Afghanistan, a landlocked country between South and Central Asia, is amongst the largest and populous countries of the world. With a history dating back to the Middle Paleolithic Era, Afghanistan has since then been home to multiple cultures, traditions, ethnicity and military campaigns. Its strategic location as a crossroads helped this Islamic country build up a multi-ethnic society that has people from diverse cultures and background. The ancient Afghanistan’s turn to modernization began during the 18th century. Afghanistan boasts of a long list of peope who have put in their bit to build a nation rich in culture and heritage. Right from Hamid Karzai who served as the first President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Fatema Akbari who founded the Gulistan Sasaqat Company, the list is endless. Abdul Ahad Mohmand, an astronaut, was the first Afghan and the fourth Muslim to travel in the outer space. In the field of administrative work too, Afghans made a name for themselves. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, once the President of San Jose State University, today serves as the Chief Adviser on Infrastructure and technology to the President of Afghanistan. This section provides you details about the life and works of famous Afghans.
30 September 1207
Great Poet
Ahmad Shah MassoudAhmad Shah Massoud
02 September 1953
Former Afghan Military & Political Leader

Ashraf GhaniAshraf Ghani
12 February 1949
13th President of Afghanistan

Hamid KarzaiHamid Karzai
24 December 1957
Former President of Afghanistan

Mohammad NajibullahMohammad Najibullah
06 August 1947
President of Afghanistan

Annet MahendruAnnet Mahendru
21 August 1989
Mohammed Zahir ShahMohammed Zahir Shah
15 October 1914
Former King of Afghanistan

Layla AlizadaLayla Alizada
11 August 1977

Rashid KhanRashid Khan
20 September 1998

Mohammad NabiMohammad Nabi
01 January 1985
Mahmud of GhazniMahmud of Ghazni
02 November 0971

Mohammed OmarMohammed Omar
03 January 1960
Former President of Afghanistan
Mohammad ShahzadMohammad Shahzad
31 January 1988

0344 BC
Alexander the Great's ex-wife, Princess

Abdullah AbdullahAbdullah Abdullah
05 September 1960
Politician, Ophthalmologist, Diplomat
Mohammed Daoud KhanMohammed Daoud Khan
18 July 1909
Politician, Diplomat

Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
01 August 1929
Burhanuddin RabbaniBurhanuddin Rabbani
20 September 1940
Politician, Educationist, University teacher

Nur Muhammad TarakiNur Muhammad Taraki
15 July 1917
Politician, Poet, Writer, Journalist

Babrak KarmalBabrak Karmal
06 January 1929
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
Abdur Rahman KhanAbdur Rahman Khan
1844 AD

Aryana SayeedAryana Sayeed
14 July 1986
Afghan singer
Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir
14 June 1946

Mohammed Nadir ShahMohammed Nadir Shah
09 April 1883

Najibullah ZadranNajibullah Zadran
18 February 1993

Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia
27 January 1571
07 November 1414
Dawlat ZadranDawlat Zadran
19 March 1988
Afghan cricketer

Dost Mohammad KhanDost Mohammad Khan
23 December 1793

23 April 1954

Siyar BahadurzadaSiyar Bahadurzada
17 April 1984
Afghan mixed martial artist
Mozhdah JamalzadahMozhdah Jamalzadah
07 December 1985

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Shapoor ZadranShapoor Zadran
07 March 1985
Afghan cricketer

Habibullah KhanHabibullah Khan
03 June 1872

Sher Ali KhanSher Ali Khan
1823 AD
Emir of Afghanistan

Azita GhanizadaAzita Ghanizada
17 November 1979
Afghan-American actress
Sibghatullah MojaddediSibghatullah Mojaddedi
1926 AD
Former President of Afghanistan

Abdul Ahad MohmandAbdul Ahad Mohmand
01 January 1959
Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-BalawiHumam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi
25 December 1977
Jordanian doctor

Vida SamadzaiVida Samadzai
22 February 1978
Afghan-American actress

Farhad DaryaFarhad Darya
22 September 1962
Afghan singer
Peroz IPeroz I

Malalai JoyaMalalai Joya
25 April 1978
Politician, Feminist
Jamal al-Din al-AfghaniJamal al-Din al-Afghani
1838 AD

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad RumiJalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
30 September 1207

Ahmed Shah AbdaliAhmed Shah Abdali
1722 AD

Ahmed Shah MassoudAhmed Shah Massoud
02 September 1953

23 September 1999
Afghan cricketer
Mujeeb ZadranMujeeb Zadran
28 March 2001
Afghan cricketer

Asghar StanikzaiAsghar Stanikzai
22 February 1987
Afghan cricketer

Amānullāh KhānAmānullāh Khān
01 June 1892