Dwe (Burmese: ဒွေး; also spelt Dway, born Htin Lin (ထင်လင်း) 7 May 1966 – 11 July 2007) was a Burmese film actor and singer. He has starred in hundreds of films, and was considered one of the most successful actors in Burmese cinema. He is most recognized by audiences as a singer.

Htin Lin

7 May 1966
Rangoon, Burma
Died11 July 2007 (2007-07-12) (aged 41)
Burial placeYayway Cemetery
Other namesThar Gyi
Alma materRangoon Institute of Technology
OccupationActor, Singer
Spouse(s)Pa Pa Win
ChildrenWai Yan Moe
  • Tin Htun Maung (father)
  • Aye Aye Thin (mother)
RelativesKyaw Hein (uncle)
AwardsMyanmar Film Excellence Award (1997)

Early life and educationEdit

Htin Lin (Dwe) was born on May 7, 1966, in Yangon, Burma, to Tin Htun Maung and Aye Aye Thin. He studied at Basic Education High School No. 1 Dagon for primary and secondary schooling. He later studied at Yangon Institute of Technology and holds a degree in electrical engineering. Dwe was married to Pa Pa Win, also known as Moe Moe. The two had an adopted son, Wai Yan Moe.


Dwe at first wanted to be a singer before becoming an actor, but unexpectedly, he was approached by his uncle Kyaw Hein to help star in a film while studying at Yangon Institute of Technology which started his career as an actor. He first entered the film industry with his real name Htin Lin (ထင်လင်း), but adopted a stage name, to Dwe in 1993. He worked with Kyaw Hein who directed the drug education film 1993's Dukkha Go Ayaung Hso De (ဒုက္ခကို အရောင်ဆိုးတယ်) and another very famous war movie 1994's Wai Le Mhway Kyway Lae Mhway (ဝေလည်းမွှေး၊ ကြွေလည်းမွှေး). Which became a hit with audiences. Under the guidance of his uncle, Academy Kyaw Hein, Dwe became successful in the film industry and later won the 1997 Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards for Best Actor in the Leading Role of 1997's A Mae Chay Yar (အမေ့ခြေရာ). Within just a few years he became a superstar who acted in many popular movies and videos, and shot commercials. The last film he acted in was Kambar Tachan Nya - Night of halved world (ကမ္ဘာတစ်ခြမ်းည) which was not finished, directed by Cho Tu Zaw.

He was also successful in the music industry, releasing over 30 songs which included his solo album Tunlin Gwang Abeba (ထွန်းလင်းခွင့်ပေးပါ) and a series of other albums. He has also appeared in a number of popular music series.


He was diagnosed with heart disease in 2007. On Wednesday, July 11 of the same year around 4:00 pm local time[1] he suddenly died of a heart attack at his home on the Aye Thar Yar Road. Dwe was 42 years of age at the time of his death. At 4 am on July 13, at home, he received virtuous deeds from the Ping Sangha and had a water blessing ritual performed. The cremation took place at 5:00 a.m. at the Yayway Cemetery. He brought back Doe's ashes and a pagoda was erected at Chaung Wa Monastery. A statue of his eldest son and the his Academy Gold Medal were donated by Dwe and are kept in at the Monastery. His uncle, Sayadaw U Kittithara (Actor Kyaw Hein), passed away on July 11, 2020, coinciding with the date of their deaths.[2]

Before Dwe's death he made a painting which was on display from June 1 to June 6, 2009 at Azada Hall, 34th Street, Yangon to commemorate the second anniversary of Dwe's death. All 11 of his works, and it's proceeds was donated to a press fund.


List of films
Year Film Director Co-stars Notes
1993 Dukkha Go Ayaung Hso De Kyaw Hein ? Htin Lin ?
1994 Wai Lae Hmway Kyway Lae Hmway Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Kyaw Hein, Wyne, Tint Tint Tun, Myint Myint Khaing
1995 Meinn Ma Lel Thein Kyawy Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Moss, Zaw Oo, Nay San, Wyne, Moh Moh Myint Aung, Khin Soe Paing
Jizz Toe Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Moh Moh Myint Aung, Moss, Chit Sayar
A Chit Nae A Kaung A Daii Phyit Si Me Malekha Soe Htike Aung Lwin Moe, Min Oo, May Than Nu
1996 Lu Wyne Khin Maung Oo Moh Moh Myint Aung
Yel Sa Yar Maww Sa Yar Maung Wunna Zin Wyne, Yu Pa, Myo Thandar Htun, Su Dar Li
Thit Sar Phyit Si Yin At Taww Malekha Soe Htike Aung Nay Thura Oo, Lu Min, Cho Pyone, Moh Moh Myint Aung, Saw Naing(Shan), Tin Tin Hla
A Chit Like Yè Larr Malekha Soe Htike Aung Htet Htet Moe Oo, Tun Tun Naing, Myint Myint Khaing
1997 A May Chay Yar (Mother's Footprints) Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut May Than Nu, Cho Pyone, Myint Myint Khin, Zaw Oo, Min Thu, Honey Tun, Daw Phyo Won-Best Actor
Bel Ka Lar Dae A Chit Lel Myo Myint Aung Htet Htet Moe Oo, Nwae Nwae San, Khin Soe Paing, Ku Thol, Nyi Gyaw
Tann Ta Chin Mha Way Bar Si Kyi Myint Zaw Lin, May Than Nu, Soe Moe Kyi, Myat Kay Khaing, Kyaw Naing (Pyi Htaung Su), Nwae Nwae San, Khin Lay Swe
Yin Khwin Nan Taw Malikha Soe Htike Aung Nyunt Win, Htun Eaindra Bo, Nandar Hlaing
1998 Ah Hnaii Mae Yin Khun Malekha Soe Htike Aung Nyunt Win, Nandar Hlaing, Khin Than Nu
1999 Ah Phae Nay Yar Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Thar Nyi, Zaw Oo, Maung Maung Myint, May Than Nu, Myo Thandar Tun, Kyi Lei Lei Oo
2000 Thamee Shin Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Yan Aung, Sai Bo Bo, Wyne, Khin Than Nu, Cho Pyone, Myo Thandar Tun, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Soe Moe Kyi, Nwae Nwae San
Ma Mone Lay Nae Ngapali Zin Yaw Maung Maung Yan Aung, Moe Di, May Than Nu, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Nwae Nwae San
Maung Mu Paing Shin Ko San Aung Lwin Moe, Htun Eaindra Bo, Htet Htet Moe Oo, Ku Thol
2001 Pin Sa Let Yin Khun Malekha Soe Htike Aung Min Oo, Htet Htet Moe Oo, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Hla Eain Za Li Tint
Eain Met Yar Thi Mee Pwar Moh Moh Myint Aung, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Nay Toe, Aung Lwin
A Chit Ka Ma Mae Tat Buu Mg Pyae Wa (Pan Wai Thi) Soe Myat Thuzar, Ah Yine
Chit Chin Ei Ah Char Mae Naik Zin Yaw Maung Maung May Than Nu, Khaing Thin Kyi
Yin Htae Mar Bar Nyar Bar Nyar Naung Tun Lun+Nyi Nyi Tun Lwin Nay Aung, Tun Tun Naing, Htet Htet Moe Oo, Soe Myat Nandar, Poe Phyu Thae, Khin Soe Paing, San San Aye
2002 Hlo-Whayt-Yin-Khone-Than (Secret Heart Beat) Malekha Soe Htike Aung Yar Zar Ne Win, Htet Htet Moe Oo, Aung Lwin, Ant Kyaw, Khin Soe Paing
A Chit The Lay Pyay Ko Aung Min Thein Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Phyo Ngwe Soe, Sai Bo Bo, Kutho, Smile, Nawarat
Yin Dwin Sa Karr Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut May Than Nu, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Zaganar, Khu To, King Kaung
Min Nae Ma Chit Tat Pyi Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Nay Aung, Thuh Maung, Wyne, Ku Thol, Phoe Phyu, Nget Pyaw Kyaw, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Zu Zu Maung
Yin Wat Pann Mite Ti Lu Min, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Tun Tun Win
2003 Nget Ka Lay Yeah Dan Dar Yee Mike Tee Htet Htet Moe Oo, Lin Zarni Zaw, Soe Myat Nandar, Ya Wai Aung, Moe Di, Yu Pa, Myint Myint Khin
Da Bae Naw (That's it) Maung Maung Oo (Snow White) Nine Nine, Ku Thol, Aye Yar, Kyaw Htoo, Maung Maung Myint, Nandar Hlaing, Kyi Lei Lei Oo, Cho Pyone, Nwae Nwae San, Aye Aye Khaing
Chit Chin Yin Khon Yawng Kyi Swar Phyit Lwin Min Tint Tint Tun, Eaindra Kyaw Zin
Nhyoe Thaw Pinlal Swal Ngin Thaw Lamin Kyi Phyu Shin Htun Eaindra Bo, Yadanar Khin
Mi Ma Ya Dae Nit Swel Myar(Unforgotable Days) Malekha Soe Htike Aung Khant Si Thu, Zaw Oo, Htet Htet Moe Oo, Myat Kay Thi Aung, Su Pan Htwar, Myint Myint Khaing, Khin Soe Paing, Chaw Yadanar, Poe Phyu Thae
Pyang Bat Mah Shih Naung Tun Lun+Nyi Nyi Tun Lwin Htun Eaindra Bo, Kyi Lei Lei Oo
A Chit Nae Tu Ei Gon Teik Khar Maung Nanda Yan Aung, Htun Eaindra Bo, Nandar Hlaing
Kan Lun Pin Lel Pyin Ko Ba Ho Pyuh Ywe Ko Zaw (Ar Yon Oo) Nandar Hlaing, Nay Aung, Khin Hlaing, Yadanar Khin
2004 Ta Khar Ta Yan Hni A Chit The Ei Tho Phit Tat The Malekha Soe Htike Aung Ye Aung, Htet Htet Moe Oo
Naug Ma Kja Kyay Mg Myo Min (Yin Twin Phit) Nanda, Ah Yine, Aung Lwin, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Khine Thin Kyi
Ko Dai Yee Yar Za Win Mg Myo Min (Yin Twin Phit) Lwin Moe, Ye Aung, Hackett, Nandar Hlaing, Khine Thin Kyi, May Thinzar Oo, Pearl Win
Yin Khon Tan A Yin Hni Sone Naung Tun Lwin+Nyi Nyi Tun Lwin Phyo Ngwe Soe, Byite, Kyaw Htoo, Htin Paw, Wyne, Zaw Zaw Aung, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Aye Wit Yi Thaung, Hnin Wit Yi Thaung, Gone Pon Lay
Eain Met Nat Thamee Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Thu Htoo San, Htun Eaindra Bo, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Pearl Win
Kar Yan Ah Lwael Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Zaganar, Tun Tun Win, Nyaung Nyaung, Soe Myat Thuzar, Nandar Hlaing, Khin Soe Paing
Pyone Nay Yin Tha Dih Htar Kyaw Ye Aung, Yar Zar Ne Win, Sharr Nyo, Pyay Ti Oo, Htun Eaindra Bo, Khine Hnin Wai, Myint Myint Khaing, Pearl Win
2005 Chit Chin Phwat Met Tar Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Phoe Kyaw, Min Thu, Min Htet Kyaw Zin, Myint Naing, Tint Tint Tun, Myat Kay Thi Aung, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Su Pan Htwar, Khine Hnin Wai
Ah Chit Yae Nel Sat Ah Hmone Tae Myo Yoe Naung Tun Lwin+Nyi Nyi Tun Lwin Kyaw Ye Aung, Min Hein, Wyne, Ah Yine, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Nawarat
Kyo Nah Sah Khin Maung Oo+Soe Thein Htut Tint Tint Tun, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Myint Myint Khin, Ku Thol, Nyo Min Lwin
2006 Thone Thone Le Chit Maung Nanda Yan Aung, Sharr Nyo, Soe Myat Nandar, Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Hla Eain Za Li Tint, Khine Hnin Wai
Taungthaman Thitsar Maung Nanda Yan Aung, Ye Aung, May Than Nu, Nandar Hlaing, Nawarat
Hlae Sar Thein Han (Phoenix) Kyaw Ye Aung, Thar Nyi, Moe Di, Khin Hlaing, Khine Thin Kyi
Myaw Lint Chin Myar Swar Maung Myo Min (Yin Twin Phit) Yan Aung, Ye Aung, Min Maw Kun, Nine Nine, Hat Kat, Phoe Kyaw, May Thinzar Oo, Pan Phyu, Soe Myat Nandar, Nawarat, Paing Phyo Thu
2007 Ket Kinn Mg Myo Min (Yin Twin Phit) Yan Aung, Ye Aung, Kyaw Ye Aung, Nandar Hlaing, May Thinzar Oo
2008 Hnin Si Moe Tain Dwe Eaindra Kyaw Zin, Soe Myat Thuzar, Thar Nyi


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  2. ^ "ဒွေးကွယ်လွန်ခြင်း ၁၃ နှစ်ပြည့်နေ့တွင် မင်းသားကြီး ကျော်ဟိန်း (ဦးကိတ္တိသာရ) သြစတြေးလျနိုင်ငံ၌ ကွယ်လွန်". Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd (in Burmese). Retrieved 2020-09-13.