Afag Bashirgyzy in 2019
Afag Bashir gyzy Safarova
August 15, 1955
Life and career
Afag Bashirgyzy was born in 1955 to the family of a renowned Azerbaijani comedian, Bashir Safaroglu. In 1974 - 1979, she studied at the Cultural Education faculty of Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. She started her acting career in 1973 at the Lenkoran State Drama Theater, soon gaining a reputation of a talented actress. In 1975, she moved to Sumgait to work at the Sumgait Drama Theater. Starring mainly in comedies, Afaq Bashirgyzy was listed as one of the top Azerbaijani comedian actresses. One of her best performances was in the role of Söylü, a wife of an unsuccessful poet and pregnant mother of six children, in the film The Engagement Ring.
In 1989, she began working at Azerbaijan Drama Theatre and performed in main roles in Subaylarınızdan görəsiniz (Have bachelors), O olmasın, bu olsun (If Not That One, Then This One), Bankir adaxlı (Banker boyfriend), Məhəbbət oyunu (The Love Game), İtgin gəlin (The lost bride), Məsmə xala dayımdır (Aunt Mesme is my uncle), etc. She also starred in Azerbaijani films Bəxt üzüyü (The Engagement Ring), Yaşıl eynəkli Adam (The man in green eyeglasses), Nekroloq (The Necrolog).
Afag Bashirgyzy is married with one son.
- Merited Actress, 1989
- People's Artist, 1993
- Qızıl Dərviş (Golden Dervish), 1993, 2003
- Presidential Award, 2010
- Best of the best, 2011
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