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]

Dance[edit]

  • Maya Rao (1928-2014) Kathak Guru and founder Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography (NIKC), Bangalore [1]

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GS Kumar (August 25, 2014). "Maya Rao took forbidden dance to a new level". The Times of India. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Pratibha unveils Kittur Rani Chennamma statue". Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Jnanpeeth Awardees from Karnataka". Retrieved 2008-08-27.