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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.
  • Akhmad Kadyrov

    Akhmad Kadyrov

    Dec. at 53 (1951-2004)

    BirthplaceKaraganda, Kazakhstan

    Akhmad-Haji Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Russian: Ахмат-Хаджи Абдулхамидович Кадыров; Chechen:... more on Wikipedia
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev

    BirthplaceUshkonyr, Kazakhstan

    Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (born 6 July 1940) is the Chairman of the Security Council of... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    Irina Karpova is a track and field athlete.
  • The French Angel

    The French Angel

    Dec. at 51 (1903-1954)

    BirthplaceUral Mountains

    Maurice Tillet (October 23, 1903 – September 4, 1954) was a French professional wrestler,... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrey Kivilev

    Andrey Kivilev

    Dec. at 30 (1973-2003)

    BirthplaceTaldykorgan, Kazakhstan

    Andrei Mikhailovich Kivilev (Russian: Андрей Михайлович Кивилёв, 20 September 1973 – 12 March... more on Wikipedia
  • George Tsypin


    George Tsypin is an American stage designer, sculptor and architect. He was an artistic... more on Wikipedia
  • Timur Bekmambetov

    BirthplaceAtyrau, Kazakhstan

    Temir Nurbaqytuly Bekmambetov (born June 25, 1961) is a Russian director, producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Dmitry Strelnikov

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    Dmitry Aleksandrovich Strelnikov (Russian: Дмитрий Александрович Стрельников; born in... more on Wikipedia
  • Ruslana Korshunova

    Ruslana Korshunova

    Dec. at 21 (1987-2008)

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    Ruslana Sergeyevna Korshunova (Russian: Руслана Серге́евна Коршунова; 2 July 1987 – 28 June... more on Wikipedia
  • Marina Maslenko

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceKostanay, Kazakhstan

    Marina Maslyonko is a Kazakhstani sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She represented... more on Wikipedia
  • Viktoriya Zyabkina

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    Viktoriya Zyabkina is a Kazakhstani sprinter. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Olga Bludova

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    Olga Bludova is a track and field athlete.
  • Vassiliy Jirov

    BirthplaceBalkhash, Kazakhstan

    Vassiliy Valeryevich Jirov (born 4 April 1974), sometimes known as Vasily Zhirov, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Oleg Yankovsky

    Oleg Yankovsky

    Dec. at 65 (1944-2009)

    BirthplaceJezkazgan, Kazakhstan

    Oleg Ivanovich Yankovsky (Russian: Оле́г Ива́нович Янко́вский; 23 February 1944 – 20 May 2009)... more on Wikipedia
  • Vladislav Yakovlev

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceTemirtau, Kazakhstan

    Vladislav Yakovlev is a rower.
  • BirthplacePetropavl, Kazakhstan

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

    Ruslan Sultanovich Aushev (Russian: Русла́н Султа́нович А́ушев; Ingush: Руслан Султана... more on Wikipedia
  • Linda


    Age: 43

    BirthplaceKentau, Kazakhstan

    Svetlana Lvovna Geiman (Russian: Светлана Львовна Гейман; born 29 April 1977), known... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceKokshetau, Kazakhstan

    Anna Nurmukhambetova is a Kazakhstani weightlifter representing Kazakhstan. She finished fifth... more on Wikipedia
  • Anjelika Reznik

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

  • Kirill Pavlov

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    Kirill Pavlov is Kazakhstani weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He competed at the... more on Wikipedia
  • Daniyar Yeleussinov

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceAstana, Kazakhstan

    Daniyar Yeleussinov is a Kazakh boxer.
  • Dmitriy Karpov

    BirthplaceKaraganda, Kazakhstan

    Dmitriy Vasilyevich Karpov (Дмитрий Васильевич Карпов; born 23 July 1981 in Karaganda) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Vyacheslav Podlesny

    Age: 43

    BirthplacePavlodar, Kazakhstan

    Vyacheslav Podlesnyy is a Kazakhstani sport shooter who competes in the men's 10 metre air... more on Wikipedia
  • Ilyas Suleimenov

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceAstana, Kazakhstan

    Ilyas Suleimenov is a boxer.