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Nasiba Zeynalova

Nasiba Zeynalova was born in Baku (then part of the Russian Empire, present-day capital of Azerbaijan), the daughter of merchant and stage actor Jahangir Zeynalov. The family fled to Iran just before the Azeri massacre of March 1918 committed by Bolshevik military units in Baku. Her father died during their trip back home in September 1918, via the Caspian Sea. While in secondary school she attended dance courses. In 1932 she joined Rza Tahmasib's drama club. In 1937 she joined a vagrant theatre troupe and toured several Azerbaijani towns. In 1938 she started working at the Azerbaijan State Theatre of Musical Comedy. She earned a degree at the Baku School of Theatre. In the following years Nasiba Zeynalova acted in 22 films and around 70 plays, as well as in numerous television sketches. She is most remembered for the roles of Fatmanisa in Stepmother, (1958), Sughra in Our Teacher Jabish (1969), Jannat in Mother in Law (1978) and Nasiba in The Kidnapping of Fiance (1985). She was famous mostly for her comedy roles. In 1967, she was named People's Artist of Azerbaijan.

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Apr 20, 1916 In Baku, Azerbaijan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Stepmother 1958-12-09
Latest Project:
Movie Execution is Postponed 2003-03-06
Known For
Poster of The Dream
Poster of Find That Girl
Poster of Our Teacher Jabish
Poster of Molla's Adventure
Movie Execution is Postponed Khanbaji 2003-03-06
Movie The Dream Masma 2001-01-01
Movie The Window of Sadness Sakina 1986-06-26
Movie The Kidnapping of Groom Nasiba 1985-10-08
Movie Taste Unknown 1984-01-01
Movie In Front of a Closed Door Zeynab 1981-07-25
Movie Don't Be Afraid, I'm with You Mardan's Mother 1981-06-29
Movie I Compose a Song Grandmother 1978-06-02
Movie The Mother in Law Jannat 1978-12-03
Movie Xoşbəxtlik Qayğıları Kishvar 1976-11-01
Movie The Boys of Our Yard Sariyya 1973-07-25
Movie Find That Girl Meyransa 1970-03-31
Movie The Tempestuous Kura Villager 1969-04-13
Movie Our Teacher Jabish Sughra 1969-12-30
Movie In the Name of the Law Shahla Khanum 1968-12-01
Movie Ulduz Zuleykha 1964-12-20
Movie The Great Support Telli 1962-12-16
Movie Molla's Adventure Gulsum 1960-01-02
Movie Stepmother Fatmanisa 1958-12-09