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Famous People From Papua New Guinea

Updated October 15, 2019 21.2k views156 items

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

The list you're viewing is made up of people like David Mead and Hitolo Areni.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Papua New Guinea?" or "Which celebrities were born in Papua New Guinea?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Will Genia

    Age: 32
    Sanchez William Genia (born 17 January 1988) is an Australian rugby union player. He plays...  more
  • James Marape

    Age: age 48

    James Marape (born 24 April 1971) is a Papua New Guinean politician serving as the 8th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea since May 2019. He has been a member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea since July 2007, representing the electorate of Tari-Pori Open in Hela Province in the highlands.

  • Ben Wyatt

    Age: 46
    Benjamin Sana Wyatt (born 1 April 1974) is an Australian politician who is the current Labor...  more
  • Steven Kari

    Age: 27
    Steven Kari is a Papua New Guineaan weightlifter competing in the men's 85 kg and later 94 kg...  more
  • Hitolo Areni (born 31 August 1980) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman...  more
  • Jokema (Honlly Isaac)

  • John Laws

    Age: 85
    Richard John Sinclair Laws, CBE (born 8 August 1935), also known as Lawsie, was from the 1970s...  more
  • Andrew McIntosh is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. McIntosh is a right-handed batsman who bowls...  more
  • Geraint Owen Jones (born 14 July 1976) is a former English cricketer who played for both...  more
  • Jack Vare

    Age: 34
    Jack Vare-Kevere is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Vare is a right-handed batsman who fields...  more
  • Neville Costigan (born 16 March 1985) is a former professional rugby league footballer who...  more
  • Andrew Lepani

    Age: 41
    Andrew Lepani in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea is a footballer who plays as a Midfielder. He...  more
  • Mahuru Dai

    Age: 36
    Mahuru Douglas Dai (born 30 May 1984) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A right-handed batsman...  more
  • Peta Seaton

    Age: 60
    Peta Luise Seaton (born 9 October 1959), a former Australian politician, was a member of the...  more
  • Christopher Ralai Amini, usually known as Chris Amini, is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. A...  more
  • Aidan Toua

    Age: 30
    Aidan Toua is a rugby union player for the Queensland Reds. He was educated at the Anglican...  more
  • Kila Pala

    Age: 34
    Kila Pala is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Pala is a left-handed batsman who bowls left-arm...  more
  • Jason Kila

    Age: 30
    Jason Kila is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Kila is a left-handed batsman who bowls slow...  more
  • Asad Vala

    Age: 33
    Assad Vala (born 5 August 1987) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer and the captain of the...  more
  • Jonathan Duncan

    Age: 38
    Jonathan Duncan (born 16 May 1982 in Lae, Papua New Guinea) is a swimmer from New Zealand, who...  more
  • Cyril Muta

    Age: 32
    Cyril Muta is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for Eastern Stars....  more
  • Eric Komeng

    Age: 36
    Eric Komeng is a Papua New Guinean footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for PRK...  more
  • Ian Yanum

    Age: 37
    Ian Yanum is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays for Hekari United....
  • Felix Bondaluk

    Age: 33
    Felix Bondaluk is a Papua New Guinean soccer player who plays for University Inter....  more
  • Jeremy Yasasa

    Age: 35
    Jeremy Yasasa is a Papua New Guinean footballer who plays as a defender....  more