Hindu – Brahmin – Tamil ( Famous Personalities )

List of Tamil Brahmin Personalities in Various Fields". Achievements and Contributions of famous Tamil Brahmin personalities from different fields, such as politics, music, literature, cinema, sports, and spirituality. 

Sage Agastya

Hindu philosopher Sage Agastya, a Tamil Siddhar in the Shaivism religion, and the creator of Agattiyam, a prehistoric Tamil grammar. Agastya is renowned as the father of Siddha medicine, and is a significant figure in itihasas and Puranas such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. He is one of the seven most important sages in Vedic texts, and is highly regarded in the Shaivism tradition in Tamil Nadu.

Kamala Harris

President-elect Kamala Harris. She belongs to the Tamil Hindu community. Kamala Harris worked as the first female Vice President and highest-ranking female official in US history.

Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand, known as "Vishy," is an Indian Grandmaster of Chess who was born in 1969 and has achieved the title of World Champion five times.He was the first grandmaster from India to achieve an Elo rating of 2800 in 2006 and was elected the deputy president of FIDE in 2022.

Rukmini Devi Arundale

Indian classical Bharatanatyam dancer, theosophist, choreographer, and animal welfare advocate Rukmini Devi Arundale. Rukmini Devi Arundale was a distinguished Indian figure who made great contributions to theosophy, Bharatanatyam dancing and choreography, and animal welfare. She was the first woman to be selected to the upper chamber of the Indian Parliament, the Rajya Sabha.

Ravichandran Ashwin

India's Ravichandran Ashwin, cricketer. Ravichandran Ashwin is a world-renowned Indian cricketer who is a part of the Indian national team and also plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

Kailasam Balachander

Indian playwright and filmmaker K. Balachander. Kailasam Balachander was an acclaimed Indian filmmaker and playwright who primarily worked in Tamil cinema. His style of filmmaking was unique and he was regarded in the industry as a master of tackling hard-hitting topics and tackling them in an unexpected way.

Maadhu Balaji

Maadhu Balaji, a renowned Indian thespian and comedian, is well-known for his roles in the Tamil stage plays and TV soaps.

S. Jaishankar

Since May 30, 2019, S. Jaishankar, an Indian diplomat and politician, has served as the government of India's minister of external affairs.

C. Subramania Bharathi

Indian freedom fighter and poet Subramania Bharati. C. Subramania Bharathi was an exceptional renaissance figure who used his talents in writing, poetry, journalism, activism, and more to fight for Indian independence and social reform.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Indian astronomer Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, winner of the Nobel Prize. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was an American-based Indian physicist who made a lasting impact on the world of theoretical physics.

Seetha Doraiswamy

Multi-instrumentalist Seetha Doraiswamy, and an expert in carnatic music.

Shyamala Gopalan

Mother of the United States and biomedical researcher Shyamala Gopalan, an American-Indian.

Gemini Ganesan

Gemini Ganesan, otherwise known by his stage name, was a celebrated Tamil film actor whose impact is still felt today.

Shyamala Gopalan

Shyamala Gopalan's ground breaking research into the progesterone receptor gene had a major impact on breast biology and cancer treatment.

Kamal Haasan

Actor Kamal Haasan from India. Kamal Haasan is a renowned polymath from India who has made remarkable contributions to Tamil cinema in various capacities such as actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, singer, TV presenter and politician.

Dewan Bahadur Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer

Dewan Bahadur Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer was an illustrious Indian lawyer and esteemed member of the Constituent Assembly, who played a significant role in drafting the Constitution of India.He occupied the position of the Advocate General of Madras State from 1929 to 1944.

Janani Iyer

Actress from India, Janani Iyer. She has made her mark in Tamil and Malayalam films, kicking off her career with a Tamil movie.

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer

Carnatic singer Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer from India. The youngest ever to receive the esteemed Sangeetha Kalanidhi from the Music Academy, was a renowned Indian Carnatic vocalist.

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, cricketer for India. Shreyas Santosh Iyer is a talented Indian cricket player who bats right-handed and is a proud representative of the Indian national team.

Tirukkodikaval Krishna Iyer

Carnatic musician Tirukkodikaval Krishna Iyer is from India.He was an accomplished Carnatic violinist in the 19th century.

U. V. Swaminatha Iyer

Tamil scholar U. V. Swaminatha Iyer is an Indian researcher. Uttamadhanapuram Venkatasubbaiyer Swaminatha Iyer was an eminent Tamil scholar who dedicated his life to re-discovering the lost gems of Tamil literature.

Venkatesh Iyer

Cricketer Venkatesh Iyer from India. Venkatesh Iyer is a Madhya Pradesh-based cricketer who has made a mark in domestic cricket and is now part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

Jayaram Jayalalithaa

Indian politician and actress J. Jayalalithaa, formerly the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. Jayaram Jayalalithaa was a renowned Indian politician and movie star who led Tamil Nadu as Chief Minister for an impressive fourteen years, spanning over six consecutive terms between 1991 and 2016.

Kasthuri Shankar

The Indian actress, Kasthuri. Kasthuri Shankar is a multilingual Indian entertainer, known for her appearances in movies and television shows across multiple languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.

K. S. Krishnan

Indian physicist K. S. Krishnan, co-discoverer of the Raman effect.

Ramya Krishnan

Ramya Krishnan, often referred to as Ramya Krishna in the Telugu and Kannada movie realms, is a much-admired Indian performer from India.

Trisha Krishnan

Actress Trisha Krishnan is from India.Trisha Krishnan is a multilingual film star and model, primarily working in the Tamil and Telugu movie industries.

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is Indian American.Padma Parvati Lakshmi is a multi-talented celebrity, renowned for her work as an author, activist, actress, model, philanthropist, and TV presenter.

Iravatham Mahadevan

Iravatham Mahadevan was an Indian scholar, highly esteemed for his knowledge of ancient Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions and the epigraphy of the Indus Valley civilisation.

Shankar Mahadevan

Singer and composer from India named Shankar Mahadevan. Shankar Mahadevan, a part of the celebrated Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy trio, is a renowned Indian singer and composer who crafts magical music for Indian films.

R. Madhavan

Actor R. Madhavan from India. a well-known performer who has appeared in English, Hindi, and Tamil films. His performances in films like "Alaipayuthey," "Rang De Basanti," and "3 Idiots" are what made him most famous.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi, a sage from India. Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, a revered Indian Hindu sage and liberated soul, was born Venkataraman Iyer, but is best remembered by his spiritual title.

Hema Malini

Actress Hema Malini from India.Hema Malini is a renowned figure in the Indian entertainment industry, renowned for her stellar acting and production skills and her political career.


Actor Mohan from India.Crazy Mohan was a renowned Indian actor, gagster, scribe, and dramatist.

Vennira Aadai Moorthy

Actor Vennira Aadai Moorthy is from India.Vennira Aadai Moorthy is a renowned Tamil cinema star famed for his comedic chops.

T. S. B. K. Moulee

Actor T. S. B. K. Moulee is from India.T. S. B. K. Moulee is a renowned Indian creative, renowned for his impressive works in the Telugu and Tamil film industries as a director, writer, playwright, thespian, and actor.


Scholar of medieval Tamil literature Nachinarkiniyar, commentator on the Tolkppiyam, Pattuppu, Kaliththokai, and Civaka Cintamani.

Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi, a former PepsiCo CEO.Indra Nooyi is a trailblazing Indian-American business leader and former head honcho of PepsiCo.


Kural commentator and medieval Tamil scholar Paridhiyaar.

Sundar Pichai

The CEO., Sundar Pichai. Sundar Pichai, the Indian-American business magnate, is the head honcho of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google.

Vanduvarai Perumal

Parimelalhagar, or Vanduvarai Perumal, is an esteemed Tamil poet and scholar renowned for his insightful analysis of the Thirukkural.

C. Rajagopalachari

Former Chief Minister of Madras State C. Rajagopalachari, an Indian statesman, politician, and champion for Indian independence.

Venki Ramakrishnan

Venki Ramakrishnan, an Indian structural biologist who received the Nobel Prize.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. Srinivasa Ramanujan was a bright mathematician who greatly influenced continuous fractions, mathematical analysis, and number theory. His work continues to inspire mathematicians all across the world despite the fact that he was primarily self-taught.

Cho Ramaswamy

Actor Cho Ramaswamy from India. Cho Ramaswamy, a multifaceted personality from Tamil Nadu, was a renowned actor, comedian, character artist, editor, political satirist, playwright, film director and lawyer.

Alladi Ramakrishnan

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Matscience), founded by Indian physicist Alladi Ramakrishnan, located in Chennai.


Ramaiyan, the Madurai Nayak dynasty's commander.

Krishnan Raman

Rajaraja Chola I's Commander of the Chola armies, Krishnan Raman, also known as Mummadi Brahmarayar Niyomanam.

Sivananda Saraswati

Sivananda Saraswati an Indian yoga master, Vedic scholar, and advocate.

C. S. Seshadri

Mathematician C. S. Seshadri.

Nirmala Sitharaman

Serves as India's finance minister is Nirmala Sitharaman of the Bharatiya Janata party.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Indian cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the former skipper of the Indian cricket team and ex-head of the selection panel, is fondly referred to as 'Cheeka'.

Suryanarayanan Srinivasan

Indian aeronautical engineer S. Srinivasan. Suryanarayanan Srinivasan, an Indian aeronautical engineer, was the mastermind behind Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre's success, serving as its Director.

Subramanian Swamy Padma Subrahmanyam

Indian politician, economist, and statistician Subramanian Swamy Padma Subrahmanyam, a classical Bharatanatyam dancer.


The first known Tamil author and grammarian is Tolkappiyar.


Indian poet and lyricist Vaali. He is renowned for his five-decade long contribution to the Tamil film industry and the 15,000 songs he has composed.

S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

Abel Prize winner and Indian mathematician S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan.


Actress Vyjayanthimala from India. Vyjayanthimala is a renowned former Indian entertainer, dancer, and politician who has made an indelible mark in the world.

Rukmini Devi Arundale

Known for her Bharatanatyam dancing, Rukmini Devi Arundale founded the Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai.

C. V. Raman

C. V. Raman, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who contributed significantly to the study of light scattering and discovered the Raman effect.

M. S. Subbulakshmi

Legendary Carnatic vocalist M. S. Subbulakshmi was the first Indian performer to win the Ramon Magsaysay award.Legendary playback vocalist and Carnatic musician M.S. Subbulakshmi was the first artist to ever receive India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna. She was renowned for her heartfelt performances of religious hymns and classical music.

R. K. Narayan

The well-known "Malgudi Days" series is among the many English-language books and short stories that the renowned novelist R. K. Narayan wrote.

M. S. Swaminathan

The "father of the Green Revolution in India" is famous agricultural scientist M. S. Swaminathan.

T. S. Sridhar

T. S. Sridhar is a well-known cinematographer who has shot numerous Tamil and Telugu movies, notably "Kanche," which won a National Award.

V. Shantaram

Legendary actor and director V. Shantaram is renowned for his groundbreaking work in Indian cinema, which includes the classic film "Do Aankhen Barah Haath."

R. K. Narayan

Famous author and novelist R. K. Narayan is well known for his books "Swami and Friends" and "The Guide."

R. K. Laxman

Renowned cartoonist and illustrator R. K. Laxman is best known for creating the iconic character "The Common Man" for his daily comic strip "You Said It."

R. Venkataraman

R. Venkataraman, the country's eighth president, presided over the country from 1987 to 1992. Before to becoming president, he served in a number of significant roles, including vice president of India, minister of finance, and minister of defense.

Rajagopalachari, C

Rajagopalachari, C. The last Indian Governor-General and the first Indian Governor-General of an independent India was a freedom warrior, statesman, and author. In addition, he established the Swatantra Party and served as chief minister of Madras State (now Tamil Nadu).

Kamaraj, K

Kamaraj, K. a politician and freedom fighter who presided as Tamil Nadu's chief minister from 1954 to 1963. He is renowned for his contributions to education and played a key role in the implementation of the school lunch program.

R. Shankar

R. Shankar, a physicist who discovered the "Jahn-Teller phenomenon," received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981. He was also well-known for his contributions to quantum mechanics and solid-state physics.

R. Krishnamurthy

R. Krishnamurthy, a well-known Carnatic musician and one of the Madras Music Academy's original members.

S. Chandrasekhar

S. Chandrasekhar is a Nobel Prize–winning physicist who has made important advances in the understanding of star structure and evolution.He is an astronomer who, in 1983, won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on the composition and evolution of stars. His work still serves as an inspiration for astrophysics study today. He was also well renowned for his contributions to the theory of black holes.

K. Chandrasekharan

K. Chandrasekharan was a mathematician who greatly advanced the discipline of number theory.

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