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

    Dec. at 55 (1912-1967)
    Mohamed Khider (Arabic: محمد خضر‎) (March 13, 1912, Biskra, Algeria – January 4, 1967, Madrid,...  more
  • Cheb Hasni

    Dec. at 26 (1968-1994)
    Cheb Hasni (Arabic: الشاب حسني‎), born Hasni Chakroun (1 February 1968 – 29 September 1994),...  more
  • Daniel Auteuil (French pronunciation: ​[danjɛl otœj]; born 24 January 1950) is a French actor...  more
  • Dallal Merwa Achour

    Age: 25
    Dallal Merwa Achour is an Algerian volleyball player. Achour has been selected to play for the...  more
  • Fadl Abdulrahman Shamandar better known as Fadl Shaker is a prominent Lebanese singer of...  more
  • Souad Massi (سعاد ماسي), born August 23, 1972, is an Algerian Berber singer, songwriter and...  more
  • Jean Pélégri

    Dec. at 83 (1920-2003)
    Jean Pélégri (June 20, 1920 – September 24, 2003) was a writer and professor of literature....  more
  • Sheikh Abdelaziz Saghir Dakhane is a professor of Islam and Researcher in the Field of Hadeeth...  more
  • Louis Althusser

    Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)
    Louis Pierre Althusser (UK: , US: ; French: [altysɛʁ]; 16 October 1918 – 22 October 1990) was...  more
  • Jean Richepin

    Dec. at 77 (1849-1926)
    Jean Richepin (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʁiʃpɛ̃]; 4 February 1849 – 12 December 1926) was a...  more
  • Tony Gatlif (born as Michel Dahmani on 10 September 1948 in Algiers) is a French film director...  more
  • Robert Merle

    Dec. at 96 (1908-2004)
    Robert Merle (French: [mɛʁl]; 28 August 1908 – 27 March 2004) was a French novelist....  more
  • Jacques Rancière (French: [ʁɑ̃sjɛʁ]; born 1940) is a French philosopher, Professor of...  more
  • Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (born 1 April 1933) is a French physicist. He shared the 1997 Nobel...  more
  • Mohammed Dib

    Dec. at 83 (1920-2003)
    Mohammed Dib (Arabic: محمد ديب‎; 21 July 1920 – 2 May 2003) was an Algerian author. He wrote...  more
  • Henri Lanoë

    Age: 91
    Henri Lanoë is a film editor, film score composer and screenwriter....
  • Patrick Maurice Benguigui (French: [bɛnɡiɡi]; born 14 May 1959), better known by his stage...  more
  • Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina (Arabic: محمد الأخضر حمينة‎; born in M'sila on 26 February 1930) is an...  more
  • Jacques Attali (French: [ʒak atali]; born 1 November 1943) is a French economic and social...  more
  • Ahmed Mekky (Arabic: أحمد مكي‎) is an Algerian born Egyptian actor, writer, director and...  more
  • Sarra Belhocine

    Age: 26
    Sarra Belhocine is an Algerian volleyball player. She played on the Algerian women's...  more
  • Ahmed Rachedi (born 1938) is an Algerian film director and screenwriter. He was nominated for...  more
  • Gaston Julia

    Dec. at 85 (1893-1978)
    Gaston Maurice Julia (3 February 1893 – 19 March 1978) was a French mathematician who devised...  more
  • Didier Bourdon (French pronunciation: ​[didje buʁdɔ̃]; born 23 January 1959) is a French...  more