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
|Jetsun Pema||June 4, 1990||Bhutanese||Jetsun Pema is the Queen consort of Bhutan|
|Jigme Thinley||September 9, 1952||Bhutanese||Jigme Yoser Thinley is the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan|
|Ugyen Wangchuck||1862||Bhutanese||Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck was the first Druk Gyalpo (King of Bhutan).|
|Tshering Tobgay||September 19, 1965||Bhutanese||Tshering Tobgay is the current Prime Minister of Bhutan|
|Jigme Dorji Wangchuck||May 2, 1929||Bhutanese||Jigme Dorji Wangchuck was the Third Druk Gyalpo (King) of Bhutan|
|Jigme Singye Wangchuck||November 11, 1955||Bhutanese||Jigme Singye Wangchuck was the King of Bhutan (Druk Gyalpo) from 1972 to 2006|
|Chencho Gyeltshen||May 10, 1996||Bhutanese||Chencho Gyeltshen is a Bhutanese footballer|
|Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck||February 21, 1980||Bhutanese||Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the fifth and present ‘Druk Gyalpo’ or the ‘Dragon King’ of the Kingdom of Bhutan since December 9, 2006|