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Famous People Named Akira

Updated October 13, 2018 2.1k views95 items
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 Sasaki

    Alpine skier, Athlete

    Age39

    BirthplaceOno, Japan

    Akira Sasaki (佐々木 明, Sasaki Akira, born September 26, 1981) 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...  more
  • Age77

    BirthplaceSetagaya, Japan

    Akira Kobayashi (Japanese: 小林 旭, Hepburn: Kobayashi Akira, born November 3, 1938) is a Japanese actor and singer. His nickname is Maito Gai (マイトガイ, "mighty guy"). ...  more
  • Akira Sasanuma

    Voice acting

    Age47

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Akira Sasanuma (笹沼 尭羅, Sasanuma Akira, born March 25, 1973) is a Japanese voice actor who is a member of Arts Vision. He voiced Austria in the Hetalia: Axis Powers series and was the voice of Link in...  more
  • Akira Yasuda

    Mangaka, Video game development

    Age56

    BirthplaceKushiro, Japan

    Akira Yasuda (安田 朗, Yasuda Akira) (born July 21, 1964) is a Japanese animator, character designer, game designer and mecha designer, who works under the pen name "Akiman". Yasuda is a former employee...  more
  • Age35

    BirthplaceSakai, Japan

    Akira Nagata (永田 彬, Nagata Akira, born January 22, 1985) 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...  more
  • AgeDec. at 73 (1925-1998)

    BirthplaceZōshigaya, Japan

    Akira Oizumi was an actor....  more
  • Akira Murayama

    Voice acting

    Age72

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Akira Murayama (村山明, Murayama Akira, born April 2, 1948) is a Japanese voice actor from Tokyo. He is represented by Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society....  more
  • AgeDec. at 70 (1942-2012)

    BirthplaceHyōgo Prefecture, Japan

    Akira Tonomura was a Japanese physicist, best known for his development of electron holography and his experimental verification of the Aharonov–Bohm effect....  more
  • Akira Suzuki

    Professor

    Age90

    BirthplaceMukawa, Japan

    Akira Suzuki (鈴木 章, Suzuki Akira, born September 12, 1930) is a Japanese chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate (2010), who first published the Suzuki reaction, the organic reaction of an aryl- or...  more
  • Akira Yoshimura

    Writer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1927-2006)

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    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

    Screenwriter

    Age85

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Akira Miyazaki is a screenwriter....  more
  • Akira Fuse

    Actor, Singer

    Age72

    BirthplaceMitaka, Japan

    Akira Fuse (布施 明, Fuse Akira, born on December 18, 1947) is a Japanese singer, who was once married to Olivia Hussey. He debuted in 1965 with the single "Kimi ni Namida to Hohoemi o" (君に涙とほほえみを,...  more
  • Akira Endo

    Scientist

    Age86

    BirthplaceJapan

    Akira Endo (遠藤 章, Endō Akira, born 14 November 1933) is a Japanese biochemist whose research into the relationship between fungi and cholesterol biosynthesis led to the development of statin drugs,...  more
  • Akira Naitô

    Film Art Director, Production Designer

    AgeDec. at 80 (1927-2007)

    BirthplaceKyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

    Akira Naitô was a film art director and production designer....  more
  • Akira Momoi

    Screenwriter

    Age72

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Akira Momoi is a screenwriter....
  • Age83

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    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....  more
  • Akira Endo

    Conductor

    AgeDec. at 76 (1938-2014)

    Akira Endo (遠藤 明, Endō Akira) (16 November 1938 – 3 April 2014) was a Japanese-American conductor and music educator. He studied violin and conducting at the University of Southern California, where...  more
  • Akira the Don

    Rapper, Music Producer

    BirthplaceWest Bromwich, United Kingdom

    Akira the Don (real name Adam Narkiewicz) is a British musician, DJ, and producer. His music and production traverses the boundaries between pop, hip-hop, indie and dance. He lists influences...  more
  • Akira Nishino

    Coach, Footballer

    Age65

    BirthplaceSaitama, Japan

    Akira Nishino (西野 朗, Nishino Akira, born 7 April 1955) is a Japanese football manager and former player. He is the manager of the Thailand national team....  more
  • Age62

    BirthplaceAichi Prefecture, Japan

    Akira Otaka (大鷹 明良, Otaka Akira) (born 1957) is a Japanese actor....  more
  • Akira Hayasaka

    Screenwriter

    Age91

    BirthplaceMatsuyama, Japan

    Akira Hayasaka is a writer....
  • Akira Nagatsuma

    Politician

    Age60

    BirthplaceNerima, Tokyo, Japan

    Akira Nagatsuma (長妻 昭, Nagatsuma Akira, born June 14, 1960) is a Japanese politician of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, a member of House of Representatives in the Diet (national...  more
  • Akira Amari

    Politician

    Age71

    BirthplaceAtsugi, Japan

    Akira Amari (甘利 明, Amari Akira, born August 27, 1949) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the lower house....  more
  • Akira Fujishima

    Chemist

    Age78

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Akira Fujishima (藤嶋 昭, Fujishima Akira, b. March 10, 1942) is a Japanese chemist and president of Tokyo University of Science. He is known for significant contributions to the discovery and research...  more
  • Akira Kasai

    Politician

    Age67

    Akira Kasai (笠井 亮, Kasai Akira) is a Japanese politician and member of the House of Representatives for the Japanese Communist Party, of which he is the policy chief of. He is critical of the United...  more