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

Lee Chong WeiLee Chong Wei
21 October 1982
Badminton Player

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

Vincent TanVincent Tan
23 March 1952
Investor

Tunku Abdul RahmanTunku Abdul Rahman
08 February 1903
First Prime Minister of Malaysia
Jimmy ChooJimmy Choo
15 November 1948
Fashion designer

Anwar IbrahimAnwar Ibrahim
10 August 1947
Malaysian Politician

Abdullah Ahmad BadawiAbdullah Ahmad Badawi
26 November 1939
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
Nicol DavidNicol David
26 August 1983
Player

Sheikh Muszaphar ShukorSheikh Muszaphar Shukor
27 July 1972
Astronaut
Azmin AliAzmin Ali
25 August 1964
Malaysian Politician

Hussein OnnHussein Onn
12 February 1922
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

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

Tengku Razaleigh HamzahTengku Razaleigh Hamzah
13 April 1937
Statesman

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

James WanJames Wan
26 February 1977
Director

Henry GoldingHenry Golding
05 February 1987
Actor

Ronny ChiengRonny Chieng
21 November 1985
Comedian
Nigel NgNigel Ng
15 March 1991
Comedian

NeelofaNeelofa
10 February 1989
Actress
Lee Zii JiaLee Zii Jia
29 March 1998
Badminton player

Michelle AngMichelle Ang
17 October 1983
Actor

Claudia WellsClaudia Wells
05 July 1966
Actress
Mona FandeyMona Fandey
15 January 1956
Singer

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

Tony FernandesTony Fernandes
30 April 1964
Entrepreneur

Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram
12 August 1969
Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
12 January 1961
Actor

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Julia RaisJulia Rais
19 February 1971
Actress
James BrookeJames Brooke
29 April 1803
Politician, Writer, Diplomat

Khairy JamaluddinKhairy Jamaluddin
10 January 1976
Politician

Tengku Permaisuri NorashikinTengku Permaisuri Norashikin
04 June 1971
Queen consort of the 9th Sultan of Selangor

Chef WanChef Wan
06 January 1958
Chef
Francisca JamesFrancisca James
14 October 1995
Model
Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah IskandariahTunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah
05 August 1960
Supreme Queen consort

P. RamleeP. Ramlee
22 March 1929
Actor

Siti NurhalizaSiti Nurhaliza
11 January 1979
Singer

Tan Hooi LingTan Hooi Ling
Internet Entrepreneur
YunaYuna
14 November 1986
Singer

Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
23 July 1972
Actor

Shauna MacdonaldShauna Macdonald
21 February 1981
Actress

Elizabeth TanElizabeth Tan
18 November 1993
Singer

Arthur PercivalArthur Percival
26 December 1887
Military personnel
Erra FaziraErra Fazira
09 February 1974
Actress

Vijay EswaranVijay Eswaran
07 October 1960
 
Jordan RodriguesJordan Rodrigues
20 July 1992
Stage actor, Film actor

Ernie ZakriErnie Zakri
23 June 1992
Singer

Jesseca LiuJesseca Liu
13 February 1979
Actress
Jill BennettJill Bennett
24 December 1931
Actress

Pandelela RinongPandelela Rinong
02 March 1993
Diver
Abdul Razak HusseinAbdul Razak Hussein
11 March 1922
Politician

Mizz NinaMizz Nina
01 July 1980
Fashion designer

Shukri YahayaShukri Yahaya
13 June 1988
Actor

Khaleeda BustamamKhaleeda Bustamam
16 July 1993
Princess

Carol ChuCarol Chu
06 April 1966
Model
Ziana ZainZiana Zain
02 May 1968
Singer

Khaw Boon WanKhaw Boon Wan
08 December 1952
Politician

Shaun ChenShaun Chen
03 November 1978
Actor

Sharnaaz AhmadSharnaaz Ahmad
30 August 1985
Actor
FazuraFazura
27 September 1983
Actress

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

Rina HarunRina Harun
18 April 1973
Politician

Amelia Thripura HendersonAmelia Thripura Henderson
20 October 1995
Actress
Bic RungaBic Runga
13 January 1976
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist

NameweeNamewee
06 May 1983
Hip-hop artist
SudirmanSudirman
25 May 1954
Singer

Janna NickJanna Nick
01 June 1995
Actress

Ashraf SinclairAshraf Sinclair
18 September 1979
Actor
Muhammad Hafiz HashimMuhammad Hafiz Hashim
13 September 1982
Badminton player

Ibrahim of JohorIbrahim of Johor
17 September 1873
Malaysian king
Misbun SidekMisbun Sidek
17 February 1960
Badminton player

Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923
Politician

Oksana VoevodinaOksana Voevodina
10 July 1992
Model

Raja Zarith SofiahRaja Zarith Sofiah
14 August 1959
Queen consort
Mandy LieuMandy Lieu
20 March 1985
Model
Rory UnderwoodRory Underwood
19 June 1963
Rugby union player

Farah Ann Abdul HadiFarah Ann Abdul Hadi
03 May 1994
Gymnast

Yeo Bee YinYeo Bee Yin
26 May 1983
Politician

Maya KarinMaya Karin
29 October 1979
Actress
Carmen SooCarmen Soo
14 October 1977
Model, Actor, Presenter

Fattah AminFattah Amin
14 September 1990
Actor

Onn JaafarOnn Jaafar
12 February 1895
Politician

Remy IshakRemy Ishak
11 April 1982
Actor

Goh Keng SweeGoh Keng Swee
06 October 1918
Politician
Diana DanielleDiana Danielle
22 November 1991
Actress

Salahuddin of SelangorSalahuddin of Selangor
08 March 1926
Sultan of Selangor
Joyce ChuJoyce Chu
07 March 1997
Singer

Bront PalaraeBront Palarae
27 September 1978
Actor
AwieAwie
24 November 1968
Singer
Nurin JazlinNurin Jazlin
11 September 1999
Murder victim