Indonesia, one of the most populous countries in the world, is home to about 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European sources. Especially famous for its diverse array of musical genres, Indonesia has given birth to several famous musicians and singers who enjoy immense popularity not only in their own country, but also in neighboring countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The nation boasts of various dance traditions such as Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau, Balinese, Malays, and Acehnese, and of late the Indonesians are also incorporating elements of western ballet and modern dance into their repertoire. The nation’s film industry thrived in the 20th century with figures like Deddy Mizwar, Eva Arnaz, Meriam Bellina, and Rano Karno taking Indonesian cinema to new heights. In the contemporary era television is another one of those fields where Indonesians have made a name for themselves. Indonesian literature and poetry also flourished in the 20th century. Chairil Anwar was considered the greatest literary figure of Indonesia for being among those writers who pioneered in changing the traditional Indonesian literature and modifying it following the nation’s independence. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Indonesians.
Joko WidodoJoko Widodo
21 June 1961
President of Indonesia
Rich BrianRich Brian
03 September 1999
Rrapper

Joe TaslimJoe Taslim
23 June 1981
Actor

Lolo SoetoroLolo Soetoro
02 January 1935
Stepfather of Barack Obama

Candace NelsonCandace Nelson
08 May 1974
Pastry Chef

Abdurrahman WahidAbdurrahman Wahid
07 September 1940
Former President of Indonesia
Agnez MoAgnez Mo
01 July 1986
Singer-songwriter

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
10 January 1949
Serial Killer

Adam MalikAdam Malik
22 July 1917
Former Vice President of Indonesia

Abu Bakar BashirAbu Bakar Bashir
17 August 1938
Cleric
Chairil AnwarChairil Anwar
26 July 1922
Poet

Alice NorinAlice Norin
21 June 1987
Actress
Leida MargarethaLeida Margaretha
12 May 1989
Television Personality

Nikita KusumaNikita Kusuma
16 December 1996
Vlogger

Prabowo SubiantoPrabowo Subianto
17 October 1951
Entrepreneur, Politician, Military personnel
SukarnoSukarno
06 June 1901
Politician

SuhartoSuharto
08 June 1921
Politician, Military personnel
James LongstreetJames Longstreet
08 January 1821
Diplomat, Military personnel

Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
09 September 1949
Politician, Officer

AnggunAnggun
29 April 1974
Singer-songwriter, Singer
Megawati SukarnoputriMegawati Sukarnoputri
23 January 1947
Politician

Dewi SukarnoDewi Sukarno
06 February 1940
Socialite
Jusuf KallaJusuf Kalla
15 May 1942
Politician, Entrepreneur

Benedict AndersonBenedict Anderson
26 August 1936
Political scientist

Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
12 August 1902
Politician

Cinta LauraCinta Laura
17 August 1993
Actor, Singer, Model
HamkaHamka
17 February 1908
Journalist, Philosopher
SudirmanSudirman
24 January 1916
Military personnel

Nadya HutagalungNadya Hutagalung
28 July 1974
Actor, Model

Pramoedya Ananta ToerPramoedya Ananta Toer
06 February 1925
Novelist, Writer, Essayist

Mochtar RiadyMochtar Riady
1929 AD
entrepreneur
Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
02 May 1889
Politician, Philosopher

Andrea HirataAndrea Hirata
24 October 1967
author, writer

Sri Mulyani IndrawatiSri Mulyani Indrawati
26 August 1962
Economist, Politician, University teacher

Rachmat WitoelarRachmat Witoelar
02 June 1941
Diplomat

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Dinar Dyah AyustineDinar Dyah Ayustine
18 October 1993
Badminton player
Hanna RamadiniHanna Ramadini
21 February 1995
badminton player

Bacharuddin Jusuf HabibieBacharuddin Jusuf Habibie
25 June 1936
Engineer, Aviation Industrialist, Politician,