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Famous People From Tunisia

Updated November 22, 2019 22.3k views727 items

Here's an extensive list of famous people from Tunisia, 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 Tunisia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Tunisia 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 Tunisia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Samir Bakaou and Riadh Bouazizi.

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

  • BirthplaceTunisia

    Roland Dyens (October 19, 1955 – October 29, 2016) was a French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger....  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Georges Wolinski (French: [vɔlɛ̃ski]; 28 June 1934 – 7 January 2015) was a French cartoonist and comics writer. He was killed on 7 January 2015 in a terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo along with other...  more
  • Mahdi Ben Cheikh

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceKelibia, Tunisia

  • Marouane Mrabet

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceKelibia, Tunisia

  • Hakim Zouari

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceSfax, Tunisia

  • Mohamed Ben Slimane

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

  • BirthplaceJendouba, Tunisia

    Noureddine Hfaiedh is a Tunisian volleyball player. He is 197 cm high and plays as wing spiker. Hfaiedh has played more than 160 games with the Tunisia men's national volleyball team and is the...  more
  • Aymen Mejri

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

  • BirthplaceBizerte, Tunisia

    Jean-Marc Luisada (born 3 June 1958) is a French pianist born in Bizerte, Tunisia. He started on the piano at six years old, "the normal age"....  more
  • Wajdi Bouallègue

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Wajdi Bouallègue is a Tunisian gymnast. He competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and was the only Tunisian gymnast at the 2012 Summer Olympics....  more
  • Mohamed Zran

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceZarzis, Tunisia

    Mohamed Zran (born 23 August 1959) is a Tunisian film director and screenwriter. His film Le casseur de pierres was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival....  more
  • Phillip King

    Age: 87

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Phillip King PRA (born 1 May 1934) is a British sculptor. He is one of Anthony Caro's best known students, even though the two artists are near contemporaries. Their education followed similar...  more
  • Abdelwahab Abdallah

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceMonastir, Tunisia

    Abdelwahab Abdallah (Arabic: عبد الوهاب عبد الله‎; born 14 February 1940) is a Tunisian politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia and was advisor to the...  more
  • Taos Amrouche

    Dec. at 63 (1913-1976)

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Marie-Louise-Taos Amrouche (born 4 March 1913 in Tunis, Tunisia; died 2 April 1976 in Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, France) was an Algerian writer and singer. In 1947, she became the first Algerian...  more
  • BirthplaceMonastir, Tunisia

    Wassim Helal is a Tunisian handball player....  more
  • Issam Tej

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Issam Tej is a Tunisian handball player....  more
  • BirthplaceChebba, Tunisia

    Selim Hedoui is a Tunisian handball player, playing for Al Arabi. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the Tunisian team reached the quarterfinals....  more
  • Marouan Chouiref

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Marouan Chouiref is a Tunisian handball player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed with the Tunisia national handball team in the men's tournament....  more
  • Kamel Alouini

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceLa Marsa, Tunisia

    Kamel Alouini is a Tunisian handball player. playing for Club Africain. He competed for the Tunisian national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where the Tunisian team reached the quarter...  more
  • Hamida Djandoubi

    Dec. at 28 (1949-1977)


    Hamida Djandoubi (Arabic: حميدة جندوبي‎; (1949-09-22)22 September 1949 – 10 September 1977) was a Tunisian agricultural worker and convicted murderer. He moved to Marseille, France, in 1968 and six...  more
  • Nikita Mandryka

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceBizerte, Tunisia

    Nikita Mandryka (born 20 October 1940) is a French cartoonist of Ukrainian origin.He started drawing in the Vaillant magazine, before moving to Pilote in 1967, and then created L'Écho des savanes...  more
  • Ridha Behi

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceKairouan, Tunisia

    Ridha Behi is a film director, producer and screenwriter....
  • Eric Assous

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Eric Assous is a film director and screenwriter....
  • Maurice Taieb

    Age: 86


    Maurice Taieb (born 1935) is a French geologist and paleoanthropologist. He discovered the Hadar formation, recognized its potential importance to paleoanthropology and founded the International Afar...  more
  • René de Ceccatty

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    René de Ceccatty is a screenwriter....