List of people from Tiruchirappalli
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The following people were born or based their life in Tiruchirappalli, earlier known as Trichinopoly.
- Alex, Tamil film actor and magician
- S. A. Ashokan, Tamil film actor
- M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, Tamil film actor
- Bharath, Indian film actor
- Napoleon, Indian film actor
- Sivakarthikeyan, Tamil film actor
- Prasanna, Indian film actor
- Ranjan, Tamil film actor
- Kaka Radhakrishnan,Tamil film actor
- Gobinath Chandran,Tamil Television anchor, Journalist and Reporter
- Karunakaran,Tamil film comedy actor
- Anu Hasan, actress and television host
- Vanitha Krishnachandran, South Indian film actress
- T. A. Madhuram, Tamil film actress
- Renuka, Indian film actress
- Hema Malini, Indian film star
• Akilan,Indian flim director and producer •Balaji Mohan,Tamil film director •Gautham Menon, Indian film director and screenwriter •A.R.Murugadoss,indian film director and screenwriter and producer 
- Vanitha Rangaraju, animator, Industrial Light & Magic
- Javar Seetharaman, Tamil writer, playwright and Tamil film actor
- Gunasekaran Sundarraj, miniature artist, social worker
- James Vasanthan, Tamil film composer
- Santhosh Narayanan, Tamil film composer
- T. K. Ramamoorthy, Indian film composer
- G. Ramanathan, Indian film composer
- Musiri Subramania Iyer, carnatic musician
- Srirangam Kannan, carnatic musician
- Krish, Indian playback singer
- P. Madhuri, Indian playback singer
- T. L. Maharajan, Tamil playback singer
- Roshini, Indian playback singer
- A. K. C. Natarajan, carnatic musician
- Lalgudi Jayaraman, Violinist.
- Vaali, Tamil film lyricist, screenwriter
- V. V. S. Aiyar, Indian independence activist, Tamil writer
- Madhan, cartoonist, journalist, writer and film critic
- Manushyaputhiran (S. Abdul Hameed), poet, writer, lyricist, publisher
- Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai, Tamil poet, novelist and social worker
- Kundalam Rangachariar, Sanskrit scholar
- Sujatha Rangarajan, Tamil writer, engineer, novelist, Tamil film screenwriter
- Kalki Sadasivam, co-founder of Kalki
- Valentine Munbee McMaster, British military personnel, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Mariappan Saravanan, Indian military personnel, recipient of Vir Chakra
Politics and administration
- F. G. Natesa Iyer, Indian National Congress leader from South India, Tamil dramatist
- M. R. Sethuratnam Iyer, former Minister of Development in the Madras Presidency
- T. V. Seshagiri Iyer, Indian lawyer and politician
- T. S. S. Rajan, Indian independence activist, Minister of Public Health and Religious Endowments in the Madras Presidency from 1937 to 1939
- Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP spokesperson and incumbent Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry and Finance
- K. Subrahmanyam, former strategic affairs analyst of India and journalist
- P. Rathinavelu Thevar, Chairperson of the Trichinopoly Municipality from 1924 to 1946 and former Vice-President of the Justice Party
- K. A. P. Viswanatham, Tamil scholar, activist and General secretary of Justice Party until 1940
- Pulney Andy, first Indian to receive a British medical degree
- N. Mathrubootham, medical practitioner, counselor and psychiatrist
- C. V. Raman, Nobel laureate in Physics and Bharat Ratna recipient
- Arokia Rajiv, Track and field athlete specialised in 400 metres.
- Charles Cornelius, former Indian hockey team goalkeeper and Olympic medallist
- Francis Monkland, former English first-class cricketer
- Francis Wyatt, former English first-class cricketer
- Leslie Fernandez, former Indian hockey team goalkeeper
- Rajagopal Sathish, Indian first-class all rounder, captain of Indian World Team in the former Indian Cricket League Twenty20 competition.
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