Ramaz Chkhikvadze

Ramaz Chkhikvadze
Born Ramaz Grigoryevich Chkhikvadze
(1928-02-28)February 28, 1928
Tbilisi, Georgia
Died October 17, 2011(2011-10-17) (aged 83)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Spouse(s) Natasha Chkhikvadze
Parent(s) Grigol Chkhikvadze

Ramaz Chkhikvadze (in Georgian: რამაზ ჩხიკვაძე) was a Georgian film and theater actor. First appearing in the 1954 film The Dragonfly (Chrichina), he starred in over 60 films during his career.[1][2] He won the award for Best Actor at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival for his role in The Saplings.[3]

Ramaz Chkhikvadze caused a sensation when he appeared on stage as Richard III at the 1979 Edinburgh Festival in a production of Shakespeare’s play by the Rustaveli Theatre Company of Tbilisi, Georgia, then still part of the Soviet Union.

Honoring him posthumously, Georgian President Saakashvili issued a statement in which he said "Mr. Ramaz was a distinguished star of Georgian film and theatre and a creator of an entire epoch. The cultural heritage expressed by his unique talent and originality, on which generations have been brought up, will forever stay in the memories of his audience."[4]

Selected filmography



  1. Beloved Georgian Actor Ramaz Chkhikvadze Dies, PIK TV, retrieved 25 October 2011
  2. "Ramaz Chkhikvadze". London: Telegraph. 29 November 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  3. "8th Moscow International Film Festival (1973)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
  4. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Ramaz Chkhikvadze's Death, Official Website of the President of Georgia, retrieved 26 October 2011
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