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

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

Lee Chong WeiLee Chong Wei
21 October 1982
Badminton Player

Jimmy ChooJimmy Choo
15 November 1948
Fashion designer

Tunku Abdul RahmanTunku Abdul Rahman
08 February 1903
First Prime Minister of Malaysia
Vincent TanVincent Tan
23 March 1952

Anwar IbrahimAnwar Ibrahim
10 August 1947
Malaysian Politician

Sheikh Muszaphar ShukorSheikh Muszaphar Shukor
27 July 1972
Abdullah Ahmad BadawiAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
26 November 1939
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Hussein OnnHussein Onn
12 February 1922
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tengku Razaleigh HamzahTengku Razaleigh Hamzah
13 April 1937

Nicol DavidNicol David
26 August 1983

Lim Guan EngLim Guan Eng
08 December 1960
The Fourth Chief Minister of Penang and the

Azmin AliAzmin Ali
25 August 1964
Malaysian Politician

Andrea ThomaAndrea Thoma
11 July 1988
Instagram Star
Nur AisyahNur Aisyah
24 August 2000

Nigel NgNigel Ng
15 March 1991

James WanJames Wan
26 February 1977

Claudia WellsClaudia Wells
05 July 1966
Ronny ChiengRonny Chieng
21 November 1985

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian
26 October 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Michael GoughMichael Gough
23 November 1916

Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961

Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram
12 August 1969
Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Tony FernandesTony Fernandes
30 April 1964

P. RamleeP. Ramlee
22 March 1929
Abdul Razak HusseinAbdul Razak Hussein
11 March 1922

Siti NurhalizaSiti Nurhaliza
11 January 1979

14 November 1986
Jordan RodriguesJordan Rodrigues
20 July 1992
Stage actor, Film actor

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Jill BennettJill Bennett
24 December 1931
Arthur PercivalArthur Percival
26 December 1887
Military personnel

Rory UnderwoodRory Underwood
19 June 1963
Rugby union player

Michelle AngMichelle Ang
17 October 1983

Vijay EswaranVijay Eswaran
07 October 1960
Tengku Adnan Tengku MansorTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
20 December 1950
Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
10 January 1976

James BrookeJames Brooke
29 April 1803
Politician, Writer, Diplomat

Hishammuddin HusseinHishammuddin Hussein
05 August 1961
Politician, Lawyer

Angelica LeeAngelica Lee
23 January 1976
Actor, Singer
Yasmin AhmadYasmin Ahmad
07 January 1958
Film Director

Bic RungaBic Runga
13 January 1976
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist

Carmen SooCarmen Soo
14 October 1977
Model, Actor, Presenter

Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923

Onn JaafarOnn Jaafar
12 February 1895
Alex YoongAlex Yoong
20 July 1976
Racecar driver

Goh Liu YingGoh Liu Ying
30 May 1989
Badminton player
Henry GoldingHenry Golding
05 February 1987

Tun PerakTun Perak

Maya KarinMaya Karin
29 October 1979
Lee Zii JiaLee Zii Jia
29 March 1998
Badminton player

Wan Azizah Wan IsmailWan Azizah Wan Ismail
03 December 1952
Ophthalmologist, Politician
Abdul Rahman of Negeri SembilanAbdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan
24 August 1895

Salahuddin of SelangorSalahuddin of Selangor
08 March 1926
Sultan of Selangor

Tan Boon HeongTan Boon Heong
18 September 1987
Badminton player

Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
13 January 1917
Entrepreneur, Banker

Quek Leng ChanQuek Leng Chan
1941 AD
Goh V ShemGoh V Shem
20 May 1989
Badminton player

Mahmud Shah of MalaccaMahmud Shah of Malacca
Sultan of Malacca

Kimberley ChenKimberley Chen
23 May 1994

Misbun SidekMisbun Sidek
17 February 1960
Badminton player
Shaun ChenShaun Chen
03 November 1978

Goh Keng SweeGoh Keng Swee
06 October 1918
Amber ChiaAmber Chia
14 December 1981

Ismail Abdul RahmanIsmail Abdul Rahman
04 November 1915

Chua Soi LekChua Soi Lek
02 January 1947
Lim Kit SiangLim Kit Siang
20 February 1941
Politician, Lawyer

Wong Mew ChooWong Mew Choo
01 May 1983
Badminton player
Koo Kien KeatKoo Kien Keat
18 September 1985
Badminton player

Safee SaliSafee Sali
28 January 1984
Association football player

Rashid SidekRashid Sidek
08 July 1968
Badminton player
Tan Wee KiongTan Wee Kiong
21 May 1989
Badminton player

Tok JanggutTok Janggut
1853 AD
Khaw Boon WanKhaw Boon Wan
08 December 1952

Tan Cheng LockTan Cheng Lock
05 April 1883

Chan Peng SoonChan Peng Soon
27 April 1988
Badminton player

Muhammad Yusuf bin AhmadMuhammad Yusuf bin Ahmad
1868 AD
Yap Ah LoyYap Ah Loy
14 March 1837
Malaysian leader
Roslin HashimRoslin Hashim
23 October 1975
Badminton player

Liew DarenLiew Daren
06 August 1987
Badminton player

Wong Choong HannWong Choong Hann
17 February 1977
Badminton player

Muhammad Hafiz HashimMuhammad Hafiz Hashim
13 September 1982
Badminton player
Aaron ChiaAaron Chia
24 February 1997
Badminton player

Felixia YeapFelixia Yeap
03 July 1986

Tony PuaTony Pua
01 August 1972

Raja Ali HajiRaja Ali Haji
1808 AD

Razif SidekRazif Sidek
29 May 1962
Badminton player
Abdullah Abdul KadirAbdullah Abdul Kadir
1796 AD

Vivian Hoo Kah MunVivian Hoo Kah Mun
19 March 1990
Badminton player
Punch GunalanPunch Gunalan
04 February 1944
Badminton player

Burhanuddin al-HelmyBurhanuddin al-Helmy
29 August 1911
Soh Wooi YikSoh Wooi Yik
17 February 1998
Badminton player
Cheah Soon KitCheah Soon Kit
09 January 1968
Badminton player