Armenian actor. Honored Artist of the Armenian SSR (1972). People's Artist of the Armenian SSR (1972). People's Artist of the USSR (1985). He graduated from the acting department of the Yerevan Art and Theater Institute (1954). In the years 1954-1990 - actor theater. Sundukyana. In 1991 he created and headed the theater "Amazgain". In the cinema - since 1959 (Artashes in the film "Guys of the Musical Team"). In 1991 - presidential candidate of Armenia. In 1997-2005 - Rector of the Yerevan Institute of Theater and Cinema.