Akaki Khorava – Legend of Theater and Cinema

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“My small and beautiful village Ochkhomuri, where I was born and raised on the banks of the river Ochkhomuri,” Chkhomi “means fish in Megrelian. Ochkhomuri-fishing place. “

Akaki Khorava

Akaki Khorava was an actor of great international importance

Akaki Khorava was born on April 17, 1895 in the village of Ochkhomuri (now part of Lesichine) in the Zugdidi region.

His father was a skilled craftsman by profession. At the same time, he is quite an educated, authoritative and business-minded person, who was very interested in the dignified upbringing and education of his children.

The actress’ mother, Kesa Shurghaia, was a housewife. Akaki was baptized on July 30, 1895 in the Church of the Resurrection of the Savior in Ochkhomuri. This temple is still in operation.

Akaki’s father Alex moved to Senaki in 1903 to enter his son’s two-grade school in Senaki, from where he was transferred to the Kutaisi Gymnasium in 1904.

In 1915, Akaki enrolled in the medical faculty of Kiev State University at his father’s request, where he spent only two years, then returned to New Senaki and began performing.

In 1919 he left the new Senaki and continued his studies at Tbilisi University, Faculty of Medicine.

In 1922 he entered the Tbilisi Theater Studio to study. In 1923 he was in the Rustaveli Theater.

Since 1935, he has been the director of the theater. In 1949-55, Mr. Akaki was one of the founders of the Rustaveli Theater Institute, its director since 1959. In 1957-1960 he headed the Georgian Theater Society.

Akaki Khorava in Chkhorotsku

In the history of Georgian art, almost no one has
Regalia like him.

Akaki often visited Chkhorotsku

“My small and beautiful village Ochkhomuri, where I was born and raised on the banks of the river Ochkhomuri,” Chkhomi “means fish in Megrelian. Ochkhomuri-fishing place. “

Chkhorotsku delegation led by Damian Jejelava also took part in the jubilee celebration, which was held at the Rustaveli Theater. The toasts at the banquet were topped with Mukhurian masters’ hand-crafted boxwood vases. Jubilee mentioned her native village with a sense of gratitude.

 The actor died at the age of 77. The people of Chkhorotsku also threw the land of the church yard in the cemetery