Kyi Kyi Htay

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Kyi Kyi Htay
Native name ကြည်ကြည်ဌေး
Born (1924-03-19)19 March 1924
Letbadan, Pegu Province, British Burma
Died 4 March 2000(2000-03-04) (aged 75)
Yangon, Yangon Division
Spouse(s) Aung Thein
Parent(s) U Po Yin and Daw Ohn Kywe

Kyi Kyi Htay (Burmese: ကြည်ကြည်ဌေး, pronounced: [tɕì tɕì tʰé]; 19 March 1924 – 4 March 2000) was a four-time Myanmar Academy Award winning film actress, singer, opera performer, and dancer.

Htay was born in a small town of Letbadan in Bago Division in Lower Burma to Daw Ohn Kywe and U Po Yin. She took part in Burmese traditional opera, Zat Thabin, since her childhood and became famous under the name Aung Chin Ma Marla Yi. She crossed over to films in 1952, and won her first Burmese Academy Award with her debut film Chit Thet-Wai. She won three more Academy Awards for Chit Kwint Ma Paing in 1956, Nu Nu Nge Nge in 1970, and Lu Zaw in 1978.

She was married to Aung Thein, and had two children. She died on 4 March 2000 in Yangon.


  • Chit Thet Wai (1952)
  • Chit Kwint Ma Paing (1956)
  • Nu Nu Nge Nge (1970)
  • Lu Zaw (1978)