Famous People From Sudan

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

Examples include Mohamed Abdallah and Mudather El Tahir.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Sudan?" or "Which celebrities were born in Sudan?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Alek Wek
    Age: 45
    • Birthplace: South Sudan, Wau
    Alek Wek (born 16 April 1977) is a South Sudanese-British model and designer who began her fashion career at the age of 18 in 1995. She has been hailed for her influence on the perception of beauty ...more
  • Manute Bol
    Dec. at 47 (1962-2010)
    • Birthplace: Turalei, Sudan
    Manute Bol (; d. June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, Bol was one of the three tallest players in the history of ...more
    • Birthplace: Kassala, Sudan
    Hassan 'Abd Allah al-Turabi (1 February 1932 – 5 March 2016) was a Sudanese politician. He has been called "one of the most influential figures in modern Sudanese politics", and a "longtime hard-line ...more
  • Muhammad Ahmad
    Dec. at 40 (1844-1885)
    • Birthplace: Dongola, Sudan
    Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (Arabic: محمد أحمد ابن عبد الله‎; 12 August 1844 – 22 June 1885) was a Nubian religious leader of the Samaniyya order in Sudan who, as a youth, combined orthodox ...more
  • Abdel Khaliq Mahjub

    Abdel Khaliq Mahjub

    Dec. at 43 (1927-1971)
    • Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
    Abdel Khaliq Mahjub (Arabic: عبد الخالق محجوب‎) (23 September 1927 – 28 July 1971) was a Sudanese politician. Mahjub was born in Omdurman. He was the Secretary General of the Sudanese Communist ...more
  • Alexander Siddig

    Alexander Siddig

    Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Sudan
    Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi (Arabic: صدّيق الطاهر الفاضل الصدّيق عبدالرحمن محمد أحمد عبدالكريم المهدي‎ Ṣiddīq aṭ-Ṭāhir al-Fāḍil aṣ-Ṣiddīq ʿAbd ...more