35 Indian Motivational Speakers For Self Confidence & Positive Thinking

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Deepa  Ramachandran

11 months ago|13 min read


Motivation is something you get by yourself or by some other external source that can keep you going or triggers you to kick-start again with more strength. 

There are people in our society who work to give you motivation. Their talks can get you motivated, but they are not people who are doing this alone as their profession, they all belong to different professions but have more experience and thinking that they use to motivate others. 

Their talks are mostly based on their life experiences and can change so many others' lives.

Today, we will be getting to know a little more about them, motivating you, even more, to achieve your goals no matter how hard your path is.

Below are listed the 35 Indian motivational speakers for self-confidence and positive thinking.

1. Jaggi Vasudev

Jaggi Vasudev | Indian Motivational Speakers

One of the most inspiring and well-known motivational speakers in India is Jaggi Vasudev. He was born on 3rd September in the year 1957. He is not just a motivational speaker but also an author. Furthermore, he is the founder of the Isha Foundation. He completed his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mysore. 

Jaggi Vasudev was awarded the Padma Vibhushan award in 2017 by the government of India.

He is a great inspiration to many youngsters across the world. He has a wide number of followers and his Isha Foundation is an ashram as well as a yoga center. To quote one of his wise words,

“Discover the deeper potential in yourself. Never go out to be like somebody else. Be yourself to your full potential.” 

2. Dr. Sudha Murthy

Dr. Sudha Murthy | Indian Motivational Speakers

Sudha Murthy, the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation has proved that women go around the world giving a massive motivation to the people out there. She was born on 19th August 1950. She is also an author and a social worker. This greatly talented woman was a Padma Shri awardee in the year 2006.

She has shared golden sayings in all her speeches that can give you an alarming reality check. To quote one,

“If you try to please everyone, you will please no one. It is impossible to lead your life for others' happiness.”

3. Shiv Khera

Shiv Khera, one of the well-known positive thinkers and motivational speakers in India, was born on 13th November 1951. He is an author and social activist who launched a movement against caste-based reservation in India.

He is a true inspiration to every individual who follows him. His talks encourage people to realize their true potential and strengths. He once said that,

“Good leaders look to create more leaders, bad leaders look to create followers.” An eye-opening statement for so many leaders to try to become better leaders.

4. Robin Sharma

Now we will see a little about a Canadian writer, a motivational speaker who is a native Indian. He was born on 16th June 1964. Apart from being just a motivational speaker, he is also an author who is known for ‘The Monk who sold his Ferrari’ book series.

He has an amazing aura that holds people still while he speaks. Of course, that is why he is one of the most known and influential motivational speakers."

My favorite words of his are, “ Your I CAN is more important than IQ”. What do you think about this quote? Isn’t it really motivating?

5. Akash Gautam

Akash Gautam | Indian Motivational Speaker

Akash Gautam is India's Top Motivational Speaker for Corporate Events and for students. He is the Happy Guy and his events are replete with Humor, Sarcasm, and with very deep impacting stories. World's best names in the corporate sector e.g. 30+ of the NIFTY-50 companies repeatedly trust Akash as their keynote speaker.  

His inspiring talk 'CALMSUTRA' to the Aditya Birla Group senior management can be watched here:- 


6. Sandeep Maheshwari

Sandeep Maheshwari | Indian Motivational Speakers

An Indian motivational speaker who actually started as a model at the age of 19 and set up his company ‘Mash Audio Visuals Pvt. Ltd’ which creates portfolios of the models. In 2006, he started ‘Image bazaar’.

He was born on 28th September 1980. His talks are mostly based on self-discipline, facing your fears, and not running away from them. Do you wonder what makes a good life? Then click on the given link and fetch your answer.


7. Deepak Chopra

He is an Indian-American author, his book focuses on alternative medicines. He was born on 22nd October 1946 and today is a guiding light for many people. He speaks the most about self-help, positivity, and confidence. He was the guiding light of the self-help movement. He was awarded the top five outstanding speakers award for his motivational talks.

“Always go with your passions, never ask yourself if it's real or not”. He strongly supports and encourages the thought of following your passion.

8. Yogesh Chabria

Yogesh Chabria | Indian Motivational Speakers

Yogesh Chabria once said, “You aren’t living enough if you don’t sing, dance and laugh.” He is a person who lives life to the fullest and also motivates people to do the same. He was born on 28th October 1984.

He is an entrepreneur, an author, influential speaker, and the founder of ‘The Happionaire way’

A simple question can change your life.

· How to have clarity in life?


These are just two drops of topics from a huge ocean of his talks. You can also go through the link and watch his video to get clarity on your life.

9. Dr. Vivek Bindra

He is another well-known motivational and influential speaker in India. He is also a leader and corporate trainer. He was born on 5th April 1982. He holds the world record for training the largest gathering ever of HR professionals under one roof. His record is registered in the Golden book of world records and Limca book of world records. 

In the words of the record holder,

“If you have too many priorities, then it means you have no priority”.

You hear that? Choose your priority!

10. Dr. Ujjwal Patni

He is a business coach, an author, and a motivational trainer. He has published 7 books in 14 languages and holds three Guinness World Records. This great man was born on 13th November 1973, and he has delivered his speeches in more than 100 cities worldwide.

His work “6 powerful dialogues will change your life” is very impressive and meaningful. Click the link below to have a glance at it.


11. Sneh Desai

He is the founder of the Sneh foundation, and not to forget he started to train people at the age of 9. He is an expert motivator, an inspirational coach and at 12 he became a Microsoft certified trainer. He is also called a genius with deep knowledge and inner power.

“Be sure to taste your words before you serve them to others”

12. Arunima Sinha

Arunima Sinha | Indian Motivational Speakers

Yes, you got it right. Arunima Sinha is the world's first female amputee to scale Mount Everest, Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Vinson, and Mount Aconcagua.

She was born on 20th July 1989. She is not just a motivational speaker but also a former 7-time volleyball player.

This quote of hers directly tells you how she was able to achieve all this. “Set your goals high in life, don’t stop until you reach there.”

13. Priya Kumar

Priya Kumar | Indian Motivational Speakers

She was born on 4th March 1973. She is a writer and motivational speaker in India. She has written 12 books which include novels and self-help books. She has met or even trained over 300 million people through her workshops and her books.

She talks about self-confidence, efforts, and responsibilities. A very famous quote of hers is also one of my favorites. “Your success is your responsibility.”

14. TS Madaan

TS Madaan is also one of the well-known motivational speakers in India. He was born on 14th November 1958. He is a motivational speaker and a social media star. 

He is from a Sikh family and has 34 years of experience in this field.

15. Diana Hayden

Diana Hayden is an Indian actress, a host, model, the third woman to win Miss World from India in 1997, and of course is a wonderful motivational speaker. She was born on 1st May 1973.

She is an inspiration to many young Indian women and her motivational talks have added to it and inspired so many people especially brown women.

16. Ram G Vallath

Ram Gopal Vallath is a TEDx speaker, an author, and a keynote motivational speaker in India. He is also a person who once suffered from an autoimmune disorder, he fought back with his enthusiasm and is now an independent person that everyone admires. He is often called the most positive person one can ever meet.

He is truly a self-motivated person because he says he wrote his first book when he was hospitalized for his treatment.

17. Gul Panag

She was born on 3rd January 1977. She is an actress, voice actress, model, and former beauty who competed in Miss Universe. She runs a foundation ‘Colonel Shamsher Singh Foundation’ an NGO for gender equality, education, disaster management.

Not just this she is also a health activist and fitness advocate. She is also the co-founder of ‘Health and fitness start-up’.

18. Indranil Chakraborty

This well-known Indian motivational speaker is a businessman, a storyteller, and a speaker of course. He was born in the year 1977. He is the co-founder of story works.

He believes that the content delivered in the form of a story reaches well and more people. He follows that fashion to deliver his thoughts.

19. Prakash Iyer

He is the CEO of ‘Information India Ltd’. He is a motivational speaker, a leadership coach, and an author. He is one of the best-selling authors. He also served as the CEO of the famous IPL team ‘Mumbai Indians’.

His talks are normally on teamwork, unity, and tips to achieve the end goal. He delivers his talks as a blend of humor and passion which keeps the listener well engrossed.

20. Ashish Vidyarthi

Ashish Vidyarthi | Indian Motivational Speakers

He was born on 19th June 1962. He is an award-winning actor who acted in more than 200 movies in 12 languages and is a motivational speaker.

He is the mind behind ‘Avid Miner Conversations’ an entrepreneurial venture. They customize interactive modules and give creative talks to bring out the champion in you.

His talk topics mostly cover -

  • The importance of curiosity
  • Discovering uniqueness
  • Celebrating life is like an opportunity

His talk on TEDx talk on vulnerability is one of the most-watched videos. The respective link is attached below.


21. Deeya Bajaj

Deeya Suzanna Bajaj was born on 9th March 1994. She is a multi-talented woman. She is a mountaineer, motivational speaker, explorer, PADI certified rescue diver. She and her father Ajeet Bajaj are the first-ever Indian father-daughter duo to climb Mount Everest.

She talks about leadership, teamwork, women empowerment, sustainability, decision-making, and positive thinking.

22. Ankur Warikoo

Ankur Warikoo is an entrepreneur, mentor, and motivational speaker. He was born on 25th August 1980. He is the founder of nearbuy.com [An e-commerce company that allows customers to discover, buy and save on merchants nearest to them].

He has delivered his speeches at various places like corporations, schools, conferences, colleges, etc. He talks about leadership, consumer internet entrepreneurial mindset. He has published articles as well.

23. Shalini Saraswathi

Shalini Saraswathi | Indian Motivational Speakers

She is a brave female motivational speaker in India. She is a quad amputee, who has her hands and legs to a bacterial infection. She is also a Blade Runner and also a highly rated female motivational speaker.

She has made her appearance at many events to deliver her speech incorporating companies like Biocon, TESCO, BASF, etc. she received the Iconic Women award by the Ladies Wing of the IMC Chamber of communication.

“My life, my decision, my dreams, limbs or no limbs” are true words of inspiration by her.

24. Lt General Raymond Noronha

He is a veteran with 40 years of experience in the Indian Army. He is a 'soldier- scholar' who has a Mphil degree and is now pursuing a Ph.D. his life lessons from the army are what he delivers through his speech.

He mainly gives talks on team building, leadership qualities, overcoming challenging situations, risk-taking, about the battle-winning factors.

He also firmly believes that "Good learners and excellent performers are good leaders".

25. Naina Lal Kidwai

Naina Lal Kidwai is a professional banker, a chartered accountant. Former president of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commercial and Industry. She is also an author. She was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2007 for her involvement in trade and industry.

She was in a great position before she became a motivational speaker. She served as Non-Executive director in Nestle for 12 years. And, she is the first woman to head a foreign bank’s operation in India.

26. Simerjeet Singh

He is listed among the top 10 motivational speakers in India in 2021 by the Indian Speaker Bureau. He has addressed over 200 groups from CEOs to young professionals in 50 countries. He is a motivational speaker, growth catalyst, virtual keynote speaker as well. He has released many articles which are also truly inspiring.

27. Gaur Gopal Das

He is an Indian lifestyle coach, motivational speaker, former HP engineer, storyteller, monk, and author. He was born on 24th December 1973. 

There is a famous saying by him that goes, 

“If you want to know how rich you are, drop a tear and see how many hands come to wipe that tear.”

28. Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat is one of the most well-known Indian writers and a motivational speaker. He was born on 22nd April 1974. He was also listed as one of the most influential people in 2010. He has given speeches in 100 organizations across 75 countries. He also writes columns for Hindi newspapers.

The topics he covers in his talks are leadership, passion, values, innovation, creativity, and values in life. The places where he has delivered his speeches are Birla Sunlife, Johnson and Johnsons, Reliance, zoom, telegraph, Airtel, and many more.


This video of the definition of success by Chetan Bhagat is one of the most recommended motivational speeches.

29. Swami Gyanvatsal

He is a top motivational and spiritual speaker in India. He always advises people to look at the positive outlook of life. He has given a number of seminars across the globe.

His talks mostly include ethics, positive things, attitude, character, work-life balance, and many more things. Also, he was ranked in the top 10 motivational speakers in 2021.

30. Abha Maryada Banerjee

Abha Maryada Banerjee | Indian Motivational Speakers

She is India’s first female motivational speaker of an international claim. Also, one of the top 10 business, life, and success coaches in Asia. She is also a peak mental strength coach for Indian Olympic athletes. She has coached India’s top CEOs, media personalities, leaders, sports stars, and business people.

She is one of the top 10 motivational speakers in 2021.

31. BK Shivani

She was born on 31st May 1972. She is a teacher in Brahma Kumari’s spiritual movement in India. She is a person who motivates people to know the importance of self-teaching. Her ‘talk to your mind’ series is one of the successful talks. She enhances motivational and positive thinking.

“The best relationship is one in which yesterday’s fight does not stop today’s communication.” This quote of hers tells you what a perfect relationship looks like.

32. Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh is another well-known Indian motivational speaker. She was born on 30th April 1944. She is an Indian classical dancer, Guru, motivational speaker, and Rajya Sabha member.

She is also Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awardee.

33. Sri Kumar Rao

He was born on 11th April 1951. He is a speaker, author, business school professor, and TEDx speaker.

He has many best-selling books. Founder of the Rao Institute.

His books and talks involve passion and purpose in life.

34. Deek Parassini

Deek Parassini is widely addressed as a “Healer of the mind”. He is a positive influencer, mentor, and motivational speaker. His motive is to just make people understand that life is all positive. He even gives free talks which shows his pure intention of spreading positive thinking and motivating people, and he also tells that giving free talks is his way of thanking god.

He talks about relationships, stress management, casteism, procrastination, education, health, finance, and many more. He even has a series of his talks, ‘Life is all positive’.

35. Harish Iyer

Harish Iyer | Indian Motivational Speakers

Harish Iyer is an erudite gender\sexuality trainer, author, professor, columnist, activist, opinion maker, and motivational speaker in India. He is listed as one of the 8 most fiery motivational speakers of India. He has delivered his speech to MNCs, colleges, etc.

His talks are about his life experiences and his views on the incidents. Most of the time he mainly talks about self-worth which promotes self-motivation. At MNC’s, he talks about motivating the sales team and appraising the sensor management.

With this, we come to the end of this motivational journey.

They have paved the way for many more speakers to speak up and motivate others. They all have their own styles of talking and delivering things which makes them even greater.

Well, if you were searching for motivation, then I guess you must have got a little of it. To get a stronger motivation, watch their videos and cheer up.

I hope I shared valuable information today. In that case, 35, if it can be helpful to you, it would make my day.

Be motivated and never lose hope!

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