Famous Cambodian - Cambodian Celebrities
Ever since Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) flapped through the temple ruins of Cambodia in “Tomb Raider”, the place has bustled with globetrotters. This famous South East Asian tourist bubble attracts hordes of urban explorers year on year, thanks to its eye candies like the temple of Angkor and beaches of Sihanoukville and all the upcountry adventures it has to offer. But if you thought that the list of attractions concluded with that, well, you could not be more wrong! Over the years, Cambodia has earned equal plaudits for its outstanding natives who have brought unparalleled glory to the land. From dictators to journalists and from religious leaders to architects, the world has witnessed a string of Cambodians enlighten and empower the world with their laudable contributions. Let us explore the lives of some such famous Cambodians in the biographies below. The timeline, trivia, and lesser known facts about their lives will surely open up a treasure-trove of exciting truths before you.
Find out more about the greatest Cambodians, including Pol Pot, Norodom Sihanouk, Norodom Ranariddh, Norodom Sihamoni and Hun Sen.
The Most Famous Cambodian
|Carmen Villalobos||July 13, 1983||Cambodian||Carmen Villalobos is a Colombian actress|
|Pol Pot||May 19, 1925||Cambodian||Pol Pot was the Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge|
|Hun Sen||August 5, 1952||Cambodian||Hun Sen is the current Prime Minister of Cambodia who is known for his authoritarian regime in the country|
|Lon Nol||November 13, 1913||Cambodian||Lon Nol was a Cambodian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Cambodia twice and was the self-proclaimed President of Khmer Republic.|
|Norodom Sihamoni||May 14, 1953||Cambodian||Norodom Sihamoni is the present King of Cambodia, who is famous for his efforts to promote fine arts and culture in his country|
|Son Sann||October 5, 1911||Cambodian, French||Son Sann was the former Prime Minister of Cambodia known for the progressive policies he implemented during his reign|
|Nuon Chea||July 7, 1926||Cambodian||Nuon Chea is a former Cambodian politician commonly known as “Brother Number two”|
|Kem Sokha||June 27, 1953||Cambodian||Kem Sokha is Cambodia’s prominent human rights leader|
|Norodom Ranariddh||January 2, 1944||Cambodian||Norodom Ranariddh is a Cambodian prince and politician|
|Norodom Sihanouk||October 31, 1922||Cambodian||Norodom Sihanouk was the King of Cambodia and also the first Prime Minister of the nation|