People

Raila Odinga

born January 7th, 1945

Raila Amolo Odinga is a Kenyan politician who was the prime minister of Kenya from 2008 to 2013. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Langata Constituency from 1992 to 2013 and has been the Leader of Opposition in Kenya since 2013. He is the leader of Azimio la Umoja–One Kenya Coalition Party.

Raima Sen

born November 7th, 1979

Raima Sen (born Raima Dev Varma on 7 November 1979) is an Indian actress who is known for her work in the Hindi and Bengali films.

Raimo Summanen

born March 2nd, 1962

Raimo Olavi Summanen is a former professional ice hockey forward and the current head coach of HIFK of the Finnish Elite League. He is also a former coach of the Finnish national team. He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the sixth round of the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, 125th overall, and spent his NHL career with Edmonton and the Vancouver Canucks.

Raimond van der Gouw

born March 24th, 1963

Raimundus Johannes Hendrikus van der Gouw is a Dutch former professional footballer, who played as a goalkeeper.

Raimondo Montecuccoli

born February 21st, 1609

Raimondo Montecuccoli was an Italian-born professional soldier, military theorist, and diplomat, who served the Habsburg monarchy.

Raimonds Pauls

born January 12th, 1936

Ojārs Raimonds Pauls is a Latvian composer and a pianist who is well known in Latvia, Russia, post-Soviet countries and worldwide. He was the Minister of Culture of Latvia from 1988 to 1993.

Raimonds Vaikulis

born February 4th, 1980

Raimonds Vaikulis is a Latvian former professional basketball player.

Raimund Abraham

died March 4th, 2010

Raimund Johann Abraham was an Austrian architect.

Rain Raadik

born May 17th, 1989

Rain Raadik is an Estonian professional basketball player who plays for Valentino Basket Castellaneta of the Serie C Italian Basketball League. He is a 2.08 m tall power forward and center. He also represented the Estonian national basketball team internationally.

Rainbow Sun Francks

born December 3rd, 1979

Rainbow Sun Francks (born 3 December 1979) is a Canadian actor known for his role as Lt. Aiden Ford in the television show Stargate Atlantis, and his recurring roles on The Listener, The Umbrella Academy and High Fidelity.

Rainer Knaak

born March 16th, 1953

Rainer Fritz Albert Knaak is a German chess player who holds the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM).

Rainer Maria Latzke

born December 28th, 1950

Rainer Maria Latzke is a German artist working in the field of trompe-l'œil and mural painting. He taught at the Utah State University and is founder of the Institute of Frescography. Latzke is Honorary Professor of the Fudan University, Shanghai and Guest Professor of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art . Latzke was ranked one of the 12 cultural trendsetters of the 1990s by Forbes and one of the world's best artists of the last four centuries by the Artists Trade Union of Russia. He is a cousin of Poland´s wealthiest entrepreneur Jan Kulczyk.

Rainer Maria Rilke

died December 29th, 1926

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, shortened to Rainer Maria Rilke, was an Austrian poet and novelist. Acclaimed as an idiosyncratic and expressive poet, he is widely recognized as a significant writer in the German language. His work is viewed by critics and scholars as possessing undertones of mysticism, exploring themes of subjective experience and disbelief. His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry and several volumes of correspondence.

Rainer Schüttler

born April 25th, 1976

Rainer Schüttler is a German former professional tennis player. Schüttler was the runner-up at the 2003 Australian Open and a semifinalist at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships. He won an Olympic silver medal in doubles at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 5 in April 2004.

Rainey Qualley

born March 11th, 1990

Rainey Qualley (born March 11, 1989) is an American actress and singer. She made her acting debut in the 2012 film Mighty Fine. She is best known for her music, which she releases under the name Rainsford.

Raini Rodriguez

born July 1st, 1993

Raini-Alena Rodriguez (born July 1, 1993) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Trish in the Disney Channel original series Austin & Ally, Maya Blart in Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015), and Tess in Prom (2011). She won Best Young Television Actress at the 2013 Imagen Awards.

Rainier III, Prince of Monaco

died April 6th, 2005

Rainier III was Prince of Monaco from 1949 to his death in 2005. Rainier ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years.

Rainn Wilson

born January 20th, 1966

Rainn Percival Dietrich Wilson is an American actor, comedian, podcaster, producer, writer, and director — widely known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005–2013), for which he earned three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Rainych

born October 20th, 1992

Rainych Ran (/ˈrɛɪnɪtʃ ˈrɑːn/ REIN-itch RA(H)N; born October 20, 1992 in West Sumatra, Indonesia), better known mononymously as Rainych, is the pseudonym of an Indonesian singer and YouTuber. She is notable for her renditions of city pop, vocaloid, anime and J-pop songs, such as "Mayonaka no Door" and "Plastic Love". She is also known for her Japanese covers of English songs, such as "Say So" and "Blinding Lights", which have been praised by both their original singers, Doja Cat and The Weeknd respectively.

Raisa Smetanina

born February 29th, 1952

Raisa Petrovna Smetanina is a Soviet, Komi and Russian cross-country skiing champion. She is the first woman in history to win ten Winter Olympic medals.

Raivis Belohvoščiks

born January 21st, 1976

Raivis Belohvoščiks is a Latvian former professional road cyclist who specialized in individual time trial events. He is ten-time Latvian national time trial champion. In 2006 he signed a 2-year contract with UCI ProTour team Saunier Duval–Prodir, but this was not renewed for the 2009 season. In 2010, he rode for Ceramica Flaminia. He didn't achieve any major results in his first Tour de France. He was 40th in the first time trial around Metz. He was one of the major victims of the Passage du Gois in stage 2, and arrived last in stage 6 to Maubeuge. He left the race during the stage (10) to L'Alpe d'Huez.

Raivo Järvi

born December 23rd, 1954

Raivo Järvi, commonly known under the pseudonym of Onu Raivo was an Estonian artist, radio personality and politician.

Raivo Puusepp

born March 21st, 1960

Raivo Puusepp is an Estonian architect.

Raiza Wilson

born April 10th, 1989

Raiza Wilson (born 10 April 1989) is an Indian model and actress who appears in Tamil films. She rose to fame following her appearance in the Tamil reality TV show Bigg Boss. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for her role as Sindhuja in Pyaar Prema Kaadhal.

Raj Chandarlapaty

born May 12th, 1970

Raj Chandarlapaty is an American educator and author. Chandarlapaty is a product of the American philological tradition and has researched the contributions of Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. His archival research, including previously unconsidered letters, "places them and their work in a context much larger and diverse than heretofore considered."

Raj Kanwar

died February 3rd, 2012

Raj Kanwar was an Indian film director, writer, and producer of Hindi films based in Mumbai, India.

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

born December 26th, 1950

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is a Pakistani politician, businessman and agriculturist who is the Speaker of the National Assembly since April 2022 and was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from NA-58 (Rawalpindi-II). He also served as the 19th prime minister of Pakistan from 22 June 2012 until completing his designated term on 16 March 2013. He has also served as the Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an anti-establishment coalition of political parties in Pakistan.

Raja Ramanna

born January 28th, 1925

Raja Ramanna was an Indian physicist who is best known for his role in India's nuclear program during its early stages.

Raja Ravi Varma

born April 29th, 1848

Raja Ravi Varma was an Indian painter and artist. His works are one of the best examples of the fusion of European academic art with a purely Indian sensibility and iconography. Especially, he was notable for making affordable lithographs of his paintings available to the public, which greatly enhanced his reach and influence as a painter and public figure. His lithographs increased the involvement of common people with fine arts and defined artistic tastes among the common people. Furthermore, his religious depictions of Hindu deities and works from Indian epic poetry and Puranas have received profound acclaim. He was part of the royal family of erstwhile Parappanad, Malappuram district.

Rajani

born July 27th, 1965

Rajani (born Shashi Kaur Malhotra; 27 July 1965) is an Indian actress known for her work in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam films. She has worked in 150 feature films including Rendu Rellu Aaru (1986), Seetharama Kalyanam (1986), Aha Naa Pellanta (1987), Majnu (1987). She also starred in Kannada films including Jai Karnataka (1989), a remake of the 1987 Hindi film Mr. India and Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare (1991). She then starred in Bharathan's Malayalam hit Padheyam (1993). In Tamil films, she was credited as Sasikala.

Rajani Thiranagama

born February 23rd, 1954

Rajani Thiranagama was a Sri Lankan Tamil human rights activist and feminist who was assassinated by LTTE cadres after she had criticised them for their atrocities. At the time of her assassination, she was the head of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Jaffna and an active member of University Teachers for Human Rights, Jaffna, and was one of its founding members.

Rajaram I

February 14th, 1670 - March 3rd, 1700

Rajaram Bhonsle I was the third Chhatrapati of Maratha Empire, who ruled from 1689 to his death in 1700. He was the second son of the Shivaji, the founder of the empire and younger half-brother of Sambhaji, who he succeeded. His eleven-year reign was marked with a constant struggle against the Mughals. He was succeeded by his infant son Shivaji II under the regentship of his dowager Maharani Tarabai.
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