Add to favorite


 Armen Dzhigarkhanyan 

Born:   October 3, 1935

Stage and film actor, national actor of the USSR


Armen Borisovich Dzhigarkhanyan was born on October 3, 1935 in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The child was brought up by his mother and stepfather because his own father left the family right after the son’s birth. In early childhood Armen came to love theater and cinema and in his school days became firmly established in his desire to become an actor. But, in spite of this, he failed to enter GITIS (after finishing school in 1953, and Armen had to go back to Yerevan.

In 1954 he entered the Yerevan Art and Theatre Institute. He debuted in a staging of V. Gusev's play Ivan Rybakov. In his first troupe Armen Dzhigarkhanyan worked for about ten years. In 1967 Anatoly Efros invited him to work in the Lenkom Theatre. In 1969 Armen already took the stage of the Vladimir Mayakovsky Moscow Theater, where most of his theatrical activity, which lasted nearly three decades, took place. In 1996 Dzhigarkhanyan left the theater but went on playing in other theatrical enterprises. 

Armen Dzhigarkhanyan debuted in cinema with his role in the film Collapse in 1960, but gained popularity after the movie Hello, it’s Me! After the release of this film he started to get innumerable offers for playing in films. Altogether he played about two hundred roles in cinema. In 1991-1996 Armen was engaged in teaching in the VGIK (All-Russian State Institute of Cinema). In the same 1996 he founded the Moscow Drama Theater  - “Theatre D” under his direction.

Tags: Armen Dzhigarkhanyan Russian actors    

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Russian sportswomen  Russian Composers  Tourist Information enter  Russian cuisine  Russian festivals  Russian history  Russian sportwomen  Russian opera singers  Moscow  Roman Abramovich  Russian Literature  Russian television  Russian Postmodernism  Circassian Garden  Russian tourist destinations  London Theatre   Selenginsk  Kinotavr Film Festival  Rodion Nakhapetov  St. Petersburg  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian painters  Moscow dumps  Belozerks  New Museums  Russian tourism  Vasily Safonov  Sochi International Film Awards  Britney Spears  Rosatom  Russian business  Marshal Rokossovsky  Exhibitions in Moscow  Eurovision  Russian children  Moscow sights  Watch  Mikhail Bulgakov  Russian Architecture  Gourmet Tours  Skolniki  Russian beaches  Russian Actresses  Life Saving  Protection of Animals  advertising in Russia  Russian Cinema  Arkhangelsk  Moscow parks  Festivals in Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites