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Who knew there were so many famous people named Akira in the world? Our list of celebrities named Akira includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Akiras below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Akira, actors named Akira, and much more. Akira Kurosawa, Akira Takasaki, and Akira Lane are only a few of the well-known people named Akira on this list.
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Akira Kurosawa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. ...more

Akira Takasaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist Akira Takasaki is the lead guitarist and founding member of the Japanese heavy metal band, Loudness.

Akira Lane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Pornographic actor, Actor Akira Lane is an actress.

Akira Taue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Wrestler Akira Taue is a Japanese retired professional wrestler, and the current President of Pro Wrestling Noah. He is also a former AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, a former GHC Heavyweight ...more

Akira Nishiguchi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Nishiguchi was a Japanese serial killer and fraudster. He is most known for being able to confuse Japanese police into believing that he was only connected to fraud rather than the ...more

Akira Hokuto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Wrestler, Tarento Hisako Sasaki is a retired Japanese professional wrestler better known as Akira Hokuto.

Akira Ishida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting Akira Ishida is a Japanese voice actor. He was a part of Mausu Promotion from 1988 until March 2009. He is a member of Gerbera Peerless Ltd. For his portrayal of "Athrun Zala" in ...more

Akira Yamaoka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Score Composer, Director of audiography, Guitarist Akira Yamaoka is a Japanese video game composer, sound designer, sound director, and video game producer who worked for Konami from 1993 until his resignation in 2009. He is best known for ...more

Akira Kamiya is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting, Singer Akira Kamiya is a Japanese voice actor. He has been represented by Theater Echo, Aoni Production, and others. He is currently represented by Saeba Shoji.

Akira Emoto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting, Film Director Akira Emoto is a Japanese actor.

Akira Jimbo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Record producer, Songwriter, Drummer Akira Jimbo, also seen as Akira Jinbo is a Japanese freelance jazz fusion drummer who is famous for his drumming independence and fusion of electronic drum technology and acoustic drums. Aside ...more

Akira Toriyama is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Mangaka, Designer Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga and game artist. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known ...more

Akira Kuroiwa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Speed Skater Akira Kuroiwa is a former speed skater from Japan, who represented his native country at two consecutive Winter Olympics, starting in 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. In 1988, he won the bronze ...more

Akira Isogawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Fashion designer, Designer Akira Isogawa is one of Australia's most prominent contemporary fashion designers.

Akira Yoshizawa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Artist Akira Yoshizawa was a Japanese origamist, considered to be the grandmaster of origami. He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art. According to his own estimation made in ...more

Akira Shoji is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Shoji is a retired Japanese professional mixed martial artist. Shoji is most known as being a regular in almost all the beginning Pride FC Mixed Martial Art events. Shoji was in every ...more

Akira Iriye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Historian, Professor Iriye Akira is a historian of American diplomatic history especially United States-East Asian relations, and international issues. He is the only Japanese citizen ever to serve as President of ...more

Akira Corassani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Corassani Hamid Khorassani, professionally known as Akira Corassani, is a retired Swedish mixed martial artist who most recently competed as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A ...more

Akira Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Mangaka Akira Suzuki, also releasing works under the pseudonym Doitsu Suzuki, is a Japanese film, anime and manga author, director and editor. He is born in Sapporo, Hokkaidō. He has worked on AIKa ...more

Akira Ifukube is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Score Composer, Composer Akira Ifukube was a Japanese composer of classical music and film scores, perhaps best known for his work on the soundtracks of the Godzilla movies by Toho.

Akira Nakao is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Tarento, Actor, Artist Akira Nakao is a Japanese actor, TV personality, and artist from Kisarazu, Chiba. Nakao is represented by the Furutachi Project agency.

Akira Kume is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting Akira Kume is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

Akira Terao is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Musician, Actor, Singer Akira Terao is a Japanese musician, singer and movie actor. He is the eldest son of actor Jūkichi Uno. Terao is known for wearing sunglasses and for his expressions of Nihilism. Because he has ...more

Akira Koike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Politician, Physician Akira Koike is a Japanese politician and member of the House of Councillors for the Japanese Communist Party. He is a physician, specialized in gastroenterology, and a member of the Japanese ...more

Akira Takarada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Tarento, Actor Akira Takarada is a Japanese film actor who is most known in the west for his roles in the Godzilla film series.

Akira Nagoya is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting Akira Nagoya is a film actor.

Akira Sasaki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Alpine skier, Athlete Akira Sasaki is a Japanese alpine skier. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Sasaki ranked 34th in the giant slalom. He did not finish in the slalom event. His best result in the Alpine Skiing World ...more

Akira Kobayashi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor Akira Kobayashi is a Japanese actor and singer. His nickname is Maitogai.

Akira Sasanuma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Voice acting Akira Sasanuma is a Japanese voice actor who is a member of Arts Vision.

Akira Yasuda is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Mangaka, Video game development, Illustrator Akira Yasuda is a Japanese animator, character designer, game designer and mecha designer, who works under the pen name "Akiman". Yasuda was formerly an employee of the video game ...more

Akira Nagata is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Singer Akira Nagata is a Japanese vocalist and actor currently part of the J-pop group Run&Gun. He was born in Sakai, Osaka. He was part of the casts of Musical Air Gear with his fellow band ...more

Akira Oizumi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor Akira Oizumi was an actor.

Akira Murayama is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Voice acting Akira Murakami is a voice actor.

Akira Tonomura is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Physicist Akira Tonomura was a Japanese physicist, best known for his development of electron holography and his experimental verification of the Aharonov–Bohm effect.

Akira Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Professor Akira Suzuki is a Japanese chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate, who first published the Suzuki reaction, the organic reaction of an aryl- or vinyl-boronic acid with an aryl- or vinyl-halide ...more

Akira Yoshimura is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Yoshimura Writer Akira Yoshimura was a prize-winning Japanese writer. He was the president of the Japanese writers' union and a PEN member. He published over 20 novels, of which On Parole and Shipwrecks are ...more

Akira Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Screenwriter Akira Miyazaki is a screenwriter.

Akira Fuse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Fuse Actor, Singer Akira Fuse is a Japanese singer, who was once married to Olivia Hussey. He debuted in 1965 with the single "Kimi ni Namida to Hohoemi o". His greatest hits are "Cyclamen no ...more

Akira Endo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Scientist Akira Endo is a Japanese biochemist whose research into the relationship between fungi and cholesterol biosynthesis led to the development of statin drugs, which are some of the best-selling ...more

Akira Naitô is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Art Director, Production Designer Akira Naitô was a film art director and production designer.

Akira Momoi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Momoi Screenwriter Akira Momoi is a screenwriter.

Akira Kubo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor Akira Kubo is a Japanese actor. He has appeared in 75 films since 1952. He starred in the film Arashi, which was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.

Akira Endo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Conductor Akira Endo was a Japanese-American conductor and music educator. He studied violin and conducting at the University of Southern California where he earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree. ...more

Akira the Don is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Rapper, Music Producer Akira the Don is an independent British musician. Born in West Bromwich and raised in North Wales, for most of his career he has lived in Hackney, East London. In 2014, he relocated to Los ...more

Akira Watase is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Pornographic actor Akira Watase is a Japanese former AV idol who retired from the adult video industry in 2005.

Akira Nishino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Coach, Footballer Akira Nishino is a former Japanese footballer and currently a football manager, currently in charge of Nagoya Grampus. He coached Japan at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Nishino became the first ...more

Akira Otaka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor Akira Otaka is a Japanese actor.

Akira Hayasaka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Hayasaka Screenwriter Akira Hayasaka is a writer.

Akira Nagatsuma is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Politician Akira Nagatsuma is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of House of Representatives in the Diet. He came to prominence when he reported missing records of public ...more

Akira Amari is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Amari Politician Akira Amari is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the lower house. He was the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2006 to 2008. He also served as ...more