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Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki is a Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress. Also called Ayu by her fans, Hamasaki has been dubbed the Empress of Pop because of her popularity and widespread influence in Japan and throughout Asia. Born and raised in Fukuoka, she moved to Tokyo at fourteen to pursue a career in entertainment.

Type: Musician, singer, songwriter, lyricist, actress, model, spokesperson, businesspersonNationality: Japanese

Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi, born ca. 1947, is an Iranian academic and bestselling writer who has resided in the United States since 1997 when she emigrated from Iran. Her field is English language literature. Nafisi's 2003 book Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books has been translated into 32 languages.

Type: Writer, professorNationality: Iranian

Azim Premji

Azim Hashim Premji (born 24 July 1945) is an Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman of Wipro Limited. He is informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry. He was responsible for guiding Wipro through four decades of diversification and growth to finally emerge as one of the global leaders in the software industry. In 2010, he was voted among the 20 most powerful men in the world by Asiaweek. He has twice been listed among the 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, once in 2004 and more recently in 2011. Premji owns 73% percent of Wipro and also owns a private equity fund, Premji Invest, which manages his $2 billion worth of personal portfolio.

Type: businessperson,entrepreneurNationality: India,British Raj

Azita Ghanizada

Azita Ghanizada is an Afghan American actress.

Type: actor,television actorNationality: Afghanistan

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. He stars as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation.

Type: ComedianNationality: American

Azzam the American

Adam Yahiye Gadahn is an American who is a senior operative, cultural interpreter, spokesman and media advisor for the Islamist group Al-Qaeda. Since 2004, he appeared in a number of videos produced by Al-Qaeda as Azzam the American.

Type: InterpreterNationality:

Azzedine Alaia

Azzedine Alaïa (French: [azedin alaja]; Arabic: عز الدين عليّة‎, translit. ʿIzz ad-Dīn ʿAlaya, pronounced [ʕizz adˈdiːn ʕaˈlaja]; 26 February 1935 – 18 November 2017) was a Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, particularly successful beginning in the 1980s.

Type: collector,grand couturierNationality: France,Tunisia