Sitora Farmonova

Sitora Farmonova (Uzbek: Sitora Farmonova, Ситора Фармонова; Russian: Ситора Фарманова) is an Uzbek film actress, singer, and comedian. She rose to prominence within the Uzbek film industry with her roles in several Uzbek comedy films, such as Xavfli burilish (A Dangerous Turn) (2004), Mening akam boʻydoq! (My Brother is a Bachelor!) (2011), and Endi dadam boʻydoq? (Now My Father is a Bachelor?) (2013). Farmonova is also known for starring in the 2011 film Baikonur directed by Veit Helmer. She is the first Uzbek actress to star in a movie produced by a German filmmaker.

Sitora Farmonova
Sitora Farmonova during the shooting of the TV series Общага (The Dorm)
Sitora Farmonova during the shooting of the TV series Общага (The Dorm)
Background information
Birth nameSitora Farmonova
Born (1984-08-20) 20 August 1984 (age 36)
OriginBukhara, Uzbek SSR, USSR
Genrespop
Occupation(s)Film actress, singer, and comedian
Years active2000–present

Farmonova has also launched a successful singing career. She achieved notability in Uzbekistan with her debut single "Bahor-kuz" ("Spring-Fall"). The song received positive reviews from both fans and critics upon its release.

Since 2015 Farmonova has been participating in KVN, a Russian humor TV show and competition, as a member of the Bishkek-based team Азия Микс [ru] (Asia MIX). In July 2016, Farmonova faced criticism for "making fun of the Uzbek people" during one of the episodes of the show. This led to the suspension of Farmonova's license by Uzbeknavo [uz], Uzbekistan's government agency that issues licenses to performers.

LifeEdit

Sitora Farmonova was born on 20 August 1984, in Bukhara. Her family moved to Tashkent when she was 13. She has two siblings, a younger brother and a younger sister. She is unmarried.[1]

CareerEdit

A graduate of Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture, Sitora Farmonova has appeared in several films by Uzbek, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz filmmakers. She rose to prominence within the Uzbek film industry with her roles in several popular Uzbek comedy films, such as Xavfli burilish (A Dangerous Turn) (2004), Mening akam boʻydoq! (My Brother is a Bachelor!) (2011), and Endi dadam boʻydoq? (Now My Father is a Bachelor?) (2013).

Farmonova achieved some international recognition after acting in the 2011 film Baikonur directed by Veit Helmer.[2] She is the first Uzbek actress to star in a movie produced by a German filmmaker.[3] In Baikonur, Farmonova portrays Nazira, a resident of a small village near the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan who falls in love with the main character Iskandar, a young Kazakh ham radio operator and space fanatic calling himself Gagarin after the Soviet cosmonaut.

Farmonova also appeared in the 2013 TV series Общага (The Dorm) that was shot in Kyrgyzstan.[4] The series received positive reviews and Farmonova gained notability in Kyrgyzstan.

Farmonova has also launched a successful singing career. She achieved notability in Uzbekistan with her debut single "Bahor-kuz" ("Spring-Fall"), a duet with the Uzbek singer Mirjamol. The song received positive reviews from both fans and critics upon its release.[5] Her duet song with the Kyrgyz singer Mirbek Atabekov "Эки журок/Ikki yurak" ("Two Hearts") was among the songs included in the soundtrack for the TV series Общага (The Dorm).[6]

Since 2015 Farmonova has been participating in KVN, a Russian humor TV show and competition, as a member of the Bishkek-based team Азия MIX (Asia MIX).[7] Азия MIX is an international team with members from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.[8]

2016 controversyEdit

In July 2016, Farmonova faced criticism for "making fun of the Uzbek people" during one of the episodes of the show. This led to the suspension of Farmonova's license by Uzbeknavo, Uzbekistan's government agency that issues licenses to performers.[9][10]

DiscographyEdit

Music videosEdit

Year Title Director
2009 "Bahor-kuz" (feat. Mirjamol)
2010 "Dilbar" (feat. Madina) Jasur Shametov
2013 "Ayt"
2016 "Chamanda gul" Izzat Lutfullaev

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2003 Don Juan (Don Juan)
2004 Marjona (Marjona) Nargiza
Sarvinoz (Sarvinoz) Nargiza
Xavfli burilish (A Dangerous Turn) Dilorom
2006 Uchinchi tilak (The Third Wish) Shahnoz
2008 Kelgindi qaynona (The Alien Mother-in-Law) Yulduz
2009 Makrli dunyo (The Insidious World) Dilobar
Qasd (Intent)
Sunami 2 (Tsunami 2)
2010 Dinozavr qoldirgan iz (Dinosaur Trail) Mohira
Qadrdonlar (Dear Friends)
Umid (Hope) Malika
2011 Mening akam boʻydoq! (My Brother is a Bachelor!) Raʼno
Baikonur (Baikonur) Nazira
2012 Endi dadam boʻydoq? (Now My Father is a Bachelor?) Raʼno
2013 Soddagina qiz (The Simple Girl) Muyassar
2014 Baxt ortidan (Following Happiness) Lola
2017 Orzudagi ayol (A Dream Woman)
Muzlagan (~)
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998–2003 Ayol zoti (Women) Secretary Episodes 16
2006 Maftuna (Maftuna) Maftuna
2013 Общага (The Dorm) Meerim
Music videos
Year Song title Artist
2004 "Dilorom" Ravshan Sobirov
2006 "Begʻuborim" Firdavs N
"Zamonaviy" Manzura
2009 "Radiostansiya" 100%
2010 "Oʻshasan" Aziz Rametov
2010 "Tong shamoli" Sarbon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ситора: выйду замуж только после победы "Азии MIX" в финале" [Sitora: I'll Get Married Only After Asia MIX Wins in the Final]. Novosti Bishkeka (in Russian). 23 October 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Baikonur". Clevelandfilm. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Uzbek Actress Stars for the First Time in a Movie Produced by a German Filmmaker". i-news (in Russian). 5 September 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  4. ^ Karimova, Gulchehra (4 March 2013). "Eldiyar Kenensarov Presents the TV Series The Dorm". Vecherniy Bishkek (in Russian). Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Super Release: Mirjamol and Sitora Farmonova – Bahor-kuz". Shou-biznes (in Uzbek). Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  6. ^ "New Song: Mirbek Atabekov and Sitora Farmonova – Two Hearts". Limon (in Russian). 3 December 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Sitora Farmonova: Always Forward!". KVN (in Russian). 25 November 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Actress Sitora Farmonova Takes Part in KVN as a Member of a Bishkek Team". Daryo (in Uzbek). 22 January 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  9. ^ "The Uzbek Actress Sitora Farmonova, who Made Fun of Her Nation on KVN, Loses Her License". Darakchi (in Uzbek). 19 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Uzbeknavo Revokes the Licenses of Three Performers". Kun (in Uzbek). 19 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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