Rolan Bykov

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Rolan Antonovich Bykov (Ukrainian: Рола́н Анто́нович Би́ков; Russian: Рола́н Анто́нович Бы́ков; November 12, 1929, Kiev – October 6, 1998, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian actor, film director, script writer, poet, song writer. He was awarded People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1973 and the USSR State Prize in 1986.

Rolan Bykov was born to a Jewish family in Kiev.[1]

He was born Rolan Antonovich Bykov, but in his official documents the name consistently was, following an official's mistake in 1946,[2] misspelt as Roland Anatolyevich (a patronymic from a different name; Bykov's father was Anton and not Anatoly). As an actor, however, he always was called Rolan Bykov and never Roland.

Personal life

  • His first wife - actress Lydia Kniazeva (1925-1987).
  • Second wife - actress Elena Sanaeva. Father-in - People's Artist of the USSR Vsevolod Sanaev.

Honours and awards

Selected filmography


  1. Наталия Бойко. Реформатор Бармалей // Вечерняя Москва, 10 марта 2014.
  2. Неистовый Ролан

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