Famous People From Tanzania

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

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    • Birthplace: Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Africa
    Ian Iqbal Rashid (born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) is a poet, screenwriter and filmmaker known in particular for his volumes of poetry, for the BBC TV series This Life and the feature films Touch of ...more
    • Birthplace: Lindi, Tanzania
    Narendra Babubhai Patel, Baron Patel, (born 11 May 1938) is a British obstetrician and cross bench peer, and a former Chancellor of the University of Dundee.
  • John Malecela

    John Malecela

    Age: 88
    • Birthplace: Dodoma, Tanzania
    John Samuel Malecela (born 19 April 1934) in Bugiri Dodoma, was Prime Minister of Tanzania from November 1990 to December 1994. He served as the vice-chairman of the CCM from 1995 to 2007, and a ...more
    • Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (Arabic: أحمد خلفان الغيلاني‎, Aḥmad Khalifān al-Ghaīlānī) is a conspirator of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization convicted for his role in the bombing of embassies in Kenya ...more
    • Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    David Adjaye OBE is a British architect.
    • Birthplace: Dodoma Region, Tanzania
    Katherine Anne Scholes (born 5 July 1959) is an Australian writer. She was born in the Dodoma Region of Tanzania where her parents were English missionaries, and spent most of her childhood there ...more