List of Iranians

This is an alphabetic list of notable people from Iran or its historical predecessors.

In the newsEdit

ArtistsEdit

CalligraphistsEdit

CartoonistsEdit

Painters, illustrators and sculptorsEdit

PhotographersEdit

DesignersEdit

ArchitectsEdit

Fashion designersEdit

Graphic designersEdit

BusinessEdit

EntertainersEdit

ComediansEdit

Dancers and choreographersEdit

Models, beauty pageantEdit

Film actorsEdit

Theatre and stage actorsEdit

Filmmakers, directorsEdit

FilmmakersEdit

Theatre and stage directorsEdit

Musicians and singersEdit

ClassicalEdit

Iranian classical traditionalEdit

Modern traditionalEdit

Western classicalEdit

ElectronicEdit

PopEdit

(Sorted according to the first letter of the name)

Rap musicEdit

LyricistsEdit

Rock and metalEdit

Film score composersEdit

Journalists, mediaEdit

BloggersEdit

JournalistsEdit

News anchorsEdit

Leaders, politicians, activistsEdit

This list excludes royalty, which can be accessed by the main article link above.

Historical (pre-Pahlavi Dynasty)Edit

Modern (post-Qajar)Edit

Pahlavi periodEdit

Served in Islamic Republic governmentEdit

Not served in Islamic Republic government or oppositionEdit

Politicians in other nationsEdit

ActivistsEdit

Prisoners and detaineesEdit

  • Zahra Bani Ameri (1980–2007), physician, died in a prison in Hamedan after being arrested for breaching modesty laws by sitting in a park with her fiancée.
  • Zahra Amir Ebrahimi (born 1981), photographer, television actress, subject of a 2006 sex tape scandal in Iran
  • Zeynab Jalaliyan, Kurdish prisoner
  • Zahra Kazemi, Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer, who according to the medical examiner was raped, tortured and killed by Iranian officials following her arrest in Iran.
  • Hossein Rajabian, imprisoned filmmaker
  • Mehdi Rajabian, imprisoned musician

Literature figuresEdit

Authors and poetsEdit

TranslatorsEdit

Religious figuresEdit

See List of Marjas.
See List of Ayatollahs.

RoyaltyEdit

Scientists, scholars, and academicsEdit

Explorers and travellersEdit

Historians, archaeologists and IranologistsEdit

LinguistsEdit

Intellectuals and philosophersEdit

Technology and computer engineeringEdit

SportsEdit

Iranian womenEdit

See separate articles: Persian woman and List of Persian women.

MilitaryEdit

AviationEdit

OtherEdit

Iranians of Armenian DescentEdit

Iranians of Assyrian descentEdit

Emigrants and immigrantsEdit

Americans in IranEdit

Germans in IranEdit

Iranians in AmericaEdit

See separate article: List of Iranian Americans.

Iranians in CanadaEdit

See article: Iranian-Canadian

Iranians in BritainEdit

List of British Iranians

Iranians in GermanyEdit

Iranians in Germany

Iranians in AustraliaEdit

Iranian Australian

Iranians in the NetherlandsEdit

Iranians in the Netherlands

Iranians in SwedenEdit

Iranians in Sweden

Iranians in EgyptEdit

Iranians in PakistanEdit

Persian Roman Catholic saintsEdit

See article List of Persian Roman Catholic saints

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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