Indrek Saar

Indrek Saar (born February 20, 1973) is an Estonian actor and politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party,[1] and former Minister of Culture.[2]

Indrek Saar
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Indrek Saar in 2017.
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
Assumed office
9 June 2019
Preceded byJevgeni Ossinovski
Minister of Culture
In office
9 April 2015 – 29 April 2019
Prime MinisterTaavi Rõivas
Jüri Ratas
Preceded byUrve Tiidus
Succeeded byTõnis Lukas
Personal details
Born (1973-02-20) 20 February 1973 (age 48)
Kuressaare, Estonia
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Ülle Lichtfeldt
Alma materEstonian Academy of Music and Theatre

Saar attended secondary school in Kuressaare and graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Higher Drama (now, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre) in Tallinn. He was an actor and director of the Rakvere Theatre from 1996 until 2005. From 2002 until 2007, he was Deputy Chairman of Rakvere City Council. Between 2004 and 2005, he was a theater director and advisor at the NO99 theatre and from 2006 to 2007, he was a chief executive officer at the NO99 theatre and the Vanalinnastuudio theatre.[3]

From 1995 until 2015, he played the role of Raim Raidver on the long-running ETV television drama series Õnne 13.[4]

Saar was first chosen to Riigikogu in 2007 election with 1,855 votes.[5] He was chosen again in the 2011 and 2015 elections, with 3,931 and 1,944 votes respectively. In 2019, he was again elected to the Riigikogu.[6][7]

Saar is married to actress Ülle Lichtfeldt. The couple have two children.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OTSE: sotsiaaldemokraadid valisid erakonna esimeheks Indrek Saare". ERR. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ "New Estonian government assumes office". ERR. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ Kultuuriministeerium. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  4. ^ etv.err.ee Stsenarist Indrek Saare "Õnne 13" skandaalist: see oli kohutav viga 16 March 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Riigikogu Valimine: Valimisringkond nr 6". Vabariigi Valimiskomisjon. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Riigikogu valimised 2011: Valimisringkond nr 6". Vabariigi Valimiskomisjon. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Detailne hääletamistulemus: Valimisringkond nr 12". Vabariigi Valimiskomisjon. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  8. ^ Aunaste, Maire (31 August 2020). "Ülle Lichtfeldt esimesest kohtumisest oma mehe Indrek Saarega: pikad lokid tuules lehvimas isegi siis, kui tuult ei ole!". Delfi (in Estonian). Retrieved 7 May 2021.
Political offices
Preceded by
Urve Tiidus
Minister of Culture
2015–2019
Succeeded by
Tõnis Lukas