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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Madras Christian College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Madras Christian College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Madras Christian College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Madras Christian College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Madras Christian College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Madras Christian College.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Nassar and Indra Nooyi.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Madras Christian College?” and “Which celebrities are Madras Christian College alumni?”

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Indra Nooyi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Indra Nooyi Businessperson Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian-born, naturalized American, business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage ...more

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Politician, Professor, Philosopher Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. One of India's most distinguished ...more

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Gemini Ganesan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Gemini Ganesan Actor, Teacher Ramaswamy Ganesan, better known by his stage name Gemini Ganesan, was an Indian film actor who worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He was nicknamed "Kadhal Mannan" for the romantic roles he ...more

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Prashanth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Prashanth Businessperson, Actor Prashanth is an Indian film actor who appeared in several Tamil films, as well as a few Telugu films, Hindi and Malayalam films. The son of actor-director Thiagarajan, Prashanth began his career ...more

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S. R. Ranganathan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
S. R. Ranganathan Librarian, Mathematician, Professor Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan was a mathematician and librarian from India. His most notable contributions to the field were his five laws of library science and the development of the first ...more

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E. C. George Sudarshan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
E. C. George Sudarshan Physicist, Scientist Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan is an Indian theoretical physicist and a professor at the University of Texas. Sudarshan has been credited with numerous contributions to the field of ...more

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Prakash Karat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Prakash Karat Politician Prakash Karat is an Indian communist politician. He has been General Secretary of the Communist Party of India since 2005.

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Raja Ramanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Raja Ramanna Physicist, Scientist Raja Ramanna was an Indian nuclear scientist, best known for his leadership directing the research integral for the development of Indian nuclear programme in its early stages. Having started ...more

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Benny is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Benny Actor, Singer Benny Dayal is an Indian singer. He is a member of the band S5 launched by the channel SS Music. Originally from Kerala, he has worked as a playback singer with many noted composers to produce ...more

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Nassar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Nassar Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist Nassar is an Indian film actor, director and producer, who mainly works in the South Indian film industry.

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Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishn... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan Physicist, Scientist Padma Bhushan Sir Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan, FRS, was an Indian physicist. He was a co-discoverer of Raman scattering, for which his mentor C. V. Raman was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in ...more

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S. Theodore Baskaran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
S. Theodore Baskaran Author, Actor Sundararaj Theodore Baskaran is a Tamil film historian and wild life conservationist.

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Prathap K. Pothan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Prathap K. Pothan Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Pratap K. Pothen, popularly known as Pratap Pothen, is an Indian actor, director, writer, producer who has acted in about 100 films. He has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu as well as Hindi ...more

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R. K. Shanmukham Chetty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
R. K. Shanmukham Chetty Politician, Legislator, Lawyer Sir Ramasamy Chetty Kandasamy Shanmukham Chetty KCIE was an Indian lawyer, economist and politician who served as independent India's first finance minister from 1947 to 1949. He also served as ...more

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A. P. Patro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
A. P. Patro Politician, Political Activist, Legislator Rao Bahadur Sir Annepu Parasuramdas Patro KCIE was an Oriya politician, zamindar and education minister in the erstwhile Madras Presidency. Patro was born in a rich and powerful family of ...more

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A. Ranganatha Mudaliar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
A. Ranganatha Mudaliar Legislator, Lawyer Arcot Ranganatha Mudaliar was an Indian politician and theosophist from Bellary. He served as the Minister of Public Health and Excise for the Madras Presidency from 1926 to 1928.

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W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar Dr. W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar, M.A, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Strategic Studies and International Relations in the department of Political Science at Madras Christian College, India and ...more

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Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar Politician, Lawyer Padma Vibhushan Diwan Bahadur Sir Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar, KCSI was an Indian lawyer, politician and statesman who served as a senior leader of the Justice Party and in various administrative ...more

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H. B. Ari Gowder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
H. B. Ari Gowder Legislator Rao Bahadur Hubbatale Bellie Ari Gowder was a Badaga leader and the first member of the Badaga community to be elected to the Madras Legislative Council.

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Mohammad Usman of Madras is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Mohammad Usman of Madras Politician, Lawyer Khan Bahadur Sir Mohammad Usman, KCSI, KCIE was an Indian politician, hakim and socialite who served as the Minister of Home for the Madras Presidency in the Justice Party government of the Raja ...more

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T. N. Sivagnanam Pillai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
T. N. Sivagnanam Pillai Politician, Legislator, Lawyer Diwan Bahadur Sir Tinnevely Nelliappa Sivagnanam Pillai was an Indian lawyer, civil servant and politician from the Madras Presidency. He belonged to the Justice Party. He served as the Minister ...more

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T. N. Seshan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
T. N. Seshan T. N. Seshan was the Chief Election Commissioner of India, who largely ended malpractices in elections held in the country, by introducing major reforms and redefining the status and visibility ...more

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Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya Activist, Politician, Historian Dr Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya was born in a Telugu Niyogi Brahmin family in Gundugolanu village, Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, was an Indian independence activist and political leader ...more

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C. Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
C. Livingstone Chrispus Livingstone, often referred as Livi, is an Indian research scientist, botanist, educator and multifaceted person. He was instrumental in upgrading the department of Botany to one of the ...more

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K. N. Raj is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
K. N. Raj Economist Kakkadan Nandanath Raj was born in Thrissur District of Kerala. He is popularly known as K. N. Raj, an Indian economist who played an important role in India's planned development, drafting ...more

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Nitte Santosh Hegde is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Nitte Santosh Hegde Jurist Nitte Santosh Hegde is a former justice of the Supreme Court Of India, former Solicitor General of India and was Lokayukta for Karnataka State of India from 2006-2011.

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T. J. S. George is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
T. J. S. George Thayil Jacob Sony George, better known as TJS George, is a writer and biographer who received a Padma Bhushan award in 2011 in the field of literature and education. The fourth of eight ...more

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Sashi Kumar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Sashi Kumar Journalist, Film Producer, Actor Sashi Kumar is a prominent media personality from Kerala, India. He was the founder of India’s first regional satellite TV channel Asianet. He founded and chairs the Media Development ...more

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K. Raghunath is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
K. Raghunath K. Raghunath is an Indian diplomat who served as the Foreign Secretary of India in the late 1990s. He previously served as the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh as well as Ambassador to ...more

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M. Kantaraj Urs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
M. Kantaraj Urs Sir Mysore Kantharaj Urs KCIE CSI was an Indian administrator who served as the Diwan of Mysore kingdom in 1918.

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C. E. Anandarajah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
C. E. Anandarajah Chelliah Edwin Anandarajah was a Sri Lankan educationist. He was a teacher and principal of St. John's College, Jaffna. He was assassinated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam during the Sri ...more