Famous Indonesian - Indonesian Celebrities

Indonesia, one of the most populous countries in the world, is home to about 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European sources. Especially famous for its diverse array of musical genres, Indonesia has given birth to several famous musicians and singers who enjoy immense popularity not only in their own country, but also in neighboring countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The nation boasts of various dance traditions such as Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau, Balinese, Malays, and Acehnese, and of late the Indonesians are also incorporating elements of western ballet and modern dance into their repertoire. The nation’s film industry thrived in the 20th century with figures like Deddy Mizwar, Eva Arnaz, Meriam Bellina, and Rano Karno taking Indonesian cinema to new heights. In the contemporary era television is another one of those fields where Indonesians have made a name for themselves. Indonesian literature and poetry also flourished in the 20th century. Chairil Anwar was considered the greatest literary figure of Indonesia for being among those writers who pioneered in changing the traditional Indonesian literature and modifying it following the nation’s independence. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Indonesians.

Find out more about the greatest Indonesians, including Rich Brian, Joko Widodo, Lolo Soetoro, Abdurrahman Wahid and Ahmad Suradji.

The Most Famous Indonesian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Agnez MoJuly 1, 1986IndonesianAgnez Mo is an Indonesian singer, rapper, and actor
Rich BrianSeptember 3, 1999IndonesianRich Brian (Brian Imanuel) is an Indonesian rapper, record producer, and songwriter
Adam MalikJuly 22, 1917IndonesianAdam Malik was Indonesia’s third vice president and one of the pioneers of Indonesian journalism
Candace NelsonMay 8, 1974IndonesianCandace Nelson is a famous entrepreneur who started the successful line of cupcake stores ‘Sprinkles’ after losing her job in the dot-com bust
Lolo SoetoroJanuary 2, 1935IndonesianLolo Soetoro was an Indonesian geologist, who is best known as the stepfather of Barack Obama
Alice NorinJune 21, 1987IndonesianAlice Norin is a Norwegian-born Indonesian model, actress, DJ, and entrepreneur
Joko WidodoJune 21, 1961IndonesianJoko Widodo is the current President of Indonesia, in office since October 2014
Abu Bakar BashirAugust 17, 1938IndonesianAbu Bakar Bashir is an Indonesian Muslim priest who has been apprehended several times on charges of involvement in terrorist activities
Ahmad SuradjiJanuary 10, 1949IndonesianAhmad Suradji was an Indonesian cattle breeder turned serial killer
Chairil AnwarJuly 26, 1922IndonesianChairil Anwar was a renowned Indonesian poet

Chairil Anwar

Chairil Anwar was a renowned Indonesian poet

IndonesianJuly 26, 1922164 views

Adam Malik

Adam Malik was Indonesia’s third vice president and one of the pioneers of Indonesian journalism

IndonesianJuly 22, 1917259 views

Candace Nelson

Candace Nelson is a famous entrepreneur who started the successful line of cupcake stores ‘Sprinkles’ after losing her job in the dot-com bust

IndonesianMay 8, 1974239 views

Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo is the current President of Indonesia, in office since October 2014

IndonesianJune 21, 1961184 views

Abdurrahman Wahid

Abdurrahman Wahid was a religious and political leader and served as the President of Indonesia

Alice Norin

Alice Norin is a Norwegian-born Indonesian model, actress, DJ, and entrepreneur

IndonesianJune 21, 1987203 views

Agnez Mo

Agnez Mo is an Indonesian singer, rapper, and actor

IndonesianJuly 1, 1986315 views

Rich Brian

Rich Brian (Brian Imanuel) is an Indonesian rapper, record producer, and songwriter

Ahmad Suradji

Ahmad Suradji was an Indonesian cattle breeder turned serial killer

IndonesianJanuary 10, 1949171 views

Abu Bakar Bashir

Abu Bakar Bashir is an Indonesian Muslim priest who has been apprehended several times on charges of involvement in terrorist activities

IndonesianAugust 17, 1938183 views