Film director and actor
Moscow, 21 October 1945

Foreign member

Department of Arts


Membership of SASA
Foreign member since 4 November 2021

The Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute (1963–1966); BA (1971), Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography Career
film artist (1960–); Studio Trite production company of Nikita Mikhalkov, founder and president (1987–); Ministry of Defence, Russian Federation, president of the Public council (2007); N.S. Mikhalkov Academy of Cinematographic and Theatre Arts, founder and dean (2015–); Centre for Theatre and Cinematography headed by Nikita Mikhalkov, art director (2019–)

Membership of specialist associations
Russian Cultural Foundation, president of the Managing board (1993–); Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, member (1995); World Russian People’s Council, presiding member (1995); Russian Society of Cinematographers, presiding member (1998–), president (2005–); Russian Academy of Arts, honorary member

Awards and recognitions
Golden Shell Prize for the film ‘ An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano, San Sebastián Film Festival (1977);
David di Donatello Award, for the film ‘ An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano, Italy (1978);
Lenin Communist Union of Youth Prize (1978);
People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1984);
Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (1991);
Award of the Russian Academy for the film ‘ Urga’ (a.k.a.’ Close to Eden ‘) (1991);
Commander of the Legion of Honour(1994);
Grand Prize for the film ‘Burnt by the Sun’, Cannes Film Festival (1994);
Academy Award for Best International Feature Film,  for the film ‘Burnt by the Sun’, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1995);
Order of the Grand Cross, Italy (2004);
Lifetime achievement award at the 2nd Yerevan Golden Apricot International Film Festival (2005);
‘Special Lion’ for contribution to the cinematography, Venice Film Festival (2007);
Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival  (2010);
Golden medal for outstanding merits in social-cultural work, Serbia  (2013);
Honorary citizen of Belgrade, Serbia (2015);
National film award ‘Golden Eagle’ for contribution to world cinema (2016);
Saint Stefan Order for long-term cooperation in the field of culture and immeasurable contribution in the support of the orthodox spirit, Montenegro (2017);
Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation (2020)