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Famous People From Thailand

Updated November 21, 2019 41.6k views997 items

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.
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  • BirthplaceThailand, Surin Province, Asia, Southeast Asia

    NationalityThailand

    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 1976), better  ...more
  • BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Asia, Southeast Asia

    NationalityThailand

    Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul (Thai: อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล; RTGS: Aphichatphong Wirasetthakun; IPA: [ʔà.pʰí.tɕʰâːt.pʰōŋ wīː.rá.sèːt.tʰà.kūn]; born 16 July 1970) is a Thai independent film  ...more
  • BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya (Thai: สิริวัณณวรี นารีรัตนราชกัญญา; Thai pronunciation: [sì.rì.wān.wá(ʔ).riː.]; RTGS: Siriwanwari Narirat Ratchakanya; born 8 January 1987) is a princess  ...more
  • BirthplaceAng Thong Province, Thailand, Asia, Southeast Asia

    NationalityThailand

    Koti Aramboy is an actor and film director.  ...more
  • BirthplaceThailand

    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 Thai  ...more
  • BirthplaceBangkok, 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  ...more
  • BirthplaceNakhon Phanom Province, Thailand

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Thakoon Panichgul (; Thai: ฐากูร พานิชกุล, born in Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand) is a Thai-American fashion designer.  ...more
  • Dec. at 92 (1911-2004)

    BirthplaceTak Province, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    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 Thailand. A staunch  ...more
  • BirthplaceThailand, Sukhothai Province

    NationalityThailand

    Bunyawan Pongsuwan is an actor.
  • BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    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.  ...more
  • BirthplaceThailand

    NationalityThailand

    Pongsatorn Jongwilak is an actor, TV host and disc jockey.
  • Age: 28

    BirthplaceThailand

    NationalityChina, 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.  ...more

    #328 of 338 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked#30 of 48 The Hottest Asian Male Actors In Hollywood

  • BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    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 again  ...more
  • BirthplaceSaraburi, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    Rattapoom Toekongsap is Thai actor,singer, and model.  ...more
  • BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    Patcharapa Chaichua (Thai: พัชราภา ไชยเชื้อ; RTGS: Phatcharapha Chaichuea; born 5 December 1978), or nickname Aum (Thai: อั้ม; RTGS: Am), is a Thai actress.  ...more
  • BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    Chalida Vijitvongthong is a Thai actress and model.  ...more
  • Dec. at 73 (1918-1992)

    BirthplaceUbon 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: พระโพธิญาณเถร, Chao Khun  ...more
  • BirthplaceThailand, Bangkok

    NationalityThailand

    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
  • BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

  • Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)

    BirthplaceUbon Ratchathani Province, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    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 Sao  ...more
  • Age: 52

    BirthplaceThailand, Bangkok

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 the  ...more
  • BirthplacePhetchabun, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    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 WBA  ...more

    #28 of 80 Twins in Sports#126 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century#129 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time

  • Age: 45

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

    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 Thai  ...more
  • BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Asia, Southeast Asia

    NationalityItaly, Thailand, United States of America

    Prince Tao Ruspoli (; born November 7, 1975) is an Italian-American filmmaker, photographer, and musician.  ...more
  • Dec. at 47 (1935-1982)

    BirthplaceHua Hin District, Thailand

    NationalityThailand

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

    #19 of 52 The Best Boxers of the 1960s#17 of 51 The Best Flyweight Boxers of All Time