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1. Mark Heap Mark Heap Actor, Stardust
2. A.R. Rahman A.R. Rahman Composer, Slumdog Millionaire A two-time winner and five-times nominee of the Academy Award (Oscar), A. R. Rahman is popularly known as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music. Rahman, according to a BBC estimate, has sold more than 150 million copies of his work comprising of music from more than 100 film soundtracks and albums across over half a dozen languages...
3. Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan Actor, Vishwaroopam Kamal Haasan was born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He debuted as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960), which was released in the year 1960. Since then, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. He has been a part of the film industry for 52 years...
4. Ilayathalapathy Vijay Ilayathalapathy Vijay Actor, Thuppakki Vijay was born to a famous Tamil film producer and director S. A. Chandrasekhar. His career geared up when he acted in Ghilli, one of the biggest blockbuster in Tamilnadu. He has won awards such as the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and Dinakaran Best Actor Award. Vijay was given an Honorary doctorate title in 2007 for his social services.
5. Shruti Haasan Shruti Haasan Actress, 7 Aum Arivu Shruti Kamal Haasan is an India Film actress and singer and the daughter of legendary actor Kamal Haasan and Sarika. She has studied at Abacus in Chennai, until 10th grade, when she moved to Mumbai to study psychology at St Andrew's College. She debuted as a child artist in "Hey Ram" in the role of a daughter of Sardar Vallab Bhai Patel...
6. Mani Ratnam Mani Ratnam Writer, Bumbai The man who revolutionized Tamil-language cinema, Mani Ratnam is the biggest director in south India and one of the most respected directors in all of India. Each of his films contain its own unique style, with beautifully photographed songs and unique back-lighting. However, his films contain substance as well as style--Ratnam has dealt with a wide variety of topics...
7. 'Chiyaan' Vikram 'Chiyaan' Vikram Actor, i Vikram is an Indian film actor, voice actor and a playback singer. He made his debut in the 1990 film En Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by a series of Tamil and Telugu films and supporting roles in few Malayalam films throughout the early decade. After the critical and commercial success of Sethu...
8. Engelbert Humperdinck Engelbert Humperdinck Self, The Engelbert Humperdinck Show
9. Nasser Nasser Actor, Bahubali: The Beginning
10. Arvind Swamy Arvind Swamy Actor, Bumbai Arvind Swami was born in Chennai, India. His parents were V.D.Swami and Vasantha Swami. V.D.Swami was a freedom fighter and an industrialist and Vasantha Swami was an accomplished Bharatanatyam Dancer. Arvind Swami did his schooling in Sishya School and Don Bosco School in Chennai. He went to Loyola College in Chennai for his undergraduate studies and to Wake Forest...
11. Sai Pallavi Sai Pallavi Actress, Premam
12. Karthi Karthi Actor, Madras
13. Jeyam Ravi Jeyam Ravi Actor, Thani Oruvan Ravi was born to Tamil parents, editor Mohan and Varalakshmi Mohan. He has two siblings, his elder brother M. Raja is a noted film director, with most of his films featuring Ravi in the lead role, while his sister, Roja Mohan, is a dentist. He completed his schooling at Jawahar Vidyalaya in Ashok Nagar...
14. Ilaiyaraaja Ilaiyaraaja Composer, Nayakan Born and brought up in an obscure village near Kambam in Southern Tamil Nadu, Ilayaraja became the first Asian to score a symphony for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, besides scoring over 1000 feature films in a period of 38 years. Raja, as he is popularly known and affectionately called, comes from a family of musicians...
15. Vyjayanthimala Vyjayanthimala Actress, Madhumati Vyjayanthimala was born to actress and dancer Vasundhara Devi in a Tamil-speaking family in Chennai, India, on August 13, 1936. At the age of 4, she got the rare chance of performing a dance before the Pope. Then at the age of 15, while in her final year at school, she was signed-up by family friend...
16. Lakshmi Lakshmi Actress, Murari Lakshmi was born on December 13, 1952 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India to a show business family. Her father Y.V. Rao, originally from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, was an noted filmmaker and actor whose films dealt with important social issues. Her mother Rukmini was a Tamil actress, whose mother Nungambakkam Janaki was also an actress...
17. Priya Anand Priya Anand Actress, English Vinglish Priya Anand is an Indian film actress and model. She studied Communications and Journalism at University of Albany. She has worked in many commercials like Nutrine Maha Lacto, Prince Jewellery and Cadbury Dairy Milk. Her first release was a Tamil movie "Vaamanan", which was an average movie. After that she has acted in another Tamil movie Pugaippadam...
18. Waheeda Rehman Waheeda Rehman Actress, Rang De Basanti Waheeda was born in a Tamil and Urdu-speaking family in Chengalpattu-Tamil Nadu, India. Her father was the District Magistrate which led him to be posted in several places. Tragedy visited her in 1948 when her dad passed away. Her mom passed away in 1955. A year after her dad's death she appeared in a Telegu movie 'Rojulu Marayi'...
19. Jayasudha Jayasudha Actress, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Jayasudha was born on December 17, 1958 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She was initially named Subadra, but her family soon changed it to Sujatha, because they felt that it was a more contemporary name. Her mother had appeared in small film roles as a child but lost interest in films and gave it up. Her father also wasn't involved in films...
20. Vijay Antony Vijay Antony Composer, Naan
21. K. Selvaraghavan K. Selvaraghavan Director, Mayakkam Enna
22. Shivaji Ganesan Shivaji Ganesan Actor, Padaiyappa Tamil superstar from a poor family in Tamil Nadu, India. His father worked on the railways. On the day of his birth his father, Chiniah Pillai, follower of Mahatma Gandhi, was jailed for participating in the Independence movement in Nellikuppam (Tamil Nadu, India). He was frequently in and out of jail, and was raised by his mother, Rajamani Ammal...
23. Vijayakanth Vijayakanth Actor, Ramana Vijayakanth, who's affectionately called 'Puratchi Kalaignar' and 'Captain' by his fans and well-wishers, had to face so many challenges and unfriendly situations before he could achieve the fame and popularity he's enjoying to-day in Tamil filmfield. He, whose original name was Vijayaraj, was born on 25th August...
24. Suhasini Suhasini Actress, Vanaprastham
25. Dinesh Dinesh Actor, Visaaranai Dinesh completed his high school at the Dhanalakshmi Higher Secondary School in Washermenpet, Chennai. After graduating from college, he tried his luck in cine field from 2010. After playing minor roles in Aadukalam and Mouna Guru, Dinesh made a breakthrough appearing in Attakathi (2012). The film performed well commercially and also won positive reviews...
26. J. Mahendran J. Mahendran Director, Johnny
27. Christine Finn Christine Finn Actress, Thunderbirds
28. Harris Jayaraj Harris Jayaraj Composer, Thuppakki Harris Jayaraj was brought up in Chennai, HE was born into a middle class Christian Nadar family. He studied at Krishnaswamy Matric School, K. K. Nagar. His father, S. M. Jayakumar, was a noted film guitarist and an assistant to Malayalam music director Shyam and later became a noted musician and film composer...
29. Bhagyaraj Bhagyaraj Director, Aakhree Raasta
30. Kanchana Kanchana Actress, Ave Kallu
31. Aachi Manorama Aachi Manorama Actress, Singam Manorama is a veteran Tamil actress who has acted in more than 1500 films, 1000 stage performances, and a few television serials.She started her acting career as a drama artist, which was more popular those days. She slowly migrated from dramas to cinemas just as most actors did those days. During her initial days in the cine field...
32. Srikanth Srikanth Actor, Nanban
33. Cheran Cheran Actor, Autograph
34. Vishnu Manchu Vishnu Manchu Actor, Dhee
35. Shalini Shalini Actress, Alai Payuthey
36. Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam Director, Anukokunda
37. Gemini Ganesan Gemini Ganesan Actor, Rudra Veena Known as one of the "big three" of South Indian Cinema of yesteryear (the other two being M.G. Ramchandran, and Sivaji Ganesan), Ramaswamy Ganesan had acted in several box-office hits between 1950 and 1970. Born on November 16, 1919, he was a graduate from an orthodox Brahmin family, and had begun his career as a Lecturer in the Madras Christian College...
38. Nagesh Nagesh Actor, Apoorva Sagodharargal
39. Sheela Sheela Actress, Akale Sheela was born as Clara Abraham in a Nasrani (Syrian Christian) family in Trissur, Kerala. She made her debut in Tamil film Paasom opposite M. G. Ramachandran. Her first Malayalam movie was Bhagyajathakam opposite Sathyan. She has acted in more than 400 films. Sheela has won the Indian National Film Award for the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Malayalam movie Akale...
40. N. Linguswamy N. Linguswamy Writer, Anjaan
41. Srividya Srividya Actress, Apoorva Sagodharargal
42. S.P. Muthuraman S.P. Muthuraman Director, Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai
43. A.C. Trilogchander A.C. Trilogchander Director, Iru Malargal
44. Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Actress, Chandirani
45. Soundarya R. Ashwin Soundarya R. Ashwin Director, Kochadaiiyaan
46. Manivannan Manivannan Actor, Padaiyappa
47. Mathivanan Rajendran Mathivanan Rajendran Actor, Mayakkam Enna Mathivanan Rajendran is a stage actor and director and is the founder of Stray Factory Entertainment. He made his film debut with Selvaraghavan's Dhanush Starrer 'Mayakkam Enna' as Shankar. He is also a voice actor and most recently dubbed in Vishwaroopam. Born in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu on January 12th. Industrial Engineer from Virginia Tech.
48. H. Sridhar H. Sridhar Sound Department, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
49. C.V. Sridhar C.V. Sridhar Director, Dil Ek Mandir
50. T.S. Suresh T.S. Suresh Editorial Department, Ghajini
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