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This is a list of notable people from the Islamic Republic of Iran or its historical predecessors.

Contents

In the news

Artists

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Calligraphists

Cartoonists

Cinema artists

Actors and actresses

Directors and filmmakers

Film score composers

Designers

Fashion designers

Graphic designers

Entertainers

Comedians

Dancers

Music video directors

  • Vahik Pirhamzei
  • Alireza Amirghassemi
  • Alec Cartio
  • Daryoush Derakshandeh
  • Darya Gol
  • Armin Hashemi
  • Kaveh Nikpour
  • Gobi M. Rahimi
  • Ravi
  • Koji Zadori

Musicians and singers

Classical

Iranian Classical/traditional
Western Classical

Electronic

Pop

(Sorted according to the first letter of the most famous name)

Lyricists

Rock/metal

Painters, illustrators and sculptors

Photographers

Theatre artists

Stage actors and actresses

Theatre directors

Journalism/media

Bloggers

Journalists

Television personalities

  • Christiane Amanpour, television journalist, CNN
  • Alireza Meybodi
  • Zia Atabay
  • Rudi Bakhtiar, news anchor, formerly with CNN and FOX News
  • Mehrdad Esmaili Kia, founder and CEO, Persian Media Corporation
  • Adel Ferdosipour, football announcer, Navad program
  • Farzad Hassani
  • Alireza Jafarzadeh, Foreign Affairs Analyst, Fox News
  • Reza Fazeli
  • Nazanine Moshiri, Reporter and journalist for Al Jazirah news (English section)
  • Alireza Meybodi
  • Asieh Namdar, news anchor at CNN
  • Maryam Namazi, news anchor at Al Jazirah (English section)
  • Reza Rashidpour
  • Hamid Shabkhiz, founder, Iran TV Network

Leaders and politicians

The list here excludes the royalty. An extensive list of Persian royalty appears further down in this page.

See also Ministerial Head of Government in Iran Heads of Government of Iran (1699-1907) and List of Prime Ministers of Iran.

Historical (pre-Pahlavi Dynasty)

Modern (post-Qajar)

Pahlavi period

Served in Islamic Republic government

See also: List of current Iranian officials

Not served or opposition

Other nations

Literature figures

Authors and poets

Translators

Religious figures

See List of Marjas.
See List of Ayatollahs.

Royalty

See comprehensive list of Persian/Iranian royalty.

Scientists, scholars, and academics

See comprehensive List of Iranian scientists and engineers of the pre-modern age.

See comprehensive List of Iranian scientists and engineers of the modern age.

Architects and Mi'mars

See full List of Iranian architects.

Explorers and travellers

  • Ahmad ibn Rustah, 10th century Persian explorer of Russia, Scandinavia and Arabia.
  • Naser Khosrow, traveller, writer and poet
  • Issa Omidvar, (Omidvar Brothers were the first Iranian adventurers who traveled around the world)
  • Abdollah Omidvar, (Omidvar Brothers, the first Iranian adventurers who traveled around the world)
  • Zayn al-Abidin Shirvani
  • Kazem Faridian, in 2007 he became the first Iranian to summit K2

Historians, archaeologists and iranologists

Linguists

Theorists and philosophers

University professors

  • Cumrun Vafa: Professor of Physics at Harvard University, and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • Hamid Jafarkhani: Professor of Electrical Engineering at UC Irvine
  • Vahid Tarokh: Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, and a co-inventor of space-time coding
  • Nima Arkani-Hamed: Professor of Physics School of Natural Sciences Institute for Advance Study
  • Abdolrasul Moloudi: associated professor of interventional cardiology Kermanshah university of medical science, Iran

Sports

Iranian women

See separate articles: Persian Woman and List of Persian women.

Other

Famous Armenians of Iran

Famous Assyrians of Iran

  • Andre Agassi - Assyrian-Armenian Tennis Star
  • Ramona Amiri, Miss Canada 2005
  • Freydun Atturaya, co-founder of the Assyrian Socialist Party
  • Issa Benyamin, calligraphist
  • George Issabeg, 1948 and 1952 Olympics boxer representing Iran
  • Ivan Kakovitch, (1933-2006) activist and author Mount Semele (2001)
  • Paulus Khofri, composer, painter
  • Marganita Vogt-Khofri, Pianist, Vocalist
  • George Malek-Yonan, politician and Champion of Champions of Iran
  • Milton Malek-Yonan, inventor of converted Rice
  • Rosie Malek-Yonan, actor, activist and author of The Crimson Field
  • Eden Naby, cultural historian and author
  • Shoura Osipov, 1948 Olympics boxer representing Iran
  • Benjamin Taimoorazy, M.D., inventor of Napas Breathing Device
  • Nineveh Bet Malik - Footballer for Taj team
  • Shoura Osipov - Olympic Boxer
  • Mike Agassi - Olympic Boxer
  • Izarya Il-Khanoff - Iranian Assyrian Boxer - Represented Iran in 1964 Olympics
  • John Warda - Iranian Assyrian Track & Field Athlete. 1950 Bronze medalist in shot put in Iran
  • Modena Najarian - Iranian Assyrian Female International Tennis Player representing Iran
  • Jabril ibn Bukhtishu (Gabriel Bit Bukhtishu) - Medeival Physician
  • Philip Bet-Oshana, General in Iran during Shah Pahlavi's regime
  • Shmooel Paulissian, General in Iran during Shah Pahlavi's regime
  • Shmooel Sarmekanik, General serving presently
  • Robert David - Iran based Poet

Famous Chaldeans of Iran

Famous Americans in Iran

Famous Germans in Iran

Famous Iranians in America

See separate article: List of Iranian Americans.

Famous Iranians in Britain

See separate article: List of British Iranians.

Famous Iranians in Canada

See article: Iranian-Canadian

Famous Iranians in Pakistan

Famous Iranians in India

See articles: Parsis or Irani

Persian Roman Catholic saints

See article List of Persian Roman Catholic saints

See also

References


This is a list of notable people from the Islamic Republic of Iran or its historical predecessors.

Contents

In the news

Artists

Calligraphists

Cartoonists

Cinema artists

Actors and actresses

Directors and filmmakers

Film score composers

Designers

Fashion designers

Graphic designers

Entertainers

Comedians

Dancers

Music video directors

Musicians and singers

Classical

Iranian Classical/traditional
Modern / traditional
Western Classical

Electronic

Pop

(Sorted according to the first letter of the most famous name)

Lyricists

Rock/metal

  • Kahtmayan

Painters, illustrators and sculptors

Photographers

Theatre artists

Stage actors and actresses

Theatre directors

Journalism/media

Bloggers

Journalists

Television personalities

  • Christiane Amanpour, television journalist, CNN
  • Alireza Meybodi
  • Zia Atabay
  • Rudi Bakhtiar, news anchor, formerly with CNN and FOX News
  • Mehrdad Esmaili Kia, founder and CEO, Persian Media Corporation
  • Adel Ferdosipour, football announcer, Navad program
  • Farzad Hassani
  • Alireza Jafarzadeh, Foreign Affairs Analyst, Fox News
  • Reza Fazeli
  • Nazanine Moshiri, Reporter and journalist for Al Jazirah news (English section)
  • Alireza Meybodi
  • Asieh Namdar, news anchor at CNN
  • Maryam Namazi, news anchor at Al Jazirah (English section)
  • Reza Rashidpour
  • Hamid Shabkhiz, founder, Iran TV Network
  • Soraya Lennie, reporter and Journalist for WIN NEWS Australia

Leaders and politicians

The list here excludes the royalty. An extensive list of Persian royalty appears further down in this page.

See also Ministerial Head of Government in Iran Heads of Government of Iran (1699-1907) and List of Prime Ministers of Iran.

Historical (pre-Pahlavi Dynasty)

Modern (post-Qajar)

Pahlavi period

Served in Islamic Republic government

See also: List of current Iranian officials

Not served or opposition

Other nations

Literature figures

Authors and poets

Translators

Religious figures

See List of Marjas.
See List of Ayatollahs.

Royalty

See comprehensive list of Persian/Iranian royalty.

Scientists, scholars, and academics

See comprehensive List of Iranian scientists and engineers of the pre-modern age.

See comprehensive List of Iranian scientists and engineers of the modern age.

Architects and Mi'mars

See full List of Iranian architects.

Explorers and travellers

  • Ahmad ibn Rustah, 10th century Persian explorer of Russia, Scandinavia and Arabia.
  • Naser Khosrow, traveller, writer and poet
  • Issa Omidvar, (Omidvar Brothers were the first Iranian adventurers who traveled around the world)
  • Abdollah Omidvar, (Omidvar Brothers, the first Iranian adventurers who traveled around the world)
  • Zayn al-Abidin Shirvani
  • Kazem Faridian, in 2007 he became the first Iranian to summit K2

Historians, archaeologists and iranologists

Linguists

Theorists and philosophers

University professors

  • Cumrun Vafa: Professor of Physics at Harvard University, and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • Hamid Jafarkhani: Professor of Electrical Engineering at UC Irvine
  • Vahid Tarokh: Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, and a co-inventor of space-time coding
  • Nima Arkani-Hamed: Professor of Physics School of Natural Sciences Institute for Advance Study

Sports

Iranian women

See separate articles: Persian Woman and List of Persian women.

Other

Famous Armenians of Iran

Famous Assyrians of Iran

  • Andre Agassi - Assyrian-Armenian Tennis Star
  • Ramona Amiri, Miss Canada 2005
  • Freydun Atturaya, co-founder of the Assyrian Socialist Party
  • Issa Benyamin, calligraphist
  • George Issabeg, 1948 and 1952 Olympics boxer representing Iran
  • Ivan Kakovitch, (1933–2006) activist and author Mount Semele (2001)
  • Paulus Khofri, composer, painter
  • Marganita Vogt-Khofri, Pianist, Vocalist
  • George Malek-Yonan, politician and Champion of Champions of Iran
  • Milton Malek-Yonan, inventor of converted Rice
  • Rosie Malek-Yonan, actor, activist and author of The Crimson Field
  • Eden Naby, cultural historian and author
  • Shoura Osipov, 1948 Olympics boxer representing Iran
  • Benjamin Taimoorazy, M.D., inventor of Napas Breathing Device
  • Nineveh Bet Malik - Footballer for Taj team
  • Shoura Osipov - Olympic Boxer
  • Mike Agassi - Olympic Boxer
  • Izarya Il-Khanoff - Iranian Assyrian Boxer - Represented Iran in 1964 Olympics
  • John Warda - Iranian Assyrian Track & Field Athlete. 1950 Bronze medalist in shot put in Iran
  • Modena Najarian - Iranian Assyrian Female International Tennis Player representing Iran
  • Jabril ibn Bukhtishu (Gabriel Bit Bukhtishu) - Medieval Physician
  • Philip Bet-Oshana, General in Iran during Shah Pahlavi's regime
  • Shmooel Paulissian, General in Iran during Shah Pahlavi's regime
  • Shmooel Sarmekanik, General serving presently
  • Robert David - Iran based Poet

Famous Chaldeans of Iran

Famous Americans in Iran

Famous Germans in Iran

Famous Iranians in America

See separate article: List of Iranian Americans.

Famous Iranians in Britain

See separate article: List of British Iranians.

Famous Iranians in Canada

See article: Iranian-Canadian

Famous Iranians in Pakistan

Famous Iranians in India

See articles: Parsis or Irani

Persian Roman Catholic saints

See article List of Persian Roman Catholic saints

See also

References


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