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This page contains a list of the greatest Iranian Celebrities. The pantheon dataset contains 184 Celebrities, 1 of which were born in Iran. This makes Iran the birth place of the 29th most number of Celebrities behind Nepal and Egypt.

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The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Iranian Celebrities of all time. This list of famous Iranian Celebrities is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Mehran Karimi Nasseri (1942 - )

With an HPI of 69.19, Mehran Karimi Nasseri is the most famous Iranian Celebrity.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages on wikipedia.

Mehran Karimi Nasseri (Persian: مهران کریمی ناصری pronounced [mehˈrɒn kæriˈmi nɒseˈri]; born 1946), also known as Sir Alfred Mehran, is an Iranian refugee who lived in the departure lounge of Terminal One in Charles de Gaulle Airport from 26 August 1988 until July 2006, when he was hospitalized. His autobiography was published as a book, The Terminal Man, in 2004. Nasseri's story inspired the 2004 film The Terminal.

Pantheon has 1 people classified as celebrities born between 1942 and 1942. Of these 1, 1 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living celebrities include Mehran Karimi Nasseri.

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