List of Famous people born in Kazakhstan

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Wladimir Klitschko

Володимир Володимирович Кличко
First Name Wladimir
Born on March 25, 1976 (age 47)
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2017. He held the world heavyweight championship twice, including the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring magazine titles. A strategic and intelligent boxer, Klitschko is considered to be one of the best heavyweight champions of all time. He was known for his exceptional knockout power, using a strong jab, straight right hand and left hook, as well as great footwork and mobility, unusual for boxers of his size.

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Gennady Golovkin

First Name Gennady
Born on April 8, 1982 (age 40)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, often known by his nickname "GGG" or "Triple G", is a Kazakhstani professional boxer. He is a two time middleweight world champion, having held the IBF and IBO titles since 2019. He previously held the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO titles between 2014 and 2018 and was ranked as the world's best boxer, pound for pound, from September 2017 to September 2018 by The Ring magazine. As of January 2021, he is ranked as the world's seventh best active boxer, pound for pound, by the TBRB, eighth by BoxRec, and tenth by Boxing Writers Association of America, The Ring and ESPN. He is also ranked as the world's best active middleweight by BoxRec, The Ring, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and second by ESPN.

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Rafael Fiziev

First Name Rafael
Last Name Fiziev
Born on March 5, 1993 (age 30)

Rafael Fiziev is a Kyrgyzstani-born Azerbaijani professional mixed martial artist, who currently competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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Nursultan Nazarbayev

First Name Nursultan
Born on July 6, 1940 (age 82)

Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev is a Kazakh politician currently serving as the Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan who previously served as the first President of Kazakhstan, in office from 24 April 1990 until his formal resignation on 19 March 2019. He is one of the longest-ruling non-royal leaders in the world, having ruled Kazakhstan for nearly three decades. He was named First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR in 1989 and was elected as the nation's first president following its independence from the Soviet Union. He holds the title "Leader of the Nation".

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Pavel Priluchny

First Name Pavel
Last Name Priluchny
Born on November 5, 1987 (age 35)
Born in Kazakhstan

Pavel Valerievich Priluchny is a Russian actor of theater and cinema, TV host, best known for his roles in the television series Silver Spoon and The Life and Adventures of Mishka Yaponchik

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Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Владимир Вольфович Эйдельштейн
First Name Vladimir
Last Name Zhirinovsky
Born on April 25, 1946
Died on April 6, 2022 (aged 75)
Born in Kazakhstan

Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky is a Russian politician and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. He is fiercely nationalist and has been described as "a showman of Russian politics, blending populist and nationalist rhetoric, anti-Western invective and a brash, confrontational style". His views have been described in the West as fascist. He is considered by Russian scholars as a neo-Eurasianist.

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Lera Kudryavtseva

Валерия Львовна Кудрявцева
First Name Lera
Last Name Kudryavtseva
Born on May 19, 1971 (age 51)

Valeria Lvovna Kudryavtseva, best known as Lera Kudryavtseva, is a Russian television presenter, actress, singer, and dancer.

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Herman Gref

First Name Herman
Last Name Gref
Born on February 8, 1964 (age 59)
Born in Kazakhstan

Hermann Gräf, better known as Herman Gref, is a Russian politician and businessman. He was the Minister of Economics and Trade of Russia from May 2000 to September 2007. He is the CEO and chairman of the executive board of Sberbank, the largest Russian bank.

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Sofiya Velikaya

First Name Sofiya
Born on June 8, 1985 (age 37)
Born in Kazakhstan
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Sofiya Aleksandrovna Velikaya is a Russian sabre fencer, Olympic gold and silver medalist, eight-times World champion and nine-times European champion. Velikaya finally collected her first Olympic gold medal with her team at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Dimash Kudaibergen

First Name Dimash
Born on May 24, 1994 (age 28)

Dinmukhammed Kanatuly Kudaibergen, known professionally as Dimash Kudaibergen, is a Kazakh singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is university trained in classical as well as contemporary music, and is known for his exceptionally wide vocal range. He has performed songs in twelve different languages.

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

First Name Kassym-Jomart
Born on May 17, 1953 (age 69)
Born in Kazakhstan

Kassym-Jomart Kemeluly Tokayev is a Kazakh politician and diplomat. He took office as the president of Kazakhstan on 20 March 2019, succeeding Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned on 19 March 2019 after 29 years in office.

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Alexander Ustyugov

First Name Alexander
Last Name Ustyugov
Born on October 17, 1976 (age 46)

Aleksandr Sergeevich Ustyugov is a Russian actor, film director and musician. He is best known for his role as a main character Roman Shilov for 60 episodes of Cop Wars between 2005-2010 (ru), also as Victor Toropov in the 2019 Netflix TV series Better than Us.

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Mikhail Gutseriyev

First Name Mikhail
Last Name Gutseriyev
Born on March 9, 1958 (age 65)
Born in Kazakhstan
Net Worth $2.5B

Mikail (Mikhail) Safarbekovich Gutseriev ; born 9 March 1958 in Akmolinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union) is an Ingush entrepreneur, Doctor of Economics, poet, member of the Union of Writers of the Russian Federation. The major shareholder of the SAFMAR Group, which includes PJSC "RussNeft", JSC Neftisa, JSC "Russian Coal", PJSC Mospromstroy, A101 Group, JSC NPF Safmar, JSC Doveriye, NPF Mospromstroy-Fund, JSC "LC "Europlan", "VSK" insurance company and many others. He owns controlling stakes in the largest Russian retail companies – PJSC and JSC Eldorado. He is the owner of a UK-based GCM Global Energy Inc., which produces crude oil in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. He controls major real estate assets. Mr. Gutseriev is a member of the Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

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Kanat Bozumbayev

First Name Kanat
Born on January 8, 1969 (age 54)
Born in Kazakhstan

Kanat Aldabergenuly Bozumbayev has been the minister of energy since 25 March 2016.

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Olzhas Suleimenov

First Name Olzhas
Born on May 18, 1936 (age 86)
Born in Kazakhstan

Olzhas Omaruly Suleimenov is a Kazakh Soviet Russian-language poet, Turkologist, Kazakhstani politician, and Soviet anti-nuclear activist.

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Kay Metov

Кайрат Ерденович Метов
First Name Kay
Last Name Metov
Born on September 19, 1964 (age 58)

Kai Metov is a Russian singer-songwriter and composer. Honored Artist of Russia (2015).

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Heinrich Popow

First Name Heinrich
Last Name Popow
Born on July 14, 1983 (age 39)

Heinrich Popow is a German sprinter. At the Paralympics 2012 in London he won Gold in 100 metres sprint. During his career he has been the World and European Champion in 100 metres sprint and World Champion in the long jump. In total, he won 27 medals at the Paralympic Games, World and European Championships.

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Raisa Ryazanova

First Name Raisa
Last Name Ryazanova
Born on October 31, 1944 (age 78)

Raisa Ivanovna Ryazanova is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress. She has performed in more than sixty films since 1969. She won the State Prize of the USSR (1981) and was the People's Artist of Russia in 2005.

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Igor Mirkurbanov

First Name Igor
Born on October 2, 1964 (age 58)
Born in Kazakhstan

Igor Vitalievich Mirkurbanov is a Soviet, Russian and Israeli actor, director.

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Timur Bekmambetov

Тимур Нұрбақытұлы Бекмамбетов
First Name Timur
Last Name Bekmambetov
Born on June 25, 1961 (age 61)

Timur Nuruakhitovich Bekmambetov is a Russian-Kazakh director, producer and screenwriter who has worked on films, music videos and commercials. He is best known for the film Night Watch (2004) and its sequel Day Watch (2006), and the American films Wanted (2008) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012).

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