[<< wikipedia] Hokuma Gurbanova
Hokuma Abbas gizi Gurbanova (Azerbaijani: Hökümə Abbas qızı Qurbanova) was an Azerbaijani and Soviet theatre and film actress and People's Artist of the USSR (since 1965).

== Biography ==
Hokuma Gurbanova was born on May 29, 1913 in Baku.
In 1931, Hokuma Gurbanova graduated from a pedagogical college of Baku. In 1931-1932, she studied piano at the Baku Academy of Music. 
Hokuma Gurbanova's career as an actress began in 1933, at the Azerbaijanfilm studio, when she played the role of Yakhshi in one of the earliest Soviet Azerbaijani feature films Almas, chosen for the role by screenwriter Jafar Jabbarly himself. From 1938, she performed in a troupe of Azerbaijan State Academic Drama Theatre in various drama genres. Hokuma Gurbanova was a member of the Union of Cinematographers’ of the Azerbaijan SSR and member of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR of the 7th and 8th convocations. She died on November 2, 1988 in Baku and was buried in the Alley of Honor.Hokuma Gurbanova was briefly married to actor Alasgar Alakbarov and gave birth to a daughter, Naila. Gurbanova had another daughter, Vafa, also an actress, from her second marriage to stage decorator Nusrat Fatullayev.

== Awards and titles ==
People's Artist of the USSR (1965)
Mirza Fatali Akhundov State Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR (1965)
Order of Lenin (1959)
Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1973)
Order of the Badge of Honour (1949)

== Theatrical works ==
“Vagif” by Samad Vurgun (first performance) – Tamara
“Farhad and Shirin” by Samad Vurgun – Shirin
“Javanshir” by Mehdi Huseyn – Reyhan
“The bride of fire” by Jafar Jabbarly – Solmaz
“Bumpkin” by Mirza Ibrahimov – Banovsha
“Antony and Cleopatra” by Shakespeare – Cleopatra

== Filmography ==
1972 – “Habib – sovereign of snakes”
1967 – “Man drops anchor” – Shamana
1965 – “Woolen scarf”
1962 – “I will dance” – Bikatu
1961 – “The life teaches”
1959 – “Can he be forgiven?”
1943 – “One family” – Leyla
1936 – “Almas” – Yakshi

== References ==

== See also ==
List of People's Artists of the Azerbaijan SSR