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Actors/Actresses and Filmmakers

  • Timur Bekmambetov (born 1961), film director
  • Rashid Nugmanov (born 1954), film director
  • Gulshat Omarova (), writer, film director and actress

Artists

  • Altynai Asylmuratova (born 1961), ballerina
  • Abylkhan Kasteev (1904 - 1973), painter

Businessmen

  • Timur Kulibayev (born 1966), businessman

Composers and Musicians

  • Kulyash Baiseitova (1905 - 1957), opera singer
  • Marat Bisengaliev (born 1962), violinist and director of Orchestras
  • Alan Buribaev (born 1979), conductor
  • Bukhar-zhirau Kalmakanov (1693 - 1789), akyn
  • Jambyl Jabayev (1846 - 1945), akyn
  • Shamshi Kaldayakov (1930 - 1992), composer
  • Erik Kurmangaliev (1959 - 2008), opera singer
  • Muqagali Maqatayev (1931 - 1976), akyn, poet
  • Maira Muhamedqyzy 
  • Makhambet Otemisuly (1804 - 1846), akyn, composer, leader of rebellious movement against Russian Empire
  • Roza Rymbaeva (born 1957), singer
  • Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly (1823 - 1896), composer, instrumentalist and folk artist
  • Suinbai Aronuly (1815 - 1898), akyn
  • Tolkyn Zabirova (born 1970), singer

Heads of State

  • Ablai Khan (1711 - 1781), khan of Middle juz
  • Abul Khair Khan (1693 - 1748), khan of Junior juz
  • Dinmukhamed Kunayev (1912 - 1993), First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR (1960 - 1962, 1964 - 1986), Prime Minister, President Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences
  • Janybek Khan (?), founder and co-leader of Kazakh Khanate
  • Kasym Khan (1445 - ?), leader of the Kazakh Khanate (1510 - 1521)
  • Kenesary Khan (1802 - 1847), Khan of all three juzes (1841 - 1847)
  • Nursultan Nazarbaev (born 1940), President of Kazakhstan
  • Tauke khan (? - ?), leader of the Kazakh Khanate (1680-1718)
  • Zhumabay Shayakhmetov (1902 - 1966), First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR (1946 - 1954)

Philosophers

  • Abay Qunanbayuli (1845 - 1904), poet, composer and philosopher
  • Al-Farabi (872 - 950), scientist, philosopher and mathematician
  • Khwaja Ahmad Yasavi (1106 - 1166), poet and Sufi (Muslim mystic) 

Politicians

  • Daniyal Akhmetov (born 1954), Prime Minister
  • Byrganym Aytimova (born 1953), ambassador, Minister
  • Akhmet Baitursynov (1873 - 1937), poet, writer and politician
  • Osman Batur (1899 - 1951), (also referred to as Ospan) fighter for the freedom of the Qazaq people in Xinjiang
  • Alikhan Bokeikhanov (1866 - 1937), writer, political activist and environmental scientist
  • Mirjaqip Dulatuli (1885 - 1935), poet, writer and a leader of Alash Orda government
  • Janabil (born 1934), politician in China
  • Gulzhana Karagusova (born 1950), member of Majilis, Minister of Labor and Social Protection
  • Ashat Kerimbay (born 1947), politician in China
  • Eset Kotibaruli (1803—1889), leader of the anti-colonial war against Russian Empire
  • Bolat Nurgaliyev (born 1951), diplomat
  • Makhambet Otemisuly (1804 - 1846), akyn, composer, leader of rebellious movement against Russian Empire
  • Kanat Saudabayev (born 1946), politician, Secretary of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Zhumabay Shayakhmetov (1902-1966), First Secretary of the Kazakh SSR
  • Mustafa Shokay (1890 - 1941), leader of the Kokand revolt (1917) against the Bolsheviks
  • Olzhas Suleimenov (born 1936), poet, politician, and anti-nuclear activist
  • Imangali Tasmagambetov (born 1956), Prime Minister
  • Marat Tazhin (born 1960), Foreign Minister
  • Isatay Taymanuly (1791 - 1838), leader of rebellious movement against Russian Empire
  • Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (born 1953), Foreign Minister, Prime Minister
  • Zhanseit Tuimebayev (born 1958), Minister of Education and Science
  • Aman Tuleev (born 1944), governor of Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • Mukhammedzhan Tynyshbayev (1879-1937), historian, politician, engineer

Military

  • Nurken Abdirov (1919 - 1942), fighter pilot, Hero of Soviet Union Toktar Aubakirov (born 1946), first Kazakh in space, MP
  • Raiymbek Batyr (1705 - ?), warrior in the 18th century against Dzungars
  • Talgat Begeldinov (born 1922), fighter pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union of WWII
  • Manshuk Mametova (1922 - 1943), machine gunner, Hero of the Soviet Union of WWII
  • Alia Moldagulova (1925 - 1944), sniper, Hero of the Soviet Union of WWII
  • Baurzhan Momyshuly (1910 - 1982), writer, Hero of the Soviet Union of WWII
  • Talgat Musabayev (born 1951), test pilot, former cosmonaut, Director of Aerospace Agency of Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Rakhimzhan Qoshqarbaev (born 1924), first soldier to raise the Soviet Flag over the Reichstag in Berlin

Scientists - Applied and Natural Science

  • Ken Alibek (born 1950), microbiologist
  • Kaisha Atakhanova (born 1957), genetic biologist
  • Alikhan Bokeikhanov (1866 - 1937), writer, political activist and environmental scientist
  • Shafik Chokin (1912-2003), engineer, President of Academy of Sciences
  • Yedil Dadambayev (born 1945), physician
  • Kanat Kudaibergenov, mathematician
  • Kanysh Satpayev (1899-1964), engineer, geologist, President of Academy of Sciences

Social Science

  • Al-Farabi (872 - 950), scientist, philosopher and mathematician
  • Sarsen Amanzholov (1903 - 1958), linguist, Turkologist
  • Orazak Ismagulov (born 1930), anthropologist
  • Zhenis Kembayev (born 1975), jurist
  • Marat Aldangorovich Sarsembaev (born 1947), jurist

Sportspersons

  • Vadim Alexeev (born 1970), swimmer--breaststroke
  • Nik Antropov (born 1980), ice hockey player
  • Bakhtiyar Artayev (born 1983), boxer
  • Kairat Ashirbekov (born 1982), footballer
  • Assan Bazayev (born 1981), cyclist
  • Max Birbraer (born 1980), ice hockey player, drafted by NHL team (New Jersey Devils)
  • Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov (born 1976), boxer
  • Dmitry Fofonov (born 1976), cyclist
  • Maxim Iglinsky (born 1981), cyclist
  • Andrey Kashechkin (born 1980), cyclist
  • Maulen Mamyrov (born 1970), wrestler
  • Kaisar Nurmagambetov (born 1977), flatwater canoer
  • Qajymuqan ((1871 - 1948), freestyle wrestler
  • David Rigert, weightlifter, Olympic champion, 5x world champion (light-heavyweight and heavyweight), 68 world records
  • Darmen Sadvakasov (born 1978), chess grandmaster
  • Bekzat Sattarkhanov (1980 - 2000), boxer
  • Serik Sapiyev (born 1983), boxer
  • Samat Smakov (born 1978), footballer
  • Aliya Yussupova (born 1984), athlete
  • Yernar Yerimbetov {born 1980), gymnast
  • Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev (born 1981), footballer
  • Yerdos Zhanabergenov (born 1983), boxer
  • Radik Zhaparov (born 1984), ski jumper
  • Yaroslava Shvedova (born 1987), tennis player
  • Galina Voskoboeva (born 1984), tennis player
  • Sesil Karatancheva (born 1989), tennis player
  • Alexander Vinokourov (born 1973), cyclist

Writers and Poets

  • Abay Qunanbayuli (1845 - 1904), poet, composer and philosopher
  • Ibrahim Altynsarin (1841-1889), pedagogue, writer
  • Mukhtar Auezov (1897 - 1961), writer, public figure
  • Bukhar-zhirau Kalmakanov (1693 - 1789), poet
  • Akhmet Baytursinuli (1873 - 1937), poet, writer, pedagogue and politician
  • Alikhan Bokeikhanov (1866 - 1937), writer, political activist and environmental scientist
  • Mirjaqip Dulatuli (1885 - 1935), poet, writer and a leader of Alash Orda government
  • Ilyas Esenberlin (1915 - 1983), writer
  • Qabdesh Jumadilov (born 1936), writer
  • Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov (born 1951), poet and lyricist
  • Muqagali Maqatayev (1931 - 1976), akyn, poet
  • Baurzhan Momyshuly (1910 - 1982), writer, Hero of the Soviet Union of WWII
  • Sabit Mukanov (1900 - 1973), poet and writer
  • Gabit Musirepov (1902—1985), writer, playwright
  • Saken Seyfullin (1894 - 1939), poet and writer, national activist
  • Mukhtar Shakhanov (born 1942), writer, lawmaker, ambassador
  • Olzhas Suleimenov (born 1936), poet, politician, and anti-nuclear activist
  • Sultanmahmut Toraygirov (1893 - 1920), poet and writer
  • Shokan Walikhanuli (1835 - 1865), scholar, ethnographer and historian
  • Magjan Jumabayev (1893 - 1938), writer, publicist, founder of modern Kazakh literature
  • Khwaja Ahmad Yasavi (1106 - 1166), poet and Sufi (Muslim mystic)
Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2011 10:41