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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 M. Night Shyamalan, Hollywood filmmaker. 10805
2 A. R. Rahman, for Academy Award for Best Original Score - 2009. 10314
3 S. Shankar (born 1963) 8265
4 Kamal Haasan - One of the leading method actors in India. 7402
5 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 5119
6 Trisha Krishnan 4543
7 Rekha 3393
8 Vidya Balan 2874
9 Aziz Ansari 2849
10 Tamil people 2708
11 Mindy Kaling, actor in NBC sitcom The Office. 2625
12 Mani Ratnam (born 1956) Multi National Film Award winner. 2436
13 Hema Malini 2282
14 Yuvan Shankar Raja (born 1979), Composer 2242
15 Admiral Oscar Stanley Dawson, 12th Chief of the Naval Staff (March 1, 1982–November 30, 1984). 2081
16 Ilaiyaraaja (born 1943), Composer, Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction (1984, 1986 & 1989) 2019
17 C. V. Raman, for Physics - 1930. 1970
18 Viswanathan Anand, World Chess Champion and the first Indian to earn the title of Grandmaster. 1740
19 Harris Jayaraj (born 1975), Composer 1659
20 Mahesh Bhupathi, International Tennis player. 1584
21 Shruti Haasan, western singer, daughter of Tamil actor Kamal Haasan 1528
22 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, for chemistry - 2009. 1469
23 R. K. Narayan, Sahitya Akademi. 1434
24 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, for Physics - 1983. 1391
25 Esha Deol 1341
26 Raja, Member of the Indian Hockey team. 1227
27 Sendhil Ramamurthy, actor in NBC drama Heroes. 1120
28 G.Raja, Carrom Champion. 1093
29 Meenakshi Seshadri 1025
30 Sujatha Rangarajan (born 1935), contemporary Tamil & film screenplay writer. 989
31 Jay Chandrasekhar, Hollywood actor, comedian, writer, and film director. 960
32 Shankar Mahadevan, Singer, Composer 953
33 Muttiah Muralitharan (born 1972), Highest Wicket taker in the Sri Lankan Cricket Team. 941
34 Hariharan (singer), Singer 914
35 K. Balachander (born 1930), Winner, National Film Award for Best Screenplay (1982) 798
36 Ramana Maharshi (1879–1950). 770
37 C. Rajagopalachari (1878–1972), Only Indian Governor General of India (1948 - January 26, 1950), writer & statesman. 712
38 Selvaraghavan 681
39 Periyar E. V. Ramasamy - Self-Respect Movement. 675
40 M. S. Subbulakshmi 668
41 K. Kamaraj, Freedom Fighter, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, All India Congress President 643
42 A. R. Murugadoss 592
43 Bala 548
44 Ramanuja (1017–1137), Philosopher and one of the most important saint of Vaishnavism. 528
45 Air Chief Marshal Srinivasapuram Krishna Swamy (born 1943), 19th Chief of Air Staff (December 31, 2001–December 31, 2004). 521
46 M. S. Swaminathan ia a great agricultural scientist who is also the known as being the father of the Green Revolution in India. 515
47 Vairamuthu (born 1953), Poet, Film lyricist & Winner, National Film Award for Best Lyrics (1986), (1993), (1995), (2000) & (2003). 499
48 Raghuram Rajan, Ex-Chief Economist, IMF. 488
49 Karun Chandhok,Formula 1 driver. 480
50 Bharathiraja (born 1941), Winner, National Film Award for Best Screenplay (2001) 454
51 Cheran 445
52 Xavier Naidoo, German singer/songwriter and founder of Söhne Mannheims. 436
53 Navanethem Pillay - High Commissioner for Human Rights. 423
54 Sivananda Saraswati (1887–1963), A well known proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. 421
55 Balu Mahendra (born 1946) Director, Cinematographer & Winner, National Film Award for Best Cinematography (1978) & (1983) 390
56 Dhanraj Pillay (born 1968), ex-Indian Hockey Captain, Arjuna Award winner (1995) and also winner of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (1999–2000). 326
57 Nasser Hussain (born 28 March 1968, Madras, India) a former Essex and England cricketer , Test captain. 321
58 R. K. Laxman, for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts - 1984. 306
59 Arjun Appadurai, Contemporary Social theorist, Educator & Founder of the School of International Relations, JNU, New Delhi. 300
60 Vijay Amritraj, International Tennis Champion & Actor 299
61 Kannadasan (1927–1981), Popularly called as Kavi Arasu Poet, Film lyricist & Winner, National Film Award for Best Lyrics (1969). 287
62 Narain Karthikeyan, Coimbatore, India's first Formula 1 driver. 262
63 S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviation - 2007. 257
64 Ashok Amritraj, International Tennis player. 243
65 V. T. Sambanthan, One of the three founding fathers of Malaysia. 231
66 Ameer Sultan, director & National Film Awards for Best Film - Paruthiveeran (2007) 221
67 Karthik Raja, Composer 218
68 Bombay Jayashri 203
69 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,is a spiritual and humanitarian leader. 202
70 Aruna Roy, for Community Leadership - 2000. 197
71 Vikash Dhorasoo is a French professional football midfielder, who is currently without a club after being sacked from French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. He has scored one goal in eighteen matches for the French national team, and he represented his country at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. 196
72 Nirupama Vaidyanathan, International Tennis player from Coimbatore. 190
73 Deva (music director), Composer 175
74 K. V. Mahadevan, Composer Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction (1968 & 1980) 173
75 Vaali, Film lyricist. 166
76 Mylswamy Annadurai (born 1958), Project Director of ISRO's Chandrayaan-1. 163
77 Bharathidasan (1891–1964), Tamil Poet & Rationalist. 162
78 C. P. Ramanujam (1938–1974), worked on number theory and algebraic geometry. 154
79 Gangai Amaran, Composer 153
80 Kambar, Author of Kamba Ramayanam. 152
81 Kalki Krishnamurthy (1899–1954), Freedom fighter, novelist and journalist. 138
82 Venkatraman Radhakrishnan (born 1929) is an internationally renowned Space Scientist and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 131
83 M. L. Vasanthakumari 130
84 Kamahl (Kandiah Kamalesvaran), Australian cabaret/easy listening singer. 129
85 Sebastian Seeman 128
86 Tharini Mudaliar, Australian singer and violinist. 126
87 Vasanth 121
88 Anita Ratnam 119
89 Aruna Sairam 117
90 J. Mahendran 117
91 R. K. Selvamani 116
92 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Bharatanatyam dancer & fonder of Kalakshetra. 111
93 Vikraman 111
94 C. Rangarajan for Literature & Education 2002. 110
95 Yogi B (Yogeswaran Veerasingam), Malaysian hiphop artist, founder of Poetic Ammo 108
96 Lakshmi Sahgal for Public Affairs 1988. 106
97 Yogiraj Shri Vethathiri Maharishi, Founder of The World Community Service Center, an organisation striving for World peace from 1911 and propagator of the famous blessing phrase of "Vaazgha Vaiyagam Vaazgha Valamudan" (வாழ்க வையகம் வாழ்க வளமுடன்) roughly translated as 'Be Blessed by the Divine'. 104
98 James Appathurai - Spokesperson for NATO. 103
99 Puli Thevar, Polygar chieftain who fought against first and win over British East India Company in the 1750s and 1767s. 99
100 Jacintha Abisheganaden, Singaporean singer. 99
101 The Maruthu Pandiyar brothers Periya Marudhu and Chinna Marudhu who fought the British in the First and Second Polygar Wars. 97
102 A. Bhimsingh 97
103 R. Chidambaram, Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister of India & ex-Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission. 95
104 Sendhil Mullainathan, Co-founder of Ideas-42 93
105 Angidi Veeriah Chettiar, Acting President of Mauritius (Feb 15, 2002 - Feb 18, 2002). 92
106 List of people from Tamil Nadu 92
107 Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu - Former Chairman of UMS and Scientist 91
108 Dheeran Chinnamalai (1756–1805), Polygar chieftain and feudatory of Tipu Sultan who fought the British in the Second Polygar War. 90
109 Prakash Amritraj, International Tennis player. 89
110 Jayakanthan, Jnanpith Award, (2002). 88
111 D. K. Pattammal 87
112 Ramesh Krishnan, International Tennis player. 87
113 Sandilyan, Novelist. 87
114 Raja Ramanna, Former Chairman of Dept. of Atomic Energy and presided over India's first nuclear test in 1974. 85
115 Venu Srinivasan - The Chairman of the TVS Motor Company. 83
116 Sankar Ganesh, Composer 81
117 Padma Subramanyam, Bharatanatyam dancer. 77
118 Dr K. Kasturirangan, Former Chairman of ISRO and present director of National institute of advanced studies (NIAS). 76
119 T. M. Krishna 75
120 Balasaraswati, Bharatanatyam dancer. 74
121 Madhu Sudan (born 1966), Computer scientist, professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. 71
122 K. B. Sundarambal, Actress/Singer. 71
123 Dayananda Saraswati, Founder of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. 68
124 Anand Amritraj, International Tennis player. 66
125 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 65
126 D. G. S. Dhinakaran, prominent Christian Evangelist and founder of Jesus Calls Ministries. 64
127 Ramanathan Krishnan, International Tennis player. 63
128 Rudra, Singaporean Death metal band. 60
129 Akilan, Jnanpith Award, (1975). 59
130 B. Lenin, Winner, National Film Award for Best Directing (2002) 57
131 G. Subramania Iyer (1855–1916), Freedom fighter and founder of "The Hindu" English newspaper. 57
132 Shyam Selvadurai, Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist (Sri Lankan Tamil father, Sri Lankan Sinhalese mother) 56
133 Maraimalai Adigal, Tamil scholar & Activist. 55
134 C. V. Sridhar 54
135 Arumuka Navalar (1822–1879), Pioneer of Tamil Prose & Champion of Hinduism from Jaffna, Sri Lanka. 53
136 U. V. Swaminatha Iyer (1855–1942), Pioneer of Tamil Popularly known as Tamil Thaatha. 51
137 Arunagirinathar, Author of Thiruppugazh. 51
138 Moksha, Heavy metal band from Chennai. 49
139 Vanchinathan (1886–1911), Patriot who killed General Ash and committed suicide at Maniyachi. 49
140 Nammalvar, Author of Tiruvaymozhi & One of the Alwars. 49
141 Edwin Thumboo (born 1933), Singaporean writer (Tamil father, Teochew Chinese mother) 48
142 Sanjay Subrahmanyan 47
143 General Paramasiva Prabhakar Kumaramangalam (1913–2000), 7th Chief of Army Staff (June 7, 1966–June 7, 1969). 47
144 Ashoka Mitran (born 1931), Novelist & Short story Writer. 46
145 Ganapathi Thanikaimoni, Palynologist, French Institute of Pondicherry, awarded the Fyson Prize in Natural Science. 46
146 Govindappa Venkataswamy, Founder of Aravind Eye Hospital 46
147 Pudhumaipithan (1906–1948), Tamil Fiction Writer known for his Modern outlook and Progressive thinking. 45
148 Bharathwaj, Composer 44
149 Alarmel Valli, Bharatanatyam dancer. 43
150 A. P. Nagarajan 43
151 Sirkazhi Govindarajan, Vocalist and Carnatic Music exponent. 42
152 Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar, last Dewan of Mysore state. 41
153 V. Kalyanasundaram (1883–1953), Scholar and independence fighter 40
154 Sekkizhar, Author of Periapuranam. 40
155 Tiruppur Kumaran, independence fighter 40
156 Adam Sinclair, Member of the Indian Hockey team at the 2004 Athens Olympics. 39
157 Yogaswami (1872–1964), A Great Spiritual Leader from Jaffna, Sri Lanka. 39
158 Veerasamy Ringadoo (1920–2000), was Governor-General & President of Mauritius . 38
159 R. K. Shanmukham Chetty, Dewan of Cochin from 1931 to 1945. 37
160 Janaky Athi Nahappan 37
161 Veena Dhanammal 37
162 Illango Adigal, Saint Poet & Author of Silappathikaram. 36
163 A. Maria Irudayam, World Carrom Champion & Arjuna Award winner for Carrom (1996). 36
164 Arogyaswami Paulraj (born 1944) Wireless Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. A pioneer of wireless smart antenna technology and also credited to be the father of Indian military sonar technology during his earlier career in India. 36
165 Hari Balakrishnan, Computer scientist, professor of EE and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Also the most cited author of indian origin, in the world. 36

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