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Eminent People of Kodava tribe have contributed immensely towards the growth of the Indian nation, despite them being in small numbers. Their most significant contributions are in the armed forces and in sports. Originally being land-owning militiamen farmers from Kodagu, hence their traditional twin occupations were as agriculturists and as soldiers. 

Eminent Sportspersons  of Kodavas  community who have achieved laurels in different sports and prominent in every field and are listed for the future generations to know 

Berera Poonam Belliappa is a sportsperson from Kodagu Born in 1979.She was one of the top athletes from Karnataka. Family Father Palecanda Belliapa Mother Palecanda Vimla Husband Berera  Bojanna Education Did her schooling in Stella… read more »

Bollanda Pramila Aiyappa a Kodava sportsperson was born on May 8, 1977, in Kodagu, an Indian heptathlon Queen Pramila made her official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she placed twenty-fourth in the women’s heptathlon event. Family Husband Bollanda P Aiyappa Daughter… read more »

Bollanda Unnathi Aiyappa from Kodagu is a sportsperson. She is the daughter of former Indian heptathlete Pramila Aiyappa and quartermiler B.P. Aiyappa. She won the Long-Jump Gold Medal in the U-14 category in the Junior… read more »

Boppanda Reema Appachu, a famous sportsperson from Kodagu is an International Throw ball player. She is currently playing for the National throw ball team. she works for a prestigious consulting firm in Bangalore. She aspires… read more »

Chenanda C Machaiah, a famous sportsperson is an accomplished boxing champion from Coorg. He was one of the boxer’s in the early days who has represented India at the International Stage. He has won a total… read more »

Chendanda Nikkin Thimmaiah, a famous Kodava sportsperson was born on 18 January 1991 in Kodagu. A professional Indian field Hockey player who plays at the forward position. He is a  talented sportsman that he also shined… read more »

Chendrimada Dechu Appaiah a very prominent sportsperson was the first kodavathi and first Women to play in International level Tennis. She was the first lady from Karnataka ( Then Mysore )  to win the Indian… read more »

Cheppudira Arun Machaiah born on 23rd July, 1955 is an ex-MLC of Kodagu, Karate master, President of the Coorg Orange grower’s society and a social worker. On the political front, he joined Congress in 1979… read more »

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