List of Famous people born in Uzbekistan


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 40)
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 36)
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 70)
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 43)
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 48)
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 77)
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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