When we talk of famous Colombians, singer Shakira and actress Sofía Vergara are undoubtedly among the first names that come to our minds. This is not at all surprising given that Columbians are well known for their love for dance, music and entertainment, supported by their diverse tradition in the arts. Ethnically diverse, Columbia has a rich cultural heritage as it was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples including the Muisca, Quimbaya, and Tairona. The influence of European culture is also evident as the nation was once under the colonial rule of Spain. Even after gaining independence in the mid-19th century, Colombia faced a century of war, violence and political chaos and was able to gain relative political stability only in the recent decades.
Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949
Colombian Drug Lord
Manuela EscobarManuela Escobar
25 May 1984
Pablo Escobar's Daughter

ShakiraShakira
02 February 1977
Singer

Lil PumpLil Pump
17 August 2000
Rapper

Omayra SánchezOmayra Sánchez
29 August 1972
Victim of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano

Griselda BlancoGriselda Blanco
15 February 1943
Drug Trafficker
John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964
Actor, Stand-up Comedian

Sebastián MarroquínSebastián Marroquín
24 February 1977
Son of Pablo Escobar

James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
12 July 1991
Football Player

J BalvinJ Balvin
07 May 1985
Singer
Karol GKarol G
14 February 1991
Singer

Virginia VallejoVirginia Vallejo
26 August 1949
Author
Maria Victoria HenaoMaria Victoria Henao
1961 AD
Pablo Escobar's Wife

Carlos LehderCarlos Lehder
07 September 1949
Drug Lord

Sebastián YatraSebastián Yatra
15 October 1994
Singer
Zulay HenaoZulay Henao
29 May 1979
Actress

Isabella GomezIsabella Gomez
09 February 1998
Actress
Juan Manuel SantosJuan Manuel Santos
10 August 1951
President of Colombia

Carmen VillalobosCarmen Villalobos
13 July 1983
Actress, Model

Ximena DuqueXimena Duque
30 January 1985
Actress
Juan Pablo RabaJuan Pablo Raba
14 January 1977
Actor

Stella ArroyaveStella Arroyave
20 March 1956
Actress
Alex SensationAlex Sensation
22 April 1979
Musical Artist

MalumaMaluma
28 January 1994
Musician

Nina GarciaNina García
03 May 1965
Fashion Journalist

Gabriel Garcia MarquezGabriel Garcia Marquez
06 March 1927
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Anllela SagraAnllela Sagra
06 October 1993
Fitness Model
Carlos ValdesCarlos Valdes
20 April 1989
Actor

Sebastian VillalobosSebastian Villalobos
17 January 1996
YouTuber

Mario RuizMario Ruiz
01 October 1993
YouTuber

Nathalie ParisNathalie Paris
23 October 1999
YouTuber
Daniela OspinaDaniela Ospina
22 September 1992
Volleyball Player

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Andrea EspadaAndrea Espada
17 August 1986
Television Presenter, Actress, Social Media

Kika NietoKika Nieto
30 January 1993
YouTube Star

Radamel FalcaoRadamel Falcao
10 February 1986
Association football player

Luis GaravitoLuis Garavito
25 January 1957
Colombian serial killer
Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
04 February 1990
Sport cyclist

Diego Garcia (Art Director)Diego Garcia (Art Director)
26 February 1990
Art Director
Alfredo Di StéfanoAlfredo Di Stéfano
04 July 1926
Association football player, Association football

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya
20 September 1975
Racecar driver

Andrés EscobarAndrés Escobar
13 March 1967
Association football player
Fernando BoteroFernando Botero
19 April 1932
painter, sculptor, artist

Jon GriesJon Gries
17 June 1957
Actor
Lupe FuentesLupe Fuentes
27 January 1987
Adult Film Star, Disc jockey, Actor

Luis MurielLuis Muriel
16 April 1991
Association football player

JuanesJuanes
1972 AD
Musician, Singer

Catalina Sandino MorenoCatalina Sandino Moreno
19 April 1981
Actress

Carlos ValderramaCarlos Valderrama
02 September 1961
Association football player
David OspinaDavid Ospina
31 August 1988
Association football player

René HiguitaRené Higuita
27 August 1966
association football player

Jackson MartínezJackson Martínez
03 October 1986
Association football player

Carlos BaccaCarlos Bacca
08 September 1986
Association football player
Cristián ZapataCristián Zapata
30 September 1986
Association football player

Manuela ArbeláezManuela Arbeláez
09 September 1988
Model, Actor
Faustino AsprillaFaustino Asprilla
10 November 1969
Association football player

Carlos VivesCarlos Vives
07 August 1961
Singer

Juan Fernando QuinteroJuan Fernando Quintero
18 January 1993
Association football player
Danna GarcíaDanna García
02 February 1978
actor

Diana TurbayDiana Turbay
09 March 1950
Journalist
Hugo RodallegaHugo Rodallega
25 July 1985
Association football player

Giovanni MorenoGiovanni Moreno
01 July 1986
Association football player

Adrián RamosAdrián Ramos
22 January 1986
Association football player
Breidis PrescottBreidis Prescott
03 May 1983
Boxer

Samael Aun WeorSamael Aun Weor
03 March 1917
writer
Fredy MonteroFredy Montero
26 July 1987
Association football player

Víctor IbarboVíctor Ibarbo
19 May 1990
Association football player

Iván CórdobaIván Córdoba
11 August 1976
Footballer

Éder Álvarez BalantaÉder Álvarez Balanta
28 February 1993
Association football player
Jorge Eliécer GaitánJorge Eliécer Gaitán
23 January 1903
Politician
Juan Carlos OsorioJuan Carlos Osorio
08 June 1962
Association football player, Association football

Mario YepesMario Yepes
13 January 1976
Association football player

Juan AgudeloJuan Agudelo
23 November 1992
Association football player

Faryd MondragónFaryd Mondragón
21 June 1971
Association football player
Pablo ArmeroPablo Armero
02 November 1986
Association football player

Abel AguilarAbel Aguilar
06 January 1985
Association football player

Ernesto Samper PizanoErnesto Samper Pizano
03 August 1950
Politician

Paula GarcesPaula Garces
20 March 1974
Actress

Bernardo EspinosaBernardo Espinosa
11 July 1989
Association football player
Mauricio MolinaMauricio Molina
30 April 1980
Association football player

Pedro FrancoPedro Franco
23 April 1991
Association football player
Iván DuqueIván Duque
01 August 1976
President of Colombia

Radamel Falcao GarcíaRadamel Falcao García
10 February 1986
Colombian footballer

Álvaro UribeÁlvaro Uribe
04 July 1952
Former President of Colombia
Óscar ParejaÓscar Pareja
10 August 1968
Association football player, Association football

Hard working and resilient, Columbians have emerged from their difficult past to become one of the most vibrant peoples in the world. While the likes of Shakira have taken the entertainment world by storm, others like artist Miguel Gómez, actor John Leguizamo, and businessman Fuad Ricardo Char Abdala have carved a niche for themselves in their respective fields. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Colombians.