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.
Birthplace: East Malaysia, MalaysiaYau-Man Chan (born August 26, 1952) is a Malaysian-American table tennis player, technology... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaFrancis Michael Gough ( GOF; 23 November 1916 – 17 March 2011) was an English character actor... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaJoe Simpson (born 1960) is an English mountaineer, author and motivational speaker. While... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kuching, MalaysiaTsai Ming-liang (Chinese: 蔡明亮; pinyin: Cài Míngliàng; born 27 October 1957) is a Taiwanese... more on Wikipedia
Mohammad ShukriAge: 33
Birthplace: Malaysia, Kelantan, Asia, Southeast AsiaShukri Rahim is a Malaysian cricket player.
Birthplace: Alor Setar, MalaysiaYunalis binti Mat Zara'ai (born 14 November 1986), known professionally as Yuna, is a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Petaling Jaya, MalaysiaDato' Bernard Chandran is a Malaysian fashion designer. His talents have earned him many... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Selangor, MalaysiaJaclyn Joshua Thanaraj Victor (Tamil: ஜக்லின் விக்டொர்; born 4 December 1978), better known by... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Penang, MalaysiaHannah Tan (born October 25, 1981 in Penang), also known as Hannah T or Hannah Sarah Tan, is a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kuching, MalaysiaSteph Song (Chinese: 宋琇萱) is a Malaysian actress of Chinese heritage, raised in Saskatoon,... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Alor Setar, MalaysiaTun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad (Jawi: محاضر بن محمد; IPA: [maˈhaðɪr bɪn moˈhamad]; born 10 July... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Ipoh, MalaysiaTony Underwood (born 17 February 1969 in Ipoh, Malaysia) is a former English rugby union... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Penang, MalaysiaAndrea Veronica Fonseka is a Malaysian model, television presenter, actress and beauty pageant... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Penang, MalaysiaAshley Jackson (born 1940) is an English landscape watercolourist. Raised in Barnsley, South... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Penang, MalaysiaWee Chong Jin (28 September 1915 – 5 June 2005) was a Singaporean judge and the first Chief... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Malacca, MalaysiaGoh Keng Swee Robert, DUT (First Class), (6 October 1918 – 14 May 2010) was the second Deputy... more on Wikipedia
- Vyvyane Loh (Chinese: Loh Hui-Shien) is a Malaysian-American novelist, choreographer, and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaBonny Susan Hicks (5 January 1968 – 19 December 1997) was a Singapore Eurasian model and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Penang, MalaysiaKhoo Kheng-Hor (Chinese: 邱庆河; pinyin: Qiū Qìnghé; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Khu Khèng-hô; born 2 March 1956)... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaJenny Eclair (born Jenny Clare Hargreaves; 16 March 1960) is an English comedian, novelist and... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaNick Newman (born 17 July 1958) is a satirical British cartoonist and comedy scriptwriter.
Birthplace: MalaysiaWaytha Moorthy Ponnusamy sometimes spelt Waythamoorthy (Tamil: வேதமூர்த்தி பொன்னுசாமி,... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Malaysia, Penang, Asia, Southeast AsiaNora Noel Jill Bennett (24 December 1931 – 4 October 1990) was an English actress, and the... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Bintulu, MalaysiaTun Datuk Patinggi Haji Abdul Rahman bin Ya'kub (3 January 1928 – 9 January 2015) was a... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: London, United KingdomAishah Jennifer Mohamed Sinclair (born October 27, 1980 in Wimbledon, London, England) is an... more on Wikipedia