On this day, 83 years ago, famous actress Liya Akhedzhakova was born in Dnipro, Ukraine (USSR). Akhedzhakova starred in many films throughout her career, including the very popular “Office Romance” (Служебный роман). She won an award for this film in 1971 called Vasilyev Brothers State Prize of the RSFSR. She also won other awards, including best supporting actress for the movie “Promised Heaven” (Небеса обетованные).

Akhedzhakova in “Office Romace”

In 1956 she entered the Moscow Institute of Nonferrous Metals and Gold where she studied for eighteen months. In 1961, she made her stage debut at the Moscow Youth theater. Her first ever film appearance was in the film “Looking for a Man” (Ищу человека).

She also starred in several voice acting rules, most recently in “Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf” (Иван Царевич и Серый волк), an animated film in which Akhedzhakova plays the immortal witch Baba Yaga.

You can find a full list of her film roles here.

C днем ​​рождения, Лия!