Famous Iranian - Iranian Celebrities - page 2

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
Tony Toutouni1973Iranian, AmericanInfamous for his extravagantly luxurious lifestyle, Tony Toutouni is an American billionaire, and self-proclaimed ‘king of Instagram.’
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
Ali Khamenei

Ali Khamenei

Ali Khamenei is the current Supreme Leader of Iran, considered the most powerful political authority in the country

IranianJuly 17, 1939132 views

Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French novelist

FrenchNovember 22, 196992 views

Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian visual artist and activist

IranianMarch 26, 1957196 views

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad served as the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

IranianOctober 28, 1956193 views

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a famous Iranian politician who served as fourth President of Iran

IranianAugust 25, 1934102 views

Abdolkarim Soroush

Abdolkarim Soroush is a reformer, thinker, and Rumi scholar belonging to Iran

IranianDecember 16, 1945766 views

Tony Toutouni

Infamous for his extravagantly luxurious lifestyle, Tony Toutouni is an American billionaire, and self-proclaimed ‘king of Instagram.’

Iranian1973306 views

Beneil Dariush

Beneil ‘Benny’ Dariush is an Assyrian-American MMA wrestler fighting under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

IranianMay 6, 1989171 views

Jabir Ibn Hayyan

Jabir Ibn Hayyan was a medieval era polymath

Iranian721597 views

Uldouz

Find 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.

IranianNovember 11, 1981267 views