Vakhtang Kikabidze biography

Vakhtang Kikabidze

Musical Artist

1938 –

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Who is Vakhtang Kikabidze?

Vakhtang "Buba" Kikabidze is a Georgian and Soviet singer, actor, screenwriter, producer, and composer. He performed in a number of films, among them the main role of a helicopter pilot in the iconic Soviet film Mimino.

The son of a Princess Manana Bagration-Davitashvili, Kikabidze was born in Tbilisi. He is a People's Artist of Georgia, has been awarded the USSR State Prize and the Order of the King Vakhtang Gorgasali as well as of Nikolai Wondermonger and Knight Cross of St. Konstantin the Great. He was also acknowledged by a number of various music contests and film festivals in the Soviet Union, Georgia and worldwide.

In 1999, his star was embedded on the "Star Square" in Moscow. Apart from Mimino, Kikabidze also performed in a number of other films, including "Don't be Sad", "Melodies of Veriski Quarter", and "Completely Lost". His last film, "Fortune", was directed by the famous Georgian and Soviet film director Georgi Daneliya in 2000.

As a screenwright and director, Kikabidze produced two feature films: "Be Well, Dearest One", which received the top award at the International Comedy Festival in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and "Men and All Others".

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Born
Jul 19, 1938
Tbilisi
Also known as
  • Vakhtang Konstantinovich Kikabidze
  • Kikabidze Vakhtang Konstantinovich
  • Buba Kikabidze
  • ვახტანგ კონსტანთინის ძე კიკაბიძე
  • Vakhtang "Buba" Kikabidze
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Nationality
  • Georgia
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Lived in
  • Tbilisi

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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