Vakhtang Kikabidze

Soviet and Georgian singer, actor, screenwriter, producer, and composer

Vakhtang Kikabidze (Georgian: ვახტანგ კიკაბიძე; 19 July 1938 – 15 January 2023), also known as Buba (Georgian: ბუბა), was a Georgian (formerly Soviet) singer, actor, screenwriter, producer, composer and politician. He became a member of Parliament in 2020. He has had notable roles. He is married and has a son. He became famous as a lead singer of "Orera", a Georgian estrada group which registered as the first Vocal-Instrumental Ensemble in the Soviet Union in 1958.[1] Kikabidze died from brain cancer on 15 January 2023, at the age of 84.[2]

Vakhtang Kikabidze
Kikabidze in 2017
Member of the Parliament of Georgia
In office
11 December 2020 – 15 January 2023
Personal details
Born(1938-07-19)19 July 1938
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR
Died15 January 2023(2023-01-15) (aged 84)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Political partyUnited National Movement
ProfessionActor, singer
Awards

Filmography

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  • "Ku! Kin-dza-dza" (Ku! Kin-dza-dza) – Russia, 2013
  • "Fortune" (Fortuna) – Russia, 2000
  • "Real Men and the Others" (Mamakatsebi) – Georgian SSR, 1985
  • "Olga and Konstantin" (Olga i Konstantin) – Russian SFSR, 1984
  • "TASS Is Authorized to Declare..." (TASS upolnomochen zayavit...) – Russian SFSR, 1984
  • "Morning Without Marks" (Utro bez otmetok) – Russian SFSR, 1983
  • "Cheers, My Dear!" (Itsotskhle genatsvale) – Georgian SSR, 1981
  • "Till Next Time, Friend..." (Shekhvedramde, megobaro...) – Georgian SSR, 1980
  • "Mimino" – Russian SFSR, 1977
  • "The Lost Expedition" (Propavshaya ekspeditsiya) – Russian SFSR, 1974
  • "Melodies of the Vere Quarter" (Veris ubnis melodiebi) – Georgian SSR, 1974
  • "Hopelessly Lost" (Sovsem propashchiy) – Russian SFSR, 1972
  • "I'm a Detective" (Me, gamomdziebeli) – Georgian SSR, 1971
  • "Don't Grieve" (Ar daidardo, Ne goryuy) – Georgian SSR/Russian SFSR, 1969
  • "Orera" (Orera, sruli svlit) – Georgian SSR, 1967
  • "Meeting in Mountains" (Shekhvedra mtashi) – Georgian SSR, 1966

Director and screenwriter

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  • "Cheers, My Dear!" (Itsotskhle genatsvale) – Georgian SSR, 1981
  • "Real Men and the Others" (Mamakatsebi) – Georgian SSR, 1985

Discography

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  • Pismo drugi. BUBA Records, 1999
  • Sekret Schastya. BUBA Records, 1999
  • Tango Lyubvi. OST-Records, 1999
  • Luchshie pesni. Noks Myuzik 2001
  • Grand Collection. Kvadro-Disk, 2002
  • Moi goda. Russkoie snabshenie 2003
  • Stariki-pasboiniki. Super Music 2004
  • Lyubownoye nastroyenie. Nikitin, 2005

Ancestry

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References

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  1. Scott, Erik R. (2016), Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of the Soviet Empire, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 144-152.
  2. "Умер актёр Вахтанг Кикабидзе". Secret Mag. 15 January 2023. Archived from the original on 15 January 2023. Retrieved 15 January 2023.

Other websites

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