Biographies: Each person around us had seen days when they lose self-confidence and feel very lonely and helpless. Feels like their life is not going anywhere and this is the exact moment when we all look for heroes or friend who will encourage and guide to overcome the hurdles of life.

Biographies are like real heroes, they provide wisdom about the life struggles of the successful and rich individuals. They teach us how these great peoples face and resolve the challenges in their lives and how they come up to become the best.

If you treat these inspirational biographies as a good friend then definitely you will conquer the life.

Below is the list of the most inspirational biographies that are ready to inspire readers to change their lives.

1. Wings of Fire:

Wings of Fire-Best Biographies

The ‘Wings of Fire’ is one such biography by visionary scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who from very humble beginnings rose to be the President of India. Dr. Kalam by narrating his life journey evokes the reader to identify with one’s inner fire and potential, for he was of the firm belief that each one of us was born with the strength and potential to make a tangible change in the world. How he inspired himself to achieve dreams and how he went about accomplishing so much is what the book captures nicely.


2. An Unsuitable Boy:

An Unsuitable Boy

Much-loved Bollywood film director, producer, actor, scriptwriter and discoverer of new talent, KJo has remained as ‘Unsuitable Boy’. With his flagship Dharma Production, he has constantly challenged the norms, written and rewritten rules, and set trends. But who is the man behind the icon that we all know?

An Unsuitable Boy is both the story of the life of an exceptional film-maker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life.


3. Yogi-Paramahansa Yogananda:

Autobiography of a Yogi-Paramahansa Yogananda

This biography of a Yogi tells the story of Yogananda’s search for spiritual enlightenment, his relationship with his guru and his teachings in Kriya Yoga. The book gives a compelling insight into the spiritual leader as he takes us on his journey from his early childhood in Gorakhpur to California in the 1940s. Along the way, we are introduced to the men and women who had a lasting impact on his life – and those whose lives he changed forever.


4. The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan:

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

Srinivas Ramanujan, the ace mathematician, was a genius during his lifetime and is still revered today. Born to a poor Brahmin family, Ramajunan’s parents were unable to financially support his studies after school. That’s one of life’s ironies because his contribution to mathematics is both brilliant and inspiring.

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan’ is an inspiring biopic that engages your heart and mind. It is a story of a genius who is a Theist, Vegetarian, and a Mathematician. Whose genius for mathematics takes him from the slums of India to Cambridge University in the early 20th-century.


5. The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time:

The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time

This book is the autobiography of Essel Group Chairman Dr. Subhash Chandra. Dr. Chandra is referred to as the Media Moghul of India, revolutionized the television industry by launching the country’s first satellite Hindi channel Zee TV in 1992 and later the first private news channel, Zee News.

It is an unusually candid memoir of a truly desi self-made businessman who came to Delhi at age twenty with seventeen rupees in his pocket. Today, he has a net worth of $6.3 billion and annual group revenues of about $3 billion.


6. Unbreakable:Unbreakable

India’s best-known boxer, five times World Champion and an Olympic medallist, Mary Kom tells the moving and inspiring story of her life with surprising honesty.

‘Unbreakable’ is An autobiography of the unbreakable Mary Kom who never let anything come in between her and her quest for winning. She worked hard and showed the world that with simple hard work and unconditional dedication it is possible for even a farmer’s daughter to become the world’s leading woman boxer.


7. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future:

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future

The book captures the life and achievements of the South African interpreter and innovator, Elon Musk, the brain behind series of successful enterprises such as PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity. ‘Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future’ is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.


8. Enzo Ferrari: A Life by Richard Williams:

Enzo Ferrari: A Life by Richard Williams

For tens of millions of people around the world, a single name evokes the world of speed – Enzo Ferrari. This story is about the man behind the wheel who was one of the key figures of sport in the twentieth century, and whose influence over his sport is undiminished today, more than a decade even after his death.


9. Open:

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Aggasi

Andre Aggasi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court – but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game. In this autobiography, Aggasi portrays each period of the life including marriage, depression, family and the joy of winning Grand Slam along with Olympic gold medal. Like Agassi’s game, this book also sets a new standard for grace, style, speed, and power.


10. The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank:

The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

If anyone is having a question regarding the mental strength of humans then you must read this biography. The first entry in the diary is on June 12, 1942, by Anne Frank, who had received it as a birthday present and the entries in the diary ends abruptly on 1 August 1944. This book is considered as one of the most insightful accounts of the World War through the eyes of a young girl.


11. How To Be A Bawse:

How To Be A Bawse

This book is a collection of motivational essays that show how popular YouTuber Lilly Singh, aka !! superwoman!! succeed with millions of followers. Messages are mostly positive about how it takes a ton of hard work to succeed and that also without any shortcuts. She’s a good role model for taking charge of your life and doing whatever it takes to make things happen.


12. Shoe Dog:

Shoe Dog

In ‘Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE’ Phil Knight founder of NIKE takes the reader on a front seat ride through his journey from borrowing $50 from his father to start a shoe company to create one of the most profitable retail brands in the world. This book will teach you how to keep patience, how to remain enthusiastic in your life.


13. Steve Jobs:Steve Jobs-Walter Isaacson

The book provides unique insights into the thoughts and life of Steve Jobs, a man who literally transformed the digital lifestyle that billions of people all over the world have made part of their lives today. the autobiography is based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs. The book tells how this creative genius managed to transform the fate of six big industries, such as personal computers, music, animated movies, phones, digital publishing and tablet computing.

For aspiring entrepreneurs and followers of Steve Jobs, the book offers various aspects of his life. Everyone’s opinion, be it his friends, foes, and colleagues, has been presented in the book to provide a detailed insight into his roller-coaster life.


14. Dreams from my father-Barack Obama:Dreams from my father-Barack Obama

An international bestseller which is a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, President Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother’s family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally, he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.


15. Mein Kampf:Mein Kampf

The autobiography of Adolf Hitler provides a peek into the mind of a man who literally single-handedly managed to change the course of history, wounding the mind of a people for generations to come and marring the memories of a race for all of the time. This book gives excellent insight into the maniacal ideologies and visions with which Hitler shook the world.


16. Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way:Losing My Virginity

It is the autobiography of Richard Branson, one of Britain’s most celebrated entrepreneurs. This book contains details about his businesses, personal life, his childhood, his setbacks and several of his adventures and misadventures.

If you are an entrepreneur then this is a must-read book. You will realize Richard Branson’s life is not always smooth sailing; he faced several obstacles as an entrepreneur and pursued his goals in spite of the obstacles.


17. The Pursuit of Happyness:

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is the story of Chris Gardner, who never went to college and after a period of being homeless, he becomes a wildly successful stockbroker. This book shows Chris Gardner’s journey from a troubled childhood to a struggling single father and finally how he achieves the “Happiness” professionally and personally.


18. Man’s Search for Meaning:Mans Search for Meaning

This book has been listed as one of the 10 most influential books. It has a message of hope that has continued to inspire readers down the years. The author of the book Victor Frankl, a leading psychologist in Vienna who survived the Holocaust and used his experiences to write this book.

As per his theory Man’s constant search for meaning that allows him to survive even the most brutal, the most degrading situations in his life. It’s a great book to read when you feel like a failure, feel lost, beaten or downtrodden in any way.


So pick up any of these inspirational biographies and learn from their experiences. Apply their learnings in your own life and become an inspirational role model to others as well.



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