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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

    BirthplacePhanom Dong Rak District

    Tatchakorn Yeerum (Thai: ทัชชกร ยีรัมย์; RTGS: Thatchakon Yiram; pronounced [tʰát.t͡ɕʰā.kɔ̄ːn...  more
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul (Thai: อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล; RTGS: Aphichatphong...  more
  • Sirivannavari Nariratana

    Sirivannavari Nariratana

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya (Thai: สิริวัณณวรี นารีรัตนราชกัญญา; Thai...  more
  • Kohtee Aramboy

    BirthplaceAng Thong Province, Thailand

    Koti Aramboy is an actor and film director....  more
  • Parinya Charoenphol


    Parinya Charoenphol (Thai: ปริญญา เจริญผล; RTGS: parinya charoenphon), born 9 June 1981,...  more
  • Rhatha Phongam

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Rhatha Phongam, nickname Ying, is an actress and singer from Thailand who is best known to...  more
  • Thakoon Panichgul

    BirthplaceNakhon Phanom Province, Thailand

    Thakoon Panichgul (; Thai: ฐากูร พานิชกุล, born in Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand) is a...  more
  • Thanom Kittikachorn

    Thanom Kittikachorn

    Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

    BirthplaceTak Province, Thailand

    Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn (Thai: ถนอม กิตติขจร, Thai pronunciation: [tʰà.nɔ̌ːm...  more
  • Bunyawan Pongsuwan

    Bunyawan Pongsuwan

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceSukhothai Province, Thailand

    Bunyawan Pongsuwan is an actor....
  • Chantavit Dhanasevi

    BirthplaceThailand, Bangkok

    Chantavit Dhanasevi is a Thai model, actor and screen writer. He is best known for his lead...  more
  • Pongsatorn Jongwilas

    Pongsatorn Jongwilas

    Age: 37


    Pongsatorn Jongwilak is an actor, TV host and disc jockey....
  • James Ma

    Age: 27


    James Assarasakorn known by his stage name James Ma is a half-Thai-half-Hong Kong actor and...  more
  • Anand Panyarachun

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Anand Panyarachun (Thai: อานันท์ ปันยารชุน, RTGS: Anan Panyarachun, pronounced [ʔāː.nān...  more
  • Rattapoom Toekongsap

    Rattapoom Toekongsap

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceSaraburi, Thailand

    Rattapoom Toekongsap is Thai actor,singer, and model....  more
  • Pachrapa Chaichua

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Patcharapa Chaichua (Thai: พัชราภา ไชยเชื้อ; RTGS: Phatcharapha Chaichuea; born 5 December...  more
  • Chalida Vijitvongthong

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Chalida Vijitvongthong is a Thai actress and model....  more
  • Ajahn Chah

    Ajahn Chah

    Dec. at 74 (1918-1992)

    BirthplaceUbon Ratchathani, Thailand

    Chah Subhaddo (Thai: ชา สุภัทโท, alternatively Achaan Chah, occasionally with honorific titles...  more
  • Paula Taylor

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Punlapa Margaret Taylor (January 20, 1983), also known as Paula Taylor (Thai: พอลล่า เทเลอร์)...  more
  • Dhanin Chearavanont

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

  • Mun Bhuridatta

    Mun Bhuridatta

    Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)

    BirthplaceUbon Ratchathani Province, Thailand

    Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera (Thai: มั่น ภูริทตฺโต, RTGS: Man Phurithatto; Lao: ຫຼວງປູ່ມັ່ນ...  more
  • Matt Sharp

    Matt Sharp

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Matthew Kelly Sharp (born September 22, 1969) is an American songwriter. Until 1998, he was...  more
  • Khaosai Galaxy

    BirthplacePhetchabun, Thailand

    Khaosai Galaxy (Thai: เขาทราย แกแล็คซี่, born, May 15, 1959) is a former Thai professional...  more

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  • Joey Boy

    Joey Boy

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Joey Boy (Thai: โจอี้ บอย) or Apisit Opasaimlikit (Thai: อภิสิทธิ์ โอภาสเอี่ยมลิขิต; RTGS:...  more
  • Tao Ruspoli

    BirthplaceBangkok, Thailand

    Prince Tao Ruspoli (; born November 7, 1975) is an Italian-American filmmaker, photographer,...  more
  • Pone Kingpetch

    Pone Kingpetch

    Dec. at 47 (1935-1982)

    BirthplaceHua Hin District, Thailand

    Pone Kingpetch (Thai: โผน กิ่งเพชร, RTGS: Phon Kingphet, pronounced [pʰǒːn kìŋ.pʰét]), born...  more

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