List of Tulu people
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List of notable people who natively speak the Tulu language.
- Narasa Nayaka, Emperor of Vijayanagara Empire
- Viranarasimha Raya, Emperor of Vijayanagara Empire
- Krishnadevaraya, Emperor of Vijayanagara Empire
- Achyuta Deva Raya, Emperor of Vijayanagara Empire
- Sadashiva Raya, Emperor of Vijayanagara Empire
- Ravivarma Narasimha Domba Heggade: Raja of Vitla
- Maipady Venkatesh Varma Raja: Raja of Kumbla
- Abbakka Rani 16th-century queen of Ullal
- Ammebala Balappa , Freedom fighter
Judiciary and lawyers
- K.S. Hegde : Former Speaker of Lok Sabha and Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India
- Nitte Santhosh Hegde : Karnataka Lokayuktha, Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India
- Kalmanje Jagannatha Shetty : Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India
- Rohini Salian : Noted Public Prosecutor
Literature, philosophy, religion
- Madhvacharya : Propounder of the Dvaita philosophy.
- Bannanje Govindacharya : Vedic scholar.
- Ratnakaravarni : Kannada poet.
- Kayyar Kinhanna Rai : Poet and activist.
- P. Gururaja Bhat : Historian, archaeologist, researcher.
- M.K.Seetharam Kulal : Tulu - Kannada Dramatist ,Author , Poet , Karnataka State Tulu Sahithya Academy Awarde (2014)
- Vishvesha Tirtha : Pontiff of Pejavara Mutt.
- Muktananda : Founder of Siddha Yoga.
- Gurumayi Chidvilasananda : Present Guru of Siddha Yoga Tradition.
- Swami Krishnananda
- Ratnavarma Heggade
- Veerendra Heggade : Philanthropist
- Bola Chittaranjan Das Shetty : Author
- Muddana : Poet
- U. R. Ananthamurthy : Literature, won Jnanpith Award Award.
- Prof Padmanabh S Jaini: Literature. HOD Indology Berkelay University. Jainism and Budhism expert
- Devi Prasad Shetty : Philanthropist and surgeon.
- Belle Monappa Hegde : Educationist and Surgeon.
- Dinker Belle Rai : Indian American vascular surgeon, inventor, sportsperson and philosopher.
- D.V. Sadananda Gowda
- Ramanath Rai
- Janardhana Poojary
- Veerappa Moily
- V. S. Acharya
- K. Jayaprakash Hegde
- K. Raghupati Bhat
- Manorama Madhwaraj : Former Member of Parliament, Udupi, Former MLA Udupi.
- Lalaji Mendon
- Halady Srinivas Shetty : Kannada MLA 2013 assembly for Kundapura, Karnataka.
- A. Shanker Alva : Former Member of Parliament, Mangalore.
- K. Nagappa Alva : Former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha(1970–1976) and Health Minister, Karnataka State (1962–1967)
- K. K. Shetty : Former Member of Parliament, Mangalore.
- Ramanna Rai : Former Member of Parliament, Kasaragod.
- I. Rama Rai : Former Member of Parliament, Kasaragod.
- I. M. Jayarama Shetty : Kannada Former Member of Parliament, Udupi.
- Nalin Kumar Kateel : Member of Parliament, Dakshina Kannada.
- Suresh Shetty : MLA, Andheri (East), Maharashtra.
- V. Dhananjay Kumar : Former Union Minister.
- Prakash Shetty : Cartoonist.
- K. K. Hebbar : Painter.
- Prahlad Acharya : Magician and illusionist.
- R.Verman : Noted Art Director.
Film directors and producers
- Yograj Bhat : Kannada director
- Upendra : Kannada Director, actor
- Kashinath : Kannada Director, Actor
- Rakshith Shetty : Kannada Director, actor
- Shirish Kunder : filmmaker 
- Manmohan Shetty
- Rohit Shetty
- B. Vittalacharya
- Ramchandra P. N.
- Pradeep Uppoor : Bollywood film and Hindi TV soap producer.
- Ranjith Bajpe : Indian film director and Screen Writer known for his work in Tulu cinema.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
- Anushka Shetty
- Suniel Shetty
- Shilpa Shetty
- Shamita Shetty
- Sneha Ullal
- Prakash Raj
- Vinay Rai
- Mahesh Shetty
- Sheetal Mallar
- Rakshith Shetty
- Shubha Poonja
- Neeta Shetty
- M. V. Vasudeva Rao
- Dayanand Shetty
- Reshma Shetty
- Shefali Shetty
- Pooja Hegde
- Fighter Shetty : 70's Bollywood actor.
- Rohit Shetty
- Rakshit Shetty
- Anup Bhandari
- Nirup Bhandari
- Devadas Kapikad
- Arjun Kapikad
- Naveen D Padil
- Aravind Bolar
- Pakhi Hegde
- Yagna Shetty
- Reshma Shetty
- Dayanand Shetty
- Bhojaraj Vamanjoor
- Sandeep Shetty
- Anoop Sagar
- Avanthika Shetty
- Varuna Shetty
- Ashrita Shetty
- Vinaya Prasad
- Rishab Shetty
- Rajesh Moolya
- Adhvithi Shetty
- Ashvithi Shetty
- Neha Shetty
- Ameeta Sadashiv Kulal
- Anushree (Kannada Actress)
- Karthik Banjan
- Shrinidhi Shetty : Miss Supranational 2016
- Shweta Shetty
- Kadri Gopalnath
- Vittal Ramamurthy
- Manikanth Kadri
- Sandeep Chowta
- Ganesh Hegde
Science and technology
- Ravi Shastri : former cricket Captain of India.
- Anil Kumble :Cricketer
- Budhi Kunderan : cricketer
- Vikrant Shetty : United Arab Emirates cricketer
- Vijith Shetty : Indian football player
- Gundibail Sunderam : cricketer.
- Ashish Kumar Ballal : former captain of the Indian Field Hockey team and Arjuna Awardee.
- Satheesha Rai : Indian Weightlifter, Olympian and Arjuna Awardee.
- Vandana Rao : National Sprinter 90's.
- Siddhanth Thingalaya : National Sprinter.
- Shodhan Rai : International Bodybuilder and Ekalavya Award Winner
- Atulya Shetty : American Chess Player
- Mamatha Poojary : Kabadi Player
- U. R. Bhat : Director of Karnataka Bank
- A. B. Shetty : Founder of Vijaya Bank and prominent politician
- Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty: Chairman of Vijaya Bank
- V. P. Shetty
- B. R. Shetty : Founder Partner, MD, CEO (NMC Healthcare & UAE Exchange Centre Co. LLC)
- Manmohan Shetty : Founder Adlabs
- R. N. Shetty
- Shashi Kiran Shetty : Indian businessman
- Vittal Mallya : Indian businessman
- Vijay Mallya : Chairman of UB Group
- Muthappa Rai : Indian businessman
- Vonthibettu Prabhakara Hegde : Vir Chakra awardee, Squadron Leader in the Indian Air Force.
- Dinesh Chandra Bhandary : Vir Chakra awardee.
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