Aleksandr Bashirov

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Aleksandr Bashirov
Born Aleksandr Nikolaevich Bashirov
(1955-09-24) 24 September 1955 (age 62)
Sogom, Khanty-Mansiysky District, Soviet Union
Occupation actor
Years active 1986-present

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Bashirov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Баширов; born 24 September 1955 in Sogom) is a Russian film and theater actor, director and screenwriter. He performed in more than sixty films since 1986.


Alexander Bashirov was born on 24 September 1955 in the village of Sogom. He is of Khanty origin.

In 1972 he arrived in Leningrad, filed papers into the first vocational school and began to acquire the specialty tiler, tilers, then worked at the cement plant in Vyborg. After military service he entered the VGIK (course Igor Talankin, then shop Anatoly Vasilyev), from which he graduated in 1989.

He married a US citizen and in 1990-1991 he studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio in New York, periodically coming to the USSR to participate in the filming. He participated in the Pop Mechanics and theatrical performances of Sergey Kuryokhin.

In 1996 he organized in St. Petersburg studio Deboshirfilm, which is the artistic director and teacher of actor-director's workshop.

He started his film with the working title Donbass knocks at our heart.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 1998 he became one of the founders of the festival of independent cinema Pure Dreams held in St. Petersburg. He is married to singer Inna Volkova (born 1964) from Kolibri. Daughter - Alexandra Maria, a son from his first marriage - Christopher.

Political views[edit]

In 2014, he illegally crossed the border of Ukraine in the area not controlled by the Ukrainian government, to give humanitarian aid to residents who supported the Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic.

Selected filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Kharms (Хармс) Kharms' neighbour / Woman falling
2014 Yolki 1914 (Ёлки 1914) sailor Zheleznyak
2010 The Edge (Край) Zhilkin
2009 O Lucky Man! (О, счастливчик!) Perelman
2009 Attack on Leningrad (Ленинград) Squint
2007 Cargo 200 (Груз 200) alcoholic
2006 Piter FM (Питер FM) building manager
2005 The 9th Company (Девятая рота) ensign
2005 Dead Man's Bluff (Жмурки) man tied to a chair
2002 Bear's Kiss (Медвежий поцелуй) trader animals
2001 Mechanical Suite (Механическая сюита) man in a police car
2001 Poisons or the World History of Poisoning (Яды, или Всемирная история отравлений) Arnold Sharapov
2001 Sisters (Сёстры) Seyfullin
2001 Down House (Даун-хаус) Ferdyshchenko
1999 The Iron Heel of Oligarchy (Железная пята олигархии) Nikolai Petrovich director, screenwriter, producer
1998 Khrustalyov, My Car! (Хрусталёв, машину!) Fyodor Aramyshev
1989 Black Rose Is an Emblem of Sorrow, Red Rose Is an Emblem of Love (Чёрная роза — эмблема печали, красная роза — эмблема любви) Tolik
1988 Needle (Игла) Spartak
1987 Assa (Асса) Babakin
1986 Wild Pigeon (Чужая белая и рябой) eccentric


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Sherlock Holmes (Шерлок Холмс) Kerslake, the Office of the Clerk of Her Majesty
2005 The Master and Margarita (Мастер и Маргарита) Behemoth
2005 Bandit Petersburg (Бандитский Петербург) therapist
2005 The Fall of the Empire (Гибель империи) Lavr Kornilov
1997 Streets of Broken Lights (Улицы разбитых фонарей) Vladimir


  • 1998 - Film Festival Viva Cinema of Russia! In St. Petersburg, the press prize
  • 1998 - Film Festival Window to Europe in Vyborg, a special prize Guild of Film Critics
  • 1998 - Open Russian Film Festival in Sochi, the FIPRESCI prize
  • 1999 - Film Festival Literature and Cinema in Gatchina, the Grand Jury Prize for the film The Iron Heel of Oligarchy, the prize for Best Actor, Special Jury Prize [1]
  • 1999 - Alexandria International Film Festival, the top prize for best European film
  • 1999 - International Film Festival in Rotterdam, the prize Tiger Award


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