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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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Ian Iqbal Rashid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 48 Ian Iqbal Rashid is a poet, screenwriter and film maker. In his early childhood, his family were forced to leave Tanzania. After failing to secure asylum in the UK and US, they settled in ...more

Narendra Patel, Baron Patel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 80 Narendra Babubhai Patel, Baron Patel, KT, FMedSci, FRSE is a British-Tanzanian obstetrician and cross bench peer, and Chancellor of the University of Dundee.

John Malecela is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
John Malecela age 84 John Samuel Malecela in Bugiri Dodoma, was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 1990-11-09–1994-12-07. He served as the vice-chairman of the CCM from 1995 to 2007, and a member of the CCM Central ...more

Ahmed Ghailani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 44 Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is a conspirator of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization convicted for his role in the bombing of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He was indicted in the United States as a ...more

David Adjaye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 53 David Adjaye OBE is a British architect.

Katherine Scholes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 59 Katherine Anne Scholes 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 before moving to ...more

Farhan Lalji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Farhan Lalji is a Vancouver-based sports reporter for TSN. He previously anchored SportsDesk between 1997 and 2000. He graduated from Simon Fraser University in liberal arts with a minor in ...more

Clare Peploe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 77 Clare Peploe is a film director and screenwriter.

Faisal Devji is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 55 Faisal Devji is a historian who specializes in studies of Islam, globalization, violence and ethics. His multidisciplinary work grounds empirical historical issues in philosophical questions. He ...more

Michael Riegels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Michael Riegels age 80 Michael Riegels, QC was the inaugural chairman of the Financial Services Commission of the British Virgin Islands. He is a qualified barrister and was formerly the senior partner of Harneys from ...more

Jakaya Kikwete is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Jakaya Kikwete age 68 Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is the fourth President of Tanzania, in office since 2005. Prior to his election as President, he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1995 to 2005 under his ...more

Benjamin Mkapa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 80 Benjamin William Mkapa was the third President of Tanzania, in office from 1995 to 2005. He was also Chairman of the Revolutionary State Party.

Mizengo Pinda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Mizengo Pinda age 70 Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda is a Tanzanian CCM politician who has been Prime Minister of Tanzania since 2008. He has also served as a Member of Parliament since 2000.

Abdur Raheem Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 57 Abdur Raheem Green is a British Muslim convert who is known in some Muslim communities for his work in Dawah, both in televised formal settings and informal contexts such as Hyde Park's Speakers ...more

El-Farouk Khaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
El-Farouk Khaki age 55 El-Farouk Khaki is a Canadian refugee and immigration lawyer, and human rights activist on issues including gender equality, sexual orientation, and progressive Islam. He was the New Democratic ...more

John Gower is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
John Gower Dec. at 74 (1931-2005) John Gower is an actor.

Euphrase Kezilahabi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Euphrase Kezilahabi age 74 Euphrase Kezilahabi is a Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar. Born in Ukerewe, Tanganyika, he is currently based at the University of Botswana, where he is an Associate Professor at the ...more

Ammaar Ghadiyali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Ammaar Ghadiyali age 21 Ammaar Shabbir Ghadiyali is a Tanzanian swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 100 metre freestyle, finishing in 55th place overall in the heats, failing to qualify for ...more

Bhavesh Govind is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Bhavesh Govind age 38 Bhavesh Govind is a Tanzanian cricket player.

Abhik Patwa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Abhik Patwa age 32 Abhik Patwa is a Tanzanian cricket player.

Hasnain Damji is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Hasnain Damji age 36 Hasnain Damji is a Tanzanian cricket player.

Khalil Rehmtullah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Khalil Rehmtullah age 33 Khalil Rehmtullah is a Tanzanian cricket player.

Anna Tibaijuka is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
age 68 Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka is a Tanzanian CCM politician and Member of Parliament for Muleba South constituency since 2010. She served as the Minister of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement ...more

Benson Mwita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Benson Mwita age 31 Benson Mwita is a Tanzanian cricket player.

Issa Kikasi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Tanzania
Issa Kikasi age 32 Issa Kikasi is a Tanzanian cricket player.