List of people from Karnataka

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This is a list of famous and notable people from Karnataka, India. In order to be included, a person of influence needs only to have been born in Karnataka. This article can be expanded to accommodate newly-surfacing information.

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Cinema[edit]

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Theatre[edit]

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Ancient Architecture & Sculpture[edit]

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Modern Art, Contemporary Art - Painting, Sculpture, Puppetry, New Media Art & Art Criticism[edit]

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Music[edit]

Classical Music - Carnatic[edit]

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Classical Music - Hindustani[edit]

Smt. Sulochana Huligi (Vocal)

Modern musicians[edit]

Film Music[edit]

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Film Singers[edit]

Fashion[edit]

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Great Kings and Nobles[edit]

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Industrialists[edit]

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Health care[edit]

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Science and technology[edit]

Science

Mathematics

Technology

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Literature[edit]

Classical literateurs[edit]

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Modern literateurs[edit]

Politicians[edit]

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Bureaucrats[edit]

Cooperative movement[edit]

  • S. K. Amin Founder of South Kanara District Co-Operative Fish Marketing Federation

Religion and philosophy[edit]

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Yoga[edit]

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Wildlife and Environment[edit]

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Historians, Art Historians, Epigraphists and Archaeologists[edit]

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Social Service[edit]

Sports[edit]

Cricket[edit]

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Hockey[edit]

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Athletics[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Others[edit]

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Military[edit]

Judiciary[edit]

Award Winners[edit]

Bharat Ratna[edit]

Jnanpith Award[edit]

Saraswati Samman[edit]

Others[edit]

  • A.N.Prahlada Rao, Crossword writer, created 40,000 crosswords
  • Shakuntala Devi,calculating prodigy and also called human computer.
  • Naa Someswara, a Doctor by profession. Quiz master of 'Thatt anta hEli' quiz competition of Chandana, Bangalore Doordrshan. Holds Limca book of records for quizzing highest number of quizzes in any Indian television channels.
  • Thumbay Moideen - Founder President - THUMBAY Group & Founder President - Board of Governors, Gulf Medical University - First Kannadiga to have established a Medical University and Teaching Hospital in the Gulf.
  • G. S. Paramasivaiah - One of the founders of Karnataka University. He was a student of the Nobel-laureate Sir CV Raman was the first Principal of the Karnatak Science College, Dharwad.. He was also the Secretary of KLE Society Belgaum.

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