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, he was arrested, released two years later, and died in 1942 at the front. A lot of Ali Khamraev’s work reflects on this. He is best known for such works as Yor-yor (1964), The Bodyguard (1979), and Vuodillik kelin (1984).