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Who Is The Most Famous Khan In The World?

Updated March 11, 2021 766 votes 37 voters 20.9k views81 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Khan.

How many celebrities with the last name Khan can you think of? The famous Khans below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Khan, famous musicians named Khan, and even athletes named Khan.

Chaka Khan is certainly one of the most famous Khans on this list. One of the famous singers with the last name Khan, she started her career with the band Rufus before launching a successful solo career. “I'm Every Woman,” “I Feel for You,” and “Through the Fire” are among her biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the last name Khan is Genghis Khan. He was the first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. He is largely considered to be the founding father of Mongolia.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Khan? Just add them to the list. Then be sure to vote up all of the celebrities with the surname Khan that you've heard of! 

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    Genghis Khan (born Temüjin, c. 1162 – August 18, 1227) was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to...  more

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    BirthplaceNorth Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Yvette Marie Stevens (born March 23, 1953), better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the...  more

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    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Shah Rukh Khan (born 2 November 1965), also known by the initialism SRK, is an Indian actor, film producer, and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Badshah of Bollywood", "King...  more
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    BirthplaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India

    Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (pronounced [səlˈmaːn ˈxaːn]; born 27 December 1965) is an Indian actor, producer, occasional singer and television personality. In a film career spanning over thirty...  more

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    BirthplaceMaharashtra, Eurasia, India, Mumbai

    Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan (born 14 March 1965) is an Indian actor, director, filmmaker and television talk-show host. Through his career spanning over thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has...  more
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    AgeDec. at 53 (1967-2020)

    BirthplaceJaipur, India

    Irrfan Yaseen Khan (7 January 1967 – 29 April 2020), also credited as simply Irrfan, was an Indian film actor, known for his work predominantly in Hindi cinema, as well as his works in British films...  more
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    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Saif Ali Khan (pronounced [ˈsɛːf əˈli ˈxaːn]; born Sajid Ali Khan on 16 August 1970) is an Indian film actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi,...  more
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    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi (Urdu: عمران احمد خان نیازی‎; born 5 October 1952) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan and the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Before entering...  more
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    BirthplaceThane, India

    Malaika Arora is an Indian actress, dancer, model, VJ, and television presenter. She is most famous for her dancing in the songs Chaiyya Chaiyya (1998), Gur Naalo Ishq Mitha (1998), Maahi Ve (2002),...  more
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    BirthplacePishin, Pakistan, Pakistan

    Kader Khan (Pashto: قادر خان‎ Qâder Xân; 22 October 1937 – 31 December 2018) was an Indian-Canadian film actor, screenwriter, comedian, and director. As an actor, he appeared in over 300 films after...  more
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    AgeDec. at 51 (1940-1992)

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan, Eurasia, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    Amjad Khan may refer to people named: Amjad Khan (actor) (1940–1992), was an Indian actor and director Amjad Khan (American cricketer) (born 1966), a Kashmiri-born American cricketer Amjad Khan...  more
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    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Farah Khan Kunder (born 9 January 1965), née Farah Khan, is an Indian film director, film producer, actress, dancer and choreographer best known for her choreographic dance work in numerous...  more
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    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Fardeen Khan (born 8 March 1974) is an Indian film actor. He is the recipient of a Filmfare Award (1999) and is the son of the late actor, director, and film producer Feroz Khan.After graduating in...  more
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    BirthplaceIndia, Mumbai

    Zayed Abbas Khan (born 5 July 1980) is an Indian actor and producer who appears in Hindi films. He has received a Filmfare Award nomination and is the son of Bollywood actor Sanjay Khan. After...  more
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    AgeDec. at 97 (1890-1988)

    BirthplaceUtmanzai, Charsadda, Pakistan

    Abdul Ghaffār Khān (6 February 1890 – 20 January 1988), nicknamed Fakhr-e-Afghan , lit. "pride of Pashtuns"), Bādshāh Khān, or Bāchā Khān, "king of chiefs"), was a Pashtun independence activist who...  more
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    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Sohail Salim Abdul Rashid Khan (born 20 December 1970) is an Indian film actor, director and producer who works predominantly in Hindi cinema. He is the younger brother of actors Salman Khan and...  more
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    BirthplaceNew Delhi, India

    Soha Ali Khan Pataudi (born 4 October 1978) is an Indian film actress, known primarily for her work in the Hindi film industry, although she has also acted in Bengali and English-language films...  more
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Steve Khan (born April 28, 1947) is an American jazz guitarist. ...  more
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    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Princess Salwa Aga Khan (born Kendra Spears August 5, 1988) is an American fashion model and the wife of Prince Rahim Aga Khan....  more
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    BirthplaceMaharashtra, Eurasia, India, Mumbai

    Arbaaz Khan (born 4 August 1967) is an Indian actor, director and film producer, known for his work in Hindi cinema. Since making his debut in 1996, he has acted in many leading and supporting...  more
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    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Salman “Sal” Khan (born October 11, 1976) is an American educator and mathematician who founded Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has produced over...  more
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    AgeDec. at 25 (1988-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Jiah Khan (born Nafisa Rizvi Khan, 20 February 1988 – 3 June 2013) was a British American and Indian Film actress and singer who appeared in three Hindi films from 2007 to 2010.Born in New York City...  more
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    AgeDec. at 68 (1909-1978)

    BirthplaceKabul, Afghanistan

    Mohammed Daoud Khan or Daud Khan (18 July 1909 – 28 April 1978) was the 5th Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1953 to 1963 and the President of Afghanistan from 1973 to 1978. Born into the royal...  more
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    BirthplaceKarnataka, Eurasia, India, Bangalore Urban district, Bangalore

    Sanjay Khan (born 3 January 1941) is an Indian film actor, producer, director known for his works in Hindi films and television. Sanjay Khan made his debut in Chetan Anand's 1964 film Haqeeqat,...  more
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    AgeDec. at 76 (1922-1998)

    BirthplaceGolkonda, India

    Hamid Ali Khan (27 January 1922 – 21 October 1998), better known by his stage name Ajit, was an Indian actor active in Hindi films. He acted in over two hundred movies over almost four decades. Ajit...  more
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