Azerbaijanis or Azeris (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycanlılar آذربایجانلیلار, Azərilər آذری لر) are a Turkic people. Azerbaijanis are predominantly Shia Muslims living throughout Caucasus, northern Iran and eastern Turkey. Traditionally, the Azerbaijanis are living in Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia (Dagestan), Turkey (Kars and Iğdır) and Georgia (Borchali).
Below are lists of famous, prominent and notable Azerbaijanis from Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Russia, Turkey (Anatolia) and other countries. Some Azerbaijanis were born in one country, but gained fame in another. In the list, they are indicated only by place of birth. List also includes people who have at least one parent is of Azerbaijani origin.
- 1 Azerbaijan
- 1.1 Actors
- 1.2 Archaeologists and anthropologists
- 1.3 Architects
- 1.4 Artists
- 1.5 Broadcasters
- 1.6 Businessmen
- 1.7 Clergy
- 1.8 Dancers
- 1.9 Explorers
- 1.10 Fashion
- 1.11 Film industry
- 1.12 Historians
- 1.13 Journalists
- 1.14 Military
- 1.15 Musicians
- 1.16 Philosophers
- 1.17 Politicians
- 1.18 Revolutionaries and leaders of rebellions
- 1.19 Scientists
- 1.20 Sports
- 1.21 Writers
- 1.22 Other notables
- 2 Iran
- 3 Turkey
- 4 Georgia
- 5 Russia
- 6 Armenia
- 7 United Kingdom
- 8 United States
- 9 Other places
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 Notes
- Lutfali Abdullayev (1914–1973), actor.
- Telman Adigozalov (1953–2010), actor.
- Aliagha Aghayev (1913–1983), actor.
- Alasgar Alakbarov (1910–1963), actor.
- Mirzaagha Aliyev (1883–1954), actor.
- Sayavush Aslan (1935–2013), actor.
- Huseyn Arablinski (1881–1919), actor
- Mirza Babayev (1903–2003), actor and singer.[group 1]
- Leyla Badirbeyli (1920–1999), actress.[group 2]
- Hajibaba Baghirov (1932–2006), actor.
- Bahram Bagirzade (born 1972), actor, entertainer, comedian and film director.
- Rasim Balayev (born 1948), actor.
- Afag Bashirgyzy (born 1955), actress.
- Aghasadyg Garaybeyli (1897–1988), actor.
- Fakhraddin Manafov (born 1955), actor.
- Jeyhun Mirzayev (1946–1993), actor and film director.
- Yashar Nuri (1951–2012), actor.
- Hamida Omarova (born 1957), actress.
- Latif Safarov (1920–1963), actor and film director.
- Abbas Mirza Sharifzadeh (1893–1938), actor and film director.
- Hagigat Rzayeva (1907–1969), actress and singer.
- Hasan Turabov (1938–2003), actor.
- Eldaniz Zeynalov (1937–2001), actor.
- Nasiba Zeynalova (1916–2004), actress.
Archaeologists and anthropologists
- Sadig Dadashov (1905–1946), architect.
- Gasim bey Hajibababeyov (1811–1874), architect.
- Mammad Hasan Hajinski (1875–1931), architect and statesman.
- Mikayil Huseynov (1905–1992), architect.
- Karbalayi Safikhan Karabakhi (1817–1910), architect.
- Kamal Mammadbeyov (1924–1997), architect.
- Ajami Nakhchivani (12th–13th centuries), architect.
- Mikail Abdullayev (1921–2002), painter.
- Fuad Abdurahmanov (1915–1971), sculptor.
- Azim Azimzade (1880–1943), painter and graphic artist and the founder of Azerbaijani satirical graphics.
- Sattar Bahlulzadeh (1909–1974), impressionist painter.
- Omar Eldarov (born 1927), sculptor.
- Jalal Garyaghdi (1914–2001), sculptor.
- Bahruz Kangarli (1892–1922), painter, graphic artist and the founder of realistic easel painting of Azerbaijan.
- Tokay Mammadov (born 1927), sculptor.
- Boyukagha Mirzazade (1921–2007), painter.
- Togrul Narimanbekov (1930–2013), painter.
- Vidadi Narimanbekov (1926–2001), painter.
- Mir Mohsun Navvab (1833–1918), calligrapher, poet, artist, music historian, astronomer, carpenter, chemist and mathematician.
- Maral Rahmanzade (1916–2008), graphic artist.
- Alakbar Rezaguliyev (1903–1974), painter.
- Tahir Salahov (born 1928), painter.
- Fuad Salayev (born 1943), sculptor.
- Mirshahin Agayev (born 1963), T.V. presenter and journalist.
- Leyla Aliyeva (born 1986), T.V. presenter.
- Nargiz Birk-Petersen (born 1976), T.V. presenter.
- Emin Efendi, T.V. presenter and record producer.
- Khadija Nazirova (born 1978), T.V. presenter.
- Sevinj Osmanqizi (born 1969), T.V. presenter, media personality, author and journalist.
- Aras Agalarov (born 1955), businessman.
- Farkhad Akhmedov (born 1955), businessman.
- Vagit Alekperov (born 1950), businessman.
- Shamsi Asadullayev (1840–1913), industrial oil magnate and philanthropist.
- Jahangir Hajiyev, banker.
- Telman Ismailov (born 1956), businessman.
- Hafiz Mammadov (born 1964), businessman.
- Mubariz Mansimov (born 1968), businessman.
- Murtuza Mukhtarov (1865–1920), industrial oil magnate and philanthropist.
- Musa Nagiyev (1849–1919), industrial oil magnate and philanthropist.
- Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev (1823–1924), industrial oil magnate and philanthropist.
- Ilgar Ibrahimoglu (born 1973), cleric and human rights activist.
- Movlazadeh Mahammad Hasan Shakavi (1854–1932), religious leader, philosopher, alim and the first Sheikh ul-Islam of the Caucasus and the first scholar who translated Quran into Azerbaijani language.
- Allahshukur Pashazadeh (born 1949), Sheikh ul-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus.
- Zeynalabdin Shirvani (1780–1838), traveller and geographer.
- Nigar Talibova (born 1975), model.
- Magsud Ibrahimbeyov (born 1935), writer.
- Rustam Ibragimbekov (born 1939), writer and screenwriter.
- Elchin Musaoglu (born 1966), film director.
- Vagif Mustafayev (born 1953), film director, producer and screenwriter.
- Rasim Ojagov (1933–2006), film director and operator.
- Hasan Seyidbeyli (1920–1980), film director, dramatist and screenwriter.
- Rza Tahmasib (1894–1980), film director and actor.
- Igrar Aliyev (1924–2004), historian.
- Abbasgulu Bakikhanov (1794–1847), writer, historian, journalist, linguist, poet, philosopher and founder of Azerbaijani scientific historiography.
- Aydin Balayev (born 1956), historian.
- Ziya Buniatov (1923–1997), historian and academician.
- Jamil Hasanli (born 1952), historian and politician.
- Alexander Kazembek (1802–1870), orientalist, historian and philologist.
- Tofig Kocharli (1929–2007), historian and politician.
- Farida Mammadova (born 1936), historian.
- Hasan bey Aghayev (1875–1920), journalist, doctor, teacher and politician.
- Salatyn Asgarova (1961–1991), journalist.
- Elmar Huseynov (1967–2005), journalist.
- Osman Mirzayev (1937–1991), journalist, writer and publicist.
- Ali Mustafayev (1952–1991), journalist.
- Omar Faig Nemanzadeh (1872–1937), journalist.
- Sadykh bey Aghabekov (1865–1944), army general in the Russian Imperial Army, founder and reformer of Azerbaijani Police and orientalist.
- Riad Ahmadov (1956–1992), military officer.
- Avraamy Aslanbegov (1822–1900), vice–admiral and military writer.
- Azi Aslanov (1910–1945), army general.
- Allahverdi Bagirov (1946–1992), officer and football coach.
- Farrukh Gayibov (1891–1916), the first Azerbaijani military pilot during World War I.
- Mehdi Huseynzade (1918–1944), guerrilla fighter in Yugoslavia and Italy during World War II.
- Fatulla Huseynov (1937–2004), colonel and public figure.
- Mubariz Ibrahimov (1988–2010), warrant officer.
- Ahmadiyya Jabrayilov (1920–1994), activist of French Resistance.
- Rovshan Javadov (1951–1995), influential military activist, public figure.
- Israfil Mammadov (1919–1946), military commander.
- Leyla Mammadbeyova (1909–1989), the first Azerbaijani female aviator and the first female pilot in Southern Europe and the Middle East.
- Samedbey Mehmandarov (1855–1931), army general and politician.
- Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski (1855–1931), Cavalry General and General–Adjutant.
- Jamshid Nakhichevanski (1863–1919), Russian Imperial, Azerbaijani and Soviet military commander.
- Ali-Agha Shikhlinski (1895–1938), army general and politician.
- Ibrahim bey Usubov (1872–1920), military commander.
- Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (born 1947), composer
- Fikret Amirov (1922–1984), composer.
- Rafig Babayev (1937–1994), composer, jazz pianist and singer.
- Afrasiyab Badalbeyli (1907–1976), composer, conductor and music critic. The author of music and the libretto of the first Azerbaijani Ballet and the first ballet in the Muslim East
- Tofig Bakikhanov (born 1930), composer.
- Amina Figarova (born 1964), jazz composer and pianist.
- Gara Garayev (1918–1982), composer.
- Salman Gambarov (born 1959), composer and jazz pianist.
- Tofig Guliyev (1917–2000), composer.
- Soltan Hajibeyov (1919–1974), composer
- Uzeyir Hajibeyov (1885–1948), composer, conductor, scientist, publicist, playwright, teacher, translator, and social figure. He is the first Muslim author of an opera.
- Rauf Hajiyev (1922–1985), composer and politician.
- Arif Malikov (born 1933), composer
- Eldar Mansurov (born 1952), composer
- Muslim Magomayev (1885–1937), composer, one of the founders of Azerbaijani classical music.
- Vagif Mustafazadeh (1940–1979), composer and jazz pianist and the founder of Azerbaijani jazz.
- Emin Sabitoglu (1937–2000), composer, music editor.
- Ali Salimi (1922–1997), composer and tar player.
- Alakbar Taghiyev (1922–1981), composer
- Aghakhan Abdullayev (born 1950), mugham singer.
- Shovkat Alakbarova (1922–1993), singer
- Sevda Alakbarzadeh (born 1977), jazz singer.
- Dinara Aliyeva (born 1980), singer (soprano)
- Safura Alizadeh (born 1992), singer.
- Emin Agalarov (born 1979), singer.
- Ahmed Agdamski (1884–1954), folk and opera singer.
- Ogtay Aghayev (1935–2006), singer
- Rauf Atakishiyev (1925–1994), singer, pianist, singer–soloist and scholar.
- Mashadibaba Aydamirov (1971–2011), meykhana performer.
- Elchin Azizov (born 1975), opera singer and entertainer.
- Bulbul (1897–1961), folk and opera singer and one of the founders of Azerbaijani national musical theater.
- Bulbuljan (1841–1927), mugham singer.
- Polad Bulbuloglu (born 1945), singer, songwriter and actor.
- Aghasalim Childagh (1930–2008), meykhana performer.
- Brilliant Dadashova (born 1965), singer.
- Rashad Daghly (born 1984), meykhana performer.
- Huseyn Derya (1975–2014), rapper.
- Jabbar Garyagdyoglu (1861–1944), mugham singer.
- Eldar Gasimov (born 1989), singer and actor.
- Fidan Gasimova (born 1947), opera singer.
- Khuraman Gasimova (born 1951), opera singer.
- Gulkhar Hasanova (1918–2005), opera singer.
- Hajibaba Huseynov (1919–1993), mugham singer.
- Mansum Ibrahimov (born 1960), mugham singer.
- Lutfiyar Imanov (1928–2008), opera singer.
- Akif Islamzade (born 1948), pop singer.
- Aygun Kazimova (born 1971), pop singer.
- Dilara Kazimova (born 1984), singer and actress.
- Zeynab Khanlarova (born 1936), singer and politician.
- Muslim Magomayev (1942–2008), opera and pop singer and composer.
- Nazakat Mammadova (1944–1981), folk and mugham singer.
- Sakhavat Mammadov (1953–1991), folk and mugham singer.
- Yagub Mammadov (1930–2002), mugham singer.
- Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (born 1969), jazz singer and pianist.
- Anar Nagilbaz (born 1974), rapper, actor.
- Alim Qasimov (born 1957), mugham singer.
- Farghana Qasimova (born 1979), mugham singer.
- Nizami Ramzi (1947–1997), meykhana performer.
- Gadir Rustamov (1935–2011), mugham singer.
- Huseyngulu Sarabski (1879–1945), opera singer, composer, playwright, actor, producer and musician.
- Adalet Shukurov (born 1966), singer.
- Khan Shushinski (1901–1979), mugham singer.
- Seyid Shushinski (1889–1965), mugham singer.
- Aysel Teymurzadeh (born 1989), singer.
- Elshad Xose (born 1979), rapper.
- Eyyub Yaqubov (born 1965), singer.
- Miri Yusif (born 1977), rapper and singer.
- Habil Aliyev (born 1927), kamancha player.
- Kamil Jalilov (born 1938), oboe player.
- Bahram Mansurov (1911–1985), tar player.
- Shahin Novrasli (born 1977), jazz pianist.
- Gurban Pirimov (1880–1965), tar player.
- Sadigjan (1846–1902), tar player and the inventor of the Azerbajani tar.
- Alihan Samedov (born 1964), balaban player.
- Isfar Sarabski (born 1989), jazz pianist.
- Natig Shirinov (born 1975), nagara player.
- Rain Sultanov (born 1965), saxophonist.
- Sultan Majid Afandiyev (1887–1938), politician and revolutionary.
- Samad aga Agamalioglu (1867–1930), politician and revolutionary.
- Ahmet Ağaoğlu (1869–1939), politician, publicist and journalist.
- Ruhulla Akhundov (1897–1938), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR.
- Vali Akhundov (1916–1986), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR.
- Heydar Aliyev (1923–2003), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR and President of Azerbaijan.
- Ilham Aliyev (born 1961), President of Azerbaijan.
- Mehriban Aliyeva (born 1964), politician and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
- Mahammad Asadov (1941–1991), politician.
- Araz Azimov (born 1962), politician.
- Vali Akhundov (1916–1986), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR.
- Kamran Baghirov (1933–2000), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR.
- Mir Jafar Baghirov (1896–1956), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR.
- Abulfaz Elchibey (1938–2000), President of Azerbaijan.
- Mirza Davud Huseynov (1894–1938), Chairman of the Presidium of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Tajik SSR.
- Mammad Yusif Jafarov (1885–1938), politician.
- Aslan bey Gardashov (1866–1920), politician.
- Ismat Gayibov (1942–1991), politician.
- Rasul Guliyev (born 1947), politician.
- Vafa Guluzade (born 1940), diplomat, political scientist and specialist in conflict resolution.
- Kamaladdin Heydarov (born 1961), politician and composer.
- Tofig Ismayilov (1933–1991), politician.
- Mikayil Jabbarov (born 1976), politician.
- Fatali Khan Khoyski (1875–1920), politician, attorney, and one of the founding leaders of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
- Elmar Mammadyarov (born 1960), politician.
- Rasim Musabayov (born 1951), politician, political scientist and specialist in conflict resolution.
- Gazanfar Musabekov (1888–1938), politician.
- Imam Mustafayev (1910–1997), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR.
- Ayaz Mutalibov (born 1938), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR and the first President of Azerbaijan.
- Eldar Namazov (born 1956), politician.
- Sabit Orujov (1912–1981), politician.
- Ganira Pashayeva (born 1975), politician, public activist, journalist and poet.
- Khosrov bey Sultanov (1879–1947), politician.
- Mammed Amin Rasulzade (1884–1955), statesman, scholar, public figure and one of the founding leaders of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
- Abdurrahman Vazirov (born 1930), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR.
- Mir Teymur Yaqubov (1904–1970), First Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan SSR.
- Nasib Yusifbeyli (1881–1920), publicist, statesman and one of the founding leaders of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Revolutionaries and leaders of rebellions
- Ahliman Amiraslanov (born 1947), oncologist.
- Hamid Arasly (1902–1983), literary critic.
- Firuddin Babayev (1929–1987), pathologist.
- Nadir Ibrahimov (1932–1977), astronomer.
- Hamlet Isakhanli (born 1948), mathematician and poet, founder and president of Khazar University.
- Kerim Kerimov (1917–2003), rocket scientist, one of the founders of the Soviet space industry, and for many years a central figure in the Soviet space program.
- Elchin Khalilov (born 1959), geophysicist, professor, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences.
- Boris Khatagurov (born 1940), surgeon and physician.
- Firudin bey Kocharli (born 1863–1920), philologist, writer and literary critic.
- Yusif Mammadaliyev (1905–1961), chemist.
- Leyla Mammadbeyova (1922–2006), the first female Azerbaijani pathologist and the first female forensic medical expert.
- Mirali Qashqai (1907–1977), geologist.
- Arif Salimov (born 1956), mathematician.
- Farman Salmanov (1931–2007), geologist.
- Agabey Sultanov (1938–2007), psychiatrist, scholar and public activist.
- Lotfi A. Zadeh (born 1921), mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, founder of the theory of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic.
- Namig Abdullayev (born 1971), wrestler and Olympic champion.
- Rafael Aghayev (born 1985), karateka, World and European champion.
- Toghrul Asgarov (born 1992), wrestler and Olympic champion.
- Israfil Ashurly (born 1969), mountaineer.
- Orhan Aydın (born 1989), basketballer.
- Karina Aznavourian (born 1974), épée fencer and double Olympic Champion.
- Tofiq Bahramov (1925–1993), the 'Russian' linesman from 1966 World Cup final.
- Rasim Başak (born 1980), basketball player.
- Rovshan Bayramov (born 1987), wrestler and Olympic champion.
- Faig Garayev (born 1959), volleyball player and volleyball coach.
- Vali Gasimov (born 1968), footballer and football manager.
- Vugar Gashimov (1986–2014), chess grandmaster.
- Ramil Guliyev (born 1990), sprinter.
- Gurban Gurbanov (born 1972), footballer and football manager.
- Boyukagha Hajiyev (born 1958), footballer and football manager.
- Nazim Huseynov (born 1969), judoka and Olympic champion.
- Vagif Javadov (born 1989), footballer.
- Alakbar Mammadov (1925–2014), footballer.
- Rauf Mamedov (born 1988), chess grandmaster
- Elnur Mammadli (born 1988), judoka and Olympic champion.
- Fariz Mammadov (born 1980), boxer.
- Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (born 1985), chess grandmaster.
- Zemfira Meftakhetdinova (born 1963), sport shooter and Olympic champion.
- Aghasalim Mirjavadov (born 1947), football coach.
- Nizami Pashayev (born 1981), weightlifter.
- Teimour Radjabov (born 1987), chess grandmaster.
- Jamal Rahimov (born 1987), equestrian.
- Rashad Sadygov (born 1982), footballer.
- Mahir Shukurov (born 1982), footballer.
- Nazim Suleymanov (born 1965), footballer and football manager.
- Lala Yusifova (born 1996), rhythmic gymnast.
- Chingiz Abdullayev (born 1959), best–selling detective writer.
- Elchin Afandiyev (born 1943), writer and politician.
- Ilyas Afandiyev (1914—1996), writer.
- Vidadi Babanli (born 1927), writer, dramatist and translator.
- Mirza Fatali Akhundov (1812—1878), writer, educator and philosopher and founder of Azerbaijani drama.
- Suleyman Sani Akhundov (1875—1939), playwright, journalist, children's author and teacher.
- Sakina Akhundzadeh (1865—1927), first female playwright and dramatist.
- Mammad Araz (1933—2004), poet.
- Banine (1905—1992), writer.
- Yusif Vazir Chamanzaminli (1887—1943), writer.
- Mirvarid Dilbazi (1912—2001), poet.
- Fikrat Goja (born 1935), poet.
- Madina Gulgun (1926—1991), poet.
- Mahammad Hadi (1879—1920), poet.
- Abdurrahim bey Hagverdiyev (1870—1930), playwright, stage director, politician and public figure.
- Mehdi Huseyn (1909—1965), writer.
- Ali bey Huseynzade (1864—1940), writer, philosopher, doctor and the creator of the modern Flag of Azerbaijan.
- Jafar Jabbarly (1899—1934), writer.
- Ahmad Javad (1892—1937), poet and best known for composing Azerbaijan's national anthem.
- Jafargulu agha Javanshir (1787—1866), poet and major–general.
- Huseyn Javid (1882—1941), poet and playwright, founder of the progressive romanticism in Azerbaijani literature.
- Nusrat Kasamanli (1946—2003), poet.
- Heyran Khanim (1790—1848), poet.
- Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1866—1932), satirist and writer.
- Afag Masud (born 1957), writer.
- Mikayil Mushfig (1908—1939), poet.
- Gasham Najafzadeh (born 1959), poet.
- Khurshidbanu Natavan (1832—1897), poetess.
- Mammed Said Ordubadi (1872—1950), writer.
- Mammed Said Ordubadi (1872—1950), writer.
- Baba Punhan (1948—2004), poet.
- Nigar Rafibeyli (1913—1981), writer.
- Natig Rasulzadeh (born 1949), writer.
- Ramiz Rovshan (born 1946), writer.
- Suleyman Rustam (1906—1989), poet.
- Rasul Rza (1910—1981), writer.
- Anar Rzayev (born 1938), writer, dramatist and film director.
- Mirza Alakbar Sabir (1862—1911), poet.
- Abbas Sahhat (1874—1918), poet and dramatist.
- Bahar Shirvani (1835—1883), poet.
- Seyid Azim Shirvani (1835—1888), poet.
- Ismayil Shykhly (1919—1995), writer.
- Manaf Suleymanov (1912—2001), writer, translator and historian.
- Khalil Rza Uluturk (1932—1994), poet.
- Mehdigulu Khan Vafa (1855—1900), poet and lieutenant colonel.
- Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh (1925—2009), poet.
- Aliagha Vahid (1895—1965), poet.
- Molla Panah Vagif (1717—1797), poet and vizier Karabakh Khanate and the founder of realism in Azerbaijani literature.
- Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794—1852), poet.
- Hashim bey Vazirov (1868—1916), writer, journalist and publisher.
- Najaf bey Vazirov (1854—1925), novelist and playwright, theatrical figure and one of the founders of Azerbaijani theater.
- Molla Vali Vidadi (1708—1809), poet.
- Samad Vurgun (1906—1956), poet.
- Almas Ildyrym (1907—1952), poet.
- Gasim bey Zakir (1784—1857), poet.
- Behrouz Vossoughi (born 1938), actor.
- Javad Gharavi Aliari (born 1935), Twelver shi'a marja.
- Abdolkarim Mousavi Ardabili (born 1926), politician and Twelver shi'a marja.
- Sadegh Khalkhali (1926–2003), hardline Shia cleric of the Islamic Republic.
- Abul-Qassim Khoei (1899–1992), Twelver shi'a marja.
- Fazel Lankarani (1931–2007), Twelver shi'a marja.
- Ali Meshkini (1922–2007), cleric and politician.
- Hassan Roshdieh (1851–1944), cleric and politician.
- Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari (1905–1986), Grand Ayatollah.
- Allameh Tabatabaei (1903–1981), philosopher.
- Mousa Shubairi Zanjani (born 1928), Twelver shi'a marja.
- Abbas-Ali Amid Zanjani (1937–2011), hardliner theologian, politician and scholar.
- Jafar Panahi (born 1960), filmmaker.
- Hossein Alizadeh (born 1951), classical composer and folk musician.
- Arash (born 1977), singer, dancer, entertainer and producer.
- Aref Arefkia (born 1941), singer.
- Faegheh Atashin (born 1960), singer and actress.
- Davod Azad (born 1963), composer, Sufi vocalist and multi–instrumentalist.
- Samin Baghtcheban (1925–2008), musician, composer, author and translator.
- André Hossein (1905–1983), composer.
- Dariush Eghbali (born 1951), pop singer.
- Fatma Mukhtarova (1893–1972), opera singer.
- Rubaba Muradova (1930–1983), mugham and folk singer.
- Hassan Sattar (born 1949), pop singer.
- Shah Ismail Khatai (1487–1524), the founder of the Safavid dynasty and poet.
- Tadj ol-Molouk (1896–1982), Queen consort of Iran.
- Jahan Shah (1397–1467), ruler of Kara Koyunlu oghuz tribal federation and poet.
- Farah Pahlavi (born 1938), the last Queen of Iran.
- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919–1980), the last Shah of Iran.
- Gholam Reza Aghazadeh (born 1949), politician.
- Mina Ahadi (born 1956), politician.
- Mehdi Bazargan (1908–1995), politician.
- Parviz Fattah (born 1961), politician.
- Mir Bashir Gasimov (1879–1949), politician.[group 3]
- Ebrahim Hakimi (1863–1959), politician.
- Mahmud Jam (1884–1969), politician.
- Ali Khamenei (born 1939), President of Iran and Supreme Leader of Iran.
- Sadegh Mahsouli (born 1959), politician.
- Mohsen Mehralizadeh (born 1955), politician.
- Reza Moridi (born 1945), politician.
- Mir-Hossein Mousavi (born 1942), politician.
- Ali Soheili (1896–1958), politician.
- Bagher Khan (1870–1911), constitutional revolutionary leader.
- Haydar Khan e Amo-oghli (1880–1921), revolutionary and politician.[group 4]
- Sattar Khan (1866–1914), constitutional revolutionary leader.
- Mohammad Khiabani (1880–1920), revolutionary, cleric and politician.
- Ja'far Pishevari (1893–1947), the founder and chairman of the socialist Azerbaijan People's Government.
- Shahriar Afshar (born 1971), physcist and invetor.
- Camila Batmanghelidjh (born 1963), psychotherapist and social entrepreneur.
- Fereydoon Batmanghelidj (1931–2004), medical scientist.
- Ali Murad Davudi (1922–1979), philosopher.
- Ali Javan (born 1926), physician and inventor.
- Ahmad Kasravi (1890–1946), linguist, historian, reformer, nationalist politician, author and philosopher.
- Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh (born 1942), analytic philosopher.
- Jafar Salmasi (born 1918), weightlifter.
- Gholamreza Takhti (born 1930), wrestler.
- Mohammad Paziraei (born 19729), wrestler.
- Aboutaleb Talebi, (born 1945), wrestler.
- Rahim Aliabadi (born 1943), wrestler.
- Hadi Saei (born 1976), taekwando athlete and double Olympic and World champion.
- Sajjad Anoushiravani, (born 1984), weightlifter.
- Karim Ansarifard (born 1990), footballer.
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- Aziz Asli (born 1938), footballer.
- Karim Bagheri (born 1974), footballer.
- Ali Daei, (born 1969), footballer and coach.
- Cyrus Dinmohammadi (born 1970), footballer.
- Yahya Golmohammadi (born 1971), footballer.
- Yousef Karami (born 1983), taekwondo athlete.
- Rasoul Khatibi (born 1978), footballer.
- Mohammad Navazi (born 1974), footballer.
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- Elyar Fox (born 1955), singer, musician and songwriter.
- Narmin Kamal (born 1981), novelist.
- Hassan Mirza (1899–1943), Crown Prince of the Qajar dynasty.
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- Fuad Viento (born 1988), photographer, writer and social activist.
- Sami Yusuf (born 1980), singer.
- Nima Arkani-Hamed (born 1972), theoretical physicist.
- Sona Aslanova (1924–2011), soprano singer.
- Max Black (1909–1988), philosopher and mathematician.
- Sibel Edmonds (born 1970), translator and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.
- Nik Caner-Medley (born 1983), basketball player.
- Chingiz Sadykhov (born 1929), pianist.
- Norm Zada (born 1954), founder of Perfect 10 magazine.
- Gábor Kubatov (born 1966), politician.
- Geysar Alakbarzade (born 1984), footballer.
- Eddy Pascual (born 1992), footballer.
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