Zarina Tadjibaeva, actress, Zurich
© Olga Vartanyan 2018
  • Actress
Born 1975 in Tadschikistan (45 Years)

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish German Persian / Farsi Russian
Skills (dance)Bachata Salsa
Skills (sports)ice skating roller skating swimming tennis
Immediate working areaZurich
1st residence (federal state or country)Switzerland - Zurich


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  • Zarina zeigt den Vogel - das Zwitschern einer Dolmetscherin
  • Verschtehsch? 1000 und 1 Fall einer Übersetzerin
    Since November 2018 Zarina Tadjibaeva is on the road with her one-woman show. After sold-out performances in Zurich, her tour through Switzerland will continue from June 2020.
    On stage is an interpreter who translates from Russian, Persian and Tajik into German and back again.
    She juggles with meanings, with cultural peculiarities, with involuntary humour, with failed and successful integration.
    She immerses herself in foreign souls, dramatic fates, in the misunderstandings of everyday life. At the registry office, in court, at the psychologist, in hospital.
    Zarina Tadjibaeva draws on her many years of experience as a translator in her fictional character.
    Nothing is foreign to her. The gossipy Persian, the Russian drama queen, the arrogant civil servant, the disoriented applicant - before our eyes and ears a cosmos spreads out that makes us laugh and cry.
    Zarina plays, sings, dances, operates the laptop and controls the light. Curtain up!


2008/8 to 2012/7Schauspiel Schule Zürich

Film awards

2018The Radicalization of Jeff BoydMadrid Int. Film Festival [es]Best Supporting ActressNominated
2018The Radicalization of Jeff BoydMilan Int. Filmmaker Festival [it]Best Supporting ActressNominated

Projects as actress

2017The Radicalization of Jeff BoydIndie Feature FilmUwe SchwarzwalderMrs. Marinina [L]
2009Eine bombige Hochzeitsnacht (WT)Short FilmMultipleIrina [SR]

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2020 - TodayZarina zeigt den VogelLida, Olga, Prof.AzadAndrej TogniMIMOS Zürich
2020 - 2022METAMORPHOSEZarina, ArdokhshoKarin ArnoldTanzhaus Zürich
2018 - TodayVerschtehsch? 1000 und 1 Fall einer ÜbersetzerinLida, OlgaAndrej Tognidiverse Theater der Deutschschweiz
2017Prophet 3.0PalmireAndrej TogniVolkshaus Zürich
2011Die NaseBekannte von Ivan JakovlevitschPeter SteinOpernhaus Zürich
2010 - 2011I MasnadieriChef-RäuberinGuy JoostenOpernhaus Zürich
2009Übung zur SprachtechnikErzählerin - HauptrolleLiuodmila Meier-babkinaTheater für klassische Bühnenkunst Zürich

Basic data

Height163 cm
Weight60 kg - 132 lb.
Body typewomanly
Clothing size38
Ethnic appearanceLatin America, Mixed (white and asian), Persian
Hair colourblack-brown
Hair lengthmedium
Eye colourbrown
LanguagesEnglish German Persian / Farsi Russian
Voice typeMezzosoprano
Skills (dance)Bachata Salsa
Skills (sports)ice skating roller skating swimming tennis
Preferred place of workFilm, Theater
Immediate working areaZurich
1st residence (federal state or country)Switzerland - Zurich
Accommodation possibilitiesAmsterdam, Berlin, Bremen, Chabarowsk, Geneva, Hamburg, Moscow, Riga, Saarbrücken, St. Petersburg, Tashkent, Teheran, Trier, Vienna