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Famous People From Madagascar

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

List below includes Zarah Razafimahatratra, Eliane Saholinirina and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Madagascar?" or "Which celebrities were born in Madagascar?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Dec. at 34 (1829-1863) from Rova of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Radama II (September 23, 1829 – May 12, 1863 [contested]) was the son and heir of Queen Ranavalona I and ruled from 1861 to 1863 over the Kingdom of Madagascar, which controlled virtually the ...more
Dec. at 32 (1764-1796) from Madagascar
John Caesar (1764 – 15 February 1796), nicknamed "Black Caesar", was the first Australian bushranger and one of the first people of African descent to arrive in Australia.
Age 57 from Madagascar, Analamanga, Madagascar, Africa, Antananarivo
D'Gary (Ernest Randrianasolo born 22 July 1961) is a Malagasy musician of Bara ethnicity. His primary instrument is the acoustic guitar.
Philippe Eidel Age 62 from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Philippe Eidel (22 December 1956 – 6 September 2018) was a French music producer, writer and film music composer.
Carolus Andriamatsinoro Age 29 from Madagascar
Charles Carolus Andriamatsinoro (born 6 July 1989) is a Malagasy international footballer who plays as a striker for Saudi Professional League side Al-Adalah and the Madagascar national team.
Pascal Razakanantenaina Age 31 from Madagascar
Pascal Razakanantenaina (born 19 April 1987) is a Malagasy footballer who plays as a centre back for JS Saint-Pierroise.
Eric-Julien Rakotondrabe Age 38 from Madagascar
Eric-Julien Rakotondrabe (born December 1, 1980) is a Malagasy footballer currently plays for Fanilo Japan Actuels.
Age 28 from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Anicet Abel Andrianantenaina (born 13 March 1990) is a Malagasy professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bulgarian First League club Ludogorets Razgrad and the Madagascar national
Jimmy Radafison Age 38 from Madagascar
Jimmy Radafison (born March 15, 1980) is a Malagasy footballer currently plays for Saint Louis Suns United.
Raymond Ranjeva Age 76 from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Raymond Ranjeva (born August 31, 1942) served as a judge on the International Court of Justice from February, 1991 until February, 2009. He holds the following degrees: Bachelor's degree in law ...more
Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo Dec. at 36 (1901-1937) from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo (4 March 1901 or 1903 – 22 June 1937), born Joseph-Casimir Rabearivelo, is widely considered to be Africa's first modern poet and the greatest literary artist of ...more
Éric Pichet Age 58 from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Éric Pichet is a professor at KEDGE Business School teaching at a post-graduate level and French economist. His main areas of expertise include market finance, monetary economics, fiscal ...more
Samoëla Age 42 from Madagascar
Samoëla Rasolofoniaina, better known as Samoëla, is a Malagasy vocalist and composer of contemporary folk fusion and roots music that draws upon musical traditions throughout the ...more
Ninie Doniah
Ninie Doniah is a Malagasy singer and composer of salegy music that originates from the northern coastal area of Madagascar, including her birthplace of Nosy Be. She descends from a musical ...more
Olombelona Ricky
Olombelona Ricky, also known as Ricky, is a Malagasy vocalist and roots musician based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Launching his musical career in 1991, Ricky recorded his first album in 1998, ...more
Vaiavy Chila
Vaiavy Chila, also known as Chila, is a vocalist and composer of salegy music from the northern coastal region of Madagascar. The most popular female salegy artist of the last decade, she is ...more
Madagascar Slim Age 62 from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Randriamananjara Radofa Besata Jean Longin (born October 31, 1956 in Antananarivo, Madagascar) is a Canadian-Malagasy folk and blues guitarist, who records and performs under the stage name ...more
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005) from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Claude Simon (French: [simɔ̃]; 10 October 1913 – 6 July 2005) was a French novelist and critic, and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature.
Age 38 from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Nirina Zubir (born March 12, 1980) is an Indonesian MTV Movie Award winning actress in modern Indonesian cinemaradio DJ and MTV VJ. She frequently appears as a television presenter, stars in ...more
Age 33 from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Lalaïna Henintsoa Nomenjanahary (born 16 January 1986) is a Malagasy professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for French club Paris FC and the Madagascar national team.
Claudio Ramiadamanana Age 30 from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Claudio Ramiadamanana (born 22 October 1988) is a Malagasy footballer who currently plays for Pacy Ménilles RC.
Didier Ratsiraka Age 82 from Vatomandry, Madagascar
Didier Ignace Ratsiraka (born 4 November 1936) is a Malagasy politician and naval officer who was President of Madagascar from 1975 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2002. Ratsiraka, who seized power in ...more
Sedera Randriamparany Age 28 from Madagascar
Sedera Mathieu Randriamparany (born May 3, 1990) is a Malagasy footballer. He currently plays for JS Saint-Pierroise in Réunion.
Albert Kwan is an actor.
Dec. at 44 (1931-1975) from Antananarivo, Madagascar
Colonel Richard Ratsimandrava (March 21, 1931 Antananarivo – February 11, 1975 Antananarivo) was President of Madagascar for six days in February 1975. His assassination in 1975 led to a civil