Madina Saduaqasova (Kaz: Мәдина Садуақасова) (born September 8 in Almaty, now living in Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan) is a Kazakh pop singer who rose to popularity with the song Махаббат Жалыны.
Madina has been singing since a very young age. She graduated with a diploma from the Qyzylorda Music School in the area of choral conduct. Madina was also the lead singer of Almaty based band “Гульдер“.
In 1991 Madina was part of national singing project for young children called Anshi Balapan & participated in a similar competition called Muzikalniy Voyazh where she won twice in 1996 & 1996 in Qyzylorda & Almaty respectively. In 1999 Madina performed in the competition Aziya Dauysy & met her Favourite singer Roza Rimbayeva.
In 2004, Madina released her debut CD title Ән Сағаным & still performs in many cities around Kazakhstan.
Sitora Farmonova (Uzbek: Sitora Farmonova, Ситора Фармонова; Russian: Ситора Фарманова) is an Uzbek film actress and singer. Farmonova is most notable for starring in the 2011 film Baikonur directed by the German film-maker Veit Helmer. Farmonova is the first Uzbek actress to star in a movie produced by a German filmmaker.
Sitora Farmonova has also launched a successful singing career. She became popular in Uzbekistan with her debut single “Bahor-kuz” (“Spring-Fall”). The song received positive reviews from both fans and critics upon its release.
Sitora Farmonova has appeared in several films by Uzbek, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz filmmakers. She rose to prominence within the Uzbek film industry after acting in several popular Uzbek comedy films, such as Xavfi burilish (2008), Mening akam boʻydoq! (2011), and Endi dakam boʻydoq? (2013).
Farmonova achieved some international recognition after acting in the 2011 film Baikonur directed by the German film-maker Veit Helmer.Farmonova is the first Uzbek actress to star in a movie produced by a German filmmaker. In Baikonur Farmonova plays the role of Nazira, a resident of a small village near the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan. Nazira falls in love with the main character Iskandar, a young Kazakh ham radio operator and space fanatic calling himself Gagarin, after the Soviet cosmonaut.
Farmonova also appeared in the 2013 TV series Общага (The Dorm) that was shot in Kyrgyzstan. The series received positive reviews and Farmonova gained some fame in Kyrgyzstan.