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Ara Manoukian

Ara Manoukian, the president of “Ardzagang” television studio in New York, was born in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. After graduating from high school, he was accepted to The Performing Arts and Theatrical Institute of Yerevan, where he undertook studies to become a theater and movie actor. From 1980 till the end of 1994, Ara Manoukian was one of the leading actors of The Gabriel Soundoukian Academic Theater of Yerevan. Along with performing in the theater, Ara Manoukian has starred in many Armenian, Russian and foreign films, as well as in various television shows. Some of his many outstanding roles have been Romeo in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”; Saro in “Anoush” film opera; Harut in “Miro of The Gor” film, and many other roles. Ara Manoukian participated in the French-Lebanese film "Festival of Death" in a lead role of "Akram", The film was an official selection of "Nant" film festival.

In 1994, Ara Manoukian moved to the United States, where he performed in a number of plays on stages throughout the United States.  On April 3rd, 1996, together with Karine Kocharian, he established “Ardzagang” television studio, where he acts as a president.

In the eastern United States, "Ardzagang” is the only television studio which equally serves Armenia and the Armenian dispora.

Photos of Ara Manoukian at his performances

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