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Events in the year 1971 in the Republic of India.
- 4 February - Kothapalli Geetha, politician Member of Parliament from Araku
- 1 May – Ajith Kumar, Actor and motor racing driver.
- 21 June - Butta Renuka, politician and member of parliament from Kurnool.
- 4 July – Sivakumar Veerasamy, Scientist.
- 17 July – Soundarya, Actress (d.2004).
- 5 August – Jude Menezes, Field hockey player.
- 8 August – Ramandeep Singh, Field hockey player.
- 2 September – Pawan Kalyan, Actor and film director.
- 19 November - Kiren Rijiju, politician, member of parliament from Arunachal West, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs.
- 18 December – Barkha Dutt, Television journalist.
- 25 December – Santhosh George Kulangara, Businessman.