Did you know that Bhutan is the only country in the world that marks its growth and development in terms of GNH (Gross National Happiness) instead of GNP (Gross National Product)? The happiest country in Asia and the eighth happy country in world, Bhutan is one of the most ‘isolated’ countries in the world. This landlocked Himalayan kingdom is rich in culture and heritage and proffers travellers and tourists beautiful landscape, scenic views and untouched greenery. Just as this ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is famous for its beauty and ethnicity so are its nationals, celebrated for their works and their achievements. Of the most famous Bhutanese known to the world, some of them worth mentioning include Jigme Singye Wangchuk, the fourth Dragoon and the former King of Bhutan. He is responsible for modernizing this isolated Himalayan country. Jigme Singy Wangchuk not just introduced television to this mountainous country but also came up with a new constitution that helped the country make its transition from a monarchy to a democratic country. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, a religious leader, filmmaker and author, is credited for giving Bhutanese people food for thought with his films and books. Tshering Togbay is a renowned politician of Bhutan and also the incumbent Prime Minister since 2013. Know some other important and famous Bhutanese, their life and their works, with this write-up.
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
21 February 1980
5th King of Bhutan
Jigme Singye WangchuckJigme Singye Wangchuck
11 November 1955
Former King of Bhutan

Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
02 May 1929
Third King of Bhutan

Gongsa Ugyen WangchuckUgyen Wangchuck
1862 AD
The First Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan)

Chencho GyeltshenChencho Gyeltshen
10 May 1996

Tshering TobgayTshering Tobgay
19 September 1965
Prime Minister of Bhutan
Jetsun PemaJetsun Pema
04 June 1990
Queen Consort of Bhutan

Jigme ThinleyJigme Thinley
09 September 1952
Former Prime Minister of Nepal

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse RinpocheDzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
1961 AD
film director, screenwriter, Lama
Jigme Palden DorjiJigme Palden Dorji
14 December 1919

Lhendup DorjiLhendup Dorji
06 October 1935
Prime Minister
Khandu WangchukKhandu Wangchuk
24 November 1950
Prime Minister, Politician

Sonam TobgyeSonam Tobgye
15 November 1949

Sangay NgedupSangay Ngedup
01 July 1953
Prime Minister

Kinzang DorjiKinzang Dorji
19 February 1951
Prime Minister, Politician

Yeshey ZimbaYeshey Zimba
10 October 1952
Prime Minister