Mo Mo Myint Aung
(; also Moh Moh Myint Aung
; ) is a five-time Myanmar Academy Award
winning Burmese actress
, best known for her leading lady roles in several Burmese films from the 1980s to the 2000s.
Mo Mo Myint Aung was born in Yangon
, the fifth child and youngest daughter of Myint Aung
, a successful Burmese actor
. She grew up in the Kyaukmyaung
section of Tamwe Township
. She wanted to be an actress like the leading ladies of the day like Wah Wah Win Shwe
and Khin Than Nu
. She attended high school at BEHS 1 Tamwe
but failed the university matriculation exam several times. With most of her friends attending college, Mo Mo Myint Aung gave up attending college and decided to focus on a film career.
Mo Mo Myint Aung was virtually unknown until Kyaw Hein
, one of the top leading men of his era, chose her to star in one of his films, Mun-Tet-Chein-Mha Nay-Win-Thi
(The Sun Sets at Noon), in 1979. She was still in 8th Standard at the time.
While she is considered one of the most beautiful and commercially successful actresses of her generation, her winning multiple academy awards has been questioned because of her close cooperation with the military government
. Besides appearing in government propaganda films, she has written letters for... Read More