Famous People Born In Thiruvananthapuram

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Sanju Samson
(Indian International Cricketer)
Sanju Samson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Priyadarshan
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)
Priyadarshan
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Birthdate: January 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Though he initially aspired to be a cricketer, Priyadarshan quit cricket to focus on films after an eye injury. The Padma Shri- and National Award-winning filmmaker has delivered countless hits such as Virasat, Kanchivaram, Marakkar, and Hera Pheri. Many of his Malayalam films featured superstar Mohanlal. He has also penned cricket columns.

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Raftaar
(Rapper)
Raftaar
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

Raftaar is an Indian rapper, TV personality, lyricist, dancer, and music composer. The recipient of a Brit Asia TV Music Award, Raftaar has contributed immensely to the soundtracks of several popular Bollywood films like Bullet Raja, Heropanti, and Dangal. He has also served as a judge on popular TV shows like Roadies, Dance India Dance, and MTV Hustle.

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Prithviraj Sukumaran
(Actor, Film producer)
Prithviraj Sukumaran
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Birthdate: October 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Shobana
(Indian Actress and Bharatanatyam Dancer)
Shobana
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Birthdate: March 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries

Shobana is an Indian Bharatanatyam dancer and film actress. Widely regarded as one of the best Bharatanatyam dancers, Shobana was honored with the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award, in 2006. She is also renowned for her acting skills, winning two National Film Awards for Best Actress for her performances in Manichitrathazhu (1993) and Mitr, My Friend (2001).

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Urvashi
(Actress)
Urvashi
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Birthdate: January 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Hariharan
(actor, singer, composer)
Hariharan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries

Though renowned playback singer Hariharan is known for his soft ghazals, he rocked the 1990s with the musical duo Colonial Cousins, with fellow singer Lesle Lewis. The two-time National Award winner also has a Padma Shri to his credit. He is also known for his long-term collaboration with A.R Rahman.

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Padmini
(Actress)
Padmini
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Birthdate: June 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 24, 2006

Along with her sisters Lalitha and Ragini, Padmini was part of the Travancore sisters of the 1940s’ South Indian film industry. A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, she later won a Filmfare award for the Hindi movie Kajal and a Filmfare nomination for Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai.

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Radha
(Actress)
Radha
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Birthdate: June 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Santosh Sivan
(Cinematographer)
Santosh Sivan
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Birthdate: February 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Ambika
(Actress)
Ambika
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Birthdate: August 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
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Prem Nazir
(Actor)
Prem Nazir
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Birthdate: April 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 16, 1989
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Anil Nedumangad
(Actor)
Anil Nedumangad
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Birthdate: May 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 25, 2020
 14 
Sujitha
(Actress)
Sujitha
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Birthdate: July 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Chippy
(Actress)
Chippy
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Birthdate: June 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Jassie Gift
Jassie Gift
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Listed In: Musicians
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Suzane George
(Actress)
Suzane George
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Birthdate: 1987 AD
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Radha Mohan
(Film director)
Radha Mohan
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Birthdate: November 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Manjari
(singer)
Manjari
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
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N. R. Madhava Menon
(Civil servant, Lawyer)
N. R. Madhava Menon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 8, 2019

Known as the father of modern legal education, N. R. Madhava Menon established the National Law Universities and was the first director of the NLSIU. The Padma Shri- and Padma Bhushan-winning lawyer formed the 5-year Indian LLB program and had also penned numerous books on law.

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S. L. Narayanan
(Indian Chess Player)
S. L. Narayanan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn

In spite of being the youngest Grandmaster from his home state Kerala in India, chess prodigy S. L. Narayanan had to resort to the crowdfunding platform Milaap to fund his chess career. He had begun to be noticed since his Under-12 Commonwealth Chess Championship win and later won many national and international titles.