|Miodrag Petrović Čkalja
Миодраг Петровић Чкаља
1 April 1924|
Kruševac, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
|Died||20 October 2003
Miodrag Petrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Миодраг Петровић, pronounced [mîodraːɡ pětroʋitɕ], (1 April 1924 - 20 October 2003), best known for his stage name Čkalja, was a Serbian actor who was one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia.
He played in theatre, where he found talent for comedy, especially in plays by Branislav Nušić, his favourite author. However, it was new medium of television that made him famous. From 1959 until the 1980s, he appeared in many TV comedy shows: Servisna stanica, Dežurna ulica, Spavajte mirno, Sačulatac, Crni sneg, Ljudi i papagaji, Ljubav na seoski način (in which Silvana Armenulić guest starred), Kamiondžije and Vruć vetar.
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