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 (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 MalecelaAge: 86John 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 RiegelsAge: 82Michael Riegels (pronounced ) was the inaugural chairman of the Financial Services Commission... more
Jakaya KikweteAge: 69Jakaya 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 PindaAge: 72Mizengo 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 KhakiAge: 56El-Farouk Khaki (born October 26, 1963) is a Tanzanian-born Canadian of Indian origin who is a... more
John GowerDec. at 74 (1931-2005)John Gower is an actor....
Euphrase KezilahabiAge: 76Euphrase Kezilahabi (born 13 April 1944) is a Tanzanian novelist, poet, and scholar. Born in... more
Ammaar GhadiyaliAge: 23Ammaar Shabbir Ghadiyali is a Tanzanian swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in... more
Bhavesh GovindAge: 40Bhavesh Govind is a Tanzanian cricket player....
Abhik PatwaAge: 33Abhik Patwa is a Tanzanian cricket player....
Hasnain DamjiAge: 38Hasnain Damji is a Tanzanian cricket player....
Khalil RehmtullahAge: 35Khalil Rehmtullah is a Tanzanian cricket player....
- Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka (; born 12 October 1950) is a Tanzanian, CCM politician and Member of... more
Benson MwitaAge: 32Benson Mwita is a Tanzanian cricket player....
Issa KikasiAge: 34Issa Kikasi is a Tanzanian cricket player....