Singapore, a leading global city in Southeast Asia, is a global commerce, financial and transportation hub. Founded as a trading post of the East India Company in early 19th century, the nation became independent from Britain in 1963. Singaporeans, hailing from diverse backgrounds worked diligently to make their nation a fast developing one despite the fact that Singapore is not rich in natural resources. Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, became its Prime Minister upon independence and led its underdeveloped economy to rapid industrialization and growth within a few years. Singaporean military is arguably the most technologically advanced in Southeast Asia, and has produced several highly efficient officers like Ng Jui Ping, Bey Soo Khiang, and Desmond Kuek who were instrumental in further strengthening the military force. Culturally rich with the influence of Asian and European traditions, Singapore has a diverse music culture that ranges from rock and pop to folk and classical, with Fann Wong, Tanya Chua and Elsa Lin being prominent singers. Singaporeans are also known for their rich heritage in creative writing in the Malay, English, Chinese, Tamil and other languages. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Singaporeans.
Jet LiJet Li
26 April 1963
Actor
Tila TequilaTila Tequila
24 October 1981
Television Personality

Lee Hsien LoongLee Hsien Loong
10 February 1952
Third Prime Minister of Singapore

Gong LiGong Li
31 December 1965
Actress

Ross ButlerRoss Butler
17 May 1990
Actor

KygoKygo
11 September 1991
DJ, Singer
Amos YeeAmos Yee
31 October 1998
YouTube Personality, Blogger

Tony TanTony Tan
07 February 1940
Seventh President of Singapore

Adam KhooAdam Khoo
08 April 1974
Entrepreneur
JianHao TanJianHao Tan
14 June 1993
YouTuber

Chuando TanChuando Tan
03 March 1966
Instagram Star
Naomi NeoNaomi Neo
25 January 1996
Youtube Star

Nic KaufmannNic Kaufmann
03 December 2000
TikTok Star

Erika ThamErika Tham
15 December 1999
Actress

J C SumJ C Sum
05 December 1976
Magician

Ng Chin HanNg Chin Han
27 November 1969
Actor
Jackson RathboneJackson Rathbone
14 December 1984
Actor, Musician

Halimah YacobHalimah Yacob
23 August 1954
Politician

Julia Nickson-SoulJulia Nickson-Soul
11 September 1958
Actress

Joseph PrinceJoseph Prince
15 May 1963
Pastor
JJ LinJJ Lin
27 March 1981
Singer

Goh Chok TongGoh Chok Tong
20 May 1941
Politician
Jade RasifJade Rasif
21 January 1994
DJ

Tharman ShanmugaratnamTharman Shanmugaratnam
22 January 1957
Politician

Kevin KwanKevin Kwan
1973 AD
Novelist
Fann WongFann Wong
27 January 1971
Actress

Tan Kheng HuaTan Kheng Hua
17 January 1963
Actress
Tan See LengTan See Leng
24 December 1964
Member of the Parliament of Singapore

Joseph SchoolingJoseph Schooling
16 June 1995
Swimmer

Jeanette AwJeanette Aw
28 June 1979
Actor
Christopher LeeChristopher Lee
23 July 1972
Actor

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Joanne PehJoanne Peh
25 April 1984
actor, film actor
Ho ChingHo Ching
01 May 1953
chief executive officer

Pierre PngPierre Png
29 October 1973
Actor

K. ShanmugamK. Shanmugam
1960 AD
politician, lawyer

Melissa ChenMelissa Chen
1985 AD
Journalist
Rui EnRui En
29 January 1981
Actress
Josephine TeoJosephine Teo
08 July 1968
Politician

Shane PowShane Pow
04 October 1990
Actor

Felicia ChinFelicia Chin
24 October 1984
Actress

Tasha LowTasha Low
11 October 1993
Singer
Eleanor LeeEleanor Lee
12 October 1999
Actress

Qi YuwuQi Yuwu
28 November 1977
Actor

Calvin ChengCalvin Cheng
24 September 1975
 

Elvin NgElvin Ng
23 December 1980
Actor

Ng Eng HenNg Eng Hen
10 December 1958
Politician, Physician
David MarshallDavid Marshall
12 March 1908
Politician

Teo Chee HeanTeo Chee Hean
27 December 1954
Politician
Ainan Celeste CawleyAinan Celeste Cawley
23 November 1999
Lecturer

Pritam SinghPritam Singh
02 August 1976
Politician, Lawyer

S. R. NathanS. R. Nathan
03 July 1924
Politician, Diplomat, Civil servant
Zoe TayZoe Tay
10 January 1968
Actress

Lee Hsien YangLee Hsien Yang
1957 AD
military personnel
Carrie WongCarrie Wong
01 January 1994
Actress

Sundaresh MenonSundaresh Menon
1962 AD
judge, lawyer

James Le MesurierJames Le Mesurier
25 May 1971
Military officer

Rebecca LimRebecca Lim
26 September 1986
Actress

Mark LeeMark Lee
16 October 1968
Comedian
Li NanxingLi Nanxing
07 November 1964
Actor

Chantalle NgChantalle Ng
17 June 1995
Actress

Ong Teng CheongOng Teng Cheong
22 January 1936
Architect, Politician

Gurmit SinghGurmit Singh
24 March 1965
Actor
Fiona XieFiona Xie
24 January 1982
Actress

Indranee RajahIndranee Rajah
12 April 1963
Second Minister for National Development of
Anita MoorjaniAnita Moorjani
16 March 1959
Author

Desmond TanDesmond Tan
19 August 1986
Actor

RanjiniRanjini
29 July 1970
Actress
George YeoGeorge Yeo
13 September 1954
Politician

Aloysius PangAloysius Pang
24 August 1990
Actor
Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923
Politician

Georgette ChenGeorgette Chen
30 September 1906
Painter

Jeremy ChanJeremy Chan
17 July 1981
Actor
Stephanie SunStephanie Sun
23 July 1978
 

Abu Bakar of JohorAbu Bakar of Johor
03 February 1833
Ruler
Benjamin KhengBenjamin Kheng
15 August 1990
Musician

Mas Selamat bin KastariMas Selamat bin Kastari
23 January 1961
 

Aaron AzizAaron Aziz
23 February 1976
Actor

Leslie CharterisLeslie Charteris
12 May 1907
Author
Sun XuelingSun Xueling
10 July 1979
Member of the Parliament of Singapore
Richie KohRichie Koh
16 June 1993
Actor

Michelle SaramMichelle Saram
12 December 1974
Singer, Actor

Jamie YeoJamie Yeo
17 April 1977
Actress

Tay Ping HuiTay Ping Hui
10 November 1970
Actor
Michelle ChiaMichelle Chia
19 September 1975
Actress

Zillur RahmanZillur Rahman
09 March 1929
Former President of Bangladesh

Jack NeoJack Neo
24 January 1960
film producer, film director, screenwriter, actor

Grace FuGrace Fu
29 March 1964
Politician

Ann KokAnn Kok
11 January 1973
Actress
Pamelyn CheePamelyn Chee
13 March 1984
Actress

Gan Siow HuangGan Siow Huang
1974 AD
Member of the Parliament of Singapore
SarimahSarimah
28 April 1942
Actress

Lawrence WongLawrence Wong
05 August 1988
Actor
Kym NgKym Ng
01 July 1967
Television host
Andrea De CruzAndrea De Cruz
24 June 1974
Actress