Kin Kaung

Burmese comedian and actor (1964–2019)

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Kin Kaung

Myanmar comedian Kin Kaung
Myo Myint

21 May 1964

Died 22 January 2019(2019-01-22) (aged 54–55)

Popa, Myanmar
Alma mater Yangon University
Occupation(s) Actor, Comedian
Years active 1983–2019
Spouse Aye Aye Mon
Children Ye Mon Aung

Kin Kaung (Burmese: ကင်းကောင်, also spelt King Kaung, born Myo Myint; 21 May 1964 – 22 January 2019) was a renowned Burmese comedian and actor.[1] He debuted as a comedian in the traditional anyeint troupe Mya Ponnama in 1985.[2]

Early life[edit]

Kin Kaung was born on 21 May 1964 in Rangoon, Burma. He is the second son of four siblings. After he finished high school, he began studying Burmese at the Yangon University. In his second year, in 1983, he went to the university anyeint to be a slapstick comedian.[2]


In 1985, Kin Kaung became one of the comedians in the anyeint troupe Mya Ponnama, organized by Zaganar whose shows frequently appeared on television. Early on, his artist name was “A Shay Gyi” and eventually changed his name to Kin Kaung.[2]

Kin became a professional famous comedian and actor for many direct-to-videos and films. In 1994, he was more popular in Thaye-Lay-Kaung opera performing together with actor Lwin Moe managed by director Mg Wana.[2][3]

Kin Kaung and other members of Moe Nat Thuza anyeint troupe, including A Yaing, Phoe Phyu and Nga Pyaw Kyaw, were ubiquitous in the 1990s and 2000s. He also performed as a comedian in other Anyeint troupes, Thee Lay Thee and Say Young Sone. Other contemporary comedians were Po Phyu, Kyaw Htoo, Kutho, Myittar and Zaganar.[2] Throughout his career, he has acted in over 200 films.[4]


He died at Popa in the film shooting on 22 January 2019 at the age of 55.[5]



Year Title Burmese title Role Note(s) Ref(s).
2001 Eain Met Yar Thi အိပ်မက်ရာသီ Saw Thein Win
2002 Ma Nyein Thaw Mee မငြိမ်းသောမီး Than Htay
Min Nae Mha Chit Tat Pyi မင်းနဲ့မှချစ်တတ်ပြီ Bodyguard 2
2003 Nhyoe Thaw Pinlal Swal Ngin Thaw Lamin ညှို့သောပင်လယ်ဆွဲငင်သောလမင်း Nanda
2004 Style စတိုင်
2012 Aung Padin Inn Padaung အောင်ပဒင် အင်ပဒေါင်း [6]
2014 Mar Kyi Shay မာကြီးရှည် Maung Nge
2018 My Rowdy Angel ကိုယ်စောင့်နတ် School bus driver


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  3. ^ Hnin Hnin Aung (22 January 2019). “လူရွှင်တော် ကင်းကောင် ချွဲကျပ်ပြီး ရုတ်တရက်ကွယ်လွန်” (in Burmese). The Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  4. ^ Chit Poe (24 January 2019). “သရုပ်ဆောင်ကင်းကောင်နဲ့ အမှတ်တရများပြောတဲ့ အနုပညာရှင်များ” (in Burmese). The Irrawaddy.
  5. ^ Phoo Ei Ei Nwe (24 January 2019). “ဟာသလူရွှင်တော် ကင်းကောင်၏ နောက်ဆုံးခရီး ရေဝေးသုဿန်တွင် ပြုလုပ်” (in Burmese). Mizzima.
  6. ^ Aung Kaung Myat (August 22, 2018). “Military Rule May Be Over, But Myanmar’s Film Industry Remains in a Tawdry Time Warp”. Time. Time USA, LLC. Retrieved 10 January 2024. In [Aung Padin Inn Padaung], a woman from a Kayan community known as the Padaung is depicted next to a giraffe like a zoo animal.


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