A list of the most famous people from Belgrade


The capital city and the largest city in Serbia, Belgrade translated into English means White City.


Contact Novak DjokovicBelgrade is where the best tennis player in the men’s game right now was born, Novak Djokovic.


In 2011, he made history by winning 10 trophies, the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. He became and still is the undisputed world No.1.


Tennis has come on leaps and bounds, and Belgrade is the home of five other stars. On the men’s tour Viktor Troicki and JankoTipsarevic have become big names. On the women’s tour, Ana Ivanović and Jelena Jankovic have been world No.1, with Ivanović winning the French Open in 2008. JelenaDokic is a former top four player and has competed in many Grand Slams.


Sport has becomeincreasingly popular in Belgrade, and Marko Jaric has won gold medals for his country in basketball. He is married to Brazilian Adriana Lima.


For the first time in Serbia’s history, they were represented as an independent nation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and their football stars originate from Belgrade.


Miralem SulejmaniMiralem Sulejmani of Ajax has played over 30 times for his country as a youth and senior player.


Nenad Milijašcurrently at Wolves in the Premier League was born in Serbia, now at Molineux for over three years. Dejan Stanković of Inter Milan has been playing professionally since 1994. Branislav Jovanović of FK Rad has recently been called up for Serbia. Marko Pantelićspent the majority of his career in Germany playing for Hertha Berlin.


Madeleine Korbelová Albright lives in Belgrade and was the first woman to become a United States Secretary of State in 1996 when Bill Clinton was in office as President. GoranSimic is an opera singer from Belgrade.


Contact Enrique IglesiasFrom the music world Enrique Iglesias lived in Belgrade as a child. Another Goran this time Goran Bregović is a guitarist, composer and band leader, playing and composing traditional music from the Balkans.


Dejan Miladinović von Voynits is an opera director, and David Bižić is an opera singer. Predrag Gosta is an artistic director, while Bojan Zulfikarpašić is a Serbian jazz pianist. Dušan Bogdanović is a classical guitarist, and Milenko Stefanović is the most famous Serbian clarinettist who was a prizewinner in international competitions.


Dušan “Charles” Simić was co-poetry editor of the Paris Review, and Thomas Nagel is a Philosopher after receiving a BA, and BPhil and a PhD all before 1963. Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia known as Jelisaveta Karadjordjevic is a member of the House of Karageorgevich and a former candidate for President of Serbia.


Branka Katic is a famous TV and film actress. Also under actress are Ivana Despotovic and Azra Hot.Another Ivana is Bozilovic, a famous TV personality, as is Marija Karan born in 1982.


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