Celebrities in Iran

Ahmad Aali photographer, artist
Reza Abbasi painter
Akbar Abdi actor, comedian
Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi journalist, translator
Reza Abedini graphic designer
Mohammad-Ali Abtahi theologian, scholar, former vice president
Lily Afshar classical guitarist
Mahnaz Afshar actress
Nazanin Afshin-Jam activist, singer
Alireza Afzalipour engineer, philanthropist
Emmanuel Agassi boxer
Hashem Aghajari historian
Aydin Aghdashloo painter, author, art critic, art historian
Shohreh Aghdashloo actress
Pegah Ahangarani actress
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president
Jamal-al-Din al-Afghani political activist, ideologist
Reza Alamouti political activist
Taraneh Alidoosti actress
Akbar Alizad theater director
Hossein Alizadeh composer
Javad Alizadeh cartoonist
Jahangir Almasi actor
Hossein Amanat architect
Goli Ameri diplomat, politician
Ebrahim Amini politician
Farhad Sadeghi Amini painter
Ahamd Amir-Ahmadi military leader, politician
Hossein Khajeh Amiri musician
Gholam Hossein Amirkhani calligrapher
Anousheh Ansari engineer
Majead Ansari politician
Hushang Ansary diplomat, philanthropist
Kiarash Anvari film maker, scriptwriter
Leila Arab singer, record producer
Kamrooz Aram artist
Arash singer, dancer, entertainer, producer
Safi-ad-din Ardabili spiritual founder of Safavid dynasty
Mohammad-Reza Aref politician, academic
Dariush Arjmand actor
Siah Armajani sculptor
Bahram Aryana military commander
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh political activist, politician
Faramarz Aslani guitarist, songwriter, singer
Alireza Assar singer, pianist
Hamid-Reza Assefi politician
Mirza Mehdi Khan Astarabadi historian, biographer, advisor
Touraj Atabaki academic
Manouchehr Atashi poet, writer, journalist
Farzan Athari actor, television host
Morteza Avini photographer
Khodadad Azizi footballer, coach
Emadeddin Baghi human rights activist, journalist
Mehrdad Bahar historian, linguist
Mohammad-Taqi Bahar poet, politician, journalist
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar former prime minister, theologian, scholar
Mohammad-Reza Bahonar politician
Shapour Bakhtiar political scientist, former prime minister
Teymour Bakhtiar head of SAVAK
Gholam-Hossein Banan singer, musician
Rakhshan Bani-E'temad film director, screenwriter
Abulhasan Banisadr president
Mansour Barzegar Olympic medalist, wrestler
Camila Batmanghelidjh author, philanthropist
Bahram Bayzai film director, screenwriter, playwright
Mehdi Bazargan prime minister, scholar
Mohammad Beheshti chief justice
Massoud Behnoud journalist, historian, writer
Nima Behnoud fashion designer
Sima Bina singer, songwriter, composer, musician
Maziyar Bizhani cartoonist
Shiva Boloorian actress, stage director
Karim Buzarjomehri military general
Paul Caldani musician, radio personality
Mehdi Chamran politician
Mostafa Chamran scientist, politician
Cassandra Clare author
Joseph Cochran missionary
Hamid Dabashi philosopher, author
Alireza Dabir Olympic medalist, wrestler
Ahmad Mahdavi Damghani author, scholar
Kamran Daneshjoo educator, politician
Bijan Daneshmand writer, director, actor
Iran Darroudi artist
Ali Dashti politician
Ali-Akbar Davar minister, founder of Iran's modern judiciary system
Nader Davoodi photojournalist
Reza Deghati photojournalist
Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda linguist, author
Hossein Dehlavi composer
Masoud Dehnamaki activist, journalist
Delkash actress, singer
Jimmy Delshad politician
Hossein "Hoder" Derakhshan blogger
Vigen "Viguen" Derderian singer
Kamran Diba architect
Ali Divandari cartoonist, graphic designer, painter
Ali Dizaei commander London Metropolitan Police
Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi politician, cleric
Shirin Ebadi lawyer, human rights activist, Nobel laureate
Ebi singer, songwriter
Zahra Amir Ebrahimi photographer
Masoumeh Ebtekar scientist, journalist, politician
Dariush Eghbali singer
Saeed Emami politician
Bizhan Emkanian actor
Shahram Entekhabi video, installation artist
Ezzatolah Entezami actor
Homayoun Ershadi actor
Mohammad Esfahani singer
Tania Eshaghoff pianist
Zahra Eshraghi feminist, human rights activist
Abolhassan Etessami architect, painter, novelist, calligrapher
Vahid Evazzadeh filmmaker, theater director
Farhad Fakhreddini composer, conductor
Ali Fallahian politician
Parviz Fannizadeh actor
Behzad Farahani actor, screenwriter
Golshifteh Farahani actress, pianist
Mitra Farahani filmmaker, painter
Ramin Farahani filmmaker
Shaghayegh Farahani actress
Saeed Farajpouri composer, musician
Hormoz Farhat composer
Shahin Farhat composer
Farimah Farjami actress
Abbas Mirza Farman Farmaian prince of Qajar Dynasty
Manucher Mirza Farman Farmaian politician
Bahman Farmanara film director, screenwriter, film producer
Abdol-Hossein Mirza Farmanfarma prince, politician
Bita Farrahi actress
Hamid Farrokhnezhad actor, writer, director
Mahmoud Farshchian painter
Hossein Fatemi politician
Iradj Fazel surgeon, academic
Reza Fazeli film director, opposition figure
Adel Ferdosipour journalist, translator, football commentator
Fereydoon Foroughi musician
Dariush Forouhar politician
Jahangir Forouhar actor
Leila Forouhar singer, actress
Mohammad-Reza Foroutan actor
Akbar Ganji journalist, writer
Iraj Ghaderi director, actor
Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami chess grandmaster
Ali Ghanbari photojournalist
Mokarrameh Ghanbari painter
Shahyar Ghanbari lyricist, songwriter, singer
Faramarz Gharibian actor, director
Behrouz Gharibpour theater director
Mehran Ghassemi journalist
Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou Kurdish political leader
Mohammad Ghazi translator, writer
Bahman Ghobadi film director
Siavash Ghomayshi musician, singer, songwriter
Hossein Elahi Ghomshei scholar, author
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh politician
Kaveh Golestan photojournalist, artist
Akbar Golrang author, film director
Mohammad Reza Golzar actor, musician
Googoosh singer, actress
Emam-Ali Habibi Olympic medalist, wrestler
Hassan Habibi politician
Fatemeh Haghighatjoo politician
Azita Hajian actress
Saeed Hajjarian journalist, activist
Morteza Hannaneh composer, musician
Maryam Hashemi painter
Mehdi Hashemi Iranian Shi'a cleric
Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani former president, politician, writer
Mir Emad Hassani calligrapher
Ali Hatami film director, screenwriter, art director
Leila Hatami actress
Ebrahim Hatamikia filmmaker
Amin Hayai actor
Mansoor Hekmat theorist
Seyed Mehdi Hosseini composer, musicologist
Ruhollah Hosseinian politician
Shirazeh Houshiary artist, sculptor
Khan Bahadur Ardeshir Irani writer, director, producer
Shah Ismail I Shah of Iran
Abbas Jadidi Olympic medalist, wrestler
Alireza Jafarzadeh media commentator, author
Nader Jahanbani air force general, pilot
Nasrollah Jahangard politician
Abolfazl Jalili film director
Saeed Jalili politician
Shahin Jamie actor
Ahmad Jannati politician
Ebrahim Javadi Olympic medalist, wrestler
Maz Jobrani comedian
Farzaneh Kaboli dancer
Kayhan Kalhor composer, musician
Gholamhossein Karbaschi politician
Farah Karimi politician
Niki Karimi actress, film director, screenwriter
Mehdi Karroubi politician
Abol-Ghasem Kashani politician
Nasrollah Kasraian photographer
Ahmad Kasravi linguist, historian
Moshe Katsav former president
Zahra Kazemi photographer
Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi lyricist
Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz actor
Samuel Khachikian film director, screenwriter, author
Amir Reza Khadem Olympic medalist, wrestler
Rasoul Khadem Olympic medalist, wrestler
Ruhollah Khaleqi musician, conductor, composer
Ali Khamenei supreme leader
Yadollah Kaboli Khansari calligrapher
Kamal Kharazi politician
Ahmad Khatami politician
Mohammad Khatami former president, scholar, philosopher
Darius Khondji cinematographer
Hadi Khorsandi poet, satirist
Shappi Khorsandi comedian
Reza Kianian actor
Abbas Kiarostami film director, screenwriter, film producer
Masoud Kimiai film director, screenwriter, producer
Parviz Kimiavi film director, screenwriter
Kamshad Kooshan movie writer, director
Nikahang Kowsar cartoonist
Fariborz Lachini composer, music producer
Tannaz Lahiji artist
Mohammad-Reza Lotfi musician
Andranik Madadian singer, songwriter
Mahasti singer
Mahmud Mahmud politician, historian
Majid Majidi film director, film producer, screenwriter
Mohsen Makhmalbaf film director, writer, editor, producer
Samira Makhmalbaf filmmaker, script writer
Iman Maleki painter
Rosie Malek-Yonan actress, author, director, activist
Lotfi Mansouri opera director
Javad Maroufi composer, pianist
Marzieh singer
Alireza Mashayekhi musician, composer, conductor
Jamshid Mashayekhi actor
Nader Mashayekhi composer
Haik Hovsepian Mehr bishop, Christian martyr
Dariush Mehrjui director, screenwriter, producer, film editor
Farshid Mesghali graphic designer, illustrator, animator, author
Parviz Meshkatian composer, musician
Ali Meshkini politician, cleric
Shahrokh Meskoob writer, translator, scholar
Arash Miresmaeili Olympic medalist, judoka
Hassan Modarres cleric
Mehran Modiri actor, director
Moein singer
Shaul Mofaz politician
Hengameh Mofid actress, director, dramatist
Nasser Moghadam last chief of SAVAK
Ata'ollah Mohajerani historian, politician, journalist, author
Ali Akbar Mohtashamipur cleric, politician
Rasoul Mollagholipour director, screenwriter, producer
Morteza Momayez graphic designer
Hossein Monzavi lyricist
Elshan Moradi chess grandmaster
Ali Mosaffa actor, director
Farhad Moshiri artist
Mohammad Mossadeq former prime minister
Sina Motalebi journalist
Noreen Motamed painter
Fatemeh Motamed-Arya actress
Ahmad Motamedi politician
Hamid Motebassem musician
Mir-Hossein Mousavi former prime minister
Mohammad Mousavi musician
Abdolvahed Mousavi-Lari politician
Abdollah Movahed Olympic medalist, wrestler
Ebrahim Nabavi satirist, writer, diarist
Amir Naderi film director, screenwriter
Mahdi Bemani Naeini film director, cinematographer, news producer
Ahmad Najafi actor, producer
Mohammad-Ali Najafi politician
Mahmoud Namjoo Olympic medalist, weight lifter
Mohsen Namjoo singer, songwriter, musician
Ehsan Naraghi sociologist, writer
Hossein Nasr philosopher
Nematollah Nassiri former director of SAVAK
Ali Nassirian actor
Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri politician
Shahram Nazeri singer, composer
Ezzat Negahban archaeologist
Mana Neyestani cartoonist, illustrator
Touka Neyestani cartoonist
Roya Nonahali actress
Mohsen Nourbakhsh economist, banker
Abdollah Nouri politician, cleric
Parviz Nouri director, film critic, screenwriter
Alireza Nourizadeh scholar, literary figure, journalist
Guity Novin painter, graphic designer
Kazem Ordoobadi painter
Mostafa Oskooyi actor, director
Mahin Oskouei theater director
Ashraf Pahlavi princess
Farah Pahlavi former queen, empress
Leila Pahlavi princess
Reza Pahlavi crown prince
Hassan Pakravan diplomat
Bijan Pakzad menswear and fragrance designer
Jafar Panahi film director, producer, editor, writer
Parviz Parastui actor, singer
Shadi Paridar chess grandmaster
Parisa singer, musician
Asghar Parsa spokesperson National Front
Farrokhroo Parsa physician, educator, parliamentarian
Shahrnush Parsipur novelist
Babak Payami film director
Faramarz Payvar composer, musician
Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh poet, songwriter, singer
Nasim Pedrad actress, comedian
Ahmad Pejman composer
Paul the Persian philosopher
Colonel Mohammad Taqi-Khan Pessian military leader
Mahaya Petrosian actress
Habibollah Peyman politician
Parsa Pirouzfar actor, theater director
Zoya Pirzad writer, novelist
Laleh Pourkarim singer, songwriter
Pyruz singer, songwriter, composer
Saeed Rad actor, playwright
Bahram Radan actor
Akbar Radi playwright
Ali Rahbari composer, conductor
Ramin Rahimi musician, composer
Alireza Rajaei journalist
Kazem Rajavi human rights advocate, politician
Maryam Rajavi politician
Masoud Rajavi militant opposition leader
Abdollah Ramezanzadeh academic, writer, politician
Behzad Ranjbaran composer
Davoud Rashidi actor
Jalil Rasouli calligrapher, artist
Freydoon Rassouli painter
Amir Shahab Razavian film director, filmmaker, producer
Ali Razmara former prime minister, military leader
Jahangir Razmi photographer
Mohammad Reza former Shah
Mohsen Rezaee politician
Alireza Rezaei Olympic medalist, wrestler
Hossein Rezazadeh Olympic medalist, weight lifter
Anoushiraven Rohani pianist, songwriter
Shahrdad Rohani composer, violinist, pianist, conductor
Susan Roshan singer
Homa Rousta actress
Hassan Rowhani politician, cleric
Ahmad Saatchian actor
Abolhasan Saba musician, composer
Ali Akbar Sadeghi painter
Ghotbeddin Sadeghi director, playwright, actor
Reza Sadeghi singer, songwriter
Abolhassan Khan Sadighi sculptor, painter
Gholam Hossein Sadighi politician
Musa al-Sadr philosopher
Shadi Sadr lawyer, journalist, activist
Mehid Saeedi artist
Zabihollah Safa scholar
Navvab Safavi cleric
Ezzatollah Sahabi scholar, humanitarian, activist, politician
Yadollah Sahabi scholar, writer, reformist, politician
Kiawasch Sahebnassagh composer, researcher
Abolmohsen Salemi journalist, lawyer, poet, writer
Mojtaba Saminejad blogger
Karim Sanjabi politician
Heshmat Sanjari conductor, composer
Behnaz Sarafpour fashion designer
Hassan Sattar singer
Mohammad Sattarifar economist, former vice president
Parviz Sayyad actor, film director
Abdolhossein Sepanta film director, producer
Sohrab Sepehri poet, painter
Mohammad Mojtahed Shabestari philosopher
Shahram Shabpareh singer, songwriter
Nadir Shah former ruler of Persia
Naser al-Din Shah former king
Alireza Shapour Shahbazi archeologist
Sohrab Shahid-Saless filmmaker
Sadegh Malek Shahmirzadi archeologist
Moshir Habibollah Homayoun Shahrdar pianist
Homayoun Shajarian vocalist
Mohammad-Reza Shajarian composer, singer
Khosrow Shakibai actor
Ali Shamkhani navy admiral, politician
Ahmad Shamlou poet, journalist
Mohammad Shams conductor, composer
Vahid Shamsaei musician
Ali Shariati revolutionary
Hossein Shariatmadari editor
Mohammad-Reza Sharifinia actor
Dariush Shayegan theorist
Jamileh Sheykhi actress
Kamran Shirdel documentarist
Ghobad Shiva graphic designer
Daryush Shokof film director, writer, film producer
Younes Shokrkhah journalist
Khosrow Sinai film director
Shohreh Solati singer
Bahar Soomekh actress, environmental activist
Abdolkarim Soroush philosopher
Jazeh Tabatabai painter, poet, sculptor
Kamal Tabrizi film director
Ahmad Tafazzoli linguist
Nasser Taghvai film director, screenwriter
Ali Tajvidi musician, composer, violinist, songwriter
Seyyed Mostafa Tajzadeh politician
Gholamreza Takhti Olympic medalist, wrestler
Mahmoud Taleghani theologian, humanist
Parviz Tanavoli sculptor
Mohammad Ali Taraghijak painter
Susan Taslimi actress, film director, screenwriter
Ahmad Tavakkoli politician
Hedieh Tehrani actress
Hossein Tehrani musician
Roya Teymourian actress
Hossein Valamanesh artist
Ali Khan Vali photographer
Mohsen Vaziri-Moghaddam painter
Viguen singer
Alfred Yaghobzadeh photographer
Parviz Yahaghi composer, violinist
Peyman Yazdanian pianist, composer
Ebrahim Yazdi politician, diplomat
Manoucher Yektai artist
Fazlollah Zadedi former prime minister, army general
Ardeshir Zahedi diplomat
Mahla Zamani fashion designer
Merila Zarei actress
Habib Zargarpour art director
Hossein Zenderoudi painter, sculptor
Jalal Zolfonun musician, composer
Mahmoud Zoufonoun musician