Famous Algerian - Algerian Celebrities

Algeria, the largest country in Africa and the Arab world boasts of a rich cultural heritage as it has known many empires and dynasties in the ancient times, and was once a part of the French colonial empire. Berber King Masinissa who lived in ancient Algeria is still viewed as an icon and an important forefather among modern Berbers. During the Middle Ages, the country was home to many great scholars, saints and sovereigns including Judah Ibn Quraysh, and the great Sufi masters Sidi Boumediene (Abu Madyan) and Sidi El Houari.

Find out more about the greatest Algerians, including Karim Benzema, Sofia Boutella, Albert Camus, Jacques Derrida and Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The Most Famous Algerian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Karim BenzemaDecember 19, 1987AlgerianKarim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer
Ahlam MosteghanemiApril 13, 1953AlgerianAhlam Mosteghanemi is a contemporary Algerian poet and novelist
Jacques DerridaJuly 15, 1930Algerian, FrenchJacques Derrida was a famous French philosopher
Albert CamusNovember 7, 1913Algerian, FrenchAlbert Camus was a French philosopher, author & journalist, who contributed greatly to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism
Younes BendjimaMay 5, 1993AmericanYounes Bendjima is an Algerian-American model and the boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian
Sofia BoutellaApril 6, 1982Algerian, FrenchSofia Boutella is a popular Algerian-French dancer, model, as well as an actress
Ahmed Ben BellaDecember 25, 1916AlgerianAhmed Ben Bella was the first President of the Republic of Algeria
Hélène CixousJune 5, 1937AlgerianHélène Cixous is a Jewish-French-Algerian author, famous for her feminist literary works, and her research on several eminent writers
Assia DjebarJune 30, 1936AlgerianAssia Djebar was an Algerian author, essayist, and professor
Abdelaziz BouteflikaMarch 2, 1937AlgerianAbdelaziz Bouteflika is the longest serving President of Algeria

Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Ahlam Mosteghanemi is a contemporary Algerian poet and novelist

AlgerianApril 13, 1953393 views

Hélène Cixous

Hélène Cixous is a Jewish-French-Algerian author, famous for her feminist literary works, and her research on several eminent writers

AlgerianJune 5, 1937145 views

Assia Djebar

Assia Djebar was an Algerian author, essayist, and professor

AlgerianJune 30, 1936143 views

Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida was a famous French philosopher

AlgerianJuly 15, 1930314 views

Ahmed Ben Bella

Ahmed Ben Bella was the first President of the Republic of Algeria

AlgerianDecember 25, 1916191 views

Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is the longest serving President of Algeria

AlgerianMarch 2, 1937139 views

Younes Bendjima

Younes Bendjima is an Algerian-American model and the boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian

AmericanMay 5, 1993227 views

Sofia Boutella

Sofia Boutella is a popular Algerian-French dancer, model, as well as an actress

AlgerianApril 6, 1982222 views

Karim Benzema

Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer

AlgerianDecember 19, 1987479 views

Albert Camus

Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author & journalist, who contributed greatly to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism