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Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein

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In this Burmese name, the given name is Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein. There is no family name.

Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein (Burmese: ????????????????) is a Burmese pop singer, known for her stage presence and costumes, which have drawn comparisons to Lady Gaga. She has been a UNICEF celebrity ambassador since 2008.

Table of contents
  1. Early life and education
  2. Career
  3. Political activities
  4. Discography

Early life and education

Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), on 22 April 1981 to Kyaw Thein, a ranking civil servant at the Ministry of Cooperatives, and his wife, Tin Tin Kyi, a lecturer at the Yangon University of Economics. She has an elder sister, Nyo Nyo Thein, who was born 7 years earlier.

She is a physician by training; she graduated from the University of Medicine 1, Yangon.


Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein debuted in 2003 with the album Not Concerned Anymore (????????????????????). She joined the 2019 season of Myanmar Idol as a judge. She serves as a secretary for the Myanmar Music Association.

Political activities

Following the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état, she participated in the anti-coup movement both in person at rallies and through social media. Denouncing the military coup, she took part in protests, starting in February. She joined the "We Want Justice" three-finger salute movement. The movement was launched on social media, and many celebrities have joined the movement.

On 13 April 2021, warrants for her arrest were issued under Section 505 (a) of the Myanmar Penal Code by the State Administration Council for speaking out against the military coup. Along with several other celebrities, she was charged with calling for participation in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and damaging the state's ability to govern, with supporting the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, and with generally inciting the people to disturb the peace and stability of the nation.


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