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.
Joe TaslimJoe Taslim
23 June 1981
Actor
Joko WidodoJoko Widodo
21 June 1961
President of Indonesia

SukarnoSukarno
06 June 1901
President of Indonesia

Lolo SoetoroLolo Soetoro
02 January 1935
Stepfather of Barack Obama

Rich BrianRich Brian
03 September 1999
Rrapper

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

Candace NelsonCandace Nelson
08 May 1974
Pastry Chef

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
10 January 1949
Serial Killer
Leida MargarethaLeida Margaretha
12 May 1989
Television Personality

Chairil AnwarChairil Anwar
26 July 1922
Poet
Adam MalikAdam Malik
22 July 1917
Former Vice President of Indonesia

Abu Bakar BashirAbu Bakar Bashir
17 August 1938
Cleric

Alice NorinAlice Norin
21 June 1987
Actress

Nikita KusumaNikita Kusuma
16 December 1996
Vlogger

Iko UwaisIko Uwais
12 February 1983
Actor
SuhartoSuharto
08 June 1921
Politician, Military personnel

B. J. HabibieB. J. Habibie
25 June 1936
President of Indonesia

NikiNiki
24 January 1999
Singer

Dewi SukarnoDewi Sukarno
06 February 1940
Socialite
Megawati SukarnoputriMegawati Sukarnoputri
23 January 1947
Politician

Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
09 September 1949
Politician, Officer
AnggunAnggun
29 April 1974
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Taufik HidayatTaufik Hidayat
10 August 1981
Badminton player

Julie EstelleJulie Estelle
04 January 1989
Actress
Benedict AndersonBenedict Anderson
26 August 1936
Political scientist

Kevin Sanjaya SukamuljoKevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
02 August 1995
Badminton player
Susi SusantiSusi Susanti
11 February 1971
Badminton player

Prabowo SubiantoPrabowo Subianto
17 October 1951
Entrepreneur, Politician, Military personnel

HamkaHamka
17 February 1908
Journalist, Philosopher
Anthony Sinisuka GintingAnthony Sinisuka Ginting
20 October 1996
Badminton player

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Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
12 August 1902
Politician
Hendra SetiawanHendra Setiawan
25 August 1984
Badminton player

Gajah MadaGajah Mada
1290 AD
Prime Minister

Rudy HartonoRudy Hartono
18 August 1949
Badminton player

HendrawanHendrawan
27 June 1972
Badminton player
SudirmanSudirman
24 January 1916
Military personnel
Marcus Fernaldi GideonMarcus Fernaldi Gideon
09 March 1991
Badminton player

Joey AlexanderJoey Alexander
25 June 2003
Jazz musician

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

Mohammad AhsanMohammad Ahsan
07 September 1987
Badminton player
DiponegoroDiponegoro
11 November 1785
Prince

Greysia PoliiGreysia Polii
11 August 1987
Badminton player

Stephanie PoetriStephanie Poetri
20 May 2000
 

Cinta LauraCinta Laura
17 August 1993
Actor, Singer, Model

Jonatan ChristieJonatan Christie
15 September 1997
Badminton player
Praveen JordanPraveen Jordan
26 April 1993
Badminton player

Nadya HutagalungNadya Hutagalung
28 July 1974
Actor, Model
Jusuf KallaJusuf Kalla
15 May 1942
Politician, Entrepreneur

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

Leo Rolly CarnandoLeo Rolly Carnando
29 July 2001
Badminton player
Hayam WurukHayam Wuruk
1334 AD
King

Abdul Haris NasutionAbdul Haris Nasution
03 December 1918
Politician
Ibrahim Datuk Tan MalakaIbrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
02 June 1897
Minangkabau communist leader

Rhoma IramaRhoma Irama
11 December 1946
Musician

Liliyana NatsirLiliyana Natsir
09 September 1985
Badminton player

Alan BudikusumaAlan Budikusuma
29 March 1968
Badminton player

Mochtar RiadyMochtar Riady
1929 AD
entrepreneur
Liem Swie KingLiem Swie King
28 February 1956
Badminton player

Sutan SjahrirSutan Sjahrir
05 March 1909
Political Leader

Markis KidoMarkis Kido
11 August 1984
Badminton player

Melati Daeva OktaviantiMelati Daeva Oktavianti
26 October 1994
Badminton player
Aziz SattarAziz Sattar
08 August 1925
Actor

Siti HartinahSiti Hartinah
23 August 1923
Wife of Indonesian president
Tuanku Imam BonjolTuanku Imam Bonjol
1772 AD
Religious leader

Omar Said TjokroaminotoOmar Said Tjokroaminoto
16 August 1882
Politicians

Rexy MainakyRexy Mainaky
09 March 1968
Badminton player
Tontowi AhmadTontowi Ahmad
18 July 1987
Badminton player

Apriyani RahayuApriyani Rahayu
29 April 1998
Badminton player
Ki Hajar DewantaraKi Hajar Dewantara
02 May 1889
Activist

Lil DagoverLil Dagover
30 September 1887
Film Actress

Sultan Agung of MataramSultan Agung of Mataram
1593 AD
Sultan
Sony Dwi KuncoroSony Dwi Kuncoro
07 July 1984
Badminton player

Tony GunawanTony Gunawan
09 April 1975
Badminton player
Tommy SugiartoTommy Sugiarto
31 May 1988
Badminton player

Agus SalimAgus Salim
08 October 1884
Religious leader

Andrea HirataAndrea Hirata
24 October 1967
author, writer

Ardy WiranataArdy Wiranata
10 February 1970
Badminton player
Gloria Emanuelle WidjajaGloria Emanuelle Widjaja
28 December 1993
Badminton player
Debby SusantoDebby Susanto
03 May 1989
Badminton player

Ricky SubagjaRicky Subagja
27 January 1971
Badminton player

Mia AudinaMia Audina
22 August 1979
Badminton player

AirlanggaAirlangga
0990 AD
King
Nitya Krishinda MaheswariNitya Krishinda Maheswari
16 December 1988
Badminton player

Iskandar MudaIskandar Muda
1593 AD
Sultan

Ahmad DahlanAhmad Dahlan
01 August 1868
Islamic revivalist

Hariyanto ArbiHariyanto Arbi
21 January 1972
Badminton player

Candra WijayaCandra Wijaya
16 September 1975
Badminton player
Tjipto MangoenkoesoemoTjipto Mangoenkoesoemo
04 March 1886
Nationalist leader

Rudy GunawanRudy Gunawan
31 December 1966
Badminton player
Christian HadinataChristian Hadinata
11 December 1949
Badminton player

Chico Aura Dwi WardoyoChico Aura Dwi Wardoyo
15 June 1998
Badminton player
Shesar Hiren RhustavitoShesar Hiren Rhustavito
03 March 1994
Badminton player
Ageng Tirtayasa of BantenAgeng Tirtayasa of Banten
1631 AD
Sultan