Actress Leila Abashidze was
born in 1 August 1929, in Tbilisi, Georgia.
In 1951 she graduated from the Tbilisi State Institute of Theatre.
Artist of Georgia (1965).
(1986), Tbilisi, Parizi, Tbilisi (1980),
Cinema (1978), Molodini (1970),
Didostatis Marjvena (1969) -
mtashi (1966) -
Lali/Msevynar, Shekhvedra tsarsultan
(1966) - Nino, Khevisberi Gocha (1964) -
Dzidzia, Maya Tskhneteli
(1959) - Maya (Maia), Sad aris sheni bedniereba
Mzia? (1959) - Mzia, Abezara
(1957) - Lia, Chveni ezo (1957) -
(1954) - Marina, Isini chamovidnen mtidan
(1954) - Lela, Gazapkhuli Sakenshi
(1950) - Nina, Akakis akvani (1947) -
(1941) - Kato and etc.
Aslan Abashidze (born July 20, 1938) was
the leader of the Ajarian Autonomous
Republic in western Georgia from 1991 to May 5, 2004.
Abashidze was born into a renowned Muslim and
Georgian (Ajarian) family. His grandfather Memed
Abashidze was a famous writer and member of
the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of
Georgia between 1918-1921, but was shot on Stalin's orders
in 1937. His father was sent to the Gulag
for ten years but survived. Despite a difficult
childhood, during the 1950s Abashidze was able to
obtain degrees in history and philosophy at Batumi
University and in economics at Tbilisi State
University. He worked as a teacher and
economist for a period before joining Georgia's
regional public service. He was the director of
several technical service institutes before being
named a regional minister in Batumi, the capital of
Ajaria, where he served as Minister of Community
Service. He was later appointed the national First
Deputy Minister of Community Service and moved to Tbilisi.
When Georgia regained its independence in 1991,
Abashidze secured his appointment as Chairman of the
Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajaria.
He was also appointed Deputy Chairman of the
Parliament of Georgia.
Abashidze resigned as leader of Ajaria on May 5,
2004. The next day, after being granted assurances
that he would not be extradited, Abashidze left for
Moscow, without a shot being fired in the region.
Aslan Abashidze is a widower, having been married
to Maguli Gogitidze, a musician,
with whom he's had two children: a son, George
Abashidze, who has served as mayor of
Batumi, and a daughter, Diana Abashidze.