Kudzai Chimbaira

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Kudzai Chimbaira
Born(1985-10-13)October 13, 1985
DiedJanuary 2018(2018-01-00) (aged 32)
OccupationActor, director

Kudzai Chimbaira (13 October 1985 – January 2018) was a Swedish-Zimbabwean actor and director.[1]

She made her debut in 2005 in the short film Pamvura, and in 2007 she received an award at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival[2] for best actress in a short film for playing the main character in the film The Return. The same year she also received a Zimbabwe's National Arts Merit Awards for her role in the play Anatol.[3][4]

In 2008 she directed the play Silent Words for Harare International Festival of the Arts,[2][5] and the same year she won an award for best actress in the [2][5] for her role in the film . In 2008 she also moved to Sweden.[2][5]

In Sweden she started the theater Integrationsteatern[5] and was active in the film festival, chairman of the diversity initiative Tryck, and acted in many plays, and the film Medan vi lever.[6]

Chimbaira died in January 2018, 32 years old.


  1. ^ "Kudzai Chimbaira" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  2. ^ a b c d Kachiko, Tafadzwa (2018-01-24). "Renowned actress dies". NewsDay Zimbabwe. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  3. ^ Sundell, Joachim (2018-01-23). "Prisbelönta skådespelaren Kudzai Chimbaira är död" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  4. ^ Hassler, Karin (2018-01-24). "Prisbelönt skådespelerska död". Östgöta Correspondenten (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  5. ^ a b c d "Filmmaker and theatre star Kudzai Chimbaira dies". Three Men On A Boat. 2018-01-23. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  6. ^ "Kudzai Chimbaira". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
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