Akara Amarttayakul

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Akara Amarttayakul
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Akara at the closing night of the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival.
Born (1974-04-19) April 19, 1974 (age 42)
Bangkok, Thailand
Other names Puthichai Amatayakul, Putthichai AmartTayakul

Akara Amarttayakul (Thai: อครา อมาตยกุล, born April 19, 1974) is a Thai film and television actor. His films include Jom kha mung wej and Muay Thai Chaiya. His nickname is "Gof" or "Golf".


Akara was schooled in the United States from age 11. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology. While back in Thailand during a holiday, he was cast by director Euthana Mukdasanit in Vithi Khonkla in 1991.

He was cast in a Thai television drama based on life of Mitr Chaibancha, but the program was never aired. He co-starred with Tata Young in the TV drama Plai Tien.

He made his debut feature film leading role in Mae bia (Snake lady), opposite Napakpapha Nakprasitte. Next was Saving Private Tootsie, portraying the young captain of a Royal Thai Army unit assigned to rescue some transvestite entertainers from a plane crash on the Myanmar border.

In Jom kha mung wej, he portrayed a policeman who sets out to hunt down a criminal (Chatchai Plengpanich) skilled in black magic. The film won several awards in Thailand.

Also in 2005, he was cast in The King Maker, an Anglo-Thai historical epic adapted from the The Legend of Suriyothai story. Akara portrayed Pan Bud Sri Thep, the lover of Lady Si Sudachan.

After undergoing extensive training, he starred in Muay Thai Chaiya, portraying a fierce Muay Thai fighter in the 2007 drama film.


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