List of people from Maharashtra


List of people from Maharashtra

This is a list of famous and notable people from Maharashtra, India. This would include persons who are known to a large number of people and is not based on the extent of their popularity. Neither is the list viewed from the context of the present. Their fame could be brief, what matters is that they were well-known during the peak of their popularity. This list also includes people from ethnicities other than Maharashtrians and those naturalized. For the list of notable Marathi people, see this list of people from the Marathi ethnic group.

Business and Industry

* Vikram Pandit - Citigroup CEO
* Prasad Pabrekar - Spykar Jeans
* D P Dandekar - Camlin
* K V Pendharkar - Vicco Labs
* Abasaheb Garware - Garware group
* Dr. Anand Deshpande - Founder, Chairman and MD Persistent Systems
* Rajendra Pawar - NIIT
* Vivek Ranadive - TIBCO
* Vitthal Kamat - Kamat Group of Hotels
* Deepak Ghaisas - Iflex
* Ram Bhogale - Nirlep Industries
* D S Kulkarni - DSK Group
* Ravi Pandit - KPIT Cummins
* Dr Ramesh Keskar - CEO Oerlikon India
* S L Kirloskar (Shantanurao)- Kirloskar group
* Baburaoji Parkhe - Parkhe group
* Gokhale - Tortoise Mosquito Repellant Fame
* Sameer Bodas - Disha Technologies
* Ranjit Date - Co-founder, Precision Automation and Robotics India Ltd

* Amol Hatwar - CEO, Pixelmunge
* Chandrasekhar Bhaskar Bhave SEBI Chairman
* Ameet NivsarkarNASSCOM Vice President
* Kiran KarnikFormer president of NASSCOM for 2007–08

Media

Journalists

* Rohit Viswanath- CNN Young Journalist of the Year 2006 cite web
url = http://www.hindu.com/mp/2006/12/23/stories/2006122300530300.htm
title = Awarding Talent
publisher = The Hindu
date = Saturday, December 23, 2006
] . Editorial Page writer with The Times of India.
* Dadasaheb alias Dattatraya Shankar Potnis Founder Editor of GavkariRajendra Joshi, Team, Mumbai/Aurangabad(documentary Films)

Movies & modelling

Actors

*Ajinkya Dev
*Amol Palekar
*Ankush Chaudhary
*Aravind Deshpande
*Ashok Saraf
*Atmaram Bhende
*Atul Kulkarni
*Bharat Jadhav
*Chandrakant Gokhale
*Chandrakant Mandare
*Dilip Kulkarni
*Dilip Prabhavalkar
*Girish Oak
*Kuldeep Pawar
*Laxmikant Berde
*Mahesh Kothare
*Milind Gunaji
*Mohan Gokhale
*Mohan Joshi
*Nana Patekar
*Nikhil Ratnaparkhi
*Niloo Phule
*Padarinath Kambli(Paddy)
*Pradeep Velankar
*Prashant Damle
*Raja Gosavi
*Ramesh Dev
*Ritesh Deshmukh
*Sachin Khedekar
* Sachin Pilgaonkar
*Sadashiv Amrapurkar
*Sandeep Sawant
*Sanjay Narvekar
*Dr. Shriram Lagoo
*Shreyas Talpade
*Sudhir Joshi
*Vikram Gokhale
*Vinay Apte{Nandkishore Sawant}
*Milind Soman

Actresses

*Aishwarya Narvekar
*Alka Kubal
*Aditi Govitrikar
*Archana Joglekar
*Ashwini Bhave
*Bhavana
*Durga Khote
*Deepika Padukone
*Isha Koppikar
*Jayashree
*Jayshree Gadkar
*Jayashree Talapade
*Lalita Pawar
*Leela Chitnis
*Kimi Katkar
*Madhura Velankar
*Madhuri Dixit
*Mamta Kulkarni
*Meena Kumari
*Meena Talapade
*Mrunal Deo
*Namrata Shirodkar
*Nina Kulkarni
*Nishigandha Wad
*Nivedita Joshi
*Nutan
*Padmini Kolhapure
*Pallavi Joshi
*Rajashree
*Rohini Hattangadi
*Seema Dev
*Shilpa Shirodkar
*Shobhana Samarth
*Smita Patil
*Smita Talwalkar
*Sonali Bendre
*Sonali Kulkarni
*Suhasini Joshi
*Sukanya Kulkarni
*Sulabha Deshpande
*Supriya Pathak
*Usha Chavan
*Vandana Gupte
*Vatsala Deshmukh

Male models & Mr (India/World/Universe)

* Milind Soman

Female models & Miss (India/World/Universe)

* Mehr Jessia
* Madhu Sapre
* Meher Bhasin

Music

*Sudhir Phadke, Music Director/Singer
* Zakir Hussain, Tabla maestro
* Zubin Mehta, Composer and Performer
* Mohammed Rafi (Singer)
* Sadhana Sargam (Singer)
* Lata Mangeshkar (Singer)
* Asha Bhosle (Singer)
* Shri Vasant Prabhu (Music Director)
* Shri Vasant Pawar (Music Director)
* Shri Ram Kadam (Music Director)
* Shri Shrinivas Khale (Music Director)
* Shri Ram Phatak (Music Director)
* Suman Kalyanpur (Singer)
* Padmaja Phenani (Singer)
* Manik Varma (Singer)
* Anuradha Paudwal (Singer)
* Bhimsen Joshi (Classical Singer)
* Vasantrao Deshpande (Classical Singer of Patiala Gharana)
* Bal Gandharva (Theatre)
* Deenanath Mangeshkar (Theater)
* ShankarRao Mangalwedhekar (Composer and Performer) Classical Pakhwaj maestro
* Ashutosh Phatak (Music Director)
* Avadhoot Gupte (Music Director)
* Vivek Kajarekar (Music Director)
* Rahul Vaidya (Singer)
* Ajit Kadakade (Singer)
* Suresh Wadkar (Singer}
* Ashalata Wabgaonkar (Singer)
* Shyma Chittar (Singer)
* Kesarbai Kerkar (Singer)
* Pandit Bharkarbua Bakhale (Singer)
* Sawai Gandharva (Singer)
* Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki (Singer)
* Malini Rajurkar (Singer)
* Ashwini Bhide (Singer)
* Krishna Kalle (Singer)
* Pushpa Pagadhare (Singer)
* Sulochana Chavan (Singer)
* Roshan Satarkar (Singer)
* Jayawant Kulkarni (Singer)
* Dasharath Pujari (Music Director)
* Shridhar Phadake (Music Director)
* Anand Modak (Music Director)
* Prabha Atre (Singer)
* Mogubai Kurdikar (Singer)
* Usha Mangeshkar (Singer)
* Rani Varma (singer)
* Sharad Jambhekar (Singer)
* Ramdas Kamat (Singer)
* Dattaram Dawajekar (Music Director)

Politics

* Yashwantrao Chavan, 1st CM of Maharashtra and was Deputy Prime Minister of India
* Sharad Pawar, NCP
* Ashok Chavan, Current Industry Minister
* Shivraj Patil, Home Minister
* Prithviraj Chavan, Heavy Industries Minister
* Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirmaan Sena leader
* Madhukarao Dhanaji Chaudhari, Khiroda,Tal:-Rawer, Dist:- Jalgaon
* Eknathrao Ganapat Khadase BJP Muktainagar Jalgaon Good & Strong Leader BJP
* Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena leader
* Manohar Joshi, Shiv Sena
* Hari Shivaram Rajguru Martyr with Bhagatsingh and Sukhdev
* Babu Genu Martyr
* Senapati Bapat freedom fighter
* Gopal Krishna Gokhale
* Gopal Ganesh Agarkar freedom fighter
* Krantiveer Chapekar Martyr

* Datta Meghe, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
* Gurudas Kamat, Congress
* Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian National Congress

* Narayan Rane, Congress
* Pramod Mahajan, Baratiya Janata Party (BJP)
* Nitin Gadkari, BJP
* R R Patil, NCP
* Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
* Sagar Meghe, BJP
* Shrikant Jichkar, (1954-2004)
* Dr. Sunil Deshmukh (INC), Minister of State
* Sharad Pawar, [NCP
* AJIT RAO PAWAR , (NCP)
* Suresh Kalmadi, Indian National Congress
* Sushilkumar Shinde, Energy Minister Government of India
* Vilasrao Deshmukh, chief minister of Maharashtra
* Dr Vimal Mundada, health minister of Maharashtra
* Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Hindu Mahasabha leader
* Shyam Deshpande, Shiv Sena Corporator,Dahanukar colony
* Chagan Bhujabal,
* Balasaheb vikhe patil, Indian National Congress (INC)
* Baburao Deshmukh, [freeddom fighter] Rajapur,Sangamner, Dist :- Ahmednagar]
* Shri Sujeet R Singh Kalyan (Dist. Thane), INC
* B. R. Ambedkar, Architectur of Modern India leader of All Indians

ocial activists

* Baba Amte of Anandvan
* Banoo Jehangir Coyaji, doctor
* Kisan Mehta
* Manibhai Desai, agriculturalist
* Bittu Sahgal, Environmentalist - Editor, Sanctuary Magazine
* Anna Hazare
* Dr. V. S. Mahajan
* Bindumadhav Joshi, Founder of Akhil Bhartiya Grahak Panchayat: Consumer Movement
* Medha Patkar, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Mumbai
* Ashok Bang, Agriculturist & Social reformer, Director: Chetana Vikas Alternative Agriculture Resource Centre, Wardha

Nature conservaion

* Prashant Mahajan, Bombay Natural History Society
* B.S.Kulkarni, Friends of Birds and W A society Solapur The GIB expert
* Vijay Diwan, Nisarg Mitra Mandal, Aurangabad. Nature Conservation & protection

Defence Forces

*General Arun S. Vaidya
*Namdeo Jadav
*Yeshwant Ghadge
*Lt General Thorat
*Air Chief Marshal Anil Yashwant Tipnis

Religion

* [Saint Gadge Maharaj, Anjangaon Surji
* Saint Tukdiji Maharaj, Mozri
* [http://www.SwamiSamarth.com Akkalkot Niwasi Swami Samartha]
* Shri Nrusimha Saraswati, Lad Karanja
* Samarth Ramdas , Sajjangad
* Saint Ruplal Maharaj, Anjangaon Surji
* Sant Tukaram, Dehu
* Sant Namdeo, Pandharpur
* Sant Dnyaneshwar, Alandi
* Sant Eknath, Paithan
* Sai Baba of Shirdi
* Shri Gajanan Maharaj, Shegaon
* Shri Chokha Mela, Mangalvedhe
* Shri Gora Kumbhar, Terdhoki
* Saint Bahinabai
* Saint Adkoji Maharaj, Varkhed
* Saint Zingraji Maharaj, Murha
* Saint Maniram Baba, Baggi
* Saint Lala Maharaj, Daravha, Yewatamal
* Saint Dev Mamledar, Nashik
* Saint Ramanand Bidkar Maharaj, Pune
* Saint Raka Kumbhar, Pandharpur
* Saint Damajipant, Mangalvedhe
* Saint Janabai, Pandharpur
* Saint Kanhopatra, Pandharpur
* Saint Shankar Maharaj, Pune
* Sant Sakhu, Karad
* Saint Manik Prabhu, Maniknagar
* Saint Manakoji Bodhale, Dhamangaon
* Saint Amrutrai, near Aurangabad
* Saint Ramavallabhadas
* Saint Janardan Swami, Daulatabad
* Saint Gaurishankar Maharaj, Shindhi (near Nagpur)
* Saint Gulabrao Maharaj, Madhan
* Shri Brahmachaitanya Gondavalekar Maharaj, Gondavale
* Shri Paramhmachaitanya Kane Maharaj, Belgao
* Saint Tukaramchaitanya alias Tukamai, Yehalegaon, near Naded
* Shri Ranganath Maharaj, Dharkalyan
* Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati, Managaon
* Shri Krishna Saraswati, Kolhapur
* Shri Devanath Maharaj, Anjangaon Surji
* Shri Prahlad Maharaj Ramdasi, Sakharkherda,Buldhana
* Shri Shriram Maharaj Ramdasi, Badwaha,Near Indore
* Shri Tajuddinbaba, Nagpur
* Shri Dhondibua, Palus
* Shri Nana Barawa, Sonagir
* Shri Manik Prabu, Humnabad
* Shri Jangli Maharaj, Pune
* Hajarat Babajan, Pune
* Shri Nana Barawa, Songir
* Shri Sakharam, Amalaner
* Shri Lahanuji Maharaj
* Parampoojya KalavatiAai, Angol, Belgaum
* Shri Narayan Maharaj, Kedgaon
* Shri Satam Maharaj, Danoli [Sindhudurg]
* Shri Balumama, Bidri, Kolhapur

ports

Badminton

* Anand Pawar
* Uday Pawar
* Prakash Padukone

Bridge

* Anand Mehta
* Anil Padhye
* Ashok Ruia
* Ashok Vaidya
* Avinash Gokhale
* Balu Ukidawe
* Bhalachandra Tavkar
* J. M. Shah (JM)
* Jaggy Shivdasani
* Jimmy Mehta
* Keshav Samant - more popularly known as Anand Samant
* Mansoor Tyabjee
* Orlando Campos
* Prakash Paranjape
* R. Shridharan
* Rajendra Gokhale
* Raju Tolani
* Ramesh Gokhale
* Sandeep Karmarkar
* Sharad Mhatre
* Subhash Dhakras
* Suhas Vaidya
* Vivek Bhand

Cricket

* Ajit Agarkar
* Ajit Wadekar
* Anshuman Gaekwad
* Baloo Gupte
* Chandrasekhar Gadkari
* Chandrakant Pandit
* Chandrakant Patankar
* Chandu Borde
* Dattaram Hindlekar
* Dattu Phadkar
* Dilip Vengsarkar
* Hemu Adhikari
* Hemant Kanitkar
* Hrishikesh Kanitkar
* Khandu Rangnekar
* Kiran More
* Manohar Hardikar
* Nilesh Kulkarni
* Paras Mhambrey
* Phiroze Palia
* Pravin Amre
* Polly Umrigar
* Ramnath Parkar
* Ravi Shastri
* Sachin Tendulkar
* Salil Ankola
* Sameer Dighe
* Sanjay Bangar
* Subhash Gupte
* Sunil Gavaskar
* Sairaj Bahutule
* Sandip Patil
* Sanjay Manjrekar
* Vijay Hazare
* Vijay Manjrekar
* Vijay Merchant
* Vinod Kambli
* Vinoo Mankad

Shooting

* Anjali Ved Pathak Bhagwat
* Tejaswini Sawant
* Navnath fartade

Tennis

* Nitin Kirtane
* Rohini Lokhande

Chess

* Pravin Thipse
* Bhagyashree Thipse
* Narayan Rao Joshi
* Girish Wagh (chess)

Literature

*Bhalchandr Nemade , Sangavi BK,Tal:-Yawal,Dist:-Jalgaon
*Madhukar Wakode, Anjangaon Surji
*Aarti Prabhu
*Acharya Atre
*Arun Kolatkar
*Arvind Gokhale
*Baburao Bagul
*B. S. Mardhekar
*Bhau Padhye
*Daya Pawar
*Dilip Chitre
*G. A. Kulkarni
*G. D. Madgulkar
*Gangadhar Gadgil
*Indira Sant
* Dr. Kashalikar Shriniwas Janardan
*Kiran Nagarkar
*Kusumagraj
*Mangesh Padgaonkar
*Manikrao Godghote|Manikrao Godghote,`Grace'
*Manohar Oak
*Namdev Dhasal
*Narayan Surve
*P. L. Deshpande
*Rajashree
*P. S. Rege
*Sadanand Rege
*Satish Alekar
*Shanta Shelke
*Shyam Manohar
*Dr.Sharad Rane
*Vasant Abaji Dahake
*Vasant Bapat
*Vasant Kanetkar
*Vijay Tendulkar
*Vilas Sarang
*Vinda Karandikar
*B.S.Kulkarni
*D.M.Mirasdar
*Chandrakant N. Patil, Poet and translator.Prof. Fredrck SequeiraRajendra Joshi. scripts, translations, documentray films.

Rulers

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj- established Hindavi Rajchatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj - Maratha rulerBajirao Peshwa I- extended Maratha rule from Pune to Attock in Pakistan,Madhavrao Peshwa - ruled with dignity

Doctors

*Desarda Mohan Phulchand,Pune
*Anandi Gopal Joshi
*Anjangaon Surji
*Sudhakar Awandkar

cientists

*Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
*Madhav Gadgil
*Jayant Naralikar
*Ashok Kolaskar
*Vasant Gowarikar
*Baban Ingole
*Anil Kakodkar
*Deepti Deobagkar
*Sohan Prabhakar Modak

ee also

* List of people by India state

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