20 Notable alumni of
Manipal Academy of Higher Education

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education is 1387th in the world, 304th in Asia, and 33rd in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 20 notable alumni from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Nithya Menen

    Nithya Menen
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    singeractor
    Biography

    Nithya Menen is an Indian actress and singer who works primarily in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada films. She has acted in more than 50 films and is a recipient of several accolades, including three Filmfare Awards South and two Nandi Awards.

  2. Kamala Surayya

    Kamala Surayya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1934-2009 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    short story writerpoetautobiographerwriter
    Biography

    Kamala Surayya, popularly known by her one-time pen name Madhavikutty and married name Kamala Das, was an Indian poet in English as well as an author in Malayalam from Kerala, India. Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre (works) in English, written under the name Kamala Das, is noted for the poems and explicit autobiography. She was also a widely read columnist and wrote on diverse topics including women's issues, child care, politics among others etc.

  3. Vikas Khanna

    Vikas Khanna
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    chef
    Biography

    Vikas Khanna is an Indian chef, restaurateur, cookbook writer, filmmaker and humanitarian. He is one of the judges of Star Plus series MasterChef India. He is based in New York City.

  4. Devi Shetty

    Devi Shetty
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    Devi Prasad Shetty, MS, FRCS, is an Indian entrepreneur and cardiac surgeon who is the chairman and founder of Narayana Health, a chain of 21 medical centers in India. He has performed more than 16,000 heart operations. In 2004 he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2012, the third highest civilian award by the Government of India for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare. There is an episode about his life and work on the Netflix TV series The Surgeon's Cut (episode 4).

  5. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

    Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    surgeonastronaut
    Biography

    Dato' Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie bin Sheikh Mustapha is the first Malaysian astronaut. He launched to the International Space Station aboard Soyuz TMA-11 with the Expedition 16 crew on 10 October 2007. Sheikh Muszaphar flew under an agreement with Russia through the Angkasawan program, and returned to Earth on 21 October 2007, aboard Soyuz TMA-10 with the Expedition 15 crew members, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov.

  6. Parvati Nair

    Parvati Nair
    Born in
    United Arab Emirates Flag United Arab Emirates
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Parvati Nair is an Indian model and actress who works in the South Indian film industry. Born into a Malayali family in Abu Dhabi, she trained as a software professional while pursuing a career in modelling, before becoming an actress. During her modelling career.

  7. Girish Kasaravalli

    Girish Kasaravalli
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producerfilm director
    Biography

    Girish Kasaravalli is an Indian film director, in the Kannada cinema, and one of the pioneers of the Parallel Cinema. Known internationally for his works, Kasaravalli has garnered fourteen National Film Awards, including four Best Feature Films; Ghatashraddha (1977), Tabarana Kathe (1986), Thaayi Saheba (1997) and Dweepa (2002). In 2011, he was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India.

  8. T. M. A. Pai

    T. M. A. Pai
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1898-1979 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    banker
    Biography

    Dr. Tonse Madhava Ananth Pai, abbreviated: T. M. A. Pai,, was an Indian physician, educationist, banker and philanthropist, most well-known for building the university town of Manipal, India.

  9. Ramdas Pai

    Ramdas Pai
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Ramdas Madhava Pai is an Indian health administrator and the incumbent Chancellor at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, and chairman of the Manipal Education and Medical Group.

  10. Belle Monappa Hegde

    Belle Monappa Hegde
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    Belle Monappa Hegde is a cardiologist, professor of medicine, and author. He was the Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2010 and Padma Vibhushan in 2021. He has supported pseudoscientific theories of Homeopathy and quantum healing.

  11. M. S. Valiathan

    M. S. Valiathan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    Marthanda Varma Sankaran Valiathan is an Indian cardiac surgeon. He is a former President of the Indian National Science Academy and National Research Professor of the Government of India.

  12. Sharan Patil

    Sharan Patil
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    Sharan Shivraj Patil is an Indian philanthropist and orthopaedic surgeon.

  13. Ramesh C. Deka

    Ramesh C. Deka
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Ramesh C. Deka is an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist and the former Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, which is globally recognised as the premier medical institute of India. He is one of the pioneers of cochlear implant surgery in India and performed the country's first bilateral cochlear implantation surgery.

  14. Niyaz Ahmed

    Niyaz Ahmed
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    microbiologistbloggerbiologist
    Biography

    Niyaz Ahmed is a molecular epidemiologist, professor of microbial sciences, genomicist, and a veterinarian by training, based in Hyderabad.

  15. Shriya Kishore

    Shriya Kishore
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Shriya Kishore is an Indian beauty queen. She was crowned as Pantaloons Femina Miss India Earth 2009 in Mumbai on 5 April 2009. She became a semifinalist in Miss Earth 2009.

  16. P. K. R. Warrier

    P. K. R. Warrier
    Years
    1921-2011 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    writerautobiographersurgeon
    Biography

    P. K. Raghava Warrier FRCS was a cardiothoracic surgeon, author and social activist from Kerala, India.

  17. Karthik Nagesh

    Karthik Nagesh
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    neonatologist
    Biography

    Dr. Karthik Nagesh is a neonatologist in India. He has been practicing neonatal intensive care since 1992 at the Manipal Hospital in Bangalore. He is well known in India for his pioneering work in intensive care for sick neonates especially, Surfactant Therapy and ventilation for sick babies with respiratory distress. He is currently the Chairman of the Manipal Advanced Children's Center and Chairman and HOD of Neonatology and Neonatal ICUs at the Manipal Hospitals Group as well as an adjunct professor of paediatrics, KMC at Manipal University.

  18. Gayathri Prabhu

    Gayathri Prabhu
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Gayathri Prabhu is an Indian novelist who currently lives in Manipal, Karnataka. Her most recent work is the novella Love in Seven Easy Steps (2021), preceded by Vetaal and Vikram: Riddles of the Undead, published by HarperCollins in 2019.

  19. Prithveesh K. Bhat

    Prithveesh K. Bhat
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    speedcubermosaicist
    Biography

    Prithveesh K. Bhat or Prathvish K. Bhat is an Indian Rubik's Cube speedcuber and mosaic artist. He has set several Rubik's Cube records, including two Guinness World Records namely ′Largest Dual Sided Rubik’s Cube Mosaic′, leading a team of 20 members and ′Most contributions to a Rubik's cube mosaic′, leading a team of 293 people.

  20. Sajjad Fazel

    Sajjad Fazel
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Sajjad Sherally Fazel is a Canadian clinical pharmacist, public health researcher, and the founder of Afya Yako, Tanzania's first online health promotion initiative. Afya Yako impacted thousands of Tanzanians and inspired an online health movement in Tanzania.