People's Artist of the Georgian SSR (1979). In 1950, after graduating from school, he entered the Georgian Polytechnic Institute, but without passing the exam in mathematics, he passed the documents to the acting faculty of the Tbilisi Theater Institute. After graduating from the institute, Nodar Mgaloblishvili became an actor in the Tbilisi K. Marjanishvili Theater, where he worked for more than 20 years. His first major role was the Actor in the play "At the bottom" by Gorky. In the cinema, Nodar Mgaloblishvili began acting in the second half of the 1970s, played in films by Georgian directors (Berega, 1977), and became widely known to him after the role of Count Cagliostro in Mark Zakharov's film Formula of Love (1984). In 2001, Nodar Alexandrovich was awarded one of the highest awards of Georgia - the Order of Honor. But Mgaloblishvili refused the award, stating that the authorities had taken away his "dignity" from him, forcing him to eke out a beggarly existence. The Order of Nodar sent him back to the theater.