Born - 21.06.1920 in Tbilisi. Died - 23.10.1994 in Moscow.
Participated in the World War II. 1951- graduated from the Directing Department of VGIK (I.Savchenko's master class). 1947-51- worked as the assistant director at Kyiv Film Studio. Since 1951- worked at Armenfilm Studio.
1952 - Waters of Sevan, co-script, co-dir. (along with L.Vagharshyan), doc.
1955 - Trifle, short
1956 - The Heart Sings, co-script, dir.
1957 - Mother's Heart
1958 - What's All the Noise of the River About?
1961 - Before the Dawn
1963 - Gohar Gasparyan Sings, script, dir., doc.
1966 - March, co-script, dir., short
1967 - Seven Songs About Armenia, doc.
1968 - Do Not Ring, Bell, Do Not Ring, script, dir., doc.
1969 - It is Spring, It Snows..., script, dir.
1970 - Echoes of the Past
1972 - Hamo Beknazaryan, doc.
1972 - I Sing Armenia, script, dir., doc.
1973 - The Last Deed of Kamo, co-dir. (along with S.Kevorkov)
1976 - Baghdasar Divorces His Wife
1979 - Die on the Horse
1980 - The Mute Witness (starring)
1982 - Cry of a Peacock (starring)
1983 - The Cost of Return
1983 - Yerevan Dreamers, script, dir., doc.
1984 - Do You Remember, Maestro?, script, dir., doc.
1985 - An Apple Garden
1986 - As Long as We Live (starring)
1987 - Lori, My Love, script, co-dir. (along with A.Mirakyan), doc.
1991 - Servant of Eternity, script, dir., doc.
1996 - Azat Sherents, script, dir., doc.