Nay Toe
Burmese actor
Nay Toe
Nay Toe is a Myanmar Academy Award-winning film actor and a comedian with the Burmese traditional dance troupe Htawara Hninzi. He won his first academy award for best actor with the 2009 film Moe Nya Einmet Myu (မိုးညအိမ္မက္ျမႇဴ).
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    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 33
    In 2015, he won his next Academy Award for best acotr with Nat Khat Mhar Tae Tite Pwal (နက္ခတ်မှားတဲ့ တိုက်ပွဲ).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    He donated handsome amount of money to Homes for the Aged and Orphanages as a celebration of winning Academy award, in January 29, 2011 instead of throwing a party.
    More Details Hide Details As the 30th year birthday celebration, he sponsored to build a place of worship and meditation center at mother's village. He's a humble celebrity who always likes to keep his profile low. Nay Toe is introverted, reserved and reticent in nature; so he was sometimes being mistaken by people as being arrogant. He pointed out that fact in his book and made apology for what he may be seemed in some situations, whereas he assured that he has pleasant, warm and friendly towards anybody. This aura of coldness is how he got his nickname, 'Ice Prince'. Nay Toe has revealed his artistic ability and interest in art and craft since young, especially in Paintings and Sculptures. His favorite painting techniques are watercolor and acrylic. He won prizes for his drawings and sculptures since primary school student. Other hobbies include reading, photography, music and travelling. His favorite sport is swimming, and he likes to play tennis and golf occasionally.
    Nay Toe has recently traveled to Japan, Singapore and Malaysia in 2011 on entertainment tours.
    More Details Hide Details He's been invited to Australia, Singapore, London, Malaysia, Japan and New Zealand. Nay Toe's humanitarian work includes raising funds for the 2008 Cyclone Nargis, 2010 Cyclone Giri and involving in various charity shows held in Burma and overseas.
    Nay Toe released his self-written biography and fashion book, Un Tightened Doors, on 1 January 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He composed about himself in 21 sections in the book: starting from his early days of career, including his personal interests, hobbies, family life, love affairs, personal notes, poems, a large variety of photos gallery and also hugely focusing on his religious insight into Buddhism as a devotee Buddhist.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    By 2001, he starred in a movie named 3 Weeks which was the first film for him to take part in leading actor role.
    More Details Hide Details With the continued perseverance and dedication in his creation of art, he has increasingly gained recognition by Burmese audience, from time to time. Since 2007, Nay Toe has made a name on the stage with Htawara Hninzi (Eternal Rose) Burmese cultural dance show (Anyeint) troupe in which he is one of the supporting comedians along with Tun Tun, Moe Moe, Ye Lay and Kyaw Kyaw Bo. The director of the show is Maung Myo Min. Their shows have been hugely accepted by the resident Burmese audiences as well as Burmese migrants around the globe. Their shows reflect current socio-economic situations. Since then he has gained fame and recognition as a very outstanding performer not only on the movie screen but also on the stage. Another remarkable event in 2011 was winning the Academy trophy in Moe Nya Einmet Myu movie as the best leading actor. It was chosen out of 16 films screened in the country in 2009. His role in the movie was said to be intricate as the character he portrayed in the movie was suffering from multiple personality disorder and displayed three different personalities throughout the story.
  • 2000
    Age 18
    He eventually released a collaborative album in the early 2000, but it was not a hit album.
    More Details Hide Details In the early days of his career, he started to gain recognition by starring in music videos. At the same time, he was attracted to the art of acting and started to educate himself with what would be needed to become a good actor. However, he did not go to any formal school or training courses to study acting.
  • 1999
    Age 17
    To commence his career as an artist, Nay Toe moved to Yangon in 1999 and joined the YIIK modeling agency and took singing lessons given by Saw Nue.
    More Details Hide Details He gained some titles in modeling contests. His artist name as a Model was Zin Min. His teenage dream was to become a composer and singer.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Nay Toe was born as Nay Lin Tun on 9 September 1981 to ethnic Rakhine parents, Than Myaing and her husband Aung Than in Manaung, Rakhine State.
    More Details Hide Details Being the second-born child in the family, Nay Toe has an elder brother as well as a younger brother and a younger sister. He did not have any connections to the Burmese film industry before starting out his career as a Model and eventually as an Actor. He graduated from Yangon University with a B.Sc. in Mathematics.
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