Asanali Ashimov, National artist of USSR, Laureate of the USSR State Prize of the Kazakh SSR, winner of the independent award "Tarlan", Cavalier of the Order" Otan ", Commander of the Order" Kurmet ".
He was born in 1937 in the village Saudakent of Sarysu district of Zhambyl region.
In 1961 he graduated from the theater department of the Kazakh State Conservatory named after Kurmangazy, on a specialty drama theater actor, and was admitted to the studio "Kazakhfilm" as an actor.
In 1964 he was invited to an actor troupe of the Kazakh State Academic Theater named after M. Auezov.
His images created by him in the performances of the different plan have become bright milestones of his creativity. Such as Kerim in the tragedy "Abay" by M. Auezov, Kebek in tragedy "Enlik - Kebek", Aishuak in "Kara kypshak Koblandy", Zharasbai in "Morning echo", Kodar in "Kozy Korpesh - Bayan sulu" of G. Musrepov; Joseph Tateyvich in the "Ascent to Mount Fuji" by K. Mukhamedzhanov and Sh. Aitmatov, Julius Caesar in "Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare, Don Giovanni in "Don Juan, or Love to geometry" by M. Frisch, Elaman in the drama "Blood and Sweat" by A. Nurpeisov, the main character in the piece of Vovnyanko - "Apocalypse" and others.
An important and significant role of A. Ashimov on stage of theatre is Dr. Clausen in the drama "Before Sunset" G. Hauptmann. Today this performance is successfully showed more than 100 times.
Master of performing arts is well known on sphere of Kazakh cinema. Kaimen in the film " Wings of songs", Bekezhan in "Kyz Zhibek", Shadiyarov, Kasymkhanov in the trilogy " The end of Ataman" and "Trans - Siberian Express", Karazhal in "Messenger", Director in "The taste of bread", old man Umirbai in "Only Kazakh history", Mr. Ka in the film "Who are you, Mr. Ka?" also Genghis Khan in serial film "The saga of the ancient Bulgars" of B. Mansurov, and many others, the most brightness and different roles. Famous actor starred in more than 30 films.
In addition to acting rushed to directing. It should be noted his performances staged in the theater named M. Auezov such as "Amangeldi" of G.Musrepov, "Is there a poison that I did not drink ..." I. Orazbayev, "Akbilek" Zh.Aimauytov, "The Government Inspector" by Nikolai Gogol, "Farhad - Shyryn" N. Hikmet, as well as the performances staged on the scene of other theaters of the republic and movies starred in the studio "Kazakhfilm" such as the "Year of the dragon" (1981), "Shokhan Ualikhanov" (1985), " Sagebrush" (1986), "Kozy Korpesh - Bayan Sulu "(1992) and" House at the salt lake. "
One of the organizers of the International Film Festival "Stars of Shaken". Honorary Chairman, Member of the jury of many international film festivals abroad.
Author of the book "The song of Maira" (1995), 5 volume collected works (2007), "With love, your Asanali Ashimov" (2008).
The enormous work that has made a famous actor in a national art was appreciated.
For the role of Shadiyarov in the film "The End of Ataman" awarded the State Prize of the Kazakh SSR (1973) for character of Elaman in the play "Blood and Sweat" (A. Nurpeyіsov, dir. A. Mambetov) gets the State Prize of the USSR (1974) National Artist of Kazakhstan (1976), National Artist of the USSR (1980).
For significant contribution to the development of cinematography was awarded by the Independent Award "Tarlan" (2000), Chevalier of the Order "Otan" (2001), Commander of the Order "Kurmet" (2007), "Parasat" (2007), winner of medals "Merited figure of Art" of MC of RK (2012), was awarded by the Order "Dostyk" (2014).