Asen Kisimov

Asen Kisimov (Bulgarian: Асен Кисимов, also known as Asen Angelov (Bulgarian: Асен Ангелов), 3 May 1936 – 13 July 2005) was a Bulgarian stage and film actor, singer and radio presenter.

Asen Kisimov
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Asen Angelov Kisimov

(1936-05-03)3 May 1936
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Died13 July 2005(2005-07-13) (aged 69)
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
OccupationFilm and theatre actor
Radio presenter
Years active1955–2005

He is best known for the famous songs which he sang for the soundtracks to the children's films The Hedgehogs' War (1979) and Vasko da Gama ot selo Rupcha (1986). Kisimov appeared in about 30 feature films between 1956 and 2000, most notably Be Happy, Ani! (1961), The Kindest Person I Know (1973), Something Out of Nothing (1979) and Monday Morning (1966, released 1988). He is also known for numerous stage performances as well as his radio program “An hour of the audience” which was broadcast by the Bulgarian National Radio for about 40 years.[1] For his film, stage and audio works for the children, Kisimov was called Bate Asen.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1961 Badi shtastliva, Ani! / Be Happy, Ani! Zhivko Bulgarian: Бъди щастлива, Ани!
1962 Pleneno yato / Captive Flock Petar Bulgarian: Пленено ято
1966 Ponedelnik sutrin / Monday Morning Yordan because of the communist censorship it was released in 1988
Bulgarian: Понеделник сутрин
1973 Nay - dobriyat chovek, kogoto poznavam / The Kindest Person I Know Georgi Nedelchev Bulgarian: Най-добрият човек, когото познавам
1976 Da izyadesh yabalkata / To Eat the Apple the investigator Urumov Bulgarian: Да изядеш ябълката
1977 Hora otdaleche / People from Afar Iliev Bulgarian: Хора отдалече
1979 Ot nishto neshto / Something Out of Nothing the journalist Bulgarian: От нищо нещо
1987 Eva na tretiya etazh / Eve on the Third Floor Misho Bulgarian: Ева на третия етаж


  1. ^ a b (in Bulgarian) Asen Kisimov at


  • Gencheva, Galina (2008). Bulgarian Feature Films encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house "Dr Ivan Bogorov". ISBN 978-954-316-069-3.
  • Kovachev, Pencho (2008). 50 Golden Bulgarian Films. Sofia: Publishing house "Zahariy Stoyanov". ISBN 978-954-09-0281-4.

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