Rashid Khan Arman (راشد خان ارمان) is one of the greatest and popular Afghan cricketers. He is currently a member of the national cricket team. Rashid Khan’s playing role is a bowler, his batting style is right handed, and his bowling style is legbreak googly. Rashid Khan was born on September 20, 1998 to a Pashtun family of 10 siblings in the village of Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan. At the height of the Taliban war, Rashid Khan and his family moved to Pakistan where he cemented his love for cricket having spent days playing cricket and idolizing stars such as Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi. Click here to read more.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Zadran (مجیب الرحمن ځدراڼ) is a well known Afghan cricket player (cricketer), and a member of the national cricket team. He is a right-handed bowler.
Zadran’s bowling has been described as the “complete package” by Afghanistan’s head coach Andrew Moles. He can bowl traditional offspin and mix it up with legspin and ripping googlies.
On February 16, 2018, against Zimbabwe, at the age of just 16 years and 325 days, Mujeeb Zadran became the youngest player to take a 5-wicket haul in ODIs (One Day Internationals), beating the record formerly held by Pakistani bowler Waqar Younis, who took his first at 18 years and 164 days.
Nazir Khara (نذیر خارا) is a well-known and respected member within the Afghan music industry, both as a singer and song-writer. Khara was born in 1978, in the Bibi Mahro area of Kabul, and developed his skills in music, which he always had a knack and inclination for, by attending The Music Institute in Kabul. Upon graduating, Khara studied Indian Classical Music through additional classes outside of his formal studies. Click here to read more.
“For certain things that cannot be made to understand using the spoken word, I want to show and teach using my art”
Elena Noroozi (ایلینا نوروزی) is an Afghan realist painter. Noroozi attempts to capture the essence of Afghan women – be it their difficulties or their achievements. She is also interested in capturing the raw beauty of Afghanistan, to be able to show the world her artistic re-creation of her own Afghanistan. Click here to read more.