Famous People From Iraq

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

Examples include Sadettin Ergeç and Haifa Zangana.

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

    Madan Mohan

    Dec. at 51 (1924-1975)
    • Birthplace: Erbil, Iraq
    Madan Mohan Kohli (25 June 1924 – 14 July 1975), better known as Madan Mohan, was a popular and unparalleled Indian music director of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He is considered one of the most ...more
    • Birthplace: Najaf, Iraq
    Ali Larijani (Persian: علی لاریجانی‎, Persian pronunciation: [æliː-e lɒːɾiːdʒɒːniː]; born 3 June 1957) is an Iranian conservative politician, philosopher and former military officer who has been ...more
  • Samer Saeed Mujbel

    Samer Saeed Mujbel

    Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Hillah, Iraq
    Samer Saeed Mujbel Al Mamoori is an Iraqi midfielder. Samer plays currently with Al-Zawraa in Iraq, and for the Iraq national football team.
  • Adnan Taess

    Adnan Taess

    Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Wasit Province, Iraq
    Adnan Taess Akkar Al-Mntfage is an Iraqi middle-distance runner. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 800 metres.
  • Nuri al-Said
    Dec. at 70 (1887-1958)
    • Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
    Nuri Pasha al-Said (December 1888 – 15 July 1958) (Arabic: نوري السعيد‎) was an Iraqi politician during the British mandate in Iraq and the Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq. He held various key cabinet ...more
    • Birthplace: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
    Choman Hardi (Kurdish: چۆمان هەردی‎),(born 1974) is a contemporary Kurdish poet, translator and painter.