Actor and producer Ismayil Hidayetzadeh was born into a family of a seaman ( 19 August, 1901). The first acquaintance with theatre began with Square and street play spectacles, Hermit tales.
He got his first education in Molla school. He was very poor and because of it he got concessive education.
In 1917 he father died and he could not continue his education. He found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. he started acting as actor since 1919 with the ``Seyavush`` dramas. Starting on the stage, he went through a lengthy period of trouble.
In 1919 different theatre troupes have joined and started activity as State Theatre. Ismayil Hidayetzade have been under the collective too. He had worked as actor and producer in the National Drama Theatre till 1937. According to trainings of the spectacle ``Koroghly`` he began work as producer in the Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Later he has been appointed as head producer of the theatre.
Jafar Jabbarly advise Ismayil play serious roles in the spectacles. Hidayetzadeh was remembered for his outstanding performance of roles Abdulali in ``Sevil``. Ismayil Hidayetzadeh had created unforgettable roles such as Şərif Mazandaranski, Əmiraslan bəy Salamov və Xosməmməd ("Almaz", "1905-ci ildə", "Oqtay Eloğlu" və "Dönüş", Cəfər Cabbarlı), Şvandiya ("Lyubov Yarovaya", Konstantin Trenyov), Şmaqa ("Günahsız müqəssirlər", Aleksandr Ostrovski), Hacı Qara ("Hacr Qara", Mirzə Fətəli Axundzadə), Cücə və Şakro ("Topal Teymur" və "Knyaz", Hüseyn Cavid), Pyer ("İki yetimə", Adolf DEnneri və Germon), Rəmzi ("Tələbələrin kələyi", Brandon Tomas), Şeyx Nəsrulla ("Ölülər", Cəlil Məmmədquluzadə) Baron ("Yurdsuz insanlar", Maksim Qorki) .
As actor he has ebullient passion and unending energy. He was seeming sensible at the stage. One of the greatest figure in all of theatre history. This is not only an actor who switches from a good film to a bad one and from a great performance to a cringe-worthy one in minutes, but hes also an artist so complex, puzzling and ambiguous that we cant help but second-guess ourselves every time we like or dislike one of his films. He was a notable actor, great producer, sufferer theatre figure. he touchs our heart in his plays. He is a very talented man, to be able to win so many peoples hearts and gain respect in Azerbaijan.