Chulpan Khamatova

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Chulpan Khamatova
Born Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova
(1975-10-01) 1 October 1975 (age 46)
Kazan, Tatar ASSR,
Soviet Union
Alma mater Russian Academy of Theatre Arts
Occupation Actress, philanthropist, television personality
Years active 1998–present
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Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova MAR (Russian: Чулпа́н Наи́левна Хама́това, Tatar: Cyrillic Чулпан Наил кызы Хаматова, Latin Çulpan Nail qızı Xamatova, born 1 October 1975) is a Russian film, theater and TV actress of Volga Tatar origin. Her name, Chulpan, means "morning star" (i.e. Venus) in Tatar.


Born in Kazan, Tatar ASSR, in what was then the Soviet Union. Her parents are both engineers, and her father is managing director of a firm. She originally studied mathematics and economics in Kazan before switching to acting. She later continued her acting studies at Moscow State University and the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, and became a successful stage actress.

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


Khamatova has starred in a number of German language films as well as in numerous Russian feature films and TV serials. She is 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.

Social activity

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 at the stage of Sovremennik Theatre concert "Give me life," to help children with hematological diseases. In 2006 Chulpan became a co-founder of the charity fund ru, 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.


Khamatova was married to an ethnic Russian clown-mime Ivan Volkov from 1995 to 2002. In 2003, she married another ethnic Russian, Aleksei Dubin. She has three daughters: Arina, Asya, Iya-Anastasiya.[1]



  • 2001 – Award for best female role in the Viewers’ View contest at the Kinotavar Film Festival (Lion’s Share).
  • 2002 – Award for best female role (Luna Papa) at the Brigantina Film Festival.
  • 2002 – Viewer judgement panel award for best female role (Lunar Dad) at the Russian Sochi Film Festival.
  • 2003 – Chayka Award in the Smile nomination for best comedic female role
  • 2004 – Russian Federation national award for performances in Anne Frank’s Diary, Three Comrades and Mamapapasynsobaka.
  • 2004 – Awarded title of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation
  • 2004 – Awarded the Golden Mask for role in Mamapapasynsobaka
  • 2004 – Kumir Award
  • 2006 – Coronation Award in the Brightest Star Category
  • 2006 – TEFI Award in the Faces Category for best female role (Doctor Zhivago)
  • 2006 – Golden Eagle Award for best female support role (Ellipsis)
  • 2006 – Friendship Award
  • 2007 – George 2007 Award (in honor of George Melyes) from Russian Live Journal
  • 2007 – Acknowledged by Glamour Magazine as Woman of the Year
  • 2008 – Awarded a star on the Alley of Fame at the Russian Film Star Square
  • 2009 – George 2007 Award (in honor of George Melyes) from Russian Live Journal
  • 2009 – Living Theater Award for best female role in Shukshin’s Tales
  • 2010 – Person of the Year 2009 Award in the nomination for Proactive Civil Initiative
  • 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
  • 2012 – Russian Federation National Artist Award for vast achievements in cinematography and theatrical arts
  • 2012 – NIKA National Film Award
  • 2015 - State Prize of the Russian Federation

Roles in theater

  • 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)

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