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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.
  • Radama II

    Dec. at 34 (1829-1863)
    Radama II (September 23, 1829 – May 12, 1863 [contested]) was the son and heir of Queen...  more
  • John Caesar

    Dec. at 32 (1764-1796)
    John Caesar (1764 – 15 February 1796), nicknamed "Black Caesar", was the first Australian...  more
  • D'Gary

    Age: 58
    D'Gary (Ernest Randrianasolo born 22 July 1961) is a Malagasy musician of Bara ethnicity. His...  more
  • Philippe Eidel

    Age: 63
    Philippe Eidel (22 December 1956 – 6 September 2018) was a French music producer, writer and...  more
  • Carolus Andriamatsinoro

    Age: 31
    Charles Carolus Andriamatsinoro (born 6 July 1989) is a Malagasy international footballer who...  more
  • Pascal Razakanantenaina

    Age: 33
    Pascal Razakanantenaina (born 19 April 1987) is a Malagasy footballer who plays as a centre...  more
  • Eric-Julien Rakotondrabe

    Age: 39
    Eric-Julien Rakotondrabe (born December 1, 1980) is a Malagasy footballer currently plays for...  more
  • Anicet Abel Andrianantenaina (born 13 March 1990) is a Malagasy professional footballer who...  more
  • Jimmy Radafison

    Age: 40
    Jimmy Radafison (born March 15, 1980) is a Malagasy footballer currently plays for Saint Louis...  more
  • Raymond Ranjeva

    Age: 78
    Raymond Ranjeva (born August 31, 1942) served as a judge on the International Court of Justice...  more
  • Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo

    Dec. at 36 (1901-1937)
    Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo (4 March 1901 or 1903 – 22 June 1937), born Joseph-Casimir...  more
  • Éric Pichet

    Age: 60
    Éric Pichet is a professor at KEDGE Business School teaching at a post-graduate level and...  more
  • Samoëla

    Age: 44
    Samoëla Rasolofoniaina, better known as Samoëla, is a Malagasy vocalist and composer of...  more
  • Ninie Doniah

    Ninie Doniah is a Malagasy singer and composer of salegy music that originates from the...  more
  • Olombelona Ricky

    Olombelona Ricky, also known as Ricky, is a Malagasy vocalist and roots musician based in...  more
  • Vaiavy Chila

    Vaiavy Chila, also known as Chila, is a vocalist and composer of salegy music from the...  more
  • Madagascar Slim

    Age: 63
    Randriamananjara Radofa Besata Jean Longin (born October 31, 1956 in Antananarivo, Madagascar)...  more
  • Claude Simon

    Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)
    Claude Simon (French: [simɔ̃]; 10 October 1913 – 6 July 2005) was a French novelist and...  more
  • Nirina Zubir (born March 12, 1980) is an Indonesian MTV Movie Award winning actress in modern...  more
  • Lalaïna Henintsoa Nomenjanahary (born 16 January 1986) is a Malagasy professional footballer...  more
  • Claudio Ramiadamanana

    Age: 31
    Claudio Ramiadamanana (born 22 October 1988) is a Malagasy footballer who currently plays for...  more
  • Didier Ratsiraka

    Age: 83
    Didier Ignace Ratsiraka (born 4 November 1936) is a Malagasy politician and naval officer who...  more
  • Sedera Randriamparany

    Age: 30
    Sedera Mathieu Randriamparany (born May 3, 1990) is a Malagasy footballer. He currently plays...  more
  • Albert Kwan is an actor....  more
  • Richard Ratsimandrava

    Dec. at 44 (1931-1975)
    Colonel Richard Ratsimandrava (March 21, 1931 Antananarivo – February 11, 1975 Antananarivo)...  more