Konstantin Khabensky

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Konstantin Khabensky
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Born Konstantin Yuryevich Khabensky
(1972-01-11) 11 January 1972 (age 45)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Actor • Producer
Years active 1994–present
Works #Filmography
Home town Castell-Platja d'Aro, Spain
Title People's Artist of Russia (2012)
Spouse(s) Anastasiya Khabenskaya (m. 2000; her death 2008)
Children 2

Konstantin Yuryevich Khabensky (Russian: Константин Юрьевич Хабенский; born 11 January 1972) is a Russian actor best known in the West for starring in the films Night Watch and Day Watch as the protagonist, Anton Gorodetsky.

Life and career[edit]

Khabensky was born and educated in St Petersburg, and now resides in Moscow. Khabensky was already a popular and well-established theatre and television/film actor prior to appearing in the -Watch films. However, their unprecedented success in both Russia and worldwide has made Khabensky a very popular actor in Russia, and one of the best-known Russian actors in the West.

Khabensky has been a stage actor in Satyricon Theatre (Moscow) and Lensovet Theatre in Saint Petersburg. In 1995–1996, he worked as presenter of regional TV in the department of music and information programs. Since 2003, Khabensky has been a member of Moscow Art Theatre stage cast, and a lead actor in Duck Hunt (Zilov), Mikhail Bulgakov's White Guard (Alexey Turbin) and Hamlet. Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute for Theatre, Music and Cinema in 1996 (course of V. Filshtinsky).

Konstantin Khabensky was married to radio-journalist Anastasiya Khabenskaya from 12 January 2000, until her death at age 35 from a brain tumor on 3 December 2008. He has one son by her, Ivan, who was born in Moscow on 25 September 2007. In Russia he lives in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

He took part in several American movies such Wanted and World War Z where his role as Russian soldier was cut due to re-shooting of the 30 Minutes of the ending, which was shown only in Unrated Edition of the movie.


  • Award of the Gatchina film festival Literature and Cinema in the category Best Actor for his role in Andrey Women's Property.
  • Тheater prize Chayka (Best Artist negative role for the role of Claudius in Hamlet of the Moscow Art Theatre, 2005)
  • The cinema award Golden Eagle (Green's role in the movie The State Counselor, 2006)
  • Stanislavsky Prize (for theatrical work in performances of the Moscow Art Theatre, 2007)
  • Nominated Best Actor for Alexander Kolchak in the movie Admiral, 2008
  • MTV Russia Movie Awards on the nomination Best Comedic Performance for his role Kostya Lukashin in the film The Irony of Fate 2, 2008
  • Nika Award (Best Actor in the movie The Geographer Drank His Globe Away), 2014



Title Year Credited as Notes Ref.
Actor Producer Role
Na kogo Bog poschlet 1994 Yes pedestrian with glasses
Natasha 1997 Yes Ferenc, a student
Khrustalyov, My Car! 1997 Yes the conductor
The Tale of Fedot-Archer 2001 Yes the peasant-accordionist
On the Run 2002 Yes Sasha
Our Own 2004 Yes Political Instructor Livshits
Night Watch 2004 Yes Anton Gorodetsky
The State Counsellor 2005 Yes Green
Bednye Rodstvenniki 2006 Yes Edik
Rush Hour 2006 Yes Konstantin Arkhipov
Day Watch 2006 Yes Anton Gorodetsky
The Russian Triangle 2007 Yes Denis Maltsev
The Irony of Fate 2 2008 Yes Kostya Lukashin
Day Watch 2006 Yes Anton Gorodetsky
Wanted 2008 Yes The Exterminator
The Ghost 2008 Yes Anton Prachenko
Admiral 2008 Yes Admiral Alexander Kolchak
The Miracle 2009 Yes Nikolay Artemyev
Raspoutine 2011 Yes Aron Simanovic
Lucky Trouble 2011 Yes Vyacheslav "Slava" Kolotilov
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 2011 Yes Polyakov
The Geographer Drank His Globe Away 2013 Yes Viktor Sluzhkin, the geography teacher
World War Z 2013 Yes Russian fighter
Black Sea 2014 Yes Blackie
Unfriended 2014 Yes Officer Uncredited
Collector 2016 Yes Arthur
The Good Boy 2016 Yes Kolya's father
Age of the Pioneers 2017 Yes Pavel Belyayev


Title Year Role Network Notes Ref.
Features a national policy 2000-2002 Georgiy C1R 2 seasons
Yesenin 2005 Leon Trotsky C1R
The Fall of the Empire 2005 Boris Lozovsky RTR Episode: "Japanese wood pigeon"
The White Guard 2012 Dr. Trubin RTR 12 Episodes
Pyotr Leshchenko 2013 Pyotr Leshchenko C1R 8 Episodes
The Method 2015 Rodion Meglin C1R 16 episodes
Moscow is speaking 2016 Yuri Levitan TBA

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