Famous Iraqi - Iraqi Celebrities

Think of Iraqis and the first name that strikes the mind is that of the notorious dictator Saddam Hussein. And why not, for he remained the face of Iraq for almost two decades, presiding over the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War. The brutality of this condemned man was finally over in 2003 when US invaded Iraq and dethroned him from power. Saddam was hanged to death in 2006 following charges of killing 148 Iraqi Shi’ites. However, Saddam Hussein is not the only famous Iraqi of the country. Nouri al-Maliki, a world leader and politician, served as the prime minister of Iraq. He was responsible for drafting Iraq’s constitution. He also played a key role in drafting the Status of Forces agreement with the United States that mandated American forces be out of Iraqi cities by June 2009. Ignatius Zakka is yet another prominent Iraqi figure. A religious leader, he dedicated his entire life for bridging the gap between the different Christian churches. In 1980, he served as the head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church. And who can forget the contribution made by Iraqi architect, Hisham N. Ashkouri, an urban planner who was the key to the reconstruction of Kabul. With this segment, find out more about famous Iraqis, their life and their works.

Find out more about the greatest Iraqis, including Saddam Hussein, Uday Hussein, Sargon of Akkad, Sajida Talfah and Charles Saatchi.

The Most Famous Iraqi

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mullah KrekarJuly 7, 1956IraqiMullah Krekar is a Kurdish Sunni Islamist Islamic scholar who was the original leader of the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam (Helpers of Islam).
Uday HusseinJune 18, 1964IraqiUday Hussein was the eldest of the two sons of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Ahmed ChalabiOctober 30, 1944IraqiAhmed Chalabi was a controversial Iraqi politician who served as deputy prime minister of Iraq for a brief period
Papa RugFebruary 16, 1964AmericanPapa Rug is the husband of famous YouTuber, Sana Awadis, popularly known as Mama Rug
Sargon of Akkad2340 BCIraqiSargon of Akkad, also called ‘Sargon the Great’, ‘Sarru-Kan’ and ‘Shar-Gani-Sharri’, was the founder and first king of the Akkadian Empire
Sajida TalfahJune 24, 1937IraqiSajida Talfah is the widow of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Saddam HusseinApril 28, 1937IraqiSaddam Hussein was the fifth President of Iraq whose regime lasted for nearly two and a half decades
Nouri al-MalikiJune 20, 1950IraqiNouri Al-Maliki is an Iraqi political leader, who served as the Prime Minister of Iraq from 2006 to 2014
Charles SaatchiJune 9, 1943IraqiCharles Saatchi is a British businessman and one of the most well-known collectors of contemporary works of art
Ibn-al-HaythamJuly 1, 965IraqiIbn-al-Haytham was an illustrious Arab Muslim scientist, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer
Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein was the fifth President of Iraq whose regime lasted for nearly two and a half decades

IraqiApril 28, 1937222 views

Nouri al-Maliki

Nouri Al-Maliki is an Iraqi political leader, who served as the Prime Minister of Iraq from 2006 to 2014

IraqiJune 20, 1950155 views

Haider al-Abadi

Haider Jawad Kadhim Al-Abadi is the 75th Prime Minister of Iraq and one of the senior politicians of the country

Iraqi1952122 views

Mullah Krekar

Mullah Krekar is a Kurdish Sunni Islamist Islamic scholar who was the original leader of the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam (Helpers of Islam).

IraqiJuly 7, 1956676 views

Charles Saatchi

Charles Saatchi is a British businessman and one of the most well-known collectors of contemporary works of art

IraqiJune 9, 1943142 views

Ahmed Chalabi

Ahmed Chalabi was a controversial Iraqi politician who served as deputy prime minister of Iraq for a brief period

IraqiOctober 30, 1944344 views

Uday Hussein

Uday Hussein was the eldest of the two sons of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

IraqiJune 18, 1964385 views

Papa Rug

Papa Rug is the husband of famous YouTuber, Sana Awadis, popularly known as Mama Rug

AmericanFebruary 16, 1964284 views

Sajida Talfah

Sajida Talfah is the widow of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

IraqiJune 24, 1937274 views

Ibn-al-Haytham

Ibn-al-Haytham was an illustrious Arab Muslim scientist, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer

IraqiJuly 1, 965127 views