Chulpan Khamatova

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Chulpan Khamatova
Чулан Хаматова
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Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova

(1975-10-01) 1 October 1975 (age 45)
Alma materRussian Academy of Theatre Arts
OccupationActress, philanthropist, television personality
Years active1998–present
TitlePeople's Artist of Russia (2012)
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Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova PAR (Russian: Чулпан Наилевна Хаматова, 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.


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 Galimullovna Khamatova and Nail Khamatov are both engineers.[1][2] Her younger brother Shamil Nailevich Khamatov is also an actor, as is his wife from 1 October 2010 Darya Aleksandrovna Belousova (b. Moscow, 13 January 1966).[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 Time of a 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 Nikolayevich Volkov from 1995 to 2002. As of 2003, she dated ballet-dancer Aleksei Dubinin. On 1 October 2009, she married Russian actor and director Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Shein. She has three daughters: Arina Ivanovna Volkova (b. 4 April 2002), Asya Alekseievna Dubinina (b. 2003) and Iya Aleksandrovna Shein (b. 27 April 2010).[5][6][7]

She is fluent in Russian, Tatar, German, Portuguese and English.


In 2012, Khamatova supported Putin during election campaign.[8]


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.


Awards and honors[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]
  • 2012 – Asteroid 279119 Khamatova, discovered by Russian amateur astronomer Timur Krjačko at the Zelenchukskaya Station in 2009, was named in her honor.[13] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 28 December 2012 (M.P.C. 81935).[14]
  • 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)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Чулпан Наилевна Хаматова. Биографическая справка". RIA Novosti.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Чулпан Хаматова". Russia-K.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Хаматова (тат. Чулпан Наил кызы Хаматова, Çulpan Nail qızı Xamatova) Чулпан Наилевна". Argumenty i Fakty.
  4. ^ "Шамиль Хаматов". VokrugTV.
  5. ^ "Ошибки молодости Чулпан Хаматовой". Ekspress Gazeta.
  6. ^ "У дочки Чулпан Хаматовой открылся неожиданный талант".
  7. ^ Larisa Malyukova. "Аромат любви Чулпан". Vogue (Russian ed.).
  8. ^ Рейтер С. "Заложница". Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  9. ^ Igor Kozlov. "Олег янковский и чулпан хаматова получили "тэфи-2006" за блестящее исполнение главных ролей в сериале "доктор живаго"". Fakty i Kommentarii.
  10. ^ "Названы первые лауреаты премии "Золотой Орел"".
  11. ^ "Высшая лига: "Женщины года" в истории церемонии журнала Glamour". Glamour (Russian ed.).
  12. ^ Vladimir Kozlov. "Andrei Smirnov's 'Zhila-Byla Odna Baba' Wins Best Russian Film at Nika Awards". The Hollywood Reporter.
  13. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 279119 Khamatova (2009 OY1)" (24 April 2018 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  14. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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