Ivaylo Zahariev

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Ivaylo Zahariev
Ivaylo Zahariev shooting Undercover.jpg
Zahariev in 2014
Born (1984-10-04) October 4, 1984 (age 35)
OccupationActor, model
Years active2008-present
Known forPod Prikritie
Spouse(s)Mirjana Zaharieva
ChildrenPhilip Zahariev
Damyan Zahariev
Parent(s)Vasil Zahariev
Rumyanka Zaharieva
FamilyAlexander Zahariev (brother)

Ivaylo Zahariev (Bulgarian: Ивайло Захариев) is Bulgarian actor, known for the lead role of good cop Martin in the BNT 1 series Pod Prikritie which was sold in 184 territories on 3 continents. Ivaylo is popular with his active support to causes related to addictions prevention, access to information and culture of the deaf community, rights of children and youth, protection of marriage as a social value, Christian values and others.

Early life[edit]

In 2003, Zahariev graduated 151th SOUPI, profile "Drama Theater" in Sofia and then (in 2007), "National Academy Krastyo Sarafov" with a degree in acting in the class of professor Atanas Atanasov [bg]. During the training involved in the play "Manners Table" (Tom) "Being Dzheymi Fostar" (Leon), "Ivanov" (Ivanov) and the films "good students" (Leung) in the story of Boris Vian, Director Vito Bonev "Sofia-Amsterdam" (Husband) and other student productions.

Ivaylo Zahariev as Lazar in Zhelezniyat Svetilnik by Veliko Tarnovo Theatre

After graduation, he became a freelance actor taking part in private projects and as a guest artist in theater groups. He also worked in commercials, television and film productions, and in March 2014, he debuted as guest host in "Up Close with Maria" National Television. However, Ivaylo Zahariev acquired popularity with a starring role in the crime series Undercover at BNT. He has been a member of the Union of Artists in Bulgaria since 2012.

Productions involving professional include "Iron Candlestick" of MDT Veliko Tarnovo, director Dimiter Sharkov (as Lazarus), "Savior" - part project of Theater group "gang" directed by Valentin Balabanov (as spas) "Agents" in the play Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, produced by Drama "Vasil Drumev" Shoumen director Vladimir Penev (as Ricky Roma), several sign language theater project "Mime art" and others.


Ivaylo Zahariev as Martin (Pod Prikritie)

His debut on the big screen in the role of Alex in the film "Number 1" produced by BNT directed by Atanas Hristoskov. It is comes to student violence, amid loud BG Hip Hop. This would hardly be the role, which will be remembered for the talented actor.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ivaylo Zahariev was born on October 4, 1984 and grew up in Nadezhda neighborhood of the capital city of Sofia in the family of Rumyanka and Vasil Zahariev. He has an older brother - Alexander. In 2012, he married Miryana after a brief relationship.[2][3] He has two sons Philip[4] and Damyan.[5]

Ivaylo defines himself as Christian Protestant. He speaks openly about his faith in God and regularly attends Sunday service in.


FIlm and television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 War Correspondent The Blacksmith
2010 Hunting Down Small Predators Small Gravedigger
2011 Number 1 [bg] Alex
2011-2016 Pod Prikritie Martin Hristov Lead role; 60 episodes
2011 Love.net The Waiter
2012 Pistol, Suitcase and Three stinking barrels The Beautiful

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist
2013 Souvenir Miro
2016 If Love Was a Crime Poli Genova

Social activities[edit]

Zahariev in MMA fight (2014)

Ivaylo Zahariev is dedicated to helping drug addicts in the ministry "Exit". Together with his best friend Ivo Oreshkov - wedding photographer - and other friends organize weekly meetings for people looking for a way out of problems with addictions.

In 2013 and 2014, along with his family, he is active in protests against the cabinet "Oresharski 'as a member of" protest network. " It includes initiatives of the Foundation for Social Change and inclusion, Teach, Holiday Heroes, Bulgarian Book Association, az-deteto.com and others.[6]


  1. ^ "Ивайло Захариев". Биографии и досиета, любопитни факти за интересни личности. Досиетата в мрежата! (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  2. ^ ""Под прикритие" бойкотира сватбата на Ивайло Захариев! БЛИЦ - Новини от България и света". Blitz.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  3. ^ "Ивайло Захариев: Женя се напролет - Vesti.bg". Vesti.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  4. ^ "Ивайло Захариев е татко "под прикритие"". inews.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  5. ^ "Ивайло Захариев с второ момче, казва се Дамян". www.24chasa.bg. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  6. ^ "BG VOICE - ИНТЕРВЮ: Ивайло Захариев: Не!… на еманципацията". bg-voice.com. Retrieved 2017-03-31.