Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky
Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky was born on January 11, 1972 in Leningrad. In 1981 he moved with his family to Nizhnevartovsk, where he lived for 4 years. In 1985, the family returned to Leningrad. After graduating from the 8th grade, Konstantin Khabensky joined the College of Aviation Instrumentation and automation, but after the 3rd year he had realized that technical profession was not for him. He worked as a polisher, a janitor, a street musician, a fitter in the theater – studio “Saturday”.
In 1990, Khabensky joined the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography (LGITMiK). Over the years of study played major roles in “Jokes”, “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov, several roles in the production of “Time of Vysotsky”, in the “Road” by F. Fellini. Final work – Estragon (Gogo) in “Waiting for Godot” by S. Butusov. In 1994 he played the first small role in the movie “To whom God would send”.
In 1995, after graduating from LGITMiK, Konstantin Khabensky was admitted to the Experimental Theatre “Crossroads”, where he worked for one year. At the same time he worked on regional television in music and information programs.
In 1996, Khabensky joined the Moscow theater “Satyricon” by AI Raikin. Among his works there – performances of “The Threepenny Opera” and “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Then there was his return to the movie, which proved to be more successful. In 1998 he starred in three films: Hungarian-Russian detective phantasmagorical melodrama by Thomas Toth “Natasha”, Dmitry Meshiev’s melodrama “Women’s Property” and social drama by A. Herman “Khrustalyov, the car!”. Thanks to this work Khabensky was noticed. He soon got a small role in the thriller by Nikolai Lebedev “Fan”. Another notable work in the movie was the main role in the drama of Vladimir Fokin “Home for the rich.” For his work in the role Khabensky was awarded the prize for “Best Actor” at the Gatchina Film Festival “Literature and Cinema” .
The real fame brought series “Deadly force”, viewers remember him as Igor Plakhov. Meanwhile he continued his work in the theater: from 1996 Khabensky appeared at the Leninsky Komsomol theater, where he played the title role in the play “Caligula”.
The most popular role of Khabensky was in the films “Night Watch” and “Day Watch.” In 2006, the actor starred in the film “Rush Hour” based on the novel by Jerzy Stavinskaya. In recent years, the actor works a lot in the movie: Alexander Kolchak, the movie “Admiral”, Kostya Lukashin in “Twist of Fate. Continued”. In 2010, starred in the title role in the film “Freaks” directed by Levan Gabriadze, in 2011 – as Alexei Turbin in the television series “The White Guard”.
Since 2010, Konstantin opened a studio of creative development across Russia. Studios have appeared in the cities of Voronezh, Kazan (two studios), St. Petersburg (two schools), Novosibirsk, Ufa, Nizhny Tagil, Yekaterinburg (two studios), Perm (two studios).
On January 12, 2000 Konstantin Khabensky was married to a journalist, Anastasia Smirnova (March 31, 1975, Leningrad – December 1, 2008, Los Angeles, USA). December 1, 2008 after a year of treatment in Los Angeles Anastasia died of a brain tumor, buried 15 December 2008 at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery in Moscow. She starred in the films The lines of destiny, 2003 (journalist), Stopping Power, 5, 2003 (translator), Sapiens, 2004 (short), 9 months of 2006 (Press Secretary).
From the marriage with Anastasia Konstantin Khabensky has a son Ivan Khabensky (born 25 September 2007). Khabensky – the founder of charity for children with cancer. At the awarding ceremony “People’s Artist of Russia” he came to the Kremlin with a homemade sign “Children out of politics”. According to the actor, he wanted to draw attention to the problems of orphans due to the “law of Dima Yakovlev”, the Russian government’s response to the “Magnitsky Act”. In the summer of 2013 he married a second time to actress Olga Litvinova.