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Famous People From Indonesia

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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
Dec. at 87 (1921-2008)

Birthplace: Kemusuk, Indonesia

Suharto (, Indonesian pronunciation ; 8 June 1921 – 27 January 2008) was an Indonesian military leader and politician who served as the second President of Indonesia, holding the office for 31 ...more

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Agnes Monica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Age: 32

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Agnes Monica Muljoto (born 1 July 1986), known professionally as Agnez Mo, is an Indonesian singer, songwriter, actress, performer, and dancer. She's the most awarded artist in Indonesia. Mo ...more
Sukarno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Dec. at 69 (1901-1970)

Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia

Sukarno (; born Kusno Sosrodihardjo, Javanese: [kʊsnɔ]; 6 June 1901 – 21 June 1970) was the first President of Indonesia, serving from 1945 to 1967. Sukarno was the leader of the Indonesian ...more
Atiqah Hasiholan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Age: 37

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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

Birthplace: Aceh, Indonesia

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
Age: 27

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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
Age: Died at 31 (1940-1971)

Birthplace: Java, Indonesia

Talitha Getty (18 October 1940 – 11 July 1971) was an actress and model of Dutch extraction, born in the former Dutch East Indies, who was regarded as a style icon of the late 1960s. She lived ...more
Joe Taslim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Age: 37

Birthplace: Palembang, Indonesia

Joe Taslim is an actor.
Sudirman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Sudirman Dec. at 34 (1916-1950)

Birthplace: Purbalingga Regency, Indonesia

General of the Army Raden Soedirman (Perfected Spelling: Sudirman; 24 January 1916 – 29 January 1950) was a high-ranking Indonesian military officer during the Indonesian National Revolution. ...more
Sehat Sutardja is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Age: 58

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Sehat Sutardja (Se-hát Su-ta_ra Chinese: 周秀文; pinyin: Zhōu Xiùwén; born c. 1961 in Jakarta, Indonesia), is the co-founder of Marvell Technology Group; formerly chief ...more
Anton Widiastanto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Anton Widiastanto Age: 40

Birthplace: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Marinus Anton Donk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Marinus Anton Donk Dec. at 64 (1908-1972)

Birthplace: Situbondo Regency, Indonesia

Marinus Anton Donk (14 August 1908 – 2 September 1972) was a Dutch mycologist. He specialized in the taxonomy and nomenclature of mushrooms. Rolf Singer wrote in his obituary that he was ...more
Kartini is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Dec. at 25 (1879-1904)

Birthplace: Jepara, Indonesia

Raden Adjeng Kartini (21 April 1879 –17 September 1904), sometimes known as Raden Ayu Kartini, was a prominent Indonesian national heroine from Java. She was also a pioneer in the area of ...more
Ria Thielsch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Ria Thielsch Age: 67

Birthplace: Manokwari, Indonesia

Ria Thielsch (born 25 August 1951 in Manokwari, Netherlands New Guinea) is a former model and an ex-member of the Dutch girl group Luv' (who replaced Patty Brard in 1980). She was officially ...more
Willem Jacob Luyten is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Dec. at 95 (1899-1994)

Birthplace: Semarang, Indonesia

Willem Jacob Luyten (March 7, 1899 – November 21, 1994) was a Dutch-American astronomer.
Soe Tjen Marching is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Soe Tjen Marching Age: 47

Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia

Soe Tjen Marching (born April 23, 1971 in Surabaya, Indonesia) is a writer, academic, activist, and a composer of avant-garde music from Indonesia. In 1998, she won national competition for ...more
Zivanna Letisha Siregar ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Age: 30

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Zivanna Letisha Siregar (called Zizi, born in Jakarta, February 16, 1989) is an Indonesian model, presenter and beauty queen titleholder who won Puteri Indonesia 2008 on August 15, 2008 by her ...more
Vindy Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Age: 38

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Vindy Lee (born November 23 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is an Indonesian celebrity chef, TV personality and author of the Sexy Food and Food Lover cookbooks. She currently hosts her own cooking show, ...more
Endang Rahayu Sedyanings... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Dec. at 57 (1955-2012)

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih (1 February 1955 – 2 May 2012) was an Indonesian physician, researcher, and author. She served as Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia from October 22, 2009 ...more
Abdurrahman Wahid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Dec. at 69 (1940-2009)

Birthplace: Jombang Regency, Indonesia

Abdurrahman Wahid ( (listen) AHB-doo-RAHKH-mahn wah-HEED; born Abdurrahman ad-Dakhil; 7 September 1940 – 30 December 2009), colloquially known as Gus Dur (listen ), was an Indonesian Muslim ...more
Nia Dinata is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Age: 48

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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
Age: 45

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Jefray Kurnia "Jeff" Arwadi (born 1974) is a musician, music producer, and graphic designer, a native of Jakarta, Indonesia who now resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is mostly ...more
Edgar du Perron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Dec. at 41 (1899-1940)

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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 masterpiece Land ...more
Ali Alatas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Dec. at 76 (1932-2008)

Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Ali Alatas (Arabic: علي العطاس‎ ʿAlī al-ʿAṭṭās; 4 November 1932 – 11 December 2008) was an Indonesian diplomat of Ba 'Alawi sada descent, who served as the country's foreign minister from 1988 ...more
B. J. Habibie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Age: 82

Birthplace: Pare-Pare, Indonesia

Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (Indonesian: [baxaruddin jusuf habibi] (listen); born 25 June 1936) is an Indonesian engineer (Gorontalese descent), who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. ...more