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Famous People From Thailand

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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
Age: 39

Birthplace: Phanom Dong Rak District

Tatchakorn Yeerum (Thai: ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์; RTGS: Thatchakon Yiram; pronounced [tʰát.t͡ɕʰā.kɔ̄ːn jīː.rām]; formerly Phanom Yeerum (Thai: พนม ยีรัมย์; [pʰā.nōm jīː.rām]); born 5 February ...more
Apichatpong Weerasethaku... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 48

Birthplace: Thailand, Bangkok

Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul (Thai: อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล; RTGS: Aphichatphong Wirasetthakun; IPA: [ʔà.pʰí.tɕʰâːt.pʰōŋ ...more
Sirivannavari Nariratana... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Sirivannavari Nariratana Age: 32

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya (Thai: สิริวัณณวรี นารีรัตนราชกัญญา; Thai pronunciation: [sì.rì.wān.wá(ʔ).riː.]; RTGS: Siriwanwari Narirat Ratchakanya; born 8 ...more
Kohtee Aramboy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 35

Birthplace: Ang Thong Province, Thailand

Koti Aramboy is an actor and film director.
Parinya Charoenphol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 37

Birthplace: Thailand

Parinya Charoenphol (Thai: ปริญญา เจริญผล; RTGS: parinya charoenphon), born 9 June 1981, nicknamed Toom, also known by the stage name Parinya Kiatbusaba and the colloquial name Nong Toom, is a ...more
Rhatha Phongam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 32

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

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) 7 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 45

Birthplace: Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand

Thakoon Panichgul (; Thai: ฐากูร พานิชกุล, born in Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand) is a Thai-American fashion designer.
Thanom Kittikachorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Tak Province, Thailand

Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn (Thai: ถนอม กิตติขจร, Thai pronunciation: [tʰà.nɔ̌ːm kìt.tì.kʰa.t͡ɕɔ̌ːn]; 11 August 1911 – 16 June 2004) was a military dictator of ...more
Bunyawan Pongsuwan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Bunyawan Pongsuwan Age: 51

Birthplace: Sukhothai Province, Thailand

Bunyawan Pongsuwan is an actor.
Chantavit Dhanasevi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 35

Birthplace: Thailand, Bangkok

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) 11 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Pongsatorn Jongwilas Age: 33

Birthplace: Thailand

Pongsatorn Jongwilak is an actor, TV host and disc jockey.
James Ma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Thailand
James Ma Age: 25

Birthplace: Thailand

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) 13 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 86

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Anand Panyarachun (Thai: อานันท์ ปันยารชุน, RTGS: Anan Panyarachun, pronounced [ʔāː.nān pān.jāː.rā.t͡ɕʰūn]; born 9 August 1932) was Thailand's Prime Minister twice: once between 1991–1992 and ...more
Rattapoom Toekongsap is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Rattapoom Toekongsap Age: 31

Birthplace: Saraburi, Thailand

Rattapoom Toekongsap is Thai actor,singer, and model.
Pachrapa Chaichua is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 37

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Patcharapa Chaichua (Thai: พัชราภา ไชยเชื้อ; RTGS: Phatcharapha Chaichuea; born 5 December 1978), or nickname Aum (Thai: อั้ม; RTGS: Am), is a Thai actress.
Chalida Vijitvongthong ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 25

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Chalida Vijitvongthong is a Thai actress and model.
Ajahn Chah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Ajahn Chah Dec. at 74 (1918-1992)

Birthplace: Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Chah Subhaddo (Thai: ชา สุภัทโท, alternatively Achaan Chah, occasionally with honorific titles Luang Por and Phra) or in honorific name "Phra Bodhiñāṇathera" (Thai: ...more
Paula Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 32

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Punlapa Margaret Taylor (January 20, 1983), also known as Paula Taylor (Thai: พอลล่า เทเลอร์) or Thai name Punlapa Supa-aksorn (Thai: พัลลภา ศุภอักษร; RTGS: Phanlapha Suppha-akson), is a Thai of ...more
Dhanin Chearavanont is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 81

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Mun Bhuridatta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)

Birthplace: Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand

Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera (Thai: มั่น ภูริทตฺโต, RTGS: Man Phurithatto; Lao: ຫຼວງປູ່ມັ່ນ ພູຣິທັຕໂຕ), 1870–1949, was a Thai bhikkhu from Isan region who is credited, along with his mentor, Ajahn ...more
Matt Sharp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 49

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Matthew Kelly Sharp (born September 22, 1969) is an American songwriter. Until 1998, he was the bassist for the alternative rock band Weezer, which he cofounded in 1992. In 1994, Sharp founded ...more
Khaosai Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 56

Birthplace: Phetchabun, Thailand

Khaosai Galaxy (Thai: เขาทราย แกแล็คซี่, born, May 15, 1959) is a former Thai professional super flyweight (also known as junior bantamweight) boxer and Muaythai kickboxer. Khaosai defended his ...more

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Joey Boy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 43

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Joey Boy (Thai: โจอี้ บอย) or Apisit Opasaimlikit (Thai: อภิสิทธิ์ โอภาสเอี่ยมลิขิต; RTGS: Aphisit Ophat-iamlikhit; born 1975), is a Thai hip hop singer and producer known as the Godfather of ...more
Tao Ruspoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Age: 40

Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand

Prince Tao Ruspoli (; born November 7, 1975) is an Italian-American filmmaker, photographer, and musician.
Pone Kingpetch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Thailand
Dec. at 47 (1935-1982)

Birthplace: Hua Hin District, Thailand

Pone Kingpetch (Thai: โผน กิ่งเพชร, RTGS: Phon Kingphet, pronounced [pʰǒːn kìŋ.pʰét]), born Mana Seedokbuab (Thai: มานะ สีดอกบวบ, RTGS: Mana Sidokbuap, pronounced [māː.náʔ ...more

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