013
3 Andre Agassi American tennis player Open: An autobiography 2009
4 David Beckham English former professional footballer My World, My Side 2000
5 Kapil Dev Former Indian Cricketer Sraight From The Heart 2013
6 Kevin Petersen South African-born English cricketer KP : The autobiography 2014
7 Mary Kom Indian Boxer Unbreakable 2013
8 Mike Tyson American retired professional boxer Undisputed Truth 2013
9 Milka Singh Indian Track And Field Sprinter The Race Of MyLife 2013
10 Muhammad Ali American former professional boxer The Greatest: My Own Story 1975
11 Matthew Hayden former Australian cricketer Standing My Ground 2011
12 P.T Usha Indian athlete Golden Girl 1987
13 Ricky Ponting Former Australian cricketer Ponting: At the Close of Play 2013
14 Sachin Tendulkar Former Indian Cricketer Playing it My Way 2014
15 Saina Nehwal Indian badminton player Playing to win 2013
16 Usain Bolt Jamaican sprinter Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography 2013
17 Yuvraj Singh Indian Cricketer The Test of My Life 2013
18 Sunil Gavaskar Indian former cricketer Sunny Days: An Autobiography 2014
19 Chris Gayle Jamaican cricketer Six Machine 2016
20 Sania Mirza Indian professional tennis player Ace against Odds 2016
21 AB de Villiers South African cricketer AB: The Autobiography 2016
Below table contains the list of autobiographies of Leaders in alphabetical order.
Serial number Name of the Author Personality Name of the Book Published year
1 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Former Indian President and Scientist Wings Of Fire 1999
2 Inder Kumar Gujral Former Indian Prime Minister Matters of Discretion 2011
3 Adolf Hitler German Politician Mein Kampf 1925
4 Albert Einstein German Physicist Autobiographical Notes 1949
5 Annachandy The first female judge in India 1973
6 Arjun Singh Indian Politician Arjun Singh,Indian Politician 2012
7 B.V. Acharya Indian Justice All From Memory 2014
8 Babar Mughal Emperor Baburnama th 16 Century
9 Barack Obama President of US Dreams from my father 1996
10 Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan Daughter of Destiny 1988
11 Benito Mussolini Italian Politician My Autobiography: With the political and social Doctrine of Fascism 1928
12 BenjaminFranklin USleadingauthor,printer,p olitician,statesman,and diplomat. The Autobiography of Benjamin 1791
13 Bertr and Arthur William Russell A British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer ,social critic and political activist. The Autobiography of Bertr and Russell 1951
14 Bill Clinton American Politician My Life 2004
15 Charles Robert Darwin English Naturalist and Geologist The Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character 1887
16 Dalai Lama Chinese Buddhist Spiritual Leader Freedom In Exile 1991
17 Fali Sam Nariman Indian Constitutional jurist and senior advocate to the Supreme Court of India Before Memory Fades 2012
18 Hillary Clinton An American politician Living History 2003
19 I.K Gujral Indian Politician and Former PM of India Matters Of Discretion 2011
20 J.B Kripalani Indian politician My Times,an autobiography 2004
21 Jawaharlal Nehru First PM of India An Autobiography: Toward Freedom 1936
22 Jean Paul Sartre A French philosopher, play wright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic The Words 1964
23 K. Natwar Singh Indian former Union Cabinet Minister and Writer One Life Is Not Enough 2014
24 Khushwant singh Indian novelist, Lawyer, Journalist and Politician Truth, Love and a Little Malice 2002
25 L.K. Advani Indian politician My Country My Life 2008
26 MalalaYousafzai A Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. I’m Malala 2014
27 Margaret Thatcher Former P.M of U.K Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography N.A
28 Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi Father of the Nation My Story Of Experiments with Truth 1940
29 Nelson Mandela Former President of South Africa Along Walk To Freedom 1994
30 Phoolan devi Indian Former MP The Bandit Queen of India N.A
31 Rajendra Prasad The first president of India Athma Katha 1946
32 Ronald Reagan Former President of US An American Life 1990
33 Ronald Reagan Former President of US The Reagan Diaries 2007
34 Salim Ali Indian ornithologist and naturalist. The Fall of a Sparrow 1985
35 Sigmund Freud The father of psycho analysis-Australian An Autobiographical study 1925
36 Stephen Hawking English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Researcher at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge A Brief History Of Time 1989
37 Thomas Jefferson Former Presidents of US Autobiography 1743-1790 1821
38 V.KSingh Retired General of Indian army and Former Minister of ExternalAffairs Courage and Conviction 2013
39 V.R KrishnaIyer Former Indian Judge Wandering in Many Worlds N.A
40 Walter Benjamin German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic Unpacking My Library 1931
41 Winston Churchill Former PM of UK Memoirs of the Second World War 1959
42 Winston Churchill Former PM of UK My Early Life : 1874-1904 1930
43 Arjuna Siṃha Indian political leader A Grain of Sand in the Hourglass of Time: An Autobiography 2012
44 Sharad Pawar National politician and NCP President Life On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power: 2016
45 Mr. Subbarao Indian Economist, Central Banker, and Civil Who moved my interest rate ? 2016
46 Margaret Alva Indian political leader Courage & Commitment 2016
47 Anil K. Rajvanshi Director of the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) A Life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance 2016
Serial number Name of the Author Personality Name of the Book Published year
1 Aero Smith American Rockband Walk This Way 1997
2 Agatha Christie English Crime Novelist An Autobiography 1977
3 Akira Kurosawa Japanese Filmmaker Something like an Autobiography 1981
4 Anne Frank German Writer The Diary of an Young Girl 1947
5 Annie Besant British Socialist theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish Annie Besant: An Autobiography 1908
6 Arnold Schwarzenegger An Austrian- American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional body builder and politician Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story N.A
7 Charlie Chaplin English comic actor and film-maker My Autobiography 1964
8 Leo Tolstoy A Russian novelist My Confession 1884
9 Marilyn Monroe An American actress, model, and singer My Story N.A
10 Mark Twain An American author and humorist Mark Twain’s Autobiography, posthumous 1907
11 Marlon Brando An American actor, film director, and activist. Songs My Mother Taught Me 1995
12 Maxim Gorky A Russian and Soviet writer My Child hood 1913
13 Michael Jackson An American singer,song writer, record producer, dancer, and actor Moon Walk 1988
14 Oscar Wilde An Irish author, play writer and poet. De Profundis 1897
15 Kamala Das Indian author and poet My Story 1973
16 Sita Ram Goel Indian religious and political activist, writer and publisher How I Became a Hindu 1982
17 C. Chaudhuri Indian essayist Nirad Thy Hand, Great Anarch! 1987
18 Agni Sreedhar Indian writer, film maker and journalist My Days in the Underworld: Rise of the Bangalore Mafia 2013
19 Dilip Kumar An Indian film actor The Substance And The Shadow 2014
20 Shatrughan Sinha Actor of Hindi Cinema & Indian Politics Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography 2016
21 Shashi Kapoor Indian film actor and film producer Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star 2016