Georgian Surnames

Sopiko Chiaureli

Theater and film actrees

Sopiko Chiaureli was born On May 21, 1937, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

She was the daughter of the prominent film director Mikheil Chiaureli and equally well-known Georgian actress Veriko Anjaparidze.

In 1960 she graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), Moscow.

Sopiko played a wide variety of roles on stage of the Kote Mardzhanishvili Theatre (1960-1967, 1970-2008) and the Rustavelli Theatre (1967-1970), including Jeanna d'Arc, Antigone, Neginah, Amalia, Lady Milford, Regina, Anna Karenina, Queen Darejan, Queen Esther and others.

Sopiko Chiaureli acted in more than 100 films and was named among 100 world best artists already in her life.

For her film roles, she received many awards: The People’s Artist of Georgia (1976); The People's Artist of Armenia (1979); Best Actress at The All-Union Film Fesival (1966, 1972, 1974); Best Actress at the Locarno International Film Festival (1965); the USSR State Prize (1980).

Sopiko Chiaureli died On March 2, 2008 and was buried in Dudube’s pantheon, Tbilisi.


Actress - filmography: In Our Courtyard (1956) - Tsitsino; On the Side of Enguri (1961) - Tamari; Khevsurian Ballad (1965) - Mzeqala; You Cannot See What I Had Seen (1965) - Tasia: Sayat Nova ( 1968) - she played no less than six roles; Frontiers (1968) - Sopiko; Don't Grieve (1969); Tsutisofeli (Life) (1971) - Sidonia; Melodies of Vera District (1973), Tree of Wishes (1976) - Pupala; Some Interviews on Personal Matters (1977) - Sopiko; Repentance (1984); Seek a Woman (1982); A Million in a Wedding Basket (1986); Wandering Stars (1991); The Ark (2000) and etc.


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