Growing up watching Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan inspired Tony Jaa to learn Martial arts.
- Tony Jaa had his big break in global show business when his film, Ong Bak (2003) debuted in the top 20 of the US box office and became a hit worldwide making him an international martial arts star. He received the Best Action Actor award in China in 2008.
- According to the Guinness World Records, he broke the record for arranging the biggest Muay Thai training session with more than 2,000 people taking part in Hong Kong.
- Born JaaPanom Yeeram on 5th February 1976 in Surin province, Thailand