List of Famous people born in Afghanistan

Rashid Khan

First Name Rashid
Last Name Khan
Born on September 20, 2006 (age 17)
Born in Afghanistan

Rashid Khan Arman is an Afghan cricketer and the current vice-captain of the national team. In franchise leagues, he plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Adelaide Strikers in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) and the Band-e-Amir Dragons in Afghanistan. He bowls right-arm leg spin and bats right-handed.

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Ashraf Ghani

محمد اشرف غني احمدزی
First Name Ashraf
Last Name Ghani
Born on May 19, 1949 (age 75)
Born in Afghanistan

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is an Afghan politician, academic, and economist who is serving as President of Afghanistan. He was first elected on 20 September 2014 and was re-elected in the 28 September 2019 presidential election. He was announced the winner after a protracted process in February 2020 and was sworn in for a second term on 9 March 2020. An anthropologist by education, he previously served as Minister of Finance and the Chancellor of Kabul University.

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Asghar Stanikzai

First Name Asghar
Last Name Stanikzai
Born on February 22, 1987 (age 37)
Born in Afghanistan, Kabul

Mohammad Asghar Afghan, and also known as Asghar Salamkhail, is an Afghan former cricketer and a former captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team. Afghan is a right-handed batsman and a medium-fast bowler. In May 2018, he was named as the captain of Afghanistan, for their inaugural Test match, played against India. He made his Test debut for Afghanistan, against India, on 14 June 2018. On 2 August 2018, he changed his last name from Stanikzai to Afghan.

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Abdul Ghani Baradar

First Name Abdul
Last Name Baradar
Born on September 29, 1968 (age 55)
Born in Afghanistan, Urozgan

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, also called Mullah Baradar Akhund or Mullah Brother, is a co-founder of the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was the deputy of Mullah Mohammed Omar. Baradar was captured in Pakistan by a team of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers in February 2010 and was released on 24 October 2018 at the request of the United States.

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Hamid Karzai

First Name Hamid
Last Name Karzai
Born on December 24, 1957 (age 66)

Hamid Karzai is an Afghan politician who was the president of Afghanistan from 22 December 2001 to 29 September 2014. He is also the leader of the Popalzai Durrani tribe of Pashtuns.

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Amrullah Saleh

First Name Amrullah
Last Name Saleh
Born on October 15, 1972 (age 51)
Born in Afghanistan

Amrullah Saleh is an Afghan politician who is serving as the 1st Vice President of Afghanistan. He served as the Minister of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan until January 19, 2019, and as head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) from 2004 until his resignation in 2010.

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Ahmad Massoud

First Name Ahmad
Last Name Massoud
Born on July 10, 1989 (age 35)
Born in Afghanistan

Ahmad Massoud is an Afghan politician, the son of anti-Soviet military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. He was appointed as the Massoud Foundation's CEO in November 2016. On September 5, 2019, he was declared his father's successor at his mausoleum in the Panjshir Valley.

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Mohammad Nabi

First Name Mohammad
Last Name Nabi
Born on January 1, 1985 (age 39)
Born in Afghanistan

Mohammad Nabi is an Afghan cricketer who has captained the side in limited overs matches. Nabi is an all-rounder, playing as a right-handed batsman and off break bowler. He played a major role in Afghanistan's rise to the top level of international cricket, playing in both their first One Day International in April 2009 and their first Test match in June 2018. He captained the side during their first appearances in the 2014 Asia Cup and the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Nabi has also played in numerous Twenty20 franchise tournaments and was the first player from Afghanistan to be selected in the Indian Premier League player auction.

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Naveen-ul-Haq

Born on September 23, 1999 (age 24)
Born in Afghanistan, Kabul

Naveen-ul-Haq is an Afghan cricketer. He made his international debut for the Afghanistan cricket team in September 2016.

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Nadia Nadim

First Name Nadia
Last Name Nadim
Born on January 2, 1988 (age 36)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Nadia Nadim is an Afghan-Danish football player who plays as a striker for French Division 1 Féminine club Paris Saint-Germain as well as for the Danish national team.

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