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Who are the most famous Iranians?
Ask An Iranian - Top Most Famous Iranians

There are many lists of top famous Iranians available online, but we decided to tackle this matter differently. In this show we help you learn about famous Iranians by playing the ‘Name Game’. To do this, we describe the famous Iranians, as if we are them. So listen in and play along!

Other subjects we discuss in the show

  • Who are the most famous contemporary Iranians?
  • Who the most famous historical Iranians?
  • Who are the most famous Iranian women?
  • Who is the most famous Iranian singer, ever?
  • Who is the most famous Iranian poet to have ever lived?
  • What percentage of the Iranian government wear shiny suits?

How famous are famous Iranians?

We have one of our listeners, Olga, to thank for the inspiration for show. She asked us, “who are the most famous Iranians?”. Naturally, any answers to this question will be subjective, but for brevity, we’ve highlighted a selection of famous Iranians in the show.

Famous Iranians mentioned in the show

Which famous Iranians have we missed?

We’d like to put it to our audience, who are your top three famous people from Iran? Let us know if the comments below, or head over to our Twitter page to respond in the comments and start a debate.

Persian words used during the show

Tabrizi:From the Iranian region of Tabriz, in the North West of Iran
Haft seen:“Seven S’s”, the name for the Iranian new year spread
Barbari:A type of Iranian flatbread
Norouz:The word for the Iranian New Year (occurring on the spring equinox)


Music:, composer: Benjamin Tissot