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Famous People From Cambodia

Updated June 8, 2017 18.1k views142 items

List of famous people from Cambodia, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Cambodia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Cambodia you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Cambodia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People include everything from Theary Seng to Pen Sovan.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Cambodia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Cambodia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Norodom Sihanouk

    Norodom Sihanouk

    Dec. at 90 (1922-2012)

    BirthplacePhnom Penh, Cambodia

    Norodom Sihanouk (Khmer: នរោត្តម សីហនុ; 31 October 1922 – 15 October 2012) was head of state... more on Wikipedia
  • Lon Nol

    Lon Nol

    Dec. at 72 (1913-1985)

    BirthplacePrey Veng Province, Cambodia

    Marshal Lon Nol (Khmer: លន់ នល់, also លន់ ណុល; November 13, 1913 – November 17, 1985) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Sos Suhana

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceCambodia

    Sos Suhana is a footballer for Phnom Penh Crown in the Cambodian League. He plays as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Tep Rundaro

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceSamraong, Samraong District, Cambodia

    Tep Rindaro (Khmer: ទេព រិនដារ៉ូ),(born in 1963 in Samrong, Battambang province, Cambodia) is... more on Wikipedia
  • Bour Kry

    Bour Kry

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceBattambang, Cambodia

    Samdech Preah Sanghareach Bour Kry (Khmer: បួរ គ្រី, IPA: [ɓuə kriː]) (born 11 January 1945)... more on Wikipedia
  • Dith Pran

    Dith Pran

    Dec. at 66 (1942-2008)

    BirthplaceSiem Reap, Cambodia

    Dith Pran (Khmer: ឌិត ប្រន; 27 September 1942 – 30 March 2008) was a Cambodian... more on Wikipedia
  • Vann Nath

    Vann Nath

    Dec. at 65 (1946-2011)

    BirthplaceBattambang Province, Cambodia

    Vann Nath (Khmer: វ៉ាន់ណាត; 1946 – September 5, 2011) was a Cambodian painter, artist, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Sinn Sisamouth

    Dec. at 44 (1932-1976)

    BirthplaceStung Treng, Cambodia

    Sinn Sisamouth (Khmer: ស៊ីន ស៊ីសាមុត [sɨn siːsaːmut]; c. 1935 – c. 1976) was an influential... more on Wikipedia
  • Rithy Panh

    Rithy Panh

    Age: 56

    BirthplacePhnom Penh, Cambodia

    Rithy Panh (Khmer: ប៉ាន់ រិទ្ធី; born April 18, 1964) is a Cambodian documentary film director... more on Wikipedia
  • Khuang Aphaiwong

    Khuang Aphaiwong

    Dec. at 66 (1902-1968)

    BirthplaceBattambang, Cambodia

    Khuang Aphaiwong (also spelled Kuang, Abhaiwong, or Abhaiwongse; Thai: ควง อภัยวงศ์, IPA:... more on Wikipedia
  • Hong Khaou

    Hong Khaou

    Age: 44

    BirthplacePhnom Penh, Cambodia

    Hong Khaou is a film director and screenwriter.
  • Peng Bunchay

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceCambodia

    Peng Bunchay is a footballer for Boeung Ket Angkor in the Cambodian League.
  • Prak Mony Odom

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceCambodia

    Prak Mony Udom is a footballer for Svay Rieng in Cambodian League. He plays as a Midfielder... more on Wikipedia
  • Kris Dim

    Kris Dim

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceCambodia

    Krisna "Kris" Dim (born May 7, 1973) is an IFBB professional bodybuilder. His first national... more on Wikipedia
  • Phuong Soksana

    Age: 28

    BirthplacePhnom Penh, Cambodia

    Phuong Soksana is a footballer for National Defense Ministry in the Cambodian League. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • Reach Sambath

    Reach Sambath

    Dec. at 47 (1964-2011)

    BirthplaceSvay Rieng, Cambodia

    Reach Sambath was a Cambodian journalist and a former spokesperson and "Chief of Public... more on Wikipedia
  • Dy Saveth

    Dy Saveth

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceCambodia

    Dy Saveth (Khmer: ឌី សាវ៉េត, born 1944) is a Cambodian actress and first Miss Cambodia (1959).... more on Wikipedia
  • Seyha Chan

    Age: 26

    BirthplacePhnom Penh, Cambodia

    Chan Seyha is a Cambodian runner who competed in the 200 metre event at the 2011 World... more on Wikipedia
  • Khim Borey

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceTakéo, Doun Kaev District, Cambodia

    Khim Borey is a Cambodian footballer who plays for Nagaworld and the Cambodia national team.
  • Tieng Tiny

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceSiem Reap, Cambodia

    Tieng Tiny is a footballer for Nagacorp FC in the Cambodian League and the Cambodia national... more on Wikipedia
  • Patricia Hy-Boulais

    Patricia Hy-Boulais

    Age: 55

    BirthplacePhnom Penh, Cambodia

    Patricia Hy-Boulais (born 22 August 1965) is a former tennis player. She turned professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Keo Pich Pisey

    Age: 38

    BirthplacePhnom Penh, Cambodia

    Keo Pich Pisey (born May 17, 1982) is a Cambodian actress, model, and former dancer. She is... more on Wikipedia
  • Pheak Rady

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceKandal Province, Cambodia

    Pheak Rady is a Cambodian footballer who plays for Boeung Ket Angkor in the Cambodian League... more on Wikipedia
  • Son Sann

    Dec. at 89 (1911-2000)

    BirthplacePhnom Penh, Cambodia

    Son Sann (Khmer: សឺន សាន; 5 October 1911 – 19 December 2000) was a Cambodian politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • D.Y. Sao

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceCambodia

    D.Y. Sao appeared in the 2003 film Cradle 2 the Grave.