Georgian Surnames

Medea Japaridze

Theater and film actrees


Born February 20, 1923, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The K. Marjanishvili Theatre actrees since 1942.

The People's Artist of Georgia (1960).

Actress - filmography: Bati Tasiko (1986) (voice) - Tasiko; Old Valtz (1984); Autumn Sun (1973) -Eka; Lived Once a Song (1970); Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) (1968) - Poet's mother; Last Summer (1959) - Eliko; Song of Eteri (1956) - Nato; Keto and Kote (1948) - Keto; Cradle for Akaki (1947) - Young princess, Sister of Akaki; Shchit Dzhurgai (1944) - Eteri; George Saakadze (1942) - Princess Tinatin, later Queen of Iran; Bridge (1942) - Manana; The Girl from the Other Side (1941) - Nazime; Lights of Kolkheti (1940) - Dzabuli and etc.



Manana Japaridze

Born December 28, 1978, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Appeared on the professional stage in the age of 5. She was a singer of the ery popular children's groups as "Tolia" and "Chiora". In the same year she finishs the secondary school before being graduated from the Tbilisi Art Gymnasia.

In 1995 she was entered to the Germany's Tbilisi filial of Modern Art, Jazz and Show-business Academy's vocal department. In 2000 she was successtully graduated from.

In her early years, Manana has taken parties at the various competitions of the younger singers, winning there an important awards.

In 1998 Manana moves to Baki (Azerbaijan), where she starts her professional carrier.

Natural talant, wonderful vocal, high artistry and professionalism allows her to be transformed from the younger unknown singer to one of the popular and beloved artists - becoming as the Diva Star of Azerbaijanian estrada.

Manana Japaridze is one of the few singers in the world who have won three "Grand Prix":

The international festival "The Voice of Asia" in 1999, Almaty, Kazakhstan

The international festival "Slavyanskiy bazar" in 1999, Kiev, The Ukraine

The international festival, taken place in Shanghai, China, where she also won the prize "Golden Voice of Asia".

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