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Famous People From Guyana

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List of famous people from Guyana, 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 Guyana, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Guyana 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 Guyana, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List contains people like Russell J. Rickford, John Edmonstone.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Guyana?" or "Which celebrities were born in Guyana?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • John Cunningham

    John Cunningham

    Dec. at 77 (1885-1962)

    BirthplaceDemerara, Guyana

    Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham (13 April 1885 – 13 December 1962) was... more on Wikipedia
  • Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, Georgetown

    Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, (born 13 March 1954) is a British Labour Party politician... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Cyril Dabydeen is a Guyana-born Canadian writer of Indian descent. He grew up in Rose Hall... more on Wikipedia
  • Rawle Marshall

    Rawle Marshall

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Rawle Junior Kalomo Marshall (born February 20, 1982) is a Guyanese-American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric D. Walrond

    Eric D. Walrond

    Dec. at 68 (1898-1966)

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Eric Derwent Walrond (18 December 1898 – 8 August 1966) was an Afro-Caribbean Harlem... more on Wikipedia
  • Clive Lloyd

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, Georgetown

    Clive Hubert Lloyd (born 31 August 1944) is a former West Indies cricketer. In 1971 he was... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Americas, Guyana

    Alvin Isaac Kallicharran (born 21 March 1949) is a former cricketer of Indo-Guyanese... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Rex Orville Montague Paul (born January 8, 1945), better known as Kojo Nnamdi, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Shinebourne


    Jan Lowe Shinebourne (born 1947), also published as Janice Shinebourne, is a Guyanese... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Félix Machado (born August 22, 1972 in Guyana) is a Venezuelan featherweight boxer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Anthony Seeraj

    Age: 42


    Anthony Seeraj is a Surinamese cricket player.
  • Rohan Kanhai

    BirthplacePort Mourant, Guyana

    Rohan Bholalall Kanhai (born 26 December 1935) is a former Guyanese cricketer of Indian origin... more on Wikipedia
  • Kevin Bazil

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Linden, Upper Demerara-Berbice, South America, Guyana

    Kevin Bazil is a Caymanian cricket player.
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Gowkaran Roopnarine (born 24 February 1982) is a Guyana born American cricketer. A left-handed... more on Wikipedia
  • Niall Roberts

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Niall Roberts is a Guyanese swimmer. He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Roberts came 7th... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, East Berbice-Corentyne, South America, New Amsterdam, Guyana

    Devendra Bishoo (born 6 November 1985) is a Guyanese cricketer, who plays all formats of the... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Rupert Roopnaraine (born 31 January 1943) is a Guyanese cricketer, writer, and politician.
  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Americas, Guyana

    Chris Prasad is a Costa Rican cricket player.
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Albert Peters is a Bahamian cricket player.
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Aliann Tabitha Omalara Pompey (born 9 March 1978) is a Guyanese sprinter who specializes in... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Aubrey David is a Guyanese-Trinidadian footballer who plays for Joe Public F.C.
  • Peter Ramsaroop

    Peter Ramsaroop

    Age: 58


    Peter R. Ramsaroop (born 20 June 1962) is a Guyanese entrepreneur, author, and politician. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Narmala Shewcharan

    Age: 52


    Narmala Shewcharan is a Guyanese-born novelist and anthropologist who lives in the UK. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Saheed Mohamed

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    Saheed Mohamed (born 6 February 1976) is a Cayman Islands cricketer. A right-handed batsman... more on Wikipedia
  • Mahadai Das

    Dec. at 49 (1954-2003)


    Mahadai Das was a Guyanese poet. She was born in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, in 1954.... more on Wikipedia