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Famous People From Cambodia

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List of famous people from Cambodia, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Cambodia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Cambodia you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Cambodia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People include everything from Theary Seng to Pen Sovan.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Cambodia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Cambodia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Norodom Sihanouk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Dec. at 90 (1922-2012)

Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Norodom Sihanouk (Khmer: នរោត្តម សីហនុ; 31 October 1922 – 15 October 2012) was head of state of Cambodia numerous times. In Cambodia, he is known as Samdech Euv (Khmer: សម្តេចឪ, father prince). ...more
Lon Nol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Dec. at 72 (1913-1985)

Birthplace: Prey Veng Province, Cambodia

Marshal Lon Nol (Khmer: លន់ នល់, also លន់ ណុល; November 13, 1913 – November 17, 1985) was a Cambodian politician and general who served as Prime Minister twice (1966–67; 1969–71), as well as ...more
Sos Suhana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Sos Suhana Age: 26

Birthplace: Cambodia

Sos Suhana is a footballer for Phnom Penh Crown in the Cambodian League. He plays as a Midfielder.
Tep Rundaro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Tep Rundaro Age: 56

Birthplace: Samraong, Samraong District, Cambodia

Tep Rindaro (Khmer: ទេព រិនដារ៉ូ),(born in 1963 in Samrong, Battambang province, Cambodia) is a Cambodian actor and singer, who started acting in 1987. With his career spanning more than two ...more
Bour Kry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Bour Kry Age: 74

Birthplace: Battambang, Cambodia

Samdech Preah Sanghareach Bour Kry (Khmer: បួរ គ្រី, IPA: [ɓuə kriː]) (born 11 January 1945) is the seventh and current Supreme Patriarch of the Thammayut order of Cambodia.
Dith Pran is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Dec. at 66 (1942-2008)

Birthplace: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Dith Pran (Khmer: ឌិត ប្រន; 27 September 1942 – 30 March 2008) was a Cambodian photojournalist. He was a refugee and survivor of the Cambodian genocide and the subject of the film The Killing ...more
Vann Nath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Dec. at 65 (1946-2011)

Birthplace: Battambang Province, Cambodia

Vann Nath (Khmer: វ៉ាន់ណាត; 1946 – September 5, 2011) was a Cambodian painter, artist, writer, and human rights activist who was one of a diverse group of writers from 22 countries to receive ...more
Sinn Sisamouth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Dec. at 44 (1932-1976)

Birthplace: Stung Treng, Cambodia

Sinn Sisamouth (Khmer: ស៊ីន ស៊ីសាមុត [sɨn siːsaːmut]; c. 1935 – c. 1976) was an influential and highly prolific Cambodian singer-songwriter from the 1950s to the 1970s. Widely considered the ...more
Rithy Panh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Age: 54

Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Rithy Panh (Khmer: ប៉ាន់ រិទ្ធី; born April 18, 1964) is a Cambodian documentary film director and screenwriter. The French-schooled director's films focus on the aftermath of the genocidal ...more
Khuang Aphaiwong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Dec. at 66 (1902-1968)

Birthplace: Battambang, Cambodia

Khuang Aphaiwong (also spelled Kuang, Abhaiwong, or Abhaiwongse; Thai: ควง อภัยวงศ์, IPA: [kʰuaŋ ʔà.pʰaj.woŋ]; 17 May 1902 – 15 March 1968), also known by his noble title Luang ...more
Hong Khaou is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Hong Khaou Age: 43

Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hong Khaou is a film director and screenwriter.
Peng Bunchay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Peng Bunchay Age: 26

Birthplace: Cambodia

Peng Bunchay is a footballer for Boeung Ket Angkor in the Cambodian League.
Prak Mony Odom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Prak Mony Odom Age: 24

Birthplace: Cambodia

Prak Mony Udom is a footballer for Svay Rieng in Cambodian League. He plays as a Midfielder for club.
Kris Dim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Kris Dim Age: 45

Birthplace: Cambodia

Krisna "Kris" Dim (born May 7, 1973) is an IFBB professional bodybuilder. His first national bodybuilding competition was the NPC (National Physique Committee) USA Championships, where ...more
Phuong Soksana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Phuong Soksana Age: 26

Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phuong Soksana is a footballer for National Defense Ministry in the Cambodian League. He has represented Cambodia at senior international level.
Reach Sambath is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Reach Sambath Dec. at 47 (1964-2011)

Birthplace: Svay Rieng, Cambodia

Reach Sambath was a Cambodian journalist and a former spokesperson and "Chief of Public Affairs" of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, commonly known as the ...more
Dy Saveth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Dy Saveth Age: 74

Birthplace: Cambodia

Dy Saveth (Khmer: ឌី សាវ៉េត, born 1944) is a Cambodian actress and first Miss Cambodia (1959). She was featured in many films throughout the 1960s and 1970s until the communist takeover in 1975, ...more
Seyha Chan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Seyha Chan Age: 24

Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Chan Seyha is a Cambodian runner who competed in the 200 metre event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and also she competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 200 m event but was ...more
Khim Borey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Khim Borey Age: 29

Birthplace: Takéo, Doun Kaev District, Cambodia

Khim Borey is a Cambodian footballer who plays for Nagaworld and the Cambodia national team.
Tieng Tiny is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Tieng Tiny Age: 32

Birthplace: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tieng Tiny is a footballer for Nagacorp FC in the Cambodian League and the Cambodia national team. Regarded as one of his country's best defenders for the last few years, Tieng Tiny has been a ...more
Patricia Hy-Boulais is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Patricia Hy-Boulais Age: 53

Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Patricia Hy-Boulais (born 22 August 1965) is a former tennis player. She turned professional on October 12, 1986. Early in her career she represented Hong Kong (since the beginning until the end ...more
Keo Pich Pisey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Keo Pich Pisey Age: 36

Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Keo Pich Pisey (born May 17, 1982) is a Cambodian actress, model, and former dancer. She is best known for her portrayal of San Chhay in the F4 Cambodian film series. She has also appeared in ...more
Pheak Rady is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Pheak Rady Age: 30

Birthplace: Kandal Province, Cambodia

Pheak Rady is a Cambodian footballer who plays for Boeung Ket Angkor in the Cambodian League and the Cambodia national team.
Son Sann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
Son Sann Dec. at 89 (1911-2000)

Birthplace: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Son Sann (Khmer: សឺន សាន; 5 October 1911 – 19 December 2000) was a Cambodian politician and anti-communist resistance leader who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Cambodia (1967–68) and later ...more
D.Y. Sao is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cambodia
D.Y. Sao Age: 39

Birthplace: Cambodia

D.Y. Sao appeared in the 2003 film Cradle 2 the Grave.