People’ Artist of the Russian Federation.
Graduated from B.V. Schukin Theater School in 1968, course of A.A. Orochko.
In 1967 employed in Vl. Mayakovsky Moscow Academic Theater.
In 1970 admitted to the company of Evg. Vakhtangov Theater.
“As for the eternal question of how to play classics, the actor’s answer is not peremptory but quite specific: “It is necessary to search for new forms and, may be, return to the old ones. Perhaps one should stage classics as it is written? It is very difficult.” Now the repertory of Evgeny Karelskikh includes only classical roles and he tries to play them just in that way regardless of what sophisticated forms are sometimes offered by directors”. (M. Gaevskaya)