(Last Updated on : 14/08/2013)
Telegu people are rich in culture, values and custom . They highlight the ethnicity and tradition of Andhra Pradesh
where they are largely located. They also resides in neighbouring places like Karnataka
, Pondicherry, Maharashtra
. They have also migrated to foreign countries like Fiji, South Africa, Australia, Mauritius, Réunion , Malaysia, United States and the United Kingdom.
The region is home to eminent freedom fighters, philosophers , film personalities , academicians and many famous people of diversified fields like dance, sports, cinema etc.A comprehensive list , thus , is incorporated. Names of few Telegu freedom fighters are worth mentioning. They are Vuyalavada Narasimha Reddy , Alluri Sitaramaraju, Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, P. V. Narasimha Rao, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy,From education the names are quite few.V. S. Krishna, Former Vice-chancellor of Andhra University. Rao Bahadur S.Govinda Rajulu Naidu, First Vice-Chancellor of S.V.University, Thirupathi. C. R. Reddy, Founder & Vice-chancellor of Andhra University, Vice-chancellor of Mysore University.The names of famous businessmen and industrialists are K. V. K. Raju, founder of the Nagarjuna GroupB. Ramalinga Raju, founder of the Satyam group Ramoji Rao, founder of the Eenadu Group Renowned Scientists are yellapragada subba rao inventor of DEC for filariasis and antibiotics R.saidaiah inventor for RSH Group.
Sportsmen from various fields of sports have seen success and appreciation. To name a few are Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi and Pullela Gopichand. Others are cricketers like M.S.K. Prasad,Venugopal Rao ,Ambati Rayudu , Shivlal Yadav ,Venkatapathy Raju V.V.S. Laxman , Mohammed Azharuddin, Abbas Ali Baig ,Arshad Ayub, Ghulam Ahmed. Athletes are B.V.Sathyanarayana , Kodi Rammurthy Naidu ,Kalagara Raj Mohan.
Names of Award Winners are as follows:
Gnanpith Award :
C. narayana Reddy
Bharat Ratna :
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 1954
Padma Vibhushan :
Padma Bhushan :
Prof. Cingireddy Narayana Reddy Shri Vavilala Gopalakrishnaya
Padma Shree :
M. V. Rao Nerella Venumadhav Nageshwar Reddy B. Soma Raju D. V. S. Raju
V. V. S. Laxman (Cricket) Koneru Humpy (Chess) Achanta S. Kamal (Table Tennis)
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:
Pullela Gopichand, for badminton (2000-2001)
Karanam Malleswari, for weightlifting (1995-1996)
M. Shyamsundar Rao (Volleyball)
Yousuf Khan (Football) J. J. Shobha (Atletics)
Anil Krishnan (Rowing)
M. Srinivasa Rao (Physically challenged - badminton)
Sania Mirza (Tennis)
Mohammad Azharuddin (Cricket)
From the world of music names of famous people are Tallapaka Annamacharya (traditional), Chitti Babu , Oleti Venkateswarulu (Classical) . Besides Nagur Babu , Ramakrishna , S P Balasubrahmanyam P.B.Sreenivas ,Kunche Raghu, S.B.Charan are the singers who have successfully ventured in to the Indian .film industry. Danseuse are namely Tadepalli Perayya, Vempati Chinna Satyam and the originator of the Kuchipudi dance style namely Sidhendra Yogi, In the world of cinema actors like Jayaprada, Santhakumari , Jamuna Jayaprada and Chiranjeevi became the popular names in every corner of India.