26 Notable alumni of
Manipal Academy of Higher Education

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The Manipal Academy of Higher Education is 1266th in the world, 275th in Asia, and 31st in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 26 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. Satya Nadella

    Satya Nadella
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    international forum participantengineercomputer scientistmanagerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian-American business executive. He is the executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014 as CEO and John W. Thompson in 2021 as chairman. Before becoming CEO, he was the executive vice president of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company's computing platforms.

  2. Nithya Menen

    Nithya Menen
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    actorsinger
    Biography

    Nithya Menon is an Indian actress and singer who has acted in more than 50 feature films in different languages: Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English. Nithya Menon appeared first on-screen as a child, when she was ten, in the French-Indian English film, Hanuman (1998), playing the younger sister to Tabu's character. She started her acting career at the age of 17 by appearing in a supporting role in the Kannada film 7 O' Clock, which was released in 2006. She has played leading roles in Malayalam in Aakasha Gopuram (2008), in Telugu in Ala Modalaindi (2011), in Tamil with Nootrenbadhu (2011), and in Hindi in Mission Mangal (2019).

  3. Esha Gupta

    Esha Gupta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1985-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantmodelactor
    Biography

    Esha Gupta is an Indian actress, model and the winner of the Miss India International title of 2007. She has established a career in Bollywood films.

  4. Kamala Surayya

    Kamala Surayya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1934-2009 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    short story writerwriterautobiographerpoet
    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 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, etc. Her liberal treatment of female sexuality, marked her as an iconoclast in popular culture of her generation. On 31 May 2009, aged 75, she died at Jehangir Hospital in Pune.

  5. Vikas Khanna

    Vikas Khanna
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    restaurateurcheffilm producer
    Biography

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

  6. Nag Ashwin

    Nag Ashwin
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Nag Ashwin Reddy is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu cinema. He made his directorial debut in 2015 with the coming-of-age philosophical drama film Yevade Subramanyam.

  7. Devi Shetty

    Devi Shetty
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    Devi Prasad Shetty 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 100,000 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).

  8. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor

    Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    astronautsurgeon
    Biography

    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.

  9. Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1964-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    computer scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is the incumbent Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology of India. He is also an entrepreneur, technocrat and a member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha from BJP representing Karnataka. He served as National Spokesperson of BJP and was vice-chairman of the Kerala faction of the BJP-led coalition National Democratic Alliance.

  10. Parvati Nair

    Parvati Nair
    Born in
    United Arab Emirates Flag United Arab Emirates
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    modelactor
    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 from Manipal Institute of Technology. She started modelling at the age of 15.

  11. Girish Kasaravalli

    Girish Kasaravalli
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1950-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producer
    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 with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India.

  12. T. M. A. Pai

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

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

  13. Ramdas Pai

    Ramdas Pai
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    businesspersonwriter
    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.

  14. Belle Monappa Hegde

    Belle Monappa Hegde
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1938-.. (age 85)
    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 theories of homeopathy and quantum healing.

  15. M. S. Valiathan

    M. S. Valiathan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1934-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    cardiac surgeonsurgeon
    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.

  16. Sharan Patil

    Sharan Patil
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    Sharan Shivraj Patil is an Indian philanthropist and orthopaedic surgeon.

  17. Mirza Faizan

    Mirza Faizan
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Mirza Faizan is an Indian aerospace scientist who developed the Ground Reality Information Processing System.

  18. Ramesh C. Deka

    Ramesh C. Deka
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1948-.. (age 75)
    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.

  19. Arun Shenoy

    Arun Shenoy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Arun Shenoy is a Singaporean musician and songwriter. He is best known for his Grammy Award nomination at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards for his debut full-length studio album Rumbadoodle released in 2012. "Bliss", the first song from his Indian Fusion project released as a single in 2013 was featured on a worldwide Exclusive First Look on Grammy.com. His second album A Stagey Bank Affair, released in 2016 was chosen as the Critics's Pick for Best Album of the Year by Jazziz Magazine. He was conferred the Outstanding Computing Alumni Award by the School of Computing at NUS in 2018 and is also a Distinguished Alumni of MIT, Manipal. He is the founder of record label, Narked Records. Looking back at Shenoy's music over the years, music critic Jonathan Widran has noted that Shenoy's discography may sound a bit scattered, but it's reflective of a brilliant, multi-faceted creative mind, pushed relentlessly by a restless spirit. He has stated that (band) name shifts aside, it's some of the most compelling, heartfelt and life affirming music he has heard. Shenoy has been featured by Zen Magazine in the best dressed couples list at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards red carpet arrivals in 2014; and again by Le Guide Noir at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards red carpet arrivals in 2015.

  20. Niyaz Ahmed

    Niyaz Ahmed
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    bloggermicrobiologistbiologist
    Biography

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

  21. Shriya Kishore

    Shriya Kishore
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    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.

  22. P. K. R. Warrier

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

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

  23. 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.

  24. Gayathri Prabhu

    Gayathri Prabhu
    Years
    1974-.. (age 49)
    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.

  25. Prithveesh K. Bhat

    Prithveesh K. Bhat
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1995-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    mosaicistspeedcuber
    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.

  26. Sajjad Fazel

    Sajjad Fazel
    Years
    1991-.. (age 32)
    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.