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