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.

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The Most Famous Cambodian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Carmen VillalobosJuly 13, 1983CambodianCarmen Villalobos is a Colombian actress
Pol PotMay 19, 1925CambodianPol Pot was the Cambodian revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge
Hun SenAugust 5, 1952CambodianHun Sen is the current Prime Minister of Cambodia who is known for his authoritarian regime in the country
Lon NolNovember 13, 1913CambodianLon Nol was a Cambodian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Cambodia twice and was the self-proclaimed President of Khmer Republic.
Norodom SihamoniMay 14, 1953CambodianNorodom Sihamoni is the present King of Cambodia, who is famous for his efforts to promote fine arts and culture in his country
Son SannOctober 5, 1911Cambodian, FrenchSon Sann was the former Prime Minister of Cambodia known for the progressive policies he implemented during his reign
Nuon CheaJuly 7, 1926CambodianNuon Chea is a former Cambodian politician commonly known as “Brother Number two”
Kem SokhaJune 27, 1953CambodianKem Sokha is Cambodia’s prominent human rights leader
Norodom RanariddhJanuary 2, 1944CambodianNorodom Ranariddh is a Cambodian prince and politician
Norodom SihanoukOctober 31, 1922CambodianNorodom Sihanouk was the King of Cambodia and also the first Prime Minister of the nation

Kem Sokha

Kem Sokha is Cambodia’s prominent human rights leader

CambodianJune 27, 1953121 views

Lon Nol

Lon Nol was a Cambodian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Cambodia twice and was the self-proclaimed President of Khmer Republic.

CambodianNovember 13, 1913158 views

Norodom Sihanouk

Norodom Sihanouk was the King of Cambodia and also the first Prime Minister of the nation

CambodianOctober 31, 1922110 views

Norodom Sihamoni

Norodom Sihamoni is the present King of Cambodia, who is famous for his efforts to promote fine arts and culture in his country

CambodianMay 14, 1953157 views

Son Sann

Son Sann was the former Prime Minister of Cambodia known for the progressive policies he implemented during his reign

Norodom Ranariddh

Norodom Ranariddh is a Cambodian prince and politician

Sam Rainsy

Sam Rainsy is one of the most influential politicians of Cambodia, known for his efforts aimed at establishing complete democracy in his country

CambodianMarch 10, 1949105 views

Nuon Chea

Nuon Chea is a former Cambodian politician commonly known as “Brother Number two”

CambodianJuly 7, 1926132 views

Maddox Jolie-Pitt

Maddox Jolie-Pitt is an actor and executive producer, best known as the adopted son of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

CambodianAugust 5, 2001105 views

Carmen Villalobos

Carmen Villalobos is a Colombian actress

CambodianJuly 13, 1983490 views