Chulpan Khamatova

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Chulpan Khamatova
Чулпан Хаматова
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Born Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova
(1975-10-01) 1 October 1975 (age 42)
Kazan, Tatar ASSR,
Soviet Union
Alma mater Russian Academy of Theatre Arts
Occupation Actress, philanthropist, television personality
Years active 1998–present
Title People's Artist of Russia (2012)
Children 3
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Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova PAR (Russian: Чулпа́н Наи́левна Хама́това, Tatar: Чулпан Наил кызы Хаматова, born 1 October 1975) is a Russian film, theater and TV actress of Volga Tatar origin.[1][2][3] Her name, Chulpan, means "morning star" (i.e. Venus) in Tatar.

Biography[edit]

Early life and theater career[edit]

Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova was born on 1 October 1975 in Kazan, Tatar ASSR, in what was then the Soviet Union. Her parents Marina Khamatova and Nail Khamatov are both engineers.[1][2] Her younger brother, Shamil Khamatov is also an actor.[4]

As a child, she was engaged in figure skating and from the eighth grade studied at the mathematical school of the Kazan Federal University. She was accepted at the Kazan State Finance and Economics Institute but ended up changing her mind and entered the Kazan Theater School. Teachers Juno Kareva and Vadim Keshner, assessing the prospects of the beginning actress, advised and helped Chulpan continue her studies in Moscow, and she entered Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, the course of Alexei Borodin.[1][2]

Chulpan Khamatova performed on the stages of several Moscow theaters: Russian Academic Youth Theater (Dunya Raskolnikova in Crime and Punishment and Anne Frank in Anne Frank's Diary), the Theater of the Moon, the Anton Chekhov Theater (Katya in Pose of the Immigrant), the Open Theater Julia Malakyants (Silvia).[1][2]

In 1998 she was invited to the troupe of the Moscow Sovremennik Theatre. She debuted in the role of Patricia Holman (Three Comrades by Erich Maria Remarque). She also received roles in the plays Three Sisters (Irina), Mamapapasynsobaka (Andria), The Storm (Katerina), The Naked Pioneer (Masha Mukhina) and Anthony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra), as well as the role of Masha in the new version of the play Three Sisters. In 2008, Chulpan took part in the performance of the Theatre of Nations Stories of Shukshin (directed by Alvis Hermanis), where she played nine of 10 stories.[1][2]

Film career[edit]

Khamatova has starred in a number of German language films as well as in numerous Russian feature films and TV serials.

In cinema, Khamatova started acting during the third year of GITIS - Vadim Abdrashitov invited her for the role of Katya in the film The Time of the Dancer. Khamatova's breakthrough came with the crime drama Country of the Deaf by Valery Todorovsky where she played Rita. The picture was about deaf-mute people and Chulpan had to learn sign language for the role.[1][2]

Other notable films with Khamatova's participation include Bakhtiyar Khudoynazarov's picture Luna Papa (1999), 72 Meters (2004) and The Fall of the Empire (2005) by Vladimir Khotinenko, Children of the Arbat (2004) by Andrei Eshpai and Garpastum (2005) by Aleksei German Jr.

She is best known internationally for starring in Good Bye Lenin! (2003), as Lara, the girlfriend of the main character and his mother's nurse.

She was on the six-person jury, which was headed by Catherine Deneuve, at the Venice Film Festival in 2006.

In 2007, together with professional ice dancer Roman Kostomarov, she took part and became the winner of the Channel One figure skating competition Ice Age.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Khamatova was married to the Russian actor and composer Ivan Volkov from 1995 to 2002. As of 2003, she dated ballet-dancer Aleksei Dubin. Starting from 2009 she dated Russian actor and director Alexander Shein. She has three daughters: Arina, Asya and Iya.[5][6][7]

She is fluent in Russian, German, English, and Portuguese, but does not speak Tatar.

Philanthropy[edit]

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 concert "Give me life" at the stage of Sovremennik Theatre to help children with hematological diseases. In 2006 Chulpan became a co-founder of Podari Zhizn charity foundation 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. On 7 February 2014 she was one of the eight people who carried the Olympic flag into the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 – Award for best female role in the Viewers’ View contest at the Kinotavar Film Festival (Lion’s Share).[3]
  • 2002 – Award for best female role (Luna Papa) at the Brigantina Film Festival.[3]
  • 2002 – Viewer judgement panel award for best female role (Lunar Dad) at the Russian Sochi Film Festival.[3]
  • 2003 – Chayka Award in the Smile nomination for best comedic female role [3]
  • 2004 – Russian Federation national award for performances in Anne Frank’s Diary, Three Comrades and Mamapapasynsobaka.[3]
  • 2004 – Awarded title of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation [3]
  • 2004 – Awarded the Golden Mask for role in Mamapapasynsobaka [3]
  • 2004 – Kumir Award [3]
  • 2006 – Coronation Award in the Brightest Star Category [3]
  • 2006 – TEFI Award in the Faces Category for best female role (Doctor Zhivago) [9]
  • 2006 – Golden Eagle Award for best female supporting role (Ellipsis)[10]
  • 2006 – Friendship Award [3]
  • 2007 – George 2007 Award (in honor of George Melyes) from Russian Live Journal [3]
  • 2007 – Acknowledged by Glamour Magazine as Woman of the Year [11]
  • 2008 – Awarded a star on the Alley of Fame at the Russian Film Star Square [3]
  • 2009 – George 2007 Award (in honor of George Melyes) from Russian Live Journal [3]
  • 2009 – Living Theater Award for best female role in Shukshin’s Tales [3]
  • 2010 – Person of the Year 2009 Award in the nomination for Proactive Civil Initiative [3]
  • 2010 – In the Right Track Award in honor of V. Visotsky for years of work in the name of saving lives and helping preserve health in children, for asceticism, for spiritual generosity and for faith in humanity [3]
  • 2012 – Russian Federation National Artist Award for vast achievements in cinematography and theatrical arts [3]
  • 2012 – NIKA National Film Award for charitable work[12]
  • 2015 - State Prize of the Russian Federation[3]

Roles in theater[edit]

  • 1995 — «Young Robinson Dreams» O. Mikhailov (Pyatnitsa)
  • 1995 — «Fanta-Infanta» S. Prokhanov (Fanta)
  • 1996 — «The pose of the emigrant» G. Slutski (Katya)
  • 1997 — «Celebration» B. Slend (Sanny)
  • 1999 — «Three Comrades» E. M. Remarque (Patricia Holman)
  • 2000 — «The Diary of Anne Frank» F. Gudrich, A. Hakket (Anne Frank)
  • 2001 — «Three Sisters» G. Volchek (Irina)
  • 2003 — «Mamapapasinsobaka» («Mom & Dad & Son & Dog») B.Srblanovich (Andria)
  • 2003 — «Twelfth Night» Shakespeare (Perchtoldsdofer Sommerspiele, Austria) (Viola)
  • 2004 — «Thunderstorm» N. Chusova (Katerina)
  • 2005 — «Naked Pioneer Girl» M. Kononov (Mashsa)
  • 2006 — «Antony & Cleopatra. Version» O. Bogaev, K. Serebrennikov (Cleopatra)
  • 2008 — «Three Sisters» (Masha)
  • 2008 — «Shukshin Stories» A. Hermanis (9 roles)
  • 2009 — «Poor Liza» A. Sigalova, N. Simonov (Liza)
  • 2011 — «Miss Julie» T. Ostermeier (Julie)
  • 2011 — «Enemies: A Love Story» E. Arie (Mashsa)
  • 2012 — «Slightly Out of Focus» E. Arie (Sarah)

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