42 Notable alumni of
Bangalore University

Bangalore University is 1095th in the world, 237th in Asia, and 25th in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 42 notable alumni from Bangalore University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Anushka Sharma

    Anushka Sharma
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    fashion modelfilm producerfilm actor
    Biography

    Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and film producer who works in Hindi films. She has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award. One of the highest-paid actresses in India, she has appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 since 2012 and was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018.

  2. C. Rajagopalachari

    C. Rajagopalachari
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1878-1972 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    writerpoliticiantranslatorlawyerpeace activist
    Biography

    Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji or C.R., also known as Mootharignar Rajaji (Rajaji, the Scholar Emeritus), was an Indian statesman, writer, lawyer, and independence activist. Rajagopalachari was the last Governor-General of India, as India became a republic in 1950. He was also the first Indian-born governor-general, as all previous holders of the post were British nationals. He also served as leader of the Indian National Congress, Premier of the Madras Presidency, Governor of West Bengal, Minister for Home Affairs of the Indian Union and Chief Minister of Madras state. Rajagopalachari founded the Swatantra Party and was one of the first recipients of India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. He vehemently opposed the use of nuclear weapons and was a proponent of world peace and disarmament. During his lifetime, he also acquired the nickname 'Mango of Salem'.

  3. Prakash Padukone

    Prakash Padukone
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    badminton player
    Biography

    Prakash Padukone is a former Indian badminton player. He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980; the same year he became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships. He was awarded the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982 by the Government of India. He is one of the co-founders of Olympic Gold Quest, a foundation dedicated to the promotion of Olympic sports in India.

  4. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Bangalore University
    Graduated with Master of Science in zoology
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusiness executivebrewmaster
    Biography

    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. She is the executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India and the former chairperson of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry. She is on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. In 2019, she was listed as the 68th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She was named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020. She is married to John Shaw.

  5. Malavika Avinash

    Malavika Avinash
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    television actoractortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Malavika Avinash is an Indian spokesperson, actress, television personality and politician who is the current State spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party of Karnataka. She is known for her work in Kannada and Tamil films. She hosted Baduku Jataka Bandi, a television show that aired on Zee Kannada. She is a part of the ensemble cast in the highest grossing Kannada movie - K.G.F: Chapter 1.

  6. Sajjan Jindal

    Sajjan Jindal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    chairperson
    Biography

    Sajjan Jindal is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the chairman and managing director of JSW Group of companies diversified in steel, mining, energy, sports, infrastructure and software business. JSW Steel is India's largest private steel producer. JSW Steel has formed a strategic tie-up with the world's sixth-largest and Japan's second-largest steel producer JFE Steel. JSW Steel is also pursuing an ambitious expansion plan. He is also the immediate ex-President of the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

  7. Nicole Faria

    Nicole Faria
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantactormodel
    Biography

    Nicole Estelle Faria is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss Earth 2010 pageant. She is the brand ambassador for various brands including Clean & Clear, a line of dermatology products owned by Johnson & Johnson and was the international brand ambassador for Swiss luxury wristwatches Frédérique Constant. She was featured on international fashion and lifestyle magazine covers, like Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, JFW, Man's World Magazine and appeared on the Kingfisher Calendar in 2014. She has made significant contribution in spreading awareness about the detrimental effect of pollution on Rabindra Sarobar Lakes in Kolkata, West Bengal.

  8. Sajeeb Wazed

    Sajeeb Wazed
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, also known as Sajeeb Wazed Joy (Bengali: সজীব ওয়াজেদ জয়), is a Bangladeshi businessman and politician. He is a member of the Awami League and serves as Advisor to the Government of Bangladesh on Information and Communication Technology.

  9. Renuka Chowdhury

    Renuka Chowdhury
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Renuka Chowdhury is an Indian politician and a member of the Indian National Congress, she represented the political party in the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh. She has also served as the Union minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Women and Child Development and Tourism in the Government of India.

  10. A. S. Kiran Kumar

    A. S. Kiran Kumar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    aerospace engineer
    Biography

    Aluru Seelin Kiran Kumar is an Indian space scientist and former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, having assumed office on 14 January 2015. He is credited with the development of key scientific instruments aboard the Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan space crafts. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of science and technology. Kiran Kumar previously served as Director of Ahmedabad Space Applications Centre.

  11. Anaitha Nair

    Anaitha Nair
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Anaitha Nair is an Indian film and theatre actress and singer, best known for playing the role of Aliya Bose, a member of the Indian women's national hockey team, in the sports-oriented film Chak De India (2007), starring Shahrukh Khan.

  12. Nirupama Rao

    Nirupama Rao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    writerpoetdiplomat
    Biography

    Nirupama Menon Rao is a retired civil servant of 1973 batch Indian Foreign Service cadre who served as India's Foreign Secretary from 2009 to 2011, as well as being India's Ambassador to the United States, China and Sri Lanka (High Commissioner) during her career.

  13. T.V. Mohandas Pai

    T.V. Mohandas Pai
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    chartered accountant
    Biography

    T. V. Mohandas Pai is a Padma Shri Awardee and current Chairman of Manipal Global Education. He was a former director of Infosys, and Head – Administration, Education and Research, Financial, Human Resources of Infosys Leadership Institute.

  14. Manouchehr Mottaki

    Manouchehr Mottaki
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Manouchehr Mottaki is an Iranian politician and diplomat. He was the Iranian minister of foreign affairs. Whilst technically appointed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he is considered to be closer to more pragmatic conservative factions and during the 2005 presidential election, he was the campaign manager of Ali Larijani, the conservative candidate. He was also a presidential candidate in the 2013 presidential election, but withdrew before the polling began. It was rumored that his nomination was rejected by Guardian Council, which he denied.

  15. Siddalingaiah

    Siddalingaiah
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Siddalingaiah, was an Indian poet, playwright, and Dalit activist, writing in the Kannada language. He is credited with starting the Dalit-Bandaya movement in Kannada and with starting the genre of Dalit writing. He is one of the founders of the Dalita Sangharsh Samiti along with B. Krishnappa.

  16. Baraguru Ramachandrappa

    Baraguru Ramachandrappa
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    screenwriterpoetfilm director
    Biography

    Baraguru Ramachandrappa is an Indian essayist, lyricist, screenwriter, film director, socialist, writer, novelist, predominantly works in Kannada language and President of the Textbook Revision Committee, in Karnataka Text Books Society (KTBS) from May 2015. In 2008, he was given an honorary doctorate by the Kuvempu University and Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, Karnataka.

  17. C. Aswath

    C. Aswath
    Years
    1939-2009 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    singercomposer
    Biography

    Channarayapatna Ashwath was an Indian music composer and exponent of Bhavageete ("expressive poetry") in the Kannada language. He was also a singer, and sang many of his own compositions. He was credited with singing Bhavageete songs and making sure that they reached the common man.

  18. Aishwarya Nag

    Aishwarya Nag
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Aishwarya Nag is an Indian actress and model, who has appeared in South Indian films, primarily in Kannada cinema. After her modelling, she made her acting debut in the film Neene Neene. She rose to fame by acting in the Kannada film Jolly Days (2009) and Kal Manja (2010).

  19. Rajeev Gowda

    Rajeev Gowda
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    M. V. Rajeev Gowda is an Indian politician and academician. He is a former member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha and a national spokesperson for the Indian National Congress. He also currently serves as Chairman of the "Congress Research Department" He was Professor of Economics and Social Sciences and the Chairperson of the Centre for Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and taught a range of courses. He served as the Director of the Central Board, Reserve Bank of India. He is currently the Advisor for Bridge India, a progressive non-profit think tank set up In London in 2018.

  20. Kumble R. Subbaswamy

    Kumble R. Subbaswamy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Kumble R. Subbaswamy is the 11th and current chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He formerly served as the provost of University of Kentucky.

  21. Deepa Kumar

    Deepa Kumar
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    Middle Eastern studies
    Biography

    Deepa Kumar is an Indian American scholar and activist. She is a professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University. Kumar has been referred to by the Media Education Foundation as “one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Islamophobia" and by the New York Times as "a world-renowned scholar of Islamophobia and race." She is a leader in the Rutgers faculty union, the AAUP-AFT. When she was president, the union fought for gender and race equity, and in 2019 won a contract that AFT president, Randi Weingarten, said “will inspire higher education professionals across country to fight and win their own battles to improve their lives – and the lives of others – in the streets and at the bargaining table.”

  22. Nape Nnauye

    Nape Nnauye
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nape Moses Nnauye is a Tanzanian politician presently serving as the Chama Cha Mapinduzi's Member of Parliament and for Mtama constituency since November 2015.

  23. Katepalli R. Sreenivasan

    Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Bangalore University
    In 1968 graduated with Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    engineerresearcherphysicist
    Biography

    Katepalli Raju Sreenivasan is an aerospace scientist, fluid dynamicist and applied physicist whose research includes physics and applied mathematics. He studies turbulence, nonlinear and statistical physics, astrophysical fluid mechanics, and cryogenic helium. He was the dean of engineering and executive vice provost for science and technology of New York University. Sreenivasan is also the Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and a professor of physics and mathematics professor at the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

  24. Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana Rao

    Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana Rao
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    researcherbiochemist
    Biography

    Manchanahalli Rangaswamy Satyanarayana Rao known by the abbreviation M. R. S. Rao, is an Indian scientist, born on 21 January 1948 at Mysore, India. He has been awarded the fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri in Science and Engineering category by the Government of India. He was the President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bangalore, India (2003-2013).

  25. Pushpamala N

    Pushpamala N
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    painterphotographer
    Biography

    Pushpamala N. is a photo and visual artist based in Bangalore, India.

  26. Smita Bellur

    Smita Bellur
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Smita Rao Bellur is a Hindustani classical vocalist and Sufi singer.

  27. K. Chidananda Gowda

    K. Chidananda Gowda
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    K. Chidananda Gowda is an Indian academic who served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Kuvempu University, which is located in the state of Karnataka, India. He is also the son-in-law of the Kannada Poet, Kuvempu, after whom the Kuvempu University is named. He has published many papers, mainly in the field of pattern recognition.

  28. Karma Paljor

    Karma Paljor
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Karma Paljor is an Indian journalist and television news anchor. His career as a media professional began in 2001 and since then he's been associated with some famous news channel and last channel he was with is CNN-News18. He has received several awards for his role as a reporter and for his coverage of natural disasters since then.He co-founded Atvi Infotainment, a content creation company in 2018. The business verticals include EastMojo.com and Atvi Studios.

  29. K. V. Narayana

    K. V. Narayana
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Kampalapura Veeranna Narayana, also known as KVN, is an Indian linguist, professor of Kannada language and literature, and a literary critic. He is currently the Chairman of the Kuvempu Bhasha Bharathi Pradikara, Government of Karnataka. He hails from Piriyapattana in Mysore district. During his time as a professor in Bangalore University, he initiated investigations into Kannada language and culture from the root level. He served as the registrar of Hampi Kannada University. His major areas of interest are Kannada language, literature, teaching and science.

  30. Geeta Rao Gupta

    Geeta Rao Gupta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    Geeta Rao Gupta is a leader on gender, women's issues, and HIV/AIDS who has been serving as executive director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women and senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation since 2017. She is frequently consulted on issues related to AIDS prevention and women's vulnerability to HIV and is an advocate for women's economic and social empowerment to fight disease, poverty and hunger.

  31. Sumatheendra R Nadig

    Sumatheendra R Nadig
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-2018 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Sumathendra Raghavendra Nadig was an Indian professor and writer in Kannada. Nadig came upon the literary scene as a prominent modern poet in the 1960s. He was a close associate of Gopalakrishna Adiga, the leader of the modernist movement.

  32. Sundaraja Sitharama Iyengar

    Sundaraja Sitharama Iyengar
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Professor Sundaraja Sitharama Iyengar is a computer scientist and the Distinguished University Professor, Ryder Professor and Director of Computer Science at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA. He also founded and directs the Robotics Research Laboratory at Louisiana State University (LSU). He has been a Visiting Professor or Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Naval Research Laboratory, and has been awarded the Satish Dhawan Visiting Chaired Professorship at the Indian Institute of Science, the Homi Bhaba Visiting Chaired Professor (IGCAR), and a professorship at the University of Paris (Sorbonne).

  33. K Y Narayanaswamy

    K Y Narayanaswamy
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    playwrightcriticwritererudite personpoet
    Biography

    Kuppur Yalappa Narayanaswamy, also known as KYN, is a popular Kannada poet, scholar, critic, and playwright. He is currently a Kannada professor in the Maharani Cluster University, Bangalore. He is the author of many popular Kannada plays including Kalavu, Anabhigna Shakuntala, Chakraratna, Huliseere, and Vinura Vema. He has also translated Kuvempu’s Shudra Tapaswi into Telugu. He is credited with adapting Kuvempu’s magnum opus Malegalalli madumagalu into a 9-hour play. He has also written the screenplay for the films Kalavu and Suryakaanti.

  34. Vasudevan Srinivas

    Vasudevan Srinivas
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    university teachermathematician
    Biography

    Vasudevan Srinivas is an Indian mathematician who specialises in algebraic geometry. He is a Senior Professor in the School of Mathematics of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.

  35. Karanam Pavan Prasad

    Karanam Pavan Prasad
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Karanam Pavan Prasad is an Indian author, artist and playwright in Kannada language. He gained notability with his first novel Karma (ಕರ್ಮ). His second novel was Nunni.

  36. Deepa Sashindran

    Deepa Sashindran
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    choreographer
    Biography

    Deepa Sashindran is an Indian artist and a disciple of the Kuchipudi expert Smt. Manju Bhargavi. She is a performing artist, teacher of the Indian classical dance form Kuchipudi, choreographer, art curator, entrepreneur, and the founder of Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation Trust Bangalore.

  37. Renuka Kesaramadu

    Renuka Kesaramadu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainter
    Biography

    Renuka Kesaramadu is a contemporary painter and sculptor from India. She is best known internationally through her collaborative art exhibitions and participations in workshops in Europe. She has also curated a few international art symposia and exhibitions in India.

  38. Kengal Shreepada Renu

    Kengal Shreepada Renu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    Kengal Shreepada Renu is an Indian politician. He is the grandson of Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the most revered politician in Karnataka, who was the 2nd Chief Minister of the State, and, who built the State Legislature called Vidhana Soudha. He is also a former Ranji cricketer representing the State of Karnataka, and an accomplished golfer having won more than 50 club and amateur tournaments.

  39. Kaleem Shah

    Kaleem Shah
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Kaleem Shah is an American entrepreneur, computer engineer and owner of Thoroughbred race horses. He is known for founding the IT and telecommunications consulting firm CALNET. Born in India, educated in India and the United States, he became a U.S. citizen in the early 1990s. He is the son of Indian horse trainer Majeed Shah.

  40. Wolfgang Messner

    Wolfgang Messner
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Wolfgang Messner is Clinical Professor of International Business at the Darla Moore School of Business (University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC). Prior to coming to the University of South Carolina in August 2016, he was Professor of International Management at the MYRA School of Business in Mysore (India), and Director of GloBus Research.

  41. Hosahalli Ramaswamy

    Hosahalli Ramaswamy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    food scientist
    Biography

    Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy, also popularly known as Swamy, is a Canadian food scientist of Indian origin, Professor of Food Science at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and a visiting professor at Zhejiang University, China and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Currently, he is the President of Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. He is also the editor of the Journal of Food Engineering.

  42. Avelin Mary

    Avelin Mary
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    marine biologist
    Biography

    Avelin Mary is a marine biologist and a Roman Catholic nun belonging to the Congregation of the Mother of Sorrows, Servants of Mary. She is a Director of Sacred Heart Marine Research Center, Tuticorin.