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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. The distinguished among them had been local chieftains, palace officials, officers of the Raja’s army and brave battle veterans, therefore invariably having attained fame in either government service or in the local army.

Eminent People of Kodavas  have achieved laurels in all walk of life and prominent in every field and are listed for the future generations to know 

Koothanda Poonacha a famous Kodava sportsperson was born in Virajpet, Coorg. He was an army personnel and extremely talented hockey professional with wide array of experience in coaching, training and leading international, national and regional… read more »

Kotarangada P Appanna is a famous Kodava sportsperson . He was on born 20 December 1988 in Virajpet is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka and Royal Challengers Bangalore as a specialist slow left arm  bowler and a right handed… read more »

Kulletira S Uthaiah is a famous Kodava sportsperson was an outstanding hockey player. He is the recipient of Ekalavya award, the highest sports honour accorded by the State Government. Achievements Mr. Uthaiah played for India… read more »

Kunjiyanda  Ayyanna was a national Athlete and a eminent sportsperson  who served in the army and later after resigning from the army joined the BEML Life Born 2 Aug 1929 Died 30- sept-1995 Family Father… read more »

Kuttanda Joshna Chinappa a famous Kodava sportsperson is the first Kodava and Indian who won the British Squash Championship, taking Indian squash to the pinnacle of fame and success. The youngest woman National Champion of… read more »

Ballachanda Len Aiyappa a famous Kodava sportsperson (born 31 March 1979) is an Indian professional field hockey player. He remained one of India’s best drag-flickers until he retired from the national team following a fallout with the Indian Hockey Federation in 2006.He last… read more »

Machanda Rohan Bopanna  was born on 4 March 1980. He is an Indian professional tennis player from Kodagu. His singles career high ranking was World No. 213 in 2007. His career high ranking in doubles was… read more »

Machettira Raju Poovamma a sportsperson was born on 5 June 1990 is an Indian sprinter who competes in the 400 metres event. Poovamma is a Beijing Olympics 2008 participant and is currently ranked No.2 in Asia in the 400… read more »

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