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List of famous autobiographies – GK
April 27 2024

List of all Autobiographies of Famous people : 

Questions on Autobiographies and their authors can be expected in the Gk section of MBA exams like IIFT, XAT, CMAT, etc. Along with the recent releases, students are also expected to know the books and authors of famous autobiographies written over time. So, here we have a list of famous autobiographies that will be useful for your MBA exam GK preparations.




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A detailed list of all autobiographies of Famous personalities:

Recent Autobiographies:

Name of the Author Name of the book Published Year

Salman Rushdie

Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder

Doris Kearns Goodwin

An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s


The House of Hidden Meanings

Walela Nehanda Bless the Blood: A Cancer Memoir by Walela Nehanda: 2024
 Barbra Streisand  

My Name Is Barbra


Note: We will keep updating this list for the entire year.

Autobiographies of Presidents & Prime Ministers

Name of the author Name of the Book Published year
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wings Of Fire 1999
Barack Obama, President of US Dreams from my father 1995
Inder Kumar Gujral, Former Indian Prime Minister Matters of Discretion 2011
Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan Daughter of Destiny 1988
I.K Gujral, Indian Politician and Former PM of India Matters Of Discretion 2011
Jawaharlal Nehru, First PM of India An Autobiography: Toward Freedom 1936
Margaret Thatcher, Former P.M of the U.K
The Downing Street Years
Thomas Jefferson, Former President of the US Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1790 1821
Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India Atmakatha Katha 1946
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad India Wins Freedom 1958
Dr. Manmohan Singh Changing India 2019
Ronald Reagan, Former President of the US An American Life 1990
Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa Long Walk To Freedom 1994
Winston Churchill, Former PM of the UK Memoirs of the Second World War


(This is a six-volume series)




Autobiographies of Famous Politicians:

Name of the author Name of the Book Published year
Bill Clinton, American Politician My Life 2004
Benito Mussolini, Italian Politician My Autobiography: With the political and social Doctrine of Fascism 1928
Hillary Rodham Clinton, an American politician Living History 2003
Arjuna Siṃha, an Indian Politician A Grain of Sand in the Hourglass of Time 2012
Jiwantram Bhagwandas Kriplani, Indian politician My Times, an autobiography 2004
Sharad Pawar, National politician, and NCP President Life On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power: 2015
L.K. Advani,  Indian politician My Country My Life 2008


Autobiographies of Historical Figures:

Name of the author Name of the Book Published year
Adolf Hitler, a German Politician Mein Kampf 1925
Babur, Mughal Emperor Baburnama 16th Century
Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 1791
Bertr and Arthur William Russell,(British philosopher) The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell 1951
Charles Robert Darwin, English Naturalist and Geologist The Recollections of the Development of My Mind and Character 1887
Dalai Lama, Chinese Buddhist Spiritual Leader Freedom in Exile 1991
Albert Einstein, German Physicist Autobiographical Notes 1949
Stephen Hawking, Theoretical physicist A Brief History Of Time 1989
K. Natwar Singh, Indian former Union Cabinet Minister and Writer One Life Is Not Enough 2014
Khushwant Singh, an Indian novelist, Lawyer, Journalist, and Politician Truth, Love and a Little Malice 2002
Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, Father of the Nation My Experiments with Truth 1940s


Autobiographies of Judges:

Name of the author Name of the Book Published year
Mr. Subbarao - Indian Economist, Central Banker, and Civil Who moved my interest rate? 2016
Margaret Alva – Indian political leader Courage & Commitment 2016
B.V. Acharya, Indian Justice All From Memory 2014
Annachandy (the first female judge in India) Athma Katha 1973
Fali Sam Nariman, Advocate to the Supreme Court of India Before Memory Fades 2012
V.K.Krishna Iyer Wandering in Many Worlds 2009


Autobiographies of Activists

Name of the Author Name of the book Published Year
Malala Yousafzai I’m Malala 2014
Sita Ram Goel How I Became a Hindu 1982
Bhagat Singh, a Freedom Fighter Why am I an Atheist 1930


Autobiographies of Sportsmen and Athletes

Name of the Author Name of the book Published Year
Abhinav Bindra, Indian Shooter A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to 2011
Novak Djokovic Serve to win 2013
Kapil Dev, Former Indian Cricketer Straight From The Heart 2013
David Beckham, English former professional footballer My World, My Side 2000
Mary Kom, an Indian Boxer Unbreakable 2013
Muhammad Ali, an American former professional boxer The Greatest: My Own Story 1975
P.T Usha, an Indian athlete Golden Girl 1987
Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter. Faster Than Lightning: My Autobiography 2013
Anil Kumble Wide Angle 2011
Shoaib Akhtar Controversially Yours 2011
Rafael Nadar Rafa: My story 2011
Vishwanathan Anand Mind Master 2019
Saurav Ganguly One Century is Not Enough 2018
Yuvraj Singh, Indian Cricketer The Test of My Life 2013
Sunil Gavaskar - Indian former cricketer Sunny Days: An Autobiography 2014
Chris Gayle - Jamaican cricketer Six Machine 2016
Sania Mirza - Indian professional tennis player Ace against Odds 2016
Andre Agassi, American tennis player Open: An autobiography 2009
Mike Tyson, an American retired professional boxer Undisputed Truth 2013
Milka Singh, Indian Track And Field Sprinter The Race Of MyLife 2013
Matthew Hayden, former Australian cricketer Standing My Ground 2011
Ricky Ponting, former Australian cricketer Ponting: At the Close of Play 2013
Sachin Tendulkar, Former Indian Cricketer Playing it My Way 2014
Saina Nehwal,Indian badminton player Playing To Win 2013
AB de Villiers - South African cricketer AB: The Autobiography 2016


Autobiographies of Writers:

Name of the Author Name of the book Published Year
Anne Frank, German Writer The Diary of a Young Girl 1947
Kamala Das - Indian author and poet My Story 1973
Leo Tolstoy, a Russian novelist My Confession 1884
Oscar Wilde, was an Irish author, play writer, and poet. De Profundis 1897
Maxim Gorky, a Russian and Soviet writer My Childhood 1913
Agatha Christie, English Crime Novelist An Autobiography 1977
Khushwant Singh Truth, Love, and a Little Malice 2002


Autobiographies of Film Makers:

Name of the Author Name of the book Published Year
Charlie Chaplin, English comic actor and film-maker My Autobiography 1964
Marilyn Monroe, an American actress, model, and singer My Story 1974
Michael Jackson – an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor Moon Walk 1988
Shatrughan Sinha -Actor in Hindi Cinema & Indian Politics Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography 2016
Shashi Kapoor - Indian film actor and film Producer Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star 2016
Akira Kurosawa, Japanese Filmmaker Something like an Autobiography 1981
Annie Besant Annie Besant: An Autobiography 1893
Mark Twain, an American author and Humorist Mark Twain’s Autobiography, posthumous 1907
Dilip Kumar, an Indian film actor The Substance And The Shadow 2014

We hope you found this article on the list of famous autobiographies useful. The current list will be updated by us routinely so do keep checking out the blog for current updates that could come in this year's exam.

Happy Learning! 

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