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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Yangon University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Yangon University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Yangon University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Yangon University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Yangon University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Yangon University.

A factual list, featuring graduates like Ne Win and Aung San.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Yangon University?” and “Which celebrities are Yangon University alumni?”

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Aung San is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Politician, Soldier Bogyoke Aung San; 13 February 1915 – 19 July 1947 was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, founder of the modern Burmese army, and considered to be the Father of modern-day Burma. He was the ...more

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Ba Win is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Ba Win was a Burmese politician, and Minister of Trade in the Interim Government of Burma. He was the eldest brother of Aung San, and was assassinated together with his youngest brother during ...more

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Ne Win is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Politician Ne Win was a Burmese politician and military commander. He was Prime Minister of Burma from 1958 to 1960 and 1962 to 1974 and also head of state from 1962 to 1981. He founded the Burma Socialist ...more

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U Thant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat U Thant was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971. A native of Pantanaw, Thant was educated at the National High School and at the Rangoon ...more

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Khin Myo Chit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Author, Writer Khin Myo Chit was a Burmese author and journalist, whose career spanned over four decades. She began her career writing short stories in Burmese for Dagon Magazine in 1934. She worked on the ...more

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Min Ko Naing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Democracy activist Paw Oo Tun; better known by his alias Min Ko Naing, is the President of Universities Student Union of Burma and a leading democracy activist and dissident. He has spent most of the years since ...more

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Ba Swe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Ba Swe Politician Ba Swe was the second Premier of Burma. He was a leading Burmese politician during the decade after the country gained its independence from Britain in 1948. He held the position of prime ...more

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Ni Ko Ye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Ni Ko Ye Writer Ni Ko Ye, born Ye Win, was a prominent Burmese writer, writing 30 novels throughout his career, which began in 1998.

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Theippan Maung Wa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Theippan Maung Wa Theippan Maung Wa was a Burmese writer, and one of the pioneers of the Hkit San literary movement. The movement searched for a new style and content in Burmese literature before the Second World ...more

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U Nu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Politician U Nu was a leading Burmese nationalist and political figure of the 20th century. He was the first Prime Minister of Burma under the provisions of the 1947 Constitution of the Union of Burma, ...more

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U Razak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
U Razak Politician U Razak was a Burmese politician and an educationalist. He was a cabinet minister in Aung San's pre-independence interim government, and was assassinated on 19 July 1947 along with six other ...more

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Win Tin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Win Tin Politician, Journalist, Democracy activist Win Tin was a Burmese journalist, politician and political prisoner. He co-founded the National League for Democracy. He was imprisoned by the military government for 19 years for his writings ...more

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Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan Rebel Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan was the secretary general of the Karen National Union, which is the largest insurgent group in Burma.

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Khun Htun Oo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Khun Htun Oo Democracy activist Khun Htun Oo is a politician from Shan State, Burma who was imprisoned for treason, defamation, and inciting dissatisfaction toward the government. His sentence was protested by numerous Western ...more

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Maran Brang Seng is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Maran Brang Seng Politician Maran Brang Seng, was a Burmese politician and Chairman of the Kachin Independence Organization.

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Win Maung is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Win Maung Politician Mahn Win Maung was the third president of Union of Burma. He was appointed president by Prime Minister U Nu in March 1957. He served for five years until 2 March 1962, when General Ne Win's ...more

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Maung Maung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Politician, Historian, Lawyer Dr. Maung Maung was the 7th President of the Union of Myanmar, and a well-known writer.

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Maung Maung Kha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Maung Maung Kha Politician Colonel Maung Maung Kha BC 4066 was the 8th Prime Minister of Myanmar between 1977 and 1988. Maung Maung Kha was born to Khin Tint and Chit Pe in Yangon. He enrolled in University of Rangoon in ...more

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Sao Saimong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Sao Saimong Politician Sao Sāimöng or Sao Sāimöng Mangrāi was a member of the princely family of Kengtung State. He was a government minister in Burma soon after independence; he was also a scholar, ...more

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Than Tun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Than Tun Than Tun was an influential Burmese historian as well as an outspoken critic of the military junta of Burma. For his lifelong contributions to the development of worldwide study of Burmese ...more

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Zaw Win Htut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Zaw Win Htut Musician, Singer Zaw Win Htut is a former Burmese's Hard Rock singer.He is also Country,Pop Rock and Blues singer, and the lead vocalist of the band Emperor.

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Ohn Maung is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Ohn Maung Politician Ohn Maung was a Burmese politician who served as the Deputy Minister of Transport in Myanmar's pre-independence government. He, along with seven other cabinet ministers, was assassinated on 19 ...more

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Thakin Mya is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Thakin Mya Politician, Lawyer Thakin Mya was a Burmese lawyer and politician who served as the Minister of Home Affairs in Myanmar's pre-independence government. Mya and six other cabinet ministers were assassinated on 19 ...more

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Ba Cho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Ba Cho Publisher, Politician, Journalist Ba Cho was a Burmese newspaper publisher and politician who served as the Minister of Information in Myanmar's pre-independence government. Ba Cho and six other cabinet ministers were ...more

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Mi Mi Khaing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Mi Mi Khaing Mi Mi Khaing was a Burmese scholar and writer who authored numerous books and articles on life in Burma during the 20th century. She is notable as one of the first women to write in English ...more

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Hla Pe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Hla Pe Dr. Hla Pe was a foremost Burmese language linguist and a longtime contributor to the Burmese–English Dictionary. He was professor of Burmese language and culture at the University of London ...more

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Taw Sein Ko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Taw Sein Ko Taw Sein Ko was Burma's first recorded archaeologist. He was the son of a Burmese Chinese father with ancestry from Amoy, China, Taw Sein Sun and Daw Nu, a Shan princess. Taw's father was a ...more

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Htein Lin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Htein Lin Artist Htein Lin is a Burmese painter, performance artist, and activist.

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Nwe Yin Win is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Nwe Yin Win Singer Nwe Yin Win is a Burmese singer, considered one of the pioneers of modern Burmese pop music. Nwe Yin Win was born in Sagaing to parents a Bamar father Min Swe and an Anglo-Burmese mother ...more

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Htay Kywe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Htay Kywe Htay Kywe is a repeatedly-imprisoned Burmese pro-democracy activist who was considered a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. BBC News describes him as a key member of the 8888 ...more

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Ohn Than is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Ohn Than Ohn Than is a Burmese democracy activist who received international attention for his "stoic one-man protests". He spent the majority of the years from 1988 to 2012 imprisoned, and ...more

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Pe Maung Tin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Pe Maung Tin Teacher Pe Maung Tin was a scholar of Pali and Buddhism and educator in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Born to an Anglican family at Pauktaw, Insein Township, Rangoon, he was the fifth child of U Pe and Daw ...more

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Zawgyi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Zawgyi Zawgyi was a distinguished and leading Burmese poet, author, literary historian, critic, scholar and academic. He was one of the leaders of the Hkit san movement in Burmese literature searching ...more

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Min Thu Wun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Min Thu Wun Min Thu Wun was a Burmese poet, writer and scholar who helped launch a new age literary movement called Hkit san in Burma.

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Ronald Findlay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Ronald Findlay Ronald Edsel Findlay is the Ragnar Nurkse Professor of Economics at Columbia University, New York. He joined Columbia in 1969 first as a visiting professor and was appointed a professor in 1970. ...more

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Khin Ohmar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Khin Ohmar Khin Ohmar is a Burmese democracy activist noted for her leadership in the 8888 Uprising and her work with the Women's League of Burma and the Burma Partnership. Khin Ohmar was a senior student ...more

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Chan Htoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Chan Htoon Justice Chan Htoon was Attorney General and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Burma, and the architect of the first constitution of Burma in 1947. He was educated at Ananda College in ...more

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Kyaw Thet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Kyaw Thet Dr. Kyaw Thet was a historian of Burma, and longtime professor of Burmese and Eastern History Studies at the University of Rangoon. Of Burman, Mon and Chinese descent, he received his bachelor's ...more

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Myo Min Zaw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Yangon University Alumni
Myo Min Zaw Myo Min Zaw is a Burmese democracy activist imprisoned from 1998 to 2012 for distributing fliers and organizing demonstrations. He was considered a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty ...more