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Famous Armenians

Serj Tankian

In 2020, Tankian condemned the actions of Azerbaijan in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and expressed his support to Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh.Since September 27, 2020, when the war broke, Tankian has been very active on social media, posting daily messages and has spoken to a number of media outlets about the issue, including Forbes

Cher (Cherylin Sarkissian)

Cher is an actress and singer known all over the world, who had won the Best Actress Oscar for Moonstruck. 


Kimberly Noel Kardashian

She has advocated for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide on numerous occasions and encouraged President Barack Obama and the United States government to consider its acknowledgement. In 2020, Kardashian condemned the actions of Azerbaijan in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and expressed her support to Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh. On October 10, 2020, Kardashian announced she is donating $1 million to Armenia Fund, a humanitarian organization that supports Armenia’s development. She also had previously posted messages on social media in support of Artsakh due to the recent war that broke out between Artsakh and Azerbaijan regarding the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.She also urged followers to donate too.

Avetik Abrahamyan (Arthur Abrahamyan)

Avetik Abrahamyan is an Armenian in Germany, a famous boxer.

“I even think of devoting one of my fights to the Armenian Genocide centenary,” Arthur Abraham told journalists.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Mkhitaryan makes important contributions out of the public eye as well. For instance, he donated Armenian national team jerseys to Armenian soldiers and honored them for their brave service. Even more importantly, he takes the time to visit wounded soldiers. His commitment to Armenia and Armenians goes beyond flashy headline news; he is willing to go out and actually take action to try to help Armenia.

Noubar Afeyan

An Armenian-American entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist. Co-founded the biotechnology company Moderna, Owner of venture capital firm –
Flagship Pioneering, Co-founder of FAST, Co-founder of Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and the chairman of Moderna Noubar Afeyan has responded to the report by The New York Times from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone with the following letter: Your reporting on the escalating attacks on Armenians in the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh filled me with dread.

Noubar Afeyan: Armenians Under Fire: Who Will Help?

Angela Sarafyan

Angela is an An Armenian-American actress, based in Los Angeles, California.

The Promise’s Angela Sarafyan Shares Her Story

Vartan Gregorian

Vartan Gregorian was an Armenian-American academic, educator, and historian. He served as president of the Carnegie Corporation from 1997 to 2021. An Armenian born in Iran, Gregorian moved to the United States at 22. He graduated with a PhD from Stanford University. 

The Vartan Gregorian Scholarship (Research Grants) Program will support exceptional early-career scholars and researchers,
with a specific focus on historians and social scientists, in their efforts to study the unexplored questions of the 20th century
history of Armenia.

Famous Armenians