Nikolay Ivanov was an Honored Artist of the RSFSR (11.5.1976), People's Artist of Russia (December 31, 1992). He graduated from the drama studio at the Leningrad Youth Theater (1963). Since 1960 Ivanov is an actor of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Youth Theater named after A.A. Bryantsev, he played more than 80 roles. Ivanov's cinema career started in the late 60's. The role of Ivan Savelyev in the television series "Eternal Call" brought him an extraordinary popularity and love of viewers. Among his other famous works: Apraksin in the historical series "Young Russia", Volodya in the drama "Grasshopper", a corrupt KGB worker in the action film "Labels". Ivanov is the laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1979, the performer of the role of Ivan Silentevich Savelyev, for his participation in the film "Eternal Call.") He was also awarded The Order of Friendship (2003)and the winner of the Russian National Theater Award "Harlequin" in 2012 in the nomination "For Great Service to the Theater for Children".