Ali Khamraev is an Uzbek actor, director, and screenwriter. Khamraev’s father Ergash Khamraev was a Soviet, Tajik, and Uzbek filmmaker, one of the founders of Uzbek cinema and a leading actor in Uzbekfilm. In 1937, right after the birth of his son, Ergash was arrested, released two years later, and died in combat in 1942. Much of Ali Khamraev’s work reflects on this trauma. He is best known for such works as Yor-yor (1964), The Bodyguard (1979), and Vuodillik kelin (1984).