Nina Ruslanova

People’s Artist of the RFNina Ivanovna Ruslanova was born on 5 December 1945 in Bogodukhov, Ukraine. She was brought up in an orphanage at the difficult post-war times, she herself chose the name and date of birth.In 1960 she graduated from the Construction College, then entered the Kharkov Theatre Institute, but having spent two years there, she decided to go to Moscow.She graduated from the Schukin Theatre School in 1969, B. Lvova, L. Shikhmatov’s studio.On graduating the Theatre School, she was offered to work for several theatres – Sovremennik Theatre, Taganka Theatre, The Vakhtangov Theatre. Nina Ruslanova chose the latter and worked there for 15 years.In 1985-1988 she was an actress of the Mayakovsky Theatre, worked at the Ruben Simonov Theatre.Since 1988 was an actress of the Gorky Film Studio.When she was a second year student, Nina Ruslanova made her debut in 1967 playing Nadezhda in the film “Brief Encounters” directed by Kira Muratova.She played more than 100 vivid cinema roles.She acted in films directed by: Alexey German, Kira Myratova, Georgiy Daneliya, Eldap Ryazanov, Alla Syrikova.

1986 — Vasilyev Brothers State Prize of the RSFSR (film “My Friend Yvan Lapshin”)
1987 — the award “Nika” (for Best Actress, film “Zavtra byla voyna”)
1987 — the award “Nika” (for Best Actress, film “Znak bedy”)
1987 — the award “Nika” (for Best Actress, film “Brief Encounters”)
1988 — the State Prize of the Belarus SSR (film “Znak bedy”)
1988 — Gold Medal Dovzhenko (film “Znak bedy”)
1989 — the award “Nika” (for Best supporting actress, film “Smirennoe kladbishche”)
2004 — the award “Nika” (for Best supporting actress, film “The Tuner”)
2005 — the Golden Eagle Award (for Best supporting actress, film “The Tuner”)
2010 — the award “Nika” (for Best Actress, film “The Chinese Grandmother”)

Nicole (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1969)
Harmiana (Antony and Cleopatra, 1971)
Queen Margaret (Richard III, 1976)

Afonya, 1975
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (TV drama), 1977
Gipsy, 1979
Do not Shoot at White Swans, 1980
Tears Dripped, 1982
The Winter Cherry, 1985
My Friend Yvan Lapshin, 1986
Zavtra byla voyna, 1987
Znak bedy, 1987
Brief Encounters, 1987
Sobachye serdtse, 1988
The Promised Heavens, 1991
Khrustalyov, My Car!, 1998
Mama ne goruy, 1998
The Tuner, 2004