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

Agnes Monica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
age 32 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
Dec. 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
age 37 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 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 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
Dec. 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
age 37 Joe Taslim is an actor.

Sudirman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Indonesia
Sudirman Dec. 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
age 58 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 40 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 67 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
Dec. at 95 (1899-1994) Willem Jacob Luyten 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 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
age 30 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
age 38 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 48 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 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 82 Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie FREng was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. His presidency was the third, and the shortest, after independence.