Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, he worked in Yerevan's Philharmonia and Opera House from 1938 to 1944. He moved to Azerbaijan SSR after Tofig Guliyev's invitation in 1945. He became popular when he played the lead role of Askar, the wealthy peddler, in a movie Arshin Mal Alan (The Cloth Peddler) which was based on a 1913 musical comedy by Uzeyir Hajibeyov.
Rashid's father, Majid Behbudlu was a well-known singer too.
In 1959, he was named People's Artist of the USSR.
In 1966 he created the State Song Theater and became its soloist and Artistic Manager.
He toured and performed concerts in several countries including: the UK, Finland, Iran, Turkey, China, Albania, Bulgaria, Belgium, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Chile, Argentina.
Rashid Behbudov Facts
|Birthday||December 14, 1915|
|Date of death||June 19, 1988 (age 72)|