Aleksandr Baluev

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Aleksandr Baluev
Александр Балуев
Speech by Aleksandr Baluev at the St. Petersburg Suvorov Military School
Aleksandr Nikolaevich Baluev

(1958-12-06) 6 December 1958 (age 65)[1]
CitizenshipSoviet Union
Years active1980–present
AwardsNika Award (1995)

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Baluev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Балу́ев; born 6 December 1958) is a Soviet and Russian theatre and film actor who appeared in more than 100 films[2] and numerous stage productions since 1980.

Life and career

Aleksandr Baluev was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. He graduated in 1975 from Moscow School No. 637. After unsuccessful attempts to enter the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute he worked for a year as assistant illuminator in the light department at Mosfilm. The second attempt was more successful, with Aleksandr entering the Moscow Art Theatre School on Pavel Massalsky's course. In 1980, he successfully completed the training and became an actor of the Soviet Army Theatre. The first role in his theatrical career was playing in productions of Clock Without Hands and Lady of the Camellias.

In 1986, Aleksandr Baluev went to the Moscow Yermolova Theatre, playing leading roles in productions of The Second Year of Freedom, Snow Near the Prison, and Caligula.

In the late 1980s, Aleksandr Baluev left the theater. He is now active in the enterprise and collaborates with the Lenkom Theatre.


In 2003, he married a Polish citizen, journalist Maria Urbanowska, after dating for 10 years.[1] Their daughter Maria Anna was born the same year. In 2013, they divorced.

Baluev on the set of Moscow (2000).

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2023 The Challenge General manager at the Roscosmos Space Center
2020 On the Moon old man
2016 The Heritage of Love Mikhail Tereshchenko
2015 The Warrior Kulikov
2015 Two Women Arkady Islaev
2011 The Best Movie 3 Viktor Pavlovich
2010 Kandagar Vladimir Ivanovich Sharpatov
2007 The Banishment Mark, Alex's brother
1612 Osina, ataman
2005 The Turkish Gambit General Sobolev
2003 Bless the Woman Alexander Larichev, a career officer
The Forced March
2002 Tycoon Koretsky, FSB general
Antikiller Shaman, crime boss
2001 The Turn of the Century Markus, German journalist
In August of 1944 Mishchenko
Holiday Yelisey
2000 Proof of Life Russian Colonel Hollywood production
1998 Deep Impact Mikhail Tulchinsky
1997 The Peacemaker General Aleksander Kodoroff
1995 A Moslem Brother
1990 Werewolf Hour Vasily Kovalev
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Sophia Stephen the Great TV mini-series
2014 Catherine Narrator Voice;
TV series
2011 Peter the Great: The Testament Peter the Great TV mini-series
2005 The Fall of the Empire Sergey Kostin, counterintelligence TV mini-series
2004 Moscow Saga Nikita Gradov TV series
2002 Spetsnaz Major Platov, the hardened veteran unit commander TV mini-series
1993 The White Horse Panchkin TV mini-series

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1995 Kinotavr Film Festival Best Actor A Moslem Won [3]
1996 Nika Award Best Supporting Actor or Actress Won
2007 Golden Eagle Award Best Actor La traductrice Nominated
2008 Nika Award Best Supporting Actor The Banishment Nominated
2011 Golden Eagle Award Best Actor Kandagar Nominated
2013 APKiT Awards Best Actor in a TV Movie/Series Zhukov Nominated
Golden Eagle Award Best Actor on Television Nominated
2014 Golden Eagle Award Best Actor on Television Life and Fate Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Балуева и его польскую жену заел быт", EG.RU, retrieved May 8, 2020
  2. ^ "Небесные Странники - Ленком". Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  3. ^ "Aleksandr Baluev – Awards". IMDb. Retrieved January 27, 2018.

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