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

Rich BrianRich Brian
03 September 1999
Rrapper

Lolo SoetoroLolo Soetoro
02 January 1935
Stepfather of Barack Obama

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

Ahmad SuradjiAhmad Suradji
10 January 1949
Serial Killer

Candace NelsonCandace Nelson
08 May 1974
Pastry Chef
Leida MargarethaLeida Margaretha
12 May 1989
Television Personality

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

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

Markis KidoMarkis Kido
11 August 1984
Badminton player

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

Megawati SukarnoputriMegawati Sukarnoputri
23 January 1947
Politician
NikiNiki
24 January 1999
Singer

Yayan RuhianYayan Ruhian
19 October 1968
Martial artist
Ayu MaulidaAyu Maulida
11 July 1997
Model, Beauty Pageant Winner

Laura GemserLaura Gemser
05 October 1950
Actress, Model

Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
09 September 1949
Politician, Officer
Maudy AyundaMaudy Ayunda
19 December 1994
Singer-Songwriter

AnggunAnggun
29 April 1974
Singer-songwriter
Julie EstelleJulie Estelle
04 January 1989
Actress

Nike ArdillaNike Ardilla
27 December 1975
Singer, Actress

Dewi SukarnoDewi Sukarno
06 February 1940
Socialite
Luna MayaLuna Maya
26 August 1983
Model, Actress

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Audy ItemAudy Item
23 April 1983
Singer
Benedict AndersonBenedict Anderson
26 August 1936
Political scientist

Reza RahadianReza Rahadian
05 March 1987
Actor

Nazril IrhamNazril Irham
16 September 1981
Singer-songwriter

Prabowo SubiantoPrabowo Subianto
17 October 1951
Entrepreneur, Politician, Military personnel
Puan MaharaniPuan Maharani
06 September 1973
Politician
Dian SastrowardoyoDian Sastrowardoyo
16 March 1982
Actress, Model

Bunga Citra LestariBunga Citra Lestari
22 March 1983
Singer, Actress

HamkaHamka
17 February 1908
Journalist, Philosopher

Taufik HidayatTaufik Hidayat
10 August 1981
Badminton player
Afgansyah RezaAfgansyah Reza
27 May 1989
Singer

Gajah MadaGajah Mada
1290 AD
Prime Minister

Abimana AryasatyaAbimana Aryasatya
24 October 1982
Actor

Mohammad HattaMohammad Hatta
12 August 1902
Politician

Isyana SarasvatiIsyana Sarasvati
02 May 1993
Singer, Composer
Iqbaal RamadhanIqbaal Ramadhan
28 December 1999
Actor

Chelsea IslanChelsea Islan
02 June 1995
Actress, Model
Lester ProsperLester Prosper
21 September 1988
Basketball player

ChrisyeChrisye
16 September 1949
Singer-songwriter

Happy SalmaHappy Salma
04 January 1980
Actress, Model
Hendra SetiawanHendra Setiawan
25 August 1984
Badminton player

KrisdayantiKrisdayanti
24 March 1975
Singer, Actress
Raline ShahRaline Shah
04 March 1985
Actress

Sophia LatjubaSophia Latjuba
08 August 1970
Actress, Singer

Nagita SlavinaNagita Slavina
17 February 1988
Actress, Singer

Kevin Sanjaya SukamuljoKevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
02 August 1995
Badminton player

Nicholas SaputraNicholas Saputra
24 February 1984
Actor
SudirmanSudirman
24 January 1916
Military personnel

Titi DJTiti DJ
27 May 1966
Singer

Cinta LauraCinta Laura
17 August 1993
Actor, Singer, Model

Anneth DellieciaAnneth Delliecia
18 October 2005
Singer
Frederika Alexis CullFrederika Alexis Cull
05 October 1999
Beauty pageant winner, Actress

Sri Mulyani IndrawatiSri Mulyani Indrawati
26 August 1962
Economist, Politician, University teacher
SuzzannaSuzzanna
13 October 1942
Actress

Joey AlexanderJoey Alexander
25 June 2003
Jazz musician

Ahmad DhaniAhmad Dhani
26 May 1972
Musician
Irene Kharisma SukandarIrene Kharisma Sukandar
07 April 1992
Chess Player

Tribhuwana WijayatunggadewiTribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi
1309 AD
Queen
Acha SeptriasaAcha Septriasa
01 September 1989
Actress, Singer

Susi SusantiSusi Susanti
11 February 1971
Badminton player

Retno MarsudiRetno Marsudi
27 November 1962
Diplomat, Politician
DiponegoroDiponegoro
11 November 1785
Prince

Glenn FredlyGlenn Fredly
30 September 1975
Singer
Nadya HutagalungNadya Hutagalung
28 July 1974
Model

Hayam WurukHayam Wuruk
1334 AD
King

Anya GeraldineAnya Geraldine
15 December 1995
Actress

Julia PerezJulia Perez
15 July 1980
Actress, Singer
Jusuf KallaJusuf Kalla
15 May 1942
Politician, Entrepreneur
Ayu Ting TingAyu Ting Ting
20 June 1992
Singer

Baim WongBaim Wong
27 April 1981
Actor

Lia EdenLia Eden
21 August 1947
Religious leader

Ibrahim Datuk Tan MalakaIbrahim Datuk Tan Malaka
02 June 1897
Minangkabau communist leader
Pramoedya Ananta ToerPramoedya Ananta Toer
06 February 1925
Novelist, Writer, Essayist

Najwa ShihabNajwa Shihab
16 September 1977
Journalist, Presenter

Abdul Haris NasutionAbdul Haris Nasution
03 December 1918
Politician

Maia EstiantyMaia Estianty
27 January 1976
Actress, Singer

Muhammad HasbiMuhammad Hasbi
12 July 1992
Weightlifter
Lyodra GintingLyodra Ginting
21 June 2003
Singer

Dewi PersikDewi Persik
16 December 1985
Singer, Actress
Anthony Sinisuka GintingAnthony Sinisuka Ginting
20 October 1996
Badminton player

Susi PudjiastutiSusi Pudjiastuti
15 January 1965
Business Women, Politician
Ayu AzhariAyu Azhari
19 November 1967
Actress
Pevita PearcePevita Pearce
06 October 1992
Actress, Model