Born in 1952 in g. Krasnodar. Son of George Hosroevicha Shakhnazarov
, Corresponding Member of RAS, Director of the Center for Global Programs of the Gorbachev Foundation.
. In 1975 he graduated from the directing department of the All-Russia State Institute of Cinematography, and then worked as an assistant director on the film studio Mosfilm.
. He served in the Army.
. Producer of feature films "good man" (1979), "We're from Jazz" (1983), "Winter Evening in Gagra" (1985), "Courier" (1988), "City Zero" (1988), "Regicide" (1991) , "Dreams" (1993), "American Daughter" (1995), "Harvest Moon" (1998), etc.
. In 1986 - 90 - Secretary of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR.
. Since 1987 - head of the studio "Start" film studio "Mosfilm"
. Board Member Concern Mosfilm.
. In March 1998 he was elected Director General kinokontserna "Mosfilm" instead of Vladimir Dostal.
. From July 1998 - Member of the Boards of Directors of the TV-Capital ", OAO" TV-Center ".
. November 6, 1998 became a member of the College of Goskino.
. Winner of State Prize of the RSFSR (1988).
. Special Prize Winner XV Moscow International Festival.
. Honored Artist of the RSFSR.
. Hobbies - swimming, driving a car.
. Married, three children
. Wife - Daria I. Maiorov (1972). Daughter of Anna (1985), sons, Ivan (1993) and Basil (1996).
- Photos By. Shakhnazarov, answers to questions about the attitude towards the Internet and a computer to send a letter.
- A page dedicated to the film
. Shakhnazarov "Winter Evening in Gagra" on site "Ozone". Abstract, information about directors and actors, shots from the film.
- A page dedicated to the film. Shakhnazarov "We're from Jazz" on site "Ozone". Abstract, information about directors and actors, shots from the film, video.
- "Mosfilm" - change of power or fate ". Famous filmmakers of the new director general of the country to film studio. Shakhnazarov.
- Article on K. Shakhnazarov site "Cyril and Methodius" in "universal encyclopedia". Portrait.
- Article on K. Shakhnazarov site "Cyril and Methodius" in the "Encyclopedia of Film". Biography, filmography, pictures, images from movies, links to 11 films.
- Page K. Shakhnazarov site "Ozone". Article about him, links to several movies, photos, reviews of spectators.