American people of Tamil descent

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  1. Mindy Kaling

    Mindy Kaling


    Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the creator and star of the Fox and Hulu sitcom The Mindy Project, and also serves as executive producer and writer for the show. She is also known for her work on the NBC sitcom The Office, where she portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor and served as executive producer, writer and director.

  2. Padma Lakshmi

    Padma Lakshmi


    Padma Lakshmi (born September 1, 1970) is an Indian-born American author, actress, model, television host and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. In 2010, Top Chef won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. Her debut memoir Love, Loss and What We Ate was released on International Women's Day, March 8, 2016.

  3. Rachel Roy

    Rachel Roy


    Rachel Roy (born January 15, 1974) is an American fashion designer.

  4. Aziz Ansari

    Aziz Ansari


    Aziz Ishmael Ansari (born February 23, 1983) is an American actor and comedian. He starred as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation.

  5. Sendhil Ramamurthy

    Sendhil Ramamurthy


    Sendhil Ramamurthy (born May 17, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as geneticist Mohinder Suresh in the NBC sci-fi drama Heroes and Jai Wilcox in the action spy series Covert Affairs. He appeared as Abhay in the Indian film Shor in the City. He played Gabriel Lowen in The CW sci-fi romance series Beauty & the Beast.

  6. Jay Chandrasekhar

    Jay Chandrasekhar


    Jayanth Jambulingam "Jay" Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director best known for his work with the sketch comedy group Broken Lizard and for directing and starring in Broken Lizard films Super Troopers, Club Dread, and Beerfest. He has also enjoyed several successes in directing feature films and television shows apart from the Broken Lizard troupe.

  7. M. Night Shyamalan

    M. Night Shyamalan


    Manoj Shyamalan (/ˈʃʲɑːmələn/ born 6 August 1970), known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-American film director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. His major films include the supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense (1999), the neo-noir superhero drama thriller Unbreakable (2000), the science fiction thriller Signs (2002), the psychological thriller The Village (2004), the fantasy thriller Lady in the Water (2006), the natural horror thriller The Happening (2008), the fantasy adventure film The Last Airbender (2010), the sci-fi action-adventure film After Earth (2013) and the horror comedy film The Visit (2015). He is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised, and for including plot twists in most of his works.

  8. Sunkrish Bala

    Sunkrish Bala


    Sunkrish Bala (Tamil: சுன்க்ரிஷ் பாலசுப்ரமணியன்; born Sunkrish Balasubramanian on May 21, 1984) is an Indian-American actor. Bala is best known for his role as Dr. Caleb Subramanian on The Walking Dead.

  9. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

    Venkatraman Ramakrishnan


    Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (born 1952), often known as Venki Ramakrishnan, is an Indian-born American and British structural biologist. In 2009 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome". As of 2015 he works at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, UK. On November 30, 2015, Ramakrishnan will take up the post of President of the Royal Society succeeding his predecessor in the role, Paul Nurse.

  10. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

    Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar


    Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS (i/ˌʌndrəˈʃkər/; October 19, 1910 – August 21, 1995), was an Indian American astrophysicist born in Lahore, Punjab. Chandrasekhar was awarded, along with William A. Fowler, the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics, with Chandrasekhar cited for his mathematical theory of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars. This work led to the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars, including black holes. The Chandrasekhar limit is named after him.

  11. Indra Nooyi

    Indra Nooyi


    Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (born 28 October 1955) is an India-born, naturalized American, business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue. She has consistently ranked among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2014, she was ranked 13 in the list of Forbes World's 100 most powerful women.

  12. Kamala Harris

    Kamala Harris


    Kamala Devi Harris (/ˈkɑːmələ/; born October 20, 1964) is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has been the 32nd and current Attorney General of California since 2011.

  13. Ananda Coomaraswamy

    Ananda Coomaraswamy


    Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (Tamil: ஆனந்த குமாரசுவாமி, Ānanda Kentiś Kumāraswāmī; 22 August 1877 − 9 September 1947) was a Ceylonese Tamil philosopher and metaphysician, as well as a pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art, particularly art history and symbolism, and an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West. In particular, he is described as "the groundbreaking theorist who was largely responsible for introducing ancient Indian art to the West."

  14. Sukanya Krishnan

    Sukanya Krishnan


    Sukanya Krishnan (born August 2, 1971) is an Indian-born American news anchor for the PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York City from 5-9 a.m., paired with Kori Chambers. She originally joined the WPIX in August 2001, left in late 2003 to become one of the four hosts of the syndicated TV show Home Delivery and returned to the WB 11 Morning News (later CW 11 Morning News, now PIX Morning News) anchor chair in 2005.

  15. Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah

    Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah


    Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah (16 January 1929 – 19 January 2014) was a social anthropologist and Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor (Emeritus) of Anthropology at Harvard University. He specialised in studies of Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Tamils, as well as the anthropology of religion and politics.

  16. Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam

    Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam


    Dr Nagalingam Ethirveerasingam represented Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games and three Asian Games.

  17. Vijay Iyer

    Vijay Iyer


    Vijay Iyer (born October 26, 1971) is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, producer, electronic musician, and writer based in New York. He became Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard University in early 2014.

  18. Raj Rajaratnam

    Raj Rajaratnam


    Raj Rajaratnam (Tamil: ராஜ் ராஜரத்தினம்; born Rajakumaran Rajaratnam; June 15, 1957) is a Sri Lankan-American former hedge fund manager and billionaire founder of the Galleon Group, a New York-based hedge fund management firm. On October 16, 2009, he was arrested by the FBI on allegations of insider trading, which also caused the Galleon Group to close. He stood trial in U.S. v Rajaratnam (09 Cr. 01184) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and on May 11, 2011 was found guilty on all 14 counts of conspiracy and securities fraud. On October 13, 2011, Rajaratnam was sentenced to 11 years in prison and fined a criminal and civil penalty of over $150 million combined.

  19. S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

    S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan


    Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan FRS (born 2 January 1940) is an Indian American mathematician who is known for his fundamental contributions to probability theory and in particular for creating a unified theory of large deviations.

  20. Mary Anne Mohanraj

    Mary Anne Mohanraj


    Mary Anne Amirthi Mohanraj (born July 26, 1971) is an American writer, editor, and academic of Sri Lankan birth.

  21. Rama P. Coomaraswamy

    Rama P. Coomaraswamy


    Wikipedia is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization that also hosts a range of other projects:

  22. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

    Vilayanur S. Ramachandran


    Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran (born 1951) is a neuroscientist known primarily for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and visual psychophysics. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Graduate Program in Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego. Ramachandran is also the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition affiliated with the UC San Diego Department of Psychology.

  23. G. V. Loganathan

    G. V. Loganathan


    Gobichettipalayam Vasudevan "G. V." Loganathan (April 8, 1954 – April 16, 2007) was an Indian-born American professor, who, at the time of his death, was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental engineering, part of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, United States.

  24. Alladi Ramakrishnan

    Alladi Ramakrishnan


    Alladi Ramakrishnan (9 August 1923 – 7 June 2008) was an Indian physicist and the founder of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Matscience) in Chennai. He made contributions to Stochastic Process, Particle Physics, algebra of matrices, special theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

  25. Subra Suresh

    Subra Suresh


    Subra Suresh (born May 30, 1956) is the ninth and current president of Carnegie Mellon University.

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