Director, screenwriter, actor. Honored Worker of the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1978). In 1957-1959 he studied at the history department of the Grozny Pedagogical Institute, graduated from the acting department of LGITMiK (1962), in 1970 - VKSR (studied in the workshops of M. Khutsiev; A. Alova and V. Naumov). Before entering the directing courses he was an actor of the Grozny Drama Theater named after H. Nuradilov. After graduating from VKSR, he worked as a director of the North-Caucasian television studio. Since 1977 - director of the Odessa Film Studio. He starred in the role of Kazbich in the film “Bela” (dir. S. Rostotsky).