Born Jan. 1, 1923, in Sofia. Bulgarian film cameraman and director. Honored Artist of the Bulgarian People’s Republic (1967). Member of the Bulgarian Communist Party since 1946.
In 1953, Radev graduated from the filming faculty of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. His first film, a documentary, appeared in 1952. Radev later filmed Citizens of Dimitrovgrad (1956), On the Eve (1959, adapted from I. S. Turgenev’s novel), and Tobacco (1962, shown in the USSR as The End of the Nikotiana). Films directed by him include The Peach Thief (1965, adapted from E. Stanev’s novella), The Tsar and the General (1966), The Longest Night (1967), Black Angels (1970), and Condemned Souls (1974, adapted from D. Dimov’s novel). Radev received the Dimitrov Prize in 1969.