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Rashid Behbudov

Rashid Behbudov

Rashid Behbudov was an Azerbaijani singer and actor. He sang in Azerbaijani, Persian, and Armenian, among other languages.

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, he worked in Yerevan's Philharmonia and Opera House from 1938 to 1944. He moved to Azerbaijan SSR after Tofig Guliyev's invitation in 1945. He became popular when he played the lead role of Askar, the wealthy peddler, in a movie Arshin Mal Alan (The Cloth Peddler) which was based on a 1913 musical comedy by Uzeyir Hajibeyov.

Rashid's father, Majid Behbudlu was a well-known singer too.

In 1959, he was named People's Artist of the USSR.

In 1966 he created the State Song Theater and became its soloist and Artistic Manager.

He toured and performed concerts in several countries including: the UK, Finland, Iran, Turkey, China, Albania, Bulgaria, Belgium, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Chile, Argentina.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Rashid Behbudov Facts

OccupationActor, Musician
BirthdayDecember 14, 1915
BirthplaceTbilisi, Georgia
Date of deathJune 19, 1988 (age 72)

Selected Filmography

Not available.