List of Marathi people

This is a list of notable Marathi people an ethnolinguistic group that speaks Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language as their native language.

Rulers and generals[edit]

The Ancient Kingdoms
The Bhosales (Maharashtra)
The Peshwe
The Bhosales (Thanjavur-Tamil Nadu)
The Holkars (Indore-Madhya Pradesh)
The Shinde/Scindia (Gwalior-Madhya Pradesh)
The Newalkars (Rulers of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh)
The Gaekwad (Baroda-Gujarat)

Historic warriors[edit]

During 17th century and Shivaji's reign
Mahadaji Shinde restored the Maratha domination on northern India
During 18th century and Peshwa rule
The 27 year war - India's longest fought war (1680 - 1707)
Leaders of Anglo Maratha Wars I,II,III (1775 - 1818)

Indian Independence Movement[edit]

Leaders of Ist War of Indian Independence (1857)
Father of Indian Unrest
Father of Indian Armed Struggle
First Political Murder in Indian Freedom Struggle


Father of Renaissance of Western India
Social Activists

Defence Leaders[edit]

Air Force

Religion and spirituality[edit]

Father of Hindu Nationalism in India


Speaker of Lok Sabha
First Female President of India
Deputy Prime Minister Of India
United Kingdom & Irish Politics
American Politics

Bureaucrats & Diplomats[edit]

Leo Varadkar- Irish Fine Gael politician and the current Taoiseach
Yashwant Narayan Sukthankar was the second Cabinet Secretary of India.
Foreign Service
Indian Administrative Service
Indian Civil Service

Founder, Jurists & Lawyers[edit]

Father of Indian Constitution

Business, Trade & Industries[edit]

Baba Kalyani was chairman and managing director of Bharat Forge.
Father of Indian Trade Union Movement

Fiscal Policy Leaders[edit]

Conceptualizer of RBI
RBI Governers


India's First Women University
First Female Teacher of India
Pioneer in Women Education


Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, first Indian lady doctor.
Astrophysicists Jayant Narlikar


Earth sciences[edit]

First Indian Women to Antarctica

Engineering and technology[edit]

Father of Indian Super Computers

Mathematics and statistics[edit]

Medicine and surgery[edit]

First Indian Female Physician
First Indian Female to receive PhD


Industrial design[edit]


Cinema and theatre[edit]

Dadasaheb Phalke, is credited as "The Father of Indian Cinema", made India's first full-length feature Raja Harishchandra

Rajinikanth -Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Nana Patekar
Dr. Vidyadhar Oke with 22-microtone harmonium

First Indian to receive the Oscar - Bhanu Athaiya

First Female Actress of India - Durgabai Kamat

Ashutosh Gowariker, directed Lagaan (nominated for Oscars, has 5 filmfare, 7 international awards)[28][29]
Models and beauty pageant winners


Playwright Vijay Tendulkar

Columnists and journalists[edit]


Other applied arts[edit]

Costume/Fashion Designers
Production Designers
Make Up Artists
Father of Indian Comic Books


Hindustani classical music[edit]

Music directors[edit]

Modern music[edit]





Outside Maharashtra[edit]

United Kingdom & Ireland
United States


Ramon Magsaysay - Asia's Noble
Bharat Ratna - Highest Civilian Award
Param Vir Chakra / Victoria Cross - Highest Military Decoration
Dada Saheb Phalke - Lifetime Contribution to Cinema
Jnanpith Award - Outstanding Contribution towards Literature
Academy Award - The "Oscar"
Fellow of Royal Society
Templeton award

See also[edit]


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