50 Famous People from Asia

Can you name 50 famous people from Asia?
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Last updated: September 2, 2023
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First submittedMarch 17, 2021
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Japanese film director whose famous movies are Ikiru and Seven Samurai and Yojimbo
Akira Kurosawa
Title of Tenzin Gyatso who is the highest spiritual leader of Tibet
The Dalai Lama
Iranian politician who served as the sixth President of Iran from 2005 to 2013
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Japanese female tennis player and first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles
Naomi Osaka
Religious teacher who lived in South Asia and who founded Buddhism
Siddhartha Gautama
Palestinian political leader who died in 2004
Yasser Arafat
Indian actress and the winner of the Miss World 1994 pageant
Aishwarya Rai
Afghan-American novelist and author of The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Israeli Yemenite Jewish singer, known in the Western world as 'The Israeli Madonna'
Ofra Haza
First Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
Israeli actress who portrayed superheroine Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot
South Korean who served as the 8th Secretary-General of the UN from 2007 to 2016
Ban Ki-moon
Chinese-born Hong Kong film director whose most famous movie is Red Cliff
John Woo
Vietnamese revolutionary after whom was the most populous city in Vietnam named
Ho Chi Minh
Pakistani politician who held the presidency from 2001 until 2008
Pervez Musharraf
Indian chess grandmaster and former world chess champion
Viswanathan Anand
Qatari athlete who is with a 2.43m the second highest jumper of all time
Mutaz Essa Barshim
Saudi Arabian citizen until 1994 and founder of al-Qaeda
Osama bin Laden
President of the People's Republic of China since 2013.
Xi Jinping
Founder and first Great Khan (Emperor) of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
Indian filmmaker known for movies The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and The Village
M. Night Shyamalan
Hong Kong martial artist and actor who played in Shanghai Noon and Armour of God
Jackie Chan
Israeli-American actress who starred in Leon: Professional and Star Wars
Natalie Portman
North Korean politician serving as Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011
Kim Jong-un
South Korean singer and rapper known for his hit single Gangnam Style
First President of Indonesia, serving from 1945 to 1967
Indian politician and the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule
Mahatma Gandhi
Formula One driver from Thailand who drove for Torro Rosso, Red Bull and Williams
Alexander Albon
Female Pakistani politician who was assassinated in 2007
Benazir Bhutto
President of Syria since 17 July 2000
Bashar al-Assad
South Korean footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur
Son Heung-min
Saudi Arabian journalist who was assassinated in Istanbul in 2018
Jamal Khashoggi
Japanese male tennis player who was ranked inside the top 5 in singles
Kei Nishikori
Bengali poet, writer and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
Rabindranath Tagore
Founder of the People's Republic of China
Mao Zedong
Sri Lankan stateswoman who was the world's first female prime minister
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Chinese-born Singaporean film actor and martial artist who played in Kiss of the Dragon
Jet Li
Chinese philosopher whose teaching greatly affected people around the world
Israeli politician who has served from 1996 to 1999 and since 2009
Benjamin Netanyahu
Chinese basketballer who played 8 seasons for Houston Rockets in the NBA
Yao Ming
Malaysian actress who played in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Michelle Yeoh
South Korean film director who won Academy Award for his movie Parasite
Bong Joon-ho
President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003
Saddam Hussein
Israeli model and actress who co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv
Bar Refaeli
Japanese Marshall Admiral who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway
Isoroku Yamamoto
Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Palestinian president
Mahmoud Abbas
Japanese-American actor known for his roles as Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid film series
Pat Morita
Japanese artist who was married to English singer-songwriter John Lennon
Yoko Ono
Chinese-American martial artist, actor and the founder of Jeet Kune Do
Bruce Lee
Filipino professional boxer nicknamed 'PacMan'
Manny Pacquiao
Level 89
Sep 2, 2023
Good quiz, but when I think of John Woo, there are about four or five movies that come to mind before I think of Red Cliff, which I've never even heard of before.
Level 52
Sep 2, 2023
Ho Chi Minh city isn't the capital of Vietnam but great quiz nonetheless. How do only 14% know Alex Albon?
Level 71
Sep 2, 2023
Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful woman to ever exist on planet Earth.
Level 84
Sep 5, 2023
Some leniency on spelling would help, particularly "Ahmadinejad."