Founder (1996) and Artistic Director of 'Deboshir Film' studio in Russia. Founder of "Deboshir Film Festival" in Russia.

Graduated from VGIK in 1989.

Studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio, New York, in 1990-1991.

He has two children, a son and a daughter. He and his first wife have one son, Kristofer. And he and his second wife, Russian singer and composer Inna Volkova, have one daughter, Aleksandra-Mariya.