World has always been bestowed with great personalities every now and then. Great people happen to pass this worldly life to cast inerasable impressions on the people’s hearts and minds they come in contact with. This is the reason why they are called great personalities because their deeds are not ordinary , instead extraordinary. There is something inside them which is superior to their circumstances that makes them different from the rest of the world.
Here we are going to acquaint you with the 10 most famous people born in January .
10. Rahul Dravid
His full name is Rahul Sharad Dravid and was born on january 11, 1973 at Indore , Madhya Pradesh, India . Popularly known as ‘jammy’ and ‘ Mr. Dependable’ , this famous and extraordinary jewel of contemporary Indian cricket had been one of the most consistent player. Bowlers often failed to beat him and so gave him his popular name – The Wall ! He played as the right handed batsman in general , but also tried right arm off spin bowling and wicket keeping. He captained various Test and One Day International cricket matches and had been trusted with the responsibility of taking the matches towards victory . This cricketing legend started playing cricket at the naïve age of 12 and played under various categories.
He won the ‘ layer of the year’ and ‘test player of the year’ awards at the inaugural ICC ceremony in 2004.
9. Jim Carrey
This Canadian born actor and comedian was born on January 17 , 1962 at New market , Ontario , Canada. The present name Jim is s short version for the complete name James Eugene Carrey .
Carrey has astonished people over the time by his rubbery movements and flexible facial expressions. His comedy projects include Ace Venture , Dumb and the Dumber , Liar Liar and The Mask .It’s not just that , that he could play as comedian . He has outshone himself by playing a damn serious role in a romantic drama named ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ . in his personal life , he had a long term relationship with the actress Jenny McCarthy.
8 . Christian bale
This man needs no introduction , at least to the ladies . The famous batman that haunts the evil away and saves his city , is no ordinary man. Christian Charles Philip Bale was Born on January 30 , 1974 at Haverford west, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. He currently has his residence in Los Angeles , California, US. He is married to Sandra Blažić since 2000 and has one child.
This English actor has worked in movies like the Fighter , The Machinist and the famous need-no-introduction Batman trilogy . He made appearances on television commercials at the young age of eight years old and was soon discovered and casted by Spielberg and thereafter he became one of his favorite and gave various hits . Christian Bale also played a lead in ‘A Midsummer night’s dream ‘ with Calista Flockhart.
7. Kapil dev
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj was born on January 6 , 1959 in Chandigarh , Punjab , India. He is one of the most famous Indian Cricketer till date. The level of his bowling style is still unmatched. The Yorkers he threw during the late 20th century left many great batsmen dumbstruck. He was a right arm pace bowler generally appreciated for his potentoutswinging style. He captained the Indian cricket Team in 1983 World Cup and it was then that the Indians bagged their first ever world Cup trophy . He was awarded as ‘Indian Cricketer of the Century ‘ title in 2002 . He even coached the Indian team for ten months between October 1999 and August 2000 . Nicknamed as ‘the haryana hurricane’ , he even represented Haryana team in domestic cricket .
6. Muhammad Ali
Originally known as Cassius Clay Jr. , he was born on January 17 , 1942 and is an American former professional boxer who won his first heavyweight championship against Sonny Liston at the very age of 22 , in 1964 . it was then that he changed his religion to Islam and ever since then , is famous as Muhammad Ali , who is known for his never say die spirit and his nicknames which are – ‘The Greatest’ , ‘The People’s Champion’ and ‘The Louisville Lip’ . He has a huge winning record of winning 57 fights out of a total of 61 with just 5 losses. Ali has seen various hues in his life as he has been both idolized and belittled at different stages .
5. A.R . Rehman
Born in the year 1966 on January 6 in south India , A.R.R. is a singer , songwriter , composer , philanthrophist , conductor , arranger , entrepreneur and music director . He is a heart- throb of music lovers across the world. His musical intervention in the Oscar winning ‘ slumdog millionaire ‘ brought him fame and worldwide appreciation. His original name was A. S . Dileepkumar . when his career was not as bright , he gave himself to the divine custody of islam and came out brighter as A. R . Rehman. In 2009 , Time magazine placed A. R . Rehman in the list of world’s most influential people. He was nicknamed as ‘ Mozart of madras ‘ for his extensive contribution to music. He has notably fused the traditional classical music with the electronic music and the world orchestra.
4. Oprah Winfrey
Born on January 29 , 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S. , Oprah Gail Winfrey is a popular American TV show host , philanthropist , media proprietor , actress and producer . The world famous, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show ‘ , was the highest rated program of its kind and the lady has also been categorized as the most influential woman of the world. Further, she held the honor of being the greatest black philanthropist in the history of America. Oprah was also the only black billionaire present for some time. She is in contact with the ‘Democratic Party’ and also enjoys Chairwomanship ( CEO , CCO ) of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
3. Kate Middleton
Born on January 9 , 1982 , this English personality tied up with Prince William of Wales in 2010 after the grand engagement ceremony .Kate formally became “Catherine” , Duchess of Cambridge on April 29 , 2011 wife to Prince William – duke of Cambridge. Time magazine’s in 2010 enlisted Kate Middleton amongst the ‘ 100 most influential people in the world. The Duchess is expected to eventually take up the ‘queen’s ‘ status. Catherine became popular with her fantabulous dressing styles and has left behind various numbers in ‘best dressed ‘ list. She met the man of her life and dreams – Prince William in 2001 when they both were university students and its then that they started dating .
2. Michelle Obama
The first lady of the white house is wife to the forty fourth President of The United States of America , Barack Obama. She was born on January 17 , 1964 in Illinois and she was the salutorian of her school before she came to fame as the first lady of USA. She tied the knots with Barack Obama in October 1992 and they both met each other while working in Chicago Law Firm. 49 years old , she is a proud mother of Malia and Sasha – her two daughters . Apart from being a lawyer , she has interest in sociology and has studied African –American studies form the Princeton University.
1. Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
This man over the years has created his own recognition that is unforgettable just as his works and shows. Though popularly known to the world as Mr. Bean , Rowan Sebastian Atkinson , is his real name. Born on January 6 , 1955 , this English comedian and screen writer has been listed in ‘the Observer’ as one of the 50 funniest British comedians. The actor gain stardom with his famous show ‘ Mr. Bean ‘ and his adaptations ‘ bean’ and ‘ Mr. Bean’s Holiday’. His genres include black humour and physical comedy . It’s amazing to see how a man , without speaking a single word , is able to roll the people off their seats and leave them slapping knees. His style seems to be influenced by Charlie Chaplin and to influence Steve Pemberton. His show ‘Not the Nine O’ Clock News ‘ was broadcasted on BBC , which was produced by his own friend.