Famous People From Iran

List of famous people from Iran, 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 Iran, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Iran 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 Iran, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List contains people like Karim Bagheri and Sean Banan.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Iran?" or "Which celebrities were born in Iran?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Aradan, Iran
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Persian: محمود احمدی‌نژاد‎, romanized: Mahmud Ahmadinezhād [mæhmuːd(-e) æhmædiːneʒɒːd] (listen)), born Mahmoud Sabbaghian (Persian: صباغیان‎, romanized: Sabbāghyān, 28 October ...more
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    • Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran
    Anousheh Ansari (Persian: Anuŝe Ansāri‎; née Raissyan; born September 12, 1966) is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments ...more
  • Shapour Bakhtiar
    Dec. at 77 (1914-1991)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
    Shapour Bakhtiar (Persian: شاپور بختیار‎ Listen ; 26 June 1914 – 6 August 1991) was an Iranian politician who served as the last Prime Minister of Iran under the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. He and ...more
  • Nasir al-Din Tusi

    Nasir al-Din Tusi

    Dec. at 73 (1201-1274)
    • Birthplace: Tous, Iran
    Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Tūsī (Persian: محمد بن محمد بن حسن طوسی‎‎ 18 February 1201 – 26 June 1274), better known as Nasir al-Din Tusi (Persian: نصیر الدین طوسی‎; or simply Tusi in the ...more