Famous Burmese - Burmese Celebrities

Perched on the southeast portion of Asia, Myanmar, earlier known as Burma, is the largest country in Southeast Asia. The country forwards a vast topography and has something for all kinds of traveller. Interestingly, Myanmar, though independent since 1948, relieved itself from the military dictatorship only in 2011 when the military junta was official dissolved in the country. Despite a civilian government being in power, military still wields a greater control on this country. This promptly explains the presence of a large number of famous and influential military people, who have significantly contributed towards growth and development of their country through their personal endeavours, being in the list of famous Burmese. Some were even famous for their notoriety and infamy like military dictator, U Ne Win. King Alaungpaya was one of three greatest monarchs of Burma, alongside Anawrahta and Bayinnaung. Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was a prominent Burmese activist who fought against the cruelties of U Ne Win and initiated a nonviolent movement towards achieving democracy and human rights. Know more about famous Burmese people, their life and their works with this section given below.

Find out more about the greatest Burmese people, including Aung San Suu Kyi, Htin Kyaw, U Thant, Ne Win and Thein Sein.

The Most Famous Burmese

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Aung San Suu KyiJune 19, 1945BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi is the flag bearer of the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar
General Aung SanFebruary 13, 1915BurmeseGeneral Aung San was a renowned nationalist leader of Burma
U ThantJanuary 22, 1909BurmeseU Thant was a Burmese diplomat who served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ne WinMay 14, 1911BurmeseNe Win is a politician from Burma, who is known for having practiced military law in his country for more than 26 years
Thein SeinApril 20, 1945BurmeseThein Stein is the current President of Myanmar, in office since March 2011
Htin KyawJuly 20, 1946BurmeseHtin Kyaw is a Burmese politician who became the President of Myanmar in 2016
Htin Kyaw

Htin Kyaw

Htin Kyaw is a Burmese politician who became the President of Myanmar in 2016

BurmeseJuly 20, 1946139 views

U Thant

U Thant was a Burmese diplomat who served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations

BurmeseJanuary 22, 1909218 views

Ne Win

Ne Win is a politician from Burma, who is known for having practiced military law in his country for more than 26 years

BurmeseMay 14, 1911203 views

Thein Sein

Thein Stein is the current President of Myanmar, in office since March 2011

BurmeseApril 20, 1945155 views

General Aung San

General Aung San was a renowned nationalist leader of Burma

BurmeseFebruary 13, 1915232 views

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi is the flag bearer of the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar

BurmeseJune 19, 1945234 views