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
Actress
Mahathir MohamadMahathir Mohamad
10 July 1925
Prime Minister of Malaysia

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

Vincent TanVincent Tan
23 March 1952
Investor

Lee Chong WeiLee Chong Wei
21 October 1982
Badminton Player

Jimmy ChooJimmy Choo
15 November 1948
Fashion designer
Anwar IbrahimAnwar Ibrahim
10 August 1947
Malaysian Politician

Tunku Abdul RahmanTunku Abdul Rahman
08 February 1903
First Prime Minister of Malaysia

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

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

Nicol DavidNicol David
26 August 1983
Player

Tengku Razaleigh HamzahTengku Razaleigh Hamzah
13 April 1937
Statesman

Andrea ThomaAndrea Thoma
11 July 1988
Instagram Star

Azmin AliAzmin Ali
25 August 1964
Malaysian Politician
Nur AisyahNur Aisyah
24 August 2000
YouTuber

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian
26 October 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Record producer

James WanJames Wan
26 February 1977
Director

Claudia WellsClaudia Wells
05 July 1966
Actress
Rachel KhooRachel Khoo
28 August 1980
Chef, Author

Ronny ChiengRonny Chieng
21 November 1985
Comedian
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961
Actor

Michael GoughMichael Gough
23 November 1916
Actor

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

Jordan RodriguesJordan Rodrigues
20 July 1992
Stage actor, Film actor
Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
10 January 1976
Politician

Hishammuddin HusseinHishammuddin Hussein
05 August 1961
Politician, Lawyer

Vijay EswaranVijay Eswaran
07 October 1960
 
Arthur PercivalArthur Percival
26 December 1887
Military personnel

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James BrookeJames Brooke
29 April 1803
Politician, Writer, Diplomat
Abdul Razak HusseinAbdul Razak Hussein
11 March 1922
Prime Minister

Khaw Boon WanKhaw Boon Wan
08 December 1952
Politician

Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923
Politician

Bic RungaBic Runga
13 January 1976
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Rory UnderwoodRory Underwood
19 June 1963
Rugby union player
Michelle AngMichelle Ang
17 October 1983
Actor

Carmen SooCarmen Soo
14 October 1977
Model, Actor, Presenter

Maya KarinMaya Karin
29 October 1979
Actress

Wan Azizah Wan IsmailWan Azizah Wan Ismail
03 December 1952
Ophthalmologist, Politician
Shaun ChenShaun Chen
03 November 1978
Actor

Goh Keng SweeGoh Keng Swee
06 October 1918
Politician

Angelica LeeAngelica Lee
23 January 1976
Actor, Singer

Kimberley ChenKimberley Chen
23 May 1994
Singer

Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
13 January 1917
Entrepreneur, Banker
Abdul Rahman of Negeri SembilanAbdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan
24 August 1895
King

Alex YoongAlex Yoong
20 July 1976
Racecar driver
Amber ChiaAmber Chia
14 December 1981
Model

Lim Kit SiangLim Kit Siang
20 February 1941
Politician, Lawyer

Quek Leng ChanQuek Leng Chan
1941 AD
banker
Chua Soi LekChua Soi Lek
02 January 1947
Politician

Safee SaliSafee Sali
28 January 1984
Association football player
Yap Ah LoyYap Ah Loy
14 March 1837
Malaysian leader

Mahmud Shah of MalaccaMahmud Shah of Malacca
Sultan of Malacca

Tan Cheng LockTan Cheng Lock
05 April 1883
Politician

Ismail Abdul RahmanIsmail Abdul Rahman
04 November 1915
Politician

Tok JanggutTok Janggut
1853 AD
Warrior
Tony PuaTony Pua
01 August 1972
politician

Felixia YeapFelixia Yeap
03 July 1986
model

Tun PerakTun Perak
Soldier

Raja Ali HajiRaja Ali Haji
1808 AD
Historian
Abdullah Abdul KadirAbdullah Abdul Kadir
1796 AD
Author

Najib Tun RazakNajib Tun Razak
23 July 1953
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
Tengku Adnan Tengku MansorTengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
20 December 1950
Politician

Jill BennettJill Bennett
24 December 1931
Actress

Mahmud Muzaffar ShahMahmud Muzaffar Shah
1823 AD
Malaysian sultan
Daing ParaniDaing Parani
Political leader

Sayyid Shaykh bin Ahmad al-HadiSayyid Shaykh bin Ahmad al-Hadi
22 November 1867
Malaysian writer
Sultan Idris ibn Raja IskandarSultan Idris ibn Raja Iskandar
19 June 1849
Sultan