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Famous People Named Akira

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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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  • AgeDec. at 66 (1928-1994)

    BirthplaceKyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

    Akira Shioji was an actor....  more
  • Akira Natori

    Astronomer
  • Akira Nishimori

    Film Director

    Age60

    Akira Nishimori (西森 章, Nishimori Akira) is a Japanese anime director, known for directing series such as Rumic Theater, Gallery Fake, Petopeto-san, Hitohira, Zombie-Loan, and three Battle Spirits...  more
  • Age86

    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Akira Ishihama is an actor....  more
  • Akira Iwamoto

    Baseball player

    Age28

    BirthplaceHofu, Japan

    Akira Iwamoto is a professional baseball player....  more
  • Akira Hibino

    Actor

    Age60

    BirthplaceGifu, Japan

    Akira Hibino is an actor....
  • Age52

    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Akira Yamaguchi is an actor....  more
  • Akira Yoshimura

    Film Art Director, Production Designer
    Akira Yoshimura is a production designer, film art director, and an actor....  more
  • Akira Ota

    Akira Ōta is a Japanese former wrestler who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics, in the 1988 Summer Olympics, and in the 1992 Summer Olympics....  more
  • Akira Iida

    Race car driver

    Age52

    BirthplaceJapan

    Akira Iida (Shinjitai: 飯田 章, Iida Akira, born 18 December 1969 in Sagamihara, Kanagawa) is a Japanese racing driver currently competing in the Super GT series in GT300 class with LM corsa, one of the...  more
  • Akira Takayama

    Actor
    Akira Takayama is an actor....
  • Akira Kudo

    Akira Kudo is a Japanese former wrestler who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics....  more
  • Akira Hori

    Akira Hori (堀晃, born 1944 in Tatsuno, Hyogo) is a Japanese science fiction writer. He has been involved in science fiction since high school and has a degree from Osaka University in engineering. He...  more
  • Akira Amano

    Mangaka

    Age48

    BirthplaceAichi Prefecture, Japan

    Akira Amano (天野 明, Amano Akira, born 1973) is a Japanese mangaka known for the shōnen series Reborn!. Early versions of Reborn! were published in seinen manga magazines. In late 2003, the series, a...  more
  • Akira Yamada

    Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 85 (1922-2008)

    Akira Yamada (山田 晶, Yamada Akira, 7 March 1922 – 29 February 2008) was a Japanese scholar and philosopher of the West European Medieval philosophy. Member of the Japan Academy since 1998. Yamada...  more
  • Akira Yamanouchi

    Actor

    AgeDec. at 72 (1921-1993)

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Akira Yamanouchi is an actor....
  • AgeDec. at 77 (1934-2011)

    BirthplaceKyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

    Akira Takahashi was an actor....  more
  • Age44

    BirthplaceChiba Prefecture

    Akira Kuroda (黒田 晶, Kuroda Akira), born 1977, is a Japanese novelist....  more
  • Akira Lenting

    Cross-country skier, Athlete

    Age31

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Akira Lenting is a professional cross-country skier....  more
  • Akira Tomisaka

    Voice acting

    Age42

    BirthplaceOkinawa, Japan

    Akira Tomisaka is a voice actress....
  • Akira Ogata

    Actor, Film Director

    Age62

    BirthplaceSaga Prefecture, Japan

    Akira Ogata (緒方明) is a Japanese film director. He was given the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award for his debut film, Boy's Choir, in 2000, and then won the award for best director at the...  more
  • Akira Kaji (加地 亮, Kaji Akira, born January 13, 1980) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team....  more
  • Akira Kitaguchi (北口 晃, Kitaguchi Akira, born March 8, 1935) is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team....  more
  • Akira Kushida

    Singer

    Age72

    BirthplaceYokohama, Japan

    Akira Kushida (串田 アキラ, Kushida Akira, born October 17, 1946), is a Japanese vocalist who is well known for his work in the soundtracks for anime and tokusatsu productions, most notably Taiyou Sentai...  more
  • Akira

    Actor, Dancer

    Age40

    BirthplaceYokohama, Japan

    AKIRA is a member of the Japanese R&B/dance unit EXILE....  more
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