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

Examples of people on this list include Chantavit Dhanasevi and Chakrit Yamnam.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Thailand?" or "Which celebrities were born in Thailand?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Tatchakorn Yeerum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Tatchakorn Yeerum age 39 - Japanom Yeerum, formerly Tatchakorn Yeerum or Phanom Yeerum, better known internationally as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Phanom, is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, action ...more

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Apichatpong Weerasethakul age 45 - Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of ...more

Sirivannavari Nariratana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Sirivannavari Nariratana age 28 - Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana is a princess of Thailand and the only daughter of Crown Prince Maha Vajralongkorn and Sujarinee Vivacharawongse.

Yasmin Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Yasmin Lee age 33 - Yasmin Lee is an American transsexual pornographic film actress and model. Lee is of Thai, Cambodian, Chinese, and Brazilian heritage. Her family moved from Thailand to the Philippines before ...more

Kohtee Aramboy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Kohtee Aramboy age 35 - Koti Aramboy is an actor and film director.

Parinya Charoenphol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Parinya Charoenphol age 35 - Parinya Charoenphol, nicknamed Toom, also known by the stage name Parinya Kiatbusaba and the colloquial name Nong Toom, is a Thai boxer, former Muay Thai champion, model and actress. She is a

Rhatha Phongam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Rhatha Phongam age 32 - Rhatha Phongam, nickname Ying, is an actress and singer from Thailand who is best known to western audiences for starring in the 2013 art house crime thriller film Only God Forgives

Thakoon Panichgul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Thakoon Panichgul age 41 - Thakoon Panichgul is a Thai-American fashion designer.

Thanom Kittikachorn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Thanom Kittikachorn Died at 93 (1911-2004) - Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn was a military dictator of Thailand. A staunch anti-Communist, Thanom oversaw a decade of military rule in Thailand from 1963 to 1973, until public protests ...more

Bunyawan Pongsuwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Bunyawan Pongsuwan age 48 - Bunyawan Pongsuwan is an actor.

Chantavit Dhanasevi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Chantavit Dhanasevi age 32 - Chantavit Dhanasevi is a Thai model, actor and screen writer. He is best known for his lead role in the 2010 film Hello Stranger and 2012 film ATM: Er Rak Error.

Pongsatorn Jongwilas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Pongsatorn Jongwilas age 33 - Pongsatorn Jongwilak is an actor, TV host and disc jockey.

James Ma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Thailand
James Ma age 22 - James Assarasakorn known by his stage name James Ma is a half-Thai-half-Hong Kong actor and model. Ma currently attends Assumption University and made his acting debut in 2013.

Anand Panyarachun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Anand Panyarachun age 84 - Anand Panyarachun was Thailand's Prime Minister twice, between 1991–1992 and once again in 1992. He was effective in initiating economic and political reforms, one of which was the drafting of ...more

Rattapoom Toekongsap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Rattapoom Toekongsap age 31 - Rattapoom Toekongsap is Thai actor,singer, and model.

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Pachrapa Chaichua is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Pachrapa Chaichua age 38 - Patchrapa Chaichua, or nickname Aum, is a Thai actress. She entered the entertainment industry in 1997 after she won a beauty and talent contest called HACKS. The TV series that put Aum ...more

Chalida Vijitvongthong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Chalida Vijitvongthong age 22 - Chalida Vijitvongthong is a Thai actress and model.

Mongkut is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Mongkut Died at 64 (1804-1868) - Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha Mongkut Phra Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua, or Rama IV, known in English-speaking countries as King Mongkut, was the fourth monarch of Siam under the House of ...more

Ajahn Chah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Ajahn Chah Died at 74 (1918-1992) - Chah Subhaddo was an influential teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Respected and loved in his own country as a man of great wisdom, ...more

Paula Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Paula Taylor age 32 - Paula Taylor is a Thai actress, model and presenter.

Dhanin Chearavanont is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Thailand

Mun Bhuridatta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Mun Bhuridatta Died at 79 (1870-1949) - Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera, 1870–1949, was a Thai Buddhist monk of Lao descent who is credited, along with his mentor, Phra Ajahn Sao Kantasilo Mahathera, with establishing the Thai Forest ...more

Matt Sharp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Matt Sharp age 47 - Matthew Kelly Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer. He is best known as a founding member and former bassist of the alternative rock band Weezer. In 1994, ...more

Khaosai Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Khaosai Galaxy age 56 - Khaosai Galaxy is a former professional Thai super flyweight boxer and Muaythai kickboxer. Khaosai defended his WBA world title 19 times in seven years, winning 16 of his title fights by ...more

Joey Boy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Joey Boy age 41 - Joey Boy or Apisit Opasaimlikit is a Thai hip hop singer and producer.

Tao Ruspoli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Tao Ruspoli age 41 - Tao Ruspoli is an Italian American filmmaker, photographer, and musician.

Pone Kingpetch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Pone Kingpetch Died at 47 (1935-1982) - Pone Kingpetch, a.k.a. Mana Seedokbuab was a professional Thai boxer and three time world flyweight champion. He became Thailand's first world boxing champion on April 16, 1960 when he defeated ...more

Anand Tucker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Anand Tucker age 52 - Anand Tucker is a film director and producer based in London. He began his career directing factual television programming and adverts. He co-owns the production company Archer Street. He was ...more

Araya A. Hargate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Araya A. Hargate age 34 - Araya A. Hargate is an actress.

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Sopon Racharaksa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Thailand

Samart Payakaroon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Samart Payakaroon age 54 - Samart Payakaroon, real name Samart Tiptarmai, is a Muay Thai boxer. He is considered by many to be the greatest Muay Thai boxer of all time, becoming a world champion in both Muay thai and in

Jetrin Wattanasin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Jetrin Wattanasin age 46 - Jetrin Wattanasin or "J Jetrin" is a Thai pop musician and actor. He got his first major break in the music business when he secured heavy promotion by the Thai entertainment company, ...more

Siwat Chotchaicharin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Siwat Chotchaicharin age 33 - Siwat Chotchaicharin, better known by his nickname Cee, is a Thai actor and singer managed by Channel 7. He attended Assumption University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration. He also ...more

Chaovarat Chanweerakul is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Chaovarat Chanweerakul age 79 - Chaovarat Chanweerakul, or Chavarat Charnvirakul is a Thai politician. He had served as an Acting Prime Minister of Thailand as a result of the 2008 Thai political crisis. Chaovarat graduated ...more

Penpak Sirikul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Penpak Sirikul age 54 - Penpak Sirikul is an actress.

Jintara Poonlarp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Jintara Poonlarp age 46 - Jintara Poonlarp is a Thai mor lam, luk thung and pop music singer. She is one of the most popular and prolific of the artists in the mor lam and luk thung genres, having released 40 original ...more

Surakiart Sathirathai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Surakiart Sathirathai age 57 - Surakiart Sathirathai was, until September 19, 2006, a Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand overseeing Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture. He is the current President of the Asian Society of ...more

Chatpawee Trichachawanwong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Chatpawee Trichachawanwong age 31 - Chartpawee Treechawanvong is an actress.

Valaya Alongkorn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Valaya Alongkorn Died at 54 (1884-1938) - Valaya Alongkorn, the Princess of Bejraburi, was the Princess of Siam later Thailand. She was a member of the Siamese Royal Family. Her father was Chulalongkorn, King Rama V of Siam and Crown ...more

Vajirunhis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Vajirunhis Died at 17 (1878-1895) - Maha Vajirunhis, Crown Prince of Siam was the first Crown Prince of the Chakri Dynasty. He was the first son of King Chulalongkorn and Queen Savang Vadhana. In 1886, after the death of the last ...more

Pridi Banomyong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Pridi Banomyong Died at 83 (1900-1983) - Pridi Banomyong was a Thai politician. He was a Prime Minister and senior statesman of Thailand, and was named one of the world's great personalities of the 20th century by UNESCO in 2000.

Suddha Dibyaratana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Suddha Dibyaratana Died at 45 (1877-1922) - Suddha Dibyaratana, the Princess of Ratanakosindorn, was the Princess of Siam. She was a member of the Siamese Royal Family. She was the first daughter of Chulalongkorn, King Rama V of Siam. Her ...more

Tanit Jitnukul is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Tanit Jitnukul age 60 - Tanit Jitnukul is a Thai film director, screenwriter and producer. Among his films is the 2000 historical battle epic, Bang Rajan. His nickname is "Pued".

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Purachatra Jayakara is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Purachatra Jayakara Died at 55 (1881-1936) - Prince Purachatra Jayakara, the Prince of Kamphaengphet, or Phra Chao Boromwongse Ther Phra Ong Chao Purachatra Jayakara Kromma Phra Kamphaengphet Akarayothin Thai: พระเจ้าบรมวงศ์เธอ ...more

Maha Sura Singhanat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Maha Sura Singhanat Died at 59 (1744-1803) - Somdet Phra Bawornrajchao Maha Sura Singhanat was the younger brother of Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, the first monarch of the Chakri dynasty of Siam. As an Ayutthayan general, he fought alongside ...more

Chatuphum Chinnawong is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Chatuphum Chinnawong age 22 - Chatuphum Chinnawong is a Thai weightlifter competing in the 77 kg category. He finished fourth at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Lakshamilavan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Lakshamilavan Died at 62 (1899-1961) - Lakshamilavan also spells Lakshami Lavan, née Princess Vanbimol Voravan was the royal consort of King Vajiravudh of Siam. Her father was Prince Naradhip Prapanpongse, a well-accepted poet ...more

Yaovamalaya Narumala is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Yaovamalaya Narumala Died at 36 (1873-1909) - Yaovamalaya Narumala, the Princess of Sawankalok, was the Princess of Siam. She was a member of Siamese Royal Family. She is a daughter of Chulalongkorn, King Rama V of Siam. Her mother was ...more

Jintanutda Lummakanon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Jintanutda Lummakanon age 29 - Jintanutda Lummakanon is an actress, singer, model and animator.

Yingluck Shinawatra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Yingluck Shinawatra age 48 - Yingluck Shinawatra, nicknamed Pu, is a Thai businesswoman and politician, a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election. ...more