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Famous Madras Christian College Alumni

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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
Businessperson
Indra Nooyi (née Krishnamurthy; born 28 October 1955) is an Indian American business executive, serving on the board of directors of Amazon, the largest eCommerce business in the world by ...more
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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Politician, Professor, Philosopher
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan listen (5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975) was an Indian philosopher and statesman who served as the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of ...more
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Gemini Ganesan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Actor, Teacher
Ramasamy Ganesan (16 November 1919 – 21 March 2005), better known by his stage name Gemini Ganesan, was an Indian film actor who worked mainly in Tamil cinema. He was nicknamed "Kadhal ...more
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Prashanth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Businessperson, Actor
Prashanth (born 6 April 1973) is an Indian film actor and businessman, known for his works predominantly in Tamil cinema. He has also appeared in few Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam films. The son ...more
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S. R. Ranganathan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Librarian, Mathematician, Professor
Sirkazhi Ramamrita Ranganathan (S.R.R.) (listen 12 August 1892 – 27 September 1972) was a mathematician and librarian from India. His most notable contributions to the field were his five laws ...more
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E. C. George Sudarshan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Physicist, Scientist
Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan (also known as E. C. G. Sudarshan; 16 September 1931 – 14 May 2018) was an Indian theoretical physicist and a professor at the University of Texas. Sudarshan has ...more
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Prakash Karat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Politician
Prakash Karat (born 7 February 1948) is an Indian communist politician. He was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from 2005 to 2015.
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Raja Ramanna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Physicist, Scientist
Raja Ramanna (28 January 1928 – 24 September 2004) was an Indian physicist who is best known for his role in India's nuclear program during its early stages. Having joined the nuclear program in ...more
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Benny is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Actor, Singer
Benny Dayal (born 13 May 1984) is an Indian singer. He is a prominent singer in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Marathi languages films. He is a member of the ...more
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Nassar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Lyricist
Nassar (Arabic: نصار‎), is an Arabic surname. It means Helper, Protector, Supporter, Victory-maker.People with the surname include: Ali Nassar (born 1954), Arab-Israeli film director Azmi Nassar ...more
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Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishn... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Physicist, Scientist
Sir Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan, FRS, (4 December 1898 – 14 June 1961) was an Indian physicist. He was a co-discoverer of Raman scattering, for which his mentor C. V. Raman was awarded the ...more
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S. Theodore Baskaran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Author, Actor
Sundararaj Theodore Baskaran (born 1940) is an Indian film historian and wildlife conservationist.
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Prathap K. Pothan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Pratap K. Pothen, popularly known as Pratap, is an Indian actor, director, writer, and producer who has acted in about 100 films. He has acted in Malayalam, Tamil and 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
Politician, Legislator, Lawyer
Sir Ramasamy Chetty Kandasamy Shanmukham Chetty KCIE (17 October 1892 – 5 May 1953) was an Indian lawyer, economist and politician who served as independent India's first finance minister from ...more
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A. P. Patro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Politician, Political Activist, Legislator
Rao Bahadur Sir Annepu Parasuramdas Patro KCIE (1875 or 1876–1946) was an Odia politician, zamindar and education minister in the erstwhile Madras Presidency. Patro was born in a rich and ...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 (29 June 1879 – 8 July 1950) was an Indian politician and theosophist from Bellary. He served as the Minister of Public Health and Excise for the Madras Presidency from ...more
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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 (Madras Christian College), Ph.D. (University of Madras) is an Associate Professor of Strategic Studies and International Relations in the department of ...more
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Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Diwan Bahadur Sir Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar, KCSI (14 October 1887 – 17 July 1976) was an Indian lawyer, diplomat and statesman who served as a senior leader of the Justice Party and in various ...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 Hubbathalai Bellie Ari Gowder (ari gowda)(December 4, 1893 – June 28, 1971) was a Badaga leader and the first member of the Badaga community to be elected to the Madras Legislative ...more
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Mohammad Usman of Madras is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Khan Bahadur Sir Mohammad Usman, (1884 – 1 January 1960) was an Indian politician, hakim and socialite who served as the Minister of Home for the Madras Presidency in the Justice Party ...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 (1 April 1861 – 1936) was an Indian lawyer, civil servant and politician from the Madras Presidency. He belonged to the Justice Party. He ...more
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T. N. Seshan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
T. N. Seshan
Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan is a retired 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, best remembered as the man who cleaned up elections in India. He was the ...more
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Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
Activist, Politician, Historian
Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya (24 November 1880 – 17 December 1959) was an Indian independence activist and political leader in the state of Andhra Pradesh.Born in Gundugolanu village, Krishna ...more
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C. Livingstone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Madras Christian College Alumni
C. Livingstone
Chrispus Livingstone (born January 2, 1949), often referred as Livi, is an Indian research scientist, botanist, educator and multifaceted person. He was instrumental in upgrading the department ...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 (13 May 1924 – 10 February 2010) was a veteran Indian economist. He is popularly known as K. N. Raj. He played an important role in India's planned development, drafting ...more