Famous People From Malaysia

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

Examples of people on this list: Mohd Nazrulerwan Makmor, Thane Bettany and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Malaysia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Malaysia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: East Malaysia, Malaysia
    Yau-Man Chan (born August 26, 1952) is a Malaysian-American table tennis player, technology executive, and reality television participant. He was the fourth-place finisher in the reality television ...more
  • Michael Gough
    Dec. at 94 (1916-2011)
    • Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Francis Michael Gough ( GOF; 23 November 1916 – 17 March 2011) was an English character actor who made over 150 film and television appearances. He is known for his roles in the Hammer Horror Films ...more
    • Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Joe Simpson (born 1960) is an English mountaineer, author and motivational speaker. While climbing in Peru in 1985, he suffered severe injuries and was thought lost after falling into a crevasse, but ...more
    • Birthplace: Kuching, Malaysia
    Tsai Ming-liang (Chinese: 蔡明亮; pinyin: Cài Míngliàng; born 27 October 1957) is a Taiwanese filmmaker. He has written and directed ten feature films and has also directed many short films and ...more
  • Mohammad Shukri

    Mohammad Shukri

    Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Malaysia, Kelantan, Asia, Southeast Asia
    Shukri Rahim is a Malaysian cricket player.
  • Yuna
    Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia
    Yunalis binti Mat Zara'ai (born 14 November 1986), known professionally as Yuna, is a Malaysian singer-songwriter. Yuna's initial exposure came through the viral success of her music uploaded to ...more