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multiple issues|unreferenced|date=February 2013notability|Lists|date=February 2013This is an alphabetic list of notable people from Iran or its historical predecessors.==In the news== Akbar Ganji Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President of Iran Ali Dizaei, Senior officer in the London Metropolitan Police Alireza Jafarzadeh, FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst Anousheh Ansari, first female space tourist, leading telecommunication entrepreneur, and namesake of the Ansari X Prize Bahar Soomekh, Iranian-American actor Camila Batmanghelidjh, UK's Women of the Year 2006 Award winner, founder of London-based children's charity Kids Company Daryush Shokof, Artist, Film Director, Iran Zendan Farzan Athari, International Model Goli Ameri, Republican nominee for U.S. House of Representatives Jimmy Delshad, Mayor of Beverly Hills Kamshad Kooshan, Iranian American Film Director Kia Joorabchian, businessman Ladan and Laleh Bijani Mohammad Khatami, former President of Iran Nasser David Khalili, Billionaire, Art Collector Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Human Rights Activist, Miss World 2003 1st runner up; Miss Canada 2003 Pierre Omidyar, founder of ebay Ramona Amiri, Miss Canada 2005 Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran Rosie Malek-Yonan Ross Mirkarimi Sheikh Haron Shermine Shahrivar, Miss Europe 2005 Shirin Ebadi, Nobel prize in Peace Shiva Nazar-Ahari, Human rights activist Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian American actress Zahra Kazemi Zeynab Jalaliyan, Kurdish prisoner==Artists==See also|List of Iranian artists===Calligraphists=== Abolhassan Etessami Jalil Rasouli Mehdi Saeedi Mir Ali Tabrizi Mir Emad Hassani Mishkín-Qalam Seyyed Jafar Kashfi Yadollah Kaboli Khansari Gholam Hossein Amirkhani===Cartoonists===Javad AlizadehMana NeyestaniMaziyar BizhaniNikahang KowsarTouka NeyestaniMohsen pezeshkian===Cinema artists=======Actors and actresses==== Akbar Abdi Ali Mosaffa Ali Nassirian Amin Hayaee Artemis Pebdani Azita Hajian Bahar Soomekh Bahareh Kian Afshar Bahram Radan Behrouz Vossoughi Behzad Farahani Bijan Daneshmand Bita Farrahi Bizhan Emkanian Catherine Bell Christiana Amanpour Daryoush Arjmand Daryush Shokof Davoud Rashidi Delkash Ezzatollah Entezami Faramarz Gharibian Farimah Farjami Fatemeh Motamed-Aria Golab Adineh Golshifteh Farahani Googoosh Hamed Behdad Hedyeh Tehrani Homa Rousta Homayoun Ershadi Jahangir Forouhar Jamileh Sheykhi Jamshid Mashayekhi Kamshad Kooshan Kazem HajirAzad Khosrow Shakibaee Leila Forouhar Leila Hatami Mahaia Petrosian Mahnaz Afshar Majid Majidi Maz Jobrani Mehdi Fat'hi Mehdi Hashemi Mehran Modiri Merila Zarei Mohammad Ali Fardin Mohammad Ali Keshavarz Mohammad Reza Foroutan Mohammad Reza Golzar Mohammad Reza Sharifinia Nazanin Afshin-Jam Niki Karimi Parsa Pirouzfar Parviz Fannizadeh Parviz Parastouee Parviz Sayyad Pegah Ahangarani Reza Kianian Rosie Malek-Yonan Roxanne Pallett Roya Nonahali Saeed Rad Sarah Shahi Shaghayegh Farahani Shohreh Aghdashloo Sussan Taslimi Taraneh Alidousti Zahra Amir Ebrahimi====Directors and filmmakers==== Abbas Kiarostami, director of ''Taste of Cherry'' Abdolhossein Sepanta Abolfazl Jalili Akbar Golrang Ali Ardekani Ali Hatami Amir Naderi Ardeshir Irani, director of first Indian Talkie, Alam Ara Asghar Farhadi, director of ''Nader and Simin, A Separation'' Babak Payami Bahman Farman-Ara Bahman Ghobadi, director of ''A Time for Drunken Horses'' Bahman Maghsoudlou Bahram Beizai Behrooz Gharibpoor Darius Khondji Darius Mehrjui Daryush Shokof, director of ''Seven Servants'',''Iran Zendan Ebrahim Hatamikia Emud Mokhberi, Academy Award nominated director/animator Esma'il Kooshan Iraj Ghaderi Jafar Panahi, director of ''The Circle'' Kamal Tabrizi Kami Asgar Kamran Shirdel Kamshad Kooshan Khosrow Sinai Kiarash Anvari Mahdi Bemani Naeini Majid Majidi, director of ''Children of Heaven'' Masoud Kimiai Mehran Modiri Mohsen Makhmalbaf, director of ''Kandahar'' Nasser Taghvai Parviz Kimiavi Parviz Nouri Parviz Shahbazi Parviz Sayyad Pouran Derakhshandeh, award winning film director and producer Rakhshan Bani-Etemad Ramin Farahani Rasoul Mollagholipour Reza Badiyi Sadaf Foroughi Samira Makhmalbaf, director of ''At Five in the Afternoon'' Samuel Khachikian Sohrab Shahid-Sales Tina Gharavi====Film score composers==== Hossein Alizadeh Ramin Djawadi Fariborz Lachini Ahmad Pejman Peyman Yazdanian===Designers===Khodayar Feiz, founder of Feiz Design Studio====Fashion designers====Behnaz SarafpourBijan PakzadMahla ZamaniNima BehnoudPegah AnvarianSanaz ShiraziShirin Guild====Graphic designers==== Mehdi Saeedi Reza Abedini Farshid Mesghali Morteza Momayez Ghobad Shiva===Entertainers=======Comedians==== Ali Ardekani, Islamic comedy Ebrahim Nabavi Hadi Khorsandi Max Amini Maz Jobrani Nasim Pedrad Negin Farsad Omid Djalili Shahin Jamie Shaparak Khorsandi====Dancers==== Jamileh, pop Farzaneh Kaboli, folkloric Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, folkloric====Music video Directors==== Alec Cartio===Musicians and singers=======Classical====See also|List of Iranian composers=====Iranian Classical/traditional===== Abolhasan Saba Alinaghi Vaziri Dariush Eghbali Delkash Gholam-Hossein Banan Homayoun Shajarian Hossein Khaje Amiri Hossein Tehrani Hossein Alizadeh Jalal Zolfonun Javad Maroofi Kamkarha Kayhan Kalhor Mahmoud Zoulfonoun Marzieh Mirza Abdollah Farahani Mohammad Reza Lotfi Mohammad Shams Mohammad-Reza Shajarian Mohsen Namjoo Morteza Hannaneh Parisa Parviz Meshkatian Parviz Yahaghi Ruhollah Khaleghi Shahram Nazeri Sima Bina Zyriab=====Modern / traditional===== Ahmad Pejman Axiom of Choice Farhad Fakhreddini Morteza Hannaneh Niyaz Ramin Rahimi Zohreh Jooya=====Western Classical===== Ali Rahbari Alireza Mashayekhi Aminollah Hossein Anoushiravan Rohani Armik Heshmat Sandjari Lily Afshar Loris Tjeknavorian (Loris Cheknavarian) Lotfi Mansouri Mahan Esfahani Mehdi Hosseini Nader Mashayekhi Shahin Farhat Shahrdad Rohani====Electronic==== Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia Ali Movasat (DJ Aligator) Deep Dish Leila Arab Omid Nourizadeh Senadee Steve Naghavi from And One====Pop====(Sorted according to the first letter of the most famous name) Afshin Alireza Assar Andy Madadian Anousheh Khalili Arash Aref Arian Band Bijan Mortazavi Darius Danesh Dariush Eghbali Delkash Ebi (Ebrahim Hamedi) Faramarz Aslani Farhad Fereidoun Foroughi Googoosh Habib Hassan Sattar Hassan Shamaizadeh Hayadeh Homeyra Kouros Leila Forouhar Mahasti Mansour Mehrdad Moein Mohammad Esfahani Mohammad Nouri Nooshafarin Omid Pyruz Reza Sadeghi Senadee Sepideh Shadmehr Aghili Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh Shahram Shabpareh Shahrokh Shahrum K Shohreh Solati Siavash Ghomeyshi Siavash Susan Roshan Vigen====Rap Music==== Hichkas Shahin Najafi Yas=====Lyricists===== Aref Ghazvini Hossein Monzavi Maryam Heydarzadeh Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi Shahyar Ghanbari====Rock/metal==== Agah Bahari Amir Derakh, from the band Orgy Angband Barad Kiosk Meera===Painters, illustrators and sculptors===See also|List of Iranian painters Abolhassan Khan Sadighi Ali Akbar Sadeghi Aydin Aghdashloo Bahram Soroush Daryush Shokof Farhad Sadeghi Amini Freydoon Rassouli Hossein Behzad Hossein Valamanesh Hossein Zenderoudi Iran Darroudi Jazeh Tabatabai Kamal ol-Molk Kamaleddin Behzad Mahmoud Farshchian Mani Maryam Hashemi (Maryam Sandjari) Mohammad Ali Taraghijah Mohsen Vaziri-Moghaddam Mokarrameh Ghanbari Noreen Motamed Parviz Tanavoli Reza Abbasi Shirazeh Houshiary Siah Armajani Sohrab Sepehri Zhaleh Kazemi===Photographers=== Abbas Abbas Kiarostami Alfred Yaghobzadeh Ali Ghanbari Ali Khan Vali Jahangir Razmi Kaveh Golestan Maryam Zandi Mitra Tabrizian Morteza Avini Nader Davoodi Nasrollah Kasraian Newsha Tavakolian Reza Deghati Sadegh Tirafkan Shadi Ghadirian Shahram Entekhabi Shirana Shahbazi Shirin Neshat===Theatre artists=======Stage actors and actresses==== Ahmad Saatchian Ali Nassirian Behzad Farahani Hayley Tamaddon Kazem HajirAzad Maryam Davari Mehdi Bajestani Mohammad Reza Jozi Ramin Karimloo Rosie Malek-Yonan Roya Teymourian Shamsi Fazlollahi Shiva Boloorian====Theatre directors==== Akbar Radi Bahram Bayzai Behrouz Gharibpour Ghotbeddin Sadeghi Hengameh Mofid Mohammad Yaghoubi Mostafa Oskooyi Rosie Malek-Yonan Shiva Boloorian Vahid Evazzadeh==Journalism/media=====Bloggers=== Hossein Derakhshan Massoumeh Ebtekar Mehdi Jami Mohammad Ali Abtahi Mojtaba Saminejad Omid Memarian Sina Motalebi===Journalists=== Abolmohsen Salemi Ahmad Shamlou Akbar Ganji Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi TV, Radio @Print Media (Columnist, Correspondent) Ali Akbar Dehkhoda Alireza Jafarzadeh Alireza Nourizadeh Arash Markazi Azadeh Ensha The New York Times Azadeh Moaveni Christiane Amanpour Ebrahim Nabavi Emadeddin Baghi Fardad Farahzad, BBC Farrokhi Yazdi, pahlavi era. Hashem Aghajari Hossein Shariatmadari Kaveh Golestan, BBC Kioumars Saberi Foumani Masih Alinejad Masoud Dehnamaki Massoud Behnoud Mehran Ghassemi Mirzadeh Eshghi Mohammad Ghouchani Mohammad Taghi Bahar Nikahang Kowsar Omid Memarian Rudi Bakhtiar Saeed Hajjarian Shadi Sadr Sina Motallebi Youness Shokrkhah===Television personalities=== Adel Ferdosipour, football announcer, Navad program Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi, Correspondent, Commentator, Anchorman. Alireza Jafarzadeh, Foreign Affairs Analyst, Fox News Asieh Namdar, news anchor at CNN Christiane Amanpour, television journalist, CNN Maryam Namazi, news anchor at Al Jazirah (English section) Reza Fazeli, actor, film director and opposition figure Rudi Bakhtiar, news anchor, formerly with CNN and FOX News Zia Atabay, TV presenter at NITV United==Leaders and politicians==The list here excludes the royalty. An extensive list of Persian royalty appears further down in this page.''See also Ministerial Head of Government in Iran Heads of Government of Iran (1699-1907) and List of Prime Ministers of Iran.''=== Historical (pre-Pahlavi Dynasty) === Abdol Hossein Mirza Farmanfarma, prime minister, multiple other roles. Abu Muslim, Leader of the Persian upraising against Arabs. Amir-Kabir, Grand Vizier. Babak Khorram Din, Leader of the Persian upraising against Arabs Bagher Khan, constitutionalist leader Bozorgmehr Sage and Grand Vizier of Sasanids. Colonel Pesian Dr Talequani Heshmat, jangali leader and ally of Mirza Kuchek Khan. Fazlollah Noori, conservative clergy opposing Constitunalists, hanged. Ghaem Magham Farahani, prime minister Hassan-e-Sabbah, sectarian political leader. Kaveh the Blacksmith, Legendary Leader and Liberator against the rule of Zahhak, an Arab king. Mahmud Khan Puladeen, senior military general. Maziar son of Karan, Leader of the Persian upraising against Arabs. Mirza Kuchek Khan, constitutionalist leader of Guilan. Mirza Mehdi Khan Astarabadi, Nader Shah's Chief Minister. Mirza Reza Kermani, assassinated Nasereddin Shah. Mohammad Khiabani, popular leader during Constitutionalist Revolution. Mostowfi ol-Mamalek, Prime Minister. Nosrat Dowleh Firouz Mirza, provincial governor. Safi-ad-din Ardabili, Spiritual founder of Safavid dynasty. Sattar Khan, constitutionalist leader.=== Modern (post-Qajar) =======Pahlavi period==== Ali Akbar Davar, Minister, and founder of Iran's modern Judiciary system. Amanullah Jahanbani, senior military leader, and father-in-law of Christiane Amanpour's father. Amir Abdollah Tahmasebi, military leader Ardeshir Zahedi Bahram Aryana, military commander Dr Ahmad Ahmadi, notorious prison interrogator Farokhroo Parsa, minister of education George Malek-Yonan, procured a seat in Iran's Parliament for Assyrians as a recognized minority Hasan Arfa, Army General, Ambassador to Russia, Ambassador to Turkey Hassan Modarres, member of parliament Hassan Pakravan, head of SAVAK Heidar Arfaa, Conseiller d'État, Minister of Agriculture, Député-Majlis Fars Province Hossein Fardoust, deputy head of SAVAK Hossein Fatemi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hushang Ansary, Minister of Finance, President of NIOC Karim Buzarjomehri, Army General military aide of Reza Shah, Mayor of Tehran Mahmoud Khayami, leading industrialist. Mahmud Mahmud, politician Manucher Mirza Farman Farmaian, Director of Sales for NIOC and Ambassador to Venezuela Mohammad Hosein Airom, senior military leader Nader Jahanbani, air force general, pilot Nasser Moghaddam, head of SAVAK Nematollah Nassiri, head of SAVAK Abbas Mirza Farman Farmaian, Minister of Parliament Sattareh Farman Farmaian, Established first social worker schools in Iran Sepahbod Ahmad Amir-Ahmadi, military leader Seyyed Zia'eddin Tabatabaee Shapour Bakhtiar, prime minister Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari Teymour Bakhtiar, head of SAVAK Abdolhossein Teymourtash, Iranian Statesman====Served in Islamic Republic government==== Abdolkarim Mousavi-Ardabili Abdollah Noori, minister of interior Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, government spokesman Abdolvahed Mousavi-Lari, minister of interior Abolhassan Banisadr, president Ahmad Jannati, chair of Council of Guardians Ahmad Khatami Ahmad Khomeini Ahmad Tavakkoli, minister of labour Akbar Torkan, minister of roads and transportation Ala'eddin Boroujerdi, member of parliament Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, president Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, member of parliament Ali Akbar Nategh-Nouri, speaker of parliament Ali Akbar Salehi Ali Fallahian, minister of intelligence Ali Khamenei, supreme leader Ali Larijani, president of IRIB Ali Meshkini, chair of Assembly of Experts Ali Movahhedi-Kermani Ali Shamkhani, minister of defence Ali Younessi, minister of information Alireza Noori, member of parliament Asadollah Lajevardi Ata'ollah Mohajerani, minister of culture and Islamic guidance Ayatollah Amini, deputy chair of Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Mohammadi-Gilani Ayatollah Sane'i Ayatollah Va'ez-Tabasi Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi Behzad Nabavi, vice speaker of parliament Bizhan Namdar-Zangeneh, minister of oil Ebrahim Asgharzadeh Ebrahim Yazdi, foreign minister of interim government Elaheh Koulai, member of parliament Emad Afrough, member of parliament Ezzatollah Zarghami, president of IRIB Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, member of parliament Fatemeh Haghighatjou, member of parliament Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, speaker of parliament Gholam Hossein Elham Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi, minister of intelligence Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri Hadi Khamenei, member of parliament Hamid Reza Assefi, foreign affairs spokesman Hassan Habibi, first vice president Hassan Rouhani, current president Hossein Shariatmadari Iraj Fazel, minister of health Kamal Kharrazi, minister of foreign affairs Kazem Jalali, politician Kazem Rajavi, politician Kazem Seddiqi, politician Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, former chief justice Majead Ansari, member of parliament Manuchehr Eliasi, Jewish member of parliament Masoud Pezeshkian, minister of health Masoumeh Ebtekar, vice president Mehdi Bazargan, prime minister Mehdi Hashemi Mehdi Karroubi, speaker of parliament Mir-Hossein Mousavi, prime minister Mohammad Abaee-Khorasani, member of parliament Mohammad Ali Abtahi, vice president Mohammad Ali Najafi, minister of education Mohammad Ali Rajai, president Mohammad Beheshti, head of judiciary Mohammad Emami-Kashani Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani Mohammad Javad Bahonar, prime minister Mohammad Javad Larijani, member of parliament Mohammad Khatami, president Mohammad Reyshahri Mohammad Reza Aref, first vice president Mohammad Reza Bahonar, vice speaker of parliament Mohammad Reza Khatami, deputy speaker of parliament Mohammad Reza Mahdavi-Kani Mohammad Sattarifar, vice president Mohammad Yazdi, head of judiciary Mohsen Armin, member of parliament Mohsen Mirdamadi, member of parliament Mohsen Nourbakhsh, head of Central Bank of Iran Mohsen Rezaee, member of Expediency Discernment Council Mohsen Safaee-Farahani, member of parliament and head of Iranian Football Federation Mohseni-Ezhe'i Morteza Motahhari Mostafa Chamran, Minister of Defense Mostafa Tajzadeh, deputy minister of interior Nasrollah Jahangard, chair of Supreme Council of ICT Rahim Safavi Rasoul Montajebnia, member of parliament Ruhollah Hosseinian Ruhollah Khomeini, supreme leader, founder of the Islamic Republic Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, minister of foreign affairst Sadegh Khalkhali, Sharia ruler Sadegh Larijani Saeed Emami, vice minister of intelligence Saeed Hajjarian, Tehran council member Saeed Mortazavi Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli, Head of Central Bank of Iran, Ambassador to United Kingdom''See also'': List of current Iranian officials====Not served or opposition==== Abbas Amir-Entezam Abdolrahman Ghasemlou Abolghasem Kashani Ahmad Zirakzadeh Ali Shariati, sociologist Alireza Rajaei Asghar Parsa Azam Taleghani Bijan Jazani Dariush Forouhar Daryush Shokof, film Iran Zendan, Hitler's Grave Ezzatollah Sahabi Gholam-Hossein Sadighi Habibollah Peiman Hashem Aghajari Jafar Pishevari Mahmoud Taleghani Mansoor Hekmat Maryam Rajavi Masoud Rajavi, militant opposition leader Mohsen Kadivar Mousa Sadr Nasser Zarafshan Navvab Safavi, militant cleric Parviz Varjavand Reza Alamouti, Central Committee Member of Fedayan Guerillas & founder of Radio Aras Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yadollah Sahabi====Other nations====Benazir Bhutto, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, half-Iranian (mother)Dan Halutz, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense ForcesGoli Ameri, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural AffairsMaryam Yazdanfar, member of the Swedish parliament (Riksdag), SwedenMoshe Katsav, Former President of IsraelNusrat Bhutto, Former first lady of PakistanOmid Nouripour, member of the German parliament (Bundestag), GermanyReza Moridi, member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, CanadaShaul Mofaz, Current Israeli Minister of Transport and a Deputy Prime Minister, and former Minister of Defense==Literature figures=====Authors and poets===''See main list: List of Persian poets and authors''===Translators=== Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi, author and translator Karim Emami, author and translator Majid M. Naini, author and translator Mohammad Ghazi, translator Shahrokh Meskoob, author and translator==Religious figures==''See List of Marjas.'', ''See List of Ayatollahs''. Majlesi Báb, prophet Bahá'u'lláh, prophet Dhikru'llah Khadem, prominent Hand of the Cause Haik Hovsepian Mehr, bishop and Christian martyr Jamal al-Din Asadabadi Mani, founder of Manichaeism Mazdak, Religious and Social Reformer Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master born to Iranian immigrant parents Muhammad ibn Ismail ad-Darazi Mulla Sadra Safi-ad-din Ardabili Salman the Persian Zahed Gilani Zoroaster, prophet==Royalty==''See comprehensive list of Persian/Iranian royalty.''==Scientists, scholars, and academics==''See comprehensive List of Iranian scientists and engineers of the pre-modern age.''''See comprehensive List of Iranian scientists and engineers of the modern age.''===Architects and Mi'mars===''See full List of Iranian architects.''Fariborz SahbaHeydar Ghiaï-ChamlouHossein AmanatKamran Diba===Explorers and travellers=== Ahmad ibn Rustah, 10th century Persian explorer of Russia, Scandinavia and Arabia. Naser Khosrow, traveller, writer and poet===Historians, archaeologists and Iranologists===Abbas AlizadehAbdolhossein ZarinkoobAhmad KasraviAlireza Shapour ShahbaziBadiozzaman ForouzanfarEzzatolah NeghbanKaveh FarrokhMehrdad BaharMohammad Ali Eslami NodooshanSadegh Malek ShahmirzadiTouraj AtabakiTouraj Daryaee===Linguists===Ahmad Karimi-HakkakAhmad TafazzoliAli Akbar AbdolrashidiEhsan YarshaterJaleh AmouzgarMehrdad BaharParviz Natel-KhanlariZabihollah Safa===Intellectuals and philosophers===Abdolkarim SoroushAhmad KasraviAli ShariatiDaryush Shokof, YekishimMirza Fath Ali AkhundzadehMirza Malkam KhanMohammad-Ali ForoughiMohammad Mojtahed ShabestariMohsen KadivarMostafa MalekianSeyyed Hossein Nasr==Technology=====Video Game, Visual Effects, Computer Imagery===Habib Zargarpour Visual effects specialist, Video game art directorReza Mohammady Human-Computer Interaction engineer==Sports==See also|category:Iranian sportspeople Yu Darvish, MLB baseball player for the Texas Rangers Abbas Jadidi, wrestler, Olympic Silver Medalist Abdollah Movahed, wrestler, Olympic Gold Medalist Adel Kolahkaj, footballer Alex Agase, American football player Ali Daei, football player, top international goalscorer, world record holder Ali Karimi, football player Ali Parvin, football player and coach Alireza Dabir, wrestler, Olympic Gold Medalist Alireza Heidari, wrestler, Olympic Bronze Medalist Alireza Rezaei, wrestler, Olympic Silver Medalist Amir Reza Khadem, Olympic Bronze Medalist wrestler Andre Agassi, tennis player – his father was Assyrian-Armenian Arash Miresmaili, Judo World Champion Aravane Rezaï, tennis player Behdad Salimi, weightlifter World Champion Ebrahim Javadi, wrestler, Olympic Bronze Medalist Ehsan Ghaemmaghami, chess grandmaster Ehsan Hadadi, discus thrower, Asian record holder Elshan Moradi, chess grandmaster Emamali Habibi Goudarzi, wrestler, first Iranian Olympic Gold Medalist, Melbourn 1956 Emmanuel Agassi, boxer at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, father of Andre Agassi George Issabeg, Boxer at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics George Malek-Yonan, Iran's ''Champion of Champions'' in Track & Field and Pentathlon Ghasem Dehnavi, footballer Ghasem Hadadifar, footballer Ghasem Rezaei, wrestler Hossein Rezazadeh, weightlifter, double Olympic Champion Sydney 2000, Athen 2004, Javad Nekounam, football player Khodadad Azizi, football player Kianoush Rostami, weightlifter, World Champion Mahmoud Namjoo, weightlifter, Olympic Silver Medalist Mahyar Monshipour, World Super Bantamweight Boxing Champion Mansour Bahrami, tennis player Mansour Barzegar, wrestler, Olympic Silver Medalist Masoud Jokar, wrestler, Olympic Silver Medalist Mehdi Mahdavikia, football player Mohammad Ali Fardin, wrestler and actor Mohammad Khadem, wrestler Mohammad Mousavi, volleyball player Mohammad Nassiri, weightlifter, Olympic Gold Medalist Mohammad Reza Heidarian, futsal player Rahman Rezaei, football player Rasoul Khadem, Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler Ruhollah Bigdeli, football player Saeid Marouf, volleyball player Shadi Paridar, chess Woman Grandmaster Shawn Daivari, professional wrestler Shoura Osipov, Boxer at 1948 Olympics T.J. Houshmandzadeh, NFL player Vahid Hashemian, football player Yossef Karami, Taekwondo World Champion, Olympic bronze Medalist Andranik Teymourian, football player Fereydoon Zandi, football player Gholamreza Takhti, wrestler, Olympic Gold Medalist Hadi Saei, Taekwondo World Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist Hossein Tavakoli, weightlifter, Olympic Gold Medalist Jaber Rouzbahani, basketball player Khosrow Vaziri, professional wrestler Leila Vaziri, swimmer, World Champion, world record holder Vahid Shamsaei, futsal player, top international futsal goalscorer Mika Zibanejad, ice hockey player for Ottawa Senators of the NHL Daniel Rahimi, ice hockey player for San Jose Sharks of the NHL==Iranian women==''See separate articles: Persian woman and List of Persian women.''==Other== Ali Dashti Alireza Afzalipour, businessman and Philanthropist, founder of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman Bijan Pakzad, World famous designer. Farah Karimi, Iranian female Dutch Member of Parliament. George Deukmejian, former governor of California Mehran Karimi Nasseri Moshe Katsav, President of Israel Navid Ostadian-Binai, technology leader and philanthropist Ross Mirkarimi, Member of San Francisco city council from Green Party Saadat Khan, First Nawab of Oudh in India. Shahram Entekhabi, Iranian-born artist and architect. Shahram Jazayeri Shahram Dabiri, the Lead Producer responsible for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) ''World of Warcraft''. Shaul Mofaz, Israeli Defense Minister Wajid Ali Shah, Last Nawab of Oudh, disposed of by the British East India Company. Zahra Eshraghi, granddaughter of Ayatollah Khomeini and wife of Mohammad Reza Khatami===Famous Armenians of Iran===See also|List of Armenian-Iranians Andranik Teymourian Andre Agassi, Tennis Champion Emmanuel Agassi, 1948 and 1952 Olympics boxer representing Iran, Father of Andre Agassi Gegard Mousasi, MMA fighter Haik Hovsepian Mehr, bishop and Christian martyr Loris Tjeknavorian Marcos Grigorian artist, scholar and actor Mushegh Soruri Ovannes Ohanian, first Iranian film director Samuel Khachikian, film director Varuzh Karim-Masihi, film editor/director Vigen Derderian, singer Yeprem Khan===Famous Assyrians of Iran===See also|List of Assyrian-Iranians Freydun Atturaya, co-founder of the Assyrian Socialist Party George Issabeg, 1948 and 1952 Olympics boxer representing Iran George Malek-Yonan, politician and ''Champion of Champions'' of Iran Issa Benyamin, calligraphist Ivan Kakovitch, (1933–2006) activist and author ''Mount Semele'' (2001) Milton Malek-Yonan, inventor of converted Rice Paulus Khofri, composer, painter Ramona Amiri, Miss Canada 2005 Rosie Malek-Yonan, actor, activist and author of ''The Crimson Field'' Shoura Osipov, 1948 Olympics boxer representing IranShoura Osipov – Olympic Boxer===Famous Chaldeans of Iran=== Mar Youhannan Semaan Issayi, Archbishop of Assyro-Chaldean Metropolitan Tehran Paul Caldani, composer, writer, music researcher===Famous Americans in Iran=== Howard Baskerville, Iran's first American martyr Joseph Cochran, 2nd generation American missionary in Urmiah/established first Iranian medical college Arthur Millspaugh, Treasury General, Persia Arthur Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, Persian Culture revivalists David Stronach Elgin Groseclose, Treasury General, Persia John Limbert Justin Perkins, First American resident of Iran 1835 Morgan Shuster, Treasury General, Persia Richard Nelson Frye Samuel M. Jordan whom "Jordan Ave." in Tehran is named after William M. Miller===Famous Germans in Iran=== Annemarie Schimmel, German born Harvard expert on Iranian literature. Wilhelm Wassmuss, German diplomat, spy and military hero, Iran, first World War===Famous Iranians in America===''See separate article: List of Iranian Americans.''===Famous Iranians in Canada===''See article: Iranian-Canadian''===Famous Iranians in Britain===List of British Iranians===Famous Iranians in Germany===Iranians in Germany===Iranians in Australia===Iranian Australian===Iranians in the Netherlands===Iranians in the Netherlands===Iranians in Sweden===Iranians in Sweden===Iranians in Egypt=== Tahia Kazem, wife of president Gamal Abdel Nasser; born in Egypt to Iranian parents.===Famous Iranians in Pakistan=== Nusrat Bhutto, Iranian father and mother moved with family to Karachi, British India before partition; married Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; father of Benazir Bhutto.===Famous Iranians in India===''See articles: Parsis or Iranian peoples'' Ardeshir Irani, director of first Indian talkie Alam Ara; born in India to Iranian Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master, parents were from Kerman.immigrant parents Sir Dinshah Irani, Zoroastrian leader===Persian Roman Catholic saints===''See article List of Persian Roman Catholic saints''==See also== List of Iran-related topics List of people by nationality Iranian peoples
multiple issues| unreferenced|date=February 2013 notability|Lists|date=February 2013 This is an alphabetic list of notable people from Iran or its historical predecessors.