Khin Yu May

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Khin Yu May
Native name ခင်ယုမေ
Born (1937-03-23)March 23, 1937
Rangoon, British Burma
Died 23 January 2014(2014-01-23) (aged 76)
Yangon, Myanmar
Occupation Actress
Years active 1958 - 2008
Parent(s) Yu Swan
Kyin Myan

Khin Yu May (Burmese: ခင်ယုမေ, pronounced: [kʰɪ̀ɴ jṵ mè]; 23 March 1937 - 23 January 2014) was a two-time Myanmar Academy Award winning actress and singer.


She was born on 23 March 1937 in Yangon, Myanmar, daughter of U Yu Swan and Daw Kyin Myaing. Her sister, Khin Yu Swe, is a singer. In 1953, she began her recording career with the song May Pan Chi written by Myo Ma Thi. In 1958, she crossed over to films with a role in A-Thet by famous director Chin Sein, and I Bawa We, directed by Po Par Gyi. The Three B Company signed her to do three films, and selected her to star in the film Bo Mya Din. She won two Myanmar Academy Awards in her career: in Ko Paing Myitta in 1961 and Shwe Chi Ngwe Chi Tan Ba Lo in 1975. She died on 23 January 2014 at the age of 77 in Yangon.[1]


  • A Thet (1958)
  • I Bawa We (1958)
  • Bo Mya Din
  • Ko Paing Myitta (1961)
  • Shwe Chi Ngwe Chi Tan Ba Lo (1975)
  • Pale Myetyay
  • Pan Dway Ne Way
  • Hlaing Hteit-hta Ne Kyan Taing Aung [2]


  • Yaing De Zinyaw
  • Myie Lae Lay Nae Kaw
  • Thet-Hsaing Thu Go
  • Sakar tet ka tho


  1. ^ "အကယ်ဒမီများရှင် မင်းသမီးကြီး ခင်ယုမေ ကွယ်လွန်". BBC Burmese (in Burmese). 24 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Lu Pan Nge, Kay Khaing (December 2006). "Khin Yu May". People Magazine Myanmar (5): 229.