Canadian people of Tamil descent

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  1. Rajiv Surendra

    Rajiv Surendra


    Rajiv Surendra (born in Toronto in 1989) is a Canadian film and television actor and son of Tamil immigrants to Canada. He attended a special arts high school, Wexford School for the Arts, specializing in painting, sculpting and pottery and continued his studies in University of Toronto.

  2. Michael Ondaatje

    Michael Ondaatje


    Philip Michael Ondaatje, OC (/ɒnˈdɑː/; born 12 September 1943), is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet. He won the Booker Prize for his novel The English Patient (1992), which was adapted as the 1996 film of the same name.

  3. Veerasingham Dhuruvasangary

    Veerasingham Dhuruvasangary


    Veerasingham Dhuruvasangary B.Sc, M.Sc., M. Phil (5 September 1950 - 2 December 2006) was a scientist and inventor born in Point Pedro, Sri Lanka. His father named him after the Pole Star, "Dhuruvan Natchathra". He is the youngest from 12 siblings. Being born in a successful family encouraged one of his brothers to V. Anandasangary, become a Tamil politician. In his student years, Dhuruvasangary attended Hartley College, and completed his M.Sc at Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow, USSR in 1977 and his M.Phil at Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka in 1983 (Assessment of Drainage Effects in the Mahaweli Area. M.Phil Thesis. PGIA, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka).

  4. Sayan Navaratnam

    Sayan Navaratnam


    Sayan Navaratnam was the CEO of Creative Vistas Incorporated from 2004 to 2008, he remained as the Director and Chairman as of 2008. He has held senior positions at Bell Canada, Satellite Communications Incorporated and few other companies. He is a graduate of University of Toronto & of Sri Lankan Tamil descent.

  5. Sonya Jeyaseelan

    Sonya Jeyaseelan


    Sonya Jeyaseelan (born April 24, 1976) is a Canadian former professional tennis player.

  6. James Appathurai

    James Appathurai


    James Appathurai (Tamil: சேம்சு அப்பாதுரை) (born 07-08-1968) is a Canadian journalist and former NATO Spokesperson. He currently serves as the NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, and as the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia. He was born in Toronto, Canada and has degrees from University of Toronto and University of Amsterdam. Prior to joining NATO, he held positions the Department of National Defense of Canada and as a journalist with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has a number of publications to his credit.

  7. Trichy Sankaran

    Trichy Sankaran


    Trichy Sankaran (born 27 July 1942) is an Indian percussionist, composer, scholar, and educator. He is acknowledged as one of the foremost virtuosos of the mridangam and also plays the kanjira on occasion. Since the early 1970s, he has performed and recorded in a number of cross-cultural projects.

  8. Sathajhan Sarachandran

    Sathajhan Sarachandran


    A Tamil Canadian computer-science student, Sathajhan Sarachandran, is a member of the Tamil Tigers who pleaded guilty to trying to purchase anti-aircraft missiles for the militant group. He was convicted of supporting terrorism.

  9. Shyam Selvadurai

    Shyam Selvadurai


    Shyam Selvadurai (born 12 February 1965) is a Sri Lankan Canadian novelist who wrote Funny Boy (1994), which won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and Cinnamon Gardens (1998). He currently lives in Toronto with his partner Andrew Champion.

  10. Lenin M. Sivam

    Lenin M. Sivam


    Lenin M. Sivam is a Canadian filmmaker. He was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and moved to Toronto, Canada in 1991. He writes and directs all of his movies. His diverse body of work is respected in Canada. His first short, A Few Good People, won the Best Short Film of the Year Award from the Independent Art Film Society in 2006. After several years of making short films, Sivam first achieved international recognition with his feature film debut 1999 in 2009, which won awards at film festivals internationally. Sivam was named as one of the Toronto's Most Influential Tamils by the Tamil Culture Magazine and recognized as one of the Ambassadors for Hope by the Charity Ball for Hope in 2012. Sivam is considered to be one of the foremost filmmakers among the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora.

  11. Christopher Ondaatje

    Christopher Ondaatje


    Sir Philip Christopher Ondaatje ɒnˈdɑː, OC, CBE (born 22 February 1933) is a Sri Lankan born Canadian-English businessman, philanthropist, adventurer, writer and bob-sledding Olympian for Canada. Ondaatje is the older brother of author Michael Ondaatje and lives between Chester, Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom.

  12. Rohan Fernando

    Rohan Fernando


    Rohan Fernando (also known as Cecil Fernando) is a Canadian visual artist, painter and film maker based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  13. Indira Samarasekera

    Indira Samarasekera


    Indira Vasanti Samarasekera, O.C. (née Arulpragasam; April 11, 1952), was the 12th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta.

  14. Suresh Joachim

    Suresh Joachim


    Suresh Arulanatham Joachim is a Tamil Canadian film actor, producer, and multiple-Guinness World Record holder who has broken 60 world records set in several countries in attempts to benefit underprivileged children around the world.

  15. Rathika Sitsabaiesan

    Rathika Sitsabaiesan


    Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Tamil: இராதிகா சிற்சபை ஈசன்) (born December 23, 1981) is a Canadian politician and member of the House of Commons of Canada for the New Democratic Party, representing Scarborough—Rouge River.

  16. Ravi Vettivel

    Ravi Vettivel

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    Ravi Vetrivel (Tamil: ரவி வெற்றிவேல் ) (born 28 October 1970 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka) is a Film Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer and Editor. Directed landmark films such as Sathi (2007) and Appaa (2008). Both are feature films produced in Toronto, Canada. Ravi moved to Canada in 1992 from Sri Lanka because of the civil war.

  17. Pradeeban Peter-Paul

    Pradeeban Peter-Paul


    Pradeeban Peter-Paul (born May 17, 1977) is a Tamil Canadian table tennis player.

  18. David Jeyaraj

    David Jeyaraj

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    David Buell Sabapathy Jeyaraj (Tamil: டேவிட் பியுவல் சபாபதி ஜெயராஜ்; born May 21, 1954; commonly known as D. B. S. Jeyaraj) is a Tamil Canadian freelance journalist of Sri Lankan origin. He currently writes articles for two Sri Lankan newspapers, The Daily Mirror with his own column in it and the Daily FT, and also runs his news blog,

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