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Nazanin Afshin Jam in Miss World 2003 contest image obtained from here Nazanin Afshin-Jam (in Persian: نازنین افشین جم) (born 1979 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-Canadian and a former Miss World Canada. ... Shohreh Aghdashloo (Persian: شهره آغداشلو, born 11 May 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Iranian-American actress and self-proclaimed activist. ... Iranian-Americans (sometimes called Persian-Americans) are Americans of Iranian descent, including those who are expatriates in exile or permanent immigrants. ... Goli Ameri Goli Ameri (in Persian:Ú¯Ù„ÛŒ عامری) (nee Goli Yazdi) is a Republican Iranian-American businesswoman who ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon. ... Ramona Amiri Ramona Rina Amiri (April 16, 1980 Montreal, Quebec) is an Iranian-Canadian woman of Assyrian and Persian heritage[1] who won the Miss World Canada contest in 2005. ... Anousheh Ansari (Persian: , born 12 September 1966) is the Iranian-American co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems, Inc. ... Space tourism is the recent phenomenon of space travel by individuals for the purpose of personal pleasure. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... For the sequel to the computer game Entrepreneur, which has no article of its own, see The Corporate Machine. ... If a person, place, or thing is named after a different person, place, or thing, then one is said to be the namesake of the other. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Farzan Athari (Persian: , born June 26, in Tehran, Iran) is a Swedish-Iranian fashion model, actor, TV host and TV personality. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Ladan and Laleh Bijani (in Persian: لادن Ùˆ لاله بیژنی) (January 17, 1974–July 8, 2003) were Iranian law graduates. ... Jimmy Delshad is the Vice Mayor of Beverly Hills California. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Chief Superintendent Ali Dizaei (born c 1962) is a senior officer in the London Metropolitan Police. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (usually just referred to as the Metropolitan Police or the Met) are the police of Greater London, England, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London, which has its own police force, the City of London Police. ... Shirin Ebadi at a press conference in November 2005. ... Akbar Ganji (Persian: اکبر گنجی , born 31 January 1960 in Qazvin) is an Iranian journalist and writer. ... Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (Persian: اکبر هاشمی رفسنجانی Akbar HāshemÄ« RafanjānÄ«), Hashemi Bahramani (هاشمی بهرمانی) born on August 25, 1934, is an influential Iranian politician, and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council of Iran. ... Alireza Jafarzadeh Alireza Jafarzadeh (born 1957) is an expert on the Middle East, an author, a media commentator, and and an active dissident figure to the Iranian government who is best known for revealing the existence of clandestine nuclear facilities in Iran in 2002. ... Kiavash Kia Joorabchian (Persian: , born 14 July 1971, in Tehran, Iran) is a British-Iranian businessman. ... Before her arrest Zahra Ziba Kazemi-Ahmadabadi (زهرا کاظمی احمدآبادی in Persian)‎ (1949 - July 11, 2003) was an Iranian (Persian)-born freelance photographer, residing in Montreal (Canada), who died in the custody of Iranian officials following her arrest. ... Nasser David Khalili (born 1945) is an Iranian-born Jewish property developer, art collector and philanthropist, based in London. ... Mohammad Khatami (Persian : سید محمد خاتمی Seyyed Moḥammad KhātamÄ«), born on September 29, 1943, in Ardakan city of Yazd province, is an Iranian intellectual, philosopher and political figure. ... Ross Mirkarimi Ross Mirkarimi (b. ... Mostafa Moin, M.D. (مصطفی معین; born March 31, 1951 in Najaf Abad), is an Iranian politician, currently an Advisor to the President of Iran. ... Pierre M. Omidyar (born 21 June 1967) is a French-born Iranian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist/economist, and the founder/chairman of the eBay auction site. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ... Reza Pahlavi (Persian: رضا پهلوی, born October 31, 1960) is the former Crown Prince of Iran, the eldest son of late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his Empress Consort, Farah Diba. ... LASIK is the acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, a type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. ... Shermine Shahrivar (Persian شرمینه شهریور) is the 22-year-old Iranian-German winner of the Miss Europe 2005 beauty pageant in Paris. ... Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress and environmental activist. ...

Artists

Calligraphists

Emad Al-Hassani Qazvini (1554-1615), widely known as Mir Emad (میر عماد), is considered as one of the most celebrated masters of Nastaliq (نستعلیق) calligraphic style. ... Bahman Panahi was born in 1967 in Iran, he has got his official master certificate of association calligraphers iranian and he held many exhibitions and workshops in Iran and different countrys, in the same time he is a compositor, Tar and Setar player in Iranian traditional musice and ha had... Mir Ali Tabrizi (14th century). ...

Cinema artists

Actors and actresses

Akbar Abdi Akbar Abdi (اكبر عبدي in Persian) was born in 1960, Tehran, Iran. ... Mahnaz Afshar in Atash bas Mahnaz Afshar (Persian:مهناز افشار) is a famous Iranian actress. ... Shohreh Aghdashloo (Persian: شهره آغداشلو, born 11 May 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Iranian-American actress and self-proclaimed activist. ... Pegah Ahangarani Pegah Ahangarani, born in 1984, is an Iranian actress. ... Taraneh Alidoosti (Persian: ‎ ​, born 12 January 1984) is an award-winning Iranian actress. ... Djahangir Almasi (in Persian: جهانگیر الماسی), Actor, Born in 1955, Tehran, Iran. ... Darius Ardjmand (Persian: ‎ ​, born 1944 in Tehran) is an Iranian actor. ... For the Canadian politician, see Catherine J. Bell Catherine Lisa Bell (born August 14, 1968 in London, England) is a British-born Iranian-American actress best known as being David James Elliotts co-star as fiancee and best friend Lt. ... Delkash Esmat Bagherpour Panbehzan (عصمت باقرپور پنبه زن), known as Delkash (دلکش), (February 26, 1925 – September 2, 2004) was an Iranian female singer, singing in Persian and the local Iranian languages of Guilaki and Mazandarani. ... Omid Djalili (pronounced Omeed Jaleelee, Persian: ‎ ​, born September 30, 1965 in Chelsea, London) is a British born Iranian stand-up comedian, born to Iranian Baháí parents. ... Bizhan Emkanian (in Persian: بیژن امکانیان); Actor, Born in 1953, Abadan, Iran. ... Ezatolah Entezami (in Persian: عزت الله انتظامی), Actor, Born 1924, Tehran, Iran. ... Homayoun Ershadi (in Persian: همایون ارشادی), Actor, Born 1947, Sepahan, Iran. ... Parviz Fannizadeh (1316-1358 Ir), (1939-1980) is an Iranian actor whose work includes: Sorkhpustha (1979) Ghadeghan (1978) Daii jan Napelon (1976) Mash Ghasem Gavaznha (1976) Sham-e akhar (1976) Boof-e koor (1975) Soltan-e sahebgharan (1974) (mini) TV Series . ... Behzad Farahani (in Persian: بهزاد فراهانی), Actor, Screenwriter, Born 1944, Farahan, Iran. ... Golshifteh Farahani Golshifteh Farahani (Persian: گلشیفته فراهانی , born 1983 in Tehran) is an Iranian actress. ... Shaghayegh Farahani (in Persian: شقایق فراهانی), Actress, Born 1972, Tehran, Iran. ... Mohammad Ali Fardin (1930 - April 6, 2000) was an Iranian actor. ... Farimah Fardjami (in Persian: فریماه فرجامی), Actress, Born 1952, Tehran, Iran. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Jahangir Forouhar is an Iranian actor, and the father of Iranian entertainer Leila Forouhar. ... Leila Forouhar (Persian: ‎ ​, born April 16, 1961 in Isfahan, Iran) is a legendary Iranian singer and actress whose popularity in countries like Iran and Tajikestan — but particularly Afghanistan — has spanned decades of time. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Faramarz Gharibian (in Persian: فرامرز قریبیان), Actor and Director, Born November 17, 1941, Tehran, Iran. ... Googoosh (Persian: ) (also spelled as Gogosh and Googosh and Gougoush), [born Faegheh Atashin (Persian: ) on February 7, 1951 in Tehran, Iran], is an Iranian pop singer and actress. ... Mohammad Reza Golzar (Persian: , born March 28, 1975 in Tehran, Iran), is an Iranian actor, musician and photo model who has gained success inside Iran. ... Azitaa Hidjian (in Persian: آزیتا حاجیان), Actress, Born 1957, Tehran, Iran. ... Leila Hatami is an Iranian actress, born in 1973. ... Amin Hayaee (in Persian: امین حیایی), Actor, Born 1970, Tehran, Iran. ... Niki Karimi Niki Karimi (Persian: نیکی کریمی) born on 10 November 1971, Tehran (Iran), is an internationally recognised Iranian (Persian) actress and movie director. ... Mohamad Ali Keshavarz (in Persian: محمد علی کشاورز), Actor, Born 1930, Sepahan, Iran. ... Reza Kianian (b 1953 in Mashhad) (رضا کیانیان in Persian) is an Iranian actor. ... Majid Majidi Majid Majidi (Persian: مجید مجیدی; born 1959, Tehran, Persia (Iran)) is an Iranian film producer, director, and screenwriter. ... // Born on the fourth of July, in Tehran, Iran, Rosie Malek-Yonan ( رزی ملک یونان ) is an Assyrian actress, artist, director, author and activist. ... Djamshid Mashayekhi (in Persian: جمشید مشایخی), Actor, Born 1934, Tehran, Iran. ... Mehran Modiri (Persian: , born 1961 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian actor, television director, and musician. ... Ali Mosaffa is an Iranian actor. ... Fatemeh Motamed-Aria (born 1961 in Tehran) is an Iranian actress. ... Ahmad Nadjafi Shoushtari (in Persian: احمد نجفی شوشتری) born in 1948, Khorramshahr, Iran. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Royaa Nonahali (in Persian: رویا نونهالی), Actress, Born 1964, Tehran, Iran. ... Roxanne Pallett, Carlisle August 2006 Roxanne Roxy Pallett (born 26 December 1982 in Carlisle, Cumbria) is an English actress most famous for playing the role of Jo Stiles in the ITV1 soap opera, Emmerdale. ... Parviz Parastooie (born 25 April 1955) in Hamedan, is an Iranian actor. ... Parsa Pirouzfar is an Iranian actor. ... Saeed Raad (née Ahmad Haghparast Rad ?) (in Persian: سعید راد), Actor, Born 1944, Tehran, Iran. ... Bahram Radan (born بهرام رادان April 28, 1979) is an Iranian film actor. ... Davod Rashidi (in Persian: داوود رشیدی), is an Iranian Actor, He was born 1933, in Tehran, Iran. ... Homaa Rousta (Rousta isnt her real lastname) (in Persian: هما روستا), Actress, Born 1946, Tehran, Iran. ... Aahoo Jahansouzshahi, also known as Sarah Shahi (born January 10, 1980, in Euless, Texas, U.S.), is an American actress, model and former NFL Cheerleader of Iranian and Spanish[1][2] descent, a descendent of 19th century Iranian Shah Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar. ... A highly famed actor of Iranian Cinema, Parviz Sayyad was born in Lahijan, Iran in the year 1939. ... Khosrow Shakibay (in Persian: خسرو شکیبایی), actor, born 1944, Tehran, Iran. ... Mohamad Reza Sharifinia (in Persian: محمد رضا شریفی نیا), Actor, Born 1955, Tehran, Iran. ... Djamileh Sheykhi (in Persian: جمیله شیخی), Actress, Born 1930, Tabriz, Iran, Died 2001, Tehran, Iran. ... Soroush Sehhat , Iranian Writer , actor, ctiticizer was born in 1966 [[1]].He showed his talent in writing in Jong-e-77 a Comic - Series directed by Mehran Modiri. ... Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress and environmental activist. ... Susan Taslimi (also spelt Soosan Taslimi, Persian: ‎ , born 7 February 1950 in Rasht, Iran) is an Iranian actress, film director, theatre director, and screenwriter. ... Hedyeh Tehrani (also spelt Hedieh Tehrani, Persian: , born 25 June 1972 in Tehran, Iran) is an award-winning Iranian actress. ... Behrooz Vossoughi (بهروز وثوقي in Persian) (born 1938 in Tehran, Tehran province, Iran) is one of the most legendary Iranian actors of all times. ... Merila Zarei at the 24th International Fajr Film Festivalin Tehran 2006 Merila Zarei (Persian: ) is an award-winning Iranian actress. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Directors and filmmakers

Kami Asgar is an Iranian-American Supervising Sound Editor. ... Kianoush Ayarri (in Persian: کیانوش عیاری) Cinematographer. ... Avini and his team at work amidst the rubbles in war stricken Khuzestan. ... Rakhshaan Bani Etemaad (in Persian: رخشان بنی اعتماد), Director, Screenwriter, Born 1954 in Tehran, Iran. ... Bahram Beyzayi (born 26 December 1938) is an Iranian play writer and film director. ... Mahdi Bemani Naeini (also spelt Mehdi Bemani, Mehdi Bemani Naeini, Persian: , born October 3, 1968) is an Iranian film director, cinematographer, TV cameraman and photographer. ... Bahman Farmanara (Persian: , born 1942 in Tehran) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Ramin Farahani is an Iranian film maker. ... Iradj Ghaderi (in Persian: ایرج قادری), Director and Actor. ... RABEAH GHAFFARI is an Iranian-born filmmaker and actress. ... Behrouz Gharibpour (born 1950) is a renowned Iranian theatre director and pioneer of traditional Persian puppet theatre. ... Bahman Ghobadi (born February 1, 1969) is a Kurdish film director. ... A Time for Drunken Horses (Zamani barayé masti asbha) is a 2000 Kurdish film directed by Bahman Ghobadi and produced in Iran. ... Akbar Golrang, born April 12, 1945, is an Iranian author and film director. ... Ali Hatami (in Persian: علی حاتمی), Director, Screenwriter, Art Director and Costume designer, Born 1944, Tehran, Iran, Died 1996. ... Ebrahim Hatamikia Ebrahim Hatamikia is an Iranian filmmaker. ... Ardeshir Irani was an early director, actor, and producer in Bollywood. ... Alam Ara, (English Translation: The Light of the World) a 1931 film directed by Ardeshir Irani, was the first Indian film with sound. ... Abolfazl Jalili (Born 1957, Saveh, Iran) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian film director. ... Darius Khondji (21 October 1955 in Tehran, Iran) is the famous Iranian cinematographer. ... Samuel Khachikian (in Persian: ساموئل خاچیکیان), Director, Screenwriter, and Ù‘Film Editor, Born 1923, Tabriz, Iran, Died 2001, Tehran. ... Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: `Abbās KiyārostamÄ«; born 22 June 1940) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. ... Taste of Cherry (Persian: طعم گيلاس Tam-e gilass) is a 1997 film by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. ... Masoud Kimiai (Persian: ‎ ​) is a well known and award-wining Iranian director, screenwriter and producer. ... Parviz Kimiavi (Born 1939 Tehran) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian (Persian) film director, screenwriter, editor and one of the most prominent figure of Persian cinema of the 20th century. ... Esmail Koushan or Kooshan is a one of the pioneering figures of Persian cinema. ... </gallery> Image:http://www. ... Kandahar (2001) is a film by Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf , set in Afganistan during the rule of the Taliban. ... Image:Makhmalbaf-samira. ... At Five in the Afternoon, Samira Makhmalbaf, Iran / France 2003 At Five in the Afternoon is Samira Makhmalbafs third feature. ... We dont have an article called David Mahmoudieh Start this article Search for David Mahmoudieh in. ... Majid Majidi Majid Majidi (Persian: مجید مجیدی; born 1959, Tehran, Persia (Iran)) is an Iranian film producer, director, and screenwriter. ... Children of Heaven is a 1997 Iranian film. ... Darius Mehrjui (in Persian: داریوش مهرجویی), Director, Scriptwriter. ... Leila is an Iranian movie directed by Dariush Mehrjui. ... Mehran Modiri (Persian: , born 1961 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian actor, television director, and musician. ... Pavarchin (پاورچین in Persian)(means on tiptoes in English) is a Iranian television comedy serial. ... Noghtechin (Dots) is an Iranian television sitcom. ... Shabhaye Barareh (شبهای برره in Persian, literally Nights of Barareh) was an Iranian satire television series broadcast by the IRIB network. ... Rasoul Mollagholipour (also spelt Rasool Mollagholi Poor, b. ... Amir Naderi (in Persian: امیر نادری) Director, Screenwriter, Born in 1945, Abadan, Iran. ... Jafar Panahi (born July 11, 1960 in Mianeh, Iran) is an internationally-acclaimed independent filmmaker. ... The Circle (Dayereh) is a 2000 film by Iranian independent filmmaker Jafar Panahi that describes the treatment of women in that country. ... Babak Payami is an Iranian film director. ... Abdolhossein Sepanta (June 4, 1907 – March 28, 1969 ) was a noted iranian film director and producer . ... Sohrab Shahid-Saless (Sohrāb Shahǐd-Sāles, Persian: , b. ... Kamran Shirdel (born 1939 in Tehran) is a renowned Iranian documentarist. ... Khosrow Sinai (born 19 January 1941 in Sari, Iran) is a famous Iranian film director. ... Kamal Tabrizi ( in Farsi :کمال تبریزی ) is an Iranian director. ... Nasser Taghvai (also spelt Naser Taghvaee, Persian: , born 1941) is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. ...

Film score composers

Hossein Alizadeh, playing Sallaneh. ... Fariborz Lachini (born August 25, 1949) is an Iranian|Persian composer, best known for composing film scores. ... Ahmad Pejman is an Iranian classical composer who resides in the United States // Born in 1937 in Laar, Iran, Ahmad Pejman started studying music under the supervision of Heshmat Sanjari and Hossein Nasseri and continued studies in composition with Alsred Uhi, Thomas Christian David, Hans Jelineck, Nusiant Arel, Vladimir Ushachevsky... Peyman Yazdanian (In Persian: پیمان یزدانیان) is an Iranian prominent musician, composer, piano player, film score composer. ...

Entertainers

Dancers

This word is used very rarely. ...

Music video directors

Alireza Amirghassemi (born September 19, in Tehran, Iran) is a Persian TV personality. ... Alec Cartio, is a well known in Iranian-American music producer and video director. ... Darya Gol (born December 25th, in Tehran Iran) is a Director & Producer. ... Ravi may refer to: Ravi, a Hindu solar deity. ...

TV personalities

Christiane Amanpour, CBE (born January 12, 1958) (in Persian: ) is the chief international correspondent for CNN. // Shortly after her birth in London, her British mother Patricia, and her father Mohammed, an Iranian airline executive, moved the family to Tehran. ... Rudi Bakhtiar (born Rudabeh Bakhtiar (in Persian:رودابه بختیار) on June 21, 1966 in Fresno, California) is an Iranian-American journalist, working for the Fox News Channel. ... Adel Ferdosipour is an Iranian journalist, football commentator, and Television show host. ... Alireza Jafarzadeh Alireza Jafarzadeh (born 1957) is an expert on the Middle East, an author, a media commentator, and and an active dissident figure to the Iranian government who is best known for revealing the existence of clandestine nuclear facilities in Iran in 2002. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... There were 24 housemates in total in the eighth series of Big Brother in the UK where they were observed by television viewers 24 hours a day and each week, one or more housemates were voted to be evicted by the general public until the winner, Brian Belo, was left. ... Hamid Shabkhiz is the founder and director of the Iran TV Network based in the USA. External links http://www. ...

Musicians and Singers

Classical

See also: List of Iranian composers

Traditional Persian Mohammad Reza Lotfi Hossein Alizadeh Hossein Dehlavi Farhad Fakhroddini Fereydun Farzaneh Shahrokh Khajehnuri Ruhollah Khaleqi Sharif Lotfi Alireza Mashayekhi Muhammad-Taqi Masudiyeh Gholamreza Minbashiyan Hossein Nasehi Mostafa Kamal Pourtorab Hasan Riyahi Kiyavash Sahebnasaq Heshmat Sanjari Javad Maroufi Western Classical Lily Afshar Aminollah Hussein Lotfi Mansouri Alexander (Ali) Rahbari...

Iranian Classical/Traditional

Hossein Alizadeh, playing Sallaneh. ... Axiom of Choice is a world music group of Iranian émigrés who perform a fusion style incorporating Persian classical music and Western music. ... Gholam Hossein Banan (May , 1911 - February 29, 1986) was a Persian musician and singer. ... Sima Bina (Born in 1944 Birjand) is a master of Persian classical music and Irans top researcher, singer and song-writer of Iranian Folk music. ... Delkash Esmat Bagherpour Panbehzan (عصمت باقرپور پنبه زن), known as Delkash (دلکش), (February 26, 1925 – September 2, 2004) was an Iranian female singer, singing in Persian and the local Iranian languages of Guilaki and Mazandarani. ... Mirza Abdollah, also known as Agha Mirza Abdollah Farahani, (1843–1918) was a musician and tar and setar player. ... h Hossein Derakhshan (حسين درخشان; born January 7, 1975), also known as Hoder, is an Iranian-Canadian journalist and weblogger, based in Toronto. ... Kalhor Playing Kamancheh Kayhan Kalohor (كيهان كلهر) is an Iranian kamancheh player of Kurdish origin. ... The Kamkars (Kurdish: Kamkaran, Persian: کامکاران), an Iranian Kurd family of seven brothers and a sister, are undeniably one of the leading musical ensembles in Iran today. ... Ruhollah Khaleghi is buried in Darband, Shemiran, Tehran. ... Fariborz Lachini (born August 25, 1949) is an Iranian|Persian composer, best known for composing film scores. ... Mohammad Reza Lotfi was born in 1947 in Gorgan, northern Iran. ... Javad Maroufi (Persian: , 1912 - December 7, 1993) was a famous Persian-style pianist and composer. ... The first lady of Persian music, now in her early eighties, has been one of the most outstanding figures the artistic society of Iran has ever seen. ... Mohammad Mousavi (b. ... Mohsen Namjoo, (Persian: محسن نامجو), is an Iranian singer-songwriter, author, musician, and setar player. ... Shahram Nazeri (Born 1949 Kermanshah, Iran) is a contemporary Iranian Musician playing Persian and Kurdish. ... Bahman Panahi was born in 1967 in Iran, he has got his official master certificate of association calligraphers iranian and he held many exhibitions and workshops in Iran and different countrys, in the same time he is a compositor, Tar and Setar player in Iranian traditional musice and ha had... Parisa (born 1950 in Shahsavar) is a Persian classical vocalist and musician. ... The tomb of Saba is prohibited from visitor access. ... Mohammad Shams (Persian: ‎ ​, born 1954 in Tehran) is an Iranian composer and conductor. ... Homayoun Shajarian (born May 21, 1975) is a Persian traditional music vocalist, as well as a Tombak and Kamancheh palyer. ... Shajarian at a concert in London This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Hossein Tehrani (1912 – 1974) was an Iranian musician and Tonbak player. ... Ali-Naqi Vaziri Ali-Naqi Vaziri (1887, Tehran, Iran – September 9, 1979) was a musicologist, composer, a celebrated player of the tar, and the founder of the Academy of Music of Iran as well of Irans National Orchestra. ... Jalal Zolfonoun Jalal Zolfonun (1937 – ) (sometimes spelled or pronounced Zoufonoun) is a master of the setar, as well a composer and teacher of Persian music. ... Ostad (“Master”) Mahmoud Zoufonoun (1920 — ) (sometimes pronounced Zolfonoon or Zolfonun in Persian) is an accomplished musician in the art of traditional Persian music. ... Zyriab (789- 857) (Zorab in Kurdish) was a poet and musician. ...

Western Classical

Armik is a Iranian guitarist of the style of nuevo flamenco. ... Says Classical Guitar Magazine in 2002: Lily Afshar is a guitarist of the highest order. ... Tania Eshaghoff, born 1974 in Tehran, Iran, is a contemporary pianist and musical performer. ... Golriz Hashemi entered the Tehran Conservatory of Music at the age of nine. ... Aminollah Hossein (Born 1284 in Samarghand) was a celebrated Persian (Iranian) composer and Tar soloist. ... Lotfi Mansouri (born Iran, 1929) was the general director of the San Francisco Opera from 1988 through 2001. ... Alireza Mashayekhi (Born in Tehran 1940) is a notable Iranian musician, composer and conductor. ... Nader Mashayekhi (Born in Tehran 1958) is notable Iranian musician, composer and conductor of Tehran Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. ... Alexander (Ali) Rahbari (Persian: علی رهبری) is a Persian (Iranian) composer and conductor born in 1948. ... Anoushiravan Rohani (1939- ) is an Iranian musician. ... Shardad Rohani is an Iranian composer, violinist/pianist, and conductor. ... Heshmat Sanjari (1918 - 1995) (هشمت سنجري) was a Persian (Iranian) conductor and composer. ... Loris Tjeknavorian (also Cheknavarian) (born 1937) is a contemporary Iranian-Armenian composer. ...

Electronic

Leila (real name: Leila Arab) moved to London after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. ... Deep Dish is a duo of DJ and house music producers consisting of Iranian-American members Ali Dubfire Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Steve Naghavi is a German-Iranian singer, electronic DJ and producer. ... For the shoe company, see And 1. ... Nami or NAMI can mean: National Alliance on Mental Illness Nami (One Piece) Nami Tamaki Nami (Musician), Iranian electronic musician This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... 16B (real name Omid Nourizadeh) is a London electronic music producer of Persian heritage. ...

Pop

(Sorted according to the first letter of the most famous name)

Arian Band is the first ever boy & girl pop band in Iran. ... Afshin can refer to: a common Persian mans name, which means enlightenment. (fl. ... Arash Labaf (born 23 April 1977 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-Swedish singer, dancer and entertainer and producer residing in Malmö, Sweden. ... Arian Band is the first ever boy & girl pop band in Iran. ... Alireza Assar is an Iranian pop singer. ... Andy Andranik Madadian (Persian: , Armenian: ) (born April 02, 1958), better known by his stage name Andy, is an Armenian-Iranian singer. ... Anousheh Khalili is a singer/songwriter, and sometime disco diva who lives in the USA. She is known for providing vocal talent and appearing on the videos for Deep Dishs Flash Dance and Say Hello. Firstly, she is a singer/songwriter who recorded her own album, Let the Ground... Bijan Mortazavi (Persian:بیژن مرتضوی)is a popular Iranian violinist, Composer and singer. ... The Black Cats is the name of an Iranian pop music band founded found by Shahbal Shabpareh. ... Darius Danesh (born August 19, 1980) in Scotland. ... Dariush Eghbali was born in Tehran on February 4, 1951 and spent his early years in Karaj and Kurdistan. ... Delkash Esmat Bagherpour Panbehzan (عصمت باقرپور پنبه زن), known as Delkash (دلکش), (February 26, 1925 – September 2, 2004) was an Iranian female singer, singing in Persian and the local Iranian languages of Guilaki and Mazandarani. ... Ebrahim Hamedi (born June 19, 1949) better known by the name Ebi is a famous Iranian singer. ... Farhad Mehrad, Legendary Iranian musician Farhad Mehrad (Persian: فرهاد مهراد) widely known in Iran as Farhad (b. ... Faramarz Aslani (Persian: ), is an Iranian guitarist, songwriter and pop singer. ... Googoosh (Persian: ) (also spelled as Gogosh and Googosh and Gougoush), [born Faegheh Atashin (Persian: ) on February 7, 1951 in Tehran, Iran], is an Iranian pop singer and actress. ... Look up Habib in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hayedeh was one of the most famous and loved contemporary Iranian singers. ... Hassan Shamaizadeh (Born in Isfahan) is a pioneering Iranian pop singer, musician, songwriter. ... Jamshids second album Jamshid is the stage name of a Los Angeles musician of Iranian descent. ... Kamran Delan (KÁMRÁN DELÁN) - www. ... Kaveh Yaghmaei (Persian: ‎ ​, born 1968- ) is an Iranian prestigious Rock musicians. ... Kourosh Yaghmaei (Persian: ) is the first Iranian Rock Singer and Musician. ... The great kouros of Samos, the largest surviving kouros in Greece (Samos Archaeological Museum) A kouros (plural kouroi) is a statue of a male youth, dating from the Archaic Period of Greek sculpture (about 650 BC to about 500 BC). ... Leila Forouhar (Persian: ‎ ​, born April 16, 1961 in Isfahan, Iran) is a legendary Iranian singer and actress whose popularity in countries like Iran and Tajikestan — but particularly Afghanistan — has spanned decades of time. ... Mahasti (Persian: مهستی) Khadijeh (Eftekhar) Dadehbala, 1946, Tehran - d. ... Mansour is a district in Iraq. ... Mehrdad is a Persian male name. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Nooshafarin (Persian: ‎ ​, also spelled Noosh Afarin) is a popular Iranian singer. ... Omid, also written as Omead, Omeed Umeed and Umed (Persian: ) is a Persian word meaning hope. ... Pyruz Paayanezaad Youness Lahloo is a Persian Pop Icon. ... Reza Sadeghi is an Iranian singer of pop music who was born in 1979 in Bandar Abbas, Iran. ... Sattar, in 70s Hassan Sattar (Persian: ستار ) is an Iranian singer. ... Sepideh (Born in Ahvaz) is an Iranian - American singer who currentley resides in Los Angeles. ... Shadmehr Aghili ( born 1973) is an Iranian musician, singer and songwriter born in Tehran. ... Susan Roshan (born September 23 in Tehran, Iran) is a famous Persian singer. ... Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh (in Persian: شاهکار بینش پژوه), Born 1972, Tehran, Iran, Persian Poet, Music composer, University lecturer, singer. ... Shahram Solati (born 1958 in Sarcheshmeh, Tehran). ... Shah Rukh ( Shah Rokh, Shahrokh ) is the name of many princes. ... Shahyad (born July 4 in Tehran, Iran) is a Persian singer and song writer. ... Shahrum Kashani better known as Shahrum k or SK(born July 7, 1974 in Rome, Italy) is a Persian Pop artist. ... Shohreh Solati (Persian: شهره صولتی ) (born Fatemeh Solati on Jan 4, 1957 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian singer. ... Siavash (in Persian: ), is a Persian name that can be given to a boy. ... Siavash Ghomeyshi (Persian: ‎ , born 1945 in Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran) is a notable Iranian singer and song writer. ... Vigen Derderian, founder of Iranian pop and jazz Vigen Derderian (November 23, 1929-October 26, 2003), known as Soltan of Pop and Soltan of Persian jazz, was a hugely popular Armenian-Iranians pop music singer. ...

Lyricists
  • Manouchehr Cheshm Azar
  • Maryam Heydarzadeh
  • Leila Kasra
  • Bijan Samandar
  • Jaklin Vigen
  • Paksima Zakipour
  • Bijan Saadi

Maryam Heydarzadeh( 1977-) is a very popular and beautiful contemporary Iranian poet. ...

Rock

  • TarantisT, Arash Rahbary
  • Amir Derakh, from the band Orgy
  • Aryan Nazari, Progressive Metal
  • Kahtmayan, An Iranian metal.
  • Khak (Iranian Rock band since 1994, based in Germany) [7]
  • Majid Kazemi (From the White Waves band [8]
  • Meera
  • O-Hum
  • Aydin Zahedi, From The Malcontent Band

Amir Davidson (stage-named Amir Derakh) (born June 20, 1963), is an American musician of Persian ancestry. ... Kahtmayan at a concert in Tehran, November, 2004. ... Meera is an Iranian rock band based in Tehran. ... [O-HUM]: O-Hum Website Iranian Underground Rock Band fronted by Shahram Sharbaf [SingerSonwriter]. O-Hum style is what they call Persian Rock: playing Rock and Persian instruments and modes, with Lyrics from the Great Hafez: the legendary iranian poet from the 14th century. ...

Painters & Sculptors

Reza Abbasi, in full Aqa Reza Reza-e abbasi, sometimes known as Reza (1565 - 1635) was the most renowned Persian painter and calligrapher of the Isfahan school, which flourished during the Safavid period under the patronage of Shah Abbas I. Princely Youth and Dervish by Reza Abbasi, ca. ... Abolhassan Sadighi (Persian استاد ابوالحسن خان صدیقی Ostād Abolhassan khān Sadighī) is one of the most prominent Iranian sculptors and painters, known as the Master Sadighi. ... Aydin Aghdashloo, 2003 Aydin Aghdashloo, (Persian, آیدین آغداشلو; born October 30, 1940 in Rasht, Iran. ... A polo scene in old Persia, depicted by Hossein Behzad. ... The construction of fort Kharnaq, c. ... Iran Darroudi Renowned surrealist painter, Iran Darroudi was born in Mashhad on Sept. ... --Shanel 00:16, 15 September 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Tomb of Kamal-ol-Molk in Neishabur, Iran. ... Zhaleh Kazemi (1944-2005) was a famous Iranian painter, news anchor, and producer. ... Mani (in Persian: مانی, Syriac: ) was born of Iranian (Parthian) parentage in Babylon, Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) which was a part of Persian Empire about 210-276 CE. He was a religious preacher and the founder of Manichaeism, an ancient Persian gnostic religion that was once prolific but is now extinct. ... Ali Akbar Sadeghi (born 1937) a graduate of the College of Art, University of Tehran, is one of the most prolific and successful Iranian painters and artists. ... Sohrab Sepehri (Persian: ‎ transliteration: ) (October 7, 1928 - April 21, 1980) was a notable modern Iranian poet and a painter. ... Mohammad Ali Taraghijah was born in 1943 in Tehran. ... Mohsen Vaziri Born in Tehran in 1924. ... Noreen Motamed (1967-) is a Persian artist. ...

Photographers

Abbas (born 1944) is an Iranian photographer known for his photojournalism in Biafra and Vietnam in the 1970s, and for his photos of Christian and Islamic subjects in later years. ... Avini and his team at work amidst the rubbles in war stricken Khuzestan. ... Nader Davoodi (born January 9, 1963 in Harat, Afghanistan) is an award winning Iranian photojournalist. ... Reza Deghati (Persian: رضا, born 1952 in Tabriz, Iran [1]) is an Iranian-French photojournalist, who works under the name Reza. ... Shahram Entekhabi An Iranian born artist and architect whose work has been the subject of many exhibitiions all over the world, currently living and working across London, Berlin and Tehran. ... Kaveh Golestan was an internationally renowned Iranian photojournalist. ... Nasrollah Kasraian (Persian: , born 1944 in Khorramabad, Iran) is a famous Iranian photographer. ... Maryam Mohammadi (1979, Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian photographer. ... Jahangir Razmi (Persian: جهانگیر رزمی) (b. ... Cover of Alfred Yaghobzadehs photobookLes Chrétiens du monde Alfred Yaghobzadeh (in Persian: آلفرد يعقوب زاده), is an Iranian Photographer noted for his war photography. ... Maryam Zandi (b. ...

Theatre artists

Stage actors and actresses

Mehdi Bajestani in The Unexpected Man, Mehdi Bajestani (مهدی بجستانی in Persian), (born April 1974) is an Iranian actor member of the Naqshineh Theatre group. ... Shiva Boloorian Shiva Boloorian (Persian: شیوا بلوریان) born on 05 October 1979 in Tehran (Iran), is multi-award winning Iranian actress and director, as well as TV moderator. ... Maryam Davari Maryam Davari (مریم داوری in Persian), (born 1977 London), is an Iranian actress, as well as a member of the Naqshineh Theatre group. ... Behzad Farahani (in Persian: بهزاد فراهانی), Actor, Screenwriter, Born 1944, Farahan, Iran. ... Mohammad Reza Jozi Mohammad Reza Jozi محمد رضا جوزي (born 1 August 1975, Isfahan) is an Iranian theatre actor and director, as well as a member of the Naqshineh Theatre group. ... // Born on the fourth of July, in Tehran, Iran, Rosie Malek-Yonan ( رزی ملک یونان ) is an Assyrian actress, artist, director, author and activist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ahmad Saatchian Ahmad Saatchian (Persian: احمد ساعتچیان), born October 3, 1972, is an Iranian theatre, television, and film actor, as well as a member of the Naqshineh Theatre group. ...

Theatre directors

  • Mohammad Aghebati
  • Akbar Alizad
  • Mahmood Azizi
  • Bahram Bayzai
  • Shiva Boloorian
  • Amir Dejakam
  • Vahid Evazzadeh
  • Behrouz Gharibpour
  • Hassan Majooni
  • Rosie Malek-Yonan
  • Ardavan Mofid
  • Bijan Mofid
  • Hengameh Mofid
  • Hamed Mohammad Taheri
  • Kousrosh Narimani
  • Mohammad Javad Ostadi
  • Soheil Parsa
  • Atila Pessyani
  • Ali Rafiee
  • Vahid Rahbani
  • Ghotbedin Sadeghi
  • Hamid Samandarian
  • Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
  • Kambiz Samimi Mofakham
  • Mohammad Yaghoobi

Bahram Bayzai (also spelt Bahram Beizai, Bahram Beyzaie, Persian: ‎ , born 26 December 1938 in Tehran) is an Iranian film director, theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, film editor, producer, and researcher. ... Shiva Boloorian Shiva Boloorian (Persian: شیوا بلوریان) born on 05 October 1979 in Tehran (Iran), is multi-award winning Iranian actress and director, as well as TV moderator. ... Behrouz Gharibpour (Born 1950) is a renowned Iranian theatre director and pioneer of traditional Persian puppet theatre. ... // Born on the fourth of July, in Tehran, Iran, Rosie Malek-Yonan ( رزی ملک یونان ) is an Assyrian actress, artist, director, author and activist. ... Hengameh Mofid (هنگامه مفيد in Persian) (born January, 1956) is an Iranian Film/Theater actress, director, Dramatist and University professor . ... Vahid Rahbani Vahid Rahbani وحید رهبانی (born 18 April 1979) is an Iranian theatre and film director and actor. ... Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh was born in Iran in 1977. ...

Journalists

Dr. Hashem Aghajari defending his speech in court. ... Ahmad Allahyari ( احمد اللهياری ) Born in Tehran in 1945 (1324 khorshidi) •Poet •Journalist *.Kehyan Newspaper *.Ferdowsi Magazine •Political Activist before & after Islamic Revolution in 1979 This is his last poem in which he describes the result of his life and his social and political activities: و ما اينک/ صليب سرنوشت شوممان بر دوش/ ردای قرمز بی تدبيرمان در بر/ بساک بافته از خارهای رنجمان برسر/ مسيحای دگر هستيم با افسانه ای ديگر/ احمد اللهياری/ The followings are also some pieces of... Christiane Amanpour, CBE (born January 12, 1958) (in Persian: ) is the chief international correspondent for CNN. // Shortly after her birth in London, her British mother Patricia, and her father Mohammed, an Iranian airline executive, moved the family to Tehran. ... Rudi Bakhtiar (born Rudabeh Bakhtiar (in Persian:رودابه بختیار) on June 21, 1966 in Fresno, California) is an Iranian-American journalist, working for the Fox News Channel. ... Bahars tomb in Darband, Shemiran, Tehran. ... Massoud Behnoud Massoud Behnoud, (&#1605;&#1587;&#1593;&#1608;&#1583; &#1576;&#1607;&#1606;&#1608;&#1583; in Persian) a prominent Iranian journalist and writer, was born on July 27, 1947 in Tehran. ... Allameh Ali Akbar Dehkhoda (علی‌اکبر دهخدا in Persian; 1879–March 9, 1959) was a prominent Iranian linguist, and author of the most extensive dictionary of the Persian language ever published. ... Poverty and Prostitution (2002) Masoud Dehnamaki is a right wing Iranian acivist, journalist, writer and film director. ... Mirzadeh Eshghi was an emotional political poet. ... Farrokhi Yazdi (1888 - October 18, 1939) was a poet of Iran. ... Akbar Ganji (Persian: اکبر گنجی , born 31 January 1960 in Qazvin) is an Iranian journalist and writer. ... Mohammad Ghouchani (Persian: محمد قوچانی ) is an Iranian young journalist. ... Kaveh Golestan was an internationally renowned Iranian photojournalist. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Hajjarian, a former secret agent, was widely believed to be the main strategist behind the 1997 reform movement of Iran Hajjarian was shot in the head on the doorsteps of Tehran city council in March 2000 Hajjarian escaped almost certain death, but he has been paralyzed for life. ... Alireza Jafarzadeh Alireza Jafarzadeh (born 1957) is an expert on the Middle East, an author, a media commentator, and and an active dissident figure to the Iranian government who is best known for revealing the existence of clandestine nuclear facilities in Iran in 2002. ... Nikahang Kowsar (Persian: نیک‌آهنگ کوثر , born 1969) is an Iranian cartoonist, journalist, and blogger, currently living in Toronto, Canada. ... Arash Markazi is an American sports journalist currently writing for Sports Illustrated. ... Omid Memarian, Iranian progressive journalist and social activist. ... Azadeh Moaveni (Persian: آزاده معاونى , born 1976 in Palo Alto) is an Iranian-American journalist and writer. ... Sina Motalebi (Motalebi, سينا مطلبی; born 21 April 1973 in Tehran) is an Iranian journalist, based in London. ... Seyyed Ebrahim Nabavi (سید ابراهیم نبوی; born 1958) is a prolific Iranian satirist, writer, diarist, journalist and researcher of Azeri origin. ... Alireza Nourizadeh is a prominent Iranian scholar, literary figure, journalist and an expert on Iranian contemporary history. ... Kioumars Saberi Foumani (1941-April 30, 2004), also known with his pen name Gol-Agha, was an Iranian satirist, writer, and teacher. ... Shadi Sadr is a notable Iranian journalist and women rights activist. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ahmad Shamlou (Persian: ‎ ) (December 12, 1925 — July 24, 2000) was a Persian poet, writer, and journalist. ... Hossein Shariatmadari is the managing editor of Kayhan, a conservative Iranian newspaper, and is the official representative of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei at the Kayhan Institute. ... Shokrkhah Younes (b. ...

Leaders and politicians

The list here excludes the royalty. An extensive list of Persian royalty appears further down in this page.


See also List of Prime Ministers of Iran. This is a list of Prime Ministers of Persia and Iran (see Prime Minister of Iran): // Muhammad Mumin Khan Shamlu (1699 - 1707) Shah Quli Khan Zanganeh (1707 - 1715) Fath Ali Khan Daghestani (1715 - 1722) Muhammad Quli Khan Bigdili Shamlu (c. ...


Historical (pre-Pahlavi Dynasty)

Abu Muslim Abd al-Rahman ibn Muslim al-Khurasani (Persian:أبو مسلم خراساني)(Arabic:أبو مسلم عبد الرحمن بن مسلم الخراساني) (ca. ... Bābak Khorram-Dīn (Persian: بابک خرمدین; alternative spelling: Bâbak Xoramdin; 795, according to some other sources 798— January 838) was one of the main Persian[1][2][3] revolutionary leaders of the Iranian Khorram-Dinān[4] (Persian, Those of the joyous religion), which was a local freedom movement... Burzoe (Bozorgmehr or Borzoyeh) is a famous Iranian man of learning and politician who lived and worked in the Sassanid Empire of Persia in the sixth century. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Mirza Kuchek, the leader of the movement. ... Dr Talequani Heshmat (also ) was a physician in Lahijan and one of Mirza Kuchek Khans closest friends and allies during the Jungle movement in Gilan, Northern Iran. ... Bagher Khan (1870s , Tabriz - November , 1911, Persian: باقر خان), honorarily titled Sālār-e Melli (Persian: سالار ملی meaning Leader of the Nation), was one of the key figures in the Persian Constitutional Revolution Constitutionalists of Tabriz The two men in the center are Sattar Khan & Bagher Khan [edit] See also Persian Constitutional... Hosein Adl-ol-Malek Dādgar (1889-1971) was a politician of Persia. ... Mirza Abolghasem Ghaem Magham Farahani, Iranian Prime Minister (19th. ... Abdol Hossein Mirza was the patriarch of one of the most prominent Qajar Dynasty families, the Farmanfarmaians, and one of the most influential politicians of his time. ... Artistic Rendering of Hassan-i-Sabbah Hassan-i Sabbah (Persian: حسن صباح) (circa 1034 - 1124) was an Iranian Ismāīlī Nizarī missionary who converted a community in the late 11th century in the heart of the Alborz Mountains of northern Iran. ... Statue of Kaveh in Isfahan My name is Kaveh, I am a Persian-American and live in San Diego. ... Iranian (Hyrcanian) freedom fighter revolting against the Arabo-muslim occupation of Iran. ... Mirza Kuchek before the rebellion. ... Sheykh Mohammad Tabrizi, or Khiabani (1880 - 1920), was a Persian cleric and a representative to the parliament. ... Mostowfi is widely remembered as one of Persias more successful patriotic Prime Ministers. ... One of the most important figures in 1906 Constitional movement in Iran which ended with having right to have a parliament. ... Persian nobleman (1818 - 1886). ... Colonel Pesian at the height of his power. ... Major General Mahmud Khan Pulādeen (also can be spelled Pouladeen) was a senior military leader of the Reza Pahlavi era. ... Sheikh Safi al-Dins tomb Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili (of Ardebil) (1252-1334), eponym of the Safavid dynasty, was the spiritual heir and son in law of the great Sufi Murshid (Grand Master) Sheikh Zahed Gilani, of Lahijan in Gilan Province in northern Iran. ... A picture of Sattar Khan. ... Mirza Mehdi Khan Astarabadi (born and died in the 18th century) was an Iranian (Persian) personal secretary, and advisor of King Nadir Shah Afshar. ...

Modern (post-Qajar)

Pahlavi period

Bahram Aryana (1906-1985) was a top Iranian military commander in the Pahlavi II era of Iran. ... Ahmad Ahmadi (1885-1944) was an infamous physician not unsimilar to Josef Mengele, who lived during the reign of Reza Pahlavi in Iran. ... Mohammad Hosein Airom was known for his brutal methods. ... Sepahbod Amir Ahmadi Sepahbod Ahmad Amir-Ahmadi was a military leader and cabinet Minister of Iran. ... “IMF” redirects here. ... Hushang Ansary was Minister of Finance and Minister of Economic Affairs under Prime Minister Amir Abbas Hoveyda of Iran. ... The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), under the direction of the Ministry of Petroleum of Iran, is an oil and natural gas producer and distributor headquartered in Tehran. ... m/ 1895 - 1986 Iranian General and Ambassador of The Pahlavi Dynasty. ... List of Iranians Heidar-Ali Arfaa (b. ... Majlis (مجلس) is an Arabic term used to describe various types of formal legislative assemblies in countries with linguistic or cultural connections to Islamic countries. ... Fars (Persian: فارس) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. ... Shapour Bakhtiar Dr. Shapour Bakhtiar (  ) (also Shapur Bakhtiar) (Persian: شاپور بختیار) (born 1914 or 1915 - August 6, 1991) was an Iranian politician and the last Prime Minister of Iran under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. ... Teymur Bakhtiar (&#1578;&#1740;&#1605;&#1608;&#1585; &#1576;&#1582;&#1578;&#1740;&#1575;&#1585; in Persian) (1914&#8211;1970) was an Iranian general and the founder and head of SAVAK from 1958 to 1961, when he was dismissed by the Shah. ... Fereydoon Batamanghelidj, M.D. was born in Iran in 1931. ... General Karim Agha Khan Buzarjomehri (1886-?) was a leading military general and supporter of Reza Pahlavi. ... Ali Akbar Davar; creator of Irans legal code. ... Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari (b. ... Sports George Malek-Yonan earned the title of Champion of Champions in Iranian Sports for many years in the fields of track and field, pentathelon and soccer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Prince Manucher Mirza was born in Tehran in 1917. ... The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), under the direction of the Ministry of Petroleum of Iran, is an oil and natural gas producer and distributor headquartered in Tehran. ... Sattareh Farman Farmaian was one of the daughters of Persian nobleman Abdol Hossein Mirza Farmanfarma of the Qajar dynasty. ... Hosein Fatemi is regarded as an Iranian patriot in history Hosein Fatemi, PhD, was a famous politician of Iran. ... Like many other generals, the famed Major General Jahanbani fell out of favor by Reza Khan. ... Christiane Amanpour, CBE (born January 12, 1958) (in Persian: ) is the chief international correspondent for CNN. // Shortly after her birth in London, her British mother Patricia, and her father Mohammed, an Iranian airline executive, moved the family to Tehran. ... Nader Jahanbani (نادر جهانباني Nāder JahānbānÄ«, b. ... Mahmoud Khayami is a well-known Iranian industrialist, perhaps best remembered for his role in the introduction of the iconic Paykan car to Iran. ... Mahmud Mahmud (1881 - 1965) was an Iranian Politician , Historian Mahmud-i Mahmud He served as Governor of Tehran, Member of Parliament, and Minister of Post and Telegraph. ... Qazi Mohammad Qazi Muhammad (1893-1947) was the Nationalist and Religious Kurdish leader and the Head of Republic of Kurdistan,(Republic of Mahabad) the second modern Kurdish state in the Middle East (after Republic of Ararat). ... The Republic of Mahabad (also Republic of Kurdistan) is the second independent Kurdish state of the 20th century, after Republic of Ararat. ... Seyyed Hassan Modarres (Persian: سید حسن مدرس)‎ (1870? - December 1, 1937), was an Persian/Iranian cleric and politician. ... General Nasser Moghadam was the fourth and last director of SAVAK. He succeeded General Nematollah Nassiri, who was arrested as a scapegoat by the Shah in 1978 in an attempt to stave off the impending revolution. ... General Nematollah Nassiri was the director of SAVAK, the Iranian intelligence agency during the rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. ... Hassan Pakravan was an Iranian General and the second director of SAVAK, serving from 1961 to 1965. ... Colonel Pesian at the height of his power. ... Seyyed Ziaeddin Tabatabaee (Persian: سید ضیاءالدین طباطبایی) (1888 - 1969) was a Persian politician and the Prime Minister of Persia from February to May 1921 under Ahmad Shah, the last Shah of the Qajar dynasty. ... A close aide to Reza Khan, who himself eventually became a victim of the Pahlavi regime. ... Abdolhossein Teymourtash. ... Ardeshir Zahedi Ardeshir Zahedi (born October 16, 1928) was an important Iranian diplomat during the 1960s and 1970s, serving as the countrys foreign minister and its ambassador to the United States and the United Kingdom. ...

Served in Islamic Republic government

See also: List of current Iranian officials Ayatollah Mohammad Vaez Abaee-Khorasani (&#1605;&#1581;&#1605;&#1583; &#1593;&#1576;&#1575;&#1740;&#1740; &#1582;&#1585;&#1575;&#1587;&#1575;&#1606;&#1740;)&#8206; (1940?-October 13, 2004) was an Iranian cleric and reformist politician. ... Mohammad Ali Abtahi (left) sitting with Mohammad Reza Khatami in the parliament Hojjat ol-Eslam Seyyed Mohammad Ali Abtahi (Persian: محمدعلی ابطحی) (born January 28, 1960 in Mashhad) is an Iranian politician, presently an Advisor to the President. ... Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli has over three decades of accomplishment-laden experience as a Politician, Diplomat, Economist and Academic. ... Emad Afroogh (born 1956) is an Iranian sociologist and politician. ... Mahmoud Ahmadinejad[1] (born October 28, 1956)[2] is the 6th and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ayatollah Haj Shaykh Ebrahim Amini (born in 1925 in Najaf Abad in Isfahan) is an Iranian politician in the Assembly of Experts. ... Hojjat ol-Eslam Majead Ansari (&#1581;&#1580;&#1578;&#8204;&#1575;&#1604;&#1575;&#1587;&#1604;&#1575;&#1605; &#1605;&#1580;&#1740;&#1583; &#1575;&#1606;&#1589;&#1575;&#1585;&#1740;; born in Zarand, Kerman province), also spelled Majid Ansari is an Iranian politician and cleric. ... Mohammad Reza Aref (محمدرضا عارف) (born 1941 in Yazd) is an Iranian (Persian) politician and university professor. ... Mohsen Armin (Persian: محسن آرمین ) is an Iranian politician. ... Ebrahim Asgharzadeh Ebrahim Asgharzadeh (Persian:ابراهیم اصغرزاده) has served as a member of the 3th Majlis (Irans legislature) during 1989-1993 and as member of the first City Council of Tehran during 1999-2003. ... Hamid Reza Assefi (In Persian: حمیدرضا آصفی) is the Spokesman, Vice Minister of Parliamentary and Consular Affairs and Communication, and the Special Assistant to the Minister at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ... Mohammad Javad Bahonar (&#1605;&#1581;&#1605;&#1583;&#1580;&#1608;&#1575;&#1583; &#1576;&#1575;&#1607;&#1606;&#1585; in Persian), (1933 - August 30, 1981), was the second prime minister of Iran following the 1979 revolution, and the secretary-general of the Islamic Republic Party. ... Mohammad Reza Bahonar (&#1605;&#1581;&#1605;&#1583;&#1585;&#1590;&#1575; &#1576;&#1575;&#1607;&#1606;&#1585; in Persian) is the conservative First Vice Speaker of the Parliament of Iran. ... Abolhassan Banisadr Abolhassan Banisadr (Persian: ابوالحسن بنی‌صدر;born March 22, 1933) was the first elected President of Iran after the 1979 Iranian Revolution. ... Mehdi Bazargan (مهدی بازرگان In Persian) (September, 1907? - January 20, 1995) (also spelled Mahdi Bazargan) was head of Irans interim government, virtually Irans first prime minister after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. ... Mohammad Beheshti Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti (محمد حسینی بهشتی in Persian), (October 24, 1928 - June 28, 1981) was an Iranian cleric, the secretary-general of the Islamic Republic party, and the head of the Islamic Republics judicial system. ... Alaeddin Boroujerdi is the Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Islamic Consultative Assembly. ... Mostafa Chamran Savei (1932 – 21 June 1981) was an Iranian defense minister and member of parliament, as well as commander of paramilitary volunteers in Iran-Iraq war. ... Poverty and Prostitution (2002) Masoud Dehnamaki(مسعود ده نمکی) is a right wing Iranian acivist, journalist, writer and film director. ... Ghorbanali Dori-Najafabadi was the minister of intelligence and security in when some journalists and opponent politicians were killed in Iran by security agents. ... Masoumeh Ebtekar (Persian: معصومه ابتکار; born 1960) is an Iranian scientist and politician. ... Gholam-Hossein Elham, Ph. ... Manuchehr Eliasi is the former Jewish member of the Iranian Parliament. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ayatollah Mohammed Emami-Kashani is a fundamentalist mullah in the Assembly of Experts of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Sadegh Ghotbzadeh (صادق قطب‌زاده;‎ 1936–September 15, 1982) was Iranian Foreign Minister (November 30, 1979–August, 1980) during Iran hostage crisis. ... Hajjarian, a former secret agent, was widely believed to be the main strategist behind the 1997 reform movement of Iran Hajjarian was shot in the head on the doorsteps of Tehran city council in March 2000 Hajjarian escaped almost certain death, but he has been paralyzed for life. ... Hassan Ebrahim Habibi (in Persian: حسن ابراهیم حبیبی) (born 1937?) is an Iranian politician and scholar, presently the Head of Academy of Persian Language and Literature (from October 11, 2004, for four years), and a member of the High Council of Cultural Revolution. ... Haddad-Adel Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel (غلامعلی حداد عادل in Persian) born in 1945 in Tehran, Iran, is the chairman of the Iranian Parliament. ... Fatemeh Haghighatjou (&#1601;&#1575;&#1591;&#1605;&#1607; &#1581;&#1602;&#1740;&#1602;&#1578;&#8204;&#1580;&#1608; in Persian) was a member of the Iranian Parliament. ... President Rafsanjani Akbar Hashemi Bahramani (Persian: &#1575;&#1705;&#1576;&#1585; &#1607;&#1575;&#1588;&#1605;&#1740; &#1576;&#1607;&#1585;&#1605;&#1575;&#1606;&#1740;), famously known as Hashemi Rafsanjani (&#1607;&#1575;&#1588;&#1605;&#1740; &#1585;&#1601;&#1587;&#1606;&#1580;&#1575;&#1606;&#1740;) (born August 25, 1934) is one of the most influential... Mohammad Hashemi is currently a member of the Expediency Discernment Council. ... Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi (آیت‌الله سید محمود هاشمی شاهرودی) (Born 1948 in Najaf, Iraq[1]) is an Iranian politician and Shia cleric. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Urmia (Persian: ارومیه, Azeri: Urmu, UrumiyÉ™, Kurdish: Wurmê, Syriac: ܐܘܪܡܝܐ; previously called رضائیه, Rezaiyeh) is a district and a city located in northwestern Iran. ... Image:Hoseinian1. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... SCICT is the main council in Iran for ICT affairs. ... Ahmad Jannati (born in Esfahan in 1926) (Persian: ‎ ​) is an Iranian ayatollah and political figure. ... Gholamhossein Karbaschi was the mayor of Tehran between 1988 and 1998. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hojjat ol-Eslam Mehdi Karroubi (مهدی کروبی ; born 1939? in Aligoudarz in Lorestan) is an Iranian politician and cleric, the resigned chairman and founding member of the Militant Clerics Society party. ... Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkhali (صادق خلخالی in Persian) (1927? - November 26, 2003) was a hardline Shia cleric of the early years of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Kamal Kharrazi (Persian: &#1705;&#1605;&#1575;&#1604; &#1582;&#1585;&#1575;&#1586;&#1740;) (born December 1, 1944 in Tehran), is the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, serving since August 20, 1997. ... Grand Âyatollâh   (Persian: آیت‌الله سید علی حسینی کس ننه ای Ä€yatollāh Seyyed `AlÄ« ḤoseynÄ« KhāmeneÄ«) (born 17 July 1939), also known as Seyyed Ali Khamenei,[1] is the current Supreme Leader of Iran and was the president of Iran from 1981 to 1989. ... He is the brother of Irans Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. ... Ahmad Khatami is one of the Iranian hardliner clerics who has very strong ties with the supreme leader. ... Mohammad Khatami (Persian : سید محمد خاتمی Seyyed Moḥammad KhātamÄ«), born on September 29, 1943, in Ardakan city of Yazd province, is an Iranian intellectual, philosopher and political figure. ... Mohammad Reza Khatami Seyyed Mohammad Reza Khatami (محمد رضا خاتمی), also known as Reza Khatami (born in 1959 in Ardakan), is a Persian politician. ... Ahmad Khomeini (born Qom, 1945 - died 1994) was son of Ayatollah Khomeini. ... Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini ( ) (Persian: روح الله موسوی خمینی RÅ«ollāh MÅ«savÄ« KhomeynÄ« (September 21, 1900 [1]– June 04, 1989) was a senior Shi`i Muslim cleric, Islamic philosopher and marja (religious authority), and the political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Elaheh Koulaei is an Iranian political scientist, reformist intellectual. ... The butcher of Evin Prison in Tehran. ... Ali Larijani while lecturing for his presidential campaign at Sharif University of Technology in March, 2005. ... Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, is the Iranian organization in control of radio and television. ... Mohammad Javad Larijani, while visiting Sharif University of Technology in 2004 Mohammad Javad Ardashir Larijani (Persian: محمد جواد اردشیر لاریجانی) is an Iranian politician and mathematician. ... Sadegh Larijani is one of the 12 members of the Guardian Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani (محمدرضا مهدوی Ú©Ù†ÛŒ) is an Iranian cleric and politician. ... Ayatollah redirects here. ... Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi (Persian: محمد تقی مصباح یزدی) (born 1934) is an Iranian Shia cleric and politician. ... Ayatollah Ali Meshkini is an Iranian cleric and politician. ... Mohsen Mirdamadi is the secretary general of IIPF, since September of 2006. ... Ataollah Mohajerani (عطاالله مهاجرانی) is an Iranian historian, politician, journalist, and author. ... Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammadi Gilani is a member of the Assembly of Experts of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Hojjatol-Islam Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejeie is the current head of the Ministry of Intelligence in Iran, also known as SAVAMA or VEVAK and was appointed by the current president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on August 24, 2005. ... Hojatoleslam Ali Akbar Mohtashami-Pur is a former interior minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran[1] who held his office sometime before 1996. ... Ayatollah Montazeri Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri (Persian: حسین علی منتظری), styled His Honourable Eminence, born in 1922, was one of the leaders of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and is a Grand Ayatollah (a Shia marja) and as such is considered one of the highest ranking authorities in Shia Islam today. ... Saeed Mortazavi (&#1587;&#1593;&#1740;&#1583; &#1605;&#1585;&#1578;&#1590;&#1608;&#1740; in Persian) is as of 2003 the general prosecutor of Tehran. ... Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari (&#1605;&#1585;&#1578;&#1590;&#1740; &#1605;&#1591;&#1607;&#1585;&#1740;; February 3, 1920 &#8211; May 1, 1979) was an Iranian scholar, cleric, professor, and politician. ... Seyyed Ahmad Motamedi (In Persian: &#1587;&#1740;&#1583; &#1575;&#1581;&#1605;&#1583; &#1605;&#1593;&#1578;&#1605;&#1583;&#1740;) (born 1953 in Tehran) is the Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology. ... Mir-Hossein Mousavi (&#1605;&#1740;&#1585;&#1581;&#1587;&#1740;&#1606; &#1605;&#1608;&#1587;&#1608;&#1740;) (born 1941?) was the Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1988, at the time of Ali Khameneis presidency. ... Ayatollah Abdolkarim Mousavi Ardebili (عبدالکریم موسوی اردبیلی; born January 28, 1926), also spelled Ardabili, is an Iranian marja and politician. ... Hojjatoleslam Abdolvahed Mousavi-Lari (1954[1]-)- was the interior minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami. ... Hojatoleslam/Ayatollah Ali Movahedi-Kermani is representative of Ali Khamenei in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards in the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Behzad Nabavi, as acting Chairman of Majlis Behzad Nabavi (&#1576;&#1607;&#1586;&#1575;&#1583; &#1606;&#1576;&#1608;&#1740; in Persian) (born 1941) is an Iranian politician. ... Mohammad Ali Najafi (in Persian: محمد علی نجفی) (born 1951) is an Iranian politician, mathematician and university professor. ... Bijan Namdar-Zangeneh (Persian: بیژن نامدار زنگنه ) is an Iranian politician and the current Minister of Petroleum. ... Hodjatoleslam Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri was the speaker of the Majles of Iran. ... Abdollah Noori (&#1593;&#1576;&#1583;&#1575;&#1604;&#1604;&#1607; &#1606;&#1608;&#1585;&#1740;) was the Iranian Minister of Interior for four years in President Hashemi Rafsanjani cabinet. ... Alirza Noori (Persian: &#1593;&#1604;&#1740;&#1585;&#1590;&#1575; &#1606;&#1608;&#1585;&#1740;; born in Iranian parliament. ... Mohsen Nourbakhsh (born May 18, 1948 in Isfahan, died March 23, 2003) was an Iranian economist, most famous as Governor of the Central Bank of Iran. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Mohammad Ali Rajai Mohammad Ali Rajai (محمد علی رجائی in Persian) (1933 – August 30, 1981) was the second elected President of Iran, after serving as Prime Minister under Abolhassan Banisadr. ... Abdollah Ramezanzadeh (&#1593;&#1576;&#1583;&#1575;&#1604;&#1604;&#1607; &#1585;&#1605;&#1590;&#1575;&#1606;&#8204;&#1586;&#1575;&#1583;&#1607; in Persian), also spelled Ramazanzadeh, is the spokesman and secretary of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Mohammad Mohammadi Nik, famously known as Reyshahri, is an Iranian cleric and politician. ... Mohsen Rezaee Mirghaed (&#1605;&#1581;&#1587;&#1606; &#1585;&#1590;&#1575;&#1574;&#1740;), born Sabzevar Rezaee Mirghaed in September 1954, is an Iranian politician, professor, and military commander, currently the Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council of Iran. ... Hassan Rowhani (حسن روحانی) is an Iranian politician and cleric, and as of March 2007, a member of the Supreme National Security Council. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Ayatollah Sheikh Hassan Sanei is currently a member of the Expediency Discernment Council. ... Mohammad Sattarifar is a renowned Iranian economist, former Vice president of Iran, former head of the Iranian Social Security Organization and the Planning and Management Organization of Iran. ... Ali Shamkhani is an Iranian admiral. ... Hossein Shariatmadari is the managing editor of Kayhan, a conservative Iranian newspaper, and is the official representative of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei at the Kayhan Institute. ... Seyyed Mostafa Tajzadeh (سید مصطفی تاج‌زاده‌; born 1956) is an Iranian progressive, reformist politician, and a member of Islamic Iran Participation Front. ... Representative Tavakkoli Ahmad Tavakkoli (احمد توکلی in Persian) is a conservative representative of Tehran in the Iranian parliament, and the Director of Majlis Research Center. ... Ayatollah Abbas Vaez Tabasi is an influential member of the Expediency Discernment Council and the Assembly of Experts of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi (In Persian: &#1570;&#1740;&#1578;&#8204;&#1575;&#1604;&#1604;&#1607; &#1605;&#1581;&#1605;&#1583; &#1740;&#1586;&#1583;&#1740;) was head of Judiciary System of Iran between 1989 and 1999 when he succeeded by Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi. ... Ebrahim Yazdi (ابراهیم یزدی; born 1931 in Qazvin) is a Persian politician, the Secretary General of Freedom Movement Party, a party which is considered illegal by some Iranian officials. ... Hojatoleslam Ali Younesi was the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security in Mohammad Khatami presidency of Iran. ... Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, is the Iranian organization in control of radio and television. ... This is a list of current Iranian officials with their titles, last checked and updated on October 12, 2004: Heads Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader Mohammad Khatami, President Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, Speaker of Majlis Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Head of the Judiciary Branch Ahmad Jannati, Chairman of the Guardian Council Ali...


Not served or opposition

Dr. Hashem Aghajari defending his speech in court. ... Abbas Amir-Entezam(in Persian: &#1593;&#1576;&#1575;&#1587; &#1575;&#1605;&#1740;&#1585; &#1575;&#1606;&#1578;&#1592;&#1575;&#1605;) was the spokesman and the secretary of the Interim Cabinet of Mehdi Bazargan in 1979. ... Shirin Ebadi at a press conference in November 2005. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... Jaleleddin Farsi (&#1580;&#1604;&#1575;&#1604;&#8204;&#1575;&#1604;&#1583;&#1740;&#1606; &#1601;&#1575;&#1585;&#1587;&#1740; in Persian) was the presidential candidate for the Islamic Republic Party in the first presidential election in Iran. ... Dariush Forouhar (1928-November 1998) was the leader of the Hezb-e Mellat-e Iran (Nation of Iran Party), a pan-Iranist opposition party in Iran which he founded in 1951. ... Abdul Rahman Qasimlo in Kurdish Ebdul Rehman Qasimlû (22 December 1930 – 13 July 1989) was an Iranian Kurdish politician. ... Mansoor Hekmat (original name Zhoobin Razani, 1951-2002) was an Iranian Marxist theorist and leader of the worker-communist movement. ... Alireza Jafarzadeh Alireza Jafarzadeh (born 1957) is an expert on the Middle East, an author, a media commentator, and and an active dissident figure to the Iranian government who is best known for revealing the existence of clandestine nuclear facilities in Iran in 2002. ... Bijan Jazani Bijan Jazani (Persian: &#1576;&#1610;&#1688;&#1606; &#1580;&#1586;&#1606;&#1610;) (insert date, 1938 _ April 19, 1975) the Iranian intellectual was born in Tehran, Iran. ... Mohsen Kadivar Mohsen Kadivar (محسن کدیور, born June 7, 1959) is an Iranian Islamic philosopher, Shia cleric and activist. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Navab Safavi, leader of the group Fadaiyan-i Islam Navvab Safavi (1924-1955) was a militant cleric responsible for the assasination of many Iranian politicians. ... Asghar Parsa (born 1919, in Khoy) is a member of Irans National Front. ... Sayyid Jafar Pishevari (جعفر پیشه‌وری) was the founder and chairman of the Democratic Republic of South Azerbaijan (November 1945 – November 1946). ... Alireza Rajaei (in Persian: علیرضا رجائی) is a Persian (Iranian) journalist. ... Maryam Rajavi, is an anti-Iran terrorist, born Maryam Qajar-Azedanllo in 1953 in Tehran, Iran. ... Masoud Rajavi is the leader of MKO (Mojahedin Khalgh Organization) which is terorist organization. ... Dr Gholam Hossein Sadighi was the Minister of Interior in the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953. ... For the Twelver Shia Imam, see Musa al-Kazim Sayyid Mūsā al-Ṣadr (1928-1978?), Arabic: السيد موسى الصدر, Persian: ) also transliterated Mūsā-e Sader, and many other variants, was an Iranian-born Lebanese philosopher and a prominent Shia religious leader who spent many years of his life in Lebanon... Ezzatollah Sahabi (Born 1930 in Tehran, Iran) is a Persian politician, former minister and former Parliament member. ... Karim Sanjabi was an Iranian Liberal political leader of the 20th century. ... Ali Shariati (Persian: علی شريعتی‎) (1933–1977) was an Iranian sociologist, well known and respected for his works in the field of sociology of religion. ... Azam Taleghani (born in Iran) is an Iranian womens right activist and journalist. ... Ayatollah Mahmoud Taleghani was a senior Shia cleric of Iran. ... Parviz Varjavand is a notable Iranian archeologist, researcher and University Professor. ... Nasser Zarafshan (born 1946) is an Iranian novelist, translator, and attorney. ...

Other Nations

  • Dan Halutz, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces
  • Moshe Katsav, President of Israel
  • Shaul Mofaz, Current Israeli Minister of Transport and a Deputy Prime Minister, and former Minister of Defense

  (Hebrew: ) (born August 7, 1948 in Tel Aviv, Israel) is an Israeli Air Force Lt. ... Moshe Katsav (Hebrew: , originally Mussa Ghassäb Persian: ; born December 5, 1945) is the eighth and current President of Israel (since 2000). ... Shaul Mofaz during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on November 10, 2003. ...

Literature figures

Authors and poets

Main article: Persian literature

Persian literature (in Persian: ‎ ) spans two and a half millennia, though much of the pre-Islamic material has been lost. ... A Meeting of Some Iranian Poets: (L to R) Morteza Keyvan, Ahmad Shamlou, Nima Yooshij, Siavash Kasraie, and Hushang Ebtehaj. ...

Translators

Karim Emami (1930-2005) was a highly-regarded Iranian translator, editor, lexicographer and critic. ... Mohammad Ghazi (August 3, 1913 - January 14, 1998) or Muhammad Qazi was a renowned Kurdish Iranian writer and translator. ... Karim Hisami or Kerîmî Hisamî, (1926-2001) was a Kurdish writer. ... Shahrokh Meskoob(Born 1924 Babol, Iran) was an outstanding Persian writer, translator, scholar and University professor. ... Professor Majid M. Naini is one of the foremost scholars of Rumi, the 13th century Persian mystic (Sufi), who has been the best-selling poet in the U.S. for the past several years. ...

Religious figures

See List of Marjas.
See List of Ayatollahs. Conservative marjas[1] Naser Makarem Shirazi and Hossein Noori Hamedani This is a list of Marja Taqleeds (Grand Ayatollahs), which are followed by Usuli Shia Muslims around the world. ... This is a partial list of Ayatollahs, a title given to high ranked Shia Muslims clerics. ...

Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel. ... Shrine of Baháulláh Baháulláh (ba-haa-ol-laa Arabic: Glory of God) (November 12, 1817 - May 29, 1892), born Mírzá usayn-`Alí (Persian: ), was the founder of the Baháí Faith. ... Haik Hovsepian Mehr (killed January, 1994), was an Iranian bishop, born in Tehran on January 6, 1945. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Mani (in Persian: مانی, Syriac: ) was born of Iranian (Parthian) parentage in Babylon, Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) which was a part of Persian Empire about 210-276 CE. He was a religious preacher and the founder of Manichaeism, an ancient Persian gnostic religion that was once prolific but is now extinct. ... Manichean priests, writing at their desk, with panel inscription in Sogdian. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Muhammad bin Ismail Nashtakin ad-Darazi was an ancient Iranian who believed in the transmigration of souls and preached the divinity of Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah. ... ملاصدرا or Mulla Sadra (aka Molla Sadra or Mollasadra) also called Sadr Ad-Din Ash- Shirazi (c. ... Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha (Persian: صلاح الدین علی نادر شاه عنقا) is presently the 42nd official and exclusive master of Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism) in a continuous succession of Sufi masters dating back 1,400 years ago to the time of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. ... Sufism (Arabic &#1578;&#1589;&#1608;&#1601; tas&#803;awwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ... The Official Emblem of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism®, All Rights Reserved // Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism)® traces its roots through an unbroken lineage of successive Sufi masters extending back to the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Ali, and Oveys Gharani (Arabic: أويس القرني Uwais al-Qarni), who lived... The Official Emblem of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism®, All Rights Reserved. ... Sufism (Arabic &#1578;&#1589;&#1608;&#1601; tas&#803;awwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ... The Official Emblem of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism®, All Rights Reserved // Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism)® traces its roots through an unbroken lineage of successive Sufi masters extending back to the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Ali, and Oveys Gharani (Arabic: أويس القرني Uwais al-Qarni), who lived... Sheikh Safi al-Dins tomb Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili (of Ardebil) (1252-1334), eponym of the Safavid dynasty, was the spiritual heir and son in law of the great Sufi Murshid (Grand Master) Sheikh Zahed Gilani, of Lahijan in Gilan Province in northern Iran. ... Salman the Persian (Arabic سلمان الفارسي Salman Farisi, Persian Salman e Farsi) was one of the Prophet Muhammads companions. ... The mystic Taj Al-Din Ebrahim Al-Kordi Al-Sanjani* (1216 - 1301), titled Sheikh Zahed Gilani, was Grandmaster of the famed Zahediyeh Sufi Order at Lahijan. ... Zoroaster (Greek Ζωροάστρης, Zōroastrēs) or Zarathustra (Avestan: Zaraθuštra), also referred to as Zartosht (Persian: ), was an ancient Iranian prophet and religious poet. ...

Royalty

See comprehensive list of Persian/Iranian royalty. The following is a comprehensive list of all Persian Empires and their rulers: // The Elamites were a people located in Susa, in what is now Khuzestan province. ...


Scientists, Scholars, and Academics

See comprehensive List of Iranian scientists and engineers of the pre-modern age. Photo taken from medieval manuscript by Qotbeddin Shirazi. ...


See comprehensive List of Iranian scientists and engineers of the modern age. Medieval manuscript by Qotbeddin Shirazi. ...


Architects and Mi'mars

See full List of Iranian architects. The Ghiaï-Chamlou Coat of Arms Heydar Ghiaï-Chamlou // Heydar Ghiaï-Chamlou in Grand Imperial Court Uniform Heydar Ghiai with The Shah of Iran touring of the Senate House Heydar Gholi Khan Ghiaï-Chamlou who graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts in 1952, was known as a pioneer of... At the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Baháí House of Worship in Samoa, the Temples architect, Hossein Amanat. ... Fariborz Sahba (Persian: ‎ ) is an Iranian Baháí architect now living in Canada. ... Reza Aliabadi Heydar Ghiai United Iranian Architects Europa Reza Moosavi Manocheher Seyed Mortazavi Mojtaba Iman Ansari Hedye Darman Bahram Hooshyar Yousefi Abolfazl Habibi Armin Mohsen Daneshgar Nassir Zarrin Panah Farhad Ahmadi Babak Fadavi Anbiayee Davar Jafargholizadeh Ashtin Kamran Diba Seyed Mehrdad Emami Shaahin Espahbodi Zand Harirchi Shahram Entekhabi Mohamad Reza...


Explorers and travellers

  • Ahmad ibn Rustah, 10th century Persian explorer of Russia, Scandinavia and Arabia.
  • Naser Khosrow, traveller, writer and poet
  • Issa Omidvar, (Omidvar Brothers were the first Iranian adventurers who traveled around the world)
  • Abdollah Omidvar, (Omidvar Brothers, the first Iranian adventurers who traveled around the world)
  • Zayn al-Abidin Shirvani

Ibn Rustah (in Persian: ابن رسته) was a 10th century Persian explorer and geographer born in Rosta district, Isfahan, Persia (See Encyclopaedia Iranica [1]). He wrote a geographical compendium. ... ÉÀ ...

Historians, Archaeologists and Iranologists

Abbas Alizadeh is an Iranologist and Persian archaeologist. ... // Dr Touraj Atabaki is a professor of “Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia” at the Department of History of the University of Amsterdam; and a senior research fellow at the International Institute of Social History. ... Mehrdad Bahar (Born 1930 Tehran, died Nov 13th 1994 Tehran) was a prominent Iranologist, linguist, mythologist and Persian historian. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Mohammad Ali Eslami Nodooshan (1925, Nodooshan, Yazd province –) is an Iranian literary critic, translator and poet, and one of the most celebrated contemporary writers on culture and literature in Iran. ... Dr. Kaveh Farrokh Dr. Kaveh Farrokh is an expert in the field of Iranian history. ... Badiozzaman Forouzanfar was an oustanding master of Persian literature, Iranian linguistics and Iranian culture. ... Ahmad Kasravi Tabrizi (b. ... Sadegh Malek Shahmirzadi (Persian: صادق ملک شهميرزادی) (born in April 24, 1940) is an Iranian archaeologist and anthropologist. ... Ezzat Allah Negahban (Born 1921, Ahvaz,Iran) is a celebrated Iranian archaeologist who is known as the patriarch of Iranian modern archaeology. ... Alireza Shahbazi, well known Achaemenid archeologist Alireza Shapour Shahbazi (1941-2006 Shiraz) was a prominent Persian archeologist, Iranologist and a world expert on Achaemenid archeology. ... Abdolhossein Zarrinkoub, prominent historian of Persian literature. ...

Linguists

Jaleh Amouzgar (Born 1940) is a world-class Iranologist and a University lecturer. ... Mehrdad Bahar (Born 1930 Tehran, died Nov 13th 1994 Tehran) was a prominent Iranologist, linguist, mythologist and Persian historian. ... Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak is a Persian literary figure and Iranologist. ... Parviz Natel-Khanlari (Born 1941 Tehran, Iran) was an outstanding Iranologist, author, researcher and University Professor. ... Zabihollah Safa (May 7, 1911 in Shahmirzad, Persia (Iran) - April 29, 1999 in Lübeck, Germany) was a scholar and professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at the University of Tehran. ... Ahmad Tafazzoli (1937 Isfahan - January 15, 1997) was a prominent persian Iranologist and master of ancient Iranian literature and culture. ... Ehsan Yarshater, of Columbia University, is one of the worlds leading Iranologists. ...

Theorists and Philosophers

Salaheddin Ali Nader Shah Angha (Persian: صلاح الدین علی نادر شاه عنقا) is presently the 42nd official and exclusive master of Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi (School of Islamic Sufism) in a continuous succession of Sufi masters dating back 1,400 years ago to the time of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. ... The Official Emblem of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism®, All Rights Reserved. ... Hossein Elahi Ghomshei Hossein Mohyeddin Elahi Ghomshei (persian حسین محی الدین الهی قمشه ای ), is an Iranian world renowned scholar, author and lecturer on Persian literature and Islamic mysticism. ... Ahmad Mahdavi Damghani holds a Ph. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nasr is an internationally acclaimed scholar [1]. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, (Persian: سيد حسين نصر) A lifelong student and follower of Frithjof Schuon, Persian philosopher and renowned scholar of comparative religion, is a prominent authority in the fields of Islamic esoterism, sufism, philosophy of science, and metaphysics. ... Dariush Shayegan is one of Irans prominent thinkers and one of the contemporary worlds most influential cultural theorists and comparative philosophers. ... Image:Soroush. ... Bijan Jazani Bijan Jazani (Persian: &#1576;&#1610;&#1688;&#1606; &#1580;&#1586;&#1606;&#1610;) (insert date, 1938 _ April 19, 1975) the Iranian intellectual was born in Tehran, Iran. ...

Sports

Alexander Arrasi Agase (March 27, 1922 - May 3, 2007) is a former American football player and coach. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former World No. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Emmanuel Mike Agassi is best known for being the father of number one tennis player Andre Agassi. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Khodadad Azizi (Persian: , born June 22, 1971 in Piranshahr, Iran) is a retired professional football striker. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Mansour Bahrami (born April 26, 1956 in Arak, Iran) is an Iranian professional tennis player. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Alireza Dabir (born September 16, 1977) is a champion freestyle wrestler from Iran. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... A gold medal will generally represent the highest award for achievement in a non-military field, with no restriction on eligibility. ... Ali Daei (Persian: , born March 21, 1969 in Ardabil, Iran) is a retired Iranian football player who currently is manager of Saipa F.C. in Irans Premier Football League. ... Shawn Daivari (born Ashraf Daivari on April 30, 1984 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-American professional wrestler and wrestling manager better known by his ring name Khosrow Daivari, or simply Daivari. ... Wrestling can be: Sport wrestling Professional wrestling Another term for grappling This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Yu Darvish Yu Darvish (born August 16, 1986 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese baseball starting pitcher for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. ... This article is about the sport. ... Mohammad Ali Fardin (1930 - April 6, 2000) was an Iranian actor. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (Persian: ‎ ​, born 12 September 1982) is a chess grandmaster from Iran. ... For other uses, see Chess (disambiguation). ... The title Grandmaster is awarded to world-class chess masters by the world chess organization FIDE. Apart from World Champion, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain. ... Imam-Ali Habibi (born ?, ?) is an Iranian wrestler who competed in Freestyle at the 1956 Summer Olympics. ... Ehsan Hadadi (born 20 January 1985 in Tehran) is an Iranian discus thrower. ... Vahid Hashemian (Persian: ‎ , born July 21, 1976 in Tehran) is an Iranian football player. ... Alireza Heidari (born March 4, 1976 in Tehran) is an Iranian wrestler who competed in the Mens Freestyle 96 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Touraj (T.J.) Houshmandzadeh, Jr. ... George Issabeg was an Assyrian boxer that represented Iran in the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics. ... Abbas Jadidi (born January 13, 1969) is an Iranian wrestler who competed in the Freestyle Heavyweight (90-100 kg) category at the 1996 Summer Olympics, losing controversially to Kurt Angle and winning the silver medal. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Masoud Mostafa Jokar (born September 21, 1977) is an Iranian wrestler who competed in the Mens Freestyle 60 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Yossef Karami (born March 22, 1983 in Mianeh, Iran) is an Iranian Taekwondo athlete who competed in the Mens 80 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. ... Taekwondo (also, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, or Tae Kwon-Do) is a martial art and combat sport originating in Korea. ... Mohammad Ali Karimi Pashaki (Persian: , born on November 8, 1978 in Karaj, Iran) is an Iranian football player. ... Amir Reza Khadem Azghadi (born February 10, 1970) is an Iranian wrestler who won Olympic bronze medals in 1992 and 1996. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mehdi Mahdavikia (Persian: , born July 24, 1977 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian football player who currently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga. ... Sports George Malek-Yonan earned the title of Champion of Champions in Iranian Sports for many years in the fields of track and field, pentathelon and soccer. ... Arash Miresmaili (b. ... This article is about the martial art and sport. ... Syed Mohammed Hadis obituary in the Indian Express newspaper Syed Mohammed (S.M.) Hadi (b. ... Mahyar Monshipour is an Irani-French boxer who is the WBAs world Super Bantamweight champion. ... Elshan Moradi-Abadi (Persian: ‎ ​, born 22 May 1985) is a chess grandmaster from Iran. ... For other uses, see Chess (disambiguation). ... The title Grandmaster is awarded to world-class chess masters by the world chess organization FIDE. Apart from World Champion, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain. ... Abdollah Movahed (born ?, ?) is an Iranian wrestler who competed in Freestyle at the 1968 Summer Olympics. ... Mahmoud Namjoo (born 1916 in Rasht, Iran) was an Iranian weightlifter and Olympic medalist. ... Weightlifting is a sport where competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars. ... Mohammad Nassiri (born 1945) and was an Olympic weightlifter for Iran. ... Weightlifting is a sport where competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars. ... Javad Nekounam (Persian: , born September 7, 1980 in Ray, Iran) is an Iranian football player who currently plays for CA Osasuna in La Liga and the Iran national football team. ... Eskandar (Alexander) Shura Ossipoff was an Assyrian boxer that represented Iran in the 1948 Olympics. ... Shadi Paridar (Persian: ‎ ​, born 1986) is an Iranian chess Woman Grandmaster. ... For other uses, see Chess (disambiguation). ... Woman Grandmaster (WGM) is the highest-ranking chess title restricted to women aside from Womens World Champion. ... Ali Parvin (Persian: ‎ , born September 25, 1947 in Tehran) is an Iranian football coach and former player. ... Alireza Rezaei (born July 11, 1976 in Tehran) is an Iranian wrestler who competed in the Mens Freestyle 120 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Aravane Rezaï (Persian: , born March 14, 1987) is an Iranian-French tennis player born in St. ... Rahman Rezaei (Persian: ‎ , born February 20, 1975 in Esfahan, Iran) is an Iranian football player who plays for A.S. Livorno in the Serie A Italian league, as well as the Iranian national squad in the central back position. ... Hossein Reza Zadeh (born May 12, 1978) is an Iranian weightlifter and the strongest man in the world. ... Weightlifting is a sport where competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars. ... This article gives lists of Olympic medalists for those Olympic Games sports where such lists have been created in Wikipedia. ... Jaber Rouzbahani (born May 10, 1986 in Isfahan, Iran) is an Iranian basketball player. ... Hadi Saei Bonehkohal (born June 10, 1976 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian Taekwondo athlete who competed in the Mens 68 kg (featherweight) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. ... Taekwondo (also, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, or Tae Kwon-Do) is a martial art and combat sport originating in Korea. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Gholamreza Takhti (غلامرضا تختی‎; 1930-1968) is the most famous Persian wrestler. ... Hossein Tavakoli (born January 10, 1978) is an Iranian weightlifter who competed in the Mens 105 kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal. ... Weightlifting is a sport where competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars. ... Andranik Teymourian (also spelt Andranik Teimourian, Persian: ‎ , Armenian: , born 6 March 1983 in Tehran, Iran) is an Armenian-Iranian footballer currently playing for Bolton Wanderers in the FA Premier League. ... Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (born on March 15, 1943) is a retired Iranian professional wrestler better known by his stage name The Iron Sheik. ... Fereydoon Zandi Fereydoon Zandi is an Iranian Football(soccer) player playing for 1. ...

Iranian women

See separate articles: Persian Woman and List of Persian women. A Persian woman here as depicted during the Safavi period of Iran. ... The womens movement in modern Iran is nearly 150 years old. ...


Other

Hajjarian, a former secret agent, was widely believed to be the main strategist behind the 1997 reform movement of Iran Hajjarian was shot in the head on the doorsteps of Tehran city council in March 2000 Hajjarian escaped almost certain death, but he has been paralyzed for life. ... Minu Barati (* 1976 in Iran) is a movie producer in Berlin and wife of German foreign minister Joschka Fischer. ... Joschka Fischer Joseph Martin Joschka Fischer (April 12, 1948 – ) was German foreign minister and Vice Chancellor in the government of Gerhard Schröder from 1998 to 2005. ... Ali Dashti (Persian: علی دشتی []) (born 1894 - died January 16, 1982) was an Iranian rationalist of the twentieth century, who was greatly influenced by Umar Khayyam. ... Courken George Deukmejian, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Granddaughter of the late Supreme Ayatollah Khomeini, and wife of Mohammad Reza Khatami (since 1983), head of the Islamic Iran Participation Front, the main reformist party in the country. ... Shahram Jazayeri-Arab is an Iranian criminal, political activist and businessman involved in a high-profile corruption case. ... Shahram Entekhabi An Iranian born artist and architect whose work has been the subject of many exhibitiions all over the world, currently living and working across London, Berlin and Tehran. ... The Terminal Man, a book written by Mehran and Andrew Donkin Mehran Karimi Nasseri مهران کریمی ناصری []; (born 1942 in Masjed Soleiman, Iran), also known as Sir, Alfred Mehran, is an Iranian refugee who lived in the departure lounge of Terminal One in Charles de Gaulle Airport from 8 August 1988 until August... Doris Lessing, CH, OBE (born October 22, 1919), is a British writer, born Doris May Taylor in Kermanshah, Persia (Iran). ... Moshe Katsav (Hebrew: , originally Mussa Ghassäb Persian: ; born December 5, 1945) is the eighth and current President of Israel (since 2000). ... Farah Karimi (Born 15 november 1960 Isfahan) is a Persian-Dutch writer, human right activist and politician. ... Ross Mirkarimi Ross Mirkarimi (b. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A Green party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of Green politics. ... Shaul Mofaz during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on November 10, 2003. ... Bijan Pakzad[1] (generally known simply as Bijan) (born 1944)[2] is a well-known designer of menswear and fragrances. ... Wakil-i-Mutlaq, Burhan ul-Mulk, Itimad ud-Daula, Nawab Saadat Khan Bahadur, Shaukat Jang, better known as Saadat Khan or Burhan-ul-mulk, the founder of Awadh dynasty hailed from a noble Saiyid family of Nishapur in Khurasan. ... Awadh (also known to the British as Oudh) is a region in the center of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... Wajid Ali Shah (نواب واجد على شاه) (official name ) (1822-1887) was the tenth and last nawab of the princely kingdom of Awadh (Oudh) in present day Uttar Pradesh in India. ... Awadh (also known to the British as Oudh) is a region in the center of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was the first joint-stock company (the Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock). ...

Famous Armenians of Iran

See also: List of Armenian-Iranians

This is a list of famous Armenian-Iranians. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former World No. ... Emmanuel Mike Agassi is best known for being the father of number one tennis player Andre Agassi. ... Anik could refer to The Anik satellites launched by Canadian telecommunications company Telesat. ... Vigen Derderian, founder of Iranian pop and jazz Vigen Derderian (November 23, 1929-October 26, 2003), known as Soltan of Pop and Soltan of Persian jazz, was a hugely popular Armenian-Iranians pop music singer. ... Haik Hovsepian Mehr (killed January, 1994), was an Iranian bishop, born in Tehran on January 6, 1945. ... Samuel Khachikian (in Persian: ساموئل خاچیکیان), Director, Screenwriter, and ّFilm Editor, Born 1923, Tabriz, Iran, Died 2001, Tehran. ... Daron Vartan Malakian (Armenian: ) (born 18 July 1975) is the lead guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ... Ovanes Ohanian was an Armenian-Iranian filmmaker who established the first film school in Persia. ... Loris Tjeknavorian (also Cheknavarian) (born 1937) is a contemporary Iranian-Armenian composer. ... Andranik Teymourian (also spelt Andranik Teimourian, Persian: ‎ , Armenian: , born 6 March 1983 in Tehran, Iran) is an Armenian-Iranian footballer currently playing for Bolton Wanderers in the FA Premier League. ... Yeprem Khan was a revolutionary leader of Iran. ...

Famous Assyrians of Iran

See also: List of Assyrian-Iranians
  • Ramona Amiri, Miss Canada 2005
  • Freydun Atturaya, co-founder of the Assyrian Socialist Party
  • Issa Benyamin, calligraphist
  • William Daniel, composer, writer
  • George Issabeg, 1948 and 1952 Olympics boxer representing Iran
  • Ivan Kakovitch, (1933-2006) activist and author Mount Semele (2001)
  • Atour Khnanishoo, Iran Parliament representative
  • Paulus Khofri, composer, painter
  • Marganita Vogt-Khofri, Pianist, Vocalist
  • George Malek-Yonan, politician and Champion of Champions of Iran
  • Milton Malek-Yonan, inventor of converted Rice
  • Rosie Malek-Yonan, actor, activist and author of The Crimson Field
  • Shoura Osipov, 1948 Olympics boxer representing Iran
  • Terrence Malick, Oscar winning director, writer & producer
  • Benjamin Taimoorazy, M.D., inventor of Napas Breathing Device

This is a list of famous Assyrian-Iranians. ... Ramona Amiri Ramona Rina Amiri (April 16, 1980 Montreal, Quebec) is an Iranian-Canadian woman of Assyrian and Persian heritage[1] who won the Miss World Canada contest in 2005. ... Dr. Freydun Bit Abram (or Freydun Atturaya) (1891-1926) was an Assyrian physicist born in the town of Charbash in the district of Urmia (Iran). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... William Daniel (1826-1897) was a politician who graduated from Dickinson College, studied law, and began practicing it in Maryland in 1851. ... George Issabeg was an Assyrian boxer that represented Iran in the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics. ... Ivan Kakovitch (December 9, 1933 Kiev, USSR - December 22, 2006 Paris, France) was an Assyrian author, journalist, professor, and a nationalist leader. ... {{hangon}} Paulus Khofri(پولوس خفری)( Composer, Painter, Author) was born on Aug 7, 1923 in Assyrian family in the city of Baghdad. ... Marganita Vogt-Khofri(مرگنیته خفری)( Musician and vocalist)was born in Kermanshah(كرمانشاه),Iran(ایران), in 1952. ... Sports George Malek-Yonan earned the title of Champion of Champions in Iranian Sports for many years in the fields of track and field, pentathelon and soccer. ... Milton Malek-Yonan was an Assyrian entrepreneur and inventor. ... // Born on the fourth of July, in Tehran, Iran, Rosie Malek-Yonan ( رزی ملک یونان ) is an Assyrian actress, artist, director, author and activist. ... Eskandar (Alexander) Shura Ossipoff was an Assyrian boxer that represented Iran in the 1948 Olympics. ... Terrence Terry Malick (born November 30, 1943 in Waco, Texas) is an Assyrian American film director. ... Benjamin Taimoorazy, M.D., (b. ...

Famous Chaldeans of Iran

  • Cyrus Adari, M.D., oncologist , medical researcher
  • Albert Bavi, General Manager of Power and Water, Tehran Division
  • Paul Caldani, composer, writer, music researcher
  • Fredrik Khachik, chemist, research scientist, professor
  • Philip Nowzaradan, M.D. Family Doctor, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
  • Younan Nowzaradan, M.D., F.A.C.S. General and Vascular surgeon, specializing in laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Estiphan Panoussi, PHD, professor, researcher, linguist
  • Villard Salibi, designer
  • Mar Youhannan Semaan Issayi, Archbishop of Assyro-Chaldean Metropolitan Tehran

// Paul Caldani was born on May 25, 1949, in Sanandaj the Iranian Kurdistan, the birthplace of rich music. ... Mar Youhannan Semaan Issayi (1914 - 1999) was the Metropolitan Archbishop of Tehran of the Chaldeans (Iran) from March 16, 1971 until his death on February 7, 1999. ...

Famous Americans in Iran

Howard Baskerville, an Iranian hero from America. ... Joseph Plumb Cochran (Jan 14, 1855 - August 18, 1905) was an American Presbyterian missionary. ... Elgin Earl Groseclose (1899-1983) was an American economist, statesman, and author. ... McCormick Hall, American College of Tehran, circa 1930. ... Jordan is the name of a street in the northern part of Tehran, Iran. ... John W. Limbert is the United States ambassador to Mauritania. ... William M. Miller was an American author and missionary who served in Iran. ... Arthur Millspaugh, Late Treasurer-General of Persia. ... Richard Nelson Frye (c. ... Pope and Ackerman are both buried here, in Isfahan. ... Morgan Shuster and US officials at Atabak Palace, Tehran, 1911. ... David Stronach is a renowned British archeologist of ancient Iran and Iraq. ...

Famous Germans in Iran

  • Ernst-Jakob Christoffel German missionary in Iran and founder of Isfahan Institute for the Blind and of Christian Blind Mission
  • Annemarie Schimmel, German born Harvard expert on Iranian literature.
  • Wilhelm Wassmus German diplomat, spy and military hero, Iran, first World War

Annemarie Schimmel (April 7, 1922 - January 26, 2003) was a well known and very influential German Iranologist and scholar who wrote extensively on Islam and Sufism. ...

Famous Iranians in America

See separate article: List of Iranian Americans. This is a list of famous Iranian-Americans. ...


Famous Iranians in Canada

See article: Iranian-Canadian Iranian-Canadians are Canadians of Iranian national background or descent. ...


Famous Iranians in India

See articles: Parsis or Irani a person from Pars (the middle-Persian word for Fars), a region now within the geographical boundaries of Iran, and is roughly the original homeland of the Persian people. ... Irani is a term used to denote Indian Zoroastrians whose ancestors emigrated from Iran within the last two centuries, as opposed to the longer residing Parsis. ...

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kerman (in Persian: کرمان Kermān) is a city in Iran. ... Ardeshir Irani was an early director, actor, and producer in Bollywood. ... Alam Ara, (English Translation: The Light of the World) a 1931 film directed by Ardeshir Irani, was the first Indian film with sound. ... Sir Dinshah Irani (November 4th, 1881-November 3rd, 1938) was an Indian lawyer and distinguished philanthropist of the Zoroastrian community in both India and Iran. ... Zoroastrianism was adapted from an earlier, polytheistic faith by Zarathushtra (Zoroaster) in Persia very roughly around 1000 BC (although, in the absence of written records, some scholars estimates are as late as 600 BC). ...

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The Iranian landscape is dominated by rugged mountain ranges that separate various basins or plateaus from one another.
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