21 May 1937|
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR
|Died||2 March 2008
|Alma mater||Theatre and Film university|
Sophia Chiaureli (Georgian: სოფიკო ჭიაურელი; 21 May 1937 – 2 March 2008), professionally known as Sofiko Chiaureli, was a Soviet Georgian actress. Thought to be the muse of filmmaker Sergei Parajanov, she played a significant role in the 20th century Georgian theater and was associated with the country's two most prominent theaters, the Rustaveli Theatre (1964–1968) and Marjanishvili Theatre (1960–1964, 1968–2008).
Sofiko Chiaureli was born in Tbilisi. Her parents were the film director Mikheil Chiaureli and the actress Veriko Anjaparidze. She graduated from the All-Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow and moved back to Tbilisi. In 1975 she was a member of the jury at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.
- Daughter of Mikheil Chiaureli (Georgian film director) and Veriko Anjaparidze (Georgian actress).
- Cousin of Georgi Daneliya (Georgian and Russian film director)
- Former sister-in-law of Eldar Shengelaya.
- Mother of Nikoloz Shengelaya.
- Khevsurian Ballad (Хевсурская баллада, 1966) as Mzeqala
- Sayat Nova (Цвет граната, 1968) as young poet / poet's love / poet's muse / mime / angel / crazy nun
- Don't Grieve (Не горюй!, 1969) as Sofiko
- Natvris khe (Древо желания, 1976) as Pupala
- Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (Приключения Али-Бабы и сорока разбойников, 1979) as Zamira, mother of Ali Baba
- Look for a Woman (Ищите женщину, 1983) as Alisa Postic
- The Legend of Suram Fortress (Легенда о Сурамской крепости, 1985) as Old Vardo
- Million in the wedding basket as (Миллион в брачной корзине, 1985) as Valeria
- Ashug-Karibi (Ашик-Кериб, 1988) as Mom
- People's Artist of Georgia (1976);
- People's Artist of Armenia (1979);
- Best Actress Award at The All-Union Film Festival (1966, 1972, 1974);
- Best Actress Award at the Locarno International Film Festival (1965);
- USSR State Prize (1980).