List of Famous people born in Bulgaria

Kubrat Pulev

First Name Kubrat
Born on May 4, 1981 (age 43)
Height 194 cm | 6'4

Kubrat Venkov Pulev is a Bulgarian professional boxer. He held the European heavyweight title twice between 2012 and 2016, and has challenged twice for the unified world heavyweight title in 2014 and December 2020. As an amateur he won multiple medals at international tournaments, including gold at the 2008 European Championships and bronze at the 2005 World Championships, all in the super-heavyweight division.

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Grigor Dimitrov

First Name Grigor
Born on May 16, 1991 (age 33)
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Grigor Dimitrov is a Bulgarian professional tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is world No. 3, which he achieved in November 2017 after winning the ATP Finals.

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Philipp Kirkorov

Филип Бедросов Киркоров
First Name Philipp
Last Name Kirkorov
Born on April 30, 1967 (age 57)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Philipp Bedros Kirkorov PAR is a Bulgarian-born Russian pop singer. He is a five-time winner of the "Best Selling Russian Artist" title at the World Music Awards ceremonies.

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Sylvie Vartan

First Name Sylvie
Born on August 15, 1944 (age 79)

Sylvie Vartan is a Bulgarian-French-Armenian singer and actress. She is known as one of the most productive and tough-sounding yé-yé artists. Her performances often featured elaborate show-dance choreography, and she made many appearances on French and Italian TV. With 50 million records and CD's sold worldwide, 2000 magazine covers and being the number one French female singer with concerts and audience worldwide, Sylvie Vartan is considered a true Legend and Icon.

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Maria Bakalova

First Name Maria
Last Name Bakalova
Born on June 4, 1996 (age 28)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Maria Bakalova is a Bulgarian actress. She gained international attention as Bulgarias top-earning model/spokeswoman, as well as for her role as Tutar Sagdiyev in the 2020 mockumentary Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, for which she received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first Bulgarian actress to be nominated by each of these awarding bodies.

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Ruzha Ignatova

First Name Ruzha
Born on May 30, 1980 (age 44)

Ruja Ignatova is a Bulgarian convicted fraudster. She is best known as the founder of a Ponzi scheme known as OneCoin, which The Times has described as "one of the biggest scams in history". She was the subject of the 2019 BBC podcast series The Missing Cryptoqueen.

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Miroslav Barnyashev is a Bulgarian-American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he performs under the ring name Miro and is a one-time AEW TNT Champion. He is also known for his decade-long career in WWE under the ring name Rusev, where he became the first and so far only Bulgarian wrestler to have worked for WWE.

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Dimitar Berbatov

Димитър Иванов Бербатов
First Name Dimitar
Born on January 30, 1981 (age 43)
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov is a Bulgarian former professional footballer. A striker, he captained the Bulgaria national team from 2006 to 2010, and is the country's all-time leading goalscorer. He is regarded as one of the greatest Bulgarian players of all time.

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Lucy Diakovska

Людмила Дяковска
First Name Lucy
Last Name Diakovska
Born on April 2, 1976 (age 48)

Ludmilla "Lucy" Diakovska is a Bulgarian-born German singer-songwriter, music producer, dancer, stage actress and television personality, who rose to fame as one of the founding members of the successful all-female pop band No Angels, the "biggest-selling German girlband to date," according to the German media.

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Simeon II of Bulgaria

First Name Simeon
Last Name Bulgaria
Born on June 16, 1937 (age 87)

Simeon Borisov von Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, known formerly or by courtesy as King Simeon II or Tsar Simeon II, is a Bulgarian politician, who had served as the last reigning Tsar of Bulgaria from 1943 to 1946, before later serving as Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2001 to 2005.

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