Rasim Balayev

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Rasim Balayev
Nesimi Film.jpg
Rasim Balayev as Imadaddin Nasimi in the film Nasimi
Born Rasim Ahmad oglu Balayev
August 8, 1948
Agsu, Azerbaijan

Rasim Akhmed oglu Balayev (1948, Agsu - ) is an Azerbaijani cinema and theatrical actor. He starred in the leading roles in more than 60 Azerbaijani films.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Rasim Balayev was born on August 8, 1948 in Agsu region of Azerbaijan. At the age of 15-16, he got involved in theater performances. Being from rural area, Rasim's family attempted to push him to choose a different career, though he never did and got enrolled in Azerbaijani Institute of Arts,[1] from which he graduated in 1969.[3]


The actor's first film experience on big screen came with a short role in the film "Stars don't die away". Rasim Balayev's fame came after his part in 3 movies and participation in two film festivals: the 7th Soviet festival in Baku and 3rd International festival in Tashkent where he received an award for Best Actor and several proposals for main roles in future movies.[3] Among his best performances are films Nesimi (about Nasimi), Babek, The Scoundrel, Anecdote, and The Bat.

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, he has campaigned to stop male violence against women.[4]


  • Best Actor
  • Award of Lenin's Komsomol.[3]


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