Shuhrat Abbosov

Shuhrat Abbosov (sometimes spelled Shukhrat Abbasov in English; Uzbek: Shuhrat Abbosov/Шуҳрат Аббосов; Russian: Шухрат Абба́сов) (16 January 1931 – 25 April 2018) was an Uzbek actor, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Abbosov was best known for his film Mahallada duv-duv gap (1960) which is considered to be one of the best Uzbek films of all time.[1] He was known for writing the screenplay for the highly-popular 1977 adventure film Shum bola.[citation needed]

Shuhrat Abbosov
Shuhrat Solihovich Abbosov

(1931-01-16)16 January 1931
Died25 April 2018(2018-04-25) (aged 87)
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter, and film producer
  • Meritorious Artist of the Uzbek SSR (1965)
  • People's Artist of the Uzbek SSR (1974)
  • State Hamza Prize (1974)
  • People's Artist of the USSR (1981)
  • Shuhrat Medal (1994)
  • Order of People's Honor (1998)

Abbosov was celebrated as one of the founders of the Uzbek film making industry.[2][3][4]

He received many honorary titles and awards, including the titles People's Artist of the Uzbek SSR and People's Artist of the USSR.[5][6] Many of Abbosov's films have been included into the Russian Cinema Academy's Golden Fund of Soviet Cinema's Classics.[7]

Life and workEdit

Shuhrat Solihovich Abbosov was born in 1931 in Kokand, Uzbek SSR.[8]

He graduated from the Tashkent Medical Vocational School in 1949. In 1954, Abbosov graduated from the Ostrovsky Tashkent Theater Arts Institute. Later he took graduate courses in film directing at Mosfilm. He started working at Uzbekfilm in 1959. As a director, he also staged many plays, including Abdulla Qahhor's Ogʻriq tishlar (Hurting Teeth) and Komil Yashin's Nurxon.[citation needed]


Abbosov died on 25 April 2018, aged 87, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.[citation needed]


As directorEdit

  • Васисуалий Лоханкин (Vasisualiy Lokhankin) (1959) (short film)
  • Филиппинец и пьяный (The Filipino and the Drunkard) (1958) (short film)
  • Mahallada duv-duv gap (Russian: Об этом говорит вся Махалля) (The Makhalla Rumors) (1960)
  • Sen yetim emassan (Russian: Ты не сирота (You are Not an Orphan) (1962)
  • Qalbingda quyosh (Russian: Прозрение) (The Enlightenment) (1965)
  • Toshkent — non shahri (Russian: Ташкент — город хлебный) (Tashkent: The City of Bread) (1967)
  • Sevgi fojeasi (Russian: Драма любви) (A Love Drama) (1971)
  • Abu Rayhon Beruniy (Russian: Абу Райхан Беруни) (Abū Rayḥān Bīrūnī) (1974)
  • Olovli yoʻllar (Russian: Огненные дороги) (The Roads of Fire) (1978–1984) (series)
  • Katta urushdagi kichkina odam (Russian: Маленький человек в большой войне) (A Little Man in a Big War) (1989)
  • Kamolot choʻqqisi sari (Toward the Peak of Perfection) (1995) (documentary series)
  • Otamdan qolgan dalalar (Russian: Отчие долины) (Fields Which Remained from My Father) (1997)

As screenwriterEdit

  • Васисуалий Лоханкин (Vasisualiy Lokhankin) (1959) (short film)
  • Sevgi fojeasi (Russian: Драма любви) (A Love Drama) (1971)
  • Abu Rayhon Beruniy (Russian: Абу Райхан Беруни) (Abū Rayḥān Bīrūnī) (1974)
  • Shum bola (Russian: Озорник) (The Mischievous Boy) (1977)
  • Olovli yoʻllar (Russian: Огненные дороги) (The Roads of Fire) (1978–1984) (series)
  • Счастье мое, ты оплачено кровью (My Happiness, Paid with Blood) (1993)
  • Otamdan qolgan dalalar (Russian: Отчие долины) (The Fields Which Remained from My Father) (1997)

As actorEdit

  • Птицы наших надежд (The Birds of Our Hopes) (1976) (not credited)
  • Goʻzallik siri (Russian: Тайна красоты) (The Secret of Beauty) (2006) (bit part)


  1. ^ ""Ўз миллий анъаналаримизга асосланиб, миллий характерларни яратиш керак"" [We should create characters based on our traditions]. BBC's Uzbek Service (in Uzbek). 19 January 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Film Screening: You are not an Orphan [Ty ne sirota] 1962". School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ Iskandar, Abdulla (27 January 2011). "Шуҳрат Аббосов 80 ëшда" [Shuhrat Abbosov is 80]. RFE/RL's Uzbek Service (in Uzbek). Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Би-би-си меҳмони – Шуҳрат Аббосов" [BBC's Guest – Shuhrat Abbosov]. BBC's Uzbek Service (in Uzbek). 11 May 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Шухрат Аббасов" [Shuhrat Abbasov]. Kino-Teatr (in Russian). Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Abbosov Shuhrat Solihovich". Ensiklopedik lugʻat (in Uzbek). 1. Tashkent: Uzbek Soviet Encyclopedia. 1988. p. 5. 5-89890-002-0.
  7. ^ "Shuhrat Abbosov, one of founders of Uzbek Cinema, dies at 87". RFE/RL. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Abbosov Shuhrat Solihovich". National Encyclopedia of Uzbekistan (in Uzbek). Tashkent: National Encyclopedia of Uzbekistan. 2000–2005.

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