This is a list of notable Lingayats also called Veerashaivas.
- D. M. Nanjundappa – noted economist from Karnataka, Vice-chancellor of Bangalore University and Karnataka University.
- R. C. Hiremath – noted researcher, writer and the vice-chancellor of Karnataka University, Dharwar.
- H. S. Shivaprakash – poet and playwright. Dean,School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
- D. C. Pavate, Padma Bhushan and former vice Chancellor of Karnataka University and Governor of Punjab.
- Dr. DG Hallikeri Gudlappa Hallikeri educational institutions, Haveri & Dharwad Districts, Karnataka, India.
- A. S. Adke,former vice-chancellor of Karnataka University and former Principal of Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal
Science and technology
- Harihara – known as Ragaleya Kavi.
- Raghavanka- known as Shatpadi Brahma.
- Hardekar Manjappa – known as Gandhi of Karnataka.
- G. S. Shivarudrappa – poet and critic, Rashtra Kavi.
- Panchakshari Hiremath – writer and noted poet, short story writer, essayist, critic, translator, orator, editor, who writes in Kannada, Urdu and Hindi.
- Nijaguna Shivayogi – 15th century Kannada poet.
- P. Lankesh – writer and journalist, writing in the Kannada language.
- Jayadevi Taayi Ligade – writer and first lady president of akhila Bharatha Kannada saahitya sammelana.
- M. M. Kalburgi – Kannada Scholar.
- L. Basavaraju – Kannada eminent scholar and writer of several books on Sharana Sahitya.
- Sangamesh Saundattimath,Dravidian linguist
- M. Chidananda Murthy – Kannada writer, researcher and historian.
- Channappa Uttangi – Interfaith Pioneer and Writer.
- K. Marulasiddappa – Kannada writer
Art and Music
- Basappa Danappa Jatti
- S. Nijalingappa – Freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of Karnataka and president All India Congress Committee
- Shivraj Patil
- S. R. Bommai – former Chief Minister of Karnataka
- S. R. Kanthi – former Chief Minister of Karnataka
- Veerendra Patil – former Chief Minister of Karnataka
- Jayadevappa Halappa Patel – former Chief Minister of Karnataka
- B. S. Yeddyurappa – former Chief Minister of Karnataka
- Jagadish Shettar – former Chief Minister of Karnataka
- Suresh Angadi – MP Belgum.
- Suresh Shetkar -MP of Zahirabad (Lok Sabha constituency), Andhra Pradesh
- Gudleppa Hallikeri – freedom fighter and former Chairman of Legislative Council, was a prominent leader from North Karnataka, a Gandhian who led the Indian Independence Movement.
- M. V. Rajasekharan – the Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning, Government of India.
- H.Siddhaveerappa – former minister for Home,Industries and Health,Leader of opposition, Government of Karnataka.
- Murugesh Nirani – Minister for Industries, Government of Karnataka.
- Shamanur Mallikarjun – Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka and Former Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Government of Karnataka,
- S. A. Ravindranath – minister for Horticulture and Sugar, government of Karnataka.
- Gowdar Mallikarjunappa Siddeswara – MP Davangere.
- S. Mallikarjunaiah – MP Tumkur.
- Smt.Basavarajeswari – Senior Congress Leader, EX-MP and Former Union Minister of India.
- Ratnappa Kumbhar – Former Member of the Parliament, Member of Legislative Council and Former Minister of Home, Food and Civil Supplies in Maharashtra Government.
- Babagouda Patil – Senior BJP Leader, former MP and Union Minister of India.
- Basangouda Patil – member of the Lok Sabha.
- Dr Neeraj Patil – mayor of Lambeth.London.
- Vatal Nagaraj – politician and founder leader of Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha
- B. Y. Raghavendra – MP Shimoga and son of CM B. S. Yeddyurappa.
- Basavarajeshwari – former union minister.
- M.P. Prakash – Congress Leader and Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
- M. P. Renukacharya – Minister for Excise, Government of Karnataka.
- Laxman Savadi – former Minister for Co-operation, Government of Karnataka.
- Vinay Kore – Minister of Non-Conventional Energy & Horticulture, Govt. of Maharashtra and the Chairman of the Warana Group of Industries.
- Basavaraj Bommai – Minister for Water resources, Government of Karnataka.
- D. C. Srikantappa – former three time MP from Chikmagalur.
- Basavaraj Patil Sedam – Member of Rajya Sabha.
- M. Rajasekara Murthy – former MP, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
- Shashil G. Namoshi – Member of Legislative Council, Karnataka.
- Anant Gudhe- Member of Parliament, Amaravati.
- Chandrakant Khaire- Member of Parliament, Aurangabad.
- M. B. Patil – Minister for Water Resources, Government of Karnataka.
- Shamanuru Shivashankarappa – Minister for Horticulture and Agro Marketing, Government of Karnataka.
- H. K. Patil – Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of Karnataka.
- Sharan Prakash Patil – Minister for Medical Education, Government of Karnataka.
- S. R. Patil - Minister for Infrastructure, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Science and Technology, Planning and Statistics, Government of Karnataka.
- H. S. Mahadeva Prasad – Minister for Co-operation, Government of Karnataka.
- Prakash Babanna Hukkeri – Minister for Sugar, Small Scale Industries and Endowments, Government of Karnataka.
Media and entertainment
- Lieutenant General Ramesh Halagali, AVSM, SM, Deputy Chief of Indian Army.
- Shankar Bidari – former Director general of police, Karnataka.
- Veeranna Aivalli,IPS – former Chairman, Aviation Security Audit Programme, International Civil Aviation Organisation, United Nations.
- M. D. Nanjundaswamy – farmer leader and activist.
- Subhash Mendhapurkar - Social Activist, Himachal Pradesh.
- V. S. Malimath - former Chief Justice of Kerala,
- Manjula Chellur - Chief Justice of Kerala.
- Shivaraj Patil - former Judge of Supreme Court of India and former Chief justice of Rajastan.
- S. R. Bannurmath - Chairman, Maharashtra Human rights commission and former Chief Justice of Kerala.
- S. R. Hiremath - Indian environmental, social Activist and Conservationalist.