Zhanri Lolashvili




Was born in 1942.

Graduated from Shota Rustaveli Georgian State University of Theatre and Film acting faculty.

Since 1966 he has been Shota Rustaveli National Theatre artist.

Roles performed at Rustaveli Theatre are the following:

Wolf, Boy (Sulkhan-Saba “The Book of Wisdom and Lies”, directed by N.Khatiskatsi)

Timothe (A.Tsagareli “Khanuma”, directed by R.Sturua)

Grengole (Sh.Dadiani “The Old-Timer”, directed by T.Chkheidze)

The Second Vizier (A.Sulakauri “Salamura”, directed by R.Sturua)

Writer (P.Kakabadze “Kvarkvare”, directed by R.Sturua)

Mercutio (Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet”, directed by G.Kavtaradze)

Theodor (A.Tolstoy “The Death of Ivan the Terrible”, directed by L.Mirtskhulava)

The Narrator (B.Brecht “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”, directed by R.Sturua)

Giorgi (N.Tsuleiskiri “Tutarchela”, directed by N.Khatiskatsi)

Avsharov (M.Javakhishvili “The Woman’s Bargain”, directed by T.Chkheidze)

Varsken (I.Tsurtaveli “Life of Saint Shushanik”, directed by N.Khatiskatsi)

Brigade-leader (A.Geldman “The Beginning”, directed by R.Sturua)

Lenin, doctor Obukhi, Tikhonov-Lugovoy (M.Shatrov “Blue Horses on the Red Grass”, directed R.Sturua)

Gogi, Bandit, David (“Variations about Modern Theme”, directed by R.Sturua, A.Varsimashvili, L.Popkhadze)

Iona (L.Tabukashvili “Domestication of a Falcon”, directed by A.Varsimashvili)

Fool (Shakespeare “King Lear”, directed by R.Sturua)

Luarsab (I.Chavchavadze “Is He Human, This Man?!”, directed by R.Sturua, A.Enukidze)

Zhanri Lolashvili has created numerous memorable theatre characters. He has performed in the following films:

“The Green Valley” (directed by A.Rekhviavili) “Wondering Knights” (directed by T.Palavandishvili) “Ertatsminda” (directed by Z.Tutberidze) “Journey towards the end of the World”(directed by A.Maioriv) “Nutsa” (directed by A.Rekhviashvili) “My Englishman Grandpa, Robinsoniana” (directed by N.Jorjadze and I.Kvirikadze) “Several Interviews about Private Issues (directed by l.Ghoghoberidze) “Life of Don Quixote and Sancho” (directed by R.Chkheidze) “Approach” (directed by A.Rekhviashvili) “Way to Home” (directed by A.Rekhviashvili) “Stay with Me” (directed by Z.Urushadze) “Bagrationi” (directed by G.Chokhonelidze and G.Mgeladze) “Stairs” (directed by A.Rekhviashvili) “The Well” (directed by Charkviani) “Hot Dog” (directed by Z.Urushadze) “Three Houses” (directed Z.Urushadze) so forth.

Television performances:
“The Man Who Loved Literature”, “Underground Castles” and others.

Media & awards

The Honored Artist of GSSR
USSR State Prize
USSR Public Artist of Georgia
In 2000- Prize for the best Male role (“Is He Human, This Man?!”)  Rustavi International Festival of Theatre “Golden Mask”).