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

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John Avanzini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 82 Dr. John Avanzini is an American televangelist and "Word of Faith" Bible teacher who preaches a message of financial prosperity. Avanzini who was raised in Lake Jackson, Texas, has his ...more

Pim de la Parra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 78 Pim de la Parra is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor.

Deoraj Sewanan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Deoraj Sewanan age 49 Deoraj Sewanan is a Surinamese cricket player.

Giovanni Codrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Giovanni Codrington age 29 Giovanni Codrington is a Dutch athlete, who competes in the sprint with a personal best time of 10.38 seconds at the 100 m and 21.02 seconds at the 200 m event. Codrington won the gold medal at ...more

Dési Bouterse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Dési Bouterse age 72 Desiré Delano "Dési" Bouterse is a Surinamese politician who has been President of Suriname since 2010. From 1980 to 1987 he was Suriname's de facto leader when the ...more

Giovani Inderdath Gokoel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Giovani Inderdath Gokoel age 25 Giovani Inderdath Gokoel is a Surinamese cricket player.

Cynthia Mc Leod is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Cynthia Mc Leod age 81 Cynthia Henri McLeod is a Surinamese novelist.

Diguan Pigot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Diguan Pigot age 23 Diguan Pigot is a Surinamese swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 100 metre breaststroke, finishing in 43rd place in the heats, failing to reach the semifinals.

Fred Patrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Died at 24 (1965-1989) Frederik Arnold Patrick was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he served AZ Alkmaar and PEC Zwolle. Patrick was born in Paramaribo, where he died at the age of 23, when on 7 June ...more

Sergio IJssel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Sergio IJssel age 38 Sergio IJssel is an actor.

Arun Kamesh Gokoel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Arun Kamesh Gokoel age 29 Arun Kamesh Gokoel is a Surinamese cricket player.

Henck Arron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Henck Arron Died at 64 (1936-2000) Henck Alphonsus Eugène Arron was the Prime Minister of Suriname from 24 December 1973 to 25 February 1980, when he was overthrown in a coup d'état by Dési Bouterse. After ...more

Fareisa Joemmanbaks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Fareisa Joemmanbaks age 33 Fareisa Rouella Joemmanbaks is a Surinamese model and actress. In 2006, she was crowned Miss India Suriname, and the following year in Fords, New Jersey to Miss India Worldwide 2007, before the ...more

Tyrone Spong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 32 Tyrone Clinton Spong is a Surinamese-Dutch kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is the reigning WFCA Cruiserweight Muay Thai champion, current Glory 95kg Slam Champion and former It's Showtime ...more

Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 41 Clarence Clyde Seedorf is a Dutch former footballer and former manager of A.C. Milan regarded by many as one of the best midfielders of his generation. Seedorf is one of the most decorated Dutch ...more

Lloyd van Dams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Lloyd van Dams age 46 Lloyd "The Tornado" van Dams is a Dutch-Surinamese super heavyweight kickboxer. He is a former Dutch, European and World Muay Thai champion. In 2006 Lloyd opened his own gym, Fight ...more

Letitia Vriesde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Letitia Vriesde age 53 Letitia Alma Vriesde is a female former track and field athlete from Suriname, who specialised in the 800 m but was also successful over 1500 m. She is the first sportsperson from Suriname to ...more

Wendel Fräser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Died at 22 (1967-1989) Wendel Fräser was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. He suited up for Feyenoord Rotterdam and RBC Roosendaal in his brief career, cut short when on June 7, 1989 he was killed in the Surinam ...more

Damaru is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Damaru age 31 Dino Orpheo Canterburg, better known by his stage name Damaru, is a Surinamese singer and rapper. He is best known for his song "Mi Rowsu" with Dutch singer Jan Smit.

Henk Fräser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 51 Hendrikus "Henk" Fräser is a Dutch football manager and former player, who is currently the manager of Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag. He played as a defender and earned seven caps ...more

Henri Frans de Ziel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Henri Frans de Ziel Died at 59 (1916-1975) Trefossa, pen name of Henri Frans de Ziel was a neoromantic writer in Dutch and Sranan Tongo from Suriname. He is best known for the Sranan Tongo stanzas of Suriname's National Anthem. He was an ...more

Benito Kemble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Benito Kemble age 49 Benito Kemble is a retired Dutch professional football player.

Jules Wijdenbosch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Jules Wijdenbosch age 76 Jules Albert Wijdenbosch is a Surinamese politician who was President of Suriname from 1996 to 2000. He was a member of the National Democratic Party, which held absolute power in Suriname ...more

Carlos Hasselbaink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 49 Carlos Hasselbaink is a former Dutch football player. He played as a striker for several Dutch clubs, including AZ Alkmaar, Telstar, VVV-Venlo, FC Utrecht and HFC Haarlem, before retiring in ...more

Rocky E. Fikki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Rocky E. Fikki age 61

Tommy Asinga is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 49 Tommy Asinga is a track star from Suriname. Asinga trained in the United States, attending Eastern Michigan University from 1991–1994, where he won All-American honors five times. Asinga ...more

Ortwin Linger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Died at 22 (1967-1989) Ortwin Linger was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he played for HFC Haarlem. He was a passenger on Surinam Airways Flight PY764 when it crashed in Paramaribo on 7 June 1989. He ...more

Humphrey Campbell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Humphrey Campbell age 60 Humphrey Campbell is a Dutch singer and record producer of Surinamese descent, known for his participation in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest.

Radjeev Jagroep is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Radjeev Jagroep age 27

Sanjeev Mangroo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Sanjeev Mangroo age 26 Sanjeev Mangroo is a Surinamese cricket player.

Erwin de Vries is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Erwin de Vries age 88 Erwin de Vries is a Surinamese painter and sculptor. De Vries was born in Paramaribo, and is the half-brother of Henry Lucien de Vries, who served as governor of Suriname from 1965 until 1967. ...more

Varina Tjon-A-Ten is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Varina Tjon-A-Ten age 66 Varina Tjon-A-Ten is a Dutch politician who was a member of the House of Representatives for the Dutch Labour Party from 2003 to 2006. Her paternal grandfather came from mainland China to ...more

Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 45 Edgar Steven Davids is a Surinamese-born Dutch former professional footballer. After beginning his career with Ajax, he subsequently played in Italy for Milan and Juventus before a loan spell ...more

John Wijdenbosch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Suriname
John Wijdenbosch age 44 John Wijdenbosch is an actor.

Conchita Leeflang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Conchita Leeflang Conchita Leeflang is an actress, model and singer.

Johan Ferrier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Died at 100 (1910-2010) Johan Henri Eliza Ferrier was a Surinamese politician who served as the 1st President of Suriname from 25 November 1975, until 13 August 1980. He was that country's last governor before ...more

Diane Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Diane Sinclair Died at 90 (1921-2011) Diane Sinclair was an actress.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 46 Jerrel Hasselbaink, usually known as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, is a former Netherlands international footballer, now manager of English League Two side Burton Albion. His nephew, Nigel ...more

Ginty Vrede is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Ginty Vrede Died at 23 (1985-2008) Ginty Vrede was a Dutch kickboxer and 2008 WBC Muaythai Heavyweight World champion.

Touvarno Pinas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Touvarno Pinas age 32 Touvarno Pinas is a Surinamese footballer who plays as a left wingback.

Chinyere Pigot is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Chinyere Pigot age 24 Chinyere Pigot is a Surinamese swimmer living in Miami, Florida who attends the University of Connecticut and participates on a collegiate level. Pigot competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics at ...more

Remy Bonjasky is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 39 Remy Kenneth Bonjasky is a retired Dutch-Surinamese former Super Heavyweight kickboxer. He is a three-time K-1 World Grand Prix champion, who has won the title in 2003, 2004, and 2008. Bonjasky ...more

Romeo Castelen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 34 Romeo Castelen is a Dutch footballer who plays for Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers FC as a right winger. After competing in his country with Den Haag and Feyenoord, he joined Hamburg in ...more

Ruth Jacott is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Ruth Jacott age 57 Ruth Jacott is a Dutch singer, originally from Suriname. Jacott transitioned from musical theatre to popular music in 1993, when she represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest ...more

Lou Lichtveld is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Died at 93 (1903-1996) Lodewijk 'Lou' Lichtveld was a Surinamese politician, playwright, and poet who wrote under the pseudonym "Albert Helman" in the Netherlands. He gained notability in 1923 when he ...more

Mark de Vries is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 42 Mark Lyndon Patrick de Vries is a Dutch footballer currently playing for Dutch Hoofdklasse club ONS Sneek.

Edson Braafheid is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Suriname
age 34 Edson René Braafheid is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for S.S. Lazio. Braafheid started his career with Eredivisie side Utrecht in 2003, before moving on to FC Twente in ...more

Anil Ramdas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Died at 54 (1958-2012) Anil Ramdas was a Dutch-Surinamese columnist, correspondent, essayist, journalist, and TV and radio host. In 1997 he was awarded the E. du Perron prize for all of his works.

Ashwin Balrak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Ashwin Balrak age 42 Ashwin Balrak is a Dutch-Surinamese professional kickboxer and lawyer.

Willy Haak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Willy Haak Died at 71 (1897-1968) Willy Haak is an actress.