Kyaw Win (actor)

Kyaw Win (Burmese: ကျော်၀င်း; 1918 — 1993) was the first winner of the Myanmar Academy Award in Burmese Film History.[1][2] He won the first best actor award in Marlaryi with Kyi Kyi Htay winning best actress for her performance in Chit Thet Wai (Dear Thet Wai). [3]

Kyaw Win
Kyaw Win

1918 (1918)
Ywar Thit Gyi, Sagaing Region
Died1993 (aged 74–75)
Known forFirst Myanmar Academy Award winning actor
Parent(s)Tint (father)
Thant (mother)
AwardsMyanmar Academy Award 1952

Early life and careersEdit

Kyaw Win was born in 1918 in Ywa Thit Gyi, Sagaing. His father was U Tint and his mother was Daw Thant.[2]

He made his first acting debut in 1939 in the film Taung Taw Thakin Ma, directed by Sayar Myint. After that, he co-starred with actress Khin Khin Sein in the film Iron Nails directed by Sayar Shwe. He also starred with actress Khin Khin Lay

in director U Aung Zan's Htilate Poe Oo.

During World War II, he stopped filming and entered the industry of Drama.He starred as the lead actor in the play True Soldier, directed by Shwe Don Be Aung. During the play, Bogyoke Aung San and senior Burmese military officers, Major Moe Kyo and senior Japanese military officers visited and cheered.When the Allies returned after the end of the Fascist revolution, Kyaw Win performed a play called Kabarscaitkyimhar Ahmyishi. He last performed the Saw Bayin Khan play and resumed filming. In 1952, the Ministry of Information formed the Myanmar Film Standards Evaluation Committee to promote Myanmar film arts and crafts.[3]

At 1952, Kyaw Win, who starred in the 1951 film Malaryi, won his first Myanmar Academy Award.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1952 Myanmar Academy Award Best actor Marlaryi Won



  1. ^ a b "ပထမဆုံး မြန်မာ့ရုပ်ရှင် ထူးချွန်ဆု ရရှိခဲ့တဲ့ အနုပညာရှင်များအကြောင်".
  2. ^ a b "သမိုင်းကိုပြောနေသော မြန်မာ့ရုပ်ရှင်များ".
  3. ^ a b "မြန်မာ့ရုပ်ရှင်ရာပြည့်".