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Famous People From Kazakhstan

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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.
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  • Dec. at 52 (1951-2004)

    BirthplaceKaraganda, Kazakhstan

    Akhmad-Haji Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Russian: Ахмат-Хаджи Абдулхамидович Кадыров; Chechen: Къадири lабдулхьамидан кlант Ахьмад-Хьажи / Q̇adiri Jabdulẋamidan khant Aẋmad-Ẋaƶi; 23 August 1951 – 9 May...  more
  • BirthplaceUshkonyr, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (born 6 July 1940) is the Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan who served as the first President of Kazakhstan, in office from 24 April 1990 until his...  more
  • BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Irina Karpova is a track and field athlete....  more
  • Dec. at 50 (1903-1954)

    BirthplaceUral Mountains

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Maurice Tillet (October 23, 1903 – September 4, 1954) was a French professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The French Angel. Tillet was a leading box office draw in the early 1940s and...  more
  • Dec. at 29 (1973-2003)

    BirthplaceTaldykorgan, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Andrei Mikhailovich Kivilev (Russian: Андрей Михайлович Кивилёв, 20 September 1973 – 12 March 2003) was a professional road bicycle racer from Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan. In March 2003, he crashed...  more
  • BirthplaceKazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan, United States of America

    George Tsypin is an American stage designer, sculptor and architect. He was an artistic director, production designer and coauthor of the script for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi...  more
  • BirthplaceAtyrau, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Temir Nurbaqytuly Bekmambetov (born June 25, 1961) is a Russian director, producer and screenwriter who has worked on films, music videos and commercials. He is best known for the Russian film Night...  more
  • BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    NationalityRussia

    Dmitry Aleksandrovich Strelnikov (Russian: Дмитрий Александрович Стрельников; born in Kazakhstan, in the borders of USSR, in 1969) is a Russian and Polish writer, biologist and a journalist for...  more
  • Dec. at 20 (1987-2008)

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Ruslana Sergeyevna Korshunova (Russian: Руслана Серге́евна Коршунова; 2 July 1987 – 28 June 2008) was a Kazakh model of Russian descent. She established herself as a rising figure in the fashion...  more
  • BirthplaceKostanay, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Marina Maslyonko is a Kazakhstani sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She represented Kazakhstan at the 2012 Summer Olympics....  more
  • BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    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
  • BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Olga Bludova is a track and field athlete....  more
  • BirthplaceBalkhash, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Vassiliy Valeryevich Jirov (born 4 April 1974), sometimes known as Vasily Zhirov, is a Kazakhstani former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2009, and held the IBF cruiserweight title from...  more
  • Dec. at 65 (1944-2009)

    BirthplaceJezkazgan, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan, Soviet Union

    Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky (Russian: Оле́г Ива́нович Янко́вский; 23 February 1944 – 20 May 2009) was a Soviet/Russian actor who had excelled in psychologically sophisticated roles of modern...  more
  • BirthplaceTemirtau, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Vladislav Yakovlev is a rower....
  • BirthplacePetropavl, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Dmitry Babenko is a speed skater.  ...  more
  • BirthplaceAiyrtau District, Kazakhstan

    NationalityRussia

    Ruslan Sultanovich Aushev (Russian: Русла́н Султа́нович А́ушев; Ingush: Руслан Султана Овшанаькъан; born 29 October 1954 in Volodarskoye, Kazakhstan) was the president of Ingushetia from March 1993...  more
  • Age: 44

    BirthplaceKentau, Kazakhstan

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    Svetlana Lvovna Geiman (Russian: Светлана Львовна Гейман; born 29 April 1977), known professionally as Linda (Russian: Линда), is a Russian singer and songwriter. Her style incorporates trip hop,...  more
  • BirthplaceKokshetau, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Anna Nurmukhambetova is a Kazakhstani weightlifter representing Kazakhstan. She finished fifth in the 69kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics...  more
  • BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    NationalityCanada

  • BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    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....  more
  • BirthplaceAstana, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Daniyar Yeleussinov is a Kazakh boxer....  more
  • BirthplaceKaraganda, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Dmitriy Vasilyevich Karpov (Дмитрий Васильевич Карпов; born 23 July 1981 in Karaganda) is an athlete from Kazakhstan who competes in decathlon and heptathlon (the latter during the winter season). He...  more
  • BirthplacePavlodar, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    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 for...  more
  • BirthplaceAstana, Kazakhstan

    NationalityKazakhstan

    Ilyas Suleimenov is a boxer....  more