List of Mudaliars

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Mudaliar also Mudaliyar, 'Mudali and Moodley is a surname is generally prevalent among Indian Tamils and Sri Lankan Tamils and the Tamil diaspora though it is also used in other parts of South India. It is derived from the honorary title Mudali meaning a person of first rank in the Tamil language which was bestowed upon top-ranking bureaucratic officials and army officers in medieval south India.[1]

The following is a list of notable personalities with the Mudaliar surname.

Historical personalities[edit]


Chieftains and ministers[edit]

Modern personalities[edit]

Social leaders, activists[edit]

Tamil literature[edit]



Natesa Mudaliar, Founded Justice Party along with Theagaroya Chetty and Dr. T. M. Nair as part of the Dravidian movement.


Civil service and judiciary[edit]

Arts and cinema[edit]

Doctors,scientists and academicians[edit]