Born in 1960 in Aksuat, Kazakhstan. 1984 he began studying films in Moscow. 1989 he finished the director's class under Sergej Solowjow. He is considered to be one of the leading delegate of the new Kazakh films. Films (assorted samples): Two Men on a Motorcycle (1986, KF), The Last Stop (1989), A Dream in a Dream (1993), Aksuat (1998), Three Brothers (2000).