Famous People Born In Madurai

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Sundar Pichai
(CEO of Google Inc)
Sundar Pichai
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. An alumnus of IIT, Stanford and Wharton, Pichai has come a long way, from innovating Google’s products such as Chrome, Google Drive and Google Apps to leading the software giant and being one of the most sought-after names in the tech industry.

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Mani Ratnam
(Indian Film Director, Screenwriter and Producer)
Mani Ratnam
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Birthdate: June 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini

Six-time National Award-winning Indian director Mani Ratnam was born to a film distributor father and left his consulting job to enter films in his younger days. Known for iconic films such as Roja, Bombay, and Guru, he specializes in topics related to socio-political issues and terrorism. He has also won a Padma Shri.

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Nirmala Sitharaman
(Politician)
Nirmala Sitharaman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
One of the world’s 100 most powerful women in 2020 according to Forbes, BJP member Nirmala Sitharaman is the first woman to be a full-time finance minister of India. The Madurai-born JNU alumna had earlier quit her PhD program in economics midway to move to London with her husband.
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Atlee Kumar
(Director)
Atlee Kumar
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Birthdate: September 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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M. S. Subbulakshmi
(Carnatic Musician)
M. S. Subbulakshmi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 11, 2004

M.S. Subbulakshmi was an Indian singer. Dubbed the Queen of Music, Subbulakshmi was the leading exponent of Carnatic music. In 1966, she became the first Indian to perform in UN General Assembly. In 1974, she became the first Indian musician to be awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award. In 1998, Subbulakshmi became the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

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Vadivelu
(Actor)
Vadivelu
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Birthdate: September 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Karthik Subbaraj
(Indian Film Director)
Karthik Subbaraj
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Birthdate: March 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
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M. Sasikumar
(Film Director, Actor)
M. Sasikumar
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Birthdate: September 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Rukmini Devi Arundale
(Bharatnatyam Dancer)
Rukmini Devi Arundale
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 24, 1986

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian dancer and choreographer. An exponent of Bharatanatyam, Rukmini Devi helped revive the original sadhir style of the dance form. She also popularized Bharatanatyam among Indian upper-caste elites for which she was named in India Today's 100 People Who Shaped India list. In 1956, Rukmini Devi Arundale was honored with the Padma Bhushan.

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M.Raja
M.Raja
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Birthdate: January 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Bodhisena
(Indian Buddhist scholar and monk known for traveling to Japan)
Bodhisena
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0704 AD
Died: 0760 AD
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T. M. Soundararajan
(Actor, Singer)
T. M. Soundararajan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 25, 2013
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Thirumalai Nayak
Thirumalai Nayak
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Died: 1659 AD
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Vida Dutton Scudder
(Writer)
Vida Dutton Scudder
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 9, 1954