Some of the Successful Disabled Person | Inspiring Success Stories

  • Albert Einstein

The Mathematician/Physicist who had a learning disability and did not speak until age 3. He had a very difficult time doing maths in school. It was also very hard for him to express himself through writing.

  • John Milton
    English Author/poet (1608-1674): He became blind at age 43. He went on to create his most famous epic, Paradise Lost.


  • John Hockenberry

An American journalist and author, four-time time Emmy Award winner and three-time Peabody Award winner, John Hockenberry is one of the most successful journalists with a spinal cord injury. He worked for Dateline in the late 1990s, becoming one of the first visible journalists to use a wheelchair on an American network. He’s also the author of the book. Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence, and has been a radio host of The Takeaway, a live national news program on Public Radio since 2008.

  • Robin Williams
    (Hollywood star) was diagnosed to be suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a child. He never refuses a role related to medicine e.g Awakenings, Patch Adams


  • Sudha Chandran
    (Indian actress and classical dancer) This brave lady dances with a Jaipur foot. She has acted in a movie on classical dance called “Nache Mayuri” & today acts in a variety of TV serials.


  • Girish Sharma

He lost a leg in a train accident when he was a kid. But, this setback in life did not stop him from becoming a badminton champion. He has just one leg which is so strong that he not only plays the game effortlessly but also easily covers the entire court. Ever since he was a kid, he would indulge in outdoor activities with other kids without letting his disability come in the way. Aren’t we super proud of this talented man?

  • Hellen Keller

Hellen Keller is also included in the list of great peoples having major disability. She was an American author, political activist and lecturer. There are different types of research reports that have clearly shown this fact that she was the first deafblind person to get Bachelor of Arts degree. She also campaigned for women’s suffrage, worker’s right and socialism. She also helped to found American Civil Liberties Union. She travelled to more than 35 countries

  • Marlee Matlin

She is also included in the list of most inspiring peoples having major disabilities. She was an Academy Award winning actress. She is considered as one of the most successful actress who was deaf. She has been deaf since she was 18 months old due to genetically malformed cochlea. She also received different awards from different organizations including the Golden Globe Award.

  • Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is also included in the list of great peoples with major disabilities. He is considered as one of the most beloved singers of the world. He is a musician, singer and songwriter who was born blind. He has recorded more than 30. U.S top ten hits including his singles “Superstition”, Sir Duke” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”.

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