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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.

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Edwige Fenech is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 69 Edwige Fenech is a French-born Italian actress and film producer.

Mohamed Khider is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Dec. at 55 (1912-1967) Mohamed Khider was an Algerian politician.

Cheb Hasni is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Dec. at 26 (1968-1994) Cheb Hasni born Hasni Chakroun was a performer of Algerian raï music. He was popular across North Africa, having reached the height of his career in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was ...more

Daniel Auteuil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 65 Daniel Auteuil is a French actor and director who has appeared in a wide range of film genres, including period dramas, romantic comedies, and crime thrillers. In 1996, he won the Best Actor ...more

Dallal Merwa Achour is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Dallal Merwa Achour age 23 Dallal Merwa Achour is an Algerian volleyball player. Achour has been selected to play for the Algeria women's national volleyball team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Fadl Shaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 49 Fadl Abdulrahman Shamandar better known as Fadl Shaker is a prominent Lebanese singer of Lebanese and Palestinian origin. He was signed to Al Khouyoul Records and from 2003 onwards with Rotana ...more

Souad Massi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 45 Souad Massi, born August 23, 1972, is an Algerian singer, songwriter and guitarist. She began her career performing in the Kabyle political rock band Atakor, before leaving the country following ...more

Jean Pélégri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Jean Pélégri Dec. at 83 (1920-2003) Jean Pélégri was a writer and professor of literature. Of French descent, he was born in Algeria, but left as part of the diaspora of French colonists referred to as pied-noirs ...more

Abdelaziz Dakhane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 59 Sheikh Abdelaziz Saghir Dakhane is a professor of Islam and Researcher in the Field of Hadeeth Nabawi and Quran Sciences. A prolific author, Dakhane has published over 40 books and 60 articles ...more

Louis Althusser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Dec. at 72 (1918-1990) Louis Pierre Althusser was a French Marxist philosopher. He was born in Algeria and studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he eventually became Professor of ...more

Jean Richepin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Dec. at 77 (1849-1926) Jean Richepin, French poet, novelist and dramatist, the son of an army doctor, was born at Médéa, French Algeria. At school and at the École Normale Supérieure he ...more

Tony Gatlif is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 67 Tony Gatlif is a French film director of Romani ethnicity who also works as a screenwriter, composer, actor, and producer.

Robert Merle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Dec. at 96 (1908-2004) Robert Merle was a French novelist.

Jacques Rancière is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 78 Jacques Rancière is a French philosopher, Professor of Philosophy at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris who came to ...more

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 85 Claude Cohen-Tannoudji is a French physicist and Nobel Laureate. He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics with Steven Chu and William Daniel Phillips for research in methods of laser cooling ...more

Mohammed Dib is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Mohammed Dib Dec. at 83 (1920-2003) Mohammed Dib was an Algerian author. He wrote over 30 novels, as well as numerous short stories, poems, and children's literature in the French language. He is probably Algeria's most prolific ...more

Henri Lanoë is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Henri Lanoë age 88 Henri Lanoë is a film editor, film score composer and screenwriter.

Patrick Bruel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 58 Patrick Bruel is a French singer, actor, and professional poker player of Jewish descent.

Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 81 Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina is an Algerian film director. He is best known for his 1975 film Chronicle of the Years of Embers. He is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Arabic cinema.

Jacques Attali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 74 Jacques Attali is a French economist, writer and senior civil servant. Former adviser to President François Mitterrand and first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and ...more

Ahmed Mekky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 37 Ahmed Mekky is an Egyptian television and stage actor, writer, director, and rapper.

Sarra Belhocine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Sarra Belhocine age 23 Sarra Belhocine is an Algerian volleyball player. She played on the Algerian women's volleyball team in the 2012 Olympics.

Ahmed Rachedi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 80 Ahmed Rachedi is an Algerian film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for the film Z, which he helped produce. His 1971 film L'Opium et le ...more

Gaston Julia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Dec. at 85 (1893-1978) Gaston Maurice Julia was a French mathematician who devised the formula for the Julia set. His works were popularized by French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot; the Julia and Mandelbrot fractals ...more

Didier Bourdon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 56 Didier Bourdon is a French Algerian-born actor, screenwriter and film director. He first reached stardom in France when he created the comedic trio Les Inconnus with Bernard Campan and Pascal ...more

Zohra Bensalem is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Zohra Bensalem age 27 Zohra Bensalem is an Algerian international volleyball player.

Salima Hammouche is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Salima Hammouche age 34 Salima Hamouche is an Algerian international volleyball player.

Louis Bertignac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 64 Louis Bertignac is a French guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. An ex Shakin' Street member and a founding member in 1976 of the rock band Téléphone, he formed Bertignac et les ...more

Kad Merad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 51 Kad Merad is a French-Algerian filmmaker and actor who has acted both on stage and on screen.

Pierre Falcone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 64 Pierre Falcone is a French businessman, the Chairman of Pierson Capital Group with activities in real estate development, transportation infrastructure and oil services in Africa, Latin America ...more

Nabil Kebbab is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 34 Nabil Kebbab is an Algerian swimmer who competes in the freestyle events. He won the bronze medal in the men's 100 m freestyle event at the 2005 Mediterranean Games, and represented his native ...more

Philippe Parreno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Philippe Parreno age 54 Philippe Parreno is a French artist who lives and works in Paris, France. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Grenoble from 1983 until 1988 and at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en arts ...more

Abbassi Madani is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Abbassi Madani age 87 Dr. Abbassi Madani was born in 1931 at Diyar Ben Aissa, Sidi Okba. He was the President of the Islamic Salvation Front in Algeria. As its leader he became the voice of a large part of the ...more

Abdelhamid Brahimi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Abdelhamid Brahimi age 82 Dr. Abdelhamid Brahimi is an Algerian who first served as minister of planning before becoming the prime minister of Algeria under Chadli Bendjedid. He served as PM from January 22, 1984 until ...more

Rachid Boudjedra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 76 Rashid Boudjedra is an Algerian poet, novelist, playwright and critic. Boudjedra wrote in French from 1965 to 1981, at which point he switched to writing in Arabic, often translating his own ...more

Georges-Fernand Widal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Georges-Fernand Widal Dec. at 67 (1862-1929) Georges-Fernand-Isidor Widal; was a French physician. From 1886 to 1888 he devoted himself to public demonstrations of the researches of the faculty of pathological anatomy, and during the 2 ...more

Yasmina Khadra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 63 Yasmina Khadra is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed Moulessehoul.

Mahmoud Guendouz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 65 Mahmoud Guendouz is an Algerian former footballer and coach. He currently manages Nejmeh SC in the Lebanese Premier League. A stalwart of the Algerian national team during its greatest period on ...more

Annie Fratellini is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Dec. at 65 (1932-1997) Annie Fratellini was a French circus artist, clown, singer and film actress. She was born Annie Violette Fratellini in Algiers, French Algeria to a Pied-noir family of Italian descent. The ...more

Leila Sebbar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Leila Sebbar age 77 Leïla Sebbar is an Algerian author, born on 9 November 1941, the daughter of a French mother and an Algerian father. She spent her youth in colonial Algeria but now lives in Paris. She ...more

Denis Guedj is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Denis Guedj age 78 Denis Guedj was a French novelist and a professor of the History of Science at Paris VIII University. He was born in Setif. He spent many years devising courses and games to teach adults and ...more

Djabir Saïd-Guerni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Algeria
age 38 Aïssa Djabir Saïd-Guerni is a retired Algerian athlete who competed in the 800 metres. He announced his retirement on 6 May 2007, following injury problems. His personal best time was ...more

Moufdi Zakaria is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Moufdi Zakaria Dec. at 69 (1908-1977) Moufdi Zakaria;, was an Algerian poet and writer. He wrote "Kassaman", the Algerian national anthem while in prison in 1955.

Abdelmalek Rahou is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Abdelmalek Rahou age 32 Abdelmalek Rahou is an Algerian boxer who competed at the 2012 Olympics at Middleweight. At the Olympic qualifier he won two bouts and qualified in spite of being edged out by Mujandjae Kasuto. ...more

Chouaib Bouloudinats is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Chouaib Bouloudinats age 31 Chouaib Bouloudinat or Bouloudinats is an Algerian boxer who won the 2011 All-Africa Games and fought at the 2012 Olympics. At the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships he beat three ...more

Mohamed Flissi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Mohamed Flissi age 28 Mohamed Flissi is an Algerian boxer. He represented Algeria at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom.

Belkacem Remache is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Belkacem Remache age 32 Belkacem Remache is an Algerian football player who is currently playing as a defender for JS Kabylie in the Algerian league.

Ptolemy of Mauretania is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Ptolemy of Mauretania Ptolemy of Mauretania was the last Roman client king and ruler of Mauretania for Rome.

Mohammed Seddik Ben Yahia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Mohammed Seddik Ben Yahia Dec. at 50 (1932-1982) Mohammed Seddik Benyahia was an Algerian politician and a militant nationalist during the war in Algeria. After independence he was Minister of Information, Higher Education, Finance, and ...more

Nida Sinnokrot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Algeria
Nida Sinnokrot age 47 Nida Sinnokrot is a Palestinian-American artist, focusing on installation art, and filmmaker. Raised in Algeria, Sinnokrot relocated to the United States as an adolescent. In 2002, he won a ...more