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Faruk Begolli (14 February 1944 – 23 August 2007) was a prominent Kosovo Albanian actor and director in former Yugoslavia.[1]

Faruk Begolli
Faruk Begolli

(1944-02-14)14 February 1944
Died23 August 2007(2007-08-23) (aged 63)
Known forActing

He attended high school in Pristina and graduated from the Academy of Film in Belgrade (1966). Begolli played in more than 60 films, starting with Veljko Bulajić's Pogled u zenicu Sunca (1966). He cooperated with director Puriša Đorđević in his films Podne (Noon), Jutro (The Morning), and San (The Dream), and his notable roles include Bitka na Neretvi, Čuvar plaže u zimskom periodu and Derviš i Smrt (The Dervish and Death).

In the late 1980s, Begolli returned from Belgrade to Kosovo, where he worked as a professor at the Faculty of Drama of the University of Pristina .

His last major lead role was in Ekrem Kryeziu's Dashuria e Bjeshkëve të Nemuna (The Love of the Accursed Mountains, 1997), and his work was Etjet e Kosovës (Kosovo's Thirsts, 2006), for which he co-wrote the script. He made a last appearance in the short film '10 Minuta' (2004) Film by Director Burim Haliti.

Faruk Begolli died in 2007 after a long battle with cancer.

His brother, Adil Begolli, was a prolific film and television producer.


  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Kosovo, Robert Elsie, Second Edition, Scarecrow Press Inc. 2011, ISBN 9780810874831