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Henrikh Mkhitaryan
(Armenian Professional Football Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Armenian professional footballer, Henrikh Mkhitaryan ,currently plays for Serie A club Roma and the Armenian national team. He previously played for Pyunik, winning four Armenian Premier League titles with them. Armenia's all-time top goalscorer, he has been named Armenian Footballer of the Year ten times. He is a polyglot and speaks eight languages.

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Levon Aronian
(Armenian Chess Player and Former World Rapid and Blitz Champion)
Levon Aronian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra

Levon Aronian is an Armenian chess player who achieved the grandmaster title in 2000. Aronian, who currently plays for the US Chess Federation, earned the grandmaster title at age 17. Counted among the most decorated players of his generation, Levon Aronian is credited with leading the Armenian national team in several Chess Olympiads, winning gold in 2006, 2008, and 2012.  

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Angela Sarafyan
(Actress)
Angela Sarafyan
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Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Shavo Odadjian
(Bassist, Musician, Guitarist)
Shavo Odadjian
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 5 
Arthur Abraham
(Armenian-German Retired Boxer and Two-Time WBO Super-Middleweight Champion)
Arthur Abraham
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

Arthur Abraham is an Armenian-German retired boxer who was active from 2003 to 2018. Between 2005 and 2009, Abraham held multiple world championships, including the IBF middleweight title. Between 2012 and 2016, he held the WBO super-middleweight title on two separate occasions. In 2009, Arthur Abraham was named Berlin Sportsman of the Year. 

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Giorgio Petrosyan
(One of the Greatest Kickboxers of All Time)
Giorgio Petrosyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Giorgio Petrosyan is an Armenian-born Italian professional kickboxer who currently competes in the middleweight division. Counted among the greatest kickboxers of all time, Petrosyan is renowned for his supreme defensive prowess, ringsmanship, and technical skills. Nicknamed The Doctor, Giorgio Petrosyan's skills have helped him defeat some of the world's best strikers while taking little-to-no damage.

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Iveta Mukuchyan
(Singer)
Iveta Mukuchyan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Tigran L. Petrosian
(Armenian Chess Player and Grandmaster)
Tigran L. Petrosian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo

Tigran L. Petrosian is an Armenian chess player who achieved the prestigious grandmaster title in 2004. In addition to being a two-time national champion, Tigran L. Petrosian has also helped his national team win gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Chess Olympiads.

 9 
Gokor Chivichyan
(One of the Most Complete Grapplers in the History of Combat Sport)
Gokor Chivichyan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus

Gokor Chivichyan is an Armenian-born American mixed martial arts, submission grappling, and judo instructor. He currently trains amateur and professional fighters at the Hayastan MMA Academy in California, USA. Thanks to his extensive knowledge in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, freestyle wrestling, catch wrestling, judo, and sambo, Gokor Chivichyan is counted among the most complete grapplers in the history of combat sport.

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Samvel Yervinyan
(Musician, Composer, Violinist)
Samvel Yervinyan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Harut Grigorian
(Armenian-born Belgian Kickboxer)
Harut Grigorian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries

Harut Grigorian is an Armenian-born Belgian fighter who specializes in kickboxing. A former Glory Welterweight champion, Grigorian has also competed in other promotions like K-1 and It's Showtime. As of 2022, Harut Grigorian runs a kickboxing school in Deurne.

 12 
Karo Parisyan
(Armenian-American MMA Fighter)
Karo Parisyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo

Karo Parisyan is an Armenian-American MMA fighter. A former welterweight champion at World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), Parisyan is an expert in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. Karo Parisyan has also represented Armenia at International Judo Championships, winning gold medals on four occasions.

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Anna Chicherova
(Olympic athlete)
Anna Chicherova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer

Anna Chicherova is a Russian high jumper who won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has also won medals at World Championships, which includes a gold and silver medal. She is the third female high jumper to win medals at both the World Championships and the Olympic Games. She also holds the Russian national record (2.07 meters).

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Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
(Russian Actor)
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
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Birthdate: October 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 14, 2020
 15 
Super Sako
(Armenian Rapper, DJ and Record Producer Known for His Single ‘MI Gna’)
Super Sako
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
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Lilit Hovhannisyan
(Singer)
Lilit Hovhannisyan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Armen Petrosyan
(Armenian-born Italian Professional Kickboxer)
Armen Petrosyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Armen Petrosyan is an Armenian-born Italian professional kickboxer. An aggressive fighter, Petrosyan competes in the middleweight division. A former WMTA world super welterweight champion, Armen Petrosyan has also appeared in a reality television show titled Enfusion.

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Michel Der Zakarian
(Armenian Former Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Michel Der Zakarian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Michel Der Zakarian is an Armenian former football player who played as a defender for the Armenia national team from 1996 to 1997. After retiring as a player, Der Zakarian went on to establish himself as a manager. Over the years, Michel Der Zakarian has managed popular clubs like Nantes, Montpellier, and Brest.
 19 
Hayko
(Singer)
Hayko
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1973 AD
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Susi Kentikian
(2-Time Flyweight World Champion)
Susi Kentikian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo

Also known as the Killer Queen, American-German boxer Susi Kentikian has been a flyweight world champion twice. Born in the Armenian SSR she left the country with her parents at 5, in the midst of a war. At 5’ 1”, she was also initially tagged as Germany’s shortest professional boxer.

 21 
Arpi Gabrielyan
(Actress)
Arpi Gabrielyan
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 22 
Khachatur Abovian
(Writer)
Khachatur Abovian
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 14, 1848
 23 
Harout Pamboukjian
(Singer)
Harout Pamboukjian
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
 24 
Anna Hakobyan
(First Lady)
Anna Hakobyan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Garik Martirosyan
(Comedian)
Garik Martirosyan
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Birthdate: February 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Tatev Abrahamyan
(Armenian-American Chess Player)
Tatev Abrahamyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Tatev Abrahamyan is an Armenian-American chess player who achieved the woman grandmaster (WGM) title in 2011. She currently lives in the USA, and has played for the USA in team competitions like the Women's World Team Chess Championship and the Women's Chess Olympiad. Tatev Abrahamyan is the recipient of several awards, including the Goddess Chess Award.

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Sirusho
(Singer-songwriter)
Sirusho
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Varuzhan Akobian
(Armenian-Born American Chess Player)
Varuzhan Akobian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Varuzhan Akobian is an Armenian-born American chess player who achieved the grandmaster title in November 2003. He is best known for representing the U.S. team at the Chess Olympiads in 2006 and 2008, where his team won bronze medals. Varuzhan Akobian is currently associated with the Saint Louis University chess team, where he serves as assistant coach. 

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Gabriel Sargissian
(Armenian Chess Grandmaster)
Gabriel Sargissian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Aram Mp3
(Singer-songwriter)
Aram Mp3
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
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Hayk Marutyan
(Armenian Actor and Politician Who Served as the Mayor of Yerevan)
Hayk Marutyan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Hayk Marutyan is an Armenian actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian, and politician. He is known for his service as the Mayor of Yerevan from 13 October 2018 to 22 December 2021. Hayk Marutyan is best known as one-half of the comedy duo Hayko Mko alongside Mkrtich Arzumanyan. Marutyan has also appeared in several comedy films like Love Odd and Super Mother.

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Lilit Galojan
(Armenian Chess Player)
Lilit Galojan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Arpine Hovhannisyan
(First Woman to Serve as Justice Minister of Armenia)
Arpine Hovhannisyan
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Arpine Hovhannisyan is an Armenian lawyer and politician. She is best known for her service as the Minister of Justice from 4 Sep 2015 to 11 May 2017. Arpine Hovhannisyan is the first woman to serve as Justice Minister of Armenia.

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Silva Kaputikyan
(Poet)
Silva Kaputikyan
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 25, 2006
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Artur Akopyan
(Gymnast)
Artur Akopyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra

Armenian-American gymnastics coach Artur Akopyan had initially won quite a few medals, including 3 World Championship gold medals, for the Soviet Union. The first gymnast to perform the Tsukahara double twist, he was later forced to shut down his training center for resorting to abusive training techniques.

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Eliza Muradyan
(Model)
Eliza Muradyan
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Nazeni Hovhannisyan
(Actress)
Nazeni Hovhannisyan
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Birthdate: July 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
 38 
Nouneh Sarkissian
(First Lady)
Nouneh Sarkissian
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
 39 
Mihran Tsarukyan
(Singer)
Mihran Tsarukyan
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Birthdate: September 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
 40 
Karo Murat
(Armenian-German Professional Boxer)
Karo Murat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo

Karo Murat is an Armenian-German boxer. From 2008 to 2009, Murat held the European super-middleweight title. In 2017, he held the European light-heavyweight title. The following year, Karo Murat held the IBO light-heavyweight title.

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Noel Gevor
(Armenian-German Professional Boxer)
Noel Gevor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo

Noel Gevor is an Armenian-German boxer who competes in the cruiserweight division. The step-son of former European champion Khoren Gevor, Noel held the WBO International cruiserweight and WBO Youth world titles between 2014 and 2016.

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Elena Vardanyan
(Actress)
Elena Vardanyan
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Birthdate: April 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Artur Davtyan
(Armenian Gymnast)
Artur Davtyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo

Artur Davtyan is an Armenian gymnast best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. He has also won a gold medal each at the 2019 European Games and at the 2021 European Championships. Artur Davtyan has also won two silver medals and a bronze medal at the European Championships so far.

 44 
Armenchik
(Singer)
Armenchik
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
 45 
Sargis Sargsian
(Armenian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Sargis Sargsian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini

Sargis Sargsian is an Armenian former professional tennis player who represented Armenia at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics. He also represented Armenia at the 1993 Summer Universiade in Buffalo, USA, where he won the silver medal in the mixed doubles event. Sargis Sargsian currently lives in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

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Andranik Markaryan
(Prime Minister of Armenia from 2000 to 2007)
Andranik Markaryan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 25, 2007

Andranik Markaryan was a politician who served as the Armenian Prime Minister from 2000 to 2007. He was chosen by the President to serve as the prime minister when the then-PM Vazgen Sargsyan was murdered on 27 October 1999 during the Armenian parliament shooting. The President chose Markaryan after sacking Aram Sargsyan, his original choice for the prime minister’s role.

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Naira Zohrabyan
(Armenian Politician)
Naira Zohrabyan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus

Naira Zohrabyan is an Armenian politician who represented her party at the 2018 Yerevan City Council election where she competed for the position of the Mayor of Yerevan. From 2008 to 2021, Naira Zohrabyan served as a Member of the National Assembly for the Prosperous Armenia party.

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Rafael Vaganian
(Armenian Chess Grandmaster Who Was the 1989 USSR Champion)
Rafael Vaganian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra

Armenian chess Grandmaster Rafael Vaganian was the 1989 USSR Champion and also played as part of the USSR Olympiad teams in 1984 and 1986. He was 19 when he earned the title of Grandmaster and has been a World Championship candidate twice. He also won the 2019 World Seniors' Championship in his 60s.

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Arshak Petrosian
(Armenian Chess Player and Coach)
Arshak Petrosian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Arshak Petrosian is an Armenian chess player and coach. He achieved popularity in 1974, when he won the Armenian Chess Championship. He repeated the feat in 1976 and went on to achieve more popularity during the 1980s, scoring notable wins against grandmasters like Rafael Vaganian, Alexey Shirov, and Alexander Morozevich. In 2009, Arshak Petrosian won the prestigious Mikhail Botvinnik Medal.

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Artem Harutyunyan
(Armenian-Born German Boxer Who Is an Olympic Bronze Medalist)
Artem Harutyunyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo

Known as The Original, Armenian-born German boxer Artem Harutyunyan played for Germany at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he won a bronze, too. He has also been a European Championship bronze medalist. He mostly plays in the lightweight and light-welterweight categories.