Nadira Mirzaeva

Nadira Mirzaeva

Country: Uzbekistan

  1. Biography of Nadira Mirzaeva
  2. Discovery and Acting Career
  3. Love and Marriage
  4. Filmography:

Biography of Nadira Mirzaeva

Nadira Mirzaeva was born and raised in Uzbekistan. She attended a regular school and also trained at a choreographic school to become a ballerina. However, the majority of Uzbek girls in the Soviet period got married early, right after finishing school, so Nadira dreamed of getting married soon and starting a family. Her peaceful life was disrupted by the unexpected visit of the film crew of the movie "The Prisoner of the Castle of If" to their city.

Nadira Mirzaeva

Discovery and Acting Career

When preparing for the filming of the movie "The Prisoner of the Castle of If" (based on Alexandre Dumas' famous novel "The Count of Monte Cristo"), director Georgiy Yungvald-Khilkevich was in search of a girl for the role of Haydée who had "no sparks of emancipation in her eyes." His assistants went to the choreographic school where they noticed 17-year-old Nadira. That same evening, auditions were held, and she was selected for the role. Nadira was flattered that she caught the attention of Georgiy Yungvald-Khilkevich, the creator of the famous film "D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers." Despite the significant age difference (Nadira was 17, and Georgiy Emilevich was 52) and the fact that Yungvald-Khilkevich was married and his wife was present during the filming, a genuine romance sparked between them when she arrived in Riga for the movie shoot.

In the film "The Prisoner of the Castle of If," Nadira acted alongside the cream of Russian cinema: Viktor Avilov, Anna Samokhina, Mikhail Boyarsky, Valentina Voilkova, Peteris Gaudinsh, Evgeny Dvorzhetsky, Alexey Zharkov, Arnis Licitis, Alexey Petrenko, and others. Nadira looked natural and organic in the role of Haydée, even surrounded by such stellar actors. After completing the filming, Nadira Mirzaeva returned to Tashkent and joined the famous Uzbek state ensemble "Shodlik."

Love and Marriage

Georgiy Emilevich did not forget about Nadira and frequently called her and visited her. After learning about their daughter's love for a man 35 years older than her, Nadira's parents did not raise any obstacles. Her father said that his daughter had the right to decide her own destiny. Despite this, Nadira never dreamed that their relationship would become more serious. After all, Georgiy Emilevich was an older, married man with his own established life, rules, and habits. But love conquers all. In a beautiful moment, Nadira quit the ensemble and flew to Odesa to be with Yungvald-Khilkevich, who was directing another film. He arranged a room for her, and Nadira stayed there.

Since then, Georgiy Emilevich increasingly took Nadira with him on various trips. By the age of 25, she had traveled half the world with him, visiting Germany, France, and the United States. By that time, he had divorced his wife, and after living together for seven years, they finally formalized their relationship. Nadira faced numerous difficulties in her life with a talented man, as life with a talented person is not always easy. She stoically endured her husband's illnesses, his depression when his mother passed away, and remained a constant support for him. And this loyalty was rewarded. After a difficult period, Georgiy Emilevich returned to work, directing the musical film "Affairs, Music, Love" in 1997, in which Nadira Mirzaeva played the lead role of a young singer. And then, God blessed the couple with a child they had longed for. They named their daughter Nina.


1988 - The Prisoner of the Castle of If
1997 - Affairs, Music, Love...