List of Famous people born in Armenia

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan

First Name Henrikh
Born on January 21, 1989 (age 34)
Born in Armenia
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is an Armenian professional footballer who plays for Serie A club Roma and captains the Armenian national team.

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Svetlana Svetlichnaya

First Name Svetlana
Born on May 15, 1940 (age 82)

Svetlana Afanasyevna Svetlichnaya is a Soviet and Russian actress most famous for her role in The Diamond Arm (1968).

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Giorgio Petrosyan

Gevorg Petrosyan
First Name Giorgio
Last Name Petrosyan
Born on December 10, 1985 (age 37)
Born in Armenia
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Gevorg "Giorgio" Petrosyan is an Italian-Armenian kickboxer who competes in the middleweight division. Nicknamed "The Doctor" and noted for his supreme technical skills, ringsmanship and defensive prowess which has seen him defeat some of the best strikers in the world while taking little-to-no damage, As of 1 August 2020, he is ranked the #2 lightweight and #4 pound for pound kickboxer in the world by Combat Press, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest kickboxers of all time.

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Hayko

Hayk Hakobyan
Born on August 25, 1973
Died on September 29, 2021 (aged 48)
Born in Armenia

Hayk "Hayko" Hakobyan is an Armenian singer who won Armenia's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki. He represented Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest in the final with the song "Anytime You Need". The song placed eighth place in the contest.

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Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Армен Борисович Джигарханян
First Name Armen
Born on October 3, 1935
Died on November 14, 2020 (aged 85)
Born in Armenia

Armen Borisovich Dzhigarkhanyan was a Soviet, Armenian, and Russian actor.

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Shavarsh Karapetyan

First Name Shavarsh
Born on May 19, 1953 (age 69)
Born in Armenia, Lori Region

Shavarsh Vladimiri (Vladimirovich) Karapetyan is a retired Armenian finswimmer, best known for saving the lives of 20 people in a 1976 incident in Yerevan.

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Yana Egorian

First Name Yana
Last Name Egorian
Born on December 20, 1993 (age 29)
Born in Armenia

Yana Karapetovna Egorian is a Russian sabre fencer. She won two gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Nikol Pashinyan

First Name Nikol
Born on June 1, 1975 (age 47)

Nikol Vovayi Pashinyan is an Armenian politician serving as Prime Minister of Armenia since 8 May 2018.

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Susianna Kentikian

First Name Susianna
Born on September 11, 1987 (age 35)
Born in Armenia

Susianna "Susi" Levonovna Kentikian is an Armenian-German former professional boxer who competed from 2005 to 2016. She was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, but left the country with her family at the age of five because of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. Kentikian has lived in Hamburg since 1996 and began boxing at the age of twelve. Following a successful amateur career, she turned professional in 2005 upon signing with the Hamburg-based Spotlight Boxing promotion.

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Angela Sarafyan

First Name Angela
Last Name Sarafyan
Born on June 30, 1983 (age 39)
Born in Armenia
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Angela Sarafyan, sometimes credited as Angela Sarafian, is an Armenian-American actress. She has appeared as a guest star in several television series and has acted in the feature films: Kabluey (2007), On the Doll (2007), A Beautiful Life (2008), The Informers (2008), A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011), and Lost & Found in Armenia (2012). Sarafyan earned supporting roles in blockbuster films such as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012).

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Arthur Abraham

First Name Arthur
Last Name Abraham
Born on February 20, 1980 (age 43)
Born in Armenia
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Avetik Abrahamyan, best known as Arthur Abraham, is an Armenian-German former professional boxer who competed from 2003 to 2018. He held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the IBF middleweight title from 2005 to 2009, and the WBO super-middleweight title twice between 2012 and 2016.

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Vanes Martirosyan

First Name Vanes
Born on May 1, 1986 (age 36)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Vanes Martirosyan is an Armenian-American professional boxer. He has challenged twice for a light middleweight world title in 2013 and 2016, and once for a unified middleweight world title in 2018.

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Mikhail Piotrovsky

First Name Mikhail
Last Name Piotrovsky
Born on December 9, 1944 (age 78)
Born in Armenia

Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky is the Director of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Michel Der Zakarian

First Name Michel
Last Name Zakarian
Born on February 18, 1963 (age 60)
Born in Armenia
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Michel Der Zakarian is an Armenian former professional footballer who played as a defender, and the current coach of Montpellier HSC.

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Iveta Mukuchyan

First Name Iveta
Born on October 14, 1986 (age 36)
Born in Armenia

Iveta Mukuchyan is an Armenian-German singer-songwriter, model, and actress. Born in Yerevan, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, she moved to Hamburg, Germany, in 1992. Mukuchyan returned to Armenia in 2009 and placed fifth in the fourth season of the talent competition Hay Superstar. During this time, she received vocal training at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Mukuchyan also participated for season two of The Voice of Germany in 2012.

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Armen Sarkissian

First Name Armen
Born on June 23, 1953 (age 69)
Born in Armenia

Armen Vardani Sargsyan is an Armenian politician, physicist and computer scientist who has served as the President of Armenia since 2018. He served as Prime Minister of Armenia from 4 November 1996 to 20 March 1997 and was the country's (longest-serving) ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1998 to 2018. Sargsyan was elected on 2 March 2018 and assumed the presidency on 9 April 2018.

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Seda Tutkhalyan

First Name Seda
Last Name Tutkhalyan
Born on July 15, 1999 (age 23)

Seda Gurgenovna Tutkhalyan is a Russian artistic gymnast. She is the 2014 Youth Olympic Games Individual All-around champion and a 2016 Summer Olympics Team silver medalist.

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Sarik Andreasyan

First Name Sarik
Born on August 24, 1984 (age 38)
Born in Armenia

Sarik Garnikovich Andreasyan is a Russian-Armenian director, producer and screenwriter of Armenian origin who has worked on films and commercials. He is the founder of Enjoy Movies. In May 2017, Andreasyan left Enjoy Movies studio to start another studio, Bolshoe Kino.

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Aleksandr Grigoryan

First Name Aleksandr
Born on September 28, 1966 (age 56)
Born in Armenia

Aleksandr Vitalyevich Grigoryan is an Armenian professional football coach and a former player who is the manager of Urartu. He also holds Russian citizenship.

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Serge Avédikian

First Name Serge
Last Name Avédikian
Born on December 1, 1955 (age 67)
Born in Armenia

Serge Avédikian, sometimes credited as Serje Avétikian, is an Armenian-French film and theatre actor, director, writer and producer, winner of Cannes Festival prize.

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