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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 83
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
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
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
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
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 26
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
Cynthia Henri McLeod is a Surinamese novelist.

Diguan Pigot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Suriname
Diguan Pigot age 24
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)
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 39
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
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)
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 34
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 33
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 42
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 54
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
Dec. 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 32
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
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 Dec. 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 50
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 77
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 50
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 62