Born December 25, 1971 in Moscow. Father - actor Boris Galkin, mother - screenwriter Elena Demidova. He grew up in the suburban town of Zhukovsky. Grandma Lyudmila Nikolaevna brought the first film tests of the 9-year-old Vlad. Debut in the movie - the role of Huckleberry Finn in the film by Stanislav Govorukhin "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn" (then Vlad was nine years old, played under the name Vladik Sukhachev). In 1988, played a major role in the movie "Aborigine" (directed by Elena Nikolaeva). This film won the Grand Prix at the International Film Festival in Florence. In 1989-1992 he studied at the BV Theater School. Shchukin (course head - AG Burov). In 1999 he graduated from the directing department of VGIK, where Vladimir Khotinenko was his mentor. In 2005, was the leading reality show "Island of Temptations" on the TV channel Ren-TV. Honored Artist of Russia (06.02.2009).