Top 10 Motivational Speakers in India 2024

Top 10 Motivational Speakers in India

Imagine a time when you felt unstoppable when challenges were simple and aspirations appeared within grasp. Such moments are frequently the result of a burst of belief in oneself, a phenomenon known as self-efficacy.’ Recent research, published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2020 found that motivational speeches can increase self-efficacy (belief in one’s ability to succeed).

These findings not only highlight the transforming power of motivational speeches but also examine the significant influence these speakers have. Motivational speakers can inspire, motivate and channel passion to bring about change. They can act like a success guru, a mentor, a leader, and are known to boost happiness, sales, leadership, and performance in people. They can energize, guide, and present real-life inspiration to a crowd, and are rightfully regarded as “agents of change”.

Here are the Top 10 Motivational Speaker in India 2024  

1) Tisca Chopra

Tisca Chopra - Women Motivational Speaker

Tisca Chopra, the versatile Indian actress, author, and film producer, has graced over 45 feature films across multiple languages. Her standout achievements include the heartwarming portrayal of a mother in “Taare Zameen Par,” India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. Equally impactful was her role in “Qissa,” which earned her the prestigious NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film. Beyond the silver screen, Tisca’s theatrical brilliance in “Dinner With Friends” resonated globally.

As One of the Best motivational speakers in India, she empowers audiences with wisdom, urging them to embrace authenticity, resilience, and continuous growth.Her book “Acting Smart: Your Ticket to Showbiz”, has been a bestseller, offering valuable insights to aspiring artists.

2) Dr. Arunima Sinha

Tisca Chopra - Women Motivational Speaker

The former Volleyball player Arunima Sinha is the first female amputee in the world to scale Mount Everest and  Mount Vinson with an amputated leg. She is one of the most popular motivational speakers from India. She climbed the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest in 2013, at the age of 25, and the highest peak in Antarctica, Mount Vinson on 4 January 2019, at the age of 30. Arunima lost her leg in a tragic incident while resisting a robbery on a train, and refusing to accept the tag of an indigent, Arunima decided to pursue one of the most challenging journeys known to mankind. She became the first Indian Amputee woman to scale Mount Everest with a prosthetic leg.

She is also a recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri and the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, and has successfully completed a Doctorate Degree from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom

3) Deepshika Kumar

Deepshika Kumar - Motivational Speaker in india

Deepshikha Kumar, a successful entrepreneur,  published author, TEDx speaker and  One of the best female motivational speakers in India, shares her ideas with audiences all around the world.  As the founder and CEO of SpeakIn, she established a unique platform – Asia’s biggest network of business professionals and thought leaders with over 2,000 areas of expertise. Deepshikha has garnered several honours, including being named one of the 2021 Economic Times Most Promising Women Leaders and receiving the 2020 Google Digital Women Award in Leadership.

Her dedication to greatness extends beyond boundaries; she received the 2019 and 2017 Asia Women Icon Awards in Singapore for her excellent achievements to entrepreneurship. Deepshikha, a published author and TEDx speaker shares her ideas with audiences all around the world.

4) Ankur Warikoo

Ankur Warikoo - Motivational Speaker in india

Ankur Warikoo is the CEO and co-founder of – India’s No.1 discovery and transaction platform. Ankur’s remarkable journey has won him numerous accolades for his spirited entrepreneurship and passion. From an aspiring physicist and astronaut to life as a management consultant, and then a serial entrepreneur. He was named one of India’s Forbes 40 Under 40. Warikoo is passionate about entrepreneurship and spends a lot of time sharing and documenting his experiences. He is an active inspirational speaker and makes time to speak to an audience at least once every week.

5) Dr. Ujjwal Patni

Dr. Ujjwal Patni - Expert Motivational Speaker in india

Dr. Ujjwal Patni, an internationally acclaimed trainer, has left an indelible mark on the lives of millions. His free motivational videos in “The Ujjwal Patni Show” have resonated across 75 countries, igniting passion and purpose. As the sole Indian Motivational speaker with three Guinness World Records, Dr. Patni’s influence knows no bounds. His YouTube channel, adorned with the Prestigious Gold Creator Award, continues to empower viewers. Felicitated with over 15 national and international awards, he graces the stages alongside top celebrities and politicians.

Dr. Patni’s recent speech, titled “Unleashing Your Inner Champion,” urged individuals to tap into their latent abilities. As a true motivational speaker in India, he embodies courage, resilience, and transformation. His legacy inspires generations to strive for excellence. Additionally, Dr. Ujjwal Patni’s literary contributions have been instrumental in shaping minds and fostering personal growth. Books Like Power Thinking & Great Words Win Hearts.

6) Dr. A. Velumani

Dr. A. Velumani - Best Motivational Speaker in india

A farmer’s son, Dr. A. Velumani is the Chairman, Managing Director, and Founder of Thyrocare – a chain of leading medical diagnostic laboratories. He, along with his wife built Thyrocare out of nothing, and under his leadership, it became India’s largest thyroid testing laboratory, with a network of more than 1,000 outlets across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and the Middle East. Dr. Velumani enjoys sharing the journey of his life with people all over the world and actively speaks at numerous conferences. He is one of the most popular Motivational speakers in India.

7) Vicky Roy

Vicky Roy - Motivational Speaker

Vicky Roy – a young ragpicker who went from the streets of Bengal to the White House – became a world-class photographer. Vicky was 11 years old when he ran away from home by catching a train to Delhi. With nothing but 900 bucks in his pockets – Vicky made his living by selling used water bottles at New Delhi Railway station until he was taken in by an NGO – Salaam Baalak Trust, where he realized his knack for photography. Today, Vicky’s photographs are nothing short of a global phenomenon. He was also awarded the MIT Media Fellowship in 2014 and became a part of the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 list in 2016. Vicky proudly embraces his humble beginning and loves to share his inspiring journey.

His Is also one of the top Storytelling & Motivational Speakers in India, his speeches are delivered with unwavering conviction, ignite hope and inspire countless souls to chase their dreams.

8) Dr. Rajdeep Manwani

Dr. Rajdeep Manwani - Best Motivational Speaker

Rajdeep Manwani is a professor at Jain University, Bangalore. An academician, trainer, motivational speaker, and quizmaster par excellence – Dr. Manwani has lived a story that never fails to inspire. After losing his eyesight at a very young age – Dr. Manwani decided to not give up and pursue his dreams to the fullest. Today, the 44-year-old Rajdeep is a lecturer,  motivational speaker, life coach, and occasional quiz master. He is one of the top inspirational speakers of India. He holds the record of being adjudged the best impromptu speaker for four years in India and Sri Lanka for the years 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012, and has been awarded the “Distinguished Toastmaster” award – the highest award in Toastmasters International.

9) Ashwani Lohani

Ashwani Lohani - Top 10 Motivational Speaker

Ashwani Lohani, “The Turnaround Man” – is the current Managing Director of Air India.  He is the embodiment of a leader who leads from the front and gets things done. He is credited with saving the lives of several organisations – including Air India, Indian Railways, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, and more, and rightfully deserves his title of “The Turnaround Man”. He is a Limca Record Holder for completing four engineering degrees at the same time and also has a place in the Guinness Book of Records for successfully running the “Fairy Queen” express – the world’s oldest working steam locomotive.

10) Lt. Gen. DS Hooda

Lt. Gen. DS Hooda - Best Motivational Speaker

Lt. Gen. DS Hooda is the former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Indian army’s Northern Command. He was the Northern Army Commander during the ‘Surgical Strike’ in September 2016 carried out by India against militant launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, and inflicted significant casualties. He is most prominently known for his views on Kashmir with a strong emphasis on human rights. With a career spanning 40 years, he has served on both the Northern and Eastern borders of India.

He is a decorated army veteran and has been honoured with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal, and the Vishisht Seva Medal. He has also served on the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea for which he was awarded the UNMEE Medal.

Bottom Line

1. Tisca Chopra

2.Dr. Arunima Sinha

3. Deepshika Kumar 

4. Ankur Warikoo

5. Dr. Ujjwal Patni

6. Dr. A. Velumani

7. Vicky Roy

8. Dr. Rajdeep Manwani

9. Ashwani Lohani

10. Lt. Gen. DS Hooda

“Embrace the Journey, for It Shapes Your Destination.”

These words resonate with the spirit of India’s top 10 motivational speakers. Each of them has carved a unique path, inspiring countless lives along the way. Let’s celebrate their unwavering commitment to uplifting others Let their words echo in our hearts. May their stories fuel our aspirations and remind us that greatness lies within each of us.

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