Shamuratova, Aimkhan

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Shamuratova, Aimkhan


Born June 10, 1917, in the city of Kungrad. Soviet Kara-Kalpak actress. People’s Artist of the USSR (1968). Member of the CPSU since 1957.

Since 1932, Shamuratova has spent practically her entire career as an actress with the Stanislavsky Kara-Kalpak Theater of Drama and Comedy. She also studied at the Moscow Conservatory and gave concerts of songs of the peoples of the USSR. Her roles have included Aisara in Iashen’s Giul’sar, Gul’parshin in Davkaraev’s Alpamys, the title role in Raushan by Aimurzaev and Allanazarov, Parshagul’ and Aibike in Khodzhaniiazov’s Love Can’t Be Won by Force and Taluas, Tolgonai in Aitmatov’s Maternal Field, and Anna Ivanovna in A. N. Ostrovskii’s Poverty Is No Crime.

Shamuratova was a deputy to the fourth and seventh convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the Kara-Kalpak ASSR. She has been awarded two orders and several medals.

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