Malaysia, a melting pot of diverse cultures, and a hotspot of some of Asia’s greatest attractions (think prehistoric rainforests, world’s tallest twin towers – the Petronas, and Batu Caves!), is also the home to some exceptionally successful people. That is right! It is truly amazing how this multicultural haven, oscillating between its Oriental culture and pockets of diverse other religions, race and background, has managed to carve a niche for itself in the global map. Tourism and its attractions aside, this Southeast Asian country is also the address to some popular names in the world. Don’t believe us? Bet, you did not know that the maker of world famous shoes, Jimmy Choo was a Malaysian? Or that brand ambassador of L’Oreal and Sony, the famous supermodel Amber Chia is a Malaysian? Join us as we delve into the lives of some world famous Malaysians in their biographies and trail their timeline, trivia and facts here.
Michelle YeohMichelle Yeoh
06 August 1962
Mahathir MohamadMahathir Mohamad
10 July 1925
Prime Minister of Malaysia

Lee Chong WeiLee Chong Wei
21 October 1982
Badminton Player

Najib Razak Najib Razak
23 July 1953
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Jimmy ChooJimmy Choo
15 November 1948
Fashion designer

Tunku Abdul RahmanTunku Abdul Rahman
08 February 1903
First Prime Minister of Malaysia
Anwar IbrahimAnwar Ibrahim
10 August 1947
Malaysian Politician

Vincent TanVincent Tan
23 March 1952

Abdullah Ahmad BadawiAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
26 November 1939
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Nicol DavidNicol David
26 August 1983
Lim Guan EngLim Guan Eng
08 December 1960
The Fourth Chief Minister of Penang and the

Hussein OnnHussein Onn
12 February 1922
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
Nur AisyahNur Aisyah
24 August 2000

Tengku Razaleigh HamzahTengku Razaleigh Hamzah
13 April 1937

Azmin AliAzmin Ali
25 August 1964
Malaysian Politician
Andrea ThomaAndrea Thoma
11 July 1988
Instagram Star

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
28 August 1980
Chef, Author
Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram
12 August 1969
Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Claudia WellsClaudia Wells
05 July 1966

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian
26 October 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Ronny ChiengRonny Chieng
21 November 1985

Michael GoughMichael Gough
23 November 1916
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961

Tony FernandesTony Fernandes
30 April 1964

Sheikh Muszaphar ShukorSheikh Muszaphar Shukor
27 July 1972

Jordan RodriguesJordan Rodrigues
20 July 1992
Stage actor, Film actor
Vijay EswaranVijay Eswaran
07 October 1960
James BrookeJames Brooke
29 April 1803
Politician, Writer, Diplomat

Wan Azizah Wan IsmailWan Azizah Wan Ismail
03 December 1952
Ophthalmologist, Politician

Arthur PercivalArthur Percival
26 December 1887
Military personnel

Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923
Abdul Razak HusseinAbdul Razak Hussein
11 March 1922
Prime Minister

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Michelle AngMichelle Ang
17 October 1983

Alex YoongAlex Yoong
20 July 1976
Racecar driver

Rory UnderwoodRory Underwood
19 June 1963
Rugby union player

Goh Keng SweeGoh Keng Swee
06 October 1918
Bic RungaBic Runga
13 January 1976
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist

Carmen SooCarmen Soo
14 October 1977
Model, Actor, Presenter
Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
10 January 1976

Shaun ChenShaun Chen
03 November 1978

Lim Kit SiangLim Kit Siang
20 February 1941
Politician, Lawyer
Hishammuddin HusseinHishammuddin Hussein
05 August 1961
Politician, Lawyer

Quek Leng ChanQuek Leng Chan
1941 AD
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
13 January 1917
Entrepreneur, Banker

Khaw Boon WanKhaw Boon Wan
08 December 1952

Tony PuaTony Pua
01 August 1972

Chua Soi LekChua Soi Lek
02 January 1947

Kimberley ChenKimberley Chen
23 May 1994
Angelica LeeAngelica Lee
23 January 1976
Actor, Singer

Felixia YeapFelixia Yeap
03 July 1986

Yap Ah LoyYap Ah Loy
14 March 1837
Malaysian leader

Safee SaliSafee Sali
28 January 1984
Association football player
Najib Tun RazakNajib Tun Razak
23 July 1953
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Tengku Adnan Tengku MansorTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
20 December 1950