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Medea Chakhava (Georgian: მედეა ჩახავა) (May 15, 1921 – September 7, 2009) was a Georgian theater and film actress.
Chakhava was born on May 15, 1921, in Martvili, Georgia. Her father was the well known Georgian doctor, Vasil Chakhava. Chakhava first appeared at the Rustaveli Theatre in 1941 and made her film debut in 1942. Chakhava later graduated from the State University of Theatre and Film in 1944. She joined the Rustaveli Theatre company in Tbilisi following her graduation.
Among the state awards bestowed on Chakhava during her career, which spanned both the Soviet Union and the independent Republic of Georgia, was the title of National Artist.
A star bearing her name was dedicated outside the Rustaveli Theatre in 2006.
Medea Chakhava died on September 7, 2009, at the age of 88.
Sofia Nizharadze (Georgian: სოფო ნიჟარაძე, Sopho Nizharadze IPA: [sɔpʰɔ niʒarad͡zɛ]; born February 6,1986 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR) is a Georgian singer, actress and songwriter who represented Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song Shine. Nizharadze is now a jury member on the TV show "Georgia got talent"
Nizharadze's grandfather, a Turkish native, met his wife in Georgia during vacation and stayed there, during the Soviet era when all non-Soviet foreigners were considered potential spies, causing him trouble to communicate with his family in Turkey.
Nizharadze was born in Tbilisi and started singing from an early age, something that was encouraged by her mother. She studied piano and vocals in the Tbilisi State Conservatory, graduated with honors, and later continued her studies at the theatre of Arts GITIS, Moscow. She also graduated with honors from the Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow. She has a younger brother.
Sopho's vocal range is light lyric soprano.
At the age of three, Nizharadze started performing as a professional with very positive reception. At the age of seven she was invited by Jansug Kakhidze, a prominent Georgian conductor and
Yelena Aleksandrovna Kuzmina (17 February 1909 – 15 October 1979) was a Soviet actress. She appeared in 20 films between 1929 and 1978. She was the recipient of three Stalin Prizes (1946, 1948, 1951) and was named a People's Artist of Russia in 1950. Kuzmina's spouses included filmmakers Boris Barnet and Mikhail Romm.
Nana Jorjadze (Georgian: ნანა ჯორჯაძე; born August 24, 1948) is a Georgian film director, scriptwriter and actress.
Jorjadze was born in Tbilisi, and graduated first from a local musical school (1966), and then from the architectural department at the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts (1972). Having worked as an architect in the years 1968-74, she enrolled in the Tbilisi State Theatre Institute which she completed in 1980. She debuted as an actress with the film Some Interviews on Personal Matters in 1977; and as a director with A Journey to Sopot in 1979. Her 1987 work Robinsonada or My English Grandfather was a breakthrough which won her the Caméra d'Or at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, and both critical and popular acclaim. She moved to France early in the 1990s and directed several films including A Chef in Love (1996) which became the first, and so far the only, Georgian film to be nominated for the Academy Award.
She is married to fellow Georgian writer and director Irakli Kvirikadze.
Sofiko Chiaureli (Georgian: სოფიკო ჭიაურელი; May 21, 1937 – March 2, 2008) was a Georgian actress, thought to be the muse of filmmaker Sergei Parajanov. She played a wide variety of roles on stage of the Kote Marjanishvili Theatre (1960–1964, 1964–2008) and the Rustavelli Theatre (1964–1968).
She appeared in Soviet films including:
Anna Giorgobiani (born 1 April 1991), well known as Anna Gurji, is a Georgian actress. She made her debut in the short drama-film "If this day never happened" (2006) but before that she appeared as a child in short documentary named "Town" (1998). In 2007 she got role in American TV-project "Signals" where she played Afanasiia. Then Anna gained the lead role as violinist of 18th century named Cinka Panna in Slovak-Hungarian feature film "Cinka Panna" which was directed by Dusan Rapos.
Anna Gurji, a native of Tbilisi, Georgia, began her acting career at the age of 6 appearing in a number of commercials as well as a documentary. In 2005, at the age of 14, she landed her first serious role as a lead actress in a short feature film called "If This Day Never Happened" (2006), directed by her sister Khatuna Giorgobiani. With the help of foreign casting directors, Anna was given a role in the US TV project "Signals" (2008), directed by Carlos Etzio Roman, which aired in New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles in 2008.
In 2008, Anna won a lead role in the full-length historical feature film "Cinka Panna" (2008), in which she plays the famous 18th Century
Elena Marié Satine (born November 24, 1987) is an American film actress and singer.
Elena Satine was born on November 24, 1987 in Tbilisi, Georgia (former USSR) and raised on the Black Sea Coast of the Russian Riviera. She is a descendant of Georgian Nobility, "House of Orbeliani" and a classically trained pianist. Satine began her professional career at the age of 6 when she appeared on a children's variety show "Utrennaya Zvezda" (Morning Star). At age 9, already a winner of numerous international awards, Satine became the youngest performer to headline at "Kinotavr"-International Film Festival. In 1998 on a spontaneous trip to New York City, the young actress attended an open call at the Professional Performing Arts School, and got accepted on the spot. After graduating with honors at age 16, Satine continued her Dramatic studies and received a "Diploma of Specialist in Acting Art" at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia, founded by Constantin Stanislavski; as well as doing several international fellowships at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.
Satine's first role was in the independent feature Ripple Effect. She has since appeared on TV shows including
Medea Japaridze (also spelled Djaparidze)(born. 20 February 1923, Tbilisi — died 31 March 1994, Tbilisi) — was a Georgian film and theater actress. A recipient of the USSR State Prize, she was one of the leading actresses at the Konstantine Marjanishvili Theater from 1942 until the end of her life.
Nato Vachnadze (Georgian: ნატო ვაჩნაძე), born Nato Andronikashvili (Georgian: ნატო ანდრონიკაშვილი), ( 14 June 1904 – 14 June 1953) was a Georgian film actress. She started her career in the silent film era, usually playing the screen character of an Ingénue, an innocent and passionate young woman. She continued to work as an actress during the sound era until her death in a plane crash in 1953. One of the first film stars of the Soviet Union she received numerous honors, including the title of People's Artist of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Stalin prize.
Nato Vachnadze was born in Warsaw, then in the Russian Empire as the daughter of a Georgian father from the Andronikashvili family and a Polish mother. She adopted her last name from her first marriage to Merab Vachnadze. Her second marriage was with the film director Nikoloz Shengelaia, with whom she had two sons, the film directors Giorgi Shengelaya and Eldar Shengelaya.
Although several versions of her discovery for the film exist, the most popular and likely is that the film director Shakro Berishvili noticed her photography in a photo studio in Tbilisi. He managed to find her in Kakheti and convinced to play