Mudaliar also Mudali, Moodley (Tamil: முதலியார் மற்றும் முதலி) Tamil It is derived from the honorary title Mudali meaning a person of first rank in the Tamil chola feudal society which was bestowed upon top-ranking bureaucratic officials and army commanders in medieval South India. The surname is generally prevalent among Indian Tamils (Nattar) and the Tamil diaspora though it is also used in other parts of South India.


CN Annadurai•Sir PT Rajan• Arcot Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar• Ponnambalam Arunachalam• Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy•Mylswamy Annadurai•M. Bhaktavatsalam• AR Rahman• Others
Total population
23.6 Million(Approx)(in southern india) 42.7 million (all over world).
Regions with significant populations
Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, Pondicherry, Singapore, Malaysia, Banglore, Chittoor, Nellore districts and Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh

Tamil (Mother Tongue), Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu


Hinduism, Christianity

Related ethnic groups

Vellalar, Tamil people, Dravidian people

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