List of Tamil people

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This is a list of notable Tamil people. Entries on this list are demonstrably notable by having a linked current article or reliable sources as footnotes against the name to verify they are notable and define themselves as Tamil.

This list also includes emigrant Tamils and could be taken as a list of famous Tamils.

Contents

Tamil Royal Dynasties[edit]

Administrators and heads of state[edit]

Presidents of other countries[edit]

Dewans of Princely States[edit]

International positions[edit]

Indian independence movement[edit]

Independence movements in other countries[edit]

Other significant contributions to Tamil people[edit]

Political leaders[edit]

India[edit]

Indian President

  • S. Radhakrishnan Former President of India 13 May 1962 – 13 May 1967. Before that he was the Vice President of India.
  • R. Venkataraman Former President of India July 25, 1987 – July 25, 1992. Before that he was the Vice President of India.
  • A. P. J. Abdul Kalam former President of India, Bharat Ratna Awardee, Missile Man of India.

Ex-Ministers in the Union government

Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu

Central Ministers

Governors

Other countries[edit]

Political Families[edit]

Tamil Nadu[edit]

The Karunanidhi Family

  • M. Karunanidhi, Tamil Nadu Ex Chief Minister
    • M.K. Stalin, Tamil Nadu Ex Deputy Chief Minister (Son of Karunanidhi)
    • M K Azhagiri, Union Minister (Eldest son of Karunandihi)
    • Kanimozhi, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (Daughter of KarunanIDHI)

The P. T. Rajan family

The Kumaramangalam Family

The Rajagopalachari family

The C. P. Ramaswami Iyer family

The Bhaktavatsalam family

The Moopanar family

Sri Lanka[edit]

Coomaraswamy[1][edit]

Ganesan[edit]

  • V. P. Ganeshan, trade unionist, politician, film producer and actor
    • Mano Ganesan (1959–), Member of Parliament, Provincial Councillor
    • Praba Ganesan (1964–), Member of Parliament, Provincial Councillor

Ponnambalam[edit]

Sangarapillai[2][edit]

Thondaman[edit]

Ulaganathar of Manipay[3][edit]

Viswanather-Arumugam-Cathiravelu[edit]

Diplomats[edit]

Journalists & broadcasters[edit]


Defence (India)[edit]

Army[edit]

Air Force[edit]

Award winners[edit]

Academy Award[edit]

Nobel Prize Winners[edit]

Ramon Magsaysay Award[edit]

The Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in April 1957 in memory of Ramon Magsaysay, the late president of the Philippines. It is often considered to be Asia's Nobel Prize.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award[edit]

is India's highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. It was instituted in 1969,the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered as the father of Indian cinema

Bharat Ratna[edit]

The Bharat Ratna is India's highest civilian honour.

Padma Vibhushan[edit]

The Padma Vibhushan is India's second highest civilian honour.

Padma Bhushan[edit]

The Padma Bhushan is India's third highest civilian honour.

Padma Shri[edit]

The Padma Shri is India's fourth highest civilian honour.

Param Vir Chakra[edit]

The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest military honor.

Sahitya Akademi Award[edit]

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is India's highest sporting honour.

Arts, music & literature[edit]

Arjuna Award[edit]

The Arjuna Award was instituted in 1961 by the Government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in national sports.

Social workers[edit]

Philanthropists[edit]

Business & Administration Peoples[edit]

Educationalist[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Academicians[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Botanists[edit]

Computer science[edit]

Finance & economics[edit]

Law[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Engineering (Scientists)[edit]

Zoologist[edit]

Arts & music[edit]

Tamil music[edit]

Carnatic music[edit]

Film music[edit]

Western music[edit]

Classical dance[edit]

Cinema[edit]

Directors[edit]

Actors[edit]

Actresses[edit]

Music composers[edit]

See: Film Music

In Hollywood[edit]

Other entertainers[edit]

Sports & games[edit]

Guinness record holders[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Carrom[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Chess[edit]

Cricket[edit]

India[edit]

Other countries[edit]

Football[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Mountain climbing[edit]

Racing[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Entertainers[edit]

Tamil Literature[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Literature[edit]

Classical literature[edit]

Spiritual literature[edit]

Johnson Gnanabaranam in the year 1995.

Hindu[edit]

Christian[edit]

Islam[edit]

Jain[edit]

Modern literature[edit]

India[edit]

Author and liberation fighter Michael Pillay

Other countries[edit]

Modern art[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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