Find out more about the greatest Malaysian, including Mahathir Mohamad, Najib Razak, Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

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.
Mahathir MohamadMahathir Mohamad
(Prime Minister of Malaysia)

10 July 1925

Najib Razak Najib Razak
(Former Prime Minister of Malaysia)

23 July 1953

Lee Chong WeiLee Chong Wei
(Badminton Player)

21 October 1982

Anwar IbrahimAnwar Ibrahim
(Malaysian Politician)

10 August 1947

Tunku Abdul RahmanTunku Abdul Rahman
(First Prime Minister of Malaysia)

08 February 1903

Jimmy ChooJimmy Choo
(Fashion designer)

15 November 1948

Lim Guan EngLim Guan Eng
(The Fourth Chief Minister of Penang and the Current Secretary-General of the Malaysian Democratic Action Party)

08 December 1960

Abdullah Ahmad BadawiAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Former Prime Minister of Malaysia)

26 November 1939

Nicol DavidNicol David

26 August 1983

Tengku Razaleigh HamzahTengku Razaleigh Hamzah

13 April 1937

Hussein OnnHussein Onn
(Former Prime Minister of Malaysia)

12 February 1922

Azmin AliAzmin Ali
(Malaysian Politician)

25 August 1964

Nur AisyahNur Aisyah

24 August 2000

Michelle YeohMichelle Yeoh

06 August 1962

Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
(Chef, Author)

28 August 1980

Vincent TanVincent Tan

03 March 1952

Carmen SooCarmen Soo
(Model, Actor, Presenter)

14 October 1977

Jordan RodriguesJordan Rodrigues
(Stage actor, Film actor)

20 July 1992

Tony FernandesTony Fernandes

30 April 1964

Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin

10 January 1976

Wan Azizah Wan IsmailWan Azizah Wan Ismail
(Ophthalmologist, Politician)

03 December 1952

Michael GoughMichael Gough

23 November 1916

Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter)

12 August 1969

Abdul Razak HusseinAbdul Razak Hussein
(Prime Minister)

11 March 1922

Tony PuaTony Pua

01 August 1972

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)

26 October 1981

Kimberley ChenKimberley Chen

23 May 1994

Vijay EswaranVijay Eswaran

07 October 1960

Hishammuddin HusseinHishammuddin Hussein
(Politician, Lawyer)

05 August 1961

Lim Kit SiangLim Kit Siang
(Politician, Lawyer)

20 February 1941

Michelle AngMichelle Ang

17 October 1983

James BrookeJames Brooke
(Politician, Writer, Diplomat)

29 April 1803

Arthur PercivalArthur Percival
(Military personnel)

26 December 1887

Devan NairDevan Nair

05 August 1923

Khaw Boon WanKhaw Boon Wan

08 December 1952

Bic RungaBic Runga
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)

13 January 1976

Goh Keng SweeGoh Keng Swee

06 October 1918

Alex YoongAlex Yoong
(Racecar driver)

20 July 1976

Shaun ChenShaun Chen

03 November 1978

Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Entrepreneur, Banker)

13 January 1917

Chua Soi LekChua Soi Lek

02 January 1947

Quek Leng ChanQuek Leng Chan

1941 AD

Rory UnderwoodRory Underwood
(Rugby union player)

19 June 1963

Angelica LeeAngelica Lee
(Actor, Singer)

23 January 1976

Safee SaliSafee Sali
(Association football player)

28 January 1984

Felixia YeapFelixia Yeap

03 July 1986

Najib Tun RazakNajib Tun Razak
(Former Prime Minister of Malaysia)

23 July 1953

Tengku Adnan Tengku MansorTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor

20 December 1950