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Sofiko Chiaureli

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Occupation  Actress
Years active  1960–2008

Name  Sofiko Chiaureli
Role  Actress
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Born  21 May 1937 (1937-05-21) Tbilisi, Georgia SSR
Alma mater  Theatre and Film university
Died  March 2, 2008, Tbilisi, Georgia
Spouse  Kote Makharadze (m. ?–2002)
Children  Nikoloz Shengelaya, Alexander Shengelaya
Parents  Mikheil Chiaureli, Veriko Anjaparidze
Movies  The Color of Pomegranates, Melodies of the Vera Quarter, Ashik Kerib, The Tree of Wishes, The Legend of Suram Fo
Similar People  Veriko Anjaparidze, Mikheil Chiaureli, Kote Makharadze, Sergei Parajanov, Giorgi Shengelaia


Sophia Chiaureli (Georgian: სოფიკო ჭიაურელი; 21 May 1937 – 2 March 2008), professionally known as Sofiko Chiaureli, was a Soviet Georgian actress. Thought to be the muse of filmmaker Sergei Parajanov, she played a significant role in the 20th century Georgian theater and was associated with the country's two most prominent theaters, the Rustaveli Theatre (1964–1968) and Marjanishvili Theatre (1960–1964, 1968–2008).


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Sofiko Chiaureli was born in Tbilisi. Her parents were the film director Mikheil Chiaureli and the actress Veriko Anjaparidze. She graduated from the All-Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow and moved back to Tbilisi. In 1975 she was a member of the jury at the 9th Moscow International Film Festival.

Personal life

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Sofiko Chiaureli Sofiko CHIAURELI Biography and movies
  • Daughter of Mikheil Chiaureli (Georgian film director) and Veriko Anjaparidze (Georgian actress).
  • Cousin of Georgi Daneliya (Georgian and Russian film director)
  • Former sister-in-law of Eldar Shengelaya.
  • Mother of Nikoloz Shengelaya.
  • Married to:

  • Giorgi Shengelaya (divorced) 2 children;
  • Kote Makharadze (until 19 December 2002) (his death).
  • Selected filmography

  • Khevsurian Ballad (Хевсурская баллада, 1966) as Mzeqala
  • Sayat Nova (Цвет граната, 1968) as young poet / poet's love / poet's muse / mime / angel / crazy nun
  • Don't Grieve (Не горюй!, 1969) as Sofiko
  • Natvris khe (Древо желания, 1976) as Pupala
  • Alibaba Aur 40 Chor (Приключения Али-Бабы и сорока разбойников, 1979) as Zamira, mother of Ali Baba
  • Look for a Woman (Ищите женщину, 1983) as Alisa Postic
  • The Legend of Suram Fortress (Легенда о Сурамской крепости, 1985) as Old Vardo
  • Million in the wedding basket as (Миллион в брачной корзине, 1985) as Valeria
  • Ashug-Karibi (Ашик-Кериб, 1988) as Mom
  • Honors

  • People's Artist of Georgia (1976);
  • People's Artist of Armenia (1979);
  • Best Actress Award at The All-Union Film Festival (1966, 1972, 1974);
  • Best Actress Award at the Locarno International Film Festival (1965);
  • USSR State Prize (1980).
  • References

    Sofiko Chiaureli Wikipedia