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  1. Ahmad Shah Massoud

    Ahmad Shah Massoud


    Ahmad Shah Massoud (Dari Persian: احمد شاه مسعود; September 2, 1953 – September 9, 2001) was an Afghan political and military leader, who was a powerful military commander during the resistance against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989 and in the following years of civil war. He was assassinated on September 9, 2001.

  2. Bahara Golestani

    Bahara Golestani


  3. Marina Golbahari

    Marina Golbahari


    Marina Golbahari (born March 10, 1992 Kabul, Afghanistan) is an Afghan actress who earned international fame for her role as the title character in the 2003 film Osama, playing a girl who had to dress and act as a boy to support her family during the Taliban years.

  4. Zekeria Ebrahimi

    Zekeria Ebrahimi


    Zekeria Ebrahimi (born 9 January 1996) is an Afghan actor.

  5. Nejma Khanum

    Nejma Khanum


  6. Hammasa Kohistani

    Hammasa Kohistani


    Hammasa Kohistani (Persian: حماسه کوهستانی‎, born December 19, 1987) is a British model, who became the first Muslim beauty contestant to be crowned Miss England in 2005. She was crowned at the age of 18, following a two-day competition at Liverpool's Olympia Theatre on 3 September 2005, and was chosen from 40 contestants.

  7. Sediqa Massoud

    Sediqa Massoud


  8. Hamid Karzai

    Hamid Karzai


    Hamid Karzai (Pashto: حامد کرزی‎, Persian: حامد کرزی‎, born 24 December 1957) served as President of Afghanistan for almost a decade, from 7 December 2004 to 29 September 2014. He comes from a politically active family, Karzai's father, uncle and grandfather were all active in Afghan politics and government. Karzai and before him, his father, Abdul Ahad Karzai, were each head of the Popalzai tribe of the Durrani tribal confederation.

  9. Silvia Lancome

    Silvia Lancome


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  10. Vida Samadzai

    Vida Samadzai


    Vida Samadzai (born February 22, 1978) is a Afghan-American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was Miss Afghanistan in 2003. As the first Afghan woman to participate in an international beauty pageant since 1974, her appearance in a red bikini in the 2003 edition of Miss Earth pageant created controversy in her native country. She also entered in the fifth season of the reality television show Bigg Boss.

  11. Mahmud of Ghazni

    Mahmud of Ghazni


    Mahmud of Ghazni (Persian: / Ma?mud-e Gaznawi; November 2, 971 - April 30, 1030), actually , was the most prominent ruler of the Ghaznavid dynasty who ruled from 997 until his death in 1030 in the eastern Iranian lands. Mahmud turned the former provincial city of Ghazni into the wealthy capital of an extensive empire which covered most of today's Iran, Afghanistan as well as Pakistan and North-West India. He was also the first ruler to carry the title Sultan ("authority"), signifying the extent of his power, though preserving the ideological link to the suzerainty of the Caliph. Mahmud was considered the most philandering of all classical rulers, he had 9 wives and close to 56 children with up to 32 women, Buzurg of Shahriyar wrote.

  12. Janasheen

    Janasheen (2003)


    Janasheen(Heir) is a 2003 Hindi-language film. It was directed by Feroz Khan who stars along with his son, Fardeen Khan, and Celina Jaitley. It was first planned to shoot part of the film in Afghanistan.

  13. Ajooba

    Ajooba (1991)


    Ajooba is a 1991 Bollywood fantasy superhero film, produced and directed by Shashi Kapoor and also co-directed by the Soviet filmmaker Gennadi Vasilyev. It is a fantasy film loosely based on Arabian mythology (such as One Thousand and One Nights). A Russian language dub of the film was released in the Soviet Union as Vozvrashcheniye Bagdadskogo Vora.

  14. Mohammad Ghaznavi

    Mohammad Ghaznavi


    Mohammad Ghaznavi (died 1041) ascended the throne ] upon the death of his father Mahmud in 1030. He was the younger of a set of twins; this circumstance resulted in civil strife. His reign lasted five months before he was overthrown by his twin Ma'sud I, after which he was blinded and imprisoned. Nine years later he was reinstated for a year before being slain by his nephew Maw'dud.

  15. Roxana



    Roxana (In Persian, "??????" Rauxana, meaning "magnificient star") sometimes Roxane, was a Bactrian noble and a wife of Alexander the Great. She was born earlier than the year 343 BC, though the precise date remains uncertain.

  16. Jeff Bronkey

    Jeff Bronkey


    Jacob Jeffery Bronkey (born September 18, 1965) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched with the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. He attended Klamath Union High School in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He is the only Major League player born in Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul to an Afghan father and American mother.

  17. Zohra Daoud

    Zohra Daoud


    Zohra Yousuf Daoud (Persian: زهره يوسف داود ) (b. 1954, Mazar-i-Sharif) is a former Afghan TV celebrity and model now a citizen of United States. In December 1972 Dawoud became the only woman to this date ever to be crowned Miss Afghanistan, months before a bloodless coup forced King Zahir Shah into exile.

  18. Zakia Kohzad

    Zakia Kohzad


    Zakia Kohzad (Persian: ذكيه كهزاد) is a former TV news anchor for Kabul TV. Zakia was born in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. By 1980, Zakia had secured a job as an anchor on Kabul TV. In 1992, she and her family emigrated to India and, subsequently in 2000, to the United States. She resides in exile in California, U.S.A. with her husband Youssof Kohzad.

  19. Israfeel Kohistani

    Israfeel Kohistani


    Mohammad Salim Israfeel Kohistani (born 5 June 1987) is an Afghan footballer who currently plays for Vejen Sports Forening. He is national team player of Afghanistan. He played in World Cup 2010 qualifiers, and 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification. He is from north-eastern province of Kapisa and is one of the most capped Afghan players ever along with Zohib Islam Amiri and Faisal Sakhizada.

  20. Ali Askar Lali

    Ali Askar Lali


    Ali Askar Lali (Persian: علی عسکر لعلی‎) is a former Afghan football player and trainer. In 1981 he came to Germany as a refugee and lived many years in Paderborn. He now lives in Germany and Afghanistan. He is now the assistant manager of the Afghan national football team.

  21. Babrak Karmal

    Babrak Karmal


    Babrak Karmal (Pashto: ببرک کارمل‎, born Sultan Hussein; 6 January 1929 – 1 or 3 December 1996) was an Afghan politician and statesman during the Cold War. Karmal was born in Kamari and educated at Kabul University. When the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) was formed, Karmal became one of its leading members, having been introduced to Marxism by Mir Akbar Khyber during his imprisonment for activities deemed too radical by the government. He eventually became the leader of the Parcham faction. When the PDPA split in 1967, the Parcham-faction established a Parcham PDPA, while their ideological nemeses, the Khalqs, established a Khalqist PDPA. Under Karmal's leadership, the Parchamite PDPA participated in Mohammad Daoud Khan's rise to power, and his subsequent regime. While relations were good at the beginning, Daoud began a major purge of leftist influence in the mid-1970s. This in turn led to the reformation of the PDPA in 1977. The PDPA took power in the 1978 Saur Revolution.

  22. Abdul Karim Mustaghni

    Abdul Karim Mustaghni


    Abdul Karim Mustaghni (July 11, 1911 – January 13, 2004) was an Afghan scientist and politician. Mustaghni was Defense Minister of Afghanistan from 1973 to 1977. Mustaghni assisted Mohammed Daoud Khan in the 1973 bloodless coup against the monarchy of Mohammed Zahir Shah. Zahir and his ministers were aware of a possible coup plot, but Mustaghni, fully aware of the plans, misled them into believing that the coup would occur months later, allowing the coup to occur while Zahir and several of his key ministers were out of country.

  23. Abdul Wahid Baba Jan

    Abdul Wahid Baba Jan


    General Abdul Wahid Baba Jan, an ethnic Tajik from Parwan province and better known simply as "General Babajan", was a member of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan during the presidency of Dr. Najibullah. He was promoted to General and was the commander of the Kabul Garrison during the fall of Dr. Najibullah's government until he joined the forces of Ahmed Shah Massoud and Jamiat-e Islami, where he was a member of the senior command. According to some sources he was in charge of directing the long-range rockets used against Hezbe Wahdat and Hezb-i Islami. The same report states that a battalion commander under his command, Habiburahman Parandi, controlled the areas above Kart-i-Sakhi hill up to a part of Ministry of Agriculture and commanded an artillery battery. During the war his forces were accused of kidnapping people for ransom. Units under his command were also involved in the massacres at Afshar.

  24. Anahita Ratebzad

    Anahita Ratebzad


    Anahita Ratebzad (October 1931 – 7 September 2014) was a Socialist/Marxist Afghan politician and a member of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) and the Revolutionary Council. Ratebzad was Afghanistan's deputy head of state from 1980 to 1986.

  25. Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor

    Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor


    Atta Muhammad Nur (also spelled Atta Mohammed Noor, Persian: عطا محمد نور) (born 1965) is a politician in Afghanistan, serving as the Governor of Balkh Province in the north of the country. He was appointed in 2004 by President Hamid Karzai. An ethnic Tajik, he was a high school teacher before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan which earned him the nickname "The Teacher." He then became an anti-Soviet mujahideen resistance commander for the Jamiat-e Islami. When the Taliban took power in late 1996, Atta Noor served as a commander in the anti-Taliban United Front (Northern Alliance) under Ahmad Shah Massoud. He led operations in the Balkh area. He has been described by The Economist as being "immensely wealthy."

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