Famous Bhutanese - Bhutanese Celebrities

Did you know that Bhutan is the only country in the world that marks its growth and development in terms of GNH (Gross National Happiness) instead of GNP (Gross National Product)? The happiest country in Asia and the eighth happy country in world, Bhutan is one of the most ‘isolated’ countries in the world. This landlocked Himalayan kingdom is rich in culture and heritage and proffers travellers and tourists beautiful landscape, scenic views and untouched greenery. Just as this ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is famous for its beauty and ethnicity so are its nationals, celebrated for their works and their achievements. Of the most famous Bhutanese known to the world, some of them worth mentioning include Jigme Singye Wangchuk, the fourth Dragoon and the former King of Bhutan. He is responsible for modernizing this isolated Himalayan country. Jigme Singy Wangchuk not just introduced television to this mountainous country but also came up with a new constitution that helped the country make its transition from a monarchy to a democratic country. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, a religious leader, filmmaker and author, is credited for giving Bhutanese people food for thought with his films and books. Tshering Togbay is a renowned politician of Bhutan and also the incumbent Prime Minister since 2013. Know some other important and famous Bhutanese, their life and their works, with this write-up.

Find out more about the greatest Bhutanese people, including Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Jetsun Pema, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Chencho Gyeltshen and Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

The Most Famous Bhutanese

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Jetsun PemaJune 4, 1990BhutaneseJetsun Pema is the Queen consort of Bhutan
Jigme ThinleySeptember 9, 1952BhutaneseJigme Yoser Thinley is the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan
Ugyen Wangchuck1862BhutaneseGongsa Ugyen Wangchuck was the first Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan).
Tshering TobgaySeptember 19, 1965BhutaneseTshering Tobgay is the current Prime Minister of Bhutan
Jigme Dorji WangchuckMay 2, 1929BhutaneseJigme Dorji Wangchuck was the Third Druk Gyalpo (King) of Bhutan
Jigme Singye WangchuckNovember 11, 1955BhutaneseJigme Singye Wangchuck was the King of Bhutan (Druk Gyalpo) from 1972 to 2006
Chencho GyeltshenMay 10, 1996BhutaneseChencho Gyeltshen is a Bhutanese footballer
Jigme Khesar Namgyel WangchuckFebruary 21, 1980BhutaneseJigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and present ‘Druk Gyalpo’ or the ‘Dragon King’ of the Kingdom of Bhutan since December 9, 2006

Jigme Singye Wangchuck

Jigme Singye Wangchuck was the King of Bhutan (Druk Gyalpo) from 1972 to 2006

BhutaneseNovember 11, 1955115 views

Jigme Thinley

Jigme Yoser Thinley is the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan

Ugyen Wangchuck

Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck was the first Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan).

Bhutanese1862126 views

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and present ‘Druk Gyalpo’ or the ‘Dragon King’ of the Kingdom of Bhutan since December 9, 2006

Tshering Tobgay

Tshering Tobgay is the current Prime Minister of Bhutan

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck was the Third Druk Gyalpo (King) of Bhutan

BhutaneseMay 2, 1929116 views

Chencho Gyeltshen

Chencho Gyeltshen is a Bhutanese footballer

BhutaneseMay 10, 199696 views

Jetsun Pema

Jetsun Pema is the Queen consort of Bhutan

BhutaneseJune 4, 1990927 views