Ben Kingsley`s fantastic potrayal of Mahatma Gandhi in this movie is a benchmark to all biographical movies made by anybody in the world. Richard Attenborough made this classic which also starred Rohini Hattangadi as Kasturba Gandhi
Sardar - 1993
Ketan Mehta directed the ever great Paresh Rawal in the titular role of Sardar Patel. Renowned playwright Vijay Tendulkar wrote the story about this great man.
Mangal Pandey: The Rising - 2005
Though this movie did not do too well at the box office, yet it was well received by the foreign critics. Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee starred in this movie about the first war of Indian independence.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - 2013
The character of Indian athlete Milkha Singh was well portrayed by Farhan Akhtar and the film did very well in the Box Office. It is one of the few biopics made on an Indian Sportsperson.
Shaheed - 1965
Starring Manoj Kumar, Prem Chopra, and Pran this movie won the Best Feature Film award at the 13th National Film Awards. This was Manoj Kumar`s first movie with a Nationalistic theme, and he further went on to do many films based on the same theme. He was thus nicknamed `Bharat Kumar`.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh- 2002
Another movie on the revolutionary Bhagat Singh, this movie got a lot of critical acclaim across the nation. Ajay Devgn`s performance was lauded and A. R. Rehman`s music was every bit inspiring.
Guru - 2007
Loosely based on the life of business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani, the Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer received extremely positive reviews from critics as well as audiences. Mani Ratnam directed this movie and A. R. Rehman did the musical score.
Jhansi Ki Rani - 1956
An old forgotten movie of the yore, this is the first Indian movie to be filmed entirely in Technicolor. Based on the lives of Rani Lakshmi Bai, the movie starred Sohrab Modi and his wife Mehtab in the titular roles.
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se - 2010
Starring Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, it is based on the book `Do And Die` by Manini Chatterjee. The events of the movie are based on the Chittagong Uprising of 1930.
Border - 1997
Though it was not based on one particular war hero, JP Dutta`s border was based on the war heroes of the war of 1971. This multi-starrer movie boasted of heart touching performances beautiful compositions by Anu Malik.