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.

Ancient rulers and kings[edit]

H H Rama Varma XV
Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma

Kings of Cochin[5][6][edit]

  • 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

Kings of Travancore[7][edit]

Head of state[edit]

K.R. Narayanan, President of India.(1997–2002)

President of India[edit]

Parliament of India[edit]

Rajya Sabha[edit]

Governors of States[edit]

Council of Ministers, India[edit]

A. K. Antony

Union Cabinet Ministers[edit]

Minister of State (Independent Charges)[edit]

Minister of State (MoS)[edit]

  • 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 RamachandranMinistry 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)

Chief Ministers[edit]

V. S. Achuthanandan

From Kerala[edit]

Other States[edit]

Ministers[edit]

Kerala[edit]

Other States[edit]

  • K. J. George- Minister of Home, Karnataka (2013–incumbent).

Political leaders[edit]

Award winners[edit]

V. R. Krishna Iyer

Padma Vibhushan[edit]

The Padma Vibhushan is India's second highest civilian honour.[15]

Padma Bhushan[edit]

The Padma Bhushan is India's third highest civilian honour.[17]

(This is not a complete list)

Padma Shri[edit]

The Padma Shri is India's fourth highest civilian honour.[20]

(This is not a complete list)
Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar (1899-1990)
Dr. K. J. Yesudas

Government and world organisations[edit]

Members of the Imperial Civil Service[edit]

Civil Services of India[edit]

Cabinet Secretaries[edit]

Members[edit]

Shivshankar Menon
Shashi Tharoor

Members of the United Nations[edit]

Military leaders[edit]

Army[edit]

Air Force[edit]

[Param Vishist Seva Medal holders]

Ati Vishist Seva Medal Holders

  • Air Commodore George Verghis, AVSM - Command Signals Officer, Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (1973-1976)

Navy[edit]

  • Vice-Admiral P. J. Jacob - Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff.

Jurists[edit]

Chief Justice of India[edit]

Judges of the Supreme Court of India[edit]

Justice M. Fathima Beevi

Women Judges of the High Court[edit]

  • 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.[51]
  • Kumari Justice P. Janaki Amma – Second woman Judge of the High Court of Kerala (1974–1982).[51]

Academia[edit]

Ancient mathematicians[edit]

Faculty[edit]

Thomas Kailath

Head of Institutions[edit]

Medical Sciences[edit]

Scientists and technocrats[edit]

G. Madhavan Nair

Business and commerce[edit]

Kris Gopalakrishnan.

Social Reformers[edit]

Independence activists[edit]

Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair

Social reformers[edit]

Ādi Śaṅkarācārya.

Religion and Spirituality[edit]

Hinduism[edit]

Islam[edit]

Christianity[edit]

Literature and writing[edit]

Writers[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Film and media[edit]

Shobana
Revathi
Vidya Balan

Models[edit]

Actresses[edit]

Actors[edit]

Mammootty
Mohanlal

Film Producer and Directors[edit]

Resul Pokutty

Music[edit]

K.S. Chithra, Singer

Artists, painters, sculptors[edit]

Painters

Sculptors

Cartoonists

Sports[edit]

Olympians[edit]

Name Event Year Place Comments
C. K. Lakshmanan 110 m Hurdles 1924 Paris
Thomas Varghese (Thiruvalla Pappan)[58] Football 1948 London
P.B. Mohammed Sali (Kottayam Sali)[59] Football 1952 Helsinki
Ivan Jacob [60] 400m 1952 Helsinki
S. S. Narayanan[60] Football 1956 Melbourne
S. S. Narayanan Football 1960 Rome
T. Abdul Rahman[60] Football 1956 Melbourne
O. Chandrasekharan Football 1960 Rome
M. Devadas Football 1960 Rome
Manuel Frederick Hockey 1972 Munich The only person from Kerala to win a medal in the olympics[61]
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
Shiny Wilson 800m 1988 Seoul
Shiny Wilson 800m 1992 Barcelona
Shiny Wilson 800m 1996 Atlanta
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
Preeja Sreedharan 10000m 2008 Beijing
Sini Jose 4x400m 2008 Beijing
Renjith Maheswary Triple Jump 2008 Beijing
Renjith Maheswary Triple Jump 2012 London
Tintu Luka 800m 2012 London
Mayookha Johny Triple jump 2012 London
Valiyaveetil Diju Badminton 2012 London
Irfan Kolothum Thodi 20 km walk 2012 London
P. R. Sreejesh Field hockey 2012 London

Arjuna Award[edit]

See Arjuna Award
Name Event Year
T. C. Yohannan Athletics 1974
Jimmy George Volleyball 1976
Suresh Babu Athletics 1978–79
M. D. Valsamma Athletics 1982
P. T. Usha Athletics 1983
Shiny Abraham Athletics 1984
Cyril C. Valloor Volleyball 1986
Mercy Kuttan Athletics 1989
Rosa Kutty Athletics. 1994
S.Omanakumari Hockey. 1998
George Thomas Badminton 1999
K.M. Beenamol Athletics 2000
Sebastian Xavier Swimming 2000
Anju Bobby George Athletics 2002
I. M. Vijayan Football 2003.
Anil Kumar Athletics 2004
K. M. Binu Athletics 2006
Chitra K. Soman Athletics 2007
Sinimol Paulose Athletics 2009
Joseph Abraham Athletics 2010
Preeja Sreedharan Athletics 2011
Deepika Pallikal Squash 2012

Other Champions[edit]

Activists[edit]

Performing Artists[edit]

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