Celebrities in Algeria

Ferhat Abbas
Political leader

Hadj Abderrahmane
Actor, comedian

Hocine Ait Ahmed
Politician, revolutionary

Mohamed Allalou
Olympic medalist, boxer

Merzak Allouache
Film director, screenwriter

Abdelkader Alloula
Playwright, producer

Malek Alloula
Poet, writer, editor, literary critic

Louis Althusser
Philosopher

Leila Ameddah
Painter, sculptor

Apuleius
Author

Mohammed Arkoun
Author, historian, philosopher, scholar

Abbas Aroua
Physicist, activist

Augustine of Hippo
Theologian

Daniel Auteuil
Actor

Baaziz
Singer, songwriter

Mohamed Bahari
Olympic medalist, boxer

Mohammed Bedjaoui
Diplomat, jurist, ambassador

Ahmed Ben Bella
Soldier, revolutionary, former president

Chadli Bendjedid
Former president

Abdelmalek Benhabyles
Statesman

Amar Benikhlef
Olympic medalist, judoka

Benyoucef Benkhedda
Politician

Salah Benlabed
Architect, academic, novelist, poet

Malek Bennabi
Social, religious philosopher

Boualem Bessaih
Politician, writer

Rabah Bitat
Politician

Biyouna
Actress, dancer, comedian

Yve-Alain Bois
Art historian

Said Boualam
Politician

Mohamed Boudiaf
Independence war leader, former president

Rachid Boudjedra
Poet, novelist, playwright, critic

Hassiba Boulmerka
Olympic medalist, runner

Houari Boumediene
Former president

Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Politician, president (born in Morocco)

Baya Bouzar aka Biyouna
Singer, dancer, actress

Lakhdar Brahimi
Politician

Albert Camus
Writer

Alain Chabat
Actor, director

Bendjedid Chadli
Former president

Mehdi Charef
Film director, screenwriter

Idir aka Hamid Cheriet
Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer

Mohamed Chouikh
Filmmaker

Jacques Derrida
Philosopher

Mohammed Dib
Writer

Ali Dilem
Editorial cartoonist

Abdallah Djaballah
Politician, leader Al-Islah party

Tahar Djaout
Poet, journalist, critic

Assia Djebar
Novelist, translator, filmmaker

Abderrahmane Fares
Lawyer

Mohamed Fellag
Actor, comedian

Mouloud Feraoun
Author, independence war hero

Tony Gatlif
Film director

El Hachemi Guerouabi
Musician, singer

Soraya Haddad
Olympic judoka medal winner

Abderrahmane Hammad
Olympic medalist, track and field

Louisa Hanoune
Founder, leader of PT Worker's Party

Mohamed Harbi
Historian

Dahmane El Harrachi
Singer, composer, songwriter

Cheb Hasni
Musician

Miloud Hmida
Poet, critic, translator

Marlene Jobert
Actress, singer, author

Ali Kafi
Politician

Mohammed Khadda
Painter, sculptor

Yasmina Khafra aka Mohammed Moulessehoul
Author

Khaled
Musician

Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
Film director, producer, screenwriter

Tahar Lamri
Writer

Abbassi Madani
Founder, leader of Front Islamic of Salvation (FIS party)

Taoufik Makhloufi
Olympic medalist, runner

Redha Malek
Former prime minister

Cheb Mami
Singer, songwriter

Mouloud Mammeri
Writer, poet, anthropologist, linguist

Souad Massi
Singer, songwriter, musician

Lounes Matoub
Poet, singer, musician

Lounis Ait Menguellet
Singer, poet, musician

Kad Merad
Actor, screenwriter, director, producer

Nouria Merah-Benida
Olympic medalist, runner

Rachid Mimouni
Author, poet

Ahmed Khelifati Mohamed aka Cheb Mami
Singer, songwriter

Noureddine Morceli
Olympic medalist, runner

Mustapha Moussa
Olympic medalist, boxer

Mahfoud Nahnah
Founder, leader of the HMS party

Samira Negrouche
Writer, poet, essayist

Tahar Ouettar
Writer

Ahmed Ouyahia
Politician, former prime minister

Abd al Qadir
Former independence leader

Ahmed Rachedi
Film director, screenwriter

Mohammed Racim
Artist

Jean Richepin
Poet, novelist, dramatist

Cheikha Rimitti
Singer, musician

Said Sadi
Founder, leader of RCD party

Djabir Said-Guerni
Olympic medalist, runner

Ali Saidi-Sief
Olympic medalist, runner

Boualem Sansal
Author

Thelma Schoonmaker
Film editor

Hadj Smaine Mohamed Seghir
Actor, director

Hadj Smaine
Actor, comedian

Hocine Soltani
Olympic medalist, boxer

Azouz Statra
Actor, musician

Rachid Taha
Singer, musician

Takfarinas
Singer, songwriter

Cheb Tarik
Musician

Hamid Tibouchi
Artist

Kateb Yacine
Writer

Zaho
Singer

Moufdi Zakaria
Poet, writer, author of Algerian National Anthem

Mohamed Zaoui
Olympic medalist, boxer

Larbi Zekkal
Actor, musician

Salem Zenia
Writer

Liamine Zeroual
Former president

Mohammed Chaouki Zine
Writer, philosopher