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Famous People From Suriname

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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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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Suriname?" or "Which celebrities were born in Suriname?" then this list is a great resource for you.
John Avanzini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Age: 83

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

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: 79

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

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: 50

Birthplace: Suriname

Deoraj Sewanan is a Surinamese cricket player.
Giovanni Codrington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Giovanni Codrington Age: 30

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

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: 73

Birthplace: Suriname

Desiré Delano Bouterse (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdesɪ ˈbʌutərsə]; born 13 October 1945) is a Surinamese politician who has been President of Suriname since 2010. From 1980 to 1987 he was ...more
Giovani Inderdath Gokoel... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Giovani Inderdath Gokoel Age: 26

Birthplace: Suriname

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: 82

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Cynthia Henri McLeod (née Ferrier; born 4 October 1936) is a Surinamese novelist.
Diguan Pigot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Diguan Pigot Age: 24

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

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
Dec. at 24 (1965-1989)

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Frederik Arnold ("Fred") Patrick (25 July 1965 – 7 June 1989) was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. During his career he served AZ Alkmaar and PEC Zwolle. Patrick was born in Paramaribo, ...more
Sergio IJssel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Sergio IJssel Age: 39

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Sergio IJssel is an actor.
Arun Kamesh Gokoel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Arun Kamesh Gokoel Age: 30

Birthplace: Suriname

Arun Kamesh Gokoel is a Surinamese cricket player.
Henck Arron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Henck Arron Dec. at 64 (1936-2000)

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Henck Alphonsus Eugène Arron (25 April 1936 – 4 December 2000) was the first Prime Minister of Suriname after it gained independence in 1975. A member of the National Party of Suriname, ...more
Fareisa Joemmanbaks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Fareisa Joemmanbaks Age: 34

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Fareisa Rouella Joemmanbaks (born 2 October 1984) 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 ...more
Tyrone Spong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Age: 33

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Tyrone Clinton Spong (born 3 September 1985) is a Surinamese-Dutch professional boxer and former kickboxer and mixed martial artist. He is the current WBC Latino Heavyweight Champion, current ...more
Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Age: 42

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Clarence Clyde Seedorf (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈklɛrəns ˈseːdɔrf] (listen); born 1 April 1976) is a Dutch professional football coach and former player. He was most recently the manager of the ...more

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Lloyd van Dams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Lloyd van Dams Age: 46

Birthplace: Para District, Peru

Lloyd "The Tornado" van Dams (born March 5, 1972 in Para District) is a Dutch-Surinamese super heavyweight kickboxer. He is a former Dutch, European and World Muay Thai champion. Known ...more
Letitia Vriesde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Letitia Vriesde Age: 54

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Letitia Alma Vriesde (born 5 October 1964) is a female former track and field athlete from Suriname, who specialised in the 800 metres but was also successful over 1500 metres. She is the first ...more
Wendel Fräser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Dec. at 22 (1967-1989)

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Wendel Fräser (2 June 1967 in Paramaribo – 7 June 1989 in Paramaribo) was a Dutch-Surinamese footballer. He suited up for Feyenoord Rotterdam and RBC Roosendaal in his brief career, cut ...more
Damaru is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Damaru Age: 32

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

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: 52

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Hendrikus "Henk" Fraser (born 7 July 1966) is a Dutch football manager and former player who manages Eerste Divisie side Sparta Rotterdam. 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 Dec. at 59 (1916-1975)

Birthplace: Suriname

Trefossa, pen name of Henri Frans de Ziel (January 15, 1916 – February 3, 1975), was a neoromantic writer in Dutch and Sranan Tongo from Suriname. He is best known for the Sranan Tongo stanzas ...more
Benito Kemble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Benito Kemble Age: 50

Birthplace: Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname

Benito Kemble (born August 27, 1968 in Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a centre-back. Kemble played in Scottish football for Motherwell and St ...more
Jules Wijdenbosch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Jules Wijdenbosch Age: 77

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Jules Albert Wijdenbosch (born 2 May 1942 in Paramaribo) is a Surinamese politician who was President of Suriname from 1996 to 2000. He was a member of the National Democratic Party, which held ...more
Carlos Hasselbaink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Age: 50

Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Carlos Hasselbaink (born December 13, 1968 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a former Dutch football (soccer) player. He played as a striker for several Dutch clubs, including AZ Alkmaar, Telstar, ...more
Rocky E. Fikki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Rocky E. Fikki Age: 62

Birthplace: Suriname