We’ve all experienced or are experiencing a time in our lives when we feel stuck; there are times when we don’t know whether or not what we’re doing is correct, or what we should be doing. We all need emotional pushes from time to time, but we’re afraid to talk to our family or friends about it. However, in today’s digital age, you don’t always have to face someone and tell them how you really feel. This is where India’s motivational speakers come to the rescue. Why Indian motivational speakers, you might wonder. Because they are more familiar with the problems that Indians face, and for obvious reasons.
If we talk about YouTube, there are so many top motivational speakers that the list could go on forever; however, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Motivational Speakers in India for 2021. They’re all well-known, and some of them have millions of subscribers on their respective YouTube channels. Let’s take a look at the list without further ado.
Sadhguru, also known as Jaggi Vasudev, requires no introduction. According to India Today magazine, he is one of the top 50 most powerful Indians. It’s not just the millions of views and engagement his videos receive online that sets him apart; it’s also the amount of social activity he engages in through the ISHA foundation.
He’s so well-known on YouTube that he’s dubbed a ‘YouTube Guru’! Every day, millions of people look forward to and read his daily wisdom on Twitter. He’s a great example of how a good speaker can use digital marketing to organically grow his audience. As a result, Sadhguru is ranked first among the top Indian motivational speakers in 2021.
Sandeep Maheshwari is a well-known motivational speaker who rose from the ranks of “another middle-class guy” to become a millionaire. He has inspired millions of people who have struggled and failed to achieve success, happiness, and contentment in their lives. His desire to help people and do good in the world inspired him to start “Free Life-Changing Seminars and Sessions,” which he hopes will change people’s lives.
Entrepreneur India Summit named him Creative Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, and the “ET Now” television channel named him Pioneer of Tomorrow. He has also been featured in almost every major magazine, newspaper, and television channel, including The Economic Times, India Today, CNBC-TV18, IBN7, ET Now, NewsX, and others. It’s only natural that he’ll be listed among the top 10 Indian motivational speakers in 2020.
Gaur Gopal Das is a witty motivational speaker who has coached students, celebrities, and business leaders from all over the world. His talks, which are based on timeless wisdom passed down through the ages, encourage the audience to think more deeply and find simple solutions to complex problems.
He graduated from the College Of Engineering in Pune with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He decided to upgrade his career to become a life coach after a brief stint with Hewlett Packard. He joined ISKCON in 1996 and has been very active in this field ever since. For more than two decades, Gaur Gopal Das has lectured at a number of prestigious colleges in India and abroad. He has been very active in guiding top doctors and medical professionals all over the world. He has also advised top corporations and is listed among the top 15 Indian motivational speakers for the year 2021.
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Chetan Bhagat is a former banker who has written twelve best-selling novels. Nine novels—Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), Half Girlfriend (2014), One Indian Girl (2016), The Girl in Room 105 (2018), and One Arranged Murder (2020)—and three non-fiction titles—What Young India Wants (2012), Making India Awesome(2015), and India Positive(2016)—are included, as well as three non-fiction titles (2019). Since their publication, Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers. Four of his five novels have already been adapted into successful Bollywood films, and the remaining two are in the works.
He was dubbed “the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history” by the New York Times. He was named one of the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ by Time magazine, and one of the ‘100 most creative people in business’ by Fast Company in the United States. Chetan contributes columns to leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on issues concerning youth and national development. He’s also a screenwriter and motivational speaker. Chetan left his international investment banking job in 2009 to focus solely on writing and bringing about change in the country. He and his wife, Anusha, an IIM-A classmate, live in Mumbai. He is one of India’s youth icons and one of the top ten motivational speakers in the country in 2021.
5. BK Shivani
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She was born in Pune in 1972 under the name Shivani Verma. She teaches at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University as a Brahma Kumaris teacher. Shivani Verma earned a “gold medalist” electronics engineering degree from Pune University in 1994 and then worked as a lecturer at Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering in Pune for two years.
Shivani’s parents forced her to join the Brahma Kumaris when she was a child, but she was initially uninterested as a young adult. However, she eventually surrendered to it and made spiritualism her life’s purpose. She married into the software industry. Vishal Verma is his name; however, little is known about him.
Her career as a motivational speaker began when she worked backstage in Delhi at the production of Brahma Kumaris television presentations, where senior teachers recorded teachings. Due to a lack of other teachers, she began answering viewers’ questions herself in 2007. This led to the launch of a television show called Awakening with Brahma Kumaris in 2007, in which she was interviewed by co-host actor Suresh Oberoi. That was the beginning of her motivational speaking career, which began with public seminars and television appearances. For her leading role in the Sanskar channeL show, she gained enormous popularity in India and the Indian Diaspora. She became the World Psychiatric Association’s goodwill ambassador in a very short time, along with actor Suresh Oberoi.
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Dr. Vivek Bindra, a motivational speaker, and entrepreneurship coach has an active 11.5 million YouTube subscribers. His motivational and inspirational talks have gained him a large following, but his actions and life journey, in general, are truly inspirational. Bada Business Pvt. Ltd. is his company, and he is the founder and CEO. Empowering Indian Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs, and Wannapreneurs (students) to transform their businesses and careers is the goal of the ed-tech company.
Dr. Vivek Bindra is the owner of five Guinness World Records TM and the creator of the World’s No. 1 Entrepreneur YouTube Channel. Thousands of people attend his large-scale entrepreneurial workshops, such as ‘Bounce Back’ and others. He’s someone to keep an eye on, and he’s one of the top 10 Indian motivational speakers for 2021.
7. Shiv Khera
Shiv Khera is an activist and one of India’s first motivational speakers. He is also an author of self-help books, including You Can Win. He started the Bhartiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party and started a movement in India against caste-based reservation. He also founded the Country First Foundation and the Bhartiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party.
In India’s general election in 2004, he ran as an independent candidate for the South NCR constituency and lost. He also filed several public interest lawsuits in India’s Supreme Court and ran for President in the country’s general election in 2009. Shiv Khera’s own life is an inspiration in and of itself. Before becoming a successful motivational speaker and author, he had a string of failures as a car washer, an insurance salesman, and others. He is among the Top 10 Indian Motivational Speakers in 2021, as he continues to inspire millions.
Simerjeet Singh, a huge fan of Hindi inspirational poetry, is one of the few motivational speakers in India who has set out on a mission to resurrect Hindi poetry in all its glory.
Simerjeet Singh, one of India’s youngest motivational speakers, encourages youth to live a purpose-driven life, a lesson he learned firsthand. By giving motivational speeches on topics like Leadership, Team Building, Innovation, Sales Motivation, Entrepreneurship, Teacher Motivation, and Youth Motivation, he has fueled positive change for international audiences ranging from students to business leaders.
Simerjeet Singh has made a name for himself in the international arena at a young age by giving motivational speeches at the United Nations, and he’s the one you should be following on social media in 2021 to stay inspired. In 2021, he is among the top Indian motivational speakers.
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Dr. Ujjwal Patni is a renowned motivational author, international trainer, and top business coach. His free motivational videos on life and business in The Ujjwal Patni Show had inspired and motivated over one million people around the world. This show can be found on the Ujjwal Patni YouTube channel, Facebook page, mobile app, and WhatsApp group.
Dr. Patni is the only Indian motivational speaker to hold three Guinness World Records. YouTube has given Ujjwal Patni’s YouTube channel the prestigious Gold Creator Award. More than 15 national and international awards have been bestowed upon him.
In various countries, he has been featured in the most prestigious print and electronic media. Dr. Ujjwal Patni, a true leader, risk-taker, and dreamer left a lucrative career in dentistry to devote his life to inspiring people and organizations to reach their full potential.
10. Him-eesh Madaan
Him-eesh Madaan is an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and a career strategist. He has trained and addressed over 70,000 people, driven by his passion for empowering people.
He began his career in sales in the travel industry after learning from the school of hard knocks. While working for the airlines, he gained experience in sales, quality, and training. He chose to become a motivational speaker in order to fulfill his life mission of assisting individuals in flourishing and progressing. He specializes in motivation, interpersonal skills, communication, positive thinking, corporate culture, anger management, and decision-making skills, among other things.
Him-eesh is a Six Sigma Certified Professional, PCMM Certified Professional, IATA/UFTAA Qualified Professional, AAFT Film School Alumnus, and NHRD Member. He is a writer, poet, and actor in addition to being an effective speaker, which allows him to infuse audiences with powerful messages and a dash of humor.
People of Indian Origin who have are well known motivational speakers globally
11. Jay Shetty
Who goes from being a shaven-headed, saffron-robed monk in a remote Indian ashram to being noticed by Arianna Huffington and invited to host HuffPost Lifestyle in New York? That would be Jay Shetty. A viral wisdom purveyor and social media sensation. Think Like a Monk, Jay’s first book came out in the midst of the pandemic. Jay wanted to reach out to a larger audience even as he was teaching corporate employees how to find purpose and reduce stress. He started making videos with these messages in them. Jay’s success has not only brought him fame and popularity, but it has also helped him make millions, thanks to an astute combination of easy-to-consume wisdom, social media, and technology. When asked if affluence and the monk’s way of life can coexist, Jay Shetty explains that the monk mindset is that nothing is intrinsically good or bad.
12. Robin Sharma
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Robin Sharma is a Canadian author of Indian descent who is well-known as a motivational and leadership speaker around the world. With his second book, ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,’ he became a worldwide sensation and is known as a writer with a deep understanding of life. He has worked as a litigation lawyer and has a master’s degree in law. However, he was unable to find peace or fulfillment in his work. Sharma decided to change his life and try his hand at writing when he was only 25 years old. His life’s turning point did not occur in a flash of insight. It had been a long and winding road with many setbacks. He left law and followed his calling after the international success of his second book. His popularity as a speaker, on the other hand, he had not anticipated.
He is currently sought out by CEOs and top executives in the corporate world for advice on how to keep employees motivated. Many ‘Fortune 500’ companies have hired him as a consultant or trainer, including ‘Microsoft,’ ‘GE,’ ‘Nike,’ ‘FedEx,’ and ‘IBM.’ He is frequently invited to give speeches by organizations such as ‘NASA,’ ‘Yale University,’ ‘The Young Presidents Organization,’ and ‘Harvard Business School.’
13. Deepak Chopra
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Deepak Chopra (born 1946) is a money-making guru to some and an alternative medicine expert to others. He has sold over ten million books in 30 languages and is a celebrity friend and advisor. “The human body and spirit are intimately connected,” he believes, according to Richard Acello of the San Diego Business Journal. Chopra realized he needed to make a change after smoking too many cigarettes and drinking too much coffee and alcohol to cope with the stress of his busy life. He shifted his attention to his philosophical interests, reading a book about transcendental meditation (TM). He was able to stop drinking, smoking, and relaxing as a result of his TM practice.
This concludes our list of the top Indian motivational speakers. Comment down below which one is your favorite one to watch on YouTube.