List of Famous people born in Uzbekistan

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Born on April 9, 1336
Died on February 19, 1405 (aged 68)

Timur, later Timūr Gurkānī, sometimes spelled Taimur and historically best known as Amir Timur or Tamerlane, was a Turco-Mongol conqueror who founded the Timurid Empire in and around modern-day Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia, becoming the first ruler of the Timurid dynasty. As an undefeated commander, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest military leaders and tacticians in history. Timur is also considered a great patron of art and architecture, as he interacted with intellectuals such as Ibn Khaldun and Hafiz-i Abru and his reign introduced the Timurid Renaissance.

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Alina Kabayeva

First Name Alina
Born on May 12, 1983 (age 39)
Born in Uzbekistan
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Alina Maratovna Kabaeva is a Russian politician, model, actress, retired individual rhythmic gymnast, and Honored Master of Sports.

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Born on February 14, 1483
Died on December 26, 1530 (aged 47)

Babur, born Zahīr ud-Dīn Muhammad, was the founder of the Mughal Empire and first Emperor of the Mughal dynasty in the Indian subcontinent. He was a descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan through his father and mother respectively.

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Milana Vayntrub

First Name Milana
Born on March 8, 1988 (age 35)
Born in Uzbekistan
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress, comedian, and activist. She came to prominence for her appearances in AT&T television commercials as saleswoman Lily Adams from 2013 to 2016 and since 2020. In addition to her commercial appearances, she was a series regular on Other Space (2015) and had a recurring role on This Is Us (2016–2017). Vayntrub has also voiced Doreen Green / Squirrel Girl in the Marvel Rising franchise after being cast as the character in the unaired television pilot, New Warriors, based on the comics team of the same name.

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Alisher Usmanov

Алишер Бурханович Усманов
First Name Alisher
Born on September 9, 1953 (age 69)
Net Worth $18.4B

Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov is an Uzbek-born Russian oligarch. As reported by Forbes in 2020, Alisher Usmanov has an estimated net worth of $11.68 billion.

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Ravshana Kurkova

Ravshana Bahromovna Matchanova
First Name Ravshana
Born on August 22, 1980 (age 42)
Born in Uzbekistan

Ravshana Bahramovna Kurkova is a Russian actress of theater, film and dubbing, producer of Uzbek origin. She appeared in more than thirty films since 2003.

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Oksana Chusovitina

First Name Oksana
Born on June 19, 1975 (age 47)
Height 153 cm | 5'0

Oksana Aleksandrovna Chusovitina is an Olympic gymnast who has competed for the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan, and Germany.

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Born on November 30, 0779
Died on November 30, 0845 (aged 66)

Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, Arabized as al-Khwarizmi and formerly Latinized as Algorithmi, was a Persian polymath who produced vastly influential works in mathematics, astronomy, and geography. Around 820 CE he was appointed as the astronomer and head of the library of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad.

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Roksana Babajan

Роксана Рубеновна Бабаян
First Name Roksana
Born on May 30, 1946 (age 76)
Born in Uzbekistan

Roksana Rubenovna Babajan is a Soviet and Russian pop singer and actress. People's Artist of the Russian Federation (1999). Active participant in the protection of homeless animals, President of the Russian League for the Protection of Animals.

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Islam Karimov

First Name Islam
Last Name Karimov
Born on January 30, 1938
Died on September 2, 2016 (aged 78)

Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov was the leader of Uzbekistan and its predecessor state, the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1989 until his death in 2016. He was the last First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan from 1989 to 1991, when the party was reconstituted as the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan (PDP); he led the PDP until 1996. He was the President of the Uzbek SSR from 24 March 1990 until he declared the independence of Uzbekistan on 1 September 1991.

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Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl al-Bukhārī

First Name Muḥammad
Last Name Al-Bukhārī
Born on July 20, 0810
Died on September 1, 0870 (aged 60)

Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl al-Bukhārī, commonly referred to as Imam al-Bukhari or Imam Bukhari, was a Persian Islamic scholar who was born in Bukhara. He authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as the most authentic (sahih) hadith collections. He also wrote other books such as Al-Adab al-Mufrad.

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Anna German

First Name Anna
Last Name German
Born on February 14, 1936
Died on August 25, 1982 (aged 46)

Anna Wiktoria German-Tucholska was a Polish singer, immensely popular in Poland and in the Soviet Union in the 1960s–1970s. She released over a dozen music albums with songs in Polish, as well as several albums with Russian repertoire. Throughout her music career, she recorded songs in seven languages: Polish, Russian, German, Italian, Spanish, English and Latin.

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Viktor Bryukhanov

First Name Viktor
Born on December 1, 1935
Died on October 13, 2021 (aged 85)
Born in Uzbekistan

Viktor Petrovich Bryukhanov is the former manager of construction of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the director of the plant from 1970 to 1986.

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Irina Viner-Usmanova

First Name Irina
Born on July 30, 1948 (age 74)

Irina Alexandrovna Viner-Usmanova is a Russian rhythmic gymnastics coach who is head coach of the Russian national team, president of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation, and former vice president of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation.

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Shavkat Mirziyoyev

First Name Shavkat
Born on July 24, 1957 (age 65)

Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev is an Uzbek politician who has served as President of Uzbekistan and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan since 2016. Previously he was the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan from 2003 to 2016.

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Ella Pamfilova

First Name Ella
Born on September 12, 1953 (age 69)

Ella Aleksandrovna Pamfilova is a Russian politician, former deputy of the State Duma, candidate for president in 2000 and former chairman of the Civil Society Institution and Human Rights Council of the Russian Federation. On 18 March 2014 she became Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Vladimir Lukin. On 28 March 2016 she became the chair of the Central Election Commission of Russia.

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Ali Qushji

First Name Ali
Last Name Qushji
Born on January 1, 1403
Died on December 16, 1474 (aged 71)

Ala al-Dīn Ali ibn Muhammed, known as Ali Qushji was a Timurid theologian, jurist, astronomer, mathematician and physicist, who settled in the Ottoman Empire some time before 1472. As a disciple of Ulugh Beg, he is best known for the development of astronomical physics independent from natural philosophy, and for providing empirical evidence for the Earth's rotation in his treatise, Concerning the Supposed Dependence of Astronomy upon Philosophy. In addition to his contributions to Ulugh Beg's famous work Zij-i-Sultani and to the founding of Sahn-ı Seman Medrese, one of the first centers for the study of various traditional Islamic sciences in the Ottoman caliphate, Ali Kuşçu was also the author of several scientific works and textbooks on astronomy.

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Dmitry Kharatyan

Дмитрий Вадимович Харатьян
First Name Dmitry
Born on January 21, 1960 (age 63)

Dmitry Kharatyan PAR is a Russian actor of partial Armenian descent.

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Yuri Antonov

First Name Yuri
Last Name Antonov
Born on February 19, 1945 (age 78)
Born in Uzbekistan

Yuri Mikhailovich Antonov is a Soviet and Russian composer, singer and musician, People's Artist of Russia (1997).

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Khanzada Begum

First Name Khanzada
Last Name Begum
Born on November 30, 1477
Died on September 30, 1545 (aged 67)

Khanzada Begum was a Timurid princess and the eldest daughter of Umar Shaikh Mirza II, the amir of Ferghana. She was also the elder sister of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire. She and her brother remained deeply attached to each other all their lives, a period during which the family progressed from ruling a tiny and obscure principality in Central Asia to ruling a large portion of the Indian subcontinent. Babur conferred on his sister, the honorable title of Padshah Begum and she was really the first lady of his Empire after his death.

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