Bruno Bichir

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bichir and the second or maternal family name is Nájera.

Bruno Bichir Nájera; (6 October 1967) is a Mexican actor. A member of the Bichir family, his parents, Alejandro Bichir and Maricruz Nájera, and two older brothers Odiseo and Demián Bichir, are all actors.

Life and career

Bruno was born in Mexico City. He started his acting career at the age of 5 in several theater, film and telenovela productions. His first film in the United States is at the age of 16 in the film Under Fire, a United States production. Three years later he obtained a role in Frida, naturaleza viva, a film about the life of Frida Kahlo, he studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica ("Center of Film Training") in Mexico City. He obtained roles in prominent films such as Rojo amanecer and in 1991 a role in El patrullero for which he would received his first of many nominations to the Ariel Award of the Mexican Academy of Film. In 1995, he starred as the love interest of the character played by the also Mexican actress Salma Hayek in El callejón de los milagros, a film of critical and financial success.

In television he acted on three telenovelas with Televisa before moving to TV Azteca in 1999 to star in Háblame de amor ("Talk to me about love"). The same year he produced and starred in the film Crónica de un desayuno ("A Breakfast Chronicle"), directed by Benjamin Cann for which he was nominated for the Ariel Award for Best Actor in 2001. That same year he obtained a role in the Spanish co-production of Sin noticias de Dios (Bendito infierno) starred by his brother Demián for which both were nominated for the Best Bichir in a movie at the MTV Movie Awards-Mexico. Demián obtained the award and the following year Bruno was nominated in the same category for Ciudades oscuras.


Ariel Award

7 Ariel Awards, including:

MTV Movie Awards-Mexico

Valladolid International Film Festival


Cinema of the United States

Cinema of Mexico

Cinema of Argentina



TV Azteca



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