List of people from Kerala
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The following is a list of notable people from Kerala, India: Though many personalities in this list are/were multi-faceted, their names are classified according to their major area of work. For more details please see their respective articles.
- 1 Ancient rulers and kings
- 2 Head of state
- 3 Parliament of India
- 4 Governors of States
- 5 Council of Ministers, India
- 6 Chief Ministers
- 7 Ministers
- 8 Political leaders
- 9 Award winners
- 10 Government and world organisations
- 11 Military leaders
- 12 Jurists
- 13 Academia
- 14 Business and commerce
- 15 Social Reformers
- 16 Religion and Spirituality
- 17 Literature and writing
- 18 Journalists
- 19 Film and media
- 20 Artists, Architects, painters, sculptors
- 21 Sports
- 22 Activists
- 23 Performing Artists
- 24 References
Ancient rulers and kings
- Rama Varma Kulashekhara- The last king of the Later Chera Dynasty and undivided Kerala in the 12th century, ruled for 36 years
- Zamorin of Calicut (Saamoothiri, സാമൂതിരി)- Rulers of Malabar from 14th and 18th century AD.
- Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja – Known as the Lion of Kerala, he was a prince from the royal dynasty of Pazhassi Kottayam.
- Raja Kesavadas – Dewan of Travancore during the reign of Dharma Raja
- Unniraman Koikkal I – (1500–1503)
- Veera Kerala Varma – (1537–1565)
- Kesava Rama Varma – (1565–1601)
- Rama Varma – (1701–1721)
- Rama Varma Sakthan Thampuran – (1790–1805)
- Rama Varma XV – (1895–1914)
- Kerala Varma – (1946–1948)
- Rama Varma Parishettu Thampuran – (1948–1964). The last king of Cochin
- Marthanda Varma Kulasekhara Perumal – (1729–1758)
- Balarama Varma Kulasekhara Perumal- Dharma Raja Karthika Thirunal – (1758–1798)
- Balarama Varma Kulasekhara Perumal – (1798–1810)
- Gouri Laksmibhai Ranee – (1810–1815)
- Gouri Parvathibhai Ranee – (1815–1829)
- Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma Kulasekhara Perumal – (1829–1847)
- Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma Maharaja – (1847–1860)
- Ayilyam Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja – (1860–1880)
- Visakham Thirunal Rama Varma Maharaja – (1880–1885)
- Shri Moolam Thirunal Maharajah – (1885–1924)
- Sethu Laksmibhai Ranee – (1924–1933)
- Shri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma Maharajah – (1933–1949) – Last King of Travancore; Rajpramukh of Thiru-Kochi.
Head of state
President of India
Parliament of India
Governors of States
- K.C. Abraham, eleventh Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 1978 to 1983
- P.C. Alexander
- P V Cherian, eighth Governor of Maharashtra from 1964 to 1969
- M. M. Jacob, ninth Governor of Meghalaya from 1995 to 2007
- A. J. John, Anaparambil, fourth Governor of Madras, from 1956 to 1957
- M K Narayanan, 24th Governor of West Bengal from 2010 to present
- Pattom A. Thanu Pillai
- Vakkom Purushothaman, eleventh Governor of Mizoram from 2011 to present
- K. Sankaranarayanan, 21st Governor of Maharashtra from 2010 to present
- K.K.Viswanathan sixth Governor of Gujarat from 1973 to 1978
Council of Ministers, India
Union Cabinet Ministers
- John Mathai – Minister for Finance. (1948–1950).
- V. K. Krishna Menon – Minister for Defence. (1957–1962).
- Panampilly Govinda Menon – Minister for Law and Railways (1969–1970).
- Ravindra Varma - Minister for Labour (1977-79)
- C. M. Stephen - Minister for Communication (1980-1984)
- K. P. Unnikrishnan – Minister for |Telecommunications (1989–1990).
- K. Karunakaran – Minister for Industries. (1995).
- A.K. Antony – Minister of Defence (2006-2014); Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (1993–1995).
- Vayalar Ravi – Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs (2006– 2014); Minister for Civil Aviation (2011).
Minister of State (Independent Charges)
- M. P. Veerendra Kumar – Ministry of Labour with additional charge of Urban Affairs. (1997–1998).
- K. V. Thomas – Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. (2009 – 2014).
Minister of State (MoS)
- Lakshmi N. Menon – Ministry of External Affairs of India (1957–1966).
- S Krishna Kumar – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (1985–1987); Textiles (1987–1988); Information and Broadcasting (1988–1989); Petroleum and Defence (Concurrently) (1991–1993); Non-Conventioal Energy sources and Agriculture (Concurrently) (1993–1996).
- Mullappally Ramachandran – Ministry of Home Affairs (2009-2014); Agriculture and Cooperation (1991–1996).
- M. M. Jacob – Ministries of Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources and Home Affairs at different periods (1987–93).
- O. Rajagopal – Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. (1999–2004).
- Shashi Tharoor – Ministry of External Affairs of India (2009–2010), Minister of State for Human Resource Development (2012 - 2014)
- E. Ahamed – Ministry of External Affairs(2011- onwards)and minister of state for Human Resource Development minister and minister of state for railways (2004 – 2014).
- K. C. Venugopal – Ministry of Power (2011-2014)
- Kodikkunnil Suresh - Ministry of Labour and Employment (2012 – 2014)
- M. G. Ramachandran- Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1977–1987).
- Janaki Ramachandran – Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (1988).
- T. M. Varghese – Minister for Education, Travancore (1948), of Travancore-Cochin. (1952).
- C. Kesavan – Minister of Travancore (1948); Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin. (1951–52).
- E. John Philipose – Minister for Public Works of Travancore-Cochin. (1949–1951)
- Joseph Mundassery – Minister for Education & Co-operation. Kerala. (1957–1959).
- K. R. Gowri Amma – Minister for Revenue (1957–1959); (1967–1969); Minister for Industries (1980–1981); (1987–1991) and for Agriculture (2001–2006).
- R. Balakrishna Pillai - Minister for Transport, Jails and Excise (1975-76), Electricity ( 1980-81, 82-84, 85-86), Transport (1991-95, 2003-04)
- K.M. Mani – Minister for Finance (1975–1977), (1980–1986) & (2011-incumbent); Home Affairs (1977–1979); Irrigation (1987); Revenue (1991–1996) & (2001-2006).
- E.John Jacob – Minister for Food and Agriculture (1977–1978).
- Ramesh Chennithala – Minister for Rural Developmeent (1986–1987), Home Affairs (2014-)
- M. P. Veerendra Kumar – Minister for forests (1987)
- P. K. Kunhalikutty – Minister for Industries. (1991–1996); (2001–2005) and (2011– incumbent)
- Pinarai Vijayan – Minister for Electric power and Co-operatives (1996–1998).
- M.A. Baby – Minister for Education. (2006–2011).
- Mathew T. Thomas – Minister for Transport. (2006–2009).
- Paloli Mohammed Kutty – Minister for Local Self Government. (2006–2011).
- P. J. Joseph – Minister for Public Works (2006); water Resoures. (2011-incumbent)
- Monce Joseph – Minister for Public Works (2007–2009)
- K. J. George- Minister of Home, Karnataka (2013–incumbent).
- A. P. Udhayabhanu – Member Travancore State Assembly (1944–1952).
- C.P.Mathen – Member of Parliament (1952); Indian Ambassador to Sudan (1957–1960).
- A.K. Gopalan (AKG) – Leader of the Opposition (India), Lok Sabha (1952–1977). Communist Party of India (Marxist).
- Mathai Manjooran – Member of Rajya Sabha (1952–1954).
- K. M. George – Member, Kerala Legislatve Assembly. (1960–1964). Founder Kerala Congress. (1964).
- K.Damodaran- (Damodaran Kizhedath) – Member Rajya Sabha. (1964–1970). The first 'Malayalee Communist'. (1937).
- Thennala Balakrishna Pillai – Member Rajya Sabha, three terms (1991–1998); (2003–2009).
- P. Krishna Pillai – Founder of communist movement in Kerala (1937).
- Azhikodan Raghavan- Communist Party Leader in Kerala.
- Pannyan Raveendran – Member Loka Sabha (2006–2012). Kerala State Secretary, Communist Party of India (2012–2015)
- Pinarai Vijayan – Kerala State Secretary, CPI(M) (1998–2015), and member of the CPI(M) Politburo. (2002– incumbent).
- Prakash Karat – General Secretary, CPI(M) of India. (2005–2015).
- Panakkad Shihab Thangal – (Panakkad Sayeed Mohammedali Shihab Thangal) President of the Kerala state committee of the IUML.(1975–2009).
- Ramesh Chennithala – President, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (2005-incumbent). Four times Lok Sabha MP. (1989–2004)
- P. Chacko MLA – Member, Kerala Legislatve Assembly. (1960–1964).
- Dr. George Thomas, Kerala Legislatve Assembly. (1967–1970).
- M. T. Jacob – Mayor of Aluva (2010-incumbent).
- Vakkom Bharathan – CPI(M)Leader,Trade Union Leader.
The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India.
- M. G. Ramachandran - Reformation Activities. (1988).
Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award
The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Award) is an award constituted by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-resident Indian Day), to honor exceptional and meritorious contribution in their chosen field/profession. The award is given by the President of India
- Dr P Mohamed Ali - Dr P. Mohamed Ali received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award from Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India on 9th January 2004, in recognition of his valuable contributions in promoting the honour and prestige of India and in fostering the interests of overseas Indians.
- Shri V.K. Krishna Menon – Public Affairs. (1954).
- Dr. John Matthai – Literature & Education. (1959)
- Dr. Kalpathi Ramakrishna Ramanathan (K. R. Ramanathan) – Science & Engineering. (1976).
- Prof. Mambillikalathil Kumar Menon (M. G. K. Menon) – Civil Service. (1985).
- Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer – Public Affairs. (1999).
- Prof. Kakkadan Nandanath Raj (K. N. Raj)- Literature & Education. (2000).
- Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan – Arts. (2006).
- Shri George Sudarshan - Science & Engineering. (2007)
- (This is not a complete list)
- Vallathol Narayana Menon – Literature & Education, (1954). Poet (Mahakavi).
- Lakshmi Nandan Menon (Lakshmi N. Menon) – Public Affairs (1957).
- Shri Kumar Padma Siva Shankara Menon (K. P. S. Menon (senior)) – Civil Service (1958)
- Shri Mannathu Padmanabhan, (Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai) – Social Work (1966).
- Shri K.P. Kesava Menon – Public Affairs. (1966).
- Shri Govinda Shankara Kurup (G. Sankara Kurup) – Literature & Education. (1968). Poet.
- Shri Poyipilli Kunju Kurup, (Guru Kunchu Kurup) – Arts. (1971).
- Shri Kandathil Mammen Cherian – Literature & Education. (1971).
- Shri Pothan Joseph – Literature & Education. (1973).
- Shri George Sudarshan - Literature & Education (1976)
- Shri Prem Nazir – Arts. (1983).Actor.
- Shri Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai – Literature & Education. (1985). Novelist and short story writer.
- Smt. Nalapat Balamani Amma – Literature & Education. (1987). Poet.
- Dr. Marathanda Verma Sankaran Valiathan, (M. S. Valiathan) – Medicine. (1990).
- Shri Thomas Kailath – Science & Engineering. (2009).
- Shri Thyil Jacob Sony George (T. J. S. George) – Literature & Education. (2011).
- Shri K.J. Yesudas – Arts. (2002). Classical singer and musician.
- Shri. N Vittal - Civil Service- 2012
- (This is not a complete list)
- Dr. Prakash Verghese Benjamin (Dr. P.V. Benjamin) – Medicine. (1955).
- Shri Guru Kunchu Kurup – Arts. (1965).
- Shri Kandathil Mammen Cherian – Literature & Education. (1965)
- Shri C.K. Nair Alias V. Kunchu Nair – Arts. (1971).
- Shri Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair – Arts. (1973). Poet and Actor.
- Shri Mani Madhava Chakyar – Arts. (1974). Koodiyattam and Chakyar Koothu
- Shri K.J. Yesudas – Arts. (1975). Classical singer and musician.
- Shri Vaikom Muhammad Basheer – Literature & Education. (1982).
- Ms. Manathoor Devasia Valsamma, M. D. Valsamma – Sports. (1983).
- Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan – Arts. 1984. Director, Screenwriter, Producer.
- Ms. P. T. Usha – Sports. (1985).
- Shri Bharath Gopi – Arts. (1991). Actor.
- Shri P.I. Mohammed Kutty (Mammootty) – Arts. (1998). Actor.
- Shri Viswanathan Mohanlal – Arts (2001). Actor.
- Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan Vaidyan – Ayurveda (2003)
- Ms. Shobana Chandrakumar – Arts. (2006). Actress and Bharatanatyam dancer.
- Smt. Sugathakumari – Literature & Education. (2006).
- Shri T. K. Alex - Science and Technology ( 2007)
- Shri Thilakan – Art. (2009). Actor.
- Shri K. Viswanathan - Social service (2009)
- Prof. (Dr). Palpu Pushpangadan – Science and Engineering. (2010).
- Resul Pokutty| Art 2010
- Smt. K. S. Chithra- Arts Singer - 2005
- Mr. Shaji N.Karun- Arts Director Cinematographer- 2011
- Dr Jose Chacko Periappuram Medicine. First Heart transplant Kerala.(2011)
- Gopalan Nair Shankar Science and Engineering-Architecture -2011
- Shri Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri - Art - Indian Classical Dance- Kutiyattam-2012
- Shri Soman Nair Priyadarsan - Art - Cinema- Direction- 2012
- Dr. J. Hareendran Nair - Medicine - Ayurveda -2012
- Smt. Pepita Seth - Literature and Education- 2012
- Madhu - Art- 2013
- Dipika Rebecca Pallikal Sports - Squash-2014
Government and world organisations
- K P S Menon Sr. – 1st Foreign Secretary of India and the 1st Ambassador of India to China.
- V. P. Menon – Political Reforms Commissioner to the Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten.
- Haritha V.Kumar-IAS 2013 Topper
- N. R. Pillai – 1st Cabinet Secretary. (1950–1953)
- M. K. Vellodi – 3rd. Cabinet Secretary. (1957–1958)
- T.N.Seshan – 18th Cabinet Secretary. (1989–1989)
- K. M. Chandrasekhar – 29th Cabinet Secretary. (2007–2011)
- P.J Thomas Parakunnel - 1st Chief Economic advisor of Independent India
- T. K. A. Nair – Current Adviser and Former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.
- P.M. Nair – Former Secretary to the President of India.
- Anna (George) Malhotra - First Woman IAS Officer of India
- Christy Fernandes - Former Secretary to the President of India.
- Shivshankar Menon – National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India.
- Jyotindra Dixit – Former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India.
- Nirupama Rao – Ambassador of India to United States of America.
- Ranjan Mathai – 28th Foreign Secretary of India.
- Gopal Pillai – Former Home Secretary of India.
- Kavalam Panikkar – Former Home Secretary of India.
- Hormis Tharakan – Former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing.
- K. Mohandas - Former Secretary for Shipping and Overseas Indian Affairs.
- S. S. N. Moorthy - Former CBDT Chairman.
- P. J. Thomas – 14th Central Vigilance Commissioner of India.
- R.B. Sreekumar – Former Director General of Police of Gujarat.
- Letika Saran – Former Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu.
- K. Koshy - Former Director General, Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) & Civil Defence
- Reeta Menon - Chairman of India Trade Promotion Organization.
- Moorkoth Ramunni – 4th Administrator of Lakshadweep.
- Shashi Tharoor – Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, (2001-2007)
- Vijay K. Nambiar – Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.(2007-2012).
- Chandran Nair – Civil servant with UNESCO (1981-2004).
- Abraham Mathai - Chief Security Advisor, United Nations Human Rights Organisation, Geneva (1997-).
- General Sundararajan Padmanabhan – 22nd General of the Indian Army and Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.(2000–2002)
- Lieutenant General Philip Campose - Vice Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army.
- Lieutenant General Bobby Cherian Matthews – General officer commanding of Konark Corps.
- Lieutenant General G.M. Nair – Military Secretary of India.(2010 - ?)
- Lieutenant General K.P. Candeth – Deputy Chief of Army Staff.(1965–1971?)
- Lieutenant General Satish Nambiar – Head of Mission of the United Nations Protection Force.(1992–1993).
- Lieutenant General Yohannan Chacko Tharakan - Director General Army Headquarters.
- Havildar Thomas Philipose - medal winner in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
- [Param Vishist Seva Medal holders]
- Air Marshal E.P.R. Nair – Commanding-in Chief of the Training Command, Indian Air Force – (1981-1985).
- Air Marshal K.N. Nair – Commanding-in Chief of the Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force.
- Air Marshal Narayan Menon – Air Officer-in-Charge (Personnel), Air Headquarters – (1999-2004) 
- Air Marshal patathil Venugopal.
Ati Vishist Seva Medal Holders
- Air Commodore George Verghis, AVSM - Command Signals Officer, Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (1973-1976)
- Vice-Admiral K. N. Sushil - Former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command.
- Vice Admiral EC Kuruvila, Western Fleet Commander during India-Pakistan War (1971), Chairman & Managing Director, Mazagon Dock, Mumbai (1972-1976)
- Vice-Admiral P. J. Jacob - Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff.
Chief Justice of India
Judges of the Supreme Court of India
- P. Govinda Menon – (1956–1957) 
- K. K. Mathew – (1971–1976).
- V.R. Krishna Iyer – (1973–1980).
- V. Balakrishna Eradi – (1981–1987)
- T.K. Thommen – (1988– )
- M. Fathima Beevi – (1989–1992). 1st woman Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
- K. S. Paripoornan – (1994–1997).
- K.T. Thomas – (1996–2002)
- Cyriac Joseph – (2008–2012).
Women Judges of the Supreme Court of India
Women Judges of the High Court
- Smt. Justice Anna Chandy – Judge of the High Court of Kerala (1959–1967) and the first woman in India to be a judge of a High Court.
- Kumari Justice P. Janaki Amma – Second woman Judge of the High Court of Kerala (1974–1982).
- Aryabhata - (476–550 CE) - astronomer-mathematician
- Madhava of Sangamagrama – (c.1350-c.1425) – astronomer-mathematician
- Jyeshtadeva – (c. 1500 – c. 1610) – astronomer-mathematician of the Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics and author of, a treatise on calculus.
- George Sudarsan – Padma Vibhushan Emeritus professor.
- Thomas Kailath – Padma Bhushan. Professor of Engineering.
- Faisal Kutty – Professor of Law.
- George Varghese – Professor of Computer Science.
- K. Mani Chandy –Professor of Computer Science.
- Mathai Varghese – Professor of Mathematics.
- Pulickel Ajayan – Professor of Engineering.
- Thomas Zacharia – Computer Scientist.
- T. Pradeep – Professor of Chemistry.
- Father V.C. Samuel – Theologian, historian, author and multilinguist.
- P. N. Vinayachandran – Associate Professor of Oceanography.
- Thanu Padmanabhan – Professor.
- G. Balakrish Nair – Director.
- Prahlad Vadakkepat - Professor and Robotics Scientist Dr Prahlad
Head of Institutions
- Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis - Director of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram.
- G. Mohan Gopal - Director of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies.
- M. G. K. Menon – Former President of the Indian Statistical Institute.
- V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai – 6th Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University.
- Abraham Verghese – Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Chair of Department of Internal Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.
- Mani Menon – Director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute at the Henry Ford Hospital.
- Thomas Thomas – First Indian to become Cardio-Thoracic surgeon.
- M. Krishnan Nair – Leading oncologist
- M. S. Valiathan, Cardiac surgeon, Former Vice Chancellor, Manipal University.
- R. Kesavan Nair – Renowned surgeon
- Vaidyaratnam P. S. Warrier – Ayurvedic physician and founder of the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala.
- Dr. Salim Yusuf- Director- Population Health Research Institute, Canada
- Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan Vaidyan – Ayurvedic physician
Scientists and technocrats
- Rajesh Radhakrishnan – European Molecular Biology Laboratory- European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).
- Dr Prahlad Vadakkeppat - Robotic Scientist and Professor @ NUS (National University of Singapore Dr Prahlad
Business and commerce
- Thomas Kurian - Executive Vice President of Product Development at Oracle Corporation.
- Reji Abraham – Managing Director of ABAN Group of Companies.
- Kris Gopalakrishnan – Co-Chairman and former CEO of Infosys Technologies.
- S. D. Shibulal – CEO and Managing Director of Infosys Technologies.
- T K Kurien – CEO of Wipro.
- R Gopalakrishnan – Executive Director of Tata Sons.
- R K Krishna Kumar - Executive Director of Tata Sons.
- Mavila Nair – Former Chairman and Managing Director of Union Bank of India.
- Gokulam Gopalan – Chairman of Gokulam Group of Companies.
- Padmasree Warrior – CTO of Cisco Systems.
- George Alexander Muthoot – Managing Director of Muthoot Finance and Muthoot Group.
- Verghese Kurien – Founder Chairman of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.
- Thakiyudeen Wahid – Owner of East West Airlines.
- K.M. Mammen Mappilai – Founder of MRF Tyres & Manorama publications.
- C. P. Krishnan Nair – Founder of the Leela Group of Hotels.
- Rajmohan Pillai – Chairman of Beta Group.
- Kochouseph Chittilappilly – Managing Director of V Guard Industries Ltd.
- M. A. Yousuf Ali – Founder of EMKE Group, Lulu Hypermarkets and Supermarkets in United Arab Emirates.
- Beena Kannan – Managing Director and Lead Designer of Seematti
- Nadakkal Parameswaran Pillai or "Coffee House Pillai"- Cofounder of Indian Coffee Houses in Kerala.
- Ajit Balakrishnan – Founder and Chairman of Rediff.
- PNC Menon - Founder of Sobha Developers Limited
- Unni Warrier - Co-Founder and Former President, chairman, CEO of CyberMedia.
- Subash Menon - Founder Chairman, Subex & currently Chairman of Kivar Group
- Raju Menon - Founder and Managing Partner of Morison Menon Group
- Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair – KCIE, President of the Indian National Congress (1897–1898).
- Variyan Kunnathu Kunjahammed Haji - The great warrior fought against British in Kerala.
- Lakshmi Sehgal – As Captain Lakshmi, she commanded the Jhansi Rani Regiment of the INA under Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
- Veliyankode Umar Khasi - the mystic leader and Muslim scholar, was a freedom fighter and poet.
- N.P. Nayar – Administrator of Azad Hind Dal.
- Ammu Swaminathan
- Accamma Cherian - Jhansi Rani of Travancore
- Mohammed Abdul Rahiman – Freedom fighter and former KPCC President.
- Vakkom Majeed – former Member of Travancore-Cochin State Assembly.
- T. M. Varghese – Minister of Travancore-Cochin.
- C. Kesavan – Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin.
- K. Kelappan – Leader of the Payyannur Salt Satyagraha and the Guruvayur Satyagraha.
- Vaikom Muhammad Basheer - a Malayalam fiction writer,a humanist, freedom fighter, novelist and short story writer.
- K. P. Kesava Menon – Founder-Editor of the Mathrubhumi newspaper.
- A. K. Gopalan – Founder leader of the Communist Party of India.
- Velu Thampi Dalava –
- Ammu Swaminathan –
- A. J. John, Anaparambil
- Nettur. P. Damodaran- social worker.
- K. Kunhambu - He was an active participant in India's Freedom Struggle
- Moidu Moulavi – leader of the Indian National Congress.
- Adi Sankara (788–820) – Saint, poet, philosopher and reviver of Hinduism in India.
- Ayyankali- Leader of Dalits.
- K. M. Seethi - Saheb Bahadur usually referred to as Seethi Saheb
- Chattampi Swamikal (1853–1925) – Social reformer.
- C. Kesavan – Chief Minister of erstwhile state of Travancore-Cochin from 1951–52.
- K. M. Moulavi – Leader of the Khilafat movement and the first president of Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (1950).
- Kuriakose Elias Chavara - Social reformer and Syrian Catholic saint
- Lalithambika Antharjanam – Social reformer and writer.
- K. P. Kesava Menon – Founder of Mathrubhumi daily.
- Mathai Manjooran (1912–1970) – Socialist revolutionary, member of the Indian Parliament, Labor Minister in the 2nd EMS communist ministry.
- Mannathu Padmanabhan – Founder of Nair Service Society.
- M. C. Joseph – Rationalist, founding editor of Yukthivadi.
- Nawab Rajendran – Social activist.
- Sree Narayana Guru (1856–1928) – The peerless, pivotal figure in the Renaissance of Kerala, Social reformer, scholar, teacher, saint and Vedantin.Who really converted lunatic asylum to god own country .
- Sahodaran Ayyappan – Social reformer, follower of Sri Narayana Guru.
- Nataraja Guru – Disciple of Narayana Guru.
- Vakkom Moulavi (1877–1933) – Social reformer, educationist, writer and journalist.
Religion and Spirituality
- Sree Narayana Guru – Founder of Sivagiri Mutt and social reformer of India.
- Chattampi Swamikal- Hindu sage and social reformer.
- Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi (1935–2006) – Founder Chairman of Hindu Aikya Vedi.
- Tapovan Maharaj – Teacher of Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Sundaranand.
- Swami Ranganathananda – 13th president of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission.
- Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha – Spiritual Leader and the Founder of Narayanashrama Tapovanam.
- Karunakara Guru- Spiritual Leader and the Founder of Santhigiri Ashram.
- Nitya Chaitanya Yati – exponents of Advaita Vedanta.
- Chinmayananda – Founder of Chinmaya Mission.
- Mata Amritanandamayi - Spiritual Leader and Founder of Mata Amritanandamayi Math popularly known as Amma
- Panakkad Thangal
- Kanthapuram A. P. Musalyar
- Ahmad Kutty - An Islamic scholar.
- E.K. Aboobacker Musliar
- Cherussery Musliyar
- KT Manu Musliar
- Kalambadi Muhammad Musliyar
- Ullal Thangal
- Hyderali Shihab Thangal
- Chekannur Maulavi – A progressive Islamic cleric.
- Joy Alappat - Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop in the United States.
- Joseph Parecattil – On June 1988 he was inducted as Cardinal by Pope John Paul II.
- Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly - Elevated as Servant of God by the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.
- Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception - First woman of Indian origin to be canonised as a saint by the Catholic Church.
Literature and writing
- A. R. Raja Raja Varma – Linguist and grammarian
- Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri – Malayalam poet. winner of the Kendra Sahithya Academy Award for Malayalam in 1973.
- Appu Nedungadi – Author of Kundalatha, first Malayalam Novel.
- Anita Nair – Writer.
- Arundhati Roy – Actress turned, Writer, awarded the Booker Prize in 1997 for 'The God of Small Things', which is set in Kerala.
- Ayyampuzha Harikumar – Poet, Lyricist,[Malyalam – Sanskrit]
- Balachandran Chullikkadu – Poet
- Balamani Amma – Poet; won the literary medal in India, the Saraswathi Samman.
- Chandiroor Divakaran - poet, folk song writer and 2011 Ambedkar Award winner
- Changampuzha Krishna Pillai (1911–1948) – Poet, author of the pastoral elegy 'Ramanan' (1936)
- Cherusseri Namboothiri – poet, Author of 'Krishnagaadha (The Song of Krishna)'.
- D. Vinayachandran – Poet.
- Edasseri Govindan Nair – Poet and Playwright.
- G. Sankara Kurup – Poet.
- G. S. Unnikrishnan Nair – Science Writer, children's Writer, winner of national science communication award, Bhima Balasahithya Award and State Science Literature Award. Author of 'Ottakangal Paranja Katha'
- Gayatri – Wrter, Painter, art and literary critic
- George Menachery – Historian, Editor of The St. Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India, Ed., The Indian Church History Classics (The Nazranies).
- Hameed Chennamangaloor – writer, progressive Muslim intellectual, critic of religious fundamentalism.
- E. Harikumar Novelist and Short Story Writer.
- Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan – Noted Malayalam Poet.
- Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar – poet
- Kamala Das – English poet and novelist, also wrote in Malayalam under the pen-name Madhavikkutty. First Indian woman to openly write about woman's sexuality. Embraced Islam under the name Kamala Suraiyya in 1999. Asian Poetry Prize, 1964, Kent Award, 1965.
- Kandathil Varughese Mappillai – Writer and poet
- Kesari Balakrishna Pillai – Social thinker, Literary critic
- Kumaran Asan - Poet - Also called Mahakavi Kumaran Asan - Died at age 51 in a boat (named Redeemer) accident en route Alapuzha to Kollam in January 1924.
- Kunjunni – Malayalam Poet.
- N. S. Madhavan – Writer and civil servant.
- M. Krishnan Nair – Literary critic,
- M. Mukundan – Novelist,
- Moothiringode Bhavathrāthan Namboothiripad – author and social
- Moyinkutty Vaidyar – poet
- M. P. Parameswaran – Scientist turned social activist,
- M. P. Paul – Literary critic.
- M. T. Vasudevan Nair – Writer and cinema personality. Jnanpith Award, 1995.
- Niranam Poets – Three Malayali poets Madhava Panikkar, Sankara Panikkar and Rama Panikkar of the Kannassa family. They lived between AD 1350 and 1450 in the Niranam village of Tiruvalla
- Nitya Chaitanya Yati – Scholar, monk.
- O. Chandumenon – novelist
- O. V. Vijayan – Novelist, cartoonist.
- O. N. V. Kurup
- P. C. Devassia (1906–2006) :Sanskrit scholar and poet who won the Sahitya Akademi Award (1980) for Sanskrit for his poem Kristubhagavatam.
- P. Parameswaran – Director of Bharatiya Vichara Kendram and former President of Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari. Also known as Parameswarji.
- P. F. Mathews - Novelist, Short story writer and Screenwriter
- P. K. Gopi – Poet.
- P. M. Taj – Writer
- Paul Zacharia – Writer.
- Poonthanam – Poet belonging to the Bhakti school,
- Sara Joseph – Writer, Novelist, Sahitya Academy winner.
- Shashi Tharoor – Novelist, Commonwealth Writers Prize, 1991; previous Under-Secretary-General (Communication and Public Information) of the United Nations, Deputy Minister of External affairs.
- S. K. Pottekkatt – author winner of the Jnanpith award of 1980.
- Shreekumar Varma - novelist, award-winning playwright, poet, children's author.
- Sukumar Azhikode – teacher, critic and orator.
- Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai – Novelist and short story writer. Jnanpith Award in 1984.
- Thirunalloor Karunakaran – poet, scholar, teacher and leftist intellectual
- Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan – Architect of modern Malayalam. poet p
- Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer – Poet,
- Uroob – Writer, Novelist, Sahitya Academy winner, winner of president of India's silver medal.
- Vaikom Muhammad Basheer – Writer, philosopher.
- Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi – Publisher social reformer, and a leader of the progressive Islahi Movement in Kerala.
- Vallathol Narayana Menon – Mahaakavi. Founder of Kerala Kalamandalam,
- Vayalar Ramavarma – lyricist
- Vayalar Sarath Chandra varma – Malayalam film
- Vijayan, M. N – writer, literary critic, social activist.
- Vrindavanam Venugopalan – Writer, Journalist and Educationalist.
- Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon – Malayalam poet
- Yusuf Ali Kechery – Poet,Lyricist.
- Rohit Viswanath- CNN Young Journalist of the Year 2006. Editorial Page writer with The Times of India.
- T. N. Gopakumar Editor-in-Chief, Asianet News
- Nisha Pillai -BBC newsreader
- Sunnykutty Abraham- COO and Chief News Editor of Jaihind TV and noted political analyst
- Sebastian Paul- Media critic.
- K. C. Mammen Mappillai- Founder of Malayala Manorama.
- K. M. Mathew- Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama.
- K. M. Roy- Journalist.
- V. K. Madhavan Kutty – Former Editor of the Malayalam daily, Mathrubhumi, and a founder director of satellite channel Asianet
- Binoy Job – Former Group Deputy Editor of NDTV- New Delhi Television, and a founder Editor of Development Channel, currently Director Media and Communication to Indian Prime Minister
- O. Abdurahman-Editor-in-charge of Madhyamam
- Kummanam Rajasekharan – Managing Director Malayalam Daily Janmabhumi, General Secretary Hindu Aikya Vedi
Film and media
- Nafisa Joseph
- Lisa Haydon
- Surelee Joseph
- Rima Kallingal
- Nina Manuel
- Sana Khan
- Kalpana Iyer
- Sheetal Menon
- Lakshmi Menon (model)
- Parvathy Omanakuttan
- Swetha Menon
- Shobana – Padma Shri recipient, two time National Award winner.
- Sukumari – Padma Shri recipient.
- Urvashi – National award recipient.
- Monisha Unni – National award winner
- Meera Jasmine – National award winner.
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha – National award winner
- Priyamani – National award winner.
- Revathi Menon
- Manju Warrier –
- Kavya Madhavan-
- Asin –
- Bhavana (actress)-
- Samvrutha Sunil –
- Navya Nair-
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma –
- Nayantara –
- Vidya Balan-
- Malaika Arora
- Sana Khan
- Amrita Arora
- Shweta Menon
- Nithya Menen
- Parvathi Menon
- Sindhu Menon
- Namitha Pramod
- Remya Nambeesan
- Ann Augustine
- Nazriya Nazim
- Mammootty – Padma Shri recipient & National award winner for three times
- Mohanlal – Padma Shri recipient and National award winner for two times
- Sathyan – Actor.
- Prem Nazir – Padma Bhushan recipient. Holds four Guinness records.
- Thikkurussi Sukumaran Nair – Padma Shri recipient. Actor; winner of the national award for Best Supporting Actor in 1959.
- Madhu – Actor
- Jayan – Actor
- M.N. Nambiar
- Suresh Gopi – Actor and winner of the national award for Best Actor in 1998.
- Dileep – Actor
- Surendranatha Thilakan – Actor, Padma Shri recipient; winner of the national award for Best Supporting Actor in 1988.
- Nedumudi Venu – Actor.
- Jagathy Sreekumar – Actor and comedian.
- Bharath Gopi – Actor, Padma Shri recipient and winner of the national award for Best Actor in 1977.
- Jayaram – Actor, Padma Shri recipient.
- Murali – Actor and winner of the national award for Best Actor in 2002.
- Prithviraj Sukumaran – Actor. kerala state award winner 2006.
- Premji – Stage and film actor.
- M. G. Ramachandran – Tamil Actor.
- Salim Kumar – Actor, comedian and winner of the national award for Best Actor in 2010.
- Krishnakumar Kunnath, also known as KK – Singer.
- Benny Dayal – Singer.
- Fahadh Faasil – actor
- John Abraham
- Kay-Kay-Menon (Krishna Kumar Menon) – Bollywood actor originally from Kerala.
- Naveen Andrews – Actor.
- Shishir Kurup- Hollywood actor.
- Suresh Menon – Bollywood comedian/actor.
- Suraj Venjaramoodu
- Nivin Pauly − Actor
Film Producer and Directors
- M. T. Vasudevan Nair – Writer and cinema personality. Jnanpith Award, 1995
- Bejoy Nambiar-Film Director
- M. Night Shyamalan- Hollywood Film Director
- I.V. Sasi- Film Director.
- Priyadarshan- Film Director.
- Joshiy-Film Director.
- Sreenivasan-Writer, Director and Actor.
- Shaji N. Karun – Film Director.
- Bharathan- Film Maker.
- Siddique- Film Maker.
- Santosh Sivan – Director and Cinematogrpher.
- Resul Pookutty – Sound Engineer, first Oscar winning Indian (for film Slumdog Millionaire).
- Lohithadas – Film Director / Writer.
- G. Aravindan – Film director and cartoonist.
- P. Padmarajan (1945–1991)- Film director.
- Rosshan Andrrews – Director.
- Jayaraj – Director.
- Appachan Maliampurackal Chacko Punnoose – Film Director / Producer.
- Ranjith – Film Director / Writer.
- K P Kumaran – Film Maker
- G. Devarajan – music director.
- P.T.Kunju Muhammed – Film Director / Writer.
- Alberrt Antoni – Film Director
- R.Sarath - Film Director
- Blessy – Film Maker.
- Madhu Muttam – Script writer.
- Fazil – Film Director / Writer.
- Shaji Kylas – Action film director
- Sibi Malayil – Malayalam Film Director.
- Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma – lyricist.
- KunchackoMaliampurackal Kunchacko – Film Producer.
- Bharath Gopi – Film, Drama Producer, Director and Actor.
- Sathyan Anthikkad – Malayalam Film Director.
- V.R.Sankar film director and writer.
- P.F. Mathews Script writer, recipient of National Award
- Sabu Cyril- Art director
- Sangeeth Sivan- Director
- John Matthew Matthan- Hindi film director.
- Benny Mathews – Hollywood director
- Rupesh Paul – Hollywood director
- Gowtham Menon – Tamil film director.
- Shajith Koyeri - National Film Awards winning sound designer 
- K. J. Yesudas – Classical singer and musician.
- V. Dakshinamoorthy – Carnatic Musician and Malayalam Music Director.
- Vayalar Ramavarma – Lyricist
- P. Jayachandran – Playback Singer.
- K. S. Chithra – Playback singer.
- M. G. Sreekumar – Playback singer/ Music Director.
- Srinivas – Play back Singer / Music Director.
- Kozhikode Abdul Kader – Playback singer
- Manjari Babu- Playback singer.
- Pradip Somasundaran- Playback singer.
- Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri – Lyricist.
- Sujatha Mohan- Playback singer.
- Vidhu Prathap – Play back singer
- Madhu Balakrishnan – Play back singer.
- KK-(Krishnakumar Kunnath)- Playback singer.
- M. Jayachandran - Music Director / Playback Singer
- Raveendran – Music director.
- G. Venugopal-Play back singer.
- Unni Menon – Playback singer and multiple Tamil State Award winner.
- Berny-Ignatius – Music Director duo
- Kannur Rajan – Music composer
- Ouseppachan – Music director.
- Gireesh Puthenchery – Lyricist / Writer.
- Sharreth - Music Director / Playback Singer
- Alex Paul – Music Director
- Sudeep Kumar - Playback Singer
- Sabrina Setlur -German rapper/singer.
- Soji Varghese -Playback Singer
- Nikhil Mathew -Playback Singer
- Unni Menon -Playback Singer
- Unnikrishnan -Playback Singer
- Vijay Yesudas -Playback Singer
- Swetha Mohan -Playback Singer
- Benny Dayal - Playback Singer
- Raja Ravi Varma – Painter.
- K. C. S. Paniker – Painter, founder of Cholamandal Artists' Village.
- Namboothiri (artist) - Painter and Sculptor
- T. K. Padmini – Painter
- A. Ramachandran – Painter.
- C. N. Karunakaran – Painter, Chairman of Kerala Lalitakala Academi
- Akkitham Narayanan – Painter, settled in Paris
- Balan Nair – Painter
- Sekar Ayyanthole – Painter, art teacher, former president of Kerala Chithrakala Parishath
- M. V. Devan- Artist, Writer.
- Bose Krishnamachari- Painter
- Paris Viswanathan – Painter, settled in Paris
- Yusuf Arakkal – Bangalore based painter.
- Kavitha Balakrishnan – Artist and Art historian
- V. S. Valiathan – Artist, Raja Ravivarma award winner.
- C.L Porinchukutty – the Raja Ravi Varma Awardee for the year 2011
- Gayatri- Painter, Art critic.
- Gopakumar R. P., Indian contemporary artist and Contemporary art collector Sedition art
- Eugene Pandala -Architect & Artist
- Kanayi Kunhiraman – Sculptor, Former Chairman of Kerala Lalitakala Academy
- Balan Nambiar - Sculptor, painter and research scholar
- Abu Abraham – Cartoonist.
- Cartoonist Shankar (1902–1989) - Political Cartoonist
- K. S. Pillai (1919–1978) – Political cartoonist.
- O. V. Vijayan Cartoonist, writer.
- Unni – Cartoonist,
- P. K. Manthri- Artist, Cartoonist.
- Gopikrishnan- Cartoonist.
- S. Jithesh – Performing Cartoonist.
- Toms – Creator of the cartoon characters Boban and Molly.
- Yesudasan – Cartoonist, Former Chairman of Kerala Lalitakala Academy.
|C. K. Lakshmanan||110 m Hurdles||1924||Paris|
|Thomas Varghese (Thiruvalla Pappan)||Football||1948||London|
|P.B. Mohammed Sali (Kottayam Sali)||Football||1952||Helsinki|
|Ivan Jacob ||400m||1952||Helsinki|
|S. S. Narayanan||Football||1956||Melbourne|
|S. S. Narayanan||Football||1960||Rome|
|T. Abdul Rahman||Football||1956||Melbourne|
|Manuel Frederick||Hockey||1972||Munich||The only person from Kerala to win a medal in the olympics|
|Suresh Babu||Long Jump||1972||Munich|
|T. C. Yohannan||Long Jump||1976||Montreal|
|P. T. Usha||100m & 200m||1980||Moscow|
|P. T. Usha||400m Hurdles||1984||Los Angeles||Placed fourth|
|P. T. Usha||400m Hurdles||1988||Seoul|
|P. T. Usha||4x400m||1996||Atlanta||Reserve|
|Shiny Wilson||800m||1984||Los Angeles|
|M. D. Valsamma||4x400m||1984||Los Angeles|
|Mercy Mathew Kuttan||400m||1988||Seoul|
|U. Vimal Kumar||Badminton||1992||Barcelona|
|K. M. Beenamol||4x400m||1996||Atlanta|
|K. M. Beenamol||4x400m||2004||Athens|
|K. M. Beenamol||400m||2000||Sydney|
|K. M. Binu||400m||2004||Athens|
|Anju Bobby George||Long Jump||2004||Athens|
|Anju Bobby George||Long Jump||2008||Beijing|
|Chitra K. Soman||4x400m||2004||Athens|
|Chitra K. Soman||4x400m||2008||Beijing|
|Renjith Maheswary||Triple Jump||2008||Beijing|
|Renjith Maheswary||Triple Jump||2012||London|
|Mayookha Johny||Triple jump||2012||London|
|Irfan Kolothum Thodi||20 km walk||2012||London|
|P. R. Sreejesh||Field hockey||2012||London|
- See Arjuna Award
|T. C. Yohannan||Athletics||1974|
|M. D. Valsamma||Athletics||1982|
|P. T. Usha||Athletics||1983|
|Cyril C. Valloor||Volleyball||1986|
|Anju Bobby George||Athletics||2002|
|I. M. Vijayan||Football||2003.|
|K. M. Binu||Athletics||2006|
|Chitra K. Soman||Athletics||2007|
- V. P. Sathyan – Former Captain of the India national football team.
- Tinu Yohannan – Former Indian cricket team player.
- C. V. Pappachan - Former Captain of India national football team
- Abey Kuruvilla – Indian cricket player.
- Pappachen Pradeep Naduparambil Pappachen Pradeep – Footballer and captain of India's U23 team.
- S Sreesanth Shanthakumaran Sreesanth - Indian cricket player.
- Fr. Prasant Payyappilly Palakkappilly - social activist and environmentalist
- K. V. Rabiya – literacy campaigner, social worker.
- Padma Shri Mani Madhava Chakyar (1989–1991) - Koodiyattam and Chakyar Koothu artist, Natya Shastra scholar.
- Gopinath Muthukad – Magician.
- KalamandalamTirur Nambissan- Kathakali singer
- Kalamandalam Hyderali – Kathakali singer.
- Kalamandalam Gopi- Kathakali Artist.
- Kottakkal Sivaraman- Kathakali Artist.
- Guru Gopinath (1908–1987) – Classical Dancer, Master and Author
- Guru Chandrasekharan (1916–1998 )- Dancer and Choreographer.
- Mrinalini Sarabhai – Dancer.
- Oachira P. R. Sankarankutty (1926–2013), dancer and writer
- Athira – Violin Prodigy /Guinness World Record Holder.
- Kim Thayil Guitarist.
- Haripad Murukadas (b. 1971), Nadaswaram player, music educator 
- Paul Varghese - Comedian.
- Dan Nainan – Comedian. (Father is a Malayalee and mother a Japanese).
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- Padma Shri Awards (1960–1969)
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