Chulpan Khamatova

MOSCOW - JUNE 20: Actress Chulpan Khamatova. Press Conference. 3

Khamatova in 2009, photo by magicinfoto/

Birth Name: Chulpan Nailevna Khamatova

Place of Birth: Kazan, Tatar ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia)

Date of Birth: 1 October, 1975

Ethnicity: Volga Tatar

Chulpan Khamatova is a Russian film, theatre, and television actress. She is of Volga Tatar origin.

Chulpan is the daughter of Marina Galimullovny Khamatova and Nail Akhmetovich Khamatov, both engineers. Her father is managing director of a firm. She can not speak Tatar. She is Christian by religion. Her name, Chulpan, means “morning star” (i.e. Venus) in Tatar. Chulpan is fluent in Russian, German, English, and Portuguese.

Chulpan has a daughter with her former husband, actor and composer Ivan Volkov; a daughter with her former partner, ballet dancer Aleksei Dubinin; and a daughter with her former husband, actor and director Aleksandr Shein.

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