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

This list contains people like Erken Ialgashev and Vitali Kolesnik.

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

Akhmad Kadyrov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Akhmad Kadyrov Died at 53 (1951-2004) - Akhmad Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov, also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War. At the outbreak of the Second ...more

Nursultan Nazarbayev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev age 77 - Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev is the President of Kazakhstan. He has been the country's leader since 1989, when he was named First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR, and ...more

Irina Karpova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Irina Karpova age 38 - Irina Karpova is a track and field athlete.

The French Angel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
The French Angel Died at 51 (1903-1954) - Maurice Tillet was a Russian-born French professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The French Angel. Tillet was a leading box office draw in the early 1940s and was twice recognized ...more

Andrey Kivilev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Andrey Kivilev Died at 30 (1973-2003) - Andrei Kivilev was a professional road bicycle racer from Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan. In March 2003, he fell heavily during the Paris–Nice race and subsequently died of his injuries. His death was ...more

George Tsypin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
George Tsypin age 63 - George Tsypin is an influential American stage designer, sculptor and architect. He was an artistic director, production designer and coauthor of the script for the Opening Ceremony of the ...more

Timur Bekmambetov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Timur Bekmambetov age 56 - Timur Nurwakhitovich Bekmambetov is a Kazakh director, producer and screenwriter, origin who has worked on films and commercials. He is best known for the film Night Watch and its sequel Day ...more

Dmitry Strelnikov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Dmitry Strelnikov age 49 - Dmitry Aleksandrovich Strelnikov is a Russian and Polish writer, biologist and a journalist for television, radio and the press, living in Poland; the graduate of The Correspondence Course of ...more

Ruslana Korshunova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Ruslana Korshunova Died at 21 (1987-2008) - Ruslana Sergeyevna Korshunova was a Kazakhstani model of Russian descent. She established herself as a rising figure in the fashion industry by posing for magazines including Vogue and designers ...more

Marina Maslenko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Marina Maslenko age 35 - Marina Maslyonko is a Kazakhstani sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She represented Kazakhstan at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Viktoriya Zyabkina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Viktoriya Zyabkina age 25 - Viktoriya Zyabkina is a Kazakhstani sprinter. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's 200 metres.She was born in Almaty. She was the winner of the 200 metres at the 2013 Asian ...more

Olga Bludova is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Olga Bludova age 26 - Olga Bludova is a track and field athlete.

Vassiliy Jirov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Vassiliy Jirov age 43 - Vassiliy "The Tiger" Jirov is a professional Kazakhstani boxer and former IBF cruiserweight champion, currently fighting out of Las Vegas under Thell Torrence. Jirov won the Olympic ...more

Oleg Yankovsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Oleg Yankovsky Died at 65 (1944-2009) - Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky was a Soviet/Russian actor who has excelled in psychologically sophisticated roles of modern intellectuals. In 1991, he became, together with Alla Pugacheva, the last ...more

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Vladislav Yakovlev is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Vladislav Yakovlev age 25 - Vladislav Yakovlev is a rower.

Dmitry Babenko is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Dmitry Babenko age 33 - Dmitry Babenko is a speed skater.  

Ruslan Aushev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Ruslan Aushev age 63 - Ruslan Sultanovich Aushev was the president of Ingushetia from March 1993 to December 2001. He was reportedly the youngest officer in the Soviet army to reach the rank of lieutenant general. He ...more

Linda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Linda age 40 - Linda is a stage name for Svetlana Lvovna Geiman, a Russian singer. Her style incorporates trip hop, electronic and ethnic music. Since January 2012, she has been married to Greek composer ...more

Anna Nurmukhambetova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Anna Nurmukhambetova age 24 - Anna Nurmukhambetova is a Kazakhstani weightlifter representing Kazakhstan. She finished fifth in the 69kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Anjelika Reznik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan

Kirill Pavlov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Kirill Pavlov age 31 - Kirill Pavlov is Kazakhstani weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished 9th. He won the silver medal at the 2010 Asian Games.

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Daniyar Yeleussinov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Daniyar Yeleussinov age 27 - Daniyar Yeleussinov is a Kazakh boxer.

Dmitriy Karpov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Dmitriy Karpov age 36 - Dmitriy Vasilyevich Karpov is an athlete from Kazakhstan who competes in decathlon and heptathlon. He won the bronze medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Vyacheslav Podlesny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Vyacheslav Podlesny age 40 - Vyacheslav Podlesnyy is a Kazakhstani sport shooter who competes in the men's 10 metre air pistol. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished 40th in the qualifying round, failing to make the cut ...more

Ilyas Suleimenov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Ilyas Suleimenov age 27 - Ilyas Suleimenov is a boxer.

Oleg Tozoni is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Oleg Tozoni Died at 85 (1927-2012) - Oleg V. Tozoni was a scientist, inventor, and a specialist in the field of electro-dynamic and electrical engineering. Since 1964 through 1988 Tozoni was the Head of the Department of ...more

Nikolay Vinnichenko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Nikolay Vinnichenko age 52 - Nikolay Alexandrovich Vinnichenko is a Russian lawyer and politician. From April 9, 2003 until September 12, 2004, he was the Chief Prosecutor of Saint Petersburg. From October 21, 2004 he had ...more

Sultanmahmut Toraygirov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Sultanmahmut Toraygirov Died at 27 (1893-1920) - Sultanmahmut Toraygirov was a prominent Kazakh writer and poet. He was born in Qyzyl Tau but moved to Bayanaul in the province of Pavlodar at the age of four. Toraygirov wrote his first poems ...more

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Anna Alyabyeva is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Anna Alyabyeva age 24 - Anna Alyabyeva is a Kazakhstani rhythmic gymnast.

Evgeni Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Evgeni Nabokov age 42 - Yevgeni Viktorovich Nabokov, more commonly written as Evgeni Nabokov, is a Kazakhstani-Russian retired professional ice hockey goaltender of the National Hockey League. Nabokov was selected ...more

Zulfiya Chinshanlo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Zulfiya Chinshanlo age 24 - Zulfiya Chinshanlo is a Kazakh weightlifter. She set a world record in the clean and jerk on 29 July 2012 at the 2012 London Olympics by lifting 131 kg. Chinshanlo earned a gold medal at the ...more

Stepan Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Stepan Gorbachev age 34 - Stepan Gorbachev is a Kazakh artistic gymnastics player.

Eugen Bauder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Eugen Bauder age 32 - Eugen Bauder is a German model and actor.

Gennady Golovkin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Gennady Golovkin age 35 - Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is a Kazakh boxer who competed in the middleweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he won the silver medal. Currently undefeated as a professional, he ...more

Akzhurek Tanatarov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Akzhurek Tanatarov age 31 - Akzhurek Dostykuly Tanatarov is a Kazakh freestyle wrestler. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he was defeated in the semifinal round of the 66 kg event by Sushil Kumar of India. He sustained an ear ...more

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Bekzat Sattarkhanov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Bekzat Sattarkhanov Died at 20 (1980-2000) - Bekzat Sattarkhanov was a Kazakh boxer who competed in the men's featherweight division at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. Sattarkhanov died in a car accident in his native ...more

Yerzhan Shynkeyev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Yerzhan Shynkeyev age 33 - Yerzhan Shynkeyev is an athlete.

Bulat Jumadilov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Bulat Jumadilov age 44 - Bulat Zhumadilov is a Kazakh boxer who competed in the Men's Flyweight at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal. Four years earlier at the 1996 Summer Olympics he also captured the ...more

Yuliya Zhivitsa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Yuliya Zhivitsa age 27 - Yuliya Zhivitsa is a Kazakhstani sabre fencer, team bronze medallist at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China and at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Zhivitsa represented Kazakhstan at the ...more

Dauren Zhumagzyyev is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Dauren Zhumagzyyev age 28

Aleksandr Baranov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Aleksandr Baranov age 63 - Aleksandr Baranov is a film director and screenwriter.

Marina Aitova is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Marina Aitova age 35 - Marina Aitova, née Korzhova is a Kazakhstani high jumper. Her personal best jump is 1.99 metres, achieved in July 2009 in Athens.

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Aliya Yussupova is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Aliya Yussupova age 33 - Aliya Yussupova is an individual rhythmic gymnast who competed for Kazakhstan, coached by Irina Viner.

Olga Shishigina is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Olga Shishigina age 49 - Olga Vasilyevna Shishigina is a retired Kazakhstani track and field athlete who mainly competed in the 100 metres hurdles. She won an Olympic gold medal in 2000, and many medals on the regional ...more

Alexander Melentyevich Volkov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Alexander Melentyevich Volkov Died at 86 (1891-1977) - Alexander Melentyevich Volkov was a Soviet novelist and mathematician. Volkov was born in Ust-Kamenogorsk. He wrote several historical novels, but is mostly remembered for a series of children's ...more

Alexsandr Chervyhkov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Alexsandr Chervyhkov age 37 - Alexsandr Chervyhkov is a biathlete.

Anatoli Bose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Anatoli Bose age 29 - Anatoly Bose is an Australian-Kazakhstani professional basketball player who currently plays for BC Astana of the Kazakhstani Division I League. He played college basketball for Nicholls State ...more

Darkhan Bayakhmetov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Darkhan Bayakhmetov age 32 - Darkhan Bayakhmetov is an athlete.

Daulet Shabanbay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Daulet Shabanbay age 24 - Daulet Shabanbay is a Kazakhstani freestyle wrestler. He competed in the freestyle 120 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics and lost the bronze medal match to Bilyal Makhov.

Dmitriy Alexanin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Kazakhstan
Dmitriy Alexanin age 26 - Dmitriy Alexanin is a Kazakhstani épée fencer, team gold medallist at the 2014 Asian Championships and team bronze medallist at the 2014 Asian Games.