|Born||Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova
October 1, 1975
Kazan, Tatar ASSR,
Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova MAR (Russian: Чулпа́н Наи́левна Хама́това, Tatar Cyrillic: Чулпан Наил кызы Хаматова, Latin: Çulpan Nail qızı Xamatova, born October 1, 1975) is a Russian film, theater and TV actress of Tatar origin. Her name, Chulpan, means "morning star" (i.e. Venus) in Tatar.
Born in Kazan, Tatar ASSR, in what was then the Soviet Union. Her parents are both engineers, and her father is managing director of a firm. She originally studied mathematics and economics in Kazan before switching to acting. She later continued her acting studies at Moscow State University and the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, and became a successful stage actress.
Khamatova has starred in a number of German language films as well as in numerous Russian feature films and TV serials. She is known internationally for starring in Good Bye Lenin! (2003), as Lara, the girlfriend of the main character and his mother's nurse.
Chulpan Khamatova is known for her social activities, she draws public attention to the problems of children with cancer. In 2005 Dina Korzun and Chulpan Khamatova organized at the stage of Sovremennik Theatre concert "Give me life," to help children with hematological diseases. In 2006 Chulpan became one of co-founders of the charity fund "Gift of Life", which helps children suffering from oncological and hematological diseases. By the summer of 2009 the fund has collected and sent for treatment of these diseases more than 500 million rubles. She is one of the people that never had any trouble or scandals involving money.
- Strana glukhikh (1998)
- Vremya tantsora (1998)
- Luna Papa (1999)
- Tuvalu (1999)
- Rozhdestvenkaya mysterya (2000)
- England! (2000)
- Lvinaya dolya (2001)
- Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man (2001)
- Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
- Dressirovshchitsa kurits (2003)
- Hurensohn (2004)
- 72 metra (2004)
- Children of the Arbat (serial) (2004)
- Garpastum (2005)
- Grecheskiye kanikuly (2005)
- Midsummer Madness (2006)
- Ellipsis (2006)
- Mechenosets (2006)
- Midsummer Madness (2007)
- América - Portuguese Film (2010)
- Chulpan Khamatova at the Internet Movie Database
- Official website (French and Russian)
- Fan site (Japanese)
- Fan site (Russian)