Famous Azerbaijani - Azerbaijani Celebrities

Attention all! Here’s introducing the vintage country of Azerbaijan, a land best known for its crochets, contrasts and contradictions. But did you know that this nascent nation, brimming with Turkish and Shia Muslims, is also home to a string of unusual wonders like world’s first fireplace and burning mountain. That is right! This little-known, oil-rich land, which has been lying low hitherto, is slowly leaving the ghosts of his war-torn past behind to find its rightful place in the geopolitical map now. It is incredible to know that even amid the territorial tensions and war, the country has managed to produce a wad of visionaries, innovators and artistes and claim several Nobel Prizes too, thereby carving a niche for itself in the global map. From intelligence spy Richard Sorge and Nobel winning physicist Lev Landau to Poet of Independence Ahmad Javad and creator of fuzzy logic Lotfi Zadeh, the country has given the world many notable names to look up to and be inspired by. We bring you the lives and deeds of some such famous Azerbaijanis through their timeline, trivia, and facts captured in the biographies here.

Find out more about the greatest Azerbaijanis, including Ilham Aliyev, Heydar Aliyev, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Nariman Narimanov and Khurshidbanu Natavan.

The Most Famous Azerbaijani

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mimi IkonnJuly 25, 1986Azerbaijani, CanadianMimi Ikonn is a YouTuber, author, and entrepreneur
Khurshidbanu NatavanAugust 6, 1832AzerbaijaniKhurshidbanu Natavan was an Azerbaijani poetess, renowned for her lyrical ghazals
Nadezhda AlliluyevaSeptember 22, 1901RussianNadezhda Alliluyeva was a Bolshevik revolutionary and the second wife of Joseph Stalin
Azim AzimzadeMay 7, 1880AzerbaijaniAzim Azimzade was a renowned Azerbaijani cartoonist and self-taught caricaturist
Ilham AliyevDecember 24, 1961AzerbaijaniIlham Heydar oglu Aliyev is the current President of Azerbaijan
Mirza Fatali AkhundovJuly 12, 1812AzerbaijaniMirza Fatali Akhundov was a renowned Azerbaijani writer, philosopher and founder of modern literary criticism.This biography gives detailed information about his childhood, life, works and timeline.
Heydar AliyevMay 10, 1923AzerbaijaniHeydar Aliyev was the third President of Azerbaijan who served from October 1993 to October 2003
Suleyman RustamNovember 27, 1906AzerbaijaniSuleyman Rustam was a 20th century poet, playwright and public figure of Soviet Azerbaijan
Ahmad JavadMay 5, 1892AzerbaijaniAhmad Javad was an Azerbaijani poet in the early twentieth century
Jafar JabbarlyMarch 20, 1899AzerbaijaniAzerbaijani-born Jafar Jabbarly was a renowned director, screenwriter, and playwright
Ilham Aliyev

Ilham Aliyev

Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev is the current President of Azerbaijan

Khurshidbanu Natavan

Khurshidbanu Natavan was an Azerbaijani poetess, renowned for her lyrical ghazals

Jafar Jabbarly

Azerbaijani-born Jafar Jabbarly was a renowned director, screenwriter, and playwright

AzerbaijaniMarch 20, 1899113 views

Azim Azimzade

Azim Azimzade was a renowned Azerbaijani cartoonist and self-taught caricaturist

AzerbaijaniMay 7, 1880150 views

Nariman Narimanov

Nariman Narimanov was an early 20th century Azerbaijani revolutionary, politician and writer

Ahmad Javad

Ahmad Javad was an Azerbaijani poet in the early twentieth century

AzerbaijaniMay 5, 1892114 views

Suleyman Rustam

Suleyman Rustam was a 20th century poet, playwright and public figure of Soviet Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev

Heydar Aliyev was the third President of Azerbaijan who served from October 1993 to October 2003

AzerbaijaniMay 10, 1923130 views

Jalil Mammadguluzadeh

Jalil Mammadguluzadeh was a famous Azerbaijani writer and satirist

Mirza Fatali Akhundov

Mirza Fatali Akhundov was a renowned Azerbaijani writer, philosopher and founder of modern literary criticism.This biography gives detailed information about his childhood, life, works and timeline.

AzerbaijaniJuly 12, 1812136 views