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Arjun Kapoor (born 26th June 1985) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Before his acting debut wih Ishaqzaade (2012) he has also been assistant producer and assistant director of few films. Kapoor was born in Chembur, Mumbai to Indian film producer, Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor

Kunal Kapoor (born 26th June 1959), son of the late actors Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal, is an Indian film actor who made his debut with the 1972 English-language film Siddhartha, later acted in Shyam Benegal’s Junoon and in his first mainstream Bollywood film, Ahista, opposite Padmini Kolhapure as well as Vijeta.

Suresh Gopi (born 26 June 1958) is an Indian film actor, politician, playback singer and television presenter. He works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and has also appeared in few Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bollywood films. Suresh has acted in more than 200 films and is a recipient of a National Film Award and Kerala State Film Award.

Bankimchandra Chatterjee or Bankimchandra Chatjee (27 June 1838–8 April 1894) was an Indian novelist, poet and journalist. He was the composer of Vande Mataram, originally in Sanskrit stotra personifying India as a mother goddess and inspiring activists during the Indian Independence Movement.

Uday Kiran Vajpeyajula is an Indian film actor in Tollywood and Kollywood. His first three consecutive blockbuster films earned him the title “Hatrick Hero”. Uday Kiran was born on 26 June 1980 to Hyderabad-based VVK Murthy and Nirmala.

Shahaji II (also known as Rajarshi Shahu) (26 June 1874 – 6 May 1922) was the first Maharaja of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur, ruling from 1894 to 1922. Shahu was born on 26 July 1874 as Yeshwantrao Ghatge, eldest son of jaishinghrao Ghatge, chief of Kagal (senior) by his wife Radhabai, a daughter of the Raja of Mudhol.

Mohammad Yunus (26 June 1916 – 17 June 2001) was a close associate and advisor to Indira Gandhi. As a member of the foreign service he served as India’s ambassador to Turkey, Indonesia, Iraq and Spain.He promoted Trade between India and the rest of the world

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Yash Johar (6th September 1929 – 26th June 2004) Birth name Anand Raj Johar was an Indian Bollywood film producer. He founded Dharma Productions in 1976 and made Hindi films that were noted for featuring lavish sets and exotic locations, but upheld Indian traditions and family values.

Eknath Dhondu ‘Ekki’ Solkar  pronunciation (help·info) (March 18, 1948 in Mumbai – June 26, 2005 in Mumbai) was an Indian all-round cricketer who played 27 Tests and seven One Day Internationals for his country. He was born in Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, and died in the same city at the age of 57.

Jahanara Imam (May 3, 1929—June 26, 1994) was a Bangladeshi writer and political activist. She is most widely remembered for her efforts to bring those accused of committing war crimes in the Bangladesh Liberation War to trial.

Adoor Pankajam (1925 – 26 June 2010) was an Indian actress, in Malayalam movies. She hailed from Adoor in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala state. Mainly, she was a supporting actress, and a comedian. Her sister Adoor Bhavani was also a Malayalam cinema actress.

James Walker Dawson (1870, India – 26 June 1927, Edinburgh) was a Scottish pathologist remembered for his work on multiple sclerosis including the description of the eponymous Dawson’s fingers. James Dawson started his medical training at Edinburgh University in 1888, but had to interrupt his studies due to tuberculosis.