Chandrasekhar or Chandra Shekhar is an Indian name and may refer to a number of individuals. Etymologically, the name comes from the Sanskrit words "चन्द्र (candra)", meaning "moon", and "शेखर (zekhara)", meaning "crest" or "crown" which is an epithet of Hindu god Shiva. The name may refer to:
In politics and activism:
- Chandrasekhar Azad (1906–1931), Indian revolutionary
- Chandra Shekhar Singh known as Chandra Shekhar (1927–2007), former Prime Minister of India
- Sripati Chandrasekhar (1918–2001), an Indian demographer and politician
- K M Chandrasekhar (born 1948), Indian Cabinet Secretary
- Chandra Shekhar Dubey (born 1946), member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India
- Chandrashekhar Prasad (died 1997), assassinated Indian student activist
- Chandrashekhar Singh (1915–1976), deputy leader of the Communist Party of India
- Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (born 1945), Indian cricketer
- Chandrasekhar Gadkari (1928–1998), Indian cricketer
In arts and entertainment:
- Chandra Sekhar Yeleti (born 1973), Tollywood film director
- Jay Chandrasekhar (born 1968), American film actor, director and writer
- Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, Indian film director and writer
- Chandrashekhara Kambara (born 1937), Indian poet, playwright, and professor
- Chandrashekhar (born 1922), Bollywood film actor
In science and academia:
- Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar (1930–2004), Indian physicist.
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910–1995), British Indian-American astrophysicist and Nobel laureate in physics.
- Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (1888–1970), was an Indian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics.
- Chandrashekhar Khare, professor of mathematics at the University of California Los Angeles
- Chandra Sekhar Sankurathri, founder of free Sarada Vidyalayam School and Srikiran Institute of Ophthalmology
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