January 9 - Farah Khan was born. She is a Bollywood director, actress, and choreographer. She has choreographed for more than 100 songs. She won the Filmfare Best Choreography Award for six times and one National Film Award for Best Choreography. She has directed Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, and Tees Maar Khan films.
December 27 - Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan (Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan) was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He has acted in more than 80 Hindi films.
December - Motilal passed away. He was a Bollywood actor. He won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award twice.
December - Ambalal Balkrishna Purani (A.B. Purani) died. He was a prominent disciple and biographer of Sri Aurobindo.
May 1 - G. N. Balasubramaniam (known as GNB) was died at the age of 55 in Madras. He was a vocalist in the Carnatic tradition. He became the first superstar of Carnatic music.
November 7 - Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad better known by the Ahmadiyya community as The Promised Son was died at the age of 76 in Rabwah, Pakistan. He was Khalifatul Masih II, head of the Ahmadiyya Community.