Nodar Chkheidze

Chkheidze, Nodar Georgievich


Born Aug. 18, 1917, in Tiflis. Soviet Georgian actor. People’s Artist of the Georgian SSR (1966). Member of the CPSU since 1950.

In 1942, Chkheidze graduated from the Georgian Theatrical Institute and was accepted into the company of the Rustaveli Theater in Tbilisi. He plays dramatic and comedy roles and is noted for his acute characterizations, brilliant, typically Georgian sense of humor, and dramatic force. His roles have included Giko in Sundukian’s Pepo, Chinchakhov in Buachidze’s There Is a Ferocious Dog in the Yard, Hamlet and Edgar in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and King Lear, Neznamov in Ostrovskii’s Guilty Though Guiltless, and Franz Moor in Schiller’s The Robbers.