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Janvier katabarwa Ages & Biography

Janvier katabarwa Ages & Biography

Janvier Katabarwa with height 1.87 m was born in November, 1986 in south province of Rwanda and moved to Montreal,Canada at age of 19 . He always had a passion for acting and theatre. As a child growing up in Rwanda, he engaged in performance arts ranging from traditional dances , traditional wrestling and art forms to martial arts. It started with performances in AERG (Genocide Survivors Students Association) with themes centered on 1994 genocide against Tutsi commemoration, ensuring history was never distorted or forgotten.

He started Karate at the age of 11 for self-defense and martial arts became his passion. Janvier was the youngest athlete when he joined the national team. In addition to Karate (Shotokan and Kyokushinkai), he is also extensively trained in kickboxing, Kobudo, and Judo.

However, after his university studies in accounting passion of acting and story telling weighted more. He noticed that in the few cases where there was a Rwandan character, it was always a stereotypical role of how Rwandans as people are regarded by others. Even fewer ones who told their story portrayed it their way, how they imagined them.

He realized there was a need for more Rwandans and Africans filmmakers to own or get involved in projects whose direction and ultimate message they can determine. As Rwandan, Rwanda has many stories in history as a country that can serve as a stronger-than-most premise for such themed movies. This is his ultimate goal as an actor and filmmaker. To give a platform to those stories in his small but great country’s history that sound to most people like Hollywood scripts.

His dream job as an actor would be to portray some Rwandan heroes and Yasuke the black samurai. You can see Janvier’s breakout performance in Bullet Proof as a deadly character named The Frenchman act and doing his own stunts alongside Vinnie Jones and James Clayton. Bullet Proof was released theatrically & On Demand by Lionsgate and IndustryWorks Studios in North America and worldwide.

Janvier katabarwa Ages & Biography
Janvier katabarwa Ages & Biography

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