|Years active 1995 - up today||Name David Babakhanyan|
|Born 2 July 1975 (1975-07-02) Yerevan, Armenia|
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
David Babakhanyan (Armenian: Դավիթ Բաբախանյան, born July 2, 1975) is an Armenian film director, producer and screenwriter. His career began in 1995, in cooperation with "Sharm Holding", as a screenwriter. In 2003, he started cooperating with Armenia TV and in 2009 with Armenia 1 Public television of Armenia. Since 2012, he has been the general director at Armenia TV. He is a producer, screenwriter and director of a significant number of Armenian films and TV series.
After graduating from the secondary school No. 149 in 1992, David entered Yerevan State Medical University, traineeship on dermatovenereology. After graduating from the university he served as a medical officer in the national army.
In 1995, early in his career, Babakhanyan cooperated with "Sharm Holding" as a screenwriter. In 2003, he started cooperating with Armenia TV.
From 2003 to 2008, he was the director of the most popular Cool Program (a show of comic sketches).
In 2009, he began cooperating with Public TV. A year later he initiated and brought to life youth TV-series School of Angels.
Since 2010, in cooperation with "Sharm Holding", David Babakhanyan started production of his trilogy of "A Millionaire Wanted", "The Fiancé from Circus" and "Poker.am". In 2010, he directed film A Millionaire Wanted by getting 5.9 rating in IMDB.
In 2011, he became director of "The Fiancé from Circus" with 6.7 rating in IMDB. th In 2012, he filmed "Poker.AM" which critics considered one of the best films in the Armenian comedy genre. The film set a record at the cinemas. The film budget was about 300–400 thousand dollars.
Since 2012, he has been the general director at Armenia TV.
In 2013, he created the most successful and popular sitcom in recent times, Husband of Convenience (as a producer), and the sitcom Full House" in 2014 (as a co-author) and in 2015 sitcom Domino (as a producer).
In 2015, Babakhanyan filmed Four Buddies and The Bride comedy which attracted audiences of all ages, thus strengthening his leading position in the comedy genre. It is the first film in Armenia where 3D-animation and visual effects were used to such a large scale and volume.