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Gülnezer Bextiyar

Gülnezer Bextiyar

Gülnezer Bextiyar also known as Gulinazha (Chinese: 古力娜扎, born 2 May 1992), or simply Nazha, is a Chinese actress and model of Uyghur ethnicity who graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 2011.

Native name
گۈلنەزەر بەختىيار
PronunciationGülnezer Bextiyar
Born(1992-05-02)May 2, 1992
Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China
Other namesGulinazha Baihetiyaer
EducationBachelor of Arts
Alma materBeijing Film Academy
Years active2011–present
AgentTangren Media
Gülnezer Bextiyar
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese古力娜扎爾·拜合提亞爾
Simplified Chinese古力娜扎尔·拜合提亚尔
Uyghur name
Uyghurگۈلنەزەر بەختىيار

Early life and education

Gulnazar was born on 2 May 1992 in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China.[1] She attended Xinjiang Arts University, majoring in dancing when she was young. At the age of 16, she participated in a modeling contest where she took home the award for the "Most Photogenic". Gulnazar auditioned for the Beijing Film Academy in 2011. During the audition, her beauty received attention and her photos were taken and published online.[2] Due to the exposure, she was discovered and signed on by Tangren Media.[3]


In 2012, Gulnazar made her acting debut in the television series Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky and rose to fame for her role as Yu Xiaoxue.[2][4]

In 2013, Gulnazar made her big-screen debut in the police film Police Story 2013.[5] She then starred in comedy film The Breakup Guru and action film Black & White: The Dawn of Justice,[6][7] and received the Newcomer award at the Golden Phoenix Awards.[8]

In 2016, Gulnazar played her first leading role in the fantasy historical drama The Classic of Mountains and Seas.[9] The same year, she played the role of Diaochan in the historical fiction drama God of War, Zhao Yun;[10] and the female lead in the fantasy action drama Chinese Paladin 5, based on the video game of the same title.[11]

In 2017, Gulnazar starred in the fantasy action drama Fighter of the Destiny alongside Lu Han.[12] The drama was a commercial success and attained high ratings during its run.[13] The same year, she starred in the music film City of Rock as a rebellious guitar player.[14] Her performance received positive reviews, and she was won the Breakthrough Actress award at the Huading Awards.[15]

In 2018, Gulnazar was once again cast as Diaochan in the historical film Dynasty Warriors, based on the video game of the same name.[16]

In 2019, Gulnazar starred in the romance drama Ten Years Late, based on the Japanese manga series Asunaro Hakusho alongside Shawn Dou; where she played a travel service product manager.[17]

In 2020, Gulnazar is set to star in the crime action drama Dancing in the Storm as a criminal profiler, alongside William Chan.[18]

Other activities


In 2018, the fine jewelry brand Qeelin chose Gulnazar to become its new brand ambassador.[19]

In 2019, Sergio Rossi announced the appointment of Gulnazar as its first Brand Ambassador for Greater China.[20]



YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
2013Police Story 2013警察故事2013Xiao Wei[5]
2014The Breakup Guru分手大师Xiao Zhuang[6]
Black & White: The Dawn of Justice痞子英雄2:黎明再起Li Xiaomu[7]
The Boundary全城通缉Shao Yu[21]
2015Lovers & Movies爱我就陪我看电影Jia Meng[22]
A Privacy Safe隐私保险箱Chen Man
2017The Game Changer游戏规则Tang Qianqian[23]
City of Rock缝纫机乐队Ding Jianguo[14]
2019Voice of the Nation为国而歌Yuan Chunhui[24]
2020Dynasty Warriors真三国无双Diaochan[16]

Television series

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
2012Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky轩辕剑:天之痕Yu Xiaoxue
2016The Classic of Mountains and Seas山海经之赤影传说Sumo[9]
Legend of Nine Tails Fox青丘狐传说Tao Heng[25]
Go! Goal! Fighting!旋风十一人Yu FeiCameo
God of War, Zhao Yun武神赵子龙Diaochan[10]
First Love柠檬初上Ning Xiaomeng[26]
Chinese Paladin 5仙剑云之凡Tang Yurou[11]
2017Fighter of the Destiny择天记Xu Yourong[12]
2019Return the World to You归还世界给你Shen Yien[27]
Ten Years Late十年三月三十日Yuan Cai[17]
2020Dancing in the Storm风暴舞Maggie Zhou[18]

Short film

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
2012Xuanyuan Sword 7轩辕剑7Xiaoxue[28]
Café. Un moment Lent咖啡.慢活一刻Nana
2013Xuanyuan Sword 6轩辕剑6Hu Yue[29]

Variety show

YearEnglish titleChinese titleRoleNotes
2015Up Idol偶像來了Cast memberSeason 1[30]
2017Divas Hit the Road花儿与少年Season 3[31]
2019I Like You Too喜欢你,我也是[32]

Music video

YearEnglish titleChinese titleAlbumNotes
2012"Red Dust Inn"红尘客栈Jay Chou[33]


YearEnglish titleChinese titleAlbumNotes
2019"End of Time"时光尽头Return the World to You OST

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
201515th Golden Phoenix AwardsNewcomer AwardBlack & White: The Dawn of Justice, The Breakup GuruWon[8]
201722nd Huading AwardsBest Actress (Ancient Drama)Chinese Paladin 5Nominated[34]
L'Officiel Fashion Night Influence AwardHot Era ReaderN/AWon[35]
6th iQiyi All-Star CarnivalPopular Artist AwardN/AWon[36]
2018Weibo Awards CeremonyN/AWon[37]
China Screen RankingTrend of the YearN/AWon[38]
23rd Huading AwardsBreakthrough ActressCity of RockWon[15]
25th Cosmo Beauty CeremonyShining Beautiful IdolN/AWon[39]
Weibo Movie Awards CeremonyPopularity AwardN/AWon[40]
L'Officiel NightGeneration Transformation AwardN/AWon[41]
2019Weibo Award CeremonyWeibo GoddessN/AWon[42]


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Sep 30, 2019, 4:24 AM
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Sep 30, 2019, 4:24 AM
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Sep 30, 2019, 4:24 AM
Citation Linkent.ifeng.com娜扎《分手大师》犀利姐造型 邓超白眉联手拳击. ifeng (in Chinese). June 26, 2014.
Sep 30, 2019, 4:24 AM
Citation Linkent.sina.com.cn《痞子英雄2》升级 娜扎扮惊艳女警. Sina (in Chinese). December 27, 2013.
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Citation Linkent.163.com"《仙剑云之凡》定档5.23 动力火车主题曲MV曝光". Netease (in Chinese). May 17, 2016.
Sep 30, 2019, 4:24 AM
Citation Linkent.qq.com《择天记》4.17开播 鹿晗、娜扎演绎意气少年. Tencent (in Chinese). April 5, 2017.
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Citation Linkent.news.cn娜扎加盟《缝纫机乐队》"出道" 变身叛逆贝斯手. Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). April 26, 2017.
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