Hamid Karzai (Pashto: حامد کرزی, Hāmid Karzay; born 24 December 1957) is a former President of Afghanistan. He served from 22 December 2001 to 29 September 2014. He was the first democratically elected leader of the country.
|President of Afghanistan|
22 December 2001 – 29 September 2014
Acting: 22 December 2001 – 7 December 2004
|Vice President||Karim Khalili
|Preceded by||Burhanuddin Rabbani|
|Succeeded by||Ashraf Ghani|
24 December 1957 |
|Spouse(s)||Zeenat Quraishi (1999–present)|
|Alma mater||Himachal Pradesh University|
He is ethnic Pashtun from Kandahar and can speak several different language, including English, French, Persian, Urdu and his native Pashto language. He was educated in Afghanistan and India. He lived in Pakistan before becoming popular in late 2001. He has many family members and relatives living in the United States.