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List of famous film actors and actresses from Kenya, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Kenya has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Kenyan screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Kenya and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Kenyan actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Kenya?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Kenya in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Kenyan film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Edi Gathegi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
X-Men: First Class, Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon Edi Mue Gathegi is a Kenyan-American film, stage and television actor. He appeared as recurring character Dr. Jeffrey Cole in the television series House, as Cheese in the 2007 film Gone Baby ...more

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Deep Roy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The NeverEnding Story Gurdeep Roy, sometimes credited as Roy Deep, Gordeep Roy, or Deep Roy, is a Kenyan-born Indian actor, stuntman, and puppeteer. Due to his diminutive size, he has appeared in a number of ...more

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Richard Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
The Future is Now! Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for ...more

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William Mervyn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Carve Her Name with Pride, The Railway Children, Up the Front William Mervyn was an English actor best known for his portrayal of the Bishop in the clerical comedy All Gas and Gaiters.

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Wangari Maathai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Nobelity, Dirt! The Movie, Stolen Childhoods Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University ...more

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Charles Mnene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
7 Lives, New Town Killers, The Knife That Killed Me Charles Dieva Mnene is a Kenyan-British film, television and stage actor. Mnene's television appearances include guest roles in The Bill, Holby City, Doctors and the drama Ahead of the Class, ...more

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Kiran Shah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Kiran Shah is a Kenyan-Indian actor and a stuntman. Shah was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He lived in Kenya until he was twelve years old, when he moved to India with his family. While living in ...more

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Derek Pringle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Chariots of Fire Derek Raymond Pringle is an English former Test and ODI cricketer for England, and is now a cricket journalist. He was educated at Felsted School and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

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Hassani Shapi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
The World Is Not Enough, Brothers, Escort in Love Hassani Shapi is an actor.

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John Sibi-Okumu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
The Constant Gardener, The First Grader, Shake Hands with the Devil John Sibi-Okumu is a Kenyan actor and journalist, best known internationally for his role in The Constant Gardener.

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Ptolemy Slocum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Ptolemy Slocum Hitch, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Would You Rather Ptolemy Slocum is an actor.

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Sidede Onyulo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
The Constant Gardener, Nowhere in Africa Sidede Onyulo was a Kenyan actor, most famous for his role as Owour in Oscar winning movie Nowhere in Africa.

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Maureen Connell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Maureen Connell Skyjacked, The Abominable Snowman, The Crowning Touch Maureen Connell is a Kenyan-born British actress.

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Oliver Litondo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Oliver Litondo Sheena, The First Grader Oliver Litondo is an actor and a journalist.

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Claudia Marsani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Claudia Marsani Conversation Piece, Submission, Go Gorilla Go Claudia Marsani is an actress.

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Michael Rainey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Michael Rainey Jr. The Butler, Learning Uncle Vincent, Another World Michael Rainey Jr. is an actor.

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Manoj Sood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Manoj Sood Watchmen, Rat Race, Romeo Must Die Manoj Sood is a Canadian film and television actor. Manoj immigrated with his family to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta and later, he went to St Michaels ...more

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Fadia Stella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Caramel Fadia Stella is an actress.

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Ainea Ojiambo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Ainea Ojiambo The Constant Gardener, The First Grader Ainea Ojiambo is an actor.

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Benjamin Ochieng is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
The Terminal, Tears of the Sun, God's Not Dead Benjamin Ochieng is a film actor.

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Christopher Odhiambo Okinda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Christopher Odhiambo Okinda The Constant Gardener Christopher Odhiambo Okinda is a prominent Kenyan actor, film director, producer, author and radio presenter. He featured in the Oscar award-winning movie The Constant Gardener working alongside ...more

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Paul Onsongo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Paul Onsongo Cheetah Paul Onsongo is an actor.

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Nick Donald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Nick Donald Zero Dark Thirty, Closed Circuit Nick Donald is an actor and photographer.

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Joseph Olita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Joseph Olita Sheena, Rise and Fall of Idi Amin Joseph Olita was a Kenyan actor who was best-known for portraying Idi Amin in Rise and Fall of Idi Amin and Mississippi Masala.

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John Ndung'u is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
John Ndung'u Hercules:The Brave and The Bold

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Dan 'Churchill' Ndambuki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Dan 'Churchill' Ndambuki The First Grader Dan 'Churchill' Ndambuki is a film actor.

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Berda Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Berda Gilmore Evangeleo, Troubled Man Berda Gilmore is an actor.

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Packson Ngugi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Packson Ngugi The Constant Gardener Packson Ngugi is a Kenyan actor. He has played roles in plays and movies, and appeared in Kenyan TV commercials. He hosted a TV show, Omo Pick A Box, in the late 1990s. He played a mortuary ...more

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Peter King Nzioki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Peter King Nzioki The Constant Gardener Peter King Nzioki is an actor.

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Nonini is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Nonini Hip Hop Colony Hubert Nakitare popularly known by his stage name Nonini is a Kenyan hip hop recording artist, entertainer, radio presenter and businessman. He is often referred to as "the Godfather of ...more

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Eleanor Fazan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Eleanor Fazan Savage Messiah, Inadmissible Evidence Eleanor Fazan is an actress.

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Aletta Bezuidenhout is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Aletta Bezuidenhout Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, In My Country, Le crime de M. Stil Aletta Bezuidenhout is an actress.

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Chris Ndirangu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Kenya
Chris Ndirangu