Shukur Burkhanov

Shukur Burkhanov (Russian: Бурханов, Шукур; 15 September 1910 – 15 August 1987) was a Soviet theatre and cinema actor.

Shukur Burkhanov
[photograph of Shukur Burkhanov]
Shukur Burkhanov, circa 1983
Born(1910-09-15)15 September 1910
Died15 August 1987(1987-08-15) (aged 76)
NationalitySoviet
OccupationActor

Burkhanov was born and grew up in Tashkent (then part of the Russian Empire) in a strict Muslim family. In order to join the Uzbek drama theatre, which was founded in the 1920s, he had to leave home because his family's orthodox religious beliefs forbade acting.[1]

At the time Uzbek theatre was still in its infancy. In 1930 he received training at the Moscow Art Theatre, which he credited as enabling him to play classic roles such as Romeo, Hamlet, and Œdipus.[1]

Burkhanov was involved in Uzbek cinema from its very inception. The Uzbekfilm studio typecast him as a rebel who challenged the old order and traditions.[1]

In the early 1970s he was the subject of a documentary, People's Artist Shukur Burkhanov, narrated by fellow actor Boris Andreyev.

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  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "The hundred roles of Shukur Burkhanov" (PDF). Soviet Life. Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (323): 57. 1983. Retrieved 19 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

  1. ^ a b c d "The hundred roles of Shukur Burkhanov" (PDF). Soviet Life. Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (323): 57. 1983. Retrieved 19 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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