Dima Bilan

Birth Name: Viktor Nikolayevich Belan

Place of Birth: Ust-Dzheguta, Karachay-Cherkess AO, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Russia)

Date of Birth: 24 December, 1981

Ethnicity: Karachay, Russian, Tatar

Dima Bilan is a Russian actor, singer, songwriter, and historian. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, and also competed in 2006. He is nicknamed “Russia’s Iglesias.”

He is the son of Nina Dmitrievna and Nikolai Mikhailovich Belan. His father was from Kabardino-Balkaria. His mother was from Tatarstan. His family briefly lived in Tatarstan, before moving to Maysky, Kabardino-Balkaria.

Dima’s paternal grandfather is named Mikhail Belan.

Dima’s maternal grandfather is named Dmitri.

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    If I remember correctly Dima stated he is Adyghe (Kabardian, Cherkess, Circassian, whatever), not Turkic. It’s buried somewhere in his instagram. If someone is willing to go digg it up, they can.

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