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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.

Alek Wek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 40 Alek Wek is a South Sudanese British model and designer who began her fashion career at the age of 18 in 1995. As the first black model whose looks did not conform to Caucasian aesthetics, she ...more

Manute Bol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Died at 48 (1962-2010) Manute Bol was a Sudanese-born basketball player and political activist. At 7 ft 7 in tall, he was one of the tallest men ever to play in the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe ...more

Hassan al-Turabi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 86 Hassan 'Abd Allah al-Turabi is a religious and Islamist political leader in Sudan who may have been instrumental in institutionalizing sharia in the northern part of the country. He has been ...more

Muhammad Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Died at 41 (1844-1885) Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah was a religious leader of the Samaniyya order in Sudan who, on June 29, 1881, proclaimed himself the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith. His ...more

Abdel Khaliq Mahjub is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Abdel Khaliq Mahjub Died at 44 (1927-1971) Abdel Khaliq Mahjub was a Sudanese politician. Mahjub was born in Omdurman. He was the Secretary General of the Sudanese Communist Party till his death by execution in Khartum during the Gaafar ...more

Alexander Siddig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 52 Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi is a British actor. He is known by the stage names Siddig El Fadil through the mid-1990s and Alexander Siddig ...more

Tayeb Salih is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Died at 80 (1929-2009) Tayeb Salih was a Sudanese writer.

Ahmed al-Mirghani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Died at 67 (1941-2008) Ahmad Ali Al-Mirghani was the President of Sudan from May 6, 1986 to June 30, 1989, when the democratically elected government was toppled by a military coup led by the current President Omar ...more

Atef Salem is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Atef Salem Died at 75 (1927-2002) Atef Salem was an Egyptian film director. He directed 32 films between 1954 and 2001. Many of his films were scripted by the novelist Naguib Mahfouz. His 1967 film Khan el khalili was entered ...more

Gely Abdel Rahman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Gely Abdel Rahman Died at 59 (1931-1990) Gely Abdel Rahman Arabic: جيلي عبد الرحمن‎ was one of the leading Sudanese poets of the second half of 20th century.

Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior is a South Sudanese politician. She had served as the Minister of Roads and Transport in the autonomous Government of South Sudan, and is currently one of the Advisors ...more

Abdel Aziz El Mubarak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Abdel Aziz El Mubarak age 67 Abdel Aziz El Mubarak is a popular Sudanese singer. He is known for leading a large band whose music is based on traditional Arab music but also is influenced by reggae and American rhythm and ...more

Josephine Bakhita is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Josephine Bakhita Died at 79 (1868-1947) Josephine Margaret Bakhita, F.D.C.C., was a Sudanese-born former slave who became a Canossian Religious Sister in Italy, living and working there for 45 years. In 2000 she was declared a saint ...more

Prith Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Prith Banerjee age 58 Prithviraj "Prith" Banerjee is an Indian American academic and computer scientist and was formerly a senior vice president of research at Hewlett Packard and director of HP Labs. He ...more

Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi Died at 74 (1885-1959) Sayyid Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi, KBE was one of the leading religious and political figures during the colonial era in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and continued to exert great authority as leader of ...more

Bader Eldin Abdalla Galag is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 36 Badr El-Din El Doud Abdalla is a Sudanese football midfielder currently playing for Al-Merriekh. Galag is also appearing in Al-Hilal portsudan and in the Sudan national team as right winger . He ...more

Dominic Dim Deng is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Dominic Dim Deng Died at 58 (1950-2008) Dominic Dim Deng was a senior member of Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement, a distinguished military veteran General and the first Defence Minister in the Government of Southern Sudan who ...more

Hamouda Ahmed El Bashir is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Hamouda Ahmed El Bashir age 34 Hamouda Ahmed El Bashir is a Sudanese football midfielder currently playing for Ahli shendi. He was a member of the Sudan national football team. He is very good at heading the ball, passing and ...more

Mhasin Fadlalla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mhasin Fadlalla age 24 Mhasin Fadlalla is a Sudanese swimmer. She was born in Khartoum. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Athir Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Athir Thomas age 31 Athir Thomas Magor Abdo Gaber is a South Sudanese footballer, who currently plays for Al-Ahli Khartoum.

Deng Gai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 36 Deng Gai is a South Sudanese former professional basketball player. A power forward, he played in the NBA and in several other leagues. Gai was the 2005 NCAA Division I men's basketball season ...more

Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla age 29 Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla is a Sudanese-born Qatari middle-distance runner. He competed in the 800 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Mohamed Osman Tahir is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mohamed Osman Tahir age 36 Mohamed Osman Tahir is a Sudanese football midfielder. Known to the fans as "Mohanad" Al Tahir, currently playing for Al-Hilal. He is known for his powerful long range goals and he is ...more

Boraî Bashir is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Boraî Bashir age 86 Boraî Ahmed El Bashir was a Sudanese footballer who played especially with Al-Merreikh SC. He scored the first Sudanese goal in the first Africa Cup of Nations in 1957 in Sudan.

Awad El Karim Makki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Awad El Karim Makki age 25 Awad El Karim Makki is a Sudanese sprinter. He won the bronze medal over 400 metres at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics.

Adel Hassan Hamad is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Adel Hassan Hamad age 60 Adel Hassan Hamad is a citizen of Sudan, who was held in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp, in Cuba. Joint Task Force Guantanamo counter-terrorism analysts estimate he was born in ...more

Mohammed Salam is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mohammed Salam age 27 Mohammed Salam is a Sudanese football player who plays for Qatari club Al Kharitiyath in the Qatar Stars League. He plays as a winger and he wears the number 15.

Nawal M. Nour is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Nawal M. Nour age 52 Nawal M. Nour is a Sudanese American obstetrician and gynecologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She was a recipient of a 2003 MacArthur Fellowship, the "Genius award".

Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah is a Sudanese physician and human rights activist. A member of the Fur people, he is from the Marrah Mountains in Central Darfur. As a boy, he walked three days to reach ...more

Mohamed Abdallah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mohamed Abdallah Mohamed Abdallah Ahmed nicknamed Mazda, is a Sudanese football coach, former player and the current manager of the Sudanese national side. Abdallah was in charge at the 2012 Africa Cup of ...more

Reema Major is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 22 Reema Major, is an Arab/South Sudanese Canadian rapper. She is signed to a joint-record label venture with G7 Records / Universal Music Canada / Cherrytree Records / Interscope Records and also ...more

Mohamed H.A. Hassan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mohamed H.A. Hassan age 70 Mohamed Hag Ali Hassan is a scientist. He has published articles in various fields, mostly applying mathemathics in the physical sciences. He has been active as professor of mathematics and as ...more

Zeinab Badawi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 58 Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television and radio journalist. She was the first presenter of the ITV Morning News, and co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow, before joining BBC News. ...more

Mende Nazer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mende Nazer age 38 Mende Nazer is a UK-resident, Sudanese author and human rights activist. For eight years, she says she was a slave in Sudan and in London. She later co-wrote the 2002 book Slave: My True Story.

Muhammad Naguib is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Died at 83 (1901-1984) Muhammad Naguib was the first President of Egypt, serving from the declaration of the Republic on 18 June 1953 to 14 November 1954. Along with Gamal Abdel Nasser, he was the primary leader of ...more

Magid Mohamed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Magid Mohamed age 32 Magid Mohamed is a Qatari footballer of Sudanese origin. He is a striker for El Jaish. He previously played for Al Sadd and has been regularly called up for the Qatar national football team.

Salah Elmur is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Salah Elmur age 52 Salah Elmur is a film director.

Mo Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 72 Dr Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire. He worked for several other telecommunications companies before founding Celtel, which ...more

Ajou Deng is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 40 Ajou Deng is a British professional basketball player. He is the son of Aldo Deng, a former Sudanese politician and is the brother of Luol Deng, an NBA player who is also his teammate on Great ...more

Faisal Agab is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 39 Faisal Agab Sido is a Sudanese football player who plays as an attacking midfielder and striker for Sudan national team and the Sudanese club Al-Merreikh. He is also the captain of Al-Merreikh ...more

Mosaab Fadul is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mosaab Fadul age 32 Mosaab Fadul is a film director, cinematographer, film editor, film score composer, film producer, TV and radio presentor and actor.

Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 32 Luol Ajou Deng is a British professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has also played for the Great Britain national ...more

Mahmoud Abdel Aziz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Mahmoud Abdel Aziz Died at 46 (1967-2013) Mahmoud Abdel Aziz was a singer.

Galal T. El Soury is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Sudan

Andreas Voutsinas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Died at 78 (1932-2010) Andréas Voutsinas was a Greek actor and theater director. In the English-speaking world, he was best known for his roles in three Mel Brooks films, The Producers, The Twelve Chairs and ...more

Vendyl Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Died at 80 (1930-2010) Vendyl Miller Jones was an American Noahide scholar who directed archaeological searches for biblical artifacts such as the Ark of the Covenant.

Majak Daw is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Majak Daw age 27 Majak Daw, is a professional Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. Daw and his family in Australia are refugees from the civil wars in Sudan. Daw became the first ...more

Omar al-Bashir is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 74 Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is the President of Sudan and the head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, he led a group of officers ...more

Golgol Mebrahtu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Sudan
Golgol Mebrahtu age 27 Golgol Mebrahtu is an Eritrean-Australian football player who is contracted to A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers.

Ater Majok is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Sudan
age 30 Ater James Majok is an Australian professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 ...more