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
- Anu Hasan, actress and Television host
- S. A. Ashokan, Tamil film actor
- Bharath, Indian film actor
- Srirangam Kannan, Carnatic musician
- Musiri Subramania Iyer, Carnatic musician
- Krish, Indian playback singer
- T. A. Madhuram, Tamil film actress
- P. Madhuri, Indian playback singer
- T. L. Maharajan, Tamil playback singer
- Gautham Menon, Indian film director and screenwriter
- T. G. Lingappa, Indian film music composer
- S. M. Sriramulu Naidu, Indian film producer and director
- Napoleon, Indian film actor
- A. K. C. Natarajan, Carnatic musician
- Prasanna, Indian film actor
- T. K. Ramamoorthy, Indian film composer
- G. Ramanathan, Indian film composer
- Vanitha Rangaraju, Animator, Industrial Light & Magic.
- Vanitha Krishnachandran, South Indian film actress
- Ranjan, Tamil film actor
- Renuka, Indian film actress.
- Roshini, Indian playback singer.
- Santhosh Narayanan, Tamil film composer
- Javar Seetharaman, Tamil writer, playwright and Tamil film actor
- M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, Tamil film actor
- Vaali, Tamil film lyricist, screenwriter
- James Vasanthan, Tamil film composer
- Gunasekaran Sundarraj, Miniature Artist, Social Worker, Documentary Film
- V. V. S. Aiyar, Indian independence activist, Tamil writer
- Madhan, Cartoonist, journalist, writer and film critic
- T. S. Murugesan Pillai, Telugu writer, poet and translator
- Kundalam Rangachariar, Sanskrit scholar
- Sujatha Rangarajan, Tamil writer, Engineer, Novelist, Tamil film screenwriter
- Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai, Tamil poet, Novelist and Social Worker
- Kalki Sadasivam, Co-founder of Kalki
- Manushyaputhiran (S. Abdul Hameed), Poet, writer, lyricist, publisher
- 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
- Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP spokesperson and incumbent Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry and Finance.
- M. R. Sethuratnam Iyer, former Minister of Development in the Madras Presidency
- T. S. S. Rajan, Indian independence activist, Minister of Public Health and Religious Endowments in the Madras Presidency from 1937 to 1939
- P. Rathinavelu Thevar, Chairperson of the Trichinopoly Municipality from 1924 to 1946 and former Vice-President of the Justice Party
- K. Subrahmanyam, former strategic affairs analyst of India and journalist
- K. A. P. Viswanatham, Tamil scholar, activist and General secretary of Justice Party until 1940.
- T. V. Seshagiri Iyer, Indian Lawyer and Politician
- C. V. Raman, Nobel laureate in Physics and Bharat Ratna recipient.
- N. Mathrubootham, Medical practitioner, Counselor and Psychiatrist
- Pulney Andy, First Indian to receive British medical degree
- Francis Monkland, former English first-class cricketer
- Francis Wyatt, former English first-class cricketer.
- Charles Cornelius, former Indian Hockey goalkeeper and Olympic medallist
- Leslie Fernandez, former Indian Hockey goalkeeper
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