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• This is a list of famous and notable people from
  Karnataka.

• 'Criteria of Name' Inclusion:
 Names of people whose work has been
  appreciated by the public has been included in
  the list, not considering the critical views of some
  people.
• Kindly note that not all the names of
  important personalities has included
  because of space and timelimit and also
  because the list of famous personalities
  from Karnataka is almost endless !!!!!!!!!
Arts and entertainment
Aishwarya Rai

She is an Indian actress
and former Miss World
                     Kannada actor

Famously called ‘Mandyada Gandu
One of the all time greatest actors in the Kannada
film industry
         Anushka Sharma




Bollyhood Actress Of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi fame
Amrita Rao



An Indian model
and Bollywood actress
  Atul Kulkarni



An Indian actor who has won two National
Awards
           Golden Star" Ganesh




A Kannada language film actor of ‘MUNGARU MALE’ fame
Deepika Padukone




 An Indian model turned actress
                      Feroz Khan




An Indian actor, film editor, producer and director in the Hindi film industry
                     Girish Karnad




A contemporary writer, playwright, actor and movie director in Kannada language.
Ishaa Koppikar




  an Indian actress and model
               M. S. Sathyu




a leading film director, stage designer and art director from India.
                      Prakash Rai




A National Film Award-winning Indian method actor and producer in Kannada,
Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu language films
 Prakash Rai studied in St.Joseph's Indian High School in Bangalore.
 He later joined St. Josephs College of commerce, Brigade road, Bangalore,
           Puneet Rajkumar




An Indian actor and the youngest son of Kannada superstar Dr Rajkumar.
He was born as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad into a Marathi family in Bangalore, Karnataka,
He primarily worked as a bus conductor for the Bangalore Metropolitan
Transport Corporation in Bangalore.
His charisma and style were noted by the passengers who travelled with him and
gave him suggestions in becoming an actor
 Ramesh Aravind




a popular Kannada, Tamil and Telugu movie actor
                Dr.Rajkumar




He was a popular actor and singer in Kannada film industry
                            Ramya




An Indian film actress ,acts in Kannada films as well as few Tamil films .
She is also known by the name Divya Spandana .
                       V. Ravichandran




An actor, director, producer, music director, and lyricist in the Kannada film industry
Shilpa Shetty




an Indian film actress and model
           Shivrajkumar




A Kannada superstar.
He is the son of legendary Kannada matinée Dr.Rajkumar.
          Sunil Shetty




Sunil Shetty is an Indian film actor and film producer
Vishnuvardhan




 A popular actor and singer
Vasundhara Das




  An Indian actress and singer
Arundathi Nag




film actress and theatre personality
            Gubbi Veeranna




One of the pioneers and most prolific contributors to Kannada theatre
                  Umashree




An Indian theatre and Film actress of Kannada Film Industry
     Amarashilpi Jakanachari




Amarashilpi Jakanachari was a legendary sculptor credited with building many
fine temples for the Kalyani Chalukyas and Hoysalas, including the famous
sculptures at Belur and Halebidu.
      Gundan Anivaritachari




Sri Gundan Anivaritachari was the chief architect of the Virupaksha temple
      R. K. Laxman




An Indian cartoonist, illustrator and humorist
                     Kadri Gopalnath




An Indian saxophonist and one of the pioneers of Carnatic music on the saxophone
              T Chowdiah




He was a violin maestro from India in the Carnatic classical tradition.
Pandit Bhimsen G Joshi




   An Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition.
           Gangubai Hangal




Was an Indian singer of the khyal genre of Hindustani classical music
                       C. Aswath




An Indian music composer and exponent of Bhavageete ("expressive poetry")
and Janapada Geete ("folk songs") in the Kannada language.
          Lucky Ali




An Indian singer songwriter, composer and actor.
                Gurukiran




A noted music director of the Kannada film industry
              Hamsalekha




A Music Director and lyricist in the Kannada film industry.
                 Mano Murthy




A musician and composer mainly active in Kannada cinema industr
        Raghu Dixit




guitarist-singer-composer-song writer-musician,
               Prasad Bidapa




A well-known fashion designer has specialised in training models for the Miss
India beauty pageants. Many of the past beauty queens are his students
Industrialists
                 Vijay Mallya




UB Breweries, Kingfisher Beer ,Kingfisher Airlines ,Force India,
Royal Challengers Bangalore
  V. G. Siddhartha




Founder –owner , Cafe Coffee Day
G. R. Gopinath




  Founder of Air Deccan
N. R. Narayana Murthy Nandan Nilekani
Infosys Technologies, Ltd.   Infosys Technologies, Ltd
Suhas Gopinath




 youngest CEO of the world
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw




    , Biocon India Ltd.
Azim Premji




 Wipro Technologies, Ltd.
A. B. Shetty, Founder, Vijaya Bank


Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, Founder, Canara Bank.


T. M. A. Pai, Co-founder, Syndicate Bank.

Upendra Ananth Pai, Co-founder, Syndicate Bank.

Vaman Srinivas Kudva, Co-founder, Syndicate Bank
Health Care
  Devi Prasad Shetty




An Indian philanthropist and a renowned cardiac surgeon.
             H. D. Deve Gowda




He was the 14th Prime Minister of the Republic of India (1996–1997) and the
14th chief minister of the state of Karnataka
          George Fernandes




Fernandes was a defence minister in the National Democratic Alliance
Government (1998-2004)
                 S. M. Krishna




He is the Indian Minister for External Affairs and a member of the Indian
Parliament from Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha. He was the Chief Minister of
Karnataka from 1999 to 2004 and the Governor of Maharashtra from 2004 to
2008.
                 Veerappa Moily




He is the Honorable Minister for Law, Justice and Company Affairs in the Government
of India. Moily is a former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Karnataka
B. S. Yeddyurappa




  Present Chief Minister of Karnataka
  H. T. Sangliana




Former Police Officer, and M.P. Lok Sabha.
B.K.S. Iyengar




     YOGA GURU
       Hanumappa Sudarshan




He is well known for his contributions to the upliftment of the forest dwelling
tribes (mainly Soligas) in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka
       K. Ullas Karanth




He is the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society India Program

Technical Director of the WCS Tiger Conservation Program
               Social Service




Sudha Murthy     Veerendra Heggade   Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji
Rahul Dravid   Anil Kumble
Robin Uthappa   Manish Pandey
Others include

Suart Binny
Vinay Kumar
Venkatesh Prasad
Roger Binny
Syed Kirmani
Brijesh Patel
Javagal Srinath
              Hockey



B. P. Govinda (former captain, Arjun award)
M. P. Ganesh (former captain, Arjun Award)
Ashish Ballal
Arjun Halappa
    Tennis




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