Here are 7 famous actors from Bulgaria were born in 1974:
Filip Avramov (September 9, 1974 Sofia-) also known as Phillip Avramov or Philip Avramov is a Bulgarian actor.
He started his acting career in 1997 with the role of Nikolai in the Bulgarian television series "Family Business". Avramov has since appeared in several popular Bulgarian TV series and movies, including "Glass Home", "Undercover", and "The Judgment". In addition to acting, Avramov is also a director and producer. He co-founded the production company Agitprop in 2007. Avramov has won numerous awards for his acting, including Best Actor at the Bulgarian Film Academy Awards in 2007 for his role in the film "Warming Up Yesterday's Lunch". He is considered to be one of the most talented and versatile actors in Bulgaria today.
Avramov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and grew up in a family of actors. His father, Georgi Avramov, is a well-known Bulgarian actor and director, and his mother is a theater actress. Avramov studied acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia and began his career in theater before transitioning to television and film.
Aside from acting, Avramov is also known for his charitable work. He supports several organizations that focus on improving the lives of children in Bulgaria, including the Cedar Foundation and the For Our Children Foundation.
In his personal life, Avramov is married and has two children. He is actively involved in his children's lives and often shares photos of them on social media. In his free time, Avramov enjoys playing sports and is an avid follower of Bulgarian football.
Valeri Yordanov (February 22, 1974 Sofia-) also known as Valery Yordanov is a Bulgarian actor.
He graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia in 1998, and started his career in the theatre. He has appeared in numerous Bulgarian films and TV series, as well as international productions such as The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) and The Expendables 3 (2014). Yordanov is also known for his voice acting work, having lent his voice to characters in popular animated films such as The Lion King (2019) and Toy Story 4 (2019) in Bulgarian dubs. In addition to his acting career, Yordanov is also a poet and singer, having released a book of his poetry and an album of his music.
Valeri Yordanov's acting career began in the theater, where he starred in productions of both classic and modern plays, such as Hamlet and The Pillowman. He later transitioned into film and television, and quickly became a sought-after actor in Bulgaria. He has won numerous awards for his acting, including Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Rose Film Festival in 2016 for his role in the film Lift for Patients.
In addition to his work as an actor, Valeri Yordanov is also known for his activism. He has served as an ambassador for UNICEF Bulgaria and has campaigned for causes such as animal rights and environmental protection. He has also spoken out against corruption in the entertainment industry in Bulgaria.
Yordanov is married to Bulgarian actress Irina Ivanova, and they have two children together. He is fluent in Bulgarian, English, and French, and enjoys traveling in his free time.
Deyan Donkov (August 27, 1974 Vidin-) also known as Deyan Donkov Nikolov, Deian Donkov or Dejan Donkov is a Bulgarian actor.
He graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, and went on to become a prolific actor in Bulgarian cinema and television. He is particularly known for his roles in the films "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner" (2008), "The Foreigner" (2012) and "The Judgement" (2014). Donkov has won several awards for his performances, including Best Actor at the Bulgarian Film Awards for his role in "The Foreigner". In addition to his work in acting, he is also a director and producer. Donkov has been actively involved in Bulgarian cultural and social initiatives, and in 2016 he became the founder and chairman of the "Bulgarian Association of Actors".
Donkov has been working in the film industry for over two decades and has appeared in over 50 films and TV series. Some of his other notable films include "Eastern Plays" (2009), "Bulgarian Rhapsody" (2014), and "Voevoda" (2015). He has also acted in theater productions and has directed and produced films.
Donkov is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile actors in Bulgaria. He has been praised for his ability to portray complex characters with depth and nuance. He has also been noted for his excellent comic timing, which has been showcased in several of his films and TV shows.
Aside from his acting career, Donkov is also passionate about promoting Bulgarian culture and traditions. He has been a regular participant in cultural events and festivals across Bulgaria, and has been actively involved in efforts to preserve and promote Bulgarian folklore.
In recent years, Donkov has expanded his horizons by working on international projects. In 2021, he starred in the Spanish TV series "Alba". Despite his success outside of Bulgaria, Donkov remains committed to the Bulgarian film industry and continues to work on local projects.
Bashar Rahal (October 20, 1974 Dubai-) a.k.a. Bashar Mounzer Rahal, Bashar Rahad, بشار رحال or Башар Рахал is a Bulgarian actor. He has two children, Chloe Rahal and India Rahal.
Bashar Rahal started his career in acting in the late 1990s, primarily in Bulgarian television series and films. He gained recognition for his role in the popular Bulgarian TV series "Stolen Life" in 2008. In addition to his work in Bulgaria, he has also appeared in international films and TV shows including "The Promise," "The Promise 2," and "Gomorrah."
Rahal has also worked as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films and TV shows into Bulgarian. He is fluent in multiple languages including Bulgarian, English, Arabic, and French.
Aside from acting, Rahal is also a trained pilot and has a passion for aviation. He has flown various types of aircraft including helicopters and planes.
Currently, Rahal is based in Dubai where he continues to work in the film industry and is involved in various philanthropic and humanitarian efforts.
In 2016, Bashar Rahal appeared as General Samir in the blockbuster film "Independence Day: Resurgence." He also had a recurring role in the television series "Tyrant." In 2019, he starred in the Bulgarian film "The Father" which was selected as the country's official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Academy Awards.
Apart from his successful acting career, Rahal is also known for his charitable works. He is a goodwill ambassador for the NGO “Friendship without Borders” and has been actively involved in helping refugees in Bulgaria and the Middle East. He also supports children's hospitals and orphanages in Bulgaria.
Rahal has received several awards for his contributions to the film industry in Bulgaria, including the prestigious Golden Rose award for Best Actor in 2011. He is considered one of the most prominent Bulgarian actors of his generation and is highly respected for his versatile acting skills, his dedication to his craft, and his humanitarian efforts.
Peter Mechkoff (December 24, 1974 Sofia-) also known as Petur Mechkoff, Petar Mechkov, Peter Mechkov, Petar Mechov, Peter Metchkov or Pepe is a Bulgarian actor, film director, television producer and screenwriter.
He is best known for his work in the Bulgarian film industry and has appeared in numerous films and TV series throughout his career. Mechkoff started his acting career in 1997 with a small role in the film "Dangerous Charm". He then went on to appear in several other films such as "The Countess", "Mission London" and "Tilt".
Aside from acting, Mechkoff has also directed and produced several films and TV series. Some of his most notable work as a director includes the television series "Sofia Residents in Excess", "Telenovela: Love and Revenge" and "C.I.A." As a producer, he has worked on the feature films "Showtime" and "The Pig".
In addition to his work in the film industry, Mechkoff is also an advocate for animal rights and has been involved in various animal welfare organizations. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the Bulgarian film industry and was awarded the Best Director award at the 2009 Golden Rose Bulgarian Feature Film Festival for "C.I.A."
In addition to his work in the entertainment industry and his advocacy for animal rights, Peter Mechkoff is also a humanitarian. He has been involved in various humanitarian efforts, including the founding of the non-profit organization "Wise Heart Foundation" in 2014. The foundation's mission is to provide education, employment, and healthcare for underprivileged children and young adults in Bulgaria. Mechkoff is also an ambassador for the Bulgarian Red Cross and has supported their initiatives for disaster relief and blood donation campaigns. In his personal life, Peter Mechkoff is married and has two children. He is fluent in Bulgarian, English, and Spanish, and enjoys travelling and photography in his free time.
Yavor Gigov (May 14, 1974 Bulgaria-) is a Bulgarian actor.
He started his acting career in 1993, performing on stage at the Bulgarian National Theatre. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows in Bulgaria, including "Undercover" and "Glass Home". Gigov also had a leading role in the Belgian film "Les Barons", which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Besides his acting career, Gigov is involved in various charitable initiatives in his home country.
He is also a notable voice actor and has lent his voice to various characters in Bulgarian dubbed versions of popular animated movies such as "Shrek", "Kung Fu Panda", and "The Incredibles". In addition to his native Bulgarian, Gigov is fluent in English and French. He studied acting at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, before embarking on his successful career in the entertainment industry. Gigov has won several awards for his acting, including Best Actor at the Sofia International Film Festival in 2019 for his role in the film "Ága". He is married with two children and currently resides in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Ivo Simeonov (December 14, 1974 Sofia-) is a Bulgarian actor.
He graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia. Simeonov has appeared in numerous stage productions, films, and television series in Bulgaria. He is known for his roles in the films "Zift" (2008), "The Foreigner" (2012), and "Easy Living" (2017). In addition to his acting career, Simeonov is also a filmmaker, having directed and written the short film "The World is Round So That Nobody Can Hide in the Corners" in 2017. He has received several awards for his work in the entertainment industry, including Best Supporting Actor at the Sofia International Film Festival for his role in "Zift".
He is also a prominent voice actor and has dubbed more than 80 foreign movies and TV series into Bulgarian. Some of the notable films and series he has dubbed include "The Dark Knight", "The Godfather", "Breaking Bad", and "Game of Thrones". Simeonov is a member of the European Film Academy and has served as a jury member at several film festivals. Apart from his work in the entertainment industry, he is also involved in various social and environmental causes. He supports the Bulgarian charity foundation "For Our Children" and has actively participated in campaigns to combat air pollution in Sofia.