Being born into a famous household can prove to be quite pressurizing when trying to make a name for yourself. Here’s a list of 10 Thai male celebrities who have lived up to their family name and have also become widely acclaimed celebrities themselves.
1. Nawapol Lumpoon
Nawapol Lumpoon, nicknamed Guy, is a Thai model and actor. He was born to Marsha Vadhanapanich (Pim), an award-winning actress, and Ampol Lumpoon (Nui), a prominent figure in both the music and entertainment industry. Both his parents are renowned on-screen celebrities. Guy has featured in several productions himself including, ‘Nang Klang Fa’ and ‘Love Beat’.
2. Korapat Kirdpan
Korapat Kirdpan, alias Nanon, is a Thai television actor, best known for his roles in ‘Senior Secret Love: My Lil Boy’, ‘The Gifted’ and ‘My Dear Loser: Edge of 17’. Nanon’s father is the popular Thai actor Khunakorn Kirdpan. Khunakorn Kirdpan has been a part of several television series and movies.
3. Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol
Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol (nicknamed Mui), is a Thai screenwriter, film director, and producer. Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol has been one of the most prolific directors in Thailand since the 1970s. Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol is a descendant of King Chulalongkorn, the fifth monarch of Siam, under the House of Chakri. Prince Anusorn Mongkolkarn and Mom Ubol Yukol Na Ayudhya, Prince Chatrichalerm’s parents, were both prominent filmmakers in their times. They are the co-founders of the Lavo Pappayon Company. Prince Yugala Dighambara, Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol’s grandfather, was also heavily involved with the entertainment industry.
4. Jinjett Wattanasin
Jinjett Wattanasin, professionally known as Jaonaay, was born on 28 June 2001 to Kejmanee Wattanasin (Pin), a Thai model, singer, and actress, and Jetrin Wattanasin (J), a Thai actor, host, pop singer, sportsperson, model, and rapper. Joannay is a Thai-Albanian singer and has been signed with Jaymidi since 2017.
5. Krissanapoom Pibulsonggram
Krissanapoom Pibulsonggram, also known as JJ and Jaylerr, is a Thai actor, singer, and model. JJ became widely known after starring in the 2013 film,‘Grean Fictions’. JJ was also a member of the Thai idol project group Nine by Nine (9x9). Since then, he has released various works along with Nadao Music. JJ is the great-grandson of the former Prime Minister of Thailand, Plaek Phibunsongkhram.
6. Pachara Chirathivat
Pachara Chirathivat is a Thai singer and actor, known by his stage name, Peach. He has been a part of some quite popularly known TV series and movies, such as ‘SuckSeed’ and ‘The Billionaire’. He has also released several musical singles and is known to have written most of the lyrics himself. Peach was born into the Chirathivat family, owners of the Family-owned Central Group. The company has been active for over 70 years and is involved in real estate, retailing, merchandising, restaurants and hospitality.
7. Theeradej Wongpuapan
Theeradej Wongpuapan is a Thai model, actor, and presenter. He is one of Thailand’s most loved actors leading to the extreme popularity of his work in the Thai community. Theeradej began gaining popularity after his work in ‘Song Rao Nirun Dorn’. He was voted as ‘Thailand’s Most Popular Male Star’ for six years, from 2006 to 2011. Theeradej was born to Kanchana Wongpuapan, a television writer, and Weeraprawat Wongpuapan, a director. Both his parents are popular established figures in the Thai entertainment industry.
8. Krissada Sukosol Clapp
Krissada Sukosol Clapp, popularly known as Noi S. Clapp, Noi Pru or Krissada Terrence) was born to Kamala Sukoso, the heiress of the Siam City Hotels and Resorts chain. She is also an extremely famous jazz singer. Krissada, himself, is also involved in the music industry like his mother, though not as a jazz singer, but as a pop singer. He is a member of the Thai pop band, Pru. At the same time, he is also an actor and has featured in many different productions.
9. Naphat Siangsomboon
Naphat Siangsomboon is a Thai model and actor, popularly known for his roles in ‘A Gift’ and ‘Friend Zone’. Naphat first fell into the limelight when he was cast as a part of the ‘King Power’ commercial. His mother, Pimpaka Siangsomboon was the second sprinter at the Miss Thailand World in 1988. She is also a famous Thai actress.
10. Paris Intarakomalyasut
Paris Intarkomalyasut, better known by his stage name, Ice Paris, is a Thai actor and singer. His first on-screen appearance was in 2017 as a supporting role in the show, ‘Project S: The Series’, in the episode titled ‘SOS Skate’. Ice Paris was also a member of the project group, Nine By Nine (9x9). Ice Paris comes from a long line of Thai politicians and diplomats. His great-grandfather, Yos Intarakomalyasut, was the former Deputy Minister of Transport and Cooperatives, his uncle, Chavanon Intarakomalyasut was the Thai Democratic Party Spokesperson. Ice Paris’s grandfather, Manasak Intaramalyasut, was a Bangkok MP.