List of Famous people born in Vietnam

Charles Sobhraj

Hotchand Bhawnani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj
First Name Charles
Last Name Sobhraj
Born on April 6, 1944 (age 80)
Born in Vietnam

Hatchand Bhaonani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj is a French thief, fraudster and serial killer. Sobhraj preyed on Western tourists, throughout the Hippie Trail of Southeast Asia during the 1970s.

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Philipp Rösler

Nguyễn Tân Đinh
First Name Philipp
Last Name Rösler
Born on February 24, 1973 (age 51)
Born in Vietnam, Cà Mau

Philipp Rösler, is a German physician and former politician who served as Federal Minister of Economics and Technology and Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2011 to 2013.

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Lana Condor

Trần Đồng Lan
First Name Lana
Last Name Condor
Born on May 11, 1997 (age 27)
Born in Vietnam
Height 156 cm | 5'1

Lana Therese Condor is a Vietnamese-born American actress and YouTuber. She made her acting debut starring as Jubilee in the superhero film X-Men Apocalypse (2016). She gained international recognition for portraying Lara Jean Covey in the Netflix film series To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018–present). She has also portrayed Saya Kuroki in the television series Deadly Class (2019), and Koyomi in the film Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

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Son Tung M-TP

Nguyễn Thanh Tùng
First Name Son
Last Name M-TP
Born on July 5, 1994 (age 30)
Born in Vietnam

Nguyễn Thanh Tùng, known professionally as Sơn Tùng M-TP, is a Vietnamese singer-songwriter and actor. Born and raised in Thái Bình, Thái Bình Province, Tùng's family discovered his singing ability when he was two years old. His self-written 2012 and 2013 singles, "Cơn mưa ngang qua" and "Em của ngày hôm qua" launched his career. These were followed by successful singles such as "Chắc ai đó sẽ về", "Lạc trôi" and "Nơi này có anh". In 2017, Tùng released the compilation album m-tp M-TP and published his autobiography, Chạm tới giấc mơ.

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Phan Thị Kim Phúc

First Name Phan
Last Name Phúc
Born on July 27, 1963 (age 60)
Born in Vietnam, Tây Ninh

Phan Thị Kim Phúc, referred to informally as the Napalm girl, is a South Vietnamese-born Canadian woman best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken at Trảng Bàng during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. The well-known photo, by AP photographer Nick Ut, shows her at nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack.

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Thích Quảng Đức

Lâm Văn Tức
First Name Thích
Born on January 1, 1897
Died on June 11, 1963 (aged 66)
Born in Vietnam, Khánh Hòa

Thích Quảng Đức was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Quảng Đức was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese Roman Catholic government led by Ngô Đình Diệm. Photographs of his self-immolation were circulated widely around the world and brought attention to the policies of the Diệm government. John F. Kennedy said in reference to a photograph of Quảng Đức on fire, "No news picture in history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one." Malcolm Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph of the monk's death.

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Jonathan Ke Quan

First Name Jonathan
Last Name Quan
Born on August 20, 1971 (age 52)
Born in Vietnam
Height 163 cm | 5'4

Ke Huy Quan, also known as Jonathan Ke Quan, is a Vietnam-born American actor and stunt choreographer. He is best known for his film appearances in the 1980s, portraying Data in The Goonies and Indiana Jones' sidekick Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He also co-starred as Jasper Kwong in the sitcom Head of the Class over two seasons from 1990 to 1991. After retiring from acting in the 2000s, Quan is seeing a career resurgence in the 2020s, with his role as Waymond Wang in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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Ngô Thanh Vân

First Name Ngô
Last Name Vân
Born on February 26, 1979 (age 45)
Born in Vietnam, Trà Vinh

Ngô Thanh Vân is a Vietnamese actress, singer and model. She is also known as Veronica Ngô or her initials NTV.

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Frédéric Chau

First Name Frédéric
Last Name Chau
Born on June 6, 1977 (age 47)
Born in Vietnam

Frédéric Chau is a Vietnam-born French actor of Chinese-Cambodian descent.

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Anh Dao Traxel

First Name Anh
Last Name Traxel
Born on August 22, 1957 (age 66)
Born in Vietnam

Anh Dao Traxel is the foster daughter of the late French President Jacques Chirac (1932–2019) and his wife Bernadette. She was a boat-person refugee, and met Jacques Chirac at Roissy Airport in 1979. He told her "Don’t cry, ma chérie. You are coming home with us" and took her home. She was then 21 and her adoptive father was 47.

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