Famous Film Stars Personalites from Mangalore

Shahrukh Khan
"Badshah of Bollywood", "King Khan" and "King of Romance" Sharukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 and brought up in Mangalore till the age of five. he is an Indian film actor. Khan has acted in 75 Hindi films in genres ranging from romantic dramas to action thrillers.

His mother is from Andhra and lived in Karnataka and used to speak all four south languages. His grandfather was the Karnataka State chief engineer of Mangalore Port and was the first Oxford-educated engineer, who was highly respected. He designed and built the Mangalore Port.

His mother was the eldest daughter and his mausies had got married late. he had an older sister, so he became the first boy in the family and his mom gave him to be looked after by his grandmother for five years. As such, he was brought up in Mangalore by his maternal aunts and nani.

Ashrita Shetty
Ashrita Shetty Mangalorean beauty born on July 16, 1992 and brought up in Mumbai, Her mother tongue Tulu. She was First seen in Sudheer Kamath's Tulu film "Telikeda Bolli" released on Dec 6, 2012. She is the winner of "Clean & Clear Fresh face 2010" from Patkar College- Mumbai. later she was face of "clean and clear' beauty cream and has modeled for Bombay Times and a few other products.

Her debut Tamil Movie Udhayam NH4 released on April 19, 2013 in which she is acting lead role opposite to Siddharth.

N. Santosh Hegde
Nitte Santosh Hegde (born June 16, 1940) is a former justice of the Supreme Court Of India, former Solicitor General of India and the Lokayukta (ombudsman) for Karnataka State of India.

Santhosh Hegde was born on June 16th, 1940 in Nitte near Karkala, Udupi-Mangalore, Karnataka State. He did his schooling at the St. Aloysius High School, Mangalore and the Madras Christian School, Madras. He completed his Intermediate from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore and his B.Sc., degree from the Central College, Bangalore. He then went on to get a Law degree from the Govt. Law College, Bangalore (presently known as the University Law College, Bangalore). Justice Hegde is married to Mrs. Sharada Hegde, who is herself an M.A., BL. At heart, he is a simple man who loves listening to Ghazals and Hindi music.

Justice Hegde is the son of Late Justice K S Hegde, Former Justice of Supreme Court of India and Former Speaker of Lok Sabha. His Mother, Late Mrs. Meenakshi Hegde, who belonged to Nitte Village.

Genelia D'Souza
Genelia D'Souza is an Indian actress, who has acted in Indian films in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada languages. Genelia D'Souza was born on August 5, 1987 in Mumbai. Genelia grew up in Mumbai and recognizes herself as a Mangalorean Catholic (her ancestral house is in Mangalore).

Genelia studied at St. Teresa High School in Santacruz, Mumbai. She joined St. Andrews College, Bandra to pursue her Bachelor's Degree of Management Studies.She first hit the limelight with a Parker Pen commercial starring along side Amitabh Bachchan and further did a Fair and Lovely ad appearing along side Srikanth. The ace Tamil director, Shankar was very much impressed with her performance in both the ads and cast her in a leading role in his Tamil version of "Boys" in 2003. Other than doing films, she was also a state level athlete and a national level player.

Genelia made her debut in Bollywood in 2003. Her first Hindi film was Tujhe Meri Kasam opposite Ritesh Deshmukh. The film went unnoticed.Her second Hindi movie was Masti and was also opposite Ritesh. She left Bollywood for a while to concentrate on the Tollywood industry. Genelia then starred in the Tamil big budget film Boys directed by Shankar.

The film was a box-office hit and launched her career in south India. She once again appeared in Bollywood in Mere Baap Pehle Aap . Her final breakthrough as Heroine in Bollywood was through the blockbuster Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, released in July 4, 2008.

Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto born October 18, 1984 in Mumbai is an Indian actress is one of the few Indian models to start her film career with a Hollywood film. She stars in the Hollywood film Slumdog Millionaire. Both her parents hail from the coastal town of Mangalore in Karnataka state. She recognizes herself has a Mangalorean Catholic . The second daughter of Frederick Pinto (Neerude, Mangalore), senior branch manager, Bank of Baroda, and Sylvia Pinto (Derebail, Mangalore), principal, St John's High School, Goregaon, Freida has set film circles abuzz with her spectacular debut. Her sole sibling Sharon Pinto is an associate producer with NDTV.

Before being selected for Slumdog Millionaire, Freida anchored the international travel show, 'Full Circle' on Zee International Asia Pacific in English. Besides this, she also featured in several television and print commercials for products such as Wrigleys Chewing Gum, Skoda, Hutch, Airtel, and De Beers. Ramp shows and magazine covers are also part of her resume.

Aishwarya Rai (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan)
Aishwarya Rai (Aishwarya Bachchan):was born on November 1, 1973 in Mangalore, the South Indian state of Karnataka, to Krishnaraj Rai, a marine engineer, and Vrinda Rai, a writer on 1 November 1973. Her ancestors are from the Bunt community of Mangalore.

Her family later relocated to Mumbai (Bombay). Rai has one elder brother, Aditya Rai who is a film producer. is a three-time Filmfare Award-winning Indian actress. She was Miss World in 1994 and has acted in Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English films. Rai is married to Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan and is daughter-in-law to Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan.

Lakshmi Rai
Lakshmi Rai Born on 5th May 1981 is an Indian actress born Belgaum, Karnataka Her family originally hails from Mangalore. Lakshmi Rai belongs to the BUNT community of mangalore. She has appeared in South Indian films, mostly Tamil language & Malayalam films.

She was a model before entering the film fraternity. She has modeled in several ads such as Bru coffee, Saravana's stores and Fair and Lovely.

Rohit Shetty
Rohit Shetty is a Bollywood Director, Presenter, and Cinematographer. He is the son of the late villain and fightmaster Shetty, Acted in many Hindi and Kannada movies. Rohit Shetty was born on 14th March 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is from South India, from the city of Mangalore in Karnataka . His family comes from Mangalore. He was interested in films since childhood -- As he belong to a film family. At 13 or 14, he was certain that he wanted to be a director and never thought of becoming an actor.

Rohit began his career in B-town as an assistant for Kuku Kohli's Phool Aur Kaante (1991), followed by Ek Aur Kohinoor, Suhaag (1994), Haqueeqat (1995), and Zulmi (1999).

He also gained some experience as an assistant director while working with Anees Bazmi for Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha (1998), a remake of French Kiss.Most of the films that Rohit worked on had Ajay Devgan starring in it. The two bonded and this led to Shetty getting a chance to work as an associate director on Devgan's home production, Raju Chacha (2000).

Rohit Shetty, who loves action thrillers, decided to make his debut with Zameen (2003) which was about terrorists hijacking an airplane.He returned in 2005 with the rib-tickling comedy, Golmaal, about four guys and their misadventures. The movie was a hit and its popularity resulted in a sequel, Golmaal Returns (2006). Sunday (2008) didn't create any ripples. His release in 2009 is All the Best, which sees him working again with Ajay Devgan. The movie also stars Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan, and Mugdha Godse.

Sunil Shetty
Sunil Shetty: born 11 August 1961 is an Indian Bollywood actor. He was born in Mulki, near Mangalore, Karnataka.

Sunil Shetty made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with the film Balwaan. The film was a success, largely due to some dangerous stunts he performed in the movie, without a double, and started his career. His breakthrough role came with the film Mohra (1994).

Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty: (born 8 June 1975 in Mangalore) is a four-time Filmfare Award-nominated Indian film actress and Supermodel. Since making her debut in the film Baazigar(1993).

Shamita Shetty
Shamita Shetty (born 2 February 1979 - Mangalore) is an Indian actress. She is the younger sister of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. She made her debut with the 2000 blockbuster Mohabbatein. Since Mohabbatein, she mostly found success in item numbers, She is the eldest daughter of Surendra and Sunanda Shetty, manufacturers of tamper-proof caps for the pharmaceutical industry, and her native language is Tulu although she can speak nearly ten other languages.

Sarah-Jane Dias
Sarah-Jane Dias (born 3rd December 1982) is a Mumbai-based Indian model and the winner of Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2007 title. She is also a former Channel [V] VJ and actress.

There is something about Sarah Jane that would make all Mangaloreans proud. She was born into an East Indian family. her roots on her mother's side to Mangalore. Sarah's maternal grandmother, Lizzie Vaz, was from Valencia, Mangalore who then moved to Mumbai at the age of five after the demise of her father. Sarah-Jane's was born to Eustace Dias, a marketing manager with Oilfields Supply Centre in Muscat, and her mother is Yolanda Dias. She has a sister, Ellena-Rose Dias.

Apart from VJing, Sarah Jane was and is also a successful model. Some of her varied modeling assignments are for Sun silk, Clinic All Clear, L'Oreal etc. She has also modeled for Tanishq Jewellery.

Sneha Ullal
Sneha Ullal born December 18, 1987 is a Bollywood film actress. Sneha Ullal, a Mangalorean born in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, is a Bollywood actress of Indian origin and Hindu. She rose to stardom with her first movie Lucky opposite Salman Khan, who discovered her.

She did her initial schooling at the Indian School Muscat. She then attended Durelo Convent High School in the suburbs of Bandra. Later, she went to MMK College, Mumbai, with Khan's younger sister Arpita, who told her brother about her. Indian media shot her to fame for her performance in Lucky. She bears an uncanny resemblance to Bollywood queen Aishwarya Rai. It is believed she got the role in Lucky because of her resemblance to Aishwarya Rai who was the girlfriend of Salman Khan. (Ullal Famous Coastal place of Mangalore-Karnataka).

Amrita Rao
Amrita Rao (born June 17, 1981) chitrapur north canara near Mangalore is an Indian model and Bollywood actress. Amrita was born to well-to-do Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family. She speaks English, Hindi, Marathi & Konkani.

Preeta Rao
Preeta Rao is a beautiful Indian Model. She has a Hindu name meaning " Love." Preeta hails form the Chitrapur Saraswat Bhramin Community. Her roots can be traced to Mangalore (chitrapur north canara near Mangalore). Born and educated in Mumbai Preeta graduated from Sophia College. She majored in History. She also studied Advertising in college and was a topper in her class. Preeta Rao is the beautiful sister of Bollywood Star Amrita Rao.

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone (born 1986 in Mangalore, Karnataka) is an Indian supermodel. She is the daughter of former World badminton Champion Prakash Padukone.

Deepika has been modelling appearances in print and television advertising campaigns for Liril soap, Close-Up toothpaste and Limca, She started by starring in the music video for Naam Hai Tera a song from the pop album Aap Ka Suroor, an independent album by popular singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya.

Hansika Motwani
Hansika Motwani:Born in Mangalore, India, on August 9, 1991, former child artiste Hansika is the daughter of Pradeep Motwani and Mona Motwani. She has a brother by the name of Prashant Motwani. Although Hansika knows a number of languages, she mainly speaks Tulu and Hindi.

She started her career as an child artist and went on to undoubtably become on of the best child artists the Indian Film and TV Industry has ever seen. She entered the film industry in the movie Yahoo where she acted as a child artist with Juhi chawla and Govinda the film though was delayed and never actually hit the silver screen, She played major roles in popular TV serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Desh Mein Nikla Hoga Chaand, Shaka Laka Boom Boom etc. She also kept appearing in a number of ad films which she love doing. She appeared in the commercials of popular brands like Samsung, Bournvita, Pepsi Hyundai Santro advert with Shahrukh khan.

She acted in Rakesh Roshan's super hit film Koi Mil Gaya which starred Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta. She has also done films like Hawa and Escape from Taliban, Hum Kaun Hai etc.In the second inning as a mature artist she started her career as a heroine in Puri Jagannadh's Telgu film Desamuduru along with Alu Arjun. In this picture she played a role of crime reporter and fall in love with a Sanyasi. This film was very much popular because of the excellent performance by this talent. Hansika Motwani played lead role in Himesh Reshammia's "Aap Ka Sarur- The real love story".

Preeti Jhangiani
Preeti Jhangiani (born 18 August 1980 in Mangalore, Karnataka) is an Indian actress and model. She is fluent in Sindhi, Hindi, Telugu, English. She is cusp-born (Leo/Virgo) and stands 5'5" in height. She studied in St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad. Preeti first appeared in a Rajshri Music Video 'Chui Mui' opposite Abbas, this made them as well as the Koala bear symbol - famous. Thereafter she has appeared in Nirma Sandal soap ads. Her first film was in Malayalam which was called Mazhavillu. She made her Bollywood debut in 2000 with Mohabbatein.

Anushka Shetty (Sweety Shetty)
Anushka Shetty is an actress in the Kollywood and Tollywood industries Born on November 7, 1981 in a Bunt family of Bellipady in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Her mother tongue is Tulu She is also called as Sweety by her family members and close pals.

Anushka did her schooling and college in Bangalore.She belongs to Mangalore. After completing graduation in Computer Applications, she learned yoga. Then she became a yoga instructer.

Puri Jagannadh happened to see Anushka through another director and she got selected for Super. Her acting in Vikramarkudu got the appreciation of critics for her skin show. She debuted in Nagarjuna's Super, and her debut film in Tamil was Rendu with R. Madhavan.

Manmohan Shetty
Manmohan Shetty - Founder, CEO and Managing Director of Adlabs was born in Mulki Mangalore.

The Mangalorean born Mumbai based entertainment Guru Manmohan Shetty is the youngest of nine siblings, born to farmers, Shetty had followed his brother who was a lab assistant in a film processing company in the big city.

Manmohan Shetty widely accepted as a visionary in the Indian film industry. In 1978 along with Vasanji Mamania, he started Adlabs a small film processing unit that catered to ad films. In 1989, the firm entered mainstream cinema processing and has never looked back since.

Adlabs entered the multiplex business by the launching India's first IMAX theatre in Wadala, Mumbai. In 2005, Adlabs was acquired by ADAG(A Group Owned by Anil Ambani). Today, Adlabs operates 45 properties and 131 screens across India

Pooja Shetty
Pooja Shetty, daughter of Adlabs Films founder and Chairman Man-mohan Shetty, and Wholetime Director of Adlabs.

Sandeep Chowta
Sandeep Chowta is a Bollywood music director. He has also sung some of his songs. Sandeep Chowta is from Mangalore. He started his Bollywood career with the movie Mast. He also sang the title track for the album.

Shirish Kunder
Shirish Kunder born in Mangalore, he is an Indian editor and film director working in the Hindi Film Industry, also popularly known as Bollywood.He is the Husband of well known film director and choreographer - Farah Khan.

He was an Electronics Engineer by profession and worked for Motorola. He graduated as an electronics engineer from SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka He then turned to directing and his directorial debut is titled Jaan-E-Mann, for which he also wrote the story, screenplay, dialogues, edited and composed the background music score.

Anant Pai (Uncle Pai)
Anant Pai (17 September 1929 - 24 February 2011), Born in Karkala- Mangalore, Karnataka to Venkataraya and Susheela Pai, he lost his parents at the age of two. At the age of twelve, he came to Mumbai, where he studied in Orient School, Mahim. He studied chemistry, physics and chemical technology at the University of Bombay Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT now UICT) and was a dual degree holder from the University of Bombay.

Anant Pai popularly known as Uncle Pai, was an Indian educationalist and creator of Indian comics, in particular the Amar Chitra Katha series in 1967, along with the India Book House publishers, and which retold traditional Indian folk tales, mythological stories, and biographies of historical characters. In 1980, he launched Tinkle, a children's anthology, which was started under Rang Rekha Features, India's first comic and cartoon syndicate, that lasted till 1998, with him as the Managing Director. Anant Pai suffered a heart attack and passed away on 24 February 2011.

Sundeep Malani
Sundeep Malani was born in 1971 November 19th to a Roman Catholic family in Mangalore. is an Indian film director, documentary film maker, screenplay writer, actor, event organizer, photographer, costume designer, film journalist, star coordinator, choreographer, film critic and a Japanese interpreter.

Malani himself did his early schooling at the Milagres School in Mangalore and his BBM at SDM College, Mangalore.His father Ramesh Malani was a film distributor in Mangalore for many years and was the Manager of Ramakanthi Theatre. His mother Meena Cutinha, is a Mangalorean Catholic and the sister of actor Dolphy Cutinha, well known as "Dolla". Meena is also a Gurkaar for the Milagres-Attavar parish in Mangalore.

Prior to his career in journalism, Malani also worked as a Japanese Translator for some years in Paradise Stone Exporting Company, in Mangalore and Jin Information Systems in Bangalore. He was also a Baila dancer in Eric Ozario's group in his earlier days, besides took part in various functions and organised film dance competitions, cultural events in the year 1992 - 1995 very successfully in Mangalore, under the name "Malani Presents' Something Special!"

Malani completed a course in Sandesha and then became a Film Journalist for Canara Times. Later, he moved to Bangalore and started writing for Times of India and then switched on to script writing for Kannada films.

Sundeep Malani is married to Reshma, the niece of popular Konkani singer, Meena Rebimbus. Reshma works in a logistics company and is a part time costume designer. She has designed costumes for Kannada films like Preethse (Sonali Bendre and Shivraj Kumar), Indradhanush, Miss California, SMS 6260 and for Pooja Gandhi in Onir's "I am Abhimanyu".

Gundibail Rama Sunderam
Gundibail Rama Sunderam (1930-2010)born March 29, 1930, Hailing from Padubidri near Udupi -Mangalore, Karnataka he is a former Indian cricketer who played in 2 Tests in 1955.

G.R. Sunderam was a right arm fast medium bowler and a right hand batsman. He underwent training in the cricket school run by Alf Gover in 1953. He represented India in the unofficial 'Test' against the Silver Jubilee Overseas Cricket team later that year before appearing in Ranji matches.

His two Test matches were against New Zealand in 1955-56. He took one of the two wickets when New Zealand made 450 for 2 in the Delhi Test and two more wickets in the next one. But the presence of medium pacers like G. S. Ramchand and Dattu Phadkar, who were much better batsmen, limited his chances.

Sunderam represented Bombay and Rajasthan in the Ranji trophy. His son Pradeep Sundaram opened the bowling for Rajastan in the 1980s and once took 10 wickets in an innings. Sunderam was born in Padubidri near Udupi -Mangalore ,Southern Karnataka and had Tulu as his mother-tongue.

80-year-old G R Sundaram died on 20 June 2010 following a short illness.

Budhi Kunderan
Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderan born on 2 October 1939 in Mulky, near Mangalore in Karnataka. He was an Indian cricketer. He played as a wicket keeper for the most of his career, and was an exciting but unorthodox right-handed batsman.

An aggressive but unorthodox batsman who was highly skilled with the gloves, Kunderan made his Test debut against Australia in 1959-60 without having played a single first-class match. In all, Kunderan played 18 Tests and scored 981 runs at 32.70 with two hundreds and three fifties. Against England in 1963-64, he became the first wicketkeeper in history to pass 500 runs for a Test series.

Budhi Kunderan, the former Indian wicketkeeper died from lung cancer at the age of 66.on 23 June 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (April 3, 1903 - October 29, 1988) was a Gandhian, a social reformer, a freedom fighter, and most remembered for her contribution to Indian independence movement, for being the driving force behind the renaissance of Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and theatre in post-Independence India, and for upliftment of the socio-economic standard of Indian women by pioneering the co-operative movement in India. Born on 3 April 1903 Kamaladevi was the fourth and youngest daughter of a Saraswat Brahmin couple in Mangalore. Her father, Ananthaya Dhareshwar was the District Collector of Mangalore, and her mother Girijabai, from whom she inherited an independent streak, belonged to an aristocratic family from Karnataka.

Having finished high school in Mangalore, Kamaladevi joined Queen Mary's College in Madras, When Kamaladevi came to know of Mahatma Gandhi's Non-Cooperation Movement in 1923, and she promptly returned to India, to join the Seva Dal, a Gandhian organisation set up to promote social upliftment. Soon she was placed in charge of the women's section of the Dal, where she got involved in recruiting, training and organizing girls and women of all ages women across India, to become voluntary workers, 'sevikas'.

In 2007, the Outlook Magazine chose Kamaladevi amongst its list of 60 Great Indians. and she was India Today's, 100 Millennium People.

Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar, born on 12 July, 1965, in Mangalore, Karnataka . is an Indian cricketer who never quite lived up to the expectations at the highest level, averaging 37.14 in his 37 Tests between 1987/88 and 1996/97, as opposed to an overall first-class average of 55. He is the son of Vijay Manjrekar. Manjrekar's best performances were against Pakistan, against whom he had a Test average of 94 and two Test centuries. He made his double-century against Pakistan in Lahore.His first notable performance at the international level came in the 1989 series against the West Indies in the West Indies. He made a century against a powerful, menacing fast bowling attack and gave glimpses of his immense potential, which continued in the series against Pakistan in 1989.

Manjrekar made an unsuccessful attempt at reinventing himself as an opener in 1997, and faded out of the international scene. He kept wicket occasionally, and often regaled team-mates with his singing. He. Manjrekar is currently a cricket commentator and television compere. He has also recorded a music album.

Aravind Adiga
Aravind Adiga born 23 October 1974 is an Indian journalist and author hails from Mangalore. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize His parents Dr. K. Madhava Adiga and Usha Adiga, Kannadigas both of whom hailed from Mangalore.He grew up in Mangalore and studied at Canara High School, then at St. Aloysius High School, where he completed his SSLC in 1990. He secured first rank in the state in SSLC. After emigrating to Sydney, Australia, with his family, he studied at James Ruse Agricultural High School. He studied English literature at Columbia College, Columbia University in New York, where he studied with Simon Schama and graduated as salutatorian in 1997. He also studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, Aravind Adiga's debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Booker Prize. He is the fourth Indian-born author to win the prize, after Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai.

Daya Nayak
Daya Nayak is a sub-inspector with the Mumbai police force. He was born in Yennehole village near Karkala in South Canara - Mangalore, Karnataka.

He is known for eliminating gangsters of the Mumbai underworld, acting on tip-offs from a well-developed intelligence gathering network. There are allegations that these shootouts, known as encounters, are staged. He is often referred to by the print media as an "Encounter Specialist" for this reason. He has shot dead 83 gangsters to date and arrested over 300 criminals. Daya Nayak belongs to the Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins(RSB) which mainly reside along the western coast of the state of Karnataka and Maharastra.

Ravi Shastri
Ravishankar ("Ravi") Jayadritha Shastri pronunciation (born 27 May 1962 in Mumbai (Bombay), India) is a former Indian cricketer. He was recently assigned the post of the coach of the Indian cricket team. , Shastri's family originally came from Mangalore in Karnataka but he was born and brought up in Mumbai, then called Bombay. His father, Jayadratha Shastri, was a doctor and the family had a strong academic tradition. It was only as a teenager that he took cricket up seriously.

Guru Dutt
Guru Dutt (July 9, 1925 - October 10, 1964) His parents were Chitrapur Saraswats, originally settled at Panambur- Mangalore South Kanara district of Karnataka.

Guru Dutt was an famous Indian film director, producer, and actor. He is most famous for making lyrical and artistic films within the context of popular Indian cinema of the 1950s, and expanding its commercial conventions, starting with his 1957 masterpiece, Pyaasa.

K. V. Kamath
K. V. Kamath - The Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, the largest private bank in India.

Kamath was born on December 2, 1947, in Mangalore, Karnataka where he spent most of his early years. After completing Higher Secondary and Pre-University from St. Aloysius School, he joined the Karnataka Regional Engineering College (now called National Institute of Technology Karnataka) in Surathkal for a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating from KREC in 1969, he joined the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) for a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

After graduating from IIM-A in 1971, Kamath started his career with ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) In May 1996, Kamath returned to ICICI as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Kamath was instrumental in expanding the Group's services to the retail customers. He initiated a process of a series of acquisitions of non-banking finance companies in 1996-98, and led the way to the formation of ICICI Bank.

Vijay Mallya
Vijay Mallya (born December 18, 1955) is an Indian businessman and Rajya Sabha MP. The son of Mangalorean(Bantawal).

Iindustrialist Vittal Mallya who later went to calcutta (Vittal Mallya son of army doctor Lt Col Bantwal Ganapathi Mallya) , he is the chairman of the United Breweries Group and Kingfisher Airlines, which draws its name from United Breweries Group's flagship beer brand.

Dr. Devi Shetty
Dr.Devi Shetty is originally from the erstwhile Mangalore - South Kanara District of Karnataka state in India (now divided into Mangalore and Udupi District).

After completing his graduate degree in Medicine and post-graduate work in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore(Karnataka state), he trained in cardiac surgery at Guys Hospital in the United Kingdom. He gained valuable experience in heart operations in the West Midlands rotation. He returned to India in 1989 and initially worked at B.M. Birla Hospital in Kolkata in Eastern India. After some time, he moved to Bangalore and started the Manipal Heart Foundation at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He has many patients and admirers in Bangladesh and from all over the world, especially Southern Asia.

Margaret Alva
Margaret Alva Born to P.A. Nazareth and Elizabeth Nazareth in Mangalore, in April 14, 1942 she is the Governor of Indian state of Uttarakhand from July 2009. She hails from the Mangalorean Catholic community.She is Uttarakhand's first woman governor. She is a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and was the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee.

Margaret Alva was the General Secretary of the Indian National Congress, the oldest political party in India, and a close adviser to the president of the Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi.. Ms. Alva also helped draft the blueprint for policies ensuring the empowerment of women, which has been adopted by India's central and state governments. In 2003, she was honored by President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa for playing an important role in garnering support for the people of South Africa during their struggle for freedom and against apartheid. Ms. Alva is a former Minister of Human Resource Development under the government of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, which was responsible for harnessing and promoting the potential of India's massive population. A lawyer by profession, she was conferred an honorary doctorate in literature by the University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.She is the founder President of NGO 'Karuna'.

Anant Agarwal
Mangalore Born Anant Agarwal is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Tilera Corporation, a professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at MIT, and a member of the CSAIL Laboratory. Dr. Agarwal served as Associate Director of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) between 1998 and 2003, and is a co-leader of the Oxygen Project. He led a group that developed Sparcle (1992), an early multithreaded microprocessor based on the SPARC architecture, and the Alewife machine, a scalable shared-memory multiprocessor (1993). At MIT's CSAIL laboratory, Dr. Agarwal led the Raw project which developed a tiled multicore microprocessor for instruction level parallelism (ILP) and streams (2002). Anant also led the VirtualWires project at MIT. He has been a founder of several successful start-ups, including Virtual Machine Works, Inc. (1993). Dr. Agarwal won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture in 2001, the Presidential Young Investigator award in 1991, and the Louis D. Smullin Award for teaching excellence at MIT in 2005.

Anant Agarwal received the B.Tech. degree in electricalengineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, in 1982, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1984 and 1987, respectively. Prior to IIT, Agarwal received his entire education, from the first grade through to 12th, at St. Aloysius School in Mangalore.

He and his team were awarded a Guinness World Record in 2004 for LOUD. The Largest Microphone Array in the World.

George Fernandes
George Fernandes is from the coastal town of Mangalore, Karnataka George Fernandes (born 3 June, 1930) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Muzaffarpur constituency of Bihar and is a member of the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) political party. He is a trade union activist, former defence minister in the NDA Government (1998-2004).

Oscar Fernandes
Oscar Fernandes is a Minister of state for Labour Affairs (Independent charge) in Dr. Manomohan Singh's UPA government in India. He is a senior Indian National Congress Leader and AICC General Secretary. He is from Udupi -Mangalore, Karnataka.

Alwyn Fernandes
Alwyn Fernandes is from Vamanjoor, Mangalore, he is Movie Music Director and is actively involved in the Kannada, Telugu and Hindi film industry. he is also the Music director of famous Kannada Movie Prana, he is young, energetic, talented, figure from Konkanni music world. Presently he is One of the leading Member of Famous Band Group Karma6 Promoted by Sandeep Chowta.

Upendra, popularly known as Uppi born 18 September 1967 Kota, Udupi - near Mangalore, Karnataka.

He is a Kannada cinema director, actor and script writer. Born in a lower middle classs family, Upendra started his career off with film director Kashinath as a writer and an assistant director. His first directional venture was 'Tharle Nanmaga'. In the late 90's he broke into the scene with the extremely violent Om, which also starred actual Bangalore gangsters. He followed this up with A, in which he starred.

Gurukiran or Gurukiran shetty is noted music director of Kannada film industry. He started his career as a music director of Kannada movie "A" directed and acted by Upendra.The music won hearts of Kannadigas all over the world.

His music for movie Upendra further consolidated his position in Kannada movie industry. He is native of Mangalore and his mother tongue is Tulu. He has also acted in several movies in side (character) roles and also sung several songs. He is popular in Kannada cinema for his foot tapping musical score.

Dr. B. R. Shetty
Dr. B. R. Shetty - Founder Partner, Managing Director & CEO of NMC. born in Udupi near MangaloreDr. Shetty has been providing community services as Chairman of Abu Dhabi Indian School; President of Abu Dhabi Cricket Council and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Cricket Control Board; founder and president of numerous Indian business and cultural organizations; Founder Patron of Toastmasters International in the United Arab Emirates; Founder and Vice President of the Swiss Business Council and Member of the Executive Panel of Dubai's Pharmaceutical and Health Equipment Trading Business Group under the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

M.V Kamath
Madhav Vittal Kamath is born in Mangalore he is a former chairman of Prasar Bharati and a leading columinist of India.Mr. Kamath worked as the Editor of Sunday Times for two years (1967 - 69) and then rejoined Times as the Washington Correspondent for nearly 10 years (1969- 78). He has also served as editor of Illustrated weekly of India.

Dr. T.M.A. Pai
Dr. Tonse Madhav Ananth Pai, (abbreviated: Dr. T.M.A. Pai), (April 30, 1898 - May 29, 1979, Mangalore), was an Indian country doctor, educationist, banker and philanthropist, most well known for building the university town of Manipal, in udupi near Mangalore Karnataka.

He was first to a start private, self financing medical college offering MBBS in India. Pai established the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (KMC) in 1953 and Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1957, which was followed by a string of other education institutions including Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI). He also established Syndicate Bank, which has its headquarters in Manipal. He was responsible for its popular Pigmy Deposit Scheme. He is the present Chancellor of Manipal University, (formerly known as MAHE). From one medical college in 1953, their educational empire has expanded to 24 professional colleges in 12 professional streams with 9 campuses and 2 universities. The Manipal Group has gone global with campuses in Nepal, Malaysia, Dubai, Muscat, Sri Lanka and Antigua. It has its presence in 20 countries.

Raadhika is a veteran South Indian actress born in Mangalore. She has acted in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies. She has primarily appeared in Kannada films and was considered a lead actress in the Kannada film industry in the early 2000s. Radhika started her acting career with the Kannada film thatha banda (2002) when she had just completed her ninth class. Her first release was Ninagaagi opposite Vijay Raghavendra, which was followed by Tavarige Baa Tangi starring Shivrajkumar; both films were highly successful ventures in 2003.

In November 2010, Radhika opened up and revealed that she was married to former Chief Minister of Karnataka H. D. Kumaraswamy. She has one daughter Shamika.

Rev Fr.Lawrence John Saldanha (Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan)
Rev Fr.Lawrence John Saldanha was born in Mangalore, India on 12 Jun 1936.

He received his religious training at the Christ the King seminary in Karachi and was ordained a priest in Lahore, Pakistan on 16 Jan 1960. For many years he served as the Rector of the Christ the King seminary. On 24 Apr 2001 he was appointed Archbishop of Lahore by Pope John Paul II. He is the President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Pakistan.

Shankar Nag
Shankar Nag (9 November 1954-30 September 1990) born in Mallapur village near Mangalore, originally known as Shankar Nagarakatte along with his elder brother Anant Nag was a popular actor and director of Kannada cinema. He also directed and acted in the teleserial, Malgudi days ,based on celebrated novelist R.K.Narayan's short stories. Besides these, he was actively involved in Kannada theatre activities.

Kota Shivaram Karanth
Kota Shivaram Karanth (October 10, 1902 - December 9, 1997) born in udupi- Mangalore. he was a major Kannada writer, social activist, environmentalist, Yakshagana artist, movie maker and thinker.

He was described as the "finest novelist-activist of modern India" by Ramachandra Guha. He was the third person among seven recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour conferred in India. He was conferred Padma Bhushan by Government of India which later he returned in protest against the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi.

Kadri Gopalnath
Kadri Gopalnath is an Indian saxophonist and one of the pioneers of Carnatic music on the saxophone. born in (1950) Kadri ,Mangalore Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka.

Gopalnath learnt the instrument under Gopalkrishna Iyer of Kalaniketana, Mangalore. In Madras, Gopalnath came in contact with the mridangist T.V. Gopalkrishnan who identified the youngster's potential and tutored him. His maiden performance was for the Chembai Memorial Trust. 1980 Bombay jazz festival was a turning point for Gopalnath. John Handy, a jazz musician from California was present at the festival. Hearing Gopalnath play, Handy asked if he could go on stage and perform alongside with him. So well did the two mesh, Handy in the jazz style and Gopalnath in the Carnatic style, that it became an instant hit with the audience.

Gopalnath has participated in the Jazz Festival in Prague, Berlin Jazz Festival, International Cervantino Festival in Mexico, Music Hall Festival in Paris, the BBC Promenade concert in 1994 at London and has toured all over the world. He has cut many albums and has recorded a number of cassettes and CDs. Together with jazz flutist James Newton he recorded Southern Brothers. His production called 'East-West' is an audio-video presentation that, as the title suggests, is a fusion of Western and Indian music. This album took 6 months to produce and has compositions from Saint Tyagaraja, Beethoven and the likes. Film director K. Balachandar used Gopalnath's services in his Tamil film Duet. Titles and honors have come his way, the most cherished being the Asthana Vidwan of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and the Shringerei Sharada Peetam. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004.

Muthappa Rai
Muthappa Rai was an Underworld Don born in Puttur, near Mangalore in Dakshina Kannada district. Karnataka. Early on, as a Congress worker he was involved in a knife attack to protect his friend who was contesting a local level election. He was a clerk in Vijaya Bank (Nationalised bank)in Puttur. He later opted for a transfer to Mumbai and married his friend a girl from Coorg against his family wishes. It is said that in Bombay he got introduced to various underworld people and their "Gun Culture".

Now with a new avatar, as crusader for Kannada culture and tradition, Muthappa Rai announced the launch of his apolitical outfit 'Jai Karnataka' in Bangalore, which is doing a lot of social service.

Durga Shetty
Durga Shetty- south Indian & Kannada Film Star From Mangalore.

Shubha Punja
Belle Shubha Punja- Raising south Indian Film Star from Mangalore... She is already known in Tamil and Kannada Film Industry.

Shubha Punja- a Mangalorean studied in Bishop Cotton School in Bangalore, first appeared in Machi, the Tamil film opposite Dushyanth, grandson of Late 'Sivaji' Ganesan. She was Miss Chennai 2003. She began to appear in jewellery ads.

Neetha Born in Mangalore. her father Manjunath is an agriculturist and mom Mohini works in Syndicate Bank. she studied in Mangalore and Bangalore.

Neetha is already a known name in Kannada film industry having acted in films like -Yahoo, Govinda Gopala, Beru, Joke Falls, Esha, Poojari, Galipata(2008 Release). she also acted Tulu film ' Koti Chennaiah'.

Now, she is ready to take on other languages films to get more experience. She has made her foray into Malayalam films with 'Photographer'.

Prakash Rai
Prakash Rai also known as Prakash Raj was born and brought up in Mangalore (1965) in south Karnataka, His mother tongue is Tulu. Prakash Rai began his acting career with Kannada DoorDarshan serials like Bisilu Kudure and Guddada Bhootha. He is an actor and producer in Telugu and Tamil film industries. Now he has shifted his base to Chennai due to numerous offers from Telugu and Tamil films.

He has acted in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films. His original name 'Prakash Rai' in Kannada screen was rechristened to 'Prakash Raj' by K. Balachander for Prakash Rai's debut movie 'Duet'. He is considered to be one of the most natural actors in the film industry, and has a good reputation for his acting skills. He is also the highest paid villain in Indian cinema.

Rohan Salian
Rohan Salian- Mangalorean Born Rohan is a Tamil Actor - Multi-millionaire dealing in petroleum, C&F storage for oils, land development, farming and with an abiding interest in arts and culture.

With a degree in Journalism from Mangalore and the blessings of his mother, Rohan landed in the seemingly unknown territory of Chennai. A sharp brain as a perfect back-up to his handsome frame helped in plumping for Muralikrishna. His Father was a Producer of Kannada films. Rohan Salian acted in famous tamil Films like Chola , Thirudiya Edayathai. Rohan's debut film Thirudiya Edayathai, produced by his mother Is it the sentimental factor going for a title starting with the 'T' letter word, going by the success of films like Thirudha Thirudhi and Thirupachi.

Other notable People related to Mangalore are Karnad Sadashiv Rao, U. Srinivas Mallya, V. S. Kudva, M. Veerappa Moily, Margaret Alva, Janardhan Poojari P. Dayananda Pai, M. R. Pai, T. V. R. Shenoy, U. Ramadas Kamath, Viren Rasquinha, U.R.Rao B.V. Seetaram, Prakash Padukone, Sheethal Malhar Prakash Bhandary, Ananth nag, Shankar Nag Shivaram Karanth, Girish Karnad, Suresh Kalmadi Ashish Ballal, Ananth Murthy, P.Gururaj Bhat Ram Shetty, Kashinath, Suresh Shetty, Vittal Mallya, Harish Bijoor, Gopalkrishna Adiga Govind Pai, Ganesh Hegde, Veerendra Heggade Naren Koduvattat, Abhijith D'Souza.

Film Actors/Actresses from Karnataka

AAshok, Skanda Ashok, K. S. Ashwath, Aamani, Ohanna Shivanand, Niveditha Arjun
BBalakrishna, Balaraj, Ramesh Bhat, Vaijanath Biradar, Pandari Bai, Aruna Balraj, Ramya Barna, Sudha Belawadi, Hema Bellur, Sangeetha Bhat, Bhavana, Daisy Bopanna, Madhuri Braganza
CChi. Guru Dutt, Lakshmi Chandrashekar, Chandrika, Nirmala Chennappa, Radhika Narayan, Leela Chitnis
DDarshan, H. G. Dattatreya, Mimicry Dayanand, Dhananjay, Dinesh, Dingri Nagaraj, Doddanna, Dwarakish, Rekha Das, Bianca Desai, Advani Lakshmi Devi, M. N. Lakshmi Devi
GSawai Gandharva, Dheerendra Gopal, Kumar Govind, Ravishankar Gowda, Jayshree Gadkar, Meghana Gaonkar, Sihi Kahi Geetha
HSuresh Heblikar, Master Hirannaiah, Harini, Hariprriya, Hariprriya filmography, Hemashree, Samyukta Hornad
JJai Jagadish, Aniruddha Jatkar, Jayamala, Pramila Joshai
KSanketh Kashi, Vijay Kashi, Kashinath , Keerthiraj, Komal , Honnavalli Krishna, Hunsur Krishnamurthy, Musuri Krishnamurthy, Atul Kulkarni, Kalpana, Amirbai Karnataki, Ananya Kasaravalli, Vaishali Kasaravalli, Padma Kumta
LMysore Lokesh, Maadhavi Latha, Raai Laxmi, Chindodi Leela, Girija Lokesh, Pooja Lokesh
MMichael Madhu, Mandeep Roy, K. Manju, V. Manohar, Srinivasa Murthy, Manjula, Vidya Murthy, Renukamma Murugodu, Mynavathi
NShankar Nag, Kunigal Nagabhushan, Tabla Nani, Narasimharaju , Enagi Nataraj, Negro Johnny, Sathish Ninasam, Nishan, Suman Nagarkar, Sudha Narasimharaju, Bhargavi Narayan, Nivedhitha
PNaveen D. Padil, Prabhakar (Telugu actor), Tiger Prabhakar, Amitash Pradhan, Shakti Prasad, Suchendra Prasad, Prathap , Prithviraj, Sanchita Padukone, Harshika Poonacha, Hema Prabhath, Aditi Prabhudeva, Bhavani Prakash, Roshni Prakash, Tejaswini Prakash, Vinaya Prasad
RA. T. Raghu, Rangayana Raghu, Charan Raj, Sundar Raj, Raja Shankar, Rajanand, Raju Talikote, Bala Rajwadi, Ramakrishna , Mandya Ramesh, Adya Rangacharya, G. K. Govinda Rao, M. V. Vasudeva Rao, M. V. Rajamma, R.T. Rama, Bhavana Rao, Padmaja Rao, Ranya Rao, Sushma K. Rao, Rashmi, Kruttika Ravindra
SAnoop Sagar, Arun Sagar, Sampath , Sathyajith , Shani Mahadevappa, Dayanand Shetty, Pramod Shetty, Rishab Shetty, Suniel Shetty, Shivaram, Shobaraj , Siddhanth, C. R. Simha, Joe Simon (film director), Srinivas Prabhu, Subbaiah Naidu, R. N. Sudarshan, Sudheer , Sundar Krishna Urs, Sunil, Deepa Sannidhi, Sathyabhama, Shruti, Sangeetha Sringeri, Shwetha Srivatsav, Nidhi Subbaiah, Subiksha
TK. N. Taylor, Mithun Tejasvi
UPooja Umashankar, Umashree
VGubbi Veeranna, Vanishree, Padma Vasanthi