Most Popular Celebrities, Personalities born in May month: – People born in May are considered to be very hard working as well as emotional. They are usually self-motivated and love to enjoy life to the fullest.
Out of hundreds of celebrities or famous people from all around the world, 20 most popular personalities from different fields born on May are listed below. Scroll to learn more about these legendary people from different fields and background.
20 Most Famous Celebrities/ Personalities born in May
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins or popularly known as Adele is a very popular English songwriter and a singer. Born on May 5, 1988, Adele graduated from BRIT school in 2006 and soon after, she was contracted by XL recordings. In 2008, Adele released her first album named “19” and became a commercial as well as critical success. For this album, she received Grammy Award in 2009. Later, in 2011, she released her second album “21” which became so popular that it surpassed the high success of her Debut album.
In 2011, 12 and 16, Billboard named Adele the artist of the year. Over the years Adele has won several awards including Grammy Awards, Brit Awards and much more. She is one of the world’s bestselling recording artist.
2. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, and is a very successful internet entrepreneur and a Computer Programmer. In 2004, while Mark was a student at the Harvard University, he launched Facebook from his dormitory room with his friends. Facebook instantly gained popularity and Mark decided to drop out of Harvard University to take Facebook to the next level.
Today Facebook is the most used social media that worth almost 40 Billion dollars. Zuckerberg currently operates Facebook as its chairman and the CEO. As of May 2017, a mark is ranked by Forbes Magazine as the fifth richest person in the world with net worth of US$63.3 Billion. Aside from being a successful businessman, Mark is the very active philanthropist as well.
3. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock (Born on May 2, 1972) is an American producer, professional wrestler, and an actor. Johnson was a popular football player back in the University of Miami where he also won a national championship. This eventually led him to become a wrestler like his grandfather and father. Currently, Johnson is signed to WWE.
As an actor, his first movie was The Scorpion King in the year 2002. Since then, he has been seen in various movies like The Fast and The Furious, The Hero etc. Johnson was the highest-paid actor in the world for the year 2016. Time Magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential person in the world in the year 2016. Also, muscle and fitness named him as “Man of the Century”
4. Janet Jackson
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American songwriter, singer, actress, and dancer. Born on May 16, 1966, Jackson is well known for her elaborative stage shows, socially conscious, and sexually provocative records. Also, she is a very high profile television and film actress and the prominent personality in pop culture for more than 30 years.
The Younger sister of Micheal Jackson, Janet Jackson began her career with a television show, The Jacksons in the year 1976. She eventually became a pop icon after the release of her first ever record The Control (1986). She collaborated with various legends like Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to make funk, disco, rap, rhythm and blues and industrial beats. This led her to gain crossover success in the music industry.
5. Robert Pattinson
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson or simply known as Robert Pattinson is an English model, actor, producer and a musician. Born on May 13, 1986, Pattinson started his career by playing a character named Cedric Diggory in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in the year 2005. He later grabbed the role of Edward Cullen in the movie adaptation of the novels Twilight which consisted five movies.
The Twilight movie series brought Pattinson into the limelight and established himself among the highest paid actors in the Hollywood. Pattinson was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2010. Also, in the same year, Forbes ranked him on the list of Forbes Celebrity 100.
6. Karl Marx
Born on May 5, 1818, Karl Marx is a world famous Prussian-born economist, philosopher, journalist, sociologist and revolutionary socialist. Having been born to a middle-class family, Marx studied philosophy and political economy and as an adult, he became stateless and lived most of his life in London. While at London, he developed the close relationship with Friedrich English with whom he published various works.
One of his most famous works is 1848’s pamphlet The Communist Manifesto. Via his works, he has influenced political history, economy, and intellectuals. His theories about economy, politics, and society are collectively known as Marxism.
7. Queen Victoria
Alexandrina Victoria, born on May 24, 1819, was the Queen of the United Kingdon of Great Britain and Ireland. Daughter of Prince Edward, Victoria inherited the throne of the UK at the age of 18 after all her father, father’s elder brother had died with no surviving children. Victoria influenced the government of UK and ministerial appointments which made her a national icon and was identified for her strict morality.
She held the throne from 1837 until her death in the year 1901. Since May 1, 1876, she held another title of Empress of India. Her Reign that lasted for 63 long years is known as the Victorian era and was the longest reign that any of her predecessors held.
8. Bob Dylan
Born on May 24, 1941, Bob Dylan is a very famous American songwriter, singer, writer, painter and a Nobel Prize laureate. For more than 50 years, Dylan has been influencing the pop music and culture. His most celebrated works date from the 1960s when he sang songs like Blowing in the wind, the times they area –Changing which also became the anthem for the Civil Rights Movements.
His lyrics incorporate a very wide range of social, political and literary influences. Over the years, Dylan has received several awards including 11 Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and one Academy Awards. As a musician, he has sold more than 100 million copies of his records making him of the bestselling artist of all time.
9. David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham or popularly known as David Beckham is an English Former Footballer. Born on May 2, 1975, Beckham played for England National Team, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Milan, Paris Saint-German and Preston North End. He is the very first player who won league titles in four different countries; Spain, England, France and the United States.
After a 20 year long career, he announced retirement in May 2013. During his active years, he won 19 Major Trophies including Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, La Liga and much more. In the year 2013, Beckham was ranked as the highest paid player in the world.
10. Enrique Iglesias
Born on May 8, 1975, Enrique Iglesias is a very popular Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and an actor. He is very popular and widely recognized as the King of Latin Pop. Enrique started his musical career in the 1990s and became one of the popular Latin singers.
By the turn of the decade, he had made himself a successful singer. Iglesias has sold almost 159 million records worldwide which has made him one of the bestselling Spanish artist all over the world. He has scored over 150 all time number one hits across the charts. He also has 14 number ones on Billboard’s dance charts, that is more than any other male artist has made.
11. Meek Mill
Robert Rihmeek Wilson, Better known as Meek Mill is an American Hip Hop Artist. Born on May 6, 1987, Mill embarked on making a music career establishing himself as a battle rapper. Initially, Meek was signed to Grand Hustle Records. Later in 2012, Mill released his Debut albums Dreams and Nightmares under MMG and Warner Bros records. In October, Mill announced the launch of his label imprints, Dream Chasers Records.
12. Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, also credited as Thomas Sangster, is a very popular English actor and musician as well. Born on May 15, 1990, Thomas rose to fame when he got the role of Jojen Reed in the very popular TV series, Game of Thrones. Apart from that, he has given his voice as Ferb Fletcher in series Phineas and Ferb. Additionally, he has done a cameo role in the 2015 super hit movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
13. Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brendan Brosnan, is an Irish film producer, actor, and activist. Born on May 16, 1953, Brosnan began training as a commercial illustration at the age of 16. Later, he went to the Drama Centre where he worked for 3 years. Following his short stage appearance, he rose to popularity in the TV series Remington Steele (1982-1987).
In 1994, Brosnan got the role of secret agent James Bond in the film series in four films, Golden Eye, the World is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day. In the year 1996, he formed a Los Angeles-based company with his friend Beau St. Clair. Throughout his career, Brosnan has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations for television series Nancy Astor and the next for the movie The Matador (2005)
14. Madhuri Dixit
Born on May 15, 1967, Madhuri Dixit is an Indian actress who is widely recognized for her roles in Hindi Movie Industry. Dixit has been highly praised and acclaimed for her dancing and acting skills. Though she made debut in 1984 with Abodh, Dixit received wide public recognition with 1988 movie Tezaab.
With that success, she went on to establish herself as the lead actress in various movies like Ram Lakhan, Parinda, Saajan, Hum AapkeHainKaun..!, Lajja and Devdas. After a short leave from her works, she came back with the movie AajaNachle in 2007. Dixit is the recipient of several awards like Film Fare awards. She has been honored by Padma Shree (Fourth Highest Civilian Award) by the Government of India in 2008.
15. Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore also was written as RavindranathaThakura was a renowned Bengali Polymath. Tagore has reshaped entire Bengali music, literature, Indian Art with his contextual modernism in the late 19th and early 20th century. Born in Calcutta, Tagore started writing poetry at the tender age of 8 years old. By the age of 16, he had released his poems which were seized by literary authorities as long-lost classics.
Sometimes he is referred as “the Bard Of Bengal” and his poetic songs are viewed as spiritual and mercurial. The writer of Gitanjali, Tagore has become the first non0european to win the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature back in 1913.
16. Anushka Sharma
Born on May 1, 1988, Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and model who has established herself as a successful Bollywood actor. Born and raised in Bangalore, Sharma entered the fashion industry in 2007 and later moved to Mumbai to pursue her acting career and as a model. In 2008, she made her acting debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in a romantic movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi which earned her her first Film fare nomination.
After that, Sharma rose to fame with starring roles in other Yash Raj Films like BaandBaajaBaarat and Jab TakHaiJaan. In addition to being a successful actress, Sharma is also an ambassador for various products and brands. Sharma is the recipient of several awards including one Film Fare.
17. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar is a famous Indian Spiritual leader who is also frequently referred to as Sri Sri. Born on May 13, 1956, Ravi Shankar is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation that was .founded in 1981. This foundation aims to relieve societal problems, individual stress, and violence.
In the year 1997, he established a charity, the International Association for Human Values that work in relief work and rural development while aiming to foster shared universal values. For his unconditional services, Shankar has received some of the honorary awards in several countries like Peru, India, Paraguay, and Columbia. He was also honored by the Government of India with Padma Vibhushan in the year 2016.
18. Diana Hayden
Diana Hayden is a very popular model, Indian actress, and a beauty queen. Born on May 1, 1973, Hayden won Miss India contest in 1997 and in the same year she was crowned as the Miss World 1997 as well. Born in Hyderabad, aTelangana, Heyden worked for an event management company before she began her career as a model.
Apart from being a successful model, she wrote a book “A Beautiful Guide” which is also known as an “Encyclopedia on grooming which also deals with confidence building and personality development”. It took her almost 2 years to complete this book and she released in on August 6, 2012.
19. Satyajit Ray
Born on May 2, 1921, Satyajit Ray was a very famous Indian Bengali Filmmaker. Ray is also regarded as the greatest filmmakers of the twentieth century. Ray started his career as the commercial artist. Later, he met French filmmaker Jean Renoir who inspired Ray to step into the world of movies. Ray directed almost 36 films including various feature films, shorts, and documentaries.
His first movie, patherPanchali which was released in 1955, won as many as eleven international prizes including inaugural best human document award at the Cannes Film Festival. Other than that, he received major awards like An Academy Honorary Award, National Film Awards, Golden Lion and much more. The Indian government honored Ray with Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the year 1992.
20. Karan Johar
Karan Johar also referred as Kjo, is a very famous and popular Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor and television presenter. Born on May 25, 1972, Karan is the Son ofHirooJohar and always aspired to become a movie director from his early days and this guided him to make his directorial debut in 1998 with the blockbuster romantic movie KuchKuchHotaHai. This movie earned him his first film fare award for best screenplay and best director.
After the success of his first movie, his next two movies also went to become blockbuster; Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghhham and KabhiAlvidanaaKehhhna. Karan Johar is also the host of the famous television show Koffee with Karan. Since 2012, he has also served as a judge of the famous television reality show Jhalak Dhiklajaa along with Madhuri Dixit and Remo D’Souza and India’s Got Talent.
There you go, 20 very famous and popular personalities who are born in the month of May. Keep following our articles to learn more about the celebrity birthday and various ways to make your birthday special.