Born in Moscow. In 1957 he graduated from the translation department of the Moscow Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages Maurice Thorez, worked as a translator in Burma. In 1959 he entered the graduate school of the Institute of Oriental Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1962-63 he worked APN correspondent in Burma, was a vice spokesperson, Second Secretary of Embassy. In 1966 he defended his thesis, and in 1982 Doctor (on "Buddhism in Burma").
In the literature, made its debut in 1960, first published fiction stories came out in 1965. From the works of Kir Bulychev
most famous cycle of stories about "girl from the future" Sail, as well as stories and novels from the series "Great DULCIMER-PLAYER" and the cycle of novels, the Galactic Police ".
Since 1976 he has worked in film, wrote the scripts for several films ( "Through thorns to the stars", "Tears dripped", "Guest from the Future", "purple ball", "Podzemmele witches"). Enormous popular animated film "Mystery of the Third World", directed by Roman Kacanovjm.
. "Fantastic - a serious form of literature" Interview given by Kir Bulychev after receiving the award "Aelita" in 1997 in Yekaterinburg