Some NRIs/PIOs with Tamizh roots
C K Prahalad (late)
“Late CK Prahalad : world famous Management and Corporate Strategy wizard. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.
Indra Nooyi (current CEO, PepsiCo, USA)
“IndraNooyi, CEO PepsiCo. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons.
Sundar Pichai (current CEO, Google, USA)
Science and Technology
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Nobel Prize, Physics, USA)
Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj AVSM, VSM (IEEE Alexander Bell medal winner, Stanford, USA)
Shiva Ayyadurai, American Scientist and Inventor.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Nobel Prize, Chemistry, USA)
Music and Entertainment Industry
R Prasanna (Carnatic Guitarist, USA)
Vijay Iyer (Jazz Pianist, Grammy nominee, USA)
Aziz Ansari (Actor, USA)
M. I. A (Rapper, United Kingdom) – born Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam
Mindy Kaling (Actress/Writer, USA) – born Vera Mindy Chokalingam
Sendhil Ramamurthy (Actor, USA)
M. Night Shyamalan (Movie Director, USA)
Nasser Hussain (Former England Cricket Captain, born in Chennai)