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

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

Vincent TanVincent Tan
23 March 1952
Investor

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
Nicol DavidNicol David
26 August 1983
Player

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

Tengku Razaleigh HamzahTengku Razaleigh Hamzah
13 April 1937
Statesman

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

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

Claudia WellsClaudia Wells
05 July 1966
Actress

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

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

Tony FernandesTony Fernandes
30 April 1964
Entrepreneur

Sheikh Muszaphar ShukorSheikh Muszaphar Shukor
27 July 1972
Astronaut

Rory UnderwoodRory Underwood
19 June 1963
Rugby union player
Jordan RodriguesJordan Rodrigues
20 July 1992
Stage actor, Film actor
Vijay EswaranVijay Eswaran
07 October 1960
 

Arthur PercivalArthur Percival
26 December 1887
Military personnel

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

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

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Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923
Politician

Michelle AngMichelle Ang
17 October 1983
Actor

Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
10 January 1976
Politician

Bic RungaBic Runga
13 January 1976
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Carmen SooCarmen Soo
14 October 1977
Model, Actor, Presenter

Hishammuddin HusseinHishammuddin Hussein
05 August 1961
Politician, Lawyer
Alex YoongAlex Yoong
20 July 1976
Racecar driver

Lim Kit SiangLim Kit Siang
20 February 1941
Politician, Lawyer

Shaun ChenShaun Chen
03 November 1978
Actor
Goh Keng SweeGoh Keng Swee
06 October 1918
Politician

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

Khaw Boon WanKhaw Boon Wan
08 December 1952
Politician

Abdul Rahman of Negeri SembilanAbdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan
24 August 1895
King

Tony PuaTony Pua
01 August 1972
politician

Chua Soi LekChua Soi Lek
02 January 1947
Politician
Kimberley ChenKimberley Chen
23 May 1994
Singer

Angelica LeeAngelica Lee
23 January 1976
Actor, Singer

Felixia YeapFelixia Yeap
03 July 1986
model

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
Politician