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Ever wondered how many famous people named Ismail there are? This list of celebrities named Ismail includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Ismails on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Ismail, actors named Ismail, and even athletes named Ismail. Well-known Ismails like Ismail Merchant, Ismail Kadare, and Ismail Yasin are just the start of this list.

Ismail Merchant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Merchant Ismail Merchant was an Indian-born film producer and director. He worked for many years in collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director James Ivory as well as ...more

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Ismail Kadare is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Kadare Ismail Kadare is an Albanian novelist and poet. He has been a leading literary figure in Albania since the 1960s. He focused on short stories until the publication of his first novel, The ...more

Ismail Yasin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Yasin Ismail Yassine was an Egyptian comedian/actor. He is famous for a series of films with his name in the title. Ismail Yassine had a difficult childhood in Suez where he was born. His mother died ...more

İsmail YK is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail YK Ismail YK, also known by his full name İsmail Yurtseven, is a Turkish pop singer and composer. YK stands for Yurtseven Kardeşler, the group he was a member of at the start of his career.

Ismaïl Omar Guelleh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh Ismaïl Omar Guelleh is the President of Djibouti, in office since 1999. Guelleh was first elected as President in 1999 as the handpicked successor to his uncle, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, who ...more

Ismail Gulgee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Gulgee Ismail Gulgee – The Gulgeez Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, was an award-winning, globally famous Pakistani artist born in Peshawar. He was a qualified engineer in the US ...more

İsmail Cem İpekçi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail Cem İpekçi İsmail Cem İpekçi was a Turkish politician, journalist, statesman and minister of foreign affairs.

İsmail Kartal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail Kartal İsmail Kartal, also known as Arap İsmail, is a former Turkish footballer and current manager of Fenerbahçe.

Ismail Khalidi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Khalidi Ismail Ragib Khalidi was a senior political affairs officer for the United Nations Department of Political Affairs. Khalidi was born in Jerusalem, then still part of the Ottoman Empire, on 13 ...more

Ismail Panaparambil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Panaparambil Ismail Panaparambil is the father of Mammootty.

Ismail Poonawala is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Poonawala Ismail Kurban Husein Poonawala is a professor of Arabic at the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures of over 30 years. Poonawala was born in ...more

İsmail Hacıoğlu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail Hacıoğlu İsmail Hacıoğlu is a Turkish actor and son of former Fenerbahçe player Mehmet Hacıoğlu.

İsmail Necmi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail Necmi Ismail Necmi is a Turkish independent filmmaker, photographer and visual artist.

Ismail Darbar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Darbar Ismail Darbar is an Indian composer and violinist, a popular name in Indian Film Industry: Bollywood.

Ismail Jamaludin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Jamaludin Ismail Jamaludin is an actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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İsmail Ogan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail Ogan İsmail Ogan, is a former Turkish Olympic medalist sports wrestler in the Welterweight class and a trainer. He won the silver medal in Men's Freestyle wrestling at the 1960 Olympics and the gold ...more

Ismail Khalidi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Khalidi Ismail Khalidi is a Palestinian American playwright, poet, and actor, best known for the plays Tennis in Nablus and Truth Serum Blues. Tennis in Nablus received two graduate student Kennedy ...more

İsmail Beşikçi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail Beşikçi İsmail Beşikçi is a Turkish scholar. He is a PEN Honorary Member. He has served 17 years in prison on propaganda charges stemming from his writings about the Kurdish population in Turkey. ...more

Ismail Ahmed Ismail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Ahmed Ismail Ismail Ahmed Ismail is a Sudanese runner, who specializes in the 800 metres. He was born in Khartoum. Ismail reached the final in that event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He competed at ...more

Ismail I is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail I Ismail I, known in Persian as Shāh Ismāʿil, was Shah of Iran and the founder of the Safavid dynasty which survived until 1736. Isma'il started his campaign in Iranian Azerbaijan in 1500 as the ...more

Ismail Moala is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
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Ismail Kanater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Kanater Ismail Kanater is an actor.

Ismail Bashey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Bashey Ismail Bashey is an actor.

Ismail Matar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Matar Ismail Matar Ibrahim Khamis Al Mukhaini Al Junaibi, is an Emirati footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for Al Wahda and captains the UAE national team. Matar was awarded ...more

Ismail Akbay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Akbay Ismail Akbay was the first Turk who worked for NASA. He was born in Mudanya near Bursa, Turkey on October 17, 1930. Early on, Akbay was recognized as a gifted child with exceptional mental ...more

Ismail Serageldin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Serageldin Ismail Serageldin is the director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. He also chairs the Boards of Directors for each of the BA's affiliated research institutes and museums. He was Vice President of ...more

Ismail El Shafei is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail El Shafei Ismail El-Shafei is a former Head of the Egyptian Tennis Federation and a member of the International Tennis Federation. El Shafei is the only Egyptian player to make the Top 40 in Grand ...more

Ismail Belmaalem is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Belmaalem Ismail Belmaalem is a Moroccan footballer who plays for Raja Casablanca.

Ismail Khan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Khan Mohammad Ismail Khan is a warlord and politician in Afghanistan, serving as Minister of Water and Energy since 2005. He was previously the Governor of Herat Province. He is widely known as a ...more

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Ismail Abdul Rahman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Abdul Rahman Tun Dr. Ismail Abdul Rahman was a Malaysian politician from the United Malays National Organisation. He held several Malaysian ministerial posts and was appointed as the second Deputy Prime ...more

Ismail Faruqi Asha'ri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Faruqi Asha'ri Ismail Faruqi is a Malaysian footballer currently playing for Terengganu FA in Malaysia Super League. He plays as a central midfielder and sometimes attacking midfielder for the squad. He made ...more

Ismail Isa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Isa Ismail Isa Mustafa is a Bulgarian footballer of Turkish descent who plays as a forward for Sheriff Tiraspol.

İsmail Erez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail Erez İsmail Erez was a Turkish diplomat who held several high-ranking posts in the Turkish Foreign Service.

Ismail Gasprinski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Gasprinski Ismail Gasprinski or Ismail Gaspirali was a Crimean Tatar intellectual, educator, publisher and politician. He was one of the first Muslim intellectuals in the Russian Empire, who realized the ...more

Ismail al-Azhari is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail al-Azhari Ismail al-Azhari was a Sudanese nationalist and political figure. He served as the Prime Minister of Sudan between 1954 and 1956, and as President of Sudan from 1964 until he was overthrown by ...more

Ismail Hossain Siraji is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Hossain Siraji Syed Ismail Hossain Siraji was a Bengali writer and poet. He was born in Sirajganj in East Bengal. He added the suffix Shiraji in honour of his home region.

Ismail Ba is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Ba Ismail Ba is a former Senegalese football midfielder.

Ismaïl Benyamina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismaïl Benyamina Ismaïl Benyamina in Tlemcen, Algeria, is an Algerian football player who is currently playing for USM Alger in the Algerian league.

Ismail Abdul Razak is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Abdul Razak Ismail Abdul Razak, is a Ghanaian footballer who plays as a centre midfielder.

Ismail Ayob is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Ayob Ismail Mahomed Ayob is a South African lawyer. Ayob practised law in South Africa and for much of his career the bulk of his work was with anti-apartheid cases. Ayob was involved in a ...more

Ismaïl Mansouri is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismaïl Mansouri Ismaïl Mansouri is an Algerian football player. He currently plays for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

Ismail Ismaili is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Ismaili Ismail Ismaili is an ethnic Albanian footballer from the Republic of Macedonia, who is currently playing for FK Rufeja.

İsmail Keleş is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
İsmail Keleş İsmail Keleş is a Turkish sport shooter competing in the pistol events. By profession a non-commissioned officer at the Turkish Gendarmerie, the 1.68 m tall athlete at 72 kg is a member of ...more

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Ismail Al Hammadi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Al Hammadi Ismail Al Hammadi is a footballer from the United Arab Emirates. He currently plays for Al-Ahli Football Club - Dubai.

Ismail Basbeth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Basbeth Ismail Basbeth is a film editor, film director and screenwriter.

Ismaïl Aissati is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismaïl Aissati Ismaïl Aissati is a Dutch-Moroccan footballer who plays for FC Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League. He also plays for the Moroccan national team.

Ismail Al-Ajmi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Al-Ajmi Ismail Sulaiman Ashoor Al-Ajmi commonly known as Ismail Al-Ajmi is an Omani footballer who plays for Al-Nahda Club in Oman Professional League.

Ismail Deniz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Deniz Ismail Deniz is an actor.

Ismail Yunos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Yunos Ismail Yunos is a Singaporean centre-back who plays for S-League side Home United and the Singapore national football team.

Ismail Marahimin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Ismail
Ismail Marahimin Ismail Marahimin was an Indonesian writer. He was born in Medan, North Sumatra. After graduating with a degree in English from the national teachers' college in Medan in 1964, Marahimin began ...more