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

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

Suharto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Suharto Died at 87 (1921-2008) - Soeharto is one of the founders of Balai Perguruan Tinggi Gadjah Mada.

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Agnes Monica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Agnes Monica age 30 - Agnes Monica Muljoto, known by her stage name Agnes Monica, is a Indonesian singer and actress. Born in Jakarta, she started her career in the entertainment industry at the age of six as a child ...more

Sukarno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Sukarno Died at 69 (1901-1970) - Sukarno was the first President of Indonesia, serving in office from 1945 to 1967. Sukarno was the leader of his country's struggle for independence from the Netherlands. He was a prominent ...more

Atiqah Hasiholan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Atiqah Hasiholan age 33 - Atiqah Hasiholan is an Indonesian actress. She is best known for starring in the Academy Award submitted film Jamila dan Sang Presiden.

Tuanku Abbas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Tuanku Abbas Tuanku Abbas was a Malayan pirate active in the 1840s and the brother of a rajah of Aceh. He was well known for sponsoring and leading pirate raids, the most notable of which occurred in 1843 ...more

Shireen Sungkar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Shireen Sungkar age 23 - Shireen Sungkar, is an Indonesian actress. She is best known for playing Fitri on the soap opera Cinta Fitri, on SCTV. Her father, Mark Sungkar, is also an Indonesian actor.

Talitha Getty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Talitha Getty Died at 31 (1940-1971) - Talitha Getty was an actress of Dutch extraction, born in the former Dutch East Indies, who was regarded as a style icon of the late 1960s. She lived much of her adult life in Britain and, in ...more

Joe Taslim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Joe Taslim age 34 - Joe Taslim is an actor.

Sudirman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Sudirman Died at 34 (1916-1950) - General of the Army Raden Soedirman was a high-ranking Indonesian military officer during the Indonesian National Revolution. The first commander-in-chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces, he ...more

Sehat Sutardja is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Sehat Sutardja age 56 - Sehat Sutardja, is the chief executive officer, chairman, and co-founder of Marvell Technology Group. Sutardja's company is involved with industry segments including data storage, mobile and ...more

Anton Widiastanto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Anton Widiastanto age 36 - Anton Widiastanto is the former member of music group Sheila on 7.

Marinus Anton Donk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Marinus Anton Donk Died at 64 (1908-1972) - Marinus Anton Donk was a Dutch mycologist. He specialized in the taxonomy and nomenclature of mushrooms. Rolf Singer wrote in his obituary that he was "one of the most outstanding figures ...more

Kartini is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Kartini Died at 25 (1879-1904) - Raden Ayu Kartini, or sometimes known as Raden Ajeng Kartini, was a prominent Javanese and an Indonesian national heroine. Kartini was a pioneer in the area of women's rights for Indonesians.

Ria Thielsch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Ria Thielsch age 64 - Ria Thielsch is a Dutch singer and model. She was a model and a member of the girl group Luv' in 1980 and 1981. She was officially introduced to the public with the release of the album Forever ...more

Willem Jacob Luyten is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Willem Jacob Luyten Died at 95 (1899-1994) - Willem Jacob Luyten was a Dutch-American astronomer.

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Soe Tjen Marching is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Soe Tjen Marching age 44 - Soe Tjen Marching is a writer, academic, activist, and a composer of avant-garde music from Indonesia. In 1998, she won national competition for Indonesian Contemporary Composers held by the ...more

Zivanna Letisha Siregar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Zivanna Letisha Siregar age 26 - Zivanna Letisha Siregar, is an Indonesian Beauty Queen. She was crowned as Puteri Indonesia 2008 on August 15, 2008 by her predecessor, Putri Raemawasti and she has a chance to compete at Miss ...more

Vindy Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Vindy Lee age 35 - Vindy Lee is an Indonesian celebrity chef, TV personality and author of Sexy Food cookbook, published in Indonesia November 2010. Lee currently hosts her own cooking show Sexy Food on ...more

Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih Died at 57 (1955-2012) - Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih was an Indonesian physician, researcher, and author. She served as Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia from October 22, 2009 until April 30, 2012.

Abdurrahman Wahid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Abdurrahman Wahid Died at 69 (1940-2009) - Abdurrahman Wahid, born Abdurrahman Addakhil, colloquially known as Gus Dur, was an Indonesian Muslim religious and political leader who served as the President of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. ...more

Nia Dinata is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Nia Dinata age 45 - Nurkurniati Aisyah Dewi, better known as Nia Dinata, is an award-winning Indonesian film director. Her movies are known for tackling subjects controversial or "risky" in Indonesia such ...more

Jeff Arwadi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Jeff Arwadi age 43 - Jefray Kurnia "Jeff" Arwadi is a musician, music producer, and graphic designer, a native of Jakarta, Indonesia who now resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is mostly known as a ...more

Edgar du Perron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Edgar du Perron Died at 41 (1899-1940) - Charles Edgar du Perron, more commonly known as E. du Perron, was a famous and influential Dutch poet and author of Indo-European descent. Best known for his literary acclaimed master piece ...more

Ali Alatas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Ali Alatas Died at 76 (1932-2008) - Ali Alatas was an Indonesian diplomat of Ba 'Alawi sada descent, who served as the country's foreign minister from 1988 to 1999. He was Indonesia's longest serving foreign minister.

B. J. Habibie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
B. J. Habibie age 79 - Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie FREng was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. His presidency was the third, and the shortest, after independence.

Sophie Masson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Sophie Masson age 56 - Sophie Masson is a French-Australian fantasy and children's author.

Anthony Fokker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Anthony Fokker Died at 49 (1890-1939) - Anton Herman Gerard "Anthony" Fokker was a Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer. He is most famous for the fighter aircraft he produced in Germany during the First World ...more

Xaviera Hollander is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Xaviera Hollander age 72 - Xaviera Hollander is a former call girl, madam, and memoirist. She came to be best known for her best-selling memoir The Happy Hooker: My Own Story.

Charles Gairdner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Charles Gairdner Died at 85 (1898-1983) - Lieutenant General Sir Charles Henry Gairdner GBE, KCMG, KCVO, CB was a British soldier and military officer who later occupied two viceregal positions in Australia. Born in Batavia in the Dutch ...more

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George Uhlenbeck is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
George Uhlenbeck Died at 88 (1900-1988) - George Eugene Uhlenbeck was a Dutch-American theoretical physicist.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono age 66 - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono GCB AC DUT is an Indonesian politician and retired Army general officer who was the President of Indonesia from 2004 to 2014. He is currently the chairman of the ...more

Desy Ratnasari is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Desy Ratnasari age 42 - Desy Ratnasari is an Indonesian model, actress, presenter and singer.

Joko Anwar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Joko Anwar age 39 - Joko Anwar is an Indonesian filmmaker.

Nicholas Saputra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Nicholas Saputra age 33 - Nicholas Schbring Saputra. He was born from a German father Horst Schbring and an Indonesian mother. He is an Indonesian actor, model and VJ. Saputra is primarily known for his role in the ...more

Asmirandah Zantman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Asmirandah Zantman age 26 - Asmirandah Zantman is an actress, model and presenter.

Hartono Rekso Dharsono is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Hartono Rekso Dharsono Died at 71 (1925-1996) - Hartono Rekso Dharsono or more commonly known as HR Dharsono was a prominent General in the early years of General Suharto's New Order regime. He also held the distinction of being the first ...more

Adam Malik is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Adam Malik Died at 67 (1917-1984) - Adam Malik Batubara was Indonesia's third vice president, a senior diplomat, foreign minister, and one of the pioneers of Indonesian journalism.

Irwandi Yusuf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Irwandi Yusuf age 55 - Irwandi Yusuf, is the former Governor of the Indonesian province of Aceh. He won the 2006 Aceh regional election as an independent candidate, along with Muhammad Nazar, S. Ag. as his partner, ...more

Laura Gemser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Laura Gemser age 65 - Laurette Marcia "Laura" Gemser is a Dutch actress of Indo descent, now Italian citizen. She is known for her work with director Joe D'Amato and Bruno Mattei, in particular, for doing a ...more

Dimas Anggara is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Dimas Anggara age 27 - Dimas Anggara is an actor and a model.

Alex McDowell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Alex McDowell age 62 - Alex McDowell, RDI is British production designer and film producer. McDowell was born in Borneo to parents of English origin. He wanted to become a painter and studied at the Central School of ...more

Jacobus Hendricus van Lint is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Jacobus Hendricus van Lint Died at 72 (1932-2004) - Jacobus Hendricus van Lint was a Dutch mathematician, professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology, of which he was rector magnificus from 1991 till 1996. He gained his Ph.D. from Utrecht ...more

Tonke Dragt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Tonke Dragt age 86 - Antonia "Tonke" Johanna Dragt is a Dutch writer and illustrator of children's literature. Her book De brief voor de Koning was chosen as the best Dutch youth book of the latter half of ...more

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Leo Suryadinata is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Leo Suryadinata Leo Suryadinata, is a Chinese Indonesian sinologist.

Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich age 61 - Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich raised in the Netherlands, is the director of Scarabeefilms. She has produced several award-winning documentaries.

Kamila Andini is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Kamila Andini age 29 - Kamila Andini is an Indonesian film director known for her critically acclaimed debut The Mirror Never Lies. She is the daughter of noted Indonesian film director Garin Nugroho and wife of ...more

Hanung Bramantyo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Hanung Bramantyo age 41 - Hanung Bramantyo is a film director.

Zamani Karmana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Zamani Karmana age 33 - Guitarist

Bondan Prakoso is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Bondan Prakoso age 34 - Bondan Prakoso is an Indonesian singer-songwriter, bass guitarist, and record producer. He is known as the former bassist of rock band Funky Kopral and the lead singer of the rap rock ...more

Ahmadun Yosi Herfanda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Ahmadun Yosi Herfanda age 57 - Ahmadun Yosi Herfanda, is an Indonesian journalist and poet. His name is also written as Ahmadun YH, Ahmadun Y. Herfanda, Ahmadun Herfanda, or AYH. Ahmadun's poetry focuses on social and ...more