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.
RumiRumi
30 September 1207
Great Poet
Ashraf GhaniAshraf Ghani
12 February 1949
13th President of Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah MassoudAhmad Shah Massoud
02 September 1953
Former Afghan Military & Political Leader

Hamid KarzaiHamid Karzai
24 December 1957
Former President of Afghanistan

Mohammed Zahir ShahMohammed Zahir Shah
15 October 1914
Former King of Afghanistan

Mohammad NajibullahMohammad Najibullah
06 August 1947
President of Afghanistan
Layla AlizadaLayla Alizada
11 August 1977
Actress

Rashid KhanRashid Khan
20 September 1998
Cricketer

Mohammed OmarMohammed Omar
03 January 1960
Former President of Afghanistan

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

RoxanaRoxana
0344 BC
Alexander the Great's ex-wife, Princess
Mohammed Daoud KhanMohammed Daoud Khan
18 July 1909
Politician, Diplomat

Mohammad ShahzadMohammad Shahzad
31 January 1988
Cricketer

Hafizullah AminHafizullah Amin
01 August 1929
Politician
Abdullah AbdullahAbdullah Abdullah
05 September 1960
Politician, Ophthalmologist, Diplomat

Burhanuddin RabbaniBurhanuddin Rabbani
20 September 1940
Politician, Educationist, University teacher
Babrak KarmalBabrak Karmal
06 January 1929
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

Abdur Rahman KhanAbdur Rahman Khan
1844 AD
politician

Aryana SayeedAryana Sayeed
14 July 1986
Afghan singer
Nur Muhammad TarakiNur Muhammad Taraki
15 July 1917
Politician, Poet, Writer, Journalist

Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia
27 January 1571
Politician
Mohammed Nadir ShahMohammed Nadir Shah
09 April 1883
Diplomat

JamiJami
07 November 1414
Poet

Siyar BahadurzadaSiyar Bahadurzada
17 April 1984
Afghan mixed martial artist

NaghmaNaghma
23 April 1954
Singer
Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir
14 June 1946
Singer
Mozhdah JamalzadahMozhdah Jamalzadah
07 December 1985
Singer

Sibghatullah MojaddediSibghatullah Mojaddedi
1926 AD
Former President of Afghanistan

Dost Mohammad KhanDost Mohammad Khan
23 December 1793
 

Sher Ali KhanSher Ali Khan
1823 AD
Emir of Afghanistan
Habibullah KhanHabibullah Khan
03 June 1872
Politician

Azita GhanizadaAzita Ghanizada
17 November 1979
Afghan-American actress

Abdul Ahad MohmandAbdul Ahad Mohmand
01 January 1959
Aviator

Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-BalawiHumam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi
25 December 1977
Jordanian doctor

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Farhad DaryaFarhad Darya
22 September 1962
Afghan singer
Vida SamadzaiVida Samadzai
22 February 1978
Afghan-American actress

Najibullah ZadranNajibullah Zadran
18 February 1993
Cricketer
Peroz IPeroz I
king

Malalai JoyaMalalai Joya
25 April 1978
Politician, Feminist

Dawlat ZadranDawlat Zadran
19 March 1988
Afghan cricketer
Shapoor ZadranShapoor Zadran
07 March 1985
Afghan cricketer

Jamal al-Din al-AfghaniJamal al-Din al-Afghani
1838 AD
Activist
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad RumiJalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
30 September 1207
Poet

Ahmed Shah AbdaliAhmed Shah Abdali
1722 AD
 

Ahmed Shah MassoudAhmed Shah Massoud
02 September 1953
 

Mujeeb ZadranMujeeb Zadran
28 March 2001
Afghan cricketer

Naveen-ul-HaqNaveen-ul-Haq
23 September 1999
Afghan cricketer
Asghar StanikzaiAsghar Stanikzai
22 February 1987
Afghan cricketer

Amānullāh KhānAmānullāh Khān
01 June 1892
Sovereign