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This section on 'Newsmakers' is has a feature on Hyderabadis who have been making news from the historic city of Hyderabad.We have profiles over 225 personalities from all walks of life. From time to time we will be profiling Hyderabadis who are making the city proud by their achievements.

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Newsmakers (Archives from 1999 -2013)

Nikhil Kumar
Young Hyderabadi Sailor’s journey from Monda Market to Hong Kong

DJ Prithvi
Hyderabadi DJ doing Remix Tracks with German pop singer & Fashion icon Stellag For new single album

Stanley Suresh
becomes the first artist in the world to launch his individual gallery on mobile platform

Syed Azmatullah Hussaini
Appointed General Secretary of Indian Youth Congress


Raja Rithvik
bags Silver Medal in National Schools Chess Championship-2012 in Under-9 category

3 Hyderabadis:
Selected to compete at All India Finals of Karaoke World Championship

PV Sindhu:
The New Indian badminton sensation from Hyderabad

Dr.Gokhale & team
Create a milestone achievement with APs first Lung Transplantation Surgery in Hyderabad

A.G. Krishnamurthy
Autobiography of Legendary Adman A.G. Krishnamurthy launched at Hyderabad

Dinesh Kumar
Assumes charge as Executive Director of Food Corporation of India (FCI)

VVS Laxman
Announces retirement from international cricket

Prof.Anunay Samanta
Chosen for the prestigious Thomson Reuters Research Excellence – India Citation Awards 2012

Dr.Surya Prakash Singh
IICT scientist selected for NASI Young Scientist

Saina Nehwal
Wins bronze after opponent pulls out.Creates history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to reach the semifinals
of the Olympics


Parupalli Kashyap
Hyderabads Shuttler Kashyap becomes the
1st Indian man ever to make it to quarter-finals
of the badminton  at  Olympics

Gagan Narang
Hyderabads Ace shooter Gagan Narang brings glory to India by winning the country's first medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games

Minnie Mathew
Appointed as new Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh


Saina Nehwal
AP government announces 50 lakh cash incentive for Saina Nehwal

Devendra Surana
Elected as President of FAPCCI for 2012-13

University of Hyderabad Scientist and his team discover
New Tools
 to  Study Unstable Pre-Transition States

Venu Donepudi & Vijay Gummadi
CarZ opens nine new outlets across Andhra Pradesh

Sarvamangala Chavali
Fashion designer and boutique ‘Anagha’ owner

Dr.Rosina Nasir
selected for Research Fellowship from
 University of California

Aditi Rao
wins Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize

M.Tech student
Offered 35 Lakhs job offer

Dr. Rathi V Iyer
University of Mississippi excellence award to Hyd doctor

Nayanika Reddy
wins Asian Tennis Championship

Prof CR Rao
Doyen of India Statistics Prof CR Rao conferred Guy Medal in Gold of the Royal Statistical Society, UK

B.Shekhar Babu
Mountaineer from Hyderabad reaches the highest mountain in Africa

Suresh Kumar
US Trade Official Reaffirms Ties to India with Visit to Hyderabad

Teen Painting Sensation

Hyderabadi youth invited to speak at Alternative Nobel Prize function in Germany

Dinaz to participate in ‘Ms. Fitness Universe 2010’
&`Ms. Fitness World 2010`

Mr. Umapathi, IPS
Hyderabad Policeman Honored for Fighting Human Trafficking

Mr. L. Suresh
is the new President of ITsAP

Namdhari Surat Singh Malhotra
Elected Lions District Governor


Dr.Ramachandran Kavil
ISB Professor Part of Six-Member Delegation for Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

Dr.Guru N. Reddy
NRI Doctor from Hyderabad elected President of the largest county medical society in USA

Dr. Velaga Venkatappayya
Is the truly unsung hero of Library Science in AP


Vijay Gummadiand Venu Donepudi
Two youth promise to revolutionize and professionalize car mechanical services

Akaash Deshmukh
City kid bags first prize in the national YoungBull$
Money Challenge 2009

Rajiv Trivedi, IPS
IPS from AP pays tributes to martyrs through 42 Km marathon run

Isaiah R. Sanam
Crowned Asian champion at the Asian Archery Championship

Ankit Fadia
The coolest ethical hacker in the world, Ankit Fadia co-hosts India's first tech show "What the Hack!" on MTV

Dr. K. Seshagiri Rao
UoH Faculty selected as Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland


Siva Kumar
From Hyderabad crowned as the Chief Photographer Fan for the Royal Challengers

UoH Professor Awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

Mr. T. Venkattram Reddy
Has been elected President of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2009-10

Ms.Nitheen Kaperi
Selected to visit Germany to interact with Nobel Laureates

Yamini Reddy
Enthralled Prime Ministers and heads of countries at SCO Summit in Russia

P Anuradha Reddy
Renowned aviation historian P Anuradha Reddy to chronicle the history of aviation in Mumbai

Vijay Mohanraj:
Takes charge as Chairman of TAAI-AP Chapter

Professor Seyed E. Hasnain
Honoured with Robert Koch Fellowship

Nagendra Karri
After the English Film “Where Are You Sophia?” Indian Born Film Maker from AP Plans Next Big Budget Film “Mobster

Mr. Sarabjeet Singh
Taj Hotels appoints Mr. Sarabjeet Singh as Head of Operations for Taj GVK Hotels and GM - Taj Krishna

Mohammed Azharuddin
Wins the Lok Sabha seat from Moradabad

Mr. Nawabzada Mohammed Saad Bin Jung
Hyderabadi Wildlife Enthusiast launches First-of-its-Kind Wildlife Deluxe Tented Camp – ‘The Bison’

Ashish Mangalampalli
Wins the prestigious Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Program Award

Hyderabad Baby
wins the crown as the National Huggies Superstar 2008


Smt.Alka Bangur
President of India presents  ‘Rashtriya Sevaratna Samman’

Dr.Y Venugopal Reddy
Former RBI Governor joins UoH as an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics

Talat Aziz
was in city for a Noble Cause

P Abraham
'Memoirs of an IAS Officer - From Powerless Village to Union Power Secretary" Its the first autobiography of an IAS Officer from AP

Professor Seyed E. Hasnain
FICCI Award to Vice-Chancellor, UoH

Yasmina and Nandini
Set out to create GreenMango as a company that would improve the lives of the small business entrepreneurs

Col Jojan Thomas:
Honoured with Ashok Chakra


Dr. K. Srinath Reddy:
wins two prestigious awards in the field of Public Health

Saina Nehwal
'Most promising player of 2008'

Anuradha Agarrwal
'Nurturing over 1000 varieties of plants at home'

P.Narendra Nath & Dr. P.R.Raju
Exhibition of Paintings,Sculptures & Masks at Art Study Circle

Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy
CM described as the "Abhinava Bhagiratha" by industry leaders at FAPCCI meet

Narendra Paruchuri
"International Printer of the Year 2008" Award for Pragati Offset

B.Ganesh Sharma
Launches a website to combat traffic congestions

Dr. A.K. Purohit
Author of Cerebral Palsy Book

'In service of the disabled'
Mr. K. Sudhakar
Sudha Cars Museum is the first and only handmade Wacky Car museum in the world

Dinaz Vervatwala
 'The Fitness Guru'

Karuna Gopal
Foundation for Futuristic Cities: Branding Cities

Sahith Reddy Theegala
'The young Tiger Woods in the making'

Praja Rajyam Launched.Vows to change Andhra politics

Vijayapal Pathloth
The dancing Marvel
Colonel Jojan Thomas
With the valiant death of Col Jojan Thomas from Hyderabad, India lost another of its brave sons in the frontline of war against terrorism

Sharad Gupta
One of the prime talents in Ghazal singing to emerge from Hyderabad

Saina Nehwal
18-year-old from Hyderabad is the first ever woman shuttler from India to enter the  quarter finals in any olympics

Seyed E. Hasnain
Prestigious International Award to Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain,Vice-Chancellor,University of Hyderabad

Gagan Narang
One of India's best bet in Beijing

Youth just out of college brings out "Enno Aashalatho", a Telugu audio album

Jayakrishna Gummadi
"The Ace Cinematographer"

M. Narsimha Rao
VP & Centre Head Infosys Technologies, Hyderabad, elected new President of HYSEA

Khan Ali Khan
City youth makes it big in singing.
Achieves unique distinction of completing 1000 stage performances

Hyderabad Brother's
 D. Seshachari and D. Raghavachari
"They have the distinction of being one of the most popular vocal duos  in Carnatic music today"

Ayyappa Nagubandi
Chief Software Architect of the World's 1st voice e-mail from India

Dr.Pavan Reddy, M.D.
One of the youngest Indians to receive the Alaina J Enlow Scholar Award

Mr. Gandra Praveen Rao
City Caterer makes it big in culinary art

Nagesh Kukunoor
Iqbal is yet another feel-good film from the renowned Hyderabadi Director

Ram Gopal verma
Sarkar' is yet another notable movie from the Stylish Director

Raj Sharma
Hyderabadi has been recognised as one of "America's 100 Top Brokers"

Karan Bilimoria
UK's youngest university chancellor

Shyam Benegal
Receives rave reviews for His Patriotic film on Subhas Chandra Bose

S.A. Ibrahim
Hyderabadi to Lead Global Credit Enhancement Company

Mithali Raj
Captains India for its first ever World Cup final appearance

Gagan Narang
City Shooter bags gold at the Commonwealth Shooting  Championships in Melbourne

Appointed brand ambassador for Tetra Pak

Mukkaram Jah
The grandson of the last Nizam Of Hyderabad was on a visit to the city

Sania Mirza
The First Indian woman to enter the third round of a Grand Slam tennis event

Sekhar Kammula
Software engineer turned director after 'Dollar Dreams' makes a comeback with 'Anand'


Mr.Philip Joy
The City based 'automobile wizard' who  invented the  'fuel saving mechanical device' -the first of its kind in the world that could save the nation almost Rs10,000 crores annually  goes unnoticed.

Veena Gundavelli
Chairperson and Founder of US based Emagia Corporation

Shukoor Ahmed
V-Empower Inc. has made a Big Difference in 2004's Presidential Election

Pandit Jasraj
The contemporary doyen of North Indian vocals
 Visits the city every year
during Nov for the
Pandit Motiram-Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh

Diya Mirza
City beauty again hits the silver screen with 'Tumsa Nahi Dekha '

Dr.Ramesh Sonti
City scientist gets Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award

MF Husain
Signs 100 cr deal for 125 Paintings

Jagdish Chintala
The Artist

V.K. Rishika
Just ten, V.K. Rishika is already a veteran of over a forty Bharatnatyam stage performances.


Nagesh Kukunoor
From HB1 to HB2

Nandamuri Balakrishna
Real life shooting at two film producers

Siddharth & Preeti
Winners of Hyderabad round of Zee TV’s India’s Best 'Yeh taiyyar hain apne Big Break ke liye'

Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy
The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

Asaduddin Owaisi & Anjan Kumar Yadav
Wins the Hyderabad and Secunderabad LS seats respectively

Dr.C. Ratnakar
Hyderabad Doctor invited to participate in Int’l Conference on Cytopathology

The national award winning actress from Hyderabad

Maqbool Fida Husain
The son-in-law of Hyderabad

Mr. Sam Mathan
The Hyderabadi Trailblazer

VVS Laxman
Architects India's most famous series win in Pakistan

Samina Ali
The first Muslim Indian woman in the US to release a book

Mr. Mani Shankar
Hyderabad based Director's second Hindi feature film, 'Rudraksh' promises 75 minutes of animation and visual effects

Ms. Asha Kumar
SriLankan Airlines appoints Ms. Asha Kumar as their Sales Manager for Andhra Pradesh

Vignan Pattamatta
City boy selected to participate in the Mars exploration rover mission.

Under who's name, runs one of the largest and most successful Indian cooking sites on the Internet now lives in Hyderabad

Ajaikumar Reddy
One of the "Two" big professional hunters in India in eradicating the menace of human killing by Man Eating Tigers

Rev.K.I.Philip Raman
"The Messiah of the downtrodden"


Shukoor Ahmed
Washington Post features Hyderabadi who Wants to Give Small Organizations Web Expertise

Shyam Benegal
The pioneer of new cinema is now making a film on Subhas Chandra Bose

A.T. Rayudu
Hyderabad's Batting sensation has been included in the Indian probables for the upcoming test series against New Zealand.

Babban Khan
The Guinness record holder for the longest running play, Adrak Ke Panje has had over 10,000 shows in more than 27 languages.

Dr. Newton, M.B.B.S., M.D.,
"Past-life Regression Therapist"

Karan Bilimoria
Declared London Entrepreneur of the Year 2003

Sania Mirza
Hyderabad's teenage tennis sensation wins wimbledon title

Abhishek Datt & Narsimha Rao
Team from Cyberabad takes on Microsoft by creating an alternative to Windows

Mrs.Tania Soni
Mrs India from Hyderabad is all set to contest for the Mrs. World Pageant

Ram Gopal Verma
"Redefining Film Making"

The Bathini Goud Brothers
The Family with a wonder Fish Medicine for 'Asthma' draws World Attention

Arvind Chenji
The happening photographer in town

Amala Akkineni
The Animal Advocate of Hyderabad

Mrs. Shashikala
Mother from Hyderabad wins Rs 2lakhs for Son’s Graduation on Purchase of Ariel

Zaki Qureshey
City based avid hacker is the CEO and co-founder
of the e2 Labs

Rajesh Touchriver
Hyderabadi film Director's Debut film nominated for Cannes Film Festival

Mr Satish Reddy
Elected as the Chairman,CII

Karan Bilimoria
Cobra Beer Wins ‘Business of the Year’ Award

Babban Khan
The Guinness record holder for the longest running play, Adrak Ke Panje has had over 10,000 shows in more than 27 languages

Reggie Verghese
Hyderabad's only Gladrags winner


Teegala Krishna Reddy
The Mayor of Hyderabad completes one year in Office

E Niwas
The lad who made a very humble beginning as Ram Gopal Verma's tea -boy has become one of the most sought after new breed of directors of Bollywood.

Raju Narisetti
Nizam College graduate appointed the Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe

Mahesh Veerina
The Founder CEO of Ramp Networks first Started his operations in Hyderabad

Dr.Sharadkumar Dicksheet
"An alumni of Nizam College is the fastest Plastic surgeon in the world"

Nagesh Kukunoor
wins achievement award for Creative & Performing Arts

Karan Bilimoria
Indian from Hyderabad Awarded ‘Asian of the

year 2002’

Hyderabad's Batting sensation


Pandit Jasraj
The contemporary doyen of North Indian vocals comes to the city every year during Nov for the Pandit Motiram-Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh

Shukoor Ahmed
OU Bsc student becomes a leader, a Community Activist and a Concerned US Citizen

Laxman Aelay
One of the most happening names in Art Circles in Hyderabad

Ramalinga Raju
Wins Corporate Citizen of the Year Award

Dr. V. Nagesh
American Biographical Institute confers International honour to Hyderabad’s renowned Hypnotist

Sreekanth Ravi & Sudhakar Ravi
Two Hyderabadi brothers builds world class security solutions company in US

Mithali Raj
Records the highest individual score in Women's Test cricket

Maqbool Fida Husain
The acclaimed painter is in the city for shooting of his new film Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities

KNT Sastry
City based film Director wins the National Award for 'Tiladaanam'

Bollywood's most gorgeous actress  from Hyderabad bags the National Award for Best Actress

Mohammed Azharuddin
The only cricketer in the world to be stranded on 99 Test appearances  longs for a recall

Master Samudrala Adarsh Rao
A Tiny-toddler’s tryst with computers

Dr. Abdul Kalam 
The father of India's missile program conceived most of the research and development during his tenure at DRDL, Hyderabad.
The Bathini Goud Brothers
The Family with a wonder fish medicine for 'asthma' draws world attention

Dr.Akkineni Nageshwara Rao
Silver screen's big time star ANR enters small screen 

Ajaikumar Reddy
One of the 'top two professional game hunters' prior to the ban on big game hunting in India is now the author of an exciting book on 'Man eating Tigers'.

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan
Lok Satta founder bags Yudhvir Award

Vivek Oberoi
The first super star from Hyderabad

Ram Gopal verma
"Redefining Film Making"

Mani Shankar
Hyderabad based directors '16 December' is a never-before seen digital special effects film

A. Ranadheer Kumar,
A 27 year old city’s youth achieves rare distinction. First Indian and third Asian to achieve this unique honour

Ramana Venkata
Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Stratify
Hyderabad born techie is the brain behind 'one of the 100 companies that matter in knowledge management'

Shyam Benegal
A pioneer of the new cinema in India has his roots in Hyderabad

Pandit Jasraj
The contemporary doyen of North Indian vocals comes to the city every year during November  for the Pandit Motiram-Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh
T. Sony Roy
'E-mail Informer' is the Invention of the Year-2001

P.Gopi Chand
The Second Indian to win the All England Championship was the most notable Newsmaker from Hyderabad in 2001
Dr.Sharadkumar Dicksheet
"An alumni of Nizam College is the fastest Plastic surgeon in the world"

Nagesh Kukunoor
After ' Hyderabad Blues' and 'Rockford', 'Bollywood Calling' is an honest fun-filled look at the world of Bollywood filmmaking

Lubaina Tyebji :Has to her credit a gripping documentary on the Nizam of Hyderabad

Dr.Anji Reddy:Forbes features him on its cover as the 'Face of the new Indian Pharmaceutical Industry'
P.Narender Reddy:The Artist Harsha Bhogle: The Voice of Cricket

Hyderabad Brother's
D. Seshachari and D. Raghavachari

"They have the distinction of being one of the most popular vocal duos in Carnatic music today"

Bollywood's Most Gorgeous Actress  from Hyderabad is making waves with  'Chandni Bar'

Diya Mirza
beauty to hit the silver screen with 'RHTDM'
Prince Mukkaram Jah
The grandson of the last Nizam Of Hyderabad  

N Shivlal Yadav 
Selected as national selector for the second time.

Arshad Ayub 
The Hyderabadi cricketer is searching for Sachins

Nagesh Kukunoor
After ' Hyderabad Blues' and 'Rockford', 'Bollywood Calling' is an honest fun-filled look at the world of Bollywood filmmaking

Miss. V. Pushpagiri
The topper in the state in the ISC Class XII examinations with a percentage of 95.75%.

Mr.Ajay Kumar:
Chief Operating Officer, SHV Energy India Limited This is the first time ever that an Indian is given the full charge to operate Indian operations.

Raju Narisetti:
He is one of the most senior journalists of South Asian origin working in the American newspapers business. He is news editor, national news desk of The Wall Street Journal, and in charge of several beats, including marketing, media, advertising, retail, consumer products & sports coverage.

Mukesh Kumar
International hockey star from Hyderabad is now the captain of the Indian Hockey Team.

Chippa Sudhakar:The Artist

Vijay Takanti
"JNTU bachelor makes it big in US with invincible e-biz mod
Jasvinder Dhani
The first Punjabi Pop Singer from Hyderabad
Ajay Puri
Hyderabad born child prodigy-the youngest software kid of the world is back in the city.
Sania Mirza
The first Indian women to win a match at Wimbledon
Kanyaboyina Sudhakar 
The Mini car Designer.

Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan
Founder of 'Lok Satta' is fighting for electoral reforms.
B.V. Pattabhi Ram
"The Hypnosis Man"

The Bathini Goud Brothers
The Family with a wonder fish medicine for 'asthma' draws world attention 

The past-life Regression therapist.
B.Narsing Rao:
"The Classic Director"
Premchandra Rao
located successfully a record of 20,000 bore wells all over the world.

Chukka Ramiah
"The IIT Coaching Guru"

Abid Abedi
Abid Abedi, CEO of The Adea Group arrived in the U.S, a teenager with $100 and a suitcase seeking the American dream. In four years he has built a Company that is projected to reach $100 Million in sales.
T. Sony Roy:
28 yr old City Scientist invents astonishing gadgets.

Mahesh Murthy:The Marketing Guru.

VVS Laxman
 "Scores the highest runs in Indian Test history".

P.Gopi Chand
"The Second Indian to win the All England Championship"

Rev.K.I.Philip Ramban
"The Messiah of the downtrodden"

Talat Aziz: India's finest Ghazal singer hails from Hyderabad.

Mr.Philip Joy: 
The inventor of  'fuel saving mechanical device' -the first of its kind in the world that could save the nation almost Rs 10,000 crores annually " goes unnoticed.
Dr Anji Reddy:Has won the Padmashree Award for his outstanding contribution to trade and economic activity.
Dr SharadKumar Dicksheet :The Fastest Plastic Surgeon in the World.

The National Institute of Amateur Radio: Kudos to the team of City based ' The National Institute of Amateur Radio for establishing instant communication lines in quake affected  Gujarat.

M F Husain ...to dedicate 'Cinema Ghar' to art lovers of his adopted City.

Dr.U.C.Kulshrestha: International award for city scientist.

Dr. Vidya Sagar Kora:An alumni of Gandhi Medical College is now the Coroner of La Porte County, Indiana State, USA.
Vijay Prasanna Pullur &
Jay Raghavendra
:Two Brothers from Hyderabad dares to take on the likes of IBM ,Sun & Oracle
Mr.Pervaram Ramulu:The New City Police Commissioner.

Diya Mirza: City girl is the first Indian to win the Miss Asia Pacific Pageant.
Ms. Madhavi Pandu:City Woman wins Rs.10 lakh in Zee TV’s Sawaal Dus Crore Ka
Stephen Ravindra, I.P.S:This year's  AP Cadre IPS officer is from Hyderabad. Mr.Vijaya Kumar Gupta:City Industrialist is ELCINA's National President.
Sekhar Kammula: Software engineer turned director wins National Award

Hari krishna Prasad,MD, NetInida, Worlds First e-mail gadget is from Hyderabad

Neeraja Gotru:IPS City girl is the demigod of Porbandar.

Ms. Vani Kola :Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the $1.25 billion RightWorks Corporation is on a sensational visit to the city.

Mr.Suheim Sheikh: Stunning Stock Market Software From Cyberabad. Sanjiv Sidhu : The fastest Growing Hyderabadi in the World.
Shivani Rajesh Kadakia: Hyderabadi American child prodigy. Hummm : Hyderabad's First IndiPop Band

K.N.T.Sastry: Critic turned Film-maker wins National Award.
Chandrashekar Reddy: City-born engineer makes a mark in digital range.
Ms Frauke Quader : The German Lady who has rocked Hyderabad. Guru Raj Babladi : A Unique musician with a Unique Idea.
Harsha Bhogle: The voice of cricket.

Major Jason Jacob Jesu The Youngest Army Officer To Be Decorated With Two National Gallantry Awards.
Sreedhar Reddy: Worlds first ISP in a Box
Anil Kumar & Mr.Y.V.Prasad :   First of its kind Software for e-business.
Biju Mathew : An Hyderabadi who brought New York to a halt. Rajiv Gupta : An Hyderabadis march into the chapter 2 of Internet.

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