List of Famous people born in Madagascar

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Andry Rajoelina

First Name Andry
Born on May 30, 1974 (age 48)
Born in Madagascar

Andry Nirina Rajoelina is a Malagasy politician and businessman who is currently serving as the president of Madagascar. He started his career in the private sector, first organizing events on the Island, and then investing in the advertising business and the media. He was the Mayor of Antananarivo from December 2007 to February 2009, and President of the High Transitional Authority of Madagascar from 21 March 2009 to 25 January 2014, up until the general elections were held in 2013.

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Albert Zafy

First Name Albert
Last Name Zafy
Born on May 1, 1927
Died on October 13, 2017 (aged 90)
Born in Madagascar

Albert Zafy was a Malagasy politician and educator who served as President of Madagascar from 27 March 1993 to 5 September 1996. In 1988, he founded the National Union for Democracy and Development (UNDD).

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Eusèbe Jaojoby

First Name Eusèbe
Born on July 29, 1955 (age 67)

Eusèbe Jaojoby, commonly known by his surname Jaojoby [ˈdzodzubʲ], is a Malagasy composer and singer of salegy, a musical style of northwestern Madagascar. Critics consider him to be one of the originators of the modern salegy style that emerged in the 1970s, and credit him with transforming the genre from an obscure regional musical tradition into one of national and international popularity. Jaojoby also contributed to the creation of two salegy subgenres, malessa and baoenjy. Jaojoby has been called the most popular singer in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands, and is widely referred to as the "King of Salegy". His success has earned him such honors as Artist of the Year in Madagascar for two consecutive years (1998–1999) and the role of Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund in 1999.

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Patrick Calvar

First Name Patrick
Last Name Calvar
Born on November 26, 1955 (age 67)
Born in Madagascar

Patrick Calvar served as head of the French General Directorate for Internal Security from 30 May 2012 to 31 May 2017.

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Lalla Amina of Morocco

First Name Lalla
Born on April 8, 1954
Died on August 16, 2012 (aged 58)
Born in Madagascar

Princess Lalla Amina was a member of the Moroccan royal family and former President of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports.

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Régis Gizavo

François Régis Gizavo
First Name Régis
Last Name Gizavo
Born on June 16, 1959
Died on July 16, 2017 (aged 58)

Régis Gizavo was a Malagasy accordionist. He was born in Tulear, Madagascar and began playing the accordion at a young age. In 1990 he won the Radio France Internationale "Prix découvertes".

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Marc Ravalomanana

First Name Marc
Last Name Ravalomanana
Born on December 12, 1949 (age 73)
Born in Madagascar

Marc Ravalomanana, GCSK is a Malagasy politician who was the President of Madagascar from 2002 to 2009. Born into a farming Merina family in Imerinkasinina, near the capital city of Antananarivo, Ravalomanana first rose to prominence as the founder and CEO of the vast dairy conglomerate TIKO, later launching successful wholesaler MAGRO and several additional companies.

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Emmanuel Rakotovahiny

First Name Emmanuel
Last Name Rakotovahiny
Born on August 16, 1938
Died on July 1, 2020 (aged 81)

Emmanuel Rakotovahiny was a Malagasy politician who was Prime Minister of Madagascar from 1995 to 1996. A close ally of Albert Zafy, he was the President of the National Union for Democracy and Development (UNDD), a political party, as well as the Vice-President of the National Reconciliation Committee (CRN), a group headed by Zafy. On 6 October 2009, he was designated to become Vice-President of Madagascar as part of an agreement intended to resolve the 2009 political crisis.

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Abdoulatifou Aly

First Name Abdoulatifou
Born on April 12, 1960
Died on June 27, 2020 (aged 60)

Abdoulatifou Aly, was a French Mahoran politician, a long-term representative of the island of Mayotte at the National Assembly of France, and a member of the executive bureau of the Democratic Movement.

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Raymond Bourgine

First Name Raymond
Last Name Bourgine
Born on March 9, 1925
Died on November 29, 1990 (aged 65)

Raymond Bourgine (1925-1990) was a French journalist and politician. He served as editor-in-chief of Valeurs Actuelles from 1966 to 1990 and as French Senator from 1977 to 1990.

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Guy Lefèvre

Albert Guy Lefèvre
First Name Guy
Last Name Lefèvre
Born on November 13, 1933
Died on January 12, 2018 (aged 84)
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Gilbert Annette

First Name Gilbert
Last Name Annette
Born on March 10, 1946 (age 77)

Gilbert Annette is a Malagasy politician. He represented Réunion in the French National Assembly from 1993-1997 and has been the Mayor of Saint-Denis, Réunion between 2008 and 2020.

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Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona

First Name Odon
Born on May 24, 1946 (age 76)

Odon Marie Arsène Razanakolona is the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Antananarivo in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

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Charles-Remy Rakotonirina

First Name Charles-Remy
Born on January 16, 1928
Died on August 6, 2005 (aged 77)

Charles-Remy Rakotonirina was a Malagays clergyman and prelate for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Farafangana. He was appointed bishop in 1976. He died in 2005.

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Christian Ntsay

First Name Christian
Last Name Ntsay
Born on March 27, 1961 (age 61)

Christian Louis Ntsay is a Malagasy politician who is currently Prime Minister of Madagascar. He was appointed by President Hery Rajaonarimampianina following Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana’s resignation due to widespread protests throughout the country. Ntsay is considered a technocrat and has worked for the United Nations.

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Désiré Tsarahazana

First Name Désiré
Born on June 13, 1954 (age 68)

Désiré Tsarahazana is a Malagasy prelate of the Catholic Church. He has been Archbishop of Toamasina since 2010 but served in that see prior to its elevation since 2008. He became a Cardinal in 2018.

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René Joseph Rakotondrabé

First Name René
Last Name Rakotondrabé
Born on September 12, 1932
Died on July 9, 2012 (aged 79)

René Joseph Rakotondrabé was the Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toamasina, Madagascar.

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Félix Ramananarivo

First Name Félix
Last Name Ramananarivo
Born on May 19, 1934
Died on May 12, 2013 (aged 78)

Félix Ramananarivo was the Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Antsirabe, Madagascar.

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Norbert Ratsirahonana

First Name Norbert
Last Name Ratsirahonana
Born on November 18, 1938 (age 84)

Norbert Lala Ratsirahonana is a Malagasy politician.

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