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Leyla Shikhlinskaya

Leyla Farrukh gizi Shikhlinskaya (Azerbaijani: Leyla Fәrrux qızı Şıxlinskaya) is an Azerbaijani and Soviet actress, choreographer-teacher and professor. She earned a doctorate in art history, was awarded People's Artist of Azerbaijan, was a member of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR and founder of the Leyla Shikhlinskaya private clinic in Baku. She starred in such films as The Cloth Peddler (1965, Gulchohra), The Day has Past (1971, Asmar) and Dede Gorgud (1975, Banu-Chichek). She authored more than 100 scientific articles. Shikhlinskaya debuted in the role of Gulchohra in The Cloth Peddler, based on the eponymous operetta of Uzeir Hajibeyov. During this period she studied at the school and was engaged in ballet. Shikhlinskaya taught three disciplines at the Bolshoi Theater school. From 1990 to 1992 she was the choreographer of the Diaghilev ballet company. In 1992 Shikhlinskaya became the artistic director of the experimental ballet creative center Sheila, organized by her in Moscow. In 1987, she received her Candidate of Arts. In 1993, Shikhlinskaya was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Azerbaijan.

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Jun 12, 1947 In Moscow, Russia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Cloth Peddler 1965-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Witness 1990-09-15
Known For
Poster of The Window of Sadness
Poster of Dante's Anniversary
Poster of The Day Passed
Poster of The Cloth Peddler
Movie The Witness Leyla 1990-09-15
Movie The Window of Sadness Zeynab 1986-06-26
Movie Bağ Mövsümü Amina 1985-02-19
Movie Dante's Anniversary Yagut 1978-12-12
Movie Dada Gorgud Banichichak 1975-09-02
Movie The First Hour of Life Azer's Girlfriend 1974-09-16
Movie The Golden Goose Shafiga 1972-10-16
Movie Xatirələr Sahili Rana 1972-12-28
Movie The Day Passed Asmar 1971-02-12
Movie The Cloth Peddler Gulchohra 1965-02-01