Famous Malaysian - Malaysian Celebrities

Malaysia, a melting pot of diverse cultures, and a hotspot of some of Asia’s greatest attractions (think prehistoric rainforests, world’s tallest twin towers – the Petronas, and Batu Caves!), is also the home to some exceptionally successful people. That is right! It is truly amazing how this multicultural haven, oscillating between its Oriental culture and pockets of diverse other religions, race and background, has managed to carve a niche for itself in the global map. Tourism and its attractions aside, this Southeast Asian country is also the address to some popular names in the world. Don’t believe us? Bet, you did not know that the maker of world famous shoes, Jimmy Choo was a Malaysian? Or that brand ambassador of L’Oreal and Sony, the famous supermodel Amber Chia is a Malaysian? Join us as we delve into the lives of some world famous Malaysians in their biographies and trail their timeline, trivia and facts here.

Find out more about the greatest Malaysians, including Mahathir Mohamad, Najib Razak, Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The Most Famous Malaysian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Najib RazakJuly 23, 1953MalaysianNajib Razak is the former Prime Minister of Malaysia
Azmin AliAugust 25, 1964MalaysianAzmin Ali is a Malaysian politician and the current Chief Minister of Selangor
Tunku Abdul RahmanFebruary 8, 1903MalaysianTunku Abdul Rahman was the first Prime Minister of Malaysia
Nur AisyahAugust 24, 2000MalaysianNur Aisyah is a Malaysian YouTuber
Jimmy ChooNovember 15, 1948MalaysianThe famous fashion designer has established the world-famous line of couture and accessories, ‘Jimmy Choo Ltd.’
Nicol DavidAugust 26, 1983MalaysianNicol David is a Malaysian female professional squash player who became the first Asian to be ranked world number one in women’s squash.
Lim Guan EngDecember 8, 1960MalaysianLim Guan Eng is the fourth and current Chief Minister of Penang
Abdullah Ahmad BadawiNovember 26, 1939MalaysianAbdullah Ahmad Badawi is a former Prime Minister of Malaysia
Mahathir MohamadJuly 10, 1925MalaysianMahathir Mohamad is the longest ruling Prime Minister of Malaysia and a politician known for his progressive policies
Hussein OnnFebruary 12, 1922MalaysianHussein Onn was the third Prime Minister of Malaysia

Tunku Abdul Rahman

Tunku Abdul Rahman was the first Prime Minister of Malaysia

Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei is a Malaysian professional badminton player who is considered a national hero in Malaysia

MalaysianOctober 21, 1982117 views

Azmin Ali

Azmin Ali is a Malaysian politician and the current Chief Minister of Selangor

MalaysianAugust 25, 1964234 views

Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim is a renowned Malaysian politician who served as the nation’s deputy Prime Minister and is known for his pro-market economic policies

MalaysianAugust 10, 1947118 views

Nicol David

Nicol David is a Malaysian female professional squash player who became the first Asian to be ranked world number one in women’s squash.

MalaysianAugust 26, 1983157 views

Hussein Onn

Hussein Onn was the third Prime Minister of Malaysia

MalaysianFebruary 12, 1922124 views

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is a prominent Malaysian politician dubbed the 'Father of Malaysia's Economy'

MalaysianApril 13, 1937111 views

Lim Guan Eng

Lim Guan Eng is the fourth and current Chief Minister of Penang

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad is the longest ruling Prime Minister of Malaysia and a politician known for his progressive policies

MalaysianJuly 10, 1925128 views

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is a former Prime Minister of Malaysia

MalaysianNovember 26, 1939128 views