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Famous People From Tunisia

Updated November 22, 2019 22.5k 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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  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    NationalityTunisia

    Ahmed Sassi is a Tunisian soccer player....
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    Mohsen Melliti is a film director and screenwriter....
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    Saida Agrebi (born January 22, 1945 in Tunisia) is a member of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union, representing North Africa. She also sits on the Pan-African Parliament...  more
  • André Djaoui is a film producer....
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    Yaakoubi Karim is a film director....
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    Walid Tayaa is a film director....
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    NationalityFrance

    Olivier Galzi (born 26 October 1971, in Tunis) is a French journalist. He works for the French TV network France 2, a division of France Télévisions. On France 2, Galzi presents news bulletins...  more
  • BirthplaceMonastir, Tunisia

    NationalityTunisia

    Jawhar Mnari (Arabic: جوهر مناري‎) (born 8 November 1976) is a Tunisian footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. ...  more
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    Haythem Jouini is a Tunisian football player....  more
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    Sameh Derbali is a Tunisian footballer who plays for Espérance Sportive de Tunis....  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

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    Karim Saïdi (Arabic: كريم سعيدي‎; born 24 March 1983 in Tunis) is a Tunisian football player who last played for Belgian club Lierse SK. He was part of the squad that won the 2004 African Cup of...  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    NationalityTunisia

    Khaled Melliti (born 22 May 1984) is a Tunisian football (soccer) midfielder who mesures 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) for 78 kg. He currently plays in Moldovan National Division for FC Zimbru Chișinău. He...  more
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    Ferrid Kheder (born 3 March 1975) is a French judoka and mixed martial artist. He competes in the welterweight and lightweight divisions....  more
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    Habiba Zehi Ben Romdhane is Tunisia's health minister. She took office in the interim Tunisian government which began on January 28, 2011, after protests had dislodged a longstanding authoritarian...  more
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    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

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    Marwa Amri is a Tunisian freestyle wrestler. She competed in the freestyle 55 kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics; she defeated Um Ji-Eun in the qualifications and was eliminated by Sofia Mattsson...  more
  • Dec. at 64 (1885-1950)

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    Tommaso Costantino (23 June 1885 – 28 February 1950) was an Italian fencer. He won two gold medals at the 1920 Summer Olympics....  more
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    Radhouane Chebbi is a Greco-Roman wrestler....  more
  • BirthplaceSousse, Tunisia

    NationalityTunisia

    Bassem Ben Nasser (born August 9, 1982 in Sousse) is a Tunisian footballer who plays as a midfielder. His clubs have included Étoile du Sahel, Club Athletique Bizertin, Jeunesse Sportive Kairouanaise...  more
  • Dec. at 37 (1966-2003)

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    Thekra Mohammed Abdullah Al Dali (Arabic: ذكرى محمد عبدالله الدالي‎; September 16, 1966 – November 28, 2003), better known as Thekra (Arabic: ذكرى‎, also spelled Thikra, Zekra or Zikra, meaning a...  more
  • Dec. at 56 (1948-2004)

    BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

    NationalityFrance

    Serge Adda (19 September 1948 in Tunis – 6 November 2004 in Paris) was the president of the French television station TV5....  more
  • BirthplaceAryanah, Tunisia

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    Walid Hichri is a Tunisian footballer who plays for Espérance Sportive de Tunis....  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

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    Inès Boubakri is a Tunisian foil fencer. She is a two-time Olympian, and a member of Association sportive de Bourg-la-Reine in France, under head coach Yann Detienne. Boubakri represented Tunisia at...  more
  • BirthplaceTunis, Tunisia

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    Youssef Akrout is a Tunisian sailor. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men's Laser class....  more
  • BirthplaceSousse, Tunisia

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    Alaya Brigui is a Tunisian football player who currently plays for Étoile du Sahel in the CLP-1. He made his debut for the Tunisia national football team in 2012....  more
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    Mohsen Labidi is a Tunisian football defender who played for Tunisia in the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Stade Tunisien....  more