List of Famous people named Khaled
Khaled al-Asaad was a Syrian archaeologist and the head of antiquities at the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He held this position for over 40 years. Al-Asaad was publicly beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on 18 August 2015, at the age of eighty three.
Khaled Omar Taja was a Syrian actor born in Rukneddine district in the city of Damascus. The poet Mahmoud Darwish called him "Anthony Quinn of the Arabs", he was ranked among the fifty best actors in the world according to the American Time magazine. He worked in more than 62 different TV series. He passed away at the age of 73 in April 4, 2012.
Khalid Ahmed Showky El Islambouli was an Egyptian army officer who planned and participated in the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, during the annual 6th October victory parade on 6 October 1981. Islambouli stated that his primary motivation for the assassination was Sadat's signing of the Camp David Accords with Israel and Sadat's plan for a more progressive Egypt. Islambouli was tried before an Egyptian court-martial, found guilty, and sentenced to death by firing squad. Following his execution, he was declared a martyr by many radicals in the Islamic world, and became an inspirational symbol for radical Islamic movements as one of the first 'modern martyrs of Islam'.
Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-American novelist, physician, activist, humanitarian and UNHCR goodwill ambassador. After graduating from college, he worked as a doctor in California, a predicament that he likened to "an arranged marriage." He has published three novels, most notably his 2003 debut The Kite Runner, all of which are at least partially set in Afghanistan and feature an Afghan as the protagonist. Following the success of The Kite Runner he retired from medicine to write full-time.
Khalid bin Talal Al Saud is a member of the Saudi royal family and the owner of Al Nafood Trading Establishment.
Khaled Mohieddine was an Egyptian politician and a major in the Egyptian Army. He participated in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, as a member of the Free Officers Movement, which overthrew the monarchy then under the rule of King Farouk.
Khalid Atef Abdul Ghaffar is the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt, succeeding his predecessor Ashraf El-Shihy. He headed the Department of Oral Medicine, Gum, Diagnosis and Radiology at the Faculty of Dentistry, Ain Shams University, from 2009 to November 2015. He was appointed Dean of Dentistry in Ain Shams in 2014, contributing to the introduction of state-of-the-art dental equipment. He was appointed Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research and was awarded the State Encouragement Prize in Medical Sciences and published 20 research papers in international journals and magazines.
Khaled Bichara was an Egyptian businessman and entrepreneur who served as the Chairman of link.net and Chief Executive Officer of Accelero Capital. Prior to joining Accelero Capital, Bichara was Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology OTMT, Group President and Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom Ltd., and Executive Chairman of Global Telecom Holding. Bichara played a pivotal role in the merger of VEON and Wind Telecom to create the world's sixth-largest telecommunications carrier.
Khaled Mohamed El Nabawy is an Egyptian actor who played roles in film, theater and television.
Khaled bin Alwaleed Al Saud is a Saudi prince, entrepreneur, and investor. He is the son of Al-Waleed bin Talal and his first wife and cousin, Dalal bint Saud. Khaled has been noted for his vegan lifestyle. He is a grandson of King Saud of Saudi Arabia on his mother's side and he is a great-grandson of King Abdulaziz, the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on both his mother's and father's side.