List of Famous people born in Mauritius

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Nathacha Appanah

First Name Nathacha
Born on May 24, 1973 (age 49)

Nathacha Devi Pathareddy Appanah is a Mauritian-French author. She spent most of her teenage years in Mauritius and also worked as a journalist/columnist at Le Mauricien and Week-End Scope before emigrating to France. She was a contributor to poetry and news section during her tenure in the magazines.

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Joël de Rosnay

First Name Joël
Last Name Rosnay
Born on June 12, 1937 (age 85)

Joël de Rosnay, is Docteur ès Sciences and scientific writer, presently President of Biotics International, a consulting company specialized in the impact of new technologies on industries, and Special Advisor to the President of the Universcience of which he was Director of Forecasting and Assessment until June 2002.

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Anerood Jugnauth

First Name Anerood
Born on March 29, 1930
Died on June 3, 2021 (aged 91)

Sir Anerood Jugnauth GCSK, KCMG, QC, MP, PC is a Mauritian politician and barrister who has served as both President and Prime Minister of Mauritius.

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Fabrice Lapierre

First Name Fabrice
Born on October 17, 1983 (age 39)

Fabrice Lapierre is a Mauritian-born Australian long jumper.

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Édouard Maunick

Joseph Marc Maunick
First Name Édouard
Last Name Maunick
Born on September 23, 1931
Died on April 10, 2021 (aged 89)
Born in Mauritius

Édouard Joseph Marc Maunick was a Mauritian poet, critic, and translator.

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Navin Ramgoolam

First Name Navin
Born on July 14, 1947 (age 75)

Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP is a Mauritian politician who was Prime Minister of Mauritius from 2005 to 2014 and leader of the Labour Party (Mauritius). He was Leader of the Opposition from 1991 to 1995. He served as Prime Minister for the first time from December 1995 until September 2000, and became Leader of the Opposition again from October 2000 to 4 July 2005. On 5 July 2005, he became prime minister for a second term after his Alliance Sociale won the general elections. He served again as Prime Minister from 2005 to 2014, when he was defeated afterwards.

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Kate Foo Kune

First Name Kate
Last Name Kune
Born on March 29, 1993 (age 29)
Height 162 cm | 5'4

Kate Foo Kune is a badminton player from Mauritius. She began playing badminton in Mauritius at age six. Her first major tournament participation was 2013 BWF World Championships in China, where she lost in the first round of women's singles to Sarah Walker of England. Foo Kune represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was the flag bearer for Mauritius during the Parade of Nations.

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Cassam Uteem

First Name Cassam
Born on March 22, 1941 (age 82)

Cassam Uteem, GCSK is a Mauritian political figure who served as President of Mauritius from 30 June 1992 to 15 February 2002 and is the longest serving President of Mauritius, having served for nine years.

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Sarojini Jugnauth

First Name Sarojini
Born on April 20, 1939 (age 83)

Sarojini Ballah, The Right Honorable Lady Jugnauth, a former Spouse of the Prime Minister of Mauritius is the wife of Sir Anerood Jugnauth. She previously held the position from 1982 to 1995 and from 2000 to 2003, most recent from 2014 to 2017. She was the First Lady of Mauritius from 2003 to 2012 when her husband served as President of the country. She is a primary school teacher by profession and is the mother of Shalini Malhotra and Pravind Jugnauth.

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Karl Offmann

First Name Karl
Last Name Offmann
Born on November 25, 1940
Died on March 12, 2022 (aged 81)

Karl Auguste Offmann, GCSK is a Mauritian politician.

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Françoise Pascal

First Name Françoise
Last Name Pascal
Born on October 14, 1949 (age 73)

Françoise Pascal is a British actress, singer, dancer, fashion model, and producer born in Mauritius to French parents. She appeared in numerous film and television productions in her peak throughout the late 1960s to early 1980s. Film roles include two films with Peter Sellers, There’s A Girl In My Soup (1970) and Soft Beds, Hard Battles (1973). Her career further advanced with appearances in Burke & Hare (1972), La Rose De Fer (1973), and Keep It Up Downstairs (1976). Her greatest success was on the hit British sitcom Mind Your Language as Danielle Favre. She also became established as a sex symbol as Penthouse Pet of the Month for August 1970, and appearing on the first cover of Club International in 1972.

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Pravind Jugnauth

First Name Pravind
Born on December 25, 1961 (age 61)

Pravind Kumar Jugnauth is a Mauritian politician who is the Prime Minister of Mauritius. He has been the leader of the Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) party since April 2003. He has held a number of ministerial portfolios and also been Leader of the Opposition.

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Denis Wiehe

First Name Denis
Last Name Wiehe
Born on May 21, 1940 (age 82)

Denis Wiehe C.S.Sp. is a former Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Port Victoria, Seychelles, where he is now bishop emeritus. He succeeded Bishop Xavier-Marie Baronnet in 2002.

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Natacha Rigobert

First Name Natacha
Born on July 10, 1980 (age 42)

Nathacha Rigobert is a Mauritian female beach volleyball player. As of 2012, she plays with Elodie Li Yuk Lo. The pair played in the 2012 Summer Olympics tournament and were eliminated in the group stage.

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Amrita Sawaram

First Name Amrita
Born on August 13, 1980 (age 42)
Born in Mauritius
Height 150 cm | 4'11

Amrita Sawaram is a Mauritian badminton player. She won the gold medal at the 2000 African Championships in the women's singles event, made her as the first Mauritian female to win that competition. Sawaram competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia in the women's singles and doubles event. Sawaram also represented her country in three consecutive Commonwealth Games in 1998, 2002, and 2006.

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Stephan Beeharry

Jacques Michel Stephan Beeharry is a Mauritian badminton player. He competed at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics, also at the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games. Beeharry was the bronze medalists at the 2003 All-Africa Games in the men's singles, doubles, and team events.

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Marie-Hélène Valérie-Pierre

First Name Marie-Hélène
Born on October 20, 1978 (age 44)
Born in Mauritius

Marie-Hélène Valérie-Pierre is a Mauritian badminton player. She competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia in the women's doubles event partnered with Amrita Sawaram, and in the mixed doubles event with Stephan Beehary. She also represented her country at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Mario Ramsamy

First Name Mario
Last Name Ramsamy
Born on October 30, 1956 (age 66)
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Aurélie Allet

Aurélie Marie Elisa Allet is a Mauritian badminton player. She was the mixed doubles gold medalists at the 2013 African Junior Championships and 2014 African Youth Games. She competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, and in June 2018, Allet won her first senior international title at the Mauritius International tournament in the mixed doubles event with Georges Paul. Allet competed at the 2019 African Games, and won a bronze medal in the mixed doubles event.

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Denis Constantin

First Name Denis
Last Name Constantin
Born on July 29, 1980 (age 42)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Denis Constantin is a former Mauritian badminton player, and later represented Australia. He was the men's singles gold medallist at the 2000 African Championships, and in the men's doubles event partnered with Eddy Clarisse. He then defend the men's doubles gold in 2002 partnered with Stephan Beeharry. Constantin competed for Mauritius at the 1998, and 2002 Commonwealth Games, also at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He was awarded Athlete of the Month by the Mauritius Sports Council in June 2001. Constantin graduated from the La Trobe University in Melbourne, and now work as physiotherapists.

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