Kadyr Zhetpisbayev was born on December 20, 1941 in Zhambyl village, Shu district, Zhambyl region.
From 1959 to 1964, he studied at the Kurmangazy Institute of Arts in Almaty, majoring in directing.
– In 1964-1968 was a stage director of the Kazakh Youth and Children’s Theatre;
– In 1968-1970, he completed a higher directing course in Moscow;
– 1972-1974 – chief stage director of the Turgay Regional Musical Drama Theatre;
– In 1974 worked as a stage director at the Kazakh Academic Drama Theatre named after M. Auezov;
– From 1975 to 1978 – chief stage director of the Republican Uyghur Musical Drama Theatre;
– From 1978 to 1991, he was reinstated as a stage director of the Academic Drama Theatre named after M. Auezov;
– From 1991 to 1996 worked as a directing teacher at the T. Zhurgenov Institute of Theatre and Cinema in Almaty;
– In 1996, he was sent to the position of artistic director of the Akmola Regional Theatre (now the K.Kuanyshbayev Theatre) at the direction of the Ministry of Culture;
– In 1996-1998 worked as the artistic director of the Kazakh State Academic Musical Drama Theatre named after K.Kuanyshbayev in the capital;
– Passed away on April 20, 1999.
While working as the artistic director of the Kazakh Musical Drama Theatre named after K.Kuanyshbayev, he directed such plays as:
“Bloody Fang” by M. Auezov (stage director Bolat Uzakov); and “In-laws” by M. Baizhiev (stage director Kuandyk Kasym).
Awards for services in national art:
– 1976-1980 – Certificate of Honor of the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan;
– 1982 – Honored Worker of Kazakhstan;
– In March 1998 he was awarded the honorary title “People’s Artist of Kazakhstan”. The name of Kadyr Zhetpisbayev will undoubtedly remain in the history of the theatre as the name of the only teacher-director who paved the way to the future of middle-level actors of the Kazakh Musical Drama Theatre named after K.Kuanyshbayev. Despite the narrowness of the stage, staging such major plays as “Ana – Zher-Ana”, “Blood and Sweat”, “Kyz Zhibek”, “Kozy Korpesh – Bayan Sulu” had a positive impact on the development of the theatre.