December 16. Today's Birthdays
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 16th of December.
Bibigul TULEGENOVA (1929) - is a Kazakh opera singer (coloratura soprano), actress, teacher, People's Artist of the USSR. She was born 90 years ago in Semipalatinsk. She has given performances in more than 40 countries around the world. Bibigul Tulegenova has collected and sung a huge number of Kazakh folk songs, preserving them for future generations. She has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of Otan (the Order of the Fatherland), the Al-Farabi Gold Medal, the personal Golden Badge of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has won the State Prizes of the USSR and the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Tarlan Independent Prize. «The Person of the Year» title was bestowed upon her in 2001.
Farida SHARIPOVA (1936-2010) - Kazakh actress. She was born 83 years ago in Chuguchak city, China. She was recognized as the People's Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1976) and the USSR (1980). Farida Sharipova was an actress at Shanghai Film Studio (between 1954 and 1959), and at the Auezov Kazakh State Academic Drama Theater (1959-2010). She was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of Parasat (the Order of Nobility), the Letters of Appreciation from the Soviet Committee on Solidarity of the Countries of Asia and Africa and the Soviet Committee on Support for the Peoples of Vietnam. She received the Kulyash Baiseitova State Prize of the Kazakh SSR and the State Prize of the USSR.