Famous People Born In Bengaluru

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Rajinikanth
(Indian Actor Who Works Predominantly in Tamil Cinema)
Rajinikanth
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Birthdate: December 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Born Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, Rajinikanth had humble beginnings and had even worked as a coolie and a bus conductor in his younger days. Starting his career with minor plays, he had phenomenal success in Tamil movies and grew up to be one of India’s greatest superstars, earning the nickname Thalaiva.

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Shakuntala Devi
(Human Computer)
Shakuntala Devi
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 21, 2013

A child prodigy who was never formally educated, Shakuntala Devi became a mathematical genius earning the title of Human Computer for her exceptional calculating abilities. The Indian genius was also an astrologer and a gifted writer who authored books on maths, astrology, homosexuality in India and a crime thriller novel.

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Nithya Menen
(Indian Actress Who Works Primarily in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada films)
Nithya Menen
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Birthdate: April 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

Three-time Filmfare winner Nithya Menen is a sensation in South Indian films. Initially a child actor, she later aspired to be a journalist but eventually ended up gaining accolades with her roles in films such as Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde and Mynaa. She also appeared in the web series Breathe: Into the Shadows.

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Gauri Lankesh
(Activist, Journalist)
Gauri Lankesh
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Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 5, 2017

The daughter of Kannada poet P. Lankesh, Gauri Lankesh began her career as a journalist for The Times of India. She also worked as an editor of Lankesh Patrike. Later, she was known for her firebrand left-wing activism against Hindutva and was eventually shot dead by three men near her Bengaluru home.

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Guru Dutt
(Actor, Producer, Director, Choreographer)
Guru Dutt
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Birthdate: July 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 10, 1964
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Radhika Pandit
(Actress)
Radhika Pandit
2
Birthdate: March 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Nandan Nilekani
(Founder of Infosys)
Nandan Nilekani
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is also the man behind the Indian biometric ID Aadhaar. Named to the Forbes list of India’s Richest in 2021, he also once teamed up with Ratan Tata to form Avanti Finance to help the poor get loans. He unsuccessfully contested as a Congress candidate, too.

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Feroz Khan
(Actor)
Feroz Khan
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Birthdate: September 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 27, 2009
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C. N. R. Rao
(Chemist)
C. N. R. Rao
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer

C. N. R. Rao already had a PhD degree at age 24 and became the youngest lecturer at the IISc. The Padma Shri- and Padma Vibhushan-winning Indian chemist is best known for his research on areas such as surface chemistry, superconductivity, and nano technology. He is a self-confessed technophobe.

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Meghana Raj
(Actress)
Meghana Raj
2
Birthdate: May 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Stuart Binny
(Indian Former International Cricketer)
Stuart Binny
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Kiran Rao
(Author, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)
Kiran Rao
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Birthdate: November 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Lindsay Anderson
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Journalist, Character actor, Theatre director)
Lindsay Anderson
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Birthdate: April 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 30, 1994

An Oxford graduate, Lindsay Anderson had initially launched the film magazine Lindsay Anderson. He later became a celebrated director and even won an Academy Award for the documentary Thursday’s Children. A pioneer of the Free Cinema and the British New Wave movements, he also acted in minor roles.

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Ramya
(Actor, Politician)
Ramya
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Chaya Singh
(Actress)
Chaya Singh
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Birthdate: May 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Kanan Gill
(Stand-up Comedian, YouTuber)
Kanan Gill
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Krishna Bharat
(computer scientist, engineer)
Krishna Bharat
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
(Actress)
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
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Birthdate: November 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is an Indian classical dancer and actress. Best known for her work in Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam films, Gopalaswamy has won many prestigious awards like Kerala State Film Awards, Karnataka State Film Awards, and Filmfare Awards South. An exponent of Bharatanatyam, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy has also appeared on TV as a judge for a dance show titled Thakadhimi.

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Srujan Lokesh
(Actor)
Srujan Lokesh
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Birthdate: June 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Venkatesh Prasad
(Indian Cricket Coach, Commentator and Former Cricketer)
Venkatesh Prasad
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Vijay Bharadwaj
(Cricketer, Coach)
Vijay Bharadwaj
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
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Sanjeev Stalin
(Indian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Full Back)
Sanjeev Stalin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Bangalore Venkata Raman
(Astrologer)
Bangalore Venkata Raman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 20, 1998
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Anisha Padukone
(Professional Golfer, Sister of Deepika Padukone, Daughter of Prakash Padukone)
Anisha Padukone
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ram Gopal
(Choreographer)
Ram Gopal
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 21, 2003