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Chennai ranks 216th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Toulouse, Richmond, Virginia, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Memorable people born in Chennai include Pete Best, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Engelbert Humperdinck. Memorable people who died in Chennai include Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, K. Kamaraj, and V. V. Giri. Chennai has been the birth place of many actors and musicians and the death place of many politicians and actors. Chennai is located in India.

Chennai, also known as Madras, is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the largest cultural, economic and educational centres of south India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitutes the Chennai Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world. The traditional and de facto gateway of South India, Chennai is among the most-visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. It was ranked the 43rd-most visited city in the world for the year 2015. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Chennai attracts 45 percent of health tourists visiting India, and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. As such, it is termed "India's health capital". Chennai has the fifth-largest urban economy of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1987, Chennai was the birth place of 33 globally memorable people, including Pete Best, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Engelbert Humperdinck. Additionaly, 17 globally memorable people have passed away in Chennai including Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, K. Kamaraj, and V. V. Giri.

People Born in Chennai

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People Deceased in Chennai

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Most individuals born in present day Chennai were actors (15), musicians (2), writers (2), tennis players (2), and politicians (1),  while most who died were politicians (4), actors (4), writers (3), astronomers (1), and social activists (1).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Chennai, including Suriya, Rekha, and Vijay. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Chennai, including Suriya, Rekha, and Vijay.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 5 globally memorable people born in Chennai since 1700.