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Famous People From Tanzania

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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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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Tanzania?" or "Which celebrities were born in Tanzania?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Ian Iqbal Rashid (born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) is a poet, screenwriter and filmmaker known...  more
  • Narendra Babubhai Patel, Baron Patel, (born 11 May 1938) is a British obstetrician and cross...  more
  • John Malecela

    Age: 86
    John Samuel Malecela (born 19 April 1934) in Bugiri Dodoma, was Prime Minister of Tanzania...  more
  • Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (Arabic: أحمد خلفان الغيلاني‎, Aḥmad Khalifān al-Ghaīlānī) is a...  more
  • David Adjaye OBE is a British architect....  more
  • Katherine Anne Scholes (born 5 July 1959) is an Australian writer. She was born in the Dodoma...  more
  • Farhan Lalji is a Vancouver-based sports reporter and the Vancouver Bureau Reporter for TSN's...  more
  • Clare Peploe is a film director and screenwriter....  more
  • Faisal Devji is a historian who specializes in studies of Islam, globalization, violence and...  more
  • Michael Riegels

    Age: 82
    Michael Riegels (pronounced ) was the inaugural chairman of the Financial Services Commission...  more
  • Jakaya Kikwete

    Age: 69
    Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (born 7 October 1950) is a Tanzanian politician who was the fourth...  more
  • Benjamin William Mkapa (born November 12, 1938) is a Tanzanian politician who was the third...  more
  • Mizengo Pinda

    Age: 72
    Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda (born 12 August 1948) is a Tanzanian CCM politician who was Prime...  more
  • Abdur Raheem Green is a British Muslim convert who is known in some Muslim communities for his...  more
  • El-Farouk Khaki

    Age: 56
    El-Farouk Khaki (born October 26, 1963) is a Tanzanian-born Canadian of Indian origin who is a...  more
  • John Gower

    Dec. at 74 (1931-2005)
    John Gower is an actor....
  • Euphrase Kezilahabi

    Age: 76
    Euphrase Kezilahabi (born 13 April 1944) is a Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar. Born in...  more
  • Ammaar Ghadiyali

    Age: 23
    Ammaar Shabbir Ghadiyali is a Tanzanian swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in...  more
  • Bhavesh Govind

    Age: 40
    Bhavesh Govind is a Tanzanian cricket player....
  • Abhik Patwa

    Age: 33
    Abhik Patwa is a Tanzanian cricket player....
  • Hasnain Damji

    Age: 38
    Hasnain Damji is a Tanzanian cricket player....
  • Khalil Rehmtullah

    Age: 35
    Khalil Rehmtullah is a Tanzanian cricket player....
  • Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka (; born 12 October 1950) is a Tanzanian, CCM politician and Member of...  more
  • Benson Mwita

    Age: 32
    Benson Mwita is a Tanzanian cricket player....
  • Issa Kikasi

    Age: 34
    Issa Kikasi is a Tanzanian cricket player....