Famous Iranian - Iranian Celebrities

It is easy to stereotype Iran with religious revolutions, militancy, extreme laws, and censorship. But that is only one side of the coin. For all the bad press it generates year on year, blame it on the stringent, strange laws of the land and even stranger lawmakers, Iran is a fairly interesting country teeming with unusual culture, talent, and people. From renowned astrologer, mathematician, and poet Omar Khayyam to celebrated theologian Jalal ad-Din Muhammed Rumi and from award-winning movie director Majid Majidi to Persian composer Mohammed Reza Lotfi, Iran has produced a wad of really gifted men and women. That is right! These Iranians have contributed to make rest of the world pro-Iran with their gargantuan contribution in diverse fields of art, literature, cinema, music, religion, dance, poetry, theologian, sportsmen, and politics. Read the biographies of famous Iranians and trail their timeline, trivia, and facts to unearth everything about their lives.

Find out more about the greatest Iranians, including Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Rumi, Ali Khamenei, Cyrus the Great and Xerxes I.

The Most Famous Iranian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mehran Karimi Nasseri1942IranianMehran Karimi Nasseri is an Iranian refugee who lived at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport from August 1988 until July 2006
Hadi SaeiJune 10, 1976IranianHadi Saei Bonehkohal is a former Iranian taekwondo athlete who has won 2 Olympic gold medals for his country
Abdolkarim SoroushDecember 16, 1945IranianAbdolkarim Soroush is a reformer, thinker, and Rumi scholar belonging to Iran
Jabir Ibn Hayyan721IranianJabir Ibn Hayyan was a medieval era polymath
Xerxes I519 BCIranianXerxes I (Xerxes the Great) was the fourth and the most famous king of the Archaemenid dynasty of Persia
UldouzNovember 11, 1981IranianFind out all you need to know about Iranian actress, comedian and improv artist Uldouz Wallace; her age, family &personal life, career, achievements and much more.
Cyrus the Great590 BCIranianCyrus the Great was a ruler who founded the First Persian Empire
Omar KhayyamMay 18, 1048IranianOmar Khayyám was an extremely talented and famous Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet
Hassan RouhaniNovember 12, 1948IranianHassan Rouhani is one of Iran’s seasoned politicians and the seventh President of Iran
Mahmoud AhmadinejadOctober 28, 1956IranianMahmoud Ahmadinejad served as the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour is a renowned British-Iranian journalist and a television host

IranianJanuary 12, 1958148 views

Zoroaster

Zoroaster was a prophet who started a new movement, which eventually developed into a new religion called Zoroastrianism

Iranian175 views

Xerxes I

Xerxes I (Xerxes the Great) was the fourth and the most famous king of the Archaemenid dynasty of Persia

Iranian519 BC483 views

Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani is one of Iran’s seasoned politicians and the seventh President of Iran

IranianNovember 12, 1948207 views

Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and the Nobel Peace Prize winner

IranianJune 21, 1947104 views

Rezā Shāh

Reza Shah was the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and Shah of Iran from 1925 to 1941

IranianMarch 15, 1878160 views

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi was a Muslim Persian scholar and an author of numerous books on various subjects

IranianFebruary 18, 120187 views

Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī

Abu Rayhan al-Biruni is esteemed as one among the supreme scholar belonging to medieval Persia

IranianSeptember 5, 973157 views

Hadi Saei

Hadi Saei Bonehkohal is a former Iranian taekwondo athlete who has won 2 Olympic gold medals for his country

IranianJune 10, 1976776 views

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was the Last Shah of Iran who introduced many reforms to foster economic developments in the country

IranianOctober 26, 191990 views