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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)
Radama II was the son and heir of Queen Ranavalona I and ruled from 1861 to 1863 over the Kingdom of Madagascar, which controlled virtually the entire island. Radama's rule, although brief, was ...more
Dec. at 32 (1764-1796)
John Caesar, nicknamed "Black Caesar", was the first Australian bushranger and one of the first people of recent African descent to arrive in Australia.
age 57
D'Gary is a Madagascan musician of Bara ethnicity. His primary instrument is the acoustic guitar.
Philippe Eidel age 62
Philippe Eidel is a French music producer, writer and film music composer.
Carolus Andriamatsinoro age 29
Carolus Andriamatsinoro, known simply as Carolus, is a Malagasy football player. He is currently playing for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.
Pascal Razakanantenaina age 31
Pascal Razakanantenaina, also known as "Pascal Razak" is a Malagasy footballer currently playing for Arras Football Association in France.
Eric-Julien Rakotondrabe age 38
Eric-Julien Rakotondrabe is a Malagasy footballer currently plays for Fanilo Japan Actuels.
age 28
Anicet Andrianantenaina Abel is a Malagasy footballer, who currently plays as a midfielder for Ludogorets Razgrad in the Bulgarian A Football Group.
Jimmy Radafison age 38
Jimmy Radafison is a Malagasy footballer currently plays for Saint Louis Suns United.
Raymond Ranjeva age 76
Raymond Ranjeva, 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, University of ...more
Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo Dec. at 36 (1901-1937)
Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, born Joseph-Casimir Rabearivelo, is widely considered to be Africa's first modern poet and the greatest literary artist of Madagascar. Part of the first generation ...more
Éric Pichet age 58
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
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
Randriamananjara Radofa Besata Jean Longin is a Canadian-Malagasy folk and blues guitarist, who records and performs under the stage name Madagascar Slim. He is a member of the folk music band ...more
Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)
Claude Simon was a French novelist and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature. His parents were French, his father being a career officer who was killed in the First World War. He grew up with ...more
age 38
Nirina Zubir 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 commercials, plays in ...more
age 33
Lalaina Nomenjanahary is a Malagasy footballer who currently plays for French club RC Lens in France.
Claudio Ramiadamanana age 30
Claudio Ramiadamanana is a Malagasy footballer who currently plays for SO Romorantin of the Championnat de France amateur.
Didier Ratsiraka age 82
Vice Admiral Didier Ratsiraka is a Malagasy politician who was President of Madagascar from 1975 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2002.
Sedera Randriamparany age 28
Sedera Mathieu Randriamparany is a Malagasy footballer. He currently plays for JS Saint-Pierroise in Réunion.
Albert Kwan is an actor.
Dec. at 44 (1931-1975)
Colonel Richard Ratsimandrava was President of Madagascar for six days in February 1975. His assassination in 1975 led to a civil war.