List of Maratha people
The Maratha (IPA: [ˈməraʈa]; archaically transliterated as Marhatta or Mahratta) is a group of castes in India found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "Marathas are people of India, famed in history as yeoman warriors and champions of Hinduism." They reside primarily in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
The list here includes people from the Maratha community.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle, (1630–1680), founder of the Maratha Empire (Hindvi Swarajya).
- Venkoji, Founder of the Thanjavur Kingdom, half-brother of Shivaji Maharaj.
- Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, (1657–1689), son of Shivaji Maharaj; second Chhatrapati of Maratha Swarajya.
- Rajaram Chhatrapati, (1670–1700), second son of Shivaji Maharaj; third Chhatrapati of Maratha Swarajya.
- Maharani Tarabai Bhonsle (née Mohite) (1675–1761), hailed as Bhadrakali, ruled as regent for her young son, Shivaji II until 1707.
- Chhattrapati Shahu (1682–1749), fourth Chhatrapati of the Maratha Swarajya.
- Shivaji II, son of Rajaram and Tarabai, Queen Tarabai ruled the empire as regent for her young son.
- Sambhaji II, son of Rajaram Chhatrapati and Rajasbai. His mother deposed his half-brother Shivaji II in 1711 and instead made Sambhaji the ruler (Chhatrapati) of Bhonsle house of Kolhapur.
- Rajaram II, fifth Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire.
- Raja Shahu II (1763–1808), Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire, Satara until 1808.
Others notable Maratha Empire people
- Maloji Raje Bhonsle (1552–1606, 1620 or 1622), Jagirdar and General under the Ahmadnagar Sultanate, first Bhosale to receive the title of "Raje".
- Shahaji Raje Bhonsle (1594–1664), father of Shivaji Maharaj. Jagirdar and General under the Ahmadnagar Sultanate and Adilshahi.
- Jijabai Bhonsle (née Jadhav), (1598–1674), wife of Shahaji Raje Bhonsle and mother of Shivaji.
- Prataprao Gujar (–1674), Commander-in-chief, also known as Sarnobat.
- Tanaji Malusare (-1670) - Maratha Commander whose audacious tactics won the fort of Kondana back from the Mughals. Tanaji died during the raid. The fort was renamed Sinhagad in his honour
- Hambirrao Mohite (1640–1687), Commander-in-chief, also known as Sarnobat, who took the side of Sambhaji even though he was brother of Soyarabai and fought against Mughals.
- Santaji Ghorpade (1660–1696), one of the most trusted General of Rajaram Chhatrapati.
- Dhanaji Jadhav (1650–1708), Commander-in-chief of Maratha forces under Rajaram and Tarabai, who led the fight against the Mughal Empire.
- Khanderao Dabhade ( –1729), Commander-in-chief who led the Marathas into Gujarat.
- Kanhoji Angre (1669–1729), Maratha Navy chief who was on the side of Maharani Tarabai and was later convinced by Balaji Vishwanath Bhat to come over Shahu's side.
- Mahadaji Shinde (1730–1792), Maratha ruler of the state of Gwalior in central India. De facto ruler of the Mughal empire in 1780s He was the fifth and youngest son of Sardar Ranoji Scindia.
Rulers under British colonial rule
- Bhonsle Maharajas of Kolhapur State, Satara, Sawantwadi State, Akkalkot State, Kingdom of Nagpur, and Barshi.
- Gaekwad Maharajas of Baroda State
- Scindia Maharajas of Gwalior State
- Pawar Maharajas of Dhar State and Dewas State (Sr and Jr).
Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan (12 March 1913 – 25 November 1984) First Chief Minister of Maharashtra (1 May 1960 – 14 November 1962), 5th Deputy Prime Minister of India (28 July 1979 – 14 January 1980), Minister of Home Affairs (14 November 1966 – 27 June 1970) & (28 July 1979 – 14 January 1980), Minister of External Affairs (10 October 1974 – 24 March 1977), Minister of Finance (27 June 1970 – 10 October 1974), Minister of Defence (14 November 1962 – 14 November 1966)
- Madhavrao Scindia (10 March 1945 - 30 September 2001) - Maharaja of Gwalior State, Former union minister of Railways, India
- Jyotiraditya Scindia Former union minister of state for power, India. Present Titular Maharaja of Gwalior State.
- Vasundhara Raje Scindia. Chief Minister of Rajasthan
- Laxmikant Parsekar, Current Chief Minister of Goa.
- Prithviraj Chavan (born 17 March 1946) - former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Former Union minister for state of Science & Technology, PMO.
- Shankarrao Chavan (14 July 1920 – 26 February 2004) - former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Home Minister of India.
- Vilasrao Deshmukh (26 May 1945 – 14 August 2012)- former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Union Minister of Science & Technology.
- Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Former Minister of India & Padmbhushan awardee
- Vasantdada Patil (November 13, 1917 – March 1, 1989) - former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Governor of Rajasthan.
- Sharad Pawar (12 December 1940 –)former Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Consumer Affairs in the Indian Central Government, formerly Defence Minister of India and thrice former Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Food and Public Distribution, India and former BCCI President and ICC President.
- Babasaheb Bhosale (15 January 1921 – 6 October 2007)- former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
- Ashok Chavan ( 1958 -) - former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and son of Shankarrao Chavan
- R. R. Patil, former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Home Minister of Maharashtra.
- Narayan Rane, Chief Minister of Maharashtra (Feb 1999 - Oct 1999).
- Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar - Chief Minister of Maharashtra (1985 - 1986)
- Pratapsingh Rane, six times Chief Minister of Goa (ruled the state for approximately 17 years).
- Tukoji Rao Pawar,(1963 – 19 June 2015) Titular Maharaja of Dewas State (Senior), 6 Times MLA in Madhya Pradesh State assembly
- Dr. D. Y. Patil, current Governor of Bihar.
- Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil, current Governor of Sikkim
- Gulabrao Patil (1921–1989)- President of Indian National Congress Maharashtra Pradesh Committee & Member of Parliament from Sangli.
- Vinod Tawde, current cultural and education minister of Maharashtra
- Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, Minister of State for Coal in the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
- Ajit Pawar - Deputy Chief Minister (Maharashtra) For two periods, 2010-2012 & 2012-2014
- Haribhau Bagade Current speaker of Maharashtra legislative assembly
- Eknath Shinde current MSRDC minister of Maharashtra
- Raosaheb Dadarao Danve current Maharashtra BJP President & Former Union minister of state for consumer affairs, food and public distribution, India
- Balasaheb Desai Former Home Minister and education minister of Maharashtra
- Chandrakant Bacchu Patil, Legislative Council Minister, Maharashtra
- Udayanraje Bhosale Member of Loksabha for Satara. Claimant to the throne and title of Chhatrapati of the now defunct Satara seat of royal Bhosle dynasty
- Dadaji Bhuse,State Co-operation Minister,Maharashtra
- Jayant Patil,former Home Minister,Maharashtra,member of legislative assembly
- Anant Geete,Central Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries,India,Shivsena Leader
- Shivajirao Adhalrao-Patil,Shivsena Leader,elected to Lok Sabha for third time consecutively
- Supriya Sule,Member of Parliament
- Vasant Davkhare,Deputy Chairman of Vidhan Parishad,elected as Deputy Chairman of Vidhan Parishad for 4 times
- Patangrao Kadam,former industries minister and Forest minister,maharashtra
- Ashish Shelar,Mumbai BJP Chief & MCA Vice-President
- Arvind Sawant,Shivsena Leader,Member of Parliament(South Mumbai)
- Vandana Chavan,rajya sabha MP,has held prominent positions,former Pune city mayor
- Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil,Leader Of Opposition,Maharashtra
- Balasaheb Thorat,former agriculture & revenue minister,Maharashtra
- Dilip Walse-Patil,Former Finance Minister,Maharashtra
- Anna Hazare,Top Social Worker & former army man
- Babanrao Lonikar,Current Cabinet Minister,Maharashtra
- Rajesh Tope,former technical education minister
- Vijaysinh Mohite–Patil,former rural development and tourism minister,Maharashtra
- Amit Deshmukh- MLA,Son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh
- Deepak Sawant,Health Minister,Maharashtra
- Vijay Shivtare,State water resources minister,Maharashtra
- Shrikant Shinde,Member of Parliament,son of Shivsena Leader Eknath Shinde
- Pratap Narayanrao Sonawane,Former BJP MLC
- Satej Patil,Former State Minister,Maharashtra
- Ramdas Kadam ,State minister of environrment, Maharashtra
- Subhash Bhamre, Union Minister of Health
- [Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale
- Shivaji Sawant (August 31, 1940 – September 18, 2002)
- Vishwas Patil (November 28, 1959 -)
- Purushottam Khedekar
- Atul Gawande (born November 5, 1965) - US based Rhodes Scholar, Surgeon, Public Health researcher, Writer and Journalist
- Naik Yashavantrao Ghadge, recipient of Victoria Cross.
- Namdeo Jadav, recipient of Victoria Cross.
- Rama Raghoba Rane, recipient of Param Veer Chakra.
- Santosh Mahadik
- Rajendra Singh Pawar, NIIT
- Baburao Govindrao Shirke B.G.Shirke Group of companies
- Sanjay Kakade Sanjay Kakade Group Pune
- Suresh Haware Haware Builders Mumbai
- Kailash Katkar, Founder and head of Quick Heal, An IT Security Solutions providing Company
- Ashok Kamte, killed in the 2008 Mumbai Attacks, recipient of Ashoka Chakra
- Suresh Khopade, IPS
- Vijay Salaskar, killed in the 2008 Mumbai Attacks, head of the Anti-Extortion Cell, Mumbai
- Vijay P. Bhatkar, computer science
- DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy
- P. B. Sawant, former Supreme Court judge.
- Ujjwal Nikam, high profile public prosecutor in famous cases (1993 Bombay blasts, 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, etc.
- Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, India's first individual Olympic medalist in freestyle wrestling, winning the bronze in wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Games.
- Maruti Mane, Hind Kesari, wrestler and former member of Rajysabha (Sangli), also olympic winner in wrestling.
- Nitin Ghule, gold medalist in the Guangzhou Asian Games, 2010.
- Ramchandra Parab, footballer who played for India in the 1948 Olympics in England.
- Sandeep Patil, former Indian cricketer.
- Sanjay Jagdale, former Indian cricketer and former member of the Selection Committee.
- Tejaswini Sawant, 2010 World Champion in the 50m Rifle Prone event at the 2009 ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany, and won the silver in Women's 50m rifle prone singles and bronze in Women's 50m rifle prone pairs (along with Meena Kumari) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
- Ajinkya Rahane Indian cricketer
- Kaustubh Pawar Indian Cricketer
- Vijay Zol Indian cricketer
- Kedar Jadhav Indian cricketer
- Jayesh Rane Indian footballer and striker at Chennaiyin Fc
- Anant Mane Marathi film director from Kolhapur .He was known for making films based on the folk art form Tamasha, and also directed a number of family melodramas. He teamed up with the music director Vasant Pawar and directed several hit movies in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Mane's 1961 film Manini won the President's Silver Medal for best regional film of the year.
- Dinkar D. Patil (1915–2005) - Film script Writer and director
- Dada Kondke- Actor and producer of Marathi Comedy plays and Films from 1970s and 80s
- Dadasaheb Torne, Marathi film producer
- Kunal Deshmukh, director
- Smita Patil (17 October 1955 – 13 December 1986) , Film Actress in Hindi and Marathi films
- Vijayendra Ghatge, Hindi Film and TV actor
- Vishram Sawant, director
- Riteish Deshmukh, Hindi and Marathi film actor
- Shivaji Satam, actor
- Rajinikanth (born Shivajirao Gaikwad) , One of the most popular star of films in Tamil and other south India languages
- Sachit Patil,actor
- Sagarika Ghatge,actress
- Ravi Jadhav,Director,has directed famous marathi movies "Time Pass" & "Time Pass 2"
- Prathamesh Parab,actor
- Sanjay Jadhav,Director,has directed high grosser film Duniyadari
- Shivaji Lotan Patil,International award winning director
- Sayaji Shinde (1952-), Actor
- Mahesh Manjrekar
- V.Shantaram, Recipient of Padma Vibhushan
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