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This page is a list of notable Marathi people. The Marathi people are of diverse ethnic groups (common in both the North and the South) that inhabit the Maharashtramarker region and state of western Indiamarker.


Marathas, prior to 1818.





Military leaders



Business and industry


  • Founder of Gurukul
  • Ajit Rangnekar - Deputy Dean, International School Of Business, Hyderabad
  • Sudhir Kale[483620] - Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of Globalization and Development Center, Bond University, Australia. Prolific researcher in international marketing, and a gaming scholar and consultant with over 150 publications to his credit.
  • Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar - Orientologist on whose name BORI is named
  • Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane - Sanskrit scholar. He served as the Vice-Chancellor of Bombay University. Recipient of Bharat Ratna 1963
  • Professor Dattatreya Gopal Karve - Professor and economist. First Principal of the Brihan Maharastra College of Commerce
  • Irawati Karve - Doctorate in Anthropology from Berlin University in 1930
  • Colonel Prakash Khandekar - Retired Army Officer and mentor to over 500 officers in the Indian Army
  • Professor Pramod Khargonekar [483621] - Dean, College of Engineering at the University of Florida, and well known researcher in the field of control systems
  • Wrangler R. P. Paranjpe - First Indian to become a Senior Wrangler at Cambridge Universitymarker. He sacrificed higher salaries and worked as the principal of Fergusson College for over twenty years
  • Professor Suhas Patankar - Inventor of the groundbreaking SIMPLE algorithm for solution of Navier-Stokes equation that revolutionalized the world of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Dr. Pramod Pandurang Vitkar - Director, RS College of Engineering, Pune. Prominent Soil Technologist
  • Professor S. V. Kogekar Principal, Fergusson College, Pune (1957-1964) and Principal of BMCC (1949-50). Beloved Professor of Economics and Political Science. He was an exceptional teacher and an orator, both in English and Marathi. Known for speaking his mind without mincing any words. He was blacklisted for his Kale Memorial Lecture in 1976, during the Emergency, against the extension of the term of the Parliament

Science and technology

Cinema and theatre



Pop music


  • Shooting sports-
  • Anjali Bhagwat - Former World No. 1 ranked Rifle sharp-shooter
  • Tejaswini Sawant - Gold medalist in Women's 10m Air Rifle singles and Women's 10m Air Rifle Pairs (with Avneet Kaur Sidhu) events at the Commonwealth Games at Melbourne.

  • Swimming -
  • Virdhawal Khade - Tabbed as "Fastest 15-year-old in the world" in 50 m, 100 m and 200 m Freestyle in 2006. Asian Champion in Swimming.




See also

  • List of Marathi poets
  • Marathi Journalists
  • Kumar Ketkar
  • Suresh Dwadashiwar
  • Govind Talwalkar
  • Dinkar Raikar
  • Prakash Pohare
  • Sudheer Pathak
  • Shailesh Pande
  • Pavin Tokekar
  • Shrikant Bojewar
  • Rajeev Khandekar
  • Bharatkumar Raut
  • Sukrut Khandekar
  • Rahi Bhide
  • Sanjay Raut
  • Rahul Pande
  • Anant Dixit
  • Shrimant Mane
  • Mukund Sangoram
  • Rajanish Rane
  • Yogesh Joshi

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