List of famous Bhutanese people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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
(5th King of Bhutan)

21 February 1980

Dechencholing Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan

Pisces

Jetsun PemaJetsun Pema
(Queen Consort of Bhutan)

04 June 1990

Thimphu, Bhutan

Gemini

Jigme Singye WangchuckJigme Singye Wangchuck
(Former King of Bhutan)

11 November 1955

Dechencholing Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan

Scorpio

Jigme Dorji WangchuckJigme Dorji Wangchuck
(Third King of Bhutan)

02 May 1929

21 July 1972

Trongsa

Taurus

Tshering TobgayTshering Tobgay
(Prime Minister of Bhutan)

19 September 1965

Haa District, Bhutan

Virgo

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

1862 AD

07 August 1926

Bumthang District

Jigme ThinleyJigme Thinley
(Former Prime Minister of Nepal)

09 September 1952

Bumthang, Bhutan

Virgo

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse RinpocheDzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
(film director, screenwriter, Lama)

1961 AD

Eastern Bhutan

Khandu WangchukKhandu Wangchuk
(Prime Minister, Politician)

24 November 1950

Paro,Bhutan

Sagittarius

Khandu WangchukKhandu Wangchuk
(Prime Minister, Politician)

24 November 1950

Paro,Bhutan

Sagittarius

Jigme Palden DorjiJigme Palden Dorji
(Politician,Prime Minister)

1919 AD

06 April 1964

Bhutan House, Kalimpong

Sangay NgedupSangay Ngedup
(Prime Minister)

01 July 1953

Punakha, Bhutan

Cancer

Sangay NgedupSangay Ngedup
(Prime Minister)

01 July 1953

Punakha, Bhutan

Cancer

Lhendup DorjiLhendup Dorji
(Prime Minister)

06 October 1935

15 April 2007

Kalimpong, India

Libra

Kinzang DorjiKinzang Dorji
(Prime Minister, Politician)

19 February 1951

Chhali Gewog, Bhutan

Aquarius

Kinzang DorjiKinzang Dorji
(Prime Minister, Politician)

19 February 1951

Chhali Gewog, Bhutan

Aquarius

Yeshey ZimbaYeshey Zimba
(Prime Minister)

10 October 1952

Bhutan

Libra

Yeshey ZimbaYeshey Zimba
(Prime Minister)

10 October 1952

Bhutan

Libra

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