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Famous People From Tunisia

Updated November 22, 2019 22.4k 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.

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  • Hichem Rostom

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceTunisia, La Marsa

    Hichem Rostom (born 26 May 1947) is a Tunisian actor of Turkish origin. He has appeared in 28 films and television shows since 1987. He starred in Golden Horseshoes, which was screened in the Un...  more
  • Afef Ben Ismail

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Afef Ben Ismail is a Tunisian sprint canoeist. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, in the women's K-1 500 metres where she finished sixth in her semifinal and failed...  more
  • Hamdi Makhlouf

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Hamdi Makhlouf, born on 5 June 1980 in Tunis, an oud player, vocalist, composer and a musicologist. Focusing on jazz and world music, Hamdi Makhlouf researches are between musical creation and Arabic...  more
  • Mohamed Brahmi

    Dec. at 58 (1955-2013)

    BirthplaceSidi Bouzid, Tunisia

    Mohamed Brahmi was a Tunisian politician who is the founder and leader of the People's Movement....  more
  • Claude Duty

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Claude Duty is a film director and screenwriter....
  • Hédi Bouraoui

    Age: 89

    BirthplaceSfax, Tunisia

    Hédi André Bouraoui (born July 16, 1932 in Sfax, Tunisia) is a Tunisian/Canadian poet, novelist and academic, who regularly deals with themes involving the transcendence of cultural...  more
  • Nejib Belkadhi

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Nejib Belkadhi is a Tunisian actor and director. He studied marketing and management at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Carthage, before he started a career in arts. Nejib had his...  more
  • Aboul-Qacem Echebbi

    Dec. at 25 (1909-1934)

    BirthplaceTozeur, Tunisia

    Aboul-Qacem Echebbi (Arabic: أبو القاسم الشابي‎ Abū al-Qāsim ash-Shābbī) (24 February 1909 - 9 October 1934) was a Tunisian poet. He is probably best known for writing the final two verses of the...  more
  • BirthplaceGrenoble, France

    Adel Bencherif (born 30 May 1975) is a French actor. He is best known for his role in the 2009 film A Prophet....  more
  • Emmanuel de Mérode

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceCarthage, Tunisia

    Prince Emmanuel Werner Marie Ghislain de Merode (born 5 May 1970) has been the director of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 2008....  more
  • Saïd Ben Saïd

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Saïd Ben Saïd is a film producer....
  • Ahmed Khadi

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

  • Bilel Ben Hassine

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceKelibia, Tunisia

  • Elyes Karamosli

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceHammam-Lif, Tunisia

    Elyes Karamosli is a Tunisian volleyball player. He is 194 cm high and plays as outside hitter....  more
  • Ismail Moala

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceSfax, Tunisia

  • Monia Mazigh

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceTunisia

    Monia Mazigh (Arabic: منية مازيغ‎) (born 1970) is a Canadian author and academic best known for her efforts to free her husband Maher Arar from a Syrian prison. A resident of Ottawa, Ontario, she was...  more
  • Hichem Kaabi

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

  • Anouer Taouergui

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

  • Nihel Borji

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

  • Bilel Ouechtati

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceBéja, Tunisia

    Bilel Ouechtati is an amateur Tunisian freestyle wrestler, who played for the men's middleweight category. Ouechtati represented Tunisia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he competed for...  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Dhaffer L'Abidine (also Dhafer El Abidine or Dhafer L'Abidine) (born 26 November 1972) is a Tunisian actor and former professional soccer player. Dhafer made his acting debut in the UK after...  more
  • Victor Perez

    Dec. at 33 (1911-1945)

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Messaoud Hai Victor "Young" Perez (October 18, 1911 – January 21, 1945) was a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez was denounced to the Occupation...  more
  • Plinio Fernando

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    Plinio Fernando is an actor and a sculptor....
  • Hédi Kaddour

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceTunisia

  • BirthplaceRadès, Tunisia

    Yassine Chikhaoui (Arabic: ياسين الشيخاوي‎, born 22 September 1986) is a Tunisian footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder in Étoile du Sahel ....  more