5 Famous Armenians of our times
No wonder the Armenians are called a great nation. They are talented and smart and Armenians have repeatedly proved their talents far beyond their country. The fact is that the Armenians are scattered around the world, and this is not because Armenians love to travel. Genocide of Armenians forced to leave their native land and houses to seek refuge in different parts of the world. Today, the Armenian diaspora has more than 10 million Armenians worldwide. Among them are world-famous stars, actors, politicians, businessmen, doctors, etc. It is impossible to list the names, but we have managed to create the top most famous Armenians around the world.
Charles Aznavour (Shamruz Varenaag Aznavuryan) is a great singer of our time, a man who has a crucial role in the history and culture of Armenia. Charles Aznavour was born on 22 May 1924 in Paris, he is the son of immigrants. He got the love for art from parents: his father was an artist of the operetta, and his mother played in boulevard theaters.
“Little Armenian”, this was the nickname of Charles Aznavour, when he studied in drama school. The meeting with Edith Piaf was fatal in a career of Charles Aznavour . The future great singer held a tour across Canada and the United States with Edith Piaf.
Every year on April 24, Charles Aznavour arrives in Armenia to commemorate the Armenian Genocide victims. His love and devotion to Armenia, he is an honorable citizen of the city and just a hero for all Armenians.
System of a Down / Serj Tankian
The members of one of the most famous rock bands are talented Armenians who have chosen to serve their mission to the voice of reason for the whole world. Artists raise questions about the wars fiercely condemning the regime.
Vocalist of SOAD Serj Tankian is closely connected with Armenia. Frequent visits, as well as a grand concert in thememory of the Genocide victims has attracted worldwide attention.
Serj Tankian was born on August 21, 1967 in Lebanon. When he was 8, the family moved to Los Angeles, where Serge enters the Armenian music school. In 1994, Serj Tankian meets with the future members of the group of Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadzhyan, John Dolmyan and Andy Khachatryan.
Besides of SOAD Serj Tankian is engaged in social activities, in which he appealed to the US President to recognize the Armenian Genocide. The video with the ppeal has got millions of views, but still there was no answer from the White House.
Andre Agassi, the legendary tennis player, also has Armenian roots. His family moved to the United States from Iran. From childhood Andre Agassi had a brilliant career. The dream of his father Aghasi turned into reality; at an age of 16 he began to engage in professional tennis. During his career he has won 80 Grand Slam Cup, gold at the Olympics in 1996 and for several years he was recognized the first racket of the world. He is recognized the great son of Armenia, and all Armenians are proud of him.
The well-known actress and singer Cher (real name Sherlyn Sarkisian) was born on May 20, 1946 in California. Armenian father divorced his mother Sherlyn before she was born, and only 11 years later she met her father.
Sherlyn’s dream was to become a great actress and her dream came true. She is the only star who has collection that includes an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and three Golden Globes. Despite the fact that Cher does not advertise his Armenian origin, the Armenians take her as his compatriot, and this is another name that has attracted the world’s attention on this small country.
One of the most controversial names of modern show business is Kim Kardashian and the whole family of Kardashyan. Kim (Kimberly), Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980 in Los Angeles, in the family of a famous lawyer Robert Kardashian. Daughters of lawyer followed the stpes of their mother and became celebrities. Kim and the whole family are the heroes of one of the most famous reality shows “Keeping up with the Kardashians”. Kim is considered to be the highest paid star of the reality show. In addition, social media brings millions of dollars to Kim.
Scandalous star with her sister, her husband and young daughter visited Armenia, her fathers land, on the 100th year of the Armenian Genocide. These few days, Armenia has been in the center of global media attention and the question of the adoption of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey and the countries entered another level. The star has repeatedly talked about her homeland in her posts on social networks from time to time remembering Armenia and speaking about their experiences.
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