Aarathi Aarathi (born 1954 in Aragal, Mysore) is an Indian actress turned director who works predominantly in Kannada language films.
Adharvaa Atharva Murali (அதர்வாமுரளி; born 7, 1989) is an Indian film actor.
Adikavi Pampa Pampa (ಪಂಪ, 902 CE -941 CE), called by the honorific Ādikavi (ಆದಿಕವಿ "Original Poet") was a Kannada poet.
Ajay Rao Ajay Rao (born 24 January 1980) is an Indian actor who works primarily in Kannada film industry.
Akbar Ali M. Akbar Ali (ಅಕ್ಬರ್ ಅಲಿ; born 3 March 1925) is a kannada professor and poet from Karnataka, India.
Akka Mahadevi Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) was a prominent figure of the Veerashaiva Bhakti movement of the 12th century Karnataka.
Akkasaliga Akkasaliga is a community of people residing in the state of Karnataka.
Alangar Jayagovind Alangar Jayagovind (Known as Dr. A. Jayagovind) is an eminent Jurist, former Vice-chancellor, Director and Professor of International Trade Law at National Law School of India University (NLSIU)...
Amarashilpi Jakanachari Amarashilpi Jakanacharya was a legendary sculptor credited with building many fine temples for the Kalyani Chalukyas and Hoysalas.
Amoolya Amoolya (born 14 September 1993) is an Indian film actress who appears in Kannada films.
Amulya Amoolya is a Kannada film actress and former child actor.
Ananth Kumar Ananth Kumar, (born 22 July 1959) is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India.
Anasuya Shankar Anasuya Shankar (ಅನಸೂಯಾ ಶಂಕರ) (1928–1963), popularly known by her pen name as Triveni (Kannada:ತ್ರಿವೇಣಿ), was a writer of modern Kannada fiction.
Andayya Andayya (or Andaiah) was a notable 13th-century Kannada writer during the rule of the Hoysala empire.
Anil Kumble Anil Radhakrishna Kumble (ಕನ್ನಡ : ಅನಿಲ್ ಕುಂಬ್ಳೆ; born 17 October 1970) is a former international cricketer and captain of the Indian cricket team.
Anjana Appachana Anjana Appachana is a novelist of Indian origin who lives in the United States.
Anup Sridhar Anup Sridhar (ಅನೂಪ್ ಶ್ರೀಧರ್) (born April 11, 1983, Bangalore, Karnataka, India) is a male badminton player from India.
Anupama Niranjana Anupama Niranjana (ಅನುಪಮಾ ನಿರಂಜನ) (1934–1991) was a doctor in India and writer of modern Kannada fiction and non-fiction.
Aparna Sindhoor Aparna Sindhoor is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher from Mysore, India.
Aparnaa Bajpai Aparnaa Bajpai is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil language films.
Aravind Adiga Aravind Adiga (born 23 October 1974) is an Indian writer and journalist.
Arjun Sarja Arjun Sarja is an Indian film actor and director.
Arvind S. Nadkarni Arvind S. Nadkarni (1931 – May 20, 2008) was a Kannada poet from Andheri, who was awarded the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi for his work 'Atma Bharath'.
Ashwini Akkunji Ashwini Chidananda Shetty Akkunji is an Indian sprint athlete from Siddapura, Kundapura taluk, Udupi district, Karnataka who specializes in 400 metres.
B. M. Srikantaiah B M Srikanthaiah (or B M Shri) (ಬಿ ಎಮ್ ಶ್ರೀಕಂಠಯ್ಯ) (1884–1946) was an author, writer and translator of Kannada literature.
B. N. Srikrishna Bellur Narayanaswamy Srikrishna known as Justice Srikrishna (born May 21, 1941) is an Indian jurist and a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
B. R. Chaya B. R. Chaya is an Indian playback singer, Stage performer and a popular Sugama Sangeetha singer from Karnataka state.
B. S. Ranga Bindinganavile Srinivas Iyengar Ranga (11 November 1917 – 12 December 2010) was born in Magadi Village (near Bangalore, India) in the erstwhile princely state of Mysore (now part of Karnataka State).
B. S. Yeddyurappa Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa (born 27 February 1943) is an Indian politician who was the 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka, a state in southern India.
B. Sriramulu B. Sriramulu (born 8 August, 1971) is an Indian politician from the state of Karnataka.
B. V. Karanth Babukodi Venkataramana Karanth was a renowned film and theatre personality from India.
B. V. Naik Balakrishna Venkanna Naik M.P. was known to the people of Karnataka by his nickname, Balasaheb.
B. Y. Raghavendra Bokanakere Yeddyurappa Raghavendra (born August 16, 1973) is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India.
Balappa Hukkeri Balappa Hukkeri was a singer of folk songs and Bhavageetes in Kannada language and a freedom fighter in his early years.
Basappa Danappa Jatti Basappa Danappa Jatti (ಬಸಪ್ಪ ದಾನಪ್ಪ ಜತ್ತಿ) (10 September 1912 – 7 June 2002) was the fifth Vice President of India.
Basava Basava (ಬಸವ) (also known as Bhakti Bhandari Basavanna (ಭಕ್ತಿ ಭಂಡಾರಿ ಬಸವಣ್ಣ) or Basaveshwara (ಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ), (1134–1196)) was an Indian philosopher, statesman and a social reformer from w...
Basavaraj Rajguru Pandit Basavraj Rajguru (Kannada: ಬಸವರಾಜ್ ರಾಜಗುರು) (24 August 1917–1991) was born at Yaliwal, a village in the north Karnataka district of Dharwad, a great centre of Hindustani classical music.
Belawadi Mallamma Belawadi Mallamma (Kannada ಬೆಳವಡಿ ಮಲ್ಲಮ್ಮ) known as the brave warrior queen of Belawadi, was from Bailhongal, Belgaum District, North Karnataka, Karnataka, India.
Bhimsen Joshi Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi; February 4, 1922 – January 24, 2011) He was an Indian vocalist in the Hindustani classical tradition.
C. N. R. Rao Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao FRS, also known as C.N.R. Rao (born 30 June 1934), is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry.
C. N. S. Iyengar C. N. S. Iyengar was an Indian professor of mathematics and the founder head of the department of mathematics, Karnatak University, Dharwar.
C. R. Rao Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao (ಕಲ್ಯಾಂಪುದಿ ರಾಧಾಕೃಷ್ಣ ರಾಯ) FRS known as C R Rao (born September 10, 1920) is an Indian statistician.
C. R. Simha Channapatna Ramaswami Simha (ಚನ್ನಪಟ್ನ ರಾಮಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಸಿಂಹ), better known as C. R. Simha (ಸಿ.
C.K.Nagaraja Rao C.K. Nagaraja Rao (Kannada: ಸಿ ಕೆ ನಾಗರಾಜ ರಾವ್, June 12, 1915 – April 10, 1998) was a Kannada writer, dramatist, stage artist, director, journalist and social activist.
Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS known as C R Rao (born 10 September 1920) is an Indian American mathematician and statistician.
Chandrashekhara Kambara Chandrashekhara Kambara (ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಕಂಬಾರ) (born 2 January 1937) is a prominent poet, playwright, folklorist, film director in Kannada language and the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada Un...
Channappa Uttangi Channappa D. Uttangi was born October 28, 1881 in Uttangi what is now the Karnataka State in South India.
Chindodi Leela Chindodi Leela (1937 – 21 January 2010) was an Indian stage and film actress, politician, and writer from Karnataka.
Chowdiah Tirumakudalu Chowdiah (ಸಂಗೀತ ರತ್ನ ತಿರುಮಕೂಡಲು ಚೌಡಯ್ಯ) (1895 - 19 January 1967) was a violin maestro from India in the Carnatic classical tradition.
D. B. Chandre Gowda D.B. Chandre Gowda(born 1936) is a former Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, three-term M.L.A, one-term M.L.C, and Member of Parliament—three-term from Lok Sabha and one-term from Rajya...
D. C. Pavate Dadasaheb Chintmani Pavate, M.A (Cantab) (1899–1978) was awarded Padma Bhushan from the Government of India in 1967.
D.B. Chandre Gowda D.B. Chandre Gowda is a former Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly, three-term M.L.A, one-term M.L.C, and Member of Parliament -- three-term from Lok Sabha and one-term from Rajya sabha.
Darshan (actor) Darshan Thoogudeep (born 16 February 1977) mononymously credited as Darshan, is an Indian film actor and a film producer who works predominantly in the Kannada film industry.
Dayanand S. Nadkarni Dayanand Sarveshwar Nadkarni (1910–2000) was an activist, a freedom fighter, and a Member of the legislative assembly to the Karnataka State, Bangalore during 1967-1971 (from Ankola Constituency...
Dilip P. Gaonkar Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar (born 1945) is an Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Public Culture and the Director of Center for Global Culture and Communication at Northwestern University.
Duniya Vijay Vijay aka Duniya Vijay is an Indian actor who appears in Kannada films.
E. Sampathkumar E. Sampathkumar (born June 10, 1936) is a professor emeritus of graph theory from University of Mysore.
G. R. Gopinath Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar Gopinath (ಗೊರೂರ್ ರಾಮಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಅಯ್ಯಂಗಾರ್ ಗೋಪಿನಾಥ್) is an entrepreneur, founder of Air Deccan, a retired Captain of the Indian Army, an author, and a politician.
Ganesh (actor) Ganesh (ಗಣೇಶ್) (born 2 July 1980) is an Indian film actor and producer in the Kannada film industry.
Gangubai Hangal Gangubai Hangal (ಗಂಗೂಬಾಯಿ ಹಾನಗಲ್) (5 March 1913 – 21 July 2009) was an Indian singer of the khyal genre of Hindustani classical music, who was known for her deep and powerful voice.
Girish Kasaravalli Girish Kasaravalli (born 1950) is an Indian film director, in the Kannada cinema, and one of the pioneers of the Parallel Cinema.
Girisha Nagarajegowda Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda (Kannada:ಗಿರೀಶ ಹೊಸನಗರ ನಾಗರಾಜೇಗೌಡ, born 26 January 1988), also known as Girish N. Gowda is an Indian athlete.
Gopal Gaonkar Gopal H. Gaonkar (born 1938) is a professor of engineering at Florida Atlantic University, Florida.
Gopalkrishna P. Nayak Gopalkrishna Parameshwar Nayak (kn:ಗೋಪಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣ ನಾಯಕ) (September 2, 1927–) from Torke village is an exponent of drama writer in the Kannada language.
Govindray H. Nayak Govindaray H. Nayak (born September 18, 1935) is a Kannada poet, writer and professor who was awarded Karnataka Sahitya Akademi for his work Nirapeksh.
Gowdar Mallikarjunappa Siddeswara Gowdar Mallikarjunappa Siddeswara(born 1952), well known by name G.M. Siddeshwara is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha, elected from the Davangere constituency of Karnataka.
Gudleppa Hallikeri Gudleppa Hallikeri (1906–1971) was an Indian freedom fighter who is a native of Hosaritti in Haveri district of Karnataka state.
Gundappa Viswanath Gundappa Ranganath Viswanath (ಕನ್ನಡ: ಗುಂಡಪ್ಪ ರಂಗನಾಥ ವಿಶ್ವನಾಥ) (born 12 February 1949 in Bhadravathi, Karnataka, India) is a former Indian cricketer.
Guruprasad Guruprasad is an Indian film director and actor in the Kannada film industry.
H. B. Walikar H. B. Walikar (born March 18, 1952) is the vice-chancellor of the Karnatak University in Dharwad, India, beginning October 2010.
H. D. Deve Gowda Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda (born 18 May 1933) was the 11th Prime Minister of India (1996–1997) and the 14th Chief minister of the state of Karnataka (1994–1996).
H. D. L. Abraham Henry Diwakar Luther Abraham (H. D. L. Abraham) was the second successor of Frank Whittaker as Bishop in Medak and an able administrator.
H. M. Nayak Harogadde Manappa Nayak (Kannada: ಹಾ.ಮಾ.ನಾಯಕ್, Ha Ma Nayak) (1931 - 10 November 2000) was an academician, writer and folklorist.
H. R. Manjanath H. R. Manjanath was a Member of the legislative assembly (1967–1971) from Kumta constituency to the Karnataka state, Bangalore.
H. V. Nanjundaiah Hebbalalu Velpanur Nanjundaiah (1860 – 1920) was the acting Diwan of Mysore, founder and first Vice Chancellor of the Mysore University, senior judge of the Mysore State High Court and founding ...
Harish Gaonkar Harish (Honnayya) S. Gaonkar (born 1946) is an Indian specialist on butterflies who contributed to the Zoological Museum at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and wrote a 1996 compilation of ...
Hospet Sumitra Hospet Sumitra was the first Bishop in Rayalaseema of the Church of South India.
I. M. Jayarama Shetty Irmady Moodalakatte Jayarama Shetty was a Member of Parliament who represented the Udupi Constituency of Karnataka in the 12th Lok Sabha.
Indrajit Lankesh Indrajit Lankesh (born 22 September 1976) is an Indian film director and a Tabloid Publisher.
J. A. K. Tareen Jalees Ahmed Khan Tareen, also known as J.A.K. Tareen, was born in Mysore, Karnataka, India in 1947.
J. J. Shobha Javur Jagadeeshappa Shobha (ಜಾವೂರ್ ಜಗದೀಶಪ್ಪ ಶೋಭ) (born 14 January 1978), is a professional female athlete from a village called Pashupathihaal near Dharwad in Karnataka.
K. D. Purso K. B. Purso was a Member of the legislative assembly (1967-1971) from Karwar constituency to the Karnataka state, Bangalore.
K. H. Sreenivasa K. H. Sreenivasa was a member of the legislative assembly (1967-1971) from the Sagara, Karnataka constituency of Karnataka state, Bangalore.
K. Hanumanthaiah Kengal Hanumanthaiah (Kannada: ಕೆಂಗಲ್ ಹನುಮಂತಯ್ಯ) (14 February 1908 – 1 December 1980) was the second Chief Minister of Karnataka (then, Mysore State) from 30 March 1952 to 19 August 1956.
K. S. Amur Krishna Shyamacharya Amur (born 1931) a professor emeritus of mathematics in Differential geometry was head of the department of mathematics, Karnatak University, Dharwar.
K. V. Akshara K.V. Akshara is a director,playwright and writer in the Kannada language.
K. V. Subbanna Kuntagodu Vibhuthi Subbanna (20 February 1932-16 July 2005) was an acclaimed dramatist and writer in Kannada.
K.C.N. Gowda K.C. Nanjunde Gowda, also known by the name K.C.N. Gowda, was a businessman and one of the top Kannada film producers, exhibitors, financiers, and distributors.
Kausalya (actress) Kausalya (born Kavitha Shivashankar on 30 December 1979), also known as Nandini, is an Indian film actress and model, who has starred mainly in Tamil and Malayalam films.
Kavitha Lankesh Kavitha Lankesh is an Indian director, screen writer and a lyricist who predominantly works in the Kannada cinema industry.
KCN Gowda K.C. Nanjunde Gowda, also known by name K.C.N. Gowda, is a businessman and one of the top Kannada film producer, exhibitor, financier, and distributor.
Keladi Chennamma Keladi Chennamma was the Queen of Keladi Kingdom (1677-1689) in Karnataka.
Kengal Hanumanthaiah Kengal Hanumanthaiah was the second Chief Minister of Karnataka from 30 March 1952 to 19 August 1956.
Kittur Chennamma Kitturu Rani Chennamma (ಕಿತ್ತೂರು ರಾಣಿ ಚೆನ್ನಮ್ಮ) (born October 23, 1778 in Kakati, Belgaum Taluk, Karnataka, India – died February 21, 1829) was the Queen of Kittur, India.
Komal Komal Kumar (born 4 July), is an Indian actor in the Kannada film industry, known for comedic roles.
Krishna Byre Gowda Krishna Byre Gowda (born 4 April 1973) is the current Minister of Agriculture for State,Government of Karnataka (Independent Incharge) and Member of Legislative Assembly of the Byatarayanapura C...
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV Colonel H.H. Maharaja Sri Sir Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV (Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar) GCSI, GBE (June 4, 1884 – August 3, 1940, Bangalore Palace) was the ruling Maharaja of the prin...
Krishnamoorthy Puranik Krishnamoorthy Puranik (September 5, 1911 – November 12, 1985) was a headmaster from Gokak high school, who was awarded Karnataka Sahitya Academy for his work Mannina Magalu (Daughter of the...
Kumar Gandharva Kumar Gandharva or Shivaputra Siddharamayya Komkalimath (Kannada: ಶಿವಪುತ್ರಪ್ಪ ಸಿದ್ಧರಾಮಯ್ಯ ಕಂಕಾಳಿಮಠ) (8 April 1924 - 12 January 1992) was a Hindustani classical singer, well known for his u...
Kuvempu Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (ಕುಪ್ಪಳ್ಳಿ ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪ ಪುಟ್ಟಪ್ಪ ; December 29, 1904 – November 11, 1994), widely known by the pen name Kuvempu (ಕುವೆಂಪು) or by the abbreviation K. V. Puttappa'...
L. S. Naik L. S. Naik was a Member of the legislative assembly (1967-1971) from Gokak constituency to the Karnataka state, Bangalore.
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy Lakshmi Gopalaswamy (Kannada:ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಗೋಪಾಲಸ್ವಾಮಿ) a South Indian film actress and a classical dancer, qualified in Bharatanatyam.
Lakshmisa Lakshmisa (or Lakshmisha, ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀಶ) was a noted Kannada language Brahmin writer who lived during the mid–16th or late–17th century period.
Leelavathi (actress) Leelavathi (born 1938 as Leela Kiran) is a Kannada film actress who predominantly worked in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu.
Leena Chandavarkar Leena Chandavarkar was an Indian actress who appeared in Bollywood movies and is now appearing in reality shows.
Lohithaswa Lohithaswa T.S (ಲೋಹಿತಾಶ್ವ ಟಿ. ಎಸ್.) is a noted Kannada film actor and playwright and a retired English professor.
Loknath C. H. Lokanath (ಲೋಕನಾಥ್) is a noted Indian Kannada language veteran stage and cine artist of more than 1000 plays and 650 films to his credit.
Luther Abraham Henry Diwakar Luther Abraham was the second successor of Frank Whittaker as Bishop in Medak and an able administrator.
M. C. Joshi M. C. Joshi (1928–1983) from Belgaum, India was a nuclear physicist and the founder and head of the university department of physics, University of Mumbai.
M. Chidananda Murthy M. Chidananda Murthy (ಚಿದಾನಂದ ಮೂರ್ತಿ) (born May 10, 1931) is a Kannada writer, researcher and historian.
M. D. Sridhar M. D. Sridhar is a Kannada film writer and director.
M. H. Jayaprakashanarayan M. H. Jayaprakashanarayan was a Member of the legislative assembly (1967-1971) from Sirsi constituency to the Karnataka state, Bangalore.
M. K. Indira M. K. Indira (Mandagadde Krishnarao Indira) (ಮಂಡಗದ್ದೆ ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾವ್ ಇಂದಿರ)(January 5, 1917 – March 15, 1994) was a well known novelist in the Kannada language.
M. Mahadevappa Madappa Mahadevappa(born 4 August 1937), popularly known as Rice Mahadevappa is an Indian agricultural scientist and plant breeder, renowned for developing high yielding hybrid varieties of rice.
M. P. Renukacharya M. P. Renukacharya is the Minister for Excise in the Government of Karnataka.He is a Member of Legislative Assembly from Honnali Taluk in Davangere District.He was infamously known for Nurse Jay...
M. S. Ramaiah Shri M S Ramaiah (20 April 1922 - 25 December 1997) was a visionary in the field of education; a philanthropist, industrialist, and agriculturalist; and a pioneer of journalism.
M. S. Sathyu Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu (Kannada ಮೈಸೂರು ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಸತ್ಯು)(born 6 July 1930 in Mysore, Karnataka) is a leading film director, stage designer and art director from India.
M. Venkatakrishnaiah M. Venkatakrishnaiah (1844–1933) was pioneer of journalism, author, social reformer, educator, civil servant and philanthropist based in the city of Mysore, India.
Malathi Rao Malathi Rao (ಮಾಲತಿ ರಾವ್) is an award winning Indian writer.
Malladihalli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji Raghavendra Swami of Malladihalli (Kannada: ಮಲ್ಲಾಡಿಹಳ್ಳಿ ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ) (1890–1996), popularly known as "Malladihalli Swamiji", was the founder of Anatha Sevashrama Trust, Malladi...
Mallikarjun Mansur Mallikarjun Bheemarayappa Mansur (ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ ಮನಸೂರ) (December 31, 1910 –1992) was an Indian classical singer of the khyal style in the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of Hindustani classical music.
Mandagere Subbarao Krishnamurthy Mandagere Subbarao Krishnamurthy (born June 16, 1931), known by the pen name Indiresh or Ma Su Krishnamurthy, is a Kannada writer and Hindi writer.
Mangesh V. Nadkarni Mangesh V. Nadkarni was a professor of English literature, and a disciple of Sri Aurobindo.
Manjula (Kannada actress) Manjula (ಮಂಜುಳ) (5 April 1951 – 12 September 1986) was an Indian film actress who acted in Kannada language films and also few Tamil and Telugu films.
Manjula Gururaj Manjula Gururaj is an Indian female playback singer and a voice-over artist who has primarily worked in Kannada feature films.
Meghana Gaonkar Meghana Gaonkar (ಮೇಘನ ಗಾವ್ನ್ಕರ್) is an Indian actress working in Kannada cinema.
Meghana Raj Meghana Raj is an Indian film actress, who works mainly in Malayalam films as well as in the other South Indian languages.
Mohan (actor) Mohan Rao (born 10th of May) is a popular Kollywood actor.
Murali (Tamil actor) Murali was a Tamil film actor who appeared in the leading and supporting roles throughout his career.
Murugappa Channaveerappa Modi Murugappa Channaveerappa Modi (ಮುರುಗಪ್ಪ ಚೆನ್ನ ವೀರಪ್ಪ ಮೋದಿ; October 4, 1916 – November 11, 2005) (Dr M C Modi) was an Indian ophthalmologist.
Mysore Ananthaswamy Mysore Ananthaswamy was a classical Indian vocalist; a singer of Kannada Sugama Sangeetha.
N. H. Gouda Narayan Holiyappa Gouda (1938–1992) was a M.L.A to the Karnataka state Legislative Assembly, Bangalore from 1985-1989; He was elected from the Janata Dal.
N. K. Naik Niranjan Krishna Naik is a professor emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India and was previously Head of the department.
N. R. Narayana Murthy Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy CBE (Kannada: ನಾಗವಾರ ರಾಮರಾವ್ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಮೂರ್ತಿ; born 20 August 1946), commonly referred to as Narayana Murthy, is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder...
Pampa (Jain poet) Pampa (ಪಂಪ, 902 CE -941 CE), called by the honorific Ādikavi (ಆದಿಕವಿ "Original Poet") was a Kannada poet.
Panchakshari Hiremath Dr.Panchakshari Hiremath (born 1933) is a writer and noted poet, short story writer, essayist, critic, translator, orator, editor and freedom fighter who writes in Kannada, Urdu and Hindi.
Pandari Bai Pandari Bai ಪಂಡರೀ ಬಾಯಿ (1930 – January 29, 2003) was a prominent actress of South Indian languages films mostly in Kannada and Tamil during the 1950s and 60s.
Parvathamma Rajkumar Parvathamma Rajkumar (born 6 December, 1939) is an Indian film producer and distributor.
Pooja Umashankar Pooja Gauthami Umashankar (born 25 June 1981), mononymously known as Pooja is an Indian-Sri Lankan actress, who has primarily appeared in Tamil films as well as Sinhala, Malayalam and am...
Poornachandra Tejaswi Kuppali Puttappa Poornachandra Tejaswi (Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪಳಿ ಪುಟ್ಟಪ್ಪ ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ) (September 8, 1938 – April 5, 2007) was a prominent Kannada writer, nove...
Prabhu Deva Prabhu Deva, often credited as Prabhudheva is an Indian film actor, director and dance choreographer known for his works predominantly in Tamil, Telugu cinema, Bollywood, Malayalam and Kan...
Prajwal Devaraj Prajwal Devaraj, (born 4 July 1987), is an Indian film actor who mainly works in Kannada film industry.
Prakash (film director) Prakash is a Kannada film director who made commercially successful movies like Milana, Vamshi, Kushi, and more.
Prasanna Prasanna (born 1951), is an Indian theatre director and playwright from Karnataka.
Prashant Raj Prashant Raj (born 10 March 1982 in Bangalore) is an Indian film director and screenwriter.
Prem (film director) Prem (born as Kiran on 22 October 1978) is a film director and actor in the Kannada films.
Prem Kumar (actor) Prem Kumar (born on 18 April 1976), known mononymously as Prem or Nenapirali Prem is an Indian film actor who works in Kannada films.
Puneet Rajkumar Puneet Rajkumar is an Indian film actor who acts in Kannada films and the youngest son of Kannada superstar Dr Rajkumar and the younger brother of leading KFI star Shivaraj Kumar.
Puneeth Rajkumar Puneet Rajkumar (Kannada: ಪುನೀತ್ ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್) is an Indian film actor who acts in Kannada films and the youngest son of Kannada superstar Dr Rajkumar and the younger brother of leading KFI star...
Purandara Dasa Purandara Dāsa (ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸ) (1484–1564) (also spelt "Purandaradasa") is one of the most prominent composers of Carnatic music and is widely regarded as the "Grandfather of Carnatic Music".
Puttaraj Gawai Pandit Puttaraj Gawai (ಪುಟ್ಟರಾಜ ಗವಾಯಿ) (3 March 1914 – 17 September 2010) was an Indian musician in the Hindustani classical tradition, a scholar who authored more than 80 books in Kannada, Sans...
R V Devraj Ronur Venkateshappa Devraj is an Indian politician who served as chairman of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation from 2000 to October 2007.
R. B. Naik Ramakrishna Beeranna Naik (1904–1970) was the Chairman (Head of the Upper house) of the Karnataka Legislative Council Vidhan Parishad (1968 acting and 1970) of the Government of Karnataka, Bang...
R. C. Hiremath R. C. Hiremath (kannada:ಆರ್.ಸಿ.ಹಿರೇಮಠ January 15, 1920 - November 3, 1998) was a professor of Kannada and the Vice-Chancellor of Karnataka University, Dharwar after A. S. Adke.
R. V. Devraj Ronur Venkateshappa Devraj (born 3 Dec 1957) is an Indian politician who served as chairman of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) from 2000 to October 2007.
Radhika Pandit Radhika Pandit (born 7 March) is an Indian film and television actress who appears in Kannada films, mostly performing lead characters.
Raja Rao Raja Rao (ರಾಜ ರಾವ್) (November 8, 1908 – July 8, 2006) was an Indian writer of English language novels and short stories, whose works are deeply rooted in Hinduism.
Rajkumar (actor) Rajkumar (ಡಾ. ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್), born as Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju (ಸಿಂಗಾನಲ್ಲೂರು ಪುಟ್ಟಸ್ವಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮುತ್ತುರಾಜು) (April 24, 1928 - April 12, 2006) was an actor and singer in the Kannada fi...
S. L. Bhyrappa Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa (ಸಂತೇಶಿವರ ಲಿಂಗಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ ಭೈರಪ್ಪ) (born August 20, 1931), is a Kannada novelist, whose works are immensely popular both within and beyond Karnataka.
S. M. Krishna Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna (born 1 May 1932) is an Indian politician who served as Minister of External Affairs from 2009 to October 2012.
S. Nijalingappa Siddavanahalli Nijalingappa (Kannada: ಸಿದ್ಧವನಹಳ್ಳಿ ನಿಜಲಿಂಗಪ್ಪ) (10 December 1902 – 8 August 2000, Chitradurga) was a senior Congress politician and the Chief Minister of Karnataka (then...
S. R. Ramaswamy Sondekoppa Ramachandrasastri Ramaswamy (ಎಸ್.ಆರ್.ರಾಮಸ್ವಾಮಿ) is a prolific Indian writer, journalist, biographer, social activist and environmentalist.
Shikaripura Ranganatha Rao Dr. Shikaripura Ranganatha Rao (ಶಿಕಾರಿಪುರ ರಂಗನಾಥ ರಾವ್) (1 July 1922 — 3 January 2013), commonly known as Dr. S. R. Rao, was an Indian archeologist who led teams credited with the discovery of a ...
Shimoga Subbanna Shimoga Subbanna (ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಸುಬ್ಬಣ್ಣ; born as G. Subramanya on 14 December 1938) is a Sugama Sangeetha singer and playback singer in the Kannada language.
Shishunala Sharif Shishunala Sharif (Kannada: ಸಂತ ಶಿಶುನಾಳ ಶರೀಫ, 1819–1889) was a saint poet, philosopher and social reformer from the state of Karnataka in India.
Shivakotiacharya Shivakotiacharya (also Shivakoti), a writer of the 9th-10th century, is considered the author of didactic Kannada language Jain text Vaddaradhane (lit, "Worship of elders", ca.&nbs...
Shivrajkumar Shivaraj Kumar or Shivarajkumar (born Putta Swamy) is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer, philanthropist and television presenter best known for his work in Kannada cine...
Shri Guru Madiwaleshwara Shri Guru Madiwaleshwara - saint whose resting place is small town called Garag near Dharwad, Karnataka state in India.
Shringar Nagaraj Gangolli Ramashet Nagaraj (July 16 1939- July 16 2013), popularly known by his film-industry name Shringar Nagaraj, was a Kannada actor, cameraman, and producer of India's first silent mo...
Shripad Hegde Pandit Shripad Hegde (ಶ್ರೀಪಾದ ಹೆಗಡೆ) is an Hindustani Classical Vocalist,(born on 1 January 1957) who hails from Kampli of Uttara Kannada District, is on the staff of All India Radio, Dharwad si...
Shyla Lopez Shyla Lopez (born c. 1972) is an Indian model who was born and educated in Bangalore.
Soundarya Soundarya Sandeep (born Sowmya; 18 July 1972 – 17 April 2004) was an Indian film actress who appeared in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bollywood films in lead roles.
Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wodeyar Maharaja Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar Bahadur is the present Maharaja of Mysore, and head of the royal Wodeyar dynasty that ruled the Kingdom of Mysore between 1399 and 1950.
Srikanta Wadiyar Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Bahadur (February 20, 1953 – December 10, 2013), also referred to as Srikanta Wadiyar, was the prince of Mysore Kingdom and head of the Wadiyar dynasty...
Srimushnam Srinivasa Murthy Srimushnam Srinivasa Murthy (May 19, 1923-November 24, 2009) was a Gandhian Freedom Fighter and a kannada writer based in Bangalore.
Stanley Jedidiah Samartha Stanley Jedidiah Samartha (1920–2001) was an Indian theologian and a participant in inter-religious dialogue.
Storytelling (film) Storytelling is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz.
Sudha Murthy Sudha Murthy (also spelled Sudha Murty; née Kulkarni born on 19 August 1950) is an Indian social worker and author.
Sudha Murty Sudha Kulkarni Murthy (ಸುಧಾ ಮೂರ್ತಿ)(born August 19, 1950 in Shiggaon, Karnataka, India) is an Indian social worker and author.
Sudha Rani Sudha Rani (born 14 August 1974) is an Indian actress in Kannada film industry.
Sudhakar Chaturvedi Sudhakar Chaturvedi (ಸುಧಾಕರ್ ಚತುರ್ವೇದಿ) (claims to have been born April 20, 1897) is an Indian Vedic scholar, Indologist, and alleged supercentenarian.
Suman Ranganathan Suman Ranganathan born 26 July 1974) is an Indian model and actress who has starred in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi films.
Sundar V. Nadkarni Sundar V. Nadkarni (1938–1994) was a Kannada poet, writer and professor, who was awarded Karnataka Sahitya Akademi for the fiction 'Mandi Mane'.
Suresh Angadi Suresh Angadi (ಸುರೇಶ್ ಅಂಗಡಿ) (June 1, 1955 in Belgaum) is a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka.
T S Satyan Tambrahalli Subramanya Satyanarayana Iyer, popularly known T. S. Satyan, was one of India's earliest and most eminent photojournalists.
T. N. Seetharam T N Seetharam or Gouribidanur Seetharam is a prominent Kannada film and TV serial director, actor and writer.
T. V. Venkatachala Sastry Togere Venkatasubbasastry Venkatachala Sastry (ಟಿ.ವಿ.ವೆoಕಟಾಚಲಶಾಸ್ತ್ರೀ) is an acclaimed Kannada writer, grammatician, critic, editor and lexicographer.
Tekur Subramanyam Tekur Subramanyam (ಟೇಕೂರು ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯಮಂ) was an Indian Freedom Fighter and politician from Bellary, India.
Thilak Shekar Tilak Shekar (born March, 1982) mononymously known as Tilak is an Indian film actor who appears mainly in Kannada language films.
Tirumakudalu Chowdiah Tirumakudalu Chowdiah (ಸಂಗೀತ ರತ್ನ ತಿರುಮಕೂಡಲು ಚೌಡಯ್ಯ) (1895 - 19 January 1967) was a violin maestro from India in the Carnatic classical tradition.
U. R. Ananthamurthy Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy (born December 21, 1932) is a contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language and is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement.
Udaya Kumar (actor) Udaya Kumar was a Kannada film actor and producer, who is renowned for his quality films.
Udaykumar Udaykumar (who is also referred as Uday Kumar/Udaya Kumar) was a Kannada film actor and producer, who is renowned for his quality films.
Umashree Umashree (ಉಮಾಶ್ರೀ) (born 10 May 1957) is an Indian actress and politician.
Upendra Upendra is an Indian actor, director, producer, screenwriter, lyricist and singer.
V. K. Gokak Vinayaka Krishna Gokak (1909–1992) was a major writer in the Kannada language and a scholar of English and Kannada literatures.
V. K. R. V. Rao V. K. R. V. Rao (Vijayendra Kasturi Ranga Varadaraja Rao) (1908–1991) was a prominent Indian economist, politician, professor and educator.
V. Manohar V. Manohar is a music director, lyricist, film director and actor in Kannada movies.
V. Ravichandran Veeraswamy Ravichandaran or V. Ravichandaran (born 30 May 1961) is an Indian actor, director, producer, music director, editor and lyricist who primarily works in the Kannada film industry.
Vaidehi (Kannada writer) Janaki Srinivasa Murthy, popularly known by her pen name as Vaidehi is a well-known writer of modern Kannada language fiction.
Vedhicka Vedhika is an Indian film actress who appears in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films.
Vedhika Kumar Vedhika Kumar is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.
Veeranna Aivalli Veeranna Aivalli (Kannada:ವೀರಣ್ಣ ಐವಳ್ಳಿ)(1943-2002) was an Indian Police Service officer and former commissioner of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, G...
Vellala Sathyam Vellala Sathyam was a Kannada writer and poet based in Bangalore.
Venkanna H. Naik Barrister Venkanna H. Naik (1879–1929) from Gonehalli village was a Commissioner of Bijapur District, India, and a Deputy Commissioner of Dharwar District.
Venkanna.H.Naik Barrister Venkanna H. Naik from Gonehalli village was a Commissioner of Bijapur District, India, and a Deputy Commissioner of Dharwar District.
Venugopal Sorab Venugopal Sorab was an Indian poet and writer in Kannada and in English.
Vijay Prakash Vijay Prakash (ವಿಜಯ್ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್) is an Indian Playback Singer and film composer from Mysore who moved to Mumbai in 1996.
Vijay Raghavendra Vijay Raghavendra (ವಿಜಯ್ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ; born 26 May 1979) is an Indian actor who primarily works in Kannada films.
Vijaya Prasad Vijaya Prasad is an Indian actor, director, producer, writer.
Vikas Gowda Vikas Gowda (Kannada:ವಿಕಾಸ್ ಗೌಡ) (born 5 July 1983) is an Indian discus thrower and Shot putter.
Vinod Raj Vinod Raj (ವಿನೋದ್ ರಾಜ್) is a Kannada film actor, who is widely recognized and illustrious for his dancing skills.
Vinodraj Vinodraj is a Kannada film actor who is widely recognized for his dancing skills.
Vishnuvardhan (actor) Sampath Kumar (18 September 1950 – 30 December 2009), popularly known as Dr. Vishnuvardhan, was a prominent Indian film actor.
Vivek Kulkarni Vivek Kulkarni is the Chairman and CEO of Brickwork India, a knowledge process outsourcing company & founder of Brickwork Ratings - the fifth credit rating agency of India.
Yash (Actor) Yash (born 8 January 1986 as Naveen Kumar Gowda) is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Kannada films.
Yash (actor) Yash (born 8 January 1986 as Naveen Kumar Gowda)(ಕನ್ನಡ: ಯಶ್) is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Kannada films.
Yash (Kannada actor) Yash (born Naveen Kumar Gowda on 8 January) is an Indian film actor who primarily works in Kannada films.
Yashwant Sardeshpande Yashavant Sirdeshpande (ಯಶವಂತ್ ಸರದೇಶ್ಪಾಂಡೆ) is a popular theatre actor, director, playwright, and conducts Kannada plays under the name of his troupe Guru Samsthe, Hubli and Gurubala Enter...