Some Famous personalities who happen to be Iyengar’s- This list is courtesy -> wiki.gif

Science and Technology

Sreenivas Lakshminarasimha Malurkar (late), Former Director, Colaba and Alibag Observatories, Mumbai. M.Sc. Cantab, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK. Worked in mathematical physics at Sir Ernst Rutherford Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK. Fellow, Indian National Science Academy. Post-doctoral Research Associate, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA.
M.C.Rangaswamy, Director, National Dairy Research Center, Bangalore
Prof. Asuri Sridharan , Geotechnical Engineer, Former Deputy Director ,Indian Institute of Science Bangalore , Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Purdue University U.S.A ,Fellow , Indian National Science Academy , Indian Academy of Sciences , Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Sir K. S. Krishnan – Physicist, Fellow of the Royal Society, Director of National Physical Laboratory. He along with Sir C.V.Raman discovered the Raman Effect.
C S Seshadri – Director, Chennai Mathematical Institute and Trieste Awardee.
Dr.Raja Ramanna – Nuclear Scientist.
Dr S Rajappa, Former Deputy Director, National Chemical Laboratories, Pune.
Dr Rangaswamy Srinivasan – Former Scientist, IBM Research Labs, NY and inventor of LASIK laser surgery.
Dr. V.K. Aatre- Former Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister of India (replaced Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Oceanographic scientist, Fmr. Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister of India and Fmr. head of the DRDO.
Prof S Sadagopan – Founder Director, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India.
Mandyam V Srinivasan – Robotics and Biology.
Dr. K Kasturirangan – Head of Indian Space Research Organisation (India’s Space Agency).
P. K. Iyengar – Former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
M. R. Srinivasan – Former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
Dr.Rajan K. Sampath – FAO Consultant Head of Economics Dept, Colorado State University and Former Director of ISARD.
Dr. S. Rangachari – Renowned physician.
Dr. P.Vasudevan- Renowned Urologist in the US after whom the Dr Vasudevan Wellness Center at the University of Arkansas at Helena, Arkansas is named.
Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan – Renowned Computer Scientists, Director of Terrascale Computing Facility at Virginia Tech and leader of the team that built the world’s cheapest and seventh fastest super computer.
Dr. R. N. Iyengar – Director, Central Building Research Institute, KSIIDC Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science.
Dr. Kotur S. Narasimhan – Former Director, Central Fuel Research Institute, (CSIR) Dhanbad, Bihar.
Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami- Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, New Delhi.
Professor Ramanuja Vijayaraghavan – Physicist, TIFR.
Sonny Ramaswamy – Insect physiologist; Director of Agricultural Research Programs and Associate Dean, Purdue University
Gita Ramaswamy – Textile scientist; Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Purdue University
Ravi Iyengar- Indian neuroscientist, pioneer in G protein studies.
Venkataramanan Soundararajan- Fellow of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and IIT Guwahati Alumni who founded the education consultancy company Lakshyas.com in 2005.
Dr. Rangachar S. Keshavaprasad – American trained Interventional Cardiologist who has performed over 10,000 cardiac catheterizations completely free of charge in rural India.
Dr.K.Aprameyan – Former CMD, Bharat Earth Movers Limited
Prof.S.Ranganathan- Professor Emeritus ( Metallurgical sciences ),IISc and Bhatnagar award recipient
Professor Dr Nallar Chakravarthy Vaijayanthi, Professor Obstetrics & Gynaecology, banaglore University
Dr. Sudarshan – Remote Sensing Expert – Regional Organisation for Protection of Marine Environment – Kuwait
Late Prof. Sampath -Ertswhile Director IIT Kanpur and a distibguished academic
Mathematics
Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan – world renowned Mathematician.
Prof Thothatri Iyengar – Professor of Mathematics, St Joseph’s College, Tiruchi, and teacher of A P J Abdul Kalam
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan – Abel Prize awardee
Ramakrishnan – Actuary – Consultant for various insurance companies
Professor Chidambaram Padmanabhan Ramanujam – Mathematician, TIFR.
T.S.Vijayaraghavan – Eminent Mathematician.
Professor Mudumbai Narasimhan – Mathematician & Fellow of the Royal Society (1996).
Professor Madabusi Raghunathan – Mathematician & Fellow of the Royal Society (2000).
Professor Conjeeveram Seshadri – Mathematician & Fellow of the Royal Society (1988).
Professor Mandyam Srinivasan – Fellow of the Royal Society (2001).
Professor Cadambathur Tiruvenkatacharlu Rajagopal – Mathematician, Ramanujan Institute
S Ramanan -Mathematician and TIFR Professor

Social Sciences / Literature

Mrs. YGP (YG Parthasarathy) Padma seshadri Bala Bhavan
Aandayya : Ancient Kannada poet of Sri Vaishanvisim ( Used 100% kannada for his poetry without mixing a single Sanskrit word)

Mahamahopadhyaya Rao Bahadur R.Narasimhachar- Doyen of Archeology in India( Ex Director of Archeological Department of Karnataka ),Author of Kannada Kavicharithre(Epigraphy of Karnataka)
Prof K T Bhasyam : Eminent Kannada Professor
Vasudha Narayanan – President Elect, American Academy of Religion and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Florida.
Indira Parthasarathy – Playwright, Author, Saraswathi Samman Awardee.
A. K. Ramanujan – Chair of Department of South Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, Padma Shri Awardee and MacArthur Fellow.
T. S. Parthasarathy – Musicologist and music critic for The Hindu.
Chikkupadhyaya – Kannada Literature, Minister and Teacher of His Royal Highness Sri Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar.
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar – Kannada Literature.Jnanapeeta Awardee
Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar – Kannada Literature.
Dr. G.P. Rajarathnam – Kannada Literature.
P.T. Narasimhachar – Pu.Thi.Na – Kannada Literature.
Aadya Rangacharya -sriranga – Kannada Literature ( Drama )
Sujatha Rangarajan – Fiction & Film Writer & Visionary A prolific thinker (From Srirangam)
K.S.Varadachariar-Eminent Sanskrit Scholar.
Mahavidwan R. Raghava Iyengar – Tamil and Sanskrit Scholar.
M N Srinivas – Pioneering Sociologist.
S. M. S. Chari – Author of books on Sri Vaishnavism.
P.B.Annangaracharyar – Renowned Vaishnavism Scholar in Sanskrit and Tamil.
D. Lakshminarasimhachar – Kannada Literature.
G. Srinivasa Desikachar – Sanskrit/Kannada Scholar, Asthana Vidhwan – “Sri Abhinava Ramanuja” title conferred in 2006 by Governor of Karnataka.
Madabushi Gopalachari – author, playwright, freedom fighter.
Raghuram Rajan-Chief Economist, IMF
Prof.Narayanacharya : Ramayana & Mahabharata Specialist
Echeskey : Prof. H.S.Krishnamacharya Iyengar : Eminent Kannada columnist
Heremagalooru Kannan : Kannada writer,speaker
Varada Desikacharya : Eminent Sanskrit scholar
Sri Rama Bharati : Carnatic musician & composer
Sriranga Mahaguru : Founder of Astanga Yoga Vigyana Mandira, Mysore
Dr. Vijay Govindarajanr. Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School and founding director of Tuck’s Center for Global Leadership
Prof VV Chari-Professor of Economics , University of Minnesota
Seshadri – President, Shanmugananda Hall, Bombay
Velukudi Krishnan – ( Upaniasam )
Dr. Rangarajan – Psychiatrist – Chennai

Music

Ariyakkudi T. Ramanuja Iyengar – Renowned Carnatic musician.
Mysore Doreswamy Iyengar – Veena Maestro.
Varaha swamy – Gottuvadya Maestro
Madurai T.N. Seshagopalan – Carnatic music maestro.
Chitraveena Ravi Kiran – Chitraveena maestro & Child Prodigy.
Guitar Prasanna – Carnatic Guitar pioneer and Jazz fusion composer.
Annamacharya – Vaishnava Saint and Carnatic Music Composer.
Tiger Varadachariar – Renowned Carnatic Music Exponent.
T.B.Narasimhachar – aka ‘Saragrahi’, renowned Carnatic Music Critic and Sabha organiser.
BS Raja Iyengar : Carnatic Vocal
Chitte Krishna Iyengar : Carnatic Vocal
Belakavadi Srinivasa Iyengar : Carniatic Vocal
M J.sreenivasa Iyengar : Veena
Veena Chokkama : Veena & Vocal – Carnatic Music
Srirnagam Gopalaaratam : Vocal
Neelamma Kadambi : Veena & Vocal – Carnatic Music
Rajalakshmi Tirunarayanan : Veena
Vasundara Das – Musician.
Sudha Raghunathan – Carnatic Vocal.
NS Krishnaswamy Iyengar – Carnatic Vocal; Guru of DK Pattammal
T M Krishna – Carnatic Vocal.
Sangeetha Bhushana M A Narasimhachar- Carnatic Vocal Exponent
Latha Rajnikanth Notable personality and singer wife of Rajnikanth Tamil Film Actor
Lakshmi Rangarajan Notable Carnatic Vocalist
Harini – Film Singer

Journalism

TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan – Columnist, Business Standard of India.
Seshadri Chari – Editor, The Organiser, periodical of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Sreenivasan Jain – Of iyengar heritage and correspondent for NDTV.
Madhan – Cartoonist.
Govind – Cartoonist The Hindu.
Sandilyan – Tamil Novelist
T. S. SreenivasaRaghavan – Correspondent, The Times of India.
Seetha Parthasarathy – Journalist and Author of The Backroom Brigade: How a Few Intrepid Entrepreneurs Brought the World to India.
Vai. Mu. Kodainayaki Ammal – First woman editor in Tamil, Jaganmohini, Tamil monthly, and novelist(1903-1960).
V.K.Narasimhan – Ex-Editor-in-chief, Indian Express.
S.Narasimhan – Ex-Asst. Editor, Indian Express, Bangalore.
V.N.Narayan – Editor Bhavan’s Journal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
Indra Soundarrajan – Story Writer – Tamil

Industry

Ms. Shobana Ramachandran – Chairperson TVS Tyres Ltd
Shailesh Ayyangar – Managing Director, Aventis Pharma Ltd
Dr. Krishna Bharat- Principal Scientist, Google Inc.
Pulavanur Chakrapani Iyengar – ESSEE Industries Ltd
Narasimha Chari -Chief Architect ,Tropos networks
Uday Garudachar – Managing Director and Promoter of Garuda Group, the group which owns Garuda Mall in Bangalore
G. R. Gopinath – CEO and Co-Founder of Air Deccan
Sampath Iyengar -CEO, PSI Systems
Sridar Iyengar – Director of Infosys and President of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) in Silicon Valley
Suresh Krishna – CEO, Sundaram Fasteners
A Krishnan – Ex Managing Director, State Bank of Mysore, Author of a rendition of The Ramayana
N Sampath Kumar – Executive Director, Finance, IndusInd Bank Ltd.
Ravi Parthasarathy – Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, IL&FS Ltd.
S V Parthasarathy- Executive Director- operations, IndusInd Bank Ltd.
Kuppuswamy Vijay Raghavan – Ex-Chairman, Engineers India Limited, Chairman, premier explosives Limited and President, EID Parry Ltd.
N S Raghavan – Co-Founder of Infosys.
Arvind Raghunathan – Managing Director and Head of Global Arbitrage, Deutsche Bank
P Ragunathan – Senior Vice-President, IndusInd Bank Ltd.
Srini Rajam – Chairman and CEO, Ittiam Ltd
Shyam Ramanna – CEO of Crest Communictions, a famous animation firm and son of Dr Raja Ramanna
R. Seshasayee – President of Confederation of Indian Industry and CEO of Ashok Leyland, part of the Hinduja group
Balaji Sreenivasan – Founder & CEO, [Aurigo] Software Technologies Inc.
Ramanujam Sridhar – Author and CEO of Brand-Comm, a prominent Brand consulting firm
Raj Srikanth – Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown Securities, New York
Venu Srinivasan – MD, TVS Motor Company Ltd
T.V. Sundram Iyengar – Founder of T.V.S. group (automobile and finance)
N. Vaghul – Chairman of ICICI and Director of Mittal Steel
Vidyadharini – Former Business Development Manager of Covansys, Sanjose now Business Head Innova Inc CA.

TT Srinivasaraghavan MD Sundaram Finance Ltd

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Diplomacy, Bureaucracy and Politics

A. R. Badrinarayan (late) – Former Minister for Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Former Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Former President, Hebbar Srivaishnava Sabha.
C. V. Narasimhan – former Under secretary General, United Nations
C.Vijayaraghvachariyar- President, Indian National Congress (1920), All India Hindu Maha Sabha (1931), Member Imperial Legislative Council.
Sir T.Vijayaraghavachariyar- Dewan of Udayapur.
Sir V.T.Krishnamachari – Dewan of Baroda.
C. S. Venkatachar – Dewan of Udayapur
C. S. Srinivasachar – Secretary to Sir M. Visvesvaryya
Rajaji – Freedom fighter, national leader, the first Indian Governor General of Independent India and also the Chief Minister of State of Madras.
C V Ranganathan – Former Indian Ambassador to China.
TCA Srinivasavardan – Former Home Secretary, Government of India.
Justice K.S. PARIPOORNAN – Former justice Supreme Court of India.
Dr.K.Sreenivasan – Former DGP & IGP of Karnataka State.
L N Rangarajan – Indian Ambassador to Norway, Professor at Manchester University, UK and author of an English translation of Arthasastra.
H V R Iyengar – (Late) ICS, Home Secretary, RBI Governor, Secretary to the Constituent Assembly etc among various positions in the administrative services in both pre and post independence India.
Vijay Rangarajan – Acting British Ambassador to Mexico.
N Gopalaswami – Election Commissioner, Government of India.
G. Parthasarathy – Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Cyprus and Australia.
S. Ramaswamy – Former Director General of Technical Development, Ministry of Industries, Govt.of India.
Venkat Chary – Former Chairman Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission and Addnl Chief Secretary Govt of Maharashtra,currently Chairman MCX, Multi Commodity Exchange of India.
N. Rangachary – Director, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), India.
C.V. Narasimhan – Under Secretary General of the UN.
C. Rangarajan – Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India and governor of Andhra Pradesh, India.
M Ananthasayanam Ayyangar – First speaker of the Indian Parliament.
K. Santhanam- An attorney, Gandhian, 1st Railway Minister in Free India, Governor of Vindhya Pradesh, Chairman of Santhanam Committee on Corruption, authored several books), including a critical edition on the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre.
K Parasaran – Attorney General of India for Indira Gandhi.
Mohan Parasaran – Eminent Lawyer – SC
Ashok Parthasarathi – Scientific Adviser to Indira Gandhi.
Sir Bhashyam Iyengar-Eminent Lawyer and one of the first Indian Judges of the Madras High Court.
T.T. Krishnamachari – Industrialist, Minister of Finance for Jawaharlal Nehru.
J. Jayalalithaa – Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
K N Govindacharya – RSS Idealogue.
Gopalkrishna Gandhi – Of Iyengar heritage (mother Laxmi was daughter of Rajaji and wife of Devadas Gandhi) and was Governor of West Bengal and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Rajmohan Gandhi – Brother of Gopalkrishna Gandhi and popular author.
R K Raghavan – Director of Central Bureau of Investigation.
T Narasimha Iyengar – Renowned Criminal Vakil who was a member of the jury investigating the Arbuthnot Crash and grandfather of Rangaswamy Srinivasan and P Ragunathan.
Sr. Advocate Embar Varadha Iyengar- Renowned Criminal lawyer.
N Kannan – Head, Civil Affairs, U.N Mission in Cyprus.
Justice .M. Srinivasan-Judge, Supreme Court.
Justice S. Ranganathan (retired judge Supreme Court and the Delhi high Court)
Sr. Advocate Late Heragu Singaiyengar – Renowned lawyer
TT Vasu – Eminent Personality
Jairam Ramesh – Member of Parliament
Sports
MJ Gopalan – Cricket & Hockey Player.
S. Venkataraghavan – Cricketer.
Krishnamachari Srikanth – Cricketer.
Sadagopan Ramesh – Former Opening Batsman, Indian Cricket Team.
W V Raman – Opening Batsman, Indian Cricket Team.
M. Chinnaswamy – Cricket administrator.
Sudararajan Kidambi – International Chess Master.
T A Sekar – Cricketer & Chief Coach at the MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai.
Krishnan Sasikiran – Chess Grandmaster.
TE Srinivasan-Former Test Cricketer
Shyla Yoganand-from Mysore (09823053135)-got an entry into guinness book of records as first lady in the world to reach highest motorable point on earth (khardungla pass – 18400′ at -23 C temp.) driving an ordinary 100 cc scooter.
Films and Entertainment
R. Madhavan — Tamil actor
Vyjayantimala Bali – Tamil/Hindi Actress.
Hema Malini – Hindi Actress.
Kavignar Vali – Tamil Lyricist.
Dr.P.B.Srinivas – Playback singer.
B.S.Ranga – Veteran producer and director of Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films with more than 70 movies to his credit, winner of 2 President’s Awards, Rajotsava Awardee.
Kamal Haasan – Actor.
“Crazy” Mohan – Scriptwriter and dramatist.
Maadhu balaji – dramatist
M.S.Sathyu – Kannada and Hindi Film Director.
Sandeep Prasad- Actor.
Aathreya – Telugu lyricist.
Sadagopan Venkatesh – Former DJ of New Jersey FM, actor and stage performer.
Yashoda Ranganathan – Indo-Canadian Actress.
Sabrina Setlur – German rapper Of Iyengar heritage (Father Iyengar).
Chithralaya Gopu – Tamil Playwright and Film Director.
Vasundara Das – Actor (Kannada,Tamil And Hindi Movies).
Y G Mahendran – Famous Drama / Cinema Actor
Raman Vijay – Famous local comedian of champagne / aspiring Cinema Actor
Suhashini Manirathinam – Film Actress W/o Manirathinam Famous Director in Tamil, Hindi
Geetha – Tamil Actress and TV Actress
Srikanth – Upcoming Tamil Film Star
Late “Major” Sundarrajan – Yesteryears Film Personality
“LIC” Narasimhan – Film and TV Actor
Charu Hassan – Tamil Actor – FIL of Manirathinam
Anu Hassan – Tamil Actress – D/o Chandra Hassan
Army and Police
Aprameya Sreenivas Malurkar – Former (17th) DG & IG of Police Karnataka State.
Gen. K. Sundarji – Former Chief of the Indian Army.
General Sundararajan Padmanabhan – Former chief of the Indian Army.
Dr.K.Sreenivasan – Former DGP & IGP of Karnataka State.
S. Parthasarathi Ayyangar – Former Commissioner of Police in Madras Presidency.
Lt Gen C R Sampath Kumar – Military Secretary to Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India.
Lt.Gen.S.S.R.Iyengar , Former commandant of School of Artillery
Air Marshal(Retd.) Sriperampudur Raghavan,former AO-in-C(Logistics),HQMC
B. N. Garudachar – Director-General and Inspector-General of Police Karnataka.
K. R. Srinivasan – Director-General of Police Karnataka.
Dr.P. S. Ramanujan – Director-General of Police Karnataka & a Sanskrit scholar
K.Seetharam- Black cat to Rajiv Gandhi and Aide-De-Camp(ADC) to Governor of Karnataka
Miscellaneous
B.K.S. Iyengar – Yogi and founder of Iyengar Yoga.
Srinivasa (Hal)Iyengar – Chief Structural Engineer of the Sears Tower, John Hancock Tower and Spain’s Guggenheim Museum.
Dr. K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar – Former Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, who pioneered Indian writing in English
V. Krishnaswamy Sharma – Founder LIFCO Books