Ilya Kulikov was born and raised in Moscow. In 2004 he graduated from the faculty of sociology, economics and law of Moscow State Pedagogical University. In 2005 - the editorial department of the Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting "Ostankino". He began his creative work by translating scenarios of American films into Russian. Later he worked as an editor and author of documentary films, and only then came to television and rolling films. He became famous after the airing of the NTV channel of the television series “Capercaillie”. Today is one of the most sought-after screenwriters in Russia, whose projects always collect high rates of audience share.