Kazakhstani creative personalities born in the year of the Tiger

New 2022 is the year of the Tiger. Tigers are known for their strength and determination. No other animal on Earth combines so much beauty, strength, and energy. Add courage to that, and you have a complete list of enviable qualities given to someone born in the Year of the Tiger. Our editorial staff has prepared for you a list of Kazakhstani creative personalities born in the year of the Tiger.



Batyrkhan Shukenov is a pop singer, saxophonist, musician, and composer. His voice won the hearts of not only Kazakhstanis but also Russians. Thus, he became a representative of the creativity of both countries. He began his career as a saxophonist in the "Aray" group. Later he became a soloist and one of the founders of the "Alma-Ata" group. The name of the group was changed to “Alma-Ata Studio”, and then to “A-Studio”. The team attracted the attention of the singer Alla Pugacheva. This opened the way for them to work through Moscow. Since then, his art has become widespread in two countries. His song "Otan ana" is unique and won the heart of every patriot of his country. His unexpected death was the irreparable loss of the creative world.



Venera Nigmatulina is a film actress, producer, and screenwriter. She played one of the main roles in the movie "Crossroads", which became the first television series in the history of Kazakh television. Member of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR and Kazakhstan. She was a producer, scriptwriter and presenter of such TV programs as "Program 24", "Creative portraits of cinematographers of Kazakhstan", "I am writing to you ...", etc. She also produced the full-length film "Who are you, Mr. Ka?"

She was awarded the Kurmet Order and the 10 Years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan medal. In addition, since 2002, she has been the General Director of the Shaken Stars Film Festival.



Zhenis Seydullauly is a singer and composer. Honored Worker of Kazakhstan. Director of the State Concert Organization "Kazakhconcert". Chevalier of the Order of Kurmet. He worked as a director of the "Gulder" ensemble, acted as regional director of "Kazakh kuenderi" JSC in Almaty, was vice-rector for creativity and external relations of the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after S. Zhurgenov, director of the Republican circus college named after Elebekova. Today he held several of his concerts and conquered many with his work.



Marat Bisengaliev is a world-renowned Kazakh violinist and conductor. In 1988 he founded the Altyn-Alma chamber orchestra. However, this initiative was not continued due to his move to England in 1990. Since that time, he has actively performed and shared his work. The Great Concert together with the English Chamber Orchestra helped him gain widespread recognition as a violinist. He was greeted with applause in the best halls in the world: Carnegie Hall and Barbican Hall, Albert Hall, Given House.



Bekzhan Ashirbaev is a journalist, composer, poet, aytisker. Laureate of the State Youth Prize "Daryn", a member of the Writers 'Union of Kazakhstan, a member of the Kazakhstan Authors' Society, the best in the information sphere of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He worked as an editor in many domestic publications. He is the author of the collection of poems "Kokyr Kuen".



Bolat Uzakov - actor, theater director, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan, production director of the Kazakh Academic Musical Theater named after Kalibek Kuanyshev. Winner of the diploma of the RK "Kurmet", the international prize of the CIS "Star of Friendship", medals "20 years of independence of the RK" and "25 years of independence of the RK". He began his career as an actor. Later I decided to try my hand at directing. Over the years, he has staged many performances based on plays by Kazakh and foreign playwrights. He is also the organizer of events at the republican level.




Author: Moldir Adamzhan

Translator-editor: Chingiz Smakov

Photos: from the archives of the press services

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