Yerbolat Toguzakov was born in Kazakhstan and graduated from the Almaty Planning and Economic Faculty of the Institute of National Economy in 1970, but Toguzakov dreamed of working in film. In 1974 the Kazakhfilm studio sent Toguzakov to Moscow for a two year course at the State Cinema of the USSR. He has since acted in feature films including The Gift to Stalin (2008), The Road to Home (2009), Kelin (2010) and The Tale of Pink Hare (2011). In 2012 Toguzakov won Kazakhstan’s National Award for “Actor of the Year”.
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