Entertainer, theater, cinema. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (06/27/1988). People's Artist of Russia (10/8/1991). The actor became famous in 1975, when Central Television showed a miniature of Arkady Haight’s “Student of the Culinary Technical School” in his performance, and this image was permanently attached to Khazanov. Since the 1990s - the actor begins to act in films and act in drama performances. Since 1997 - chief director of the Moscow State Variety Theater. Since 2011, in the theater troupe "Lenkom", plays Soriano in the play "City of Millionaires". In 2002, Leonid Parfenov’s multi-part program “Gennady Khazanov. I lived there. ” TV presenter of the project "Khazanov against NTV" on the NTV channel (2006). Since 2011, he has been the host of the “Family Sentence” program on TV3 channel. In 2013, he was a member of the jury of the show “One to One!” Parodies. In 2013-2014, he was the chairman of the jury of the parody show “Repeat!” On Channel One. From March 2, 2014, he is a jury member of the Just-In-Show reincarnation show on Channel One. Member of the Presidium of the Russian Jewish Congress.