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This is a list of notable Romani people (also known as Gypsies) and people of Romani origin. When adding to the list, please provide at least one reliable source that identifies the individual concerned as being of Romani ethnicity.
Politicians and activists 
- Juscelino Kubitschek - Brazilian president. His mother was of Czech Roma descent.
- Damian Draghici – (born 1970) Humanitarian, Civil Society Supporter, Ambassador for European Year of Equal Opportunities for All, musician, Romania
- Rajko Djuric – (born 1947) Serbian writer and academic, leader of Roma Union of Serbia
- Alfonso Mejia-Arias – musician, writer and politician, Mexico
- Ian Hancock – Romani scholar and activist, born in UK, living in USA, Professor at the University of Texas
- Lívia Járóka – Hungarian Member of the European Parliament
- Mădălin Voicu – (born 1952) Romanian politician. His father, Ion Voicu, is Romani
- Ştefan Răzvan – (? – 1595) Prince of Moldavia, Ruled Moldavia for four months. (Romani father)
- Nicolae Păun – Romanian politician
- Ágnes Osztolykán - Hungarian politician
- Juan de Dios Ramírez Heredia – Ex-member of the European Parliament, founder of the Romani Union, Spain
- Viktória Mohácsi – (born 1975) Hungarian Member of the European Parliament
- Ronald Lee – (born 1934, in Montreal), Canadian Romani novelist, activist and U.N. delegate
- Romani Rose – German Sinto activist
- Dávid Daróczi – (1972–2010) Government Spokesperson of the Republic of Hungary
- Rudolf Sarközi – chairman of the Austrian Romani association Kulturverein.
- Sani Rifati – Serbian activist
- Ali Krasniqi – Albanian writer and activist
- Bajram Haliti – Kosovar activist
Authors and writers 
- Azis - (1978-) Bulgarian chalga (pop-folk) singer.
- Sinan Sakić - Serbian Folk singer of Romani descent.
- Django Reinhardt - (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) Belgian-born pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer who invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar) that has since become a living musical tradition within French Manouche culture.
- Mariska Veres – (1947–2006) Lead singer of the Dutch rock group Shocking Blue. Daughter of Hungarian Romani violinist Lajos Veres and Franco-Russian mother.
- Carmen Amaya – (1913–1963) Spanish flamenco dancer
- Vicente Escudero – Spanish flamenco singer, dancer and choreographer; occasionally painter, writer and actor.
- Pyotr Leshchenko – Russian (born 1858–1903))
- Grigoraş Dinicu – Romanian composer and violinst
- Anjeza Shahini – Albanian
- Pista Dankó – (born 1858–1903) Hungarian-born bandleader and composer
- Sandro de América – (1945–2010) Argentinian singer and actor
- Adam Ant – (born 1954) British punk/New Wave musician; maternal grandmother is Romanichal.
- Elek Bacsik – (1926–1993) Hungarian-born American jazz violinist and guitarist
- Robi Botos – Canadian musician and composer from Hungary
- Joe Zawinul – Austrian musician. His grandmother was a Hungarian Romani, and his grandfather was from southern Moravia.
- Eugene Hütz – Ukrainian singer, guitarist, writer and actor
- Saban Bajramovic – (1936–2008) Serbian singer
- János Bihari – (1764–1824) Hungarian violinist
- Věra Bílá – (born 1954) Czech folk and pop singer
- Iva Bittová – (born 1958) Czech singer, violinist and composer
- Diego "El Cigala" – (born 1968, Madrid) Spanish flamenco singer
- Joaquín Cortés – Spanish flamenco dancer
- "Rayito" Antonio Rayo – Spanish Guitarist, singer and composer. Father Gitano (Iberian Kalo) and mother Japanese
- Panna Cinka – (1711–1772) Hungarian Violinist, born in Kingdom of Hungary in modern Slovakia
- Georges Cziffra – (1921–1994) Hungarian virtuoso pianist
- Drafi Deutscher – (1946–2006) German Sinto songwriter, singer and composer
- Damian Draghici – Romanian, composer and panflute player
- Fanfare Ciocărlia – (formed 1996) Romanian brass band
- "Falete" Rafael Ojeda Rojas – Spanish singer
- Lolita Flores – (1958) Spanish singer and actress.
- Antonio Flores – (1961–1995) was a Spanish singer-songwriter and actor.
- Rosario Flores – (born 1963) Spanish singer and actress, Latin Grammy award winner
- Camarón de la Isla – (1950–1992) Spanish flamenco singer
- Kal – Romani world music Band from Serbia
- Nicolas Reyes – Franco-Spanish singer, guitar player
- Tonino Baliardo – Franco-Spanish guitar player
- Los Niños de Sara – French (Spanish origin, Iberian Kale) rumba and flamenco singers and guitar players
- Ketama – Spanish new-flamenco band
- Sasha Kolpakov – (born 1943) Russian guitarist
- Biréli Lagrène – (born 1966) French jazz guitarist, violinist and bassist
- Denny Laine – British musician (The Moody Blues, Wings)
- Félix Lajkó – (born 1974) Hungarian-Serbian violinist and composer (part Romani)
- Albert Lee - (born 1943) London born and raised country rock guitar legend. His father is Romanichal.
- Joe Longthorne – (born 1955) English singer and impressionist
- Irini Merkouri – (born 1981) Greek pop singer
- Aggelopoulos Manolis – (1939–1989) Greek singer and actor
- Sofi Marinova – Bulgarian singer
- Boban Marković – Serbian brass bandleader and trumpet player
- Jerry Mason – American Singer, Guitarist
- Carlos Montoya – (1903–1993) Spanish flamenco guitarist
- Ramón Montoya – (1889–1949) Spanish flamenco guitarist
- Ivo Papazov – (born 1952) Bulgarian jazz clarinetist
- Manitas de Plata – (born 1921) Spanish guitarist
- Valentina Ponomaryova – (born 1939) Russian singer
- Dzej Ramadanovski – born 1964 in Belgrade (former Yugoslavia), modern Serbian folk singer
- Johnny Răducanu – (born 1931) Romanian jazz musician
- Esma Redzepova – (born 1943) Macedonian singer and songwriter
- Jimmy Rosenberg – (born 1980) Dutch swing guitarist
- Marianne Rosenberg – (born 1955) German singer and songwriter. Daughter of German Gypsy who survived Auschwitz.
- Paulus Schafer - (born 1978) Dutch jazz guitarist
- Tchavolo Schmitt – (born 1954) French jazz guitarist
- Taraful Haiducilor – (Taraf de Haïdouks) Romanian band, formed 1989
- Nicolae Neacşu ("Culai") – Lăutar, was the leader of Taraf de Haïdouks
- Wally Tax – Dutch rock singer, of The Outsiders. Son of a Dutch father and a Russian Romani mother.
- Manuel Torre – (1878–1933) Spanish flamenco singer
- Isabel Pantoja – Spanish singer
- Mihaela Ursuleasa - Romanian pianist
- Encarnación Salazar and Antonia Salazar, better known as "Azúcar Moreno". Spanish singers
- Ion Voicu – (1923–1997) Romanian violinist and orchestral conductor, founder of Bucharest Chamber Orchestra
- Sotis Volanis – Greek pop folk singer
- Harri Stojka – Austrian jazz guitarist
- Radoslav Banga – of Czech group Gypsy.cz
- Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin – Ayọ (stage name), German singer
- Didem – Turkish Bellydancer
- Romica Puceanu – (1928–1996) Romanian singer (Urban Lăutarească Music)
- Gabi Luncă – (born 1938) Romanian singer (Urban Lăutarească Music)
- Cher Lloyd – Popular singer. Her mother is of Romani ancestry.
- Esma Redžepova – Macedonian vocalist, songwriter, and humanitarian. Born in Skopje
- Pere Pubill Calaf "Peret" – (born 1935) Catalan Spanish singer, guitar player and composer
Cinema and theater 
- Dawid Kostecki – Polish light heavyweight boxer of Romani decent
- Ivailo Marinov – also known as Ismail Mustafov, Ismail Huseinov or Ivailo Khristov) is a Rom Bulgarian boxer, who won the bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in light flyweight, and the gold medal in the same category at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- Serafim Todorov – was a Bulgarian/Georgian boxer at the 1996 Summer Olympics who won a silver medal. He is the last boxer to ever defeat the highly regarded Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- Boris Georgiev – is an amateur boxer from Bulgaria who won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the Light Welterweight class
- Jem Mace – Bareknuckle Boxing Champion, Father of Modern Boxing; called "The Gypsy," but denies Romani ancestry in his autobiography
- Johann Wilhelm Trollmann – German light-heavyweight boxer killed during the Porajmos
- Silvio Branco – Italian light heavyweight Boxing Champion
- Michele di Rocco – Italian Light Welterweight Boxing Champion
- Faustino Reyes – Spanish Boxing he won the silver medal in the featherweight division (– 57 kg), 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona
- Billy Joe Saunders – British Boxing, represented Great Britain in the 2008 Olympics
- Norbert Kalucza – Hungarian Boxing
- Jakob Bamberger - German amateur boxer, twice the German Vice-flyweight champion, Olympic selection in 1936, in the years 1970/80 activist in Sinti civil rights movement
- Luke Tyson Fury - British professional boxer who fights in the heavyweight division.
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- ^ Watts, Derek; Eric Clapton (2008). Country boy: a biography of Albert Lee. McFarland. pp. 4–10, 14, 17. ISBN 978-0-7864-3658-3.
- ^ Renowned Romanian pianist Ursuleasa dead at 33. 3 August, 2012 USNew. Retrieved 8-5-2012
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- ^ Alan Hubbard (25 January 2009). "Travelling tyros settle in for white-knuckle ride". The Independent (London). Retrieved 20 April 2009. "I'm not going to try and be something I'm not. I am proud of what I am, and that's a Traveller, Irish, whatever you want to call it. But I'm here and I'm fighting for GB."
- ^ Women mathematicians by Dubreil-Jacotin
- ^ "Didem / Something about her history...". tribe.net, posted June 24, 2007, 9:00 PM
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