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.
Birthplace: Karaganda, KazakhstanAkhmad-Haji Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Russian: Ахмат-Хаджи Абдулхамидович Кадыров; Chechen:... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Ushkonyr, KazakhstanNursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (born 6 July 1940) is the Chairman of the Security Council of... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Almaty, KazakhstanIrina Karpova is a track and field athlete.
Birthplace: Ural MountainsMaurice Tillet (October 23, 1903 – September 4, 1954) was a French professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Taldykorgan, KazakhstanAndrei Mikhailovich Kivilev (Russian: Андрей Михайлович Кивилёв, 20 September 1973 – 12 March... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: KazakhstanGeorge Tsypin is an American stage designer, sculptor and architect. He was an artistic... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Atyrau, KazakhstanTemir Nurbaqytuly Bekmambetov (born June 25, 1961) is a Russian director, producer and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Almaty, KazakhstanDmitry Aleksandrovich Strelnikov (Russian: Дмитрий Александрович Стрельников; born in... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Almaty, KazakhstanRuslana Sergeyevna Korshunova (Russian: Руслана Серге́евна Коршунова; 2 July 1987 – 28 June... more on Wikipedia
Marina MaslenkoAge: 38
Birthplace: Kostanay, KazakhstanMarina Maslyonko is a Kazakhstani sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She represented... more on Wikipedia
Viktoriya ZyabkinaAge: 28
Birthplace: Almaty, KazakhstanViktoriya Zyabkina is a Kazakhstani sprinter. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the... more on Wikipedia
Olga BludovaAge: 28
Birthplace: Almaty, KazakhstanOlga Bludova is a track and field athlete.
Birthplace: Balkhash, KazakhstanVassiliy Valeryevich Jirov (born 4 April 1974), sometimes known as Vasily Zhirov, is a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Jezkazgan, KazakhstanOleg Ivanovich Yankovsky (Russian: Оле́г Ива́нович Янко́вский; 23 February 1944 – 20 May 2009)... more on Wikipedia
Vladislav YakovlevAge: 27
Birthplace: Temirtau, KazakhstanVladislav Yakovlev is a rower.
Birthplace: Petropavl, KazakhstanDmitry Babenko is a speed skater.
Birthplace: Aiyrtau District, KazakhstanRuslan Sultanovich Aushev (Russian: Русла́н Султа́нович А́ушев; Ingush: Руслан Султана... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kentau, KazakhstanSvetlana Lvovna Geiman (Russian: Светлана Львовна Гейман; born 29 April 1977), known... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kokshetau, KazakhstanAnna Nurmukhambetova is a Kazakhstani weightlifter representing Kazakhstan. She finished fifth... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Kirill PavlovAge: 34
Birthplace: Almaty, KazakhstanKirill Pavlov is Kazakhstani weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He competed at the... more on Wikipedia
Daniyar YeleussinovAge: 29
Birthplace: Astana, KazakhstanDaniyar Yeleussinov is a Kazakh boxer.
Birthplace: Karaganda, KazakhstanDmitriy Vasilyevich Karpov (Дмитрий Васильевич Карпов; born 23 July 1981 in Karaganda) is an... more on Wikipedia
Vyacheslav PodlesnyAge: 43
Birthplace: Pavlodar, KazakhstanVyacheslav Podlesnyy is a Kazakhstani sport shooter who competes in the men's 10 metre air... more on Wikipedia
Ilyas SuleimenovAge: 29
Birthplace: Astana, KazakhstanIlyas Suleimenov is a boxer.