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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.
  • Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 88 (1910-1998)

    BirthplaceShinagawa, Japan

    Akira Kurosawa (Kyūjitai: 黒澤 明, Shinjitai: 黒沢 明 Kurosawa Akira; March 23, 1910 – September 6,... more on Wikipedia

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    #10 of 742 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#683 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Akira Takasaki

    Akira Takasaki

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceOsaka, Japan

    Akira Takasaki (高崎 晃, Takasaki Akira, born February 22, 1961, in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Taue

    Akira Taue



    Akira Taue (田上 明, Taue Akira) (born May 8, 1961) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler.... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Nishiguchi
    Akira Nishiguchi (西口 彰, Nishiguchi Akira, December 14, 1925 – December 11, 1970) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Hokuto

    Akira Hokuto

    Wrestler, Tarento


    Hisako Sasaki (佐々木 久子, Sasaki Hisako, née Uno (宇野), born July 13, 1967) is a Japanese retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Ishida

    Akira Ishida

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceJapan, Nisshin

    Akira Ishida (石田 彰, Ishida Akira, born November 2, 1967) is a Japanese voice actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Yamaoka

    Akira Yamaoka

    Film Score Composer, Director of audiography


    BirthplaceNiigata, Japan

    Akira Yamaoka (山岡 晃, Yamaoka Akira, born February 6, 1968) is a Japanese video game music... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Kamiya

    Akira Kamiya

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceYokohama, Japan

    Akira Kamiya (Japanese: 神谷 明, Hepburn: Kamiya Akira, born September 18, 1946) is a Japanese... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Emoto

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceJapan, Chūō

    Akira Emoto (柄本 明, Emoto Akira, born 3 November 1948 in Chūō, Tokyo) is a Japanese actor.
  • Akira Jimbo

    Akira Jimbo

    Record producer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Akira Jimbo, also seen as Akira Jinbo (神保 彰, Jinbo Akira, born February 27, 1959), is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #335 of 530 The Best Drummers Of All Time#120 of 191 The Best Smooth Jazz Bands and Artists of All Time

  • Akira Toriyama

    Akira Toriyama

    Mangaka, Designer


    BirthplaceNagoya, Japan

    Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明, Toriyama Akira, born April 5, 1955) is a Japanese manga artist, game... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Kuroiwa

    Akira Kuroiwa

    Speed Skater


    Akira Kuroiwa (黒岩 彰, Kuroiwa Akira, born 6 September 1961 in Tsumagoi, Gunma) is a former... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Isogawa

    Akira Isogawa

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceKyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

    Akira Isogawa is one of Australia's most prominent contemporary fashion designers.
  • Akira Yoshizawa

    AgeDec. at 94 (1911-2005)

    BirthplaceKaminokawa, Japan

    Akira Yoshizawa (吉澤 章 Yoshizawa Akira; 14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005) was a Japanese... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Shoji (小路晃) (born January 31, 1974) is a retired Japanese mixed martial artist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Iriye

    Akira Iriye

    Historian, Professor


    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Iriye Akira (入江 昭, born October 20, 1934) is a historian of American diplomatic history,... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Corassani

    Hamid Khorassani, professionally known as Akira Corassani, is a retired Swedish mixed martial... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Suzuki



    Akira Suzuki (すずき あきら, Suzuki Akira), also releasing works under the pseudonym Doitsu Suzuki... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Ifukube

    Film Score Composer, Composer

    AgeDec. at 92 (1914-2006)

    BirthplaceKushiro, Japan

    Akira Ifukube (伊福部 昭, Ifukube Akira, 31 May 1914 – 8 February 2006) was a Japanese composer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Nakao

    Tarento, Actor


    BirthplaceKisarazu, Japan

    Akira Nakao (中尾 彬, Nakao Akira, born August 11, 1942) is a Japanese actor, TV personality, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Kume

    Akira Kume

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Akira Kume is a Japanese actor and voice actor.
  • Akira Terao

    Musician, Actor


    BirthplaceHodogaya-ku, Yokohama, Japan

    Akira Terao (寺尾 聰, Terao Akira, born May 18, 1947) is a Japanese musician, singer and movie... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Koike

    Akira Koike

    Politician, Physician


    BirthplaceSetagaya, Japan

    Akira Koike (小池 晃, Koike Akira, born 9 June 1960) is a Japanese politician, who is the... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Takarada

    Tarento, Actor


    BirthplaceChongjin, North Korea

    Akira Takarada (宝田 明, Takarada Akira, April 29, 1934) is a Japanese film actor best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Akira Nagoya

    Akira Nagoya

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 73 (1930-2003)

    BirthplaceTokyo City

    Akira Nagoya is a film actor.