January is the first month of the year and the people born in this month carry the traits of ambition and diligence. The month is associated with the zodiac signs Capricorn and Aquarius, with those born between the 1st and the 19th falling under the first sign and those born after that being in the second category. Accordingly, the personality attributes vary as they carry the characteristic traits of their particular signs of the zodiac. Here are some famous people born in the month of January:

  • Lelisa Desisa Story

    Prestigious marathons around the world have attracted many distance runners to win the titles in record timing. Superb quality athletes have often dominated the field with their tactical planning, dedicated training and the unquenchable will to succeed. With their superb winni...
  • Mary Keitany Story

    8th November 2018: The grueling distance of a marathon race has become an ultimate in distance running in the world. Athletes around the world are mastering the art to better the records, set and broken time and again, and dominate the world stage. Marathon titles h...
  • Sifan Hassan

    Sifan Hassan shattered the European Half-Marathon Record in a nail-biting race in her maiden Copenhagen Half Marathon race to win the Gold medal. The exhilarating race also marks Hassan’s entry into road racing and getting ready to dominate other athletes over distance r...

  • Hima Das: A Legend is Born!

    On the 12th of July 2018, at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Finland, Indian teenage sensation Hima Das was born as an Indian track legend. She became a legend in just 51.46s by winning the first-ever Gold Medal for India in the track events. ...
  • Arunachalam Muruganantham - India’s Pad Man

    “The most difficult thing is changing people’s mindset. No man has ever died of poverty. Everything is because of ignorance. To break the age-old taboos and to see girls and women use pads was a difficult task,” revealed India’s Pad Man Arunachalam Muru...
  • Olga Tokarczuk - Man Booker International Prize Winner

    Renowned Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk won the literary most prestigious honour – the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘Flights’. Lisa Appignanesi OBE, the Chair of the judging panel of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize showered her prai...


People born in the month of January are highly productive and the credit goes to their determined and focused attitude. They are willing to put as much effort in any job as they can and success comes to them through their hard work and perseverance. They are smart and self motivated people, who can inspire themselves to give their best and achieve the goals they set their eyes on. Achievement comes through struggle for them but they do not let it dissuade them and are tolerant enough to take things to the end. Another strong attribute of January-born people is their decision making capacity as they are keen observers and base their decisions on observation rather than taking rash ones. 

On the personal front, January-born people are of reserved nature, though they can exhibit a good sense of humor at times. They have the ability to generate happiness though expressing their love does not come easily to such people. The main problem with these individuals is that they lack on the social front, as they feel uncomfortable amongst new people.