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Famous People From Algeria

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List of famous people from Algeria, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Algeria, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Algeria you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Algeria, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Isaac Alfasi and Samir Abbar are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Algeria?" or "Which celebrities were born in Algeria?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Edwige Fenech

    BirthplaceAnnaba, Algeria

    Edwige Fenech (French: [ɛdviʒ fənɛʃ], Italian: [edˈviʒ feˈnɛk, - ˈfɛːnek]; born Edwige Sfenek... more on Wikipedia
  • Mohamed Khider

    Dec. at 55 (1912-1967)

    BirthplaceBiskra, Algeria

    Mohamed Khider (Arabic: محمد خضر‎) (March 13, 1912, Biskra, Algeria – January 4, 1967, Madrid,... more on Wikipedia
  • Cheb Hasni

    Cheb Hasni

    Dec. at 26 (1968-1994)

    BirthplaceOran, Algeria

    Cheb Hasni (Arabic: الشاب حسني‎), born Hasni Chakroun (1 February 1968 – 29 September 1994),... more on Wikipedia
  • Daniel Auteuil

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Daniel Auteuil (French pronunciation: ​[danjɛl otœj]; born 24 January 1950) is a French actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Dallal Merwa Achour

    Dallal Merwa Achour

    Age: 25

    BirthplaceBlida, Algeria

    Dallal Merwa Achour is an Algerian volleyball player. Achour has been selected to play for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Fadl Shaker

    BirthplaceSidon, Sidon District, Lebanon

    Fadl Abdulrahman Shamandar better known as Fadl Shaker is a prominent Lebanese singer of... more on Wikipedia
  • Souad Massi

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Souad Massi (سعاد ماسي), born August 23, 1972, is an Algerian Berber singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jean Pélégri

    Dec. at 83 (1920-2003)


    Jean Pélégri (June 20, 1920 – September 24, 2003) was a writer and professor of literature.... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceM'Sila, Algeria

    Sheikh Abdelaziz Saghir Dakhane is a professor of Islam and Researcher in the Field of Hadeeth... more on Wikipedia
  • Louis Althusser

    Louis Althusser

    Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)

    BirthplaceBir Mourad Raïs, Algeria

    Louis Pierre Althusser (UK: , US: ; French: [altysɛʁ]; 16 October 1918 – 22 October 1990) was... more on Wikipedia
  • Jean Richepin

    Jean Richepin

    Dec. at 77 (1849-1926)

    BirthplaceMedea, Algeria

    Jean Richepin (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʁiʃpɛ̃]; 4 February 1849 – 12 December 1926) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Tony Gatlif

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Tony Gatlif (born as Michel Dahmani on 10 September 1948 in Algiers) is a French film director... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Merle

    Robert Merle

    Dec. at 96 (1908-2004)

    BirthplaceTébessa, Algeria

    Robert Merle (French: [mɛʁl]; 28 August 1908 – 27 March 2004) was a French novelist.
  • Jacques Rancière

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Jacques Rancière (French: [ʁɑ̃sjɛʁ]; born 1940) is a French philosopher, Professor of... more on Wikipedia
  • Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

    BirthplaceAlgeria, Africa, Constantine

    Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (born 1 April 1933) is a French physicist. He shared the 1997 Nobel... more on Wikipedia
  • Mohammed Dib

    Mohammed Dib

    Dec. at 83 (1920-2003)

    BirthplaceAlgeria, Tlemcen, Tlemcen Province, Africa

    Mohammed Dib (Arabic: محمد ديب‎; 21 July 1920 – 2 May 2003) was an Algerian author. He wrote... more on Wikipedia
  • Henri Lanoë

    Age: 91

    BirthplaceOran, Algeria

    Henri Lanoë is a film editor, film score composer and screenwriter.
  • Patrick Bruel

    BirthplaceTlemcen, Algeria

    Patrick Maurice Benguigui (French: [bɛnɡiɡi]; born 14 May 1959), better known by his stage... more on Wikipedia
  • Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina

    BirthplaceM'Sila, Algeria

    Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina (Arabic: محمد الأخضر حمينة‎; born in M'sila on 26 February 1930) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Jacques Attali

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Jacques Attali (French: [ʒak atali]; born 1 November 1943) is a French economic and social... more on Wikipedia
  • Ahmed Mekky

    BirthplaceOran, Algeria

    Ahmed Mekky (Arabic: أحمد مكي‎) is an Algerian born Egyptian actor, writer, director and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sarra Belhocine

    Sarra Belhocine

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Sarra Belhocine is an Algerian volleyball player. She played on the Algerian women's... more on Wikipedia
  • Ahmed Rachedi

    BirthplaceTébessa, Algeria

    Ahmed Rachedi (born 1938) is an Algerian film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for... more on Wikipedia
  • Gaston Julia

    Gaston Julia

    Dec. at 85 (1893-1978)

    BirthplaceSidi Bel Abbès, Algeria

    Gaston Maurice Julia (3 February 1893 – 19 March 1978) was a French mathematician who devised... more on Wikipedia
  • Didier Bourdon

    BirthplaceAlgiers, Algeria

    Didier Bourdon (French pronunciation: ​[didje buʁdɔ̃]; born 23 January 1959) is a French... more on Wikipedia