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Iso Abdurashidov | Facts, Tajikistan Actor, Biography, Personal Life, Career, Death


IntroTajikistani Actor
TypeFilm, Television, Stage and Radio
Birth15 March 1947 , Hamadoni District
Death15 December 2018 (aged 71 years)

Iso Abdurashidov (March 15, 1947, Moscow district, Kulob region – December 15, 2018) – Tajik theater and film actor, People’s Artist of Tajikistan (1999).


Graduated from the art faculty of the Dushanbe State Pedagogical Institute (1972). Actor (1972-89) and director (1989-2008) of the Tajik State Academic Drama Theater named after A. Lohuti. Since 2008 she has been an actress of the same theater and at the same time a senior teacher of the Tajik State Pedagogical University named after M. Tursunzoda.



Isa Abdurashidov has created more than 50 roles in theater and cinema. Yodgor (“Dokhunda” by J. Ikromi), Junaid and Sahl ibn Mansur (“Rudaki” by G. Abdullo), Qiyomiddin Mudarris (“Allomai Adham” by S. Ulugzoda), Spiegelberg (“Pirates” by F. . Schiller), Edmund (Shakespeare’s “King Lear”), Major Sobirov (“Twisted Fibers” by M. Kholov), Muborakhon (“Scream of Love” by G. Abdullo), domullo (“Four”) – and N. Tabarov), Stalin (“Drama of the Nation” and “Find the Aryan” by Ayubi), dumb (“The Legend of the Gray” by N. Abdulloev), Rustam (“The New Appearance of Suhrob” by F. Umarov), Ismoili Somoni (public theatrical performance in the Central Stadium of Dushanbe on the occasion of the 5th anniversary) and the independence of Tajikistan) and others are examples of roles created by Abdurashidov on the stage.


Isa Abdurashidov in the film “Event at the Airport”, 1987

Isa Abdurashidov has also created interesting roles in Tajik cinema:

  • Azizbek (“The incident at the airport”, directed by Yu. Yusupov),
  • senior lieutenant (“Trap for jackals”, directed by Mahmudov),
  • Said Ohangar (“The Pain of Love” by ASR Turaev),
  • Abdurahmonov (“The Meaning of Life”, “Uzbekfilm”) and others.

He has made art trips to Moscow (1997), IRI (1999), Bishkek (2004, 2005), and North Ossetia (2001). Member of the Union of Theater Actors of Tajikistan.


Isa Abdurashidov died on the evening of December 15, 2018 at the age of 71 due to illness.

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