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Otar Kushanashvili: biography
It is called an icon of adventure and a nightmare of domestic show-business and he argues with a smile that is «antipolitical» and «chemically pure genius.» A troublemaker and a brawler, bright and shocking, unpredictable journalist, TV and radio presenter, successful journalist Otar Kushanashvili can someone like, and someone terribly annoying. The only feeling that he no longer is indifference.
Shalvovich Otar cusanelli was born in an old Georgian Kutaisi, in a large family. His parents, Shalva and Nelly cusanelli – raised nine children.
Journalism began to attract a flock in middle school. Communicative, emotional and erudite cusanelli did not see myself in any other profession. It seems, communication with the outside world and the desire to speak on any subject, like it or not, was in his blood. Testing took place in the local «Kutaisi truth». Student I read a lot, including the prestigious «Literaturnaya Gazeta» newspaper. And not just read and wrote well-known authors such as Stanislav Rassadin and the lion Anninsky.
One day Anna, obviously provoked surprising sincerity bordering on the outrageous Georgian guy who said: «Chingiz Aitmatov is a bad writer! You read at least Nodar Dumbadze. Our writer will be stronger!» decided to answer cusanelli. Later he told me that when I got a response from capital celebrities, with emotion, kissed the letter and cried.
After high school, Otar Kushanashvili enrolled in the University of Tbilisi. Chose, of course, journalism. Soon he was expelled from there. According to the journalist, for the misconduct of Georgian and too long tongue.
The guy was drafted into the army. After serving, he decided to go further and went to conquer Moscow. The capital is not immediately opened his welcoming arms. Cusanelli day mopping the floor at Paveletsky station, the night worked as a school caretaker and relentlessly sent out resumes in various Moscow Newspapers. With 35 editors approached by Otar, the response was only received from one.
Biography of Otar Kushanashvili began in the newspaper «New look», which was founded by Eugene Dodolev. Persistent Georgian guy was enlisted in the state as a correspondent. He had hard times. First of all, you had to master the Russian spelling. But cusanelli was able to young and fervent man. After six months, it noted the editorial prize for an excellent interview with Vera Glagoleva and Victor Merezhko.
But the Herd was restless: he vigorously fought everywhere, knowing full well that a rolling stone gathers no moss. He soon became acquainted with the head of TV channel of TV-6 Ivan Demidov. He immediately understood that this guy, arrogant and uninhibited, he’ll be useful in the promotion of the new project «Sharks».
Otar Kushanashvili has failed to deliver Demidov hopes. From the very first broadcasts he made a name for himself and raised the rating of the program. The invited stars of show-business was shocked by the provocative questions this guy. He wasn’t scared and felt no reverence to the people who knew the whole country. For example, Valery Leontiev cusanelli asked, straight he is not sleeping with her dog. Singer although he was shocked, but from a lack of a sense of humor and composure did not suffer: he managed to gracefully fend off the «shark pen.»
But a face like Leontyev, was not all. The deceased singer and model Natalia Medvedeva, offended by the antics cusanelli, threw a microphone.
But Stanislav Rassadin wrote about the new scandalous star in his article that «this is disgusting the lad attacking decent people indecent questions,» he hardly learned that strange young man from Kutaisi, who once wrote him a naive, semi-literate, but full of fire letters. Rassadin called cusanelli «werewolf» and regretted that it was the era of such people.
It seems the dubious glory of hard-boiled cynic and a provocateur ceased to please the flock. He realized that in pursuit of ratings crossed some forbidden line. So the journalist left the show.
But a radical change Otar Kushanashvili was not going to. Soon his attacks were Sergey Lazarev, whose vocal abilities (or rather, the lack thereof), the journalist said publicly, Alexander Abdulov and even the prima Donna of the national stage Alla Pugacheva. Cusanelli not only attracted to the courts, but often beaten. It is not surprising that one day he would be without teeth.
To stay he was not going to. In the end, shocking and scandal is part of his image. For this he was paid the money. One day journalist «humbly» admitted that for literary geniuses compromise should not exist. And in General he is forced to «be sold to his children is not needed».
Not escape his attention Otar Kushanashvili and politicians. For example, in 2008, he called Mikheil Saakashvili «a disgrace to the nation.» But later radically changed his mind about it.
But not all celebrities were subjected to a crushing criticism of the outrageous journalist. For example, Yuri ayzenshpisa he called a great man, a misunderstood genius thought Igor Sorin, and Ksenia Sobchak praised as the most intelligent of all the friends of him who never allows himself to offend the weak. Among cusanelli revered stars of the Russian show-business were Iosif Kobzon, Valery Meladze and Leonid Agutin.
In the mid-1990s, Otar Kushanashvili was already a recognized star of Russian show-biza. And no matter what many the word «star» used the prefix «controversial» – the popular journalist is not denied by anybody. In 1995, he led a weekly «Musical truth», which then was called «Muzoboz». The project cusanelli took more than 300 interviews with celebrities.
At the beginning of 1997 he started a music and information projects «Party zone» and «obozzz Show» along with Leroy Kudryavtseva. Later, as the master appeared in the «Big jackpot» on STS, «On the Boulevard» and «Time is money» on TV channel «DTV», «How?!» «KP-TV». And also led the quiz «Clever found!» on TV channel «360° suburbs».
Distinguished cusanelli and on the radio. At different times he has been leading programs on «Europe plus» and «Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda». Wrote editorials for the newspaper «Arguments and truth», magazines «Om,» «Secret&Secret» and «Fly&Drive». His articles were regularly published in the «Evening Moscow», «Moskovsky Komsomolets» and «Moscow truth».
From October 2015 the biography of Otar Kushanashvili has been enriched with new pages. March 2016 he led the morning radio show «100 % am» to «Sport FM». In the same year, the journalist tried to occupy the vacant after the departure of Matvey Ganapolsky vacancy for Ukrainian Radio «Vesti», but he refused.
Cusanelli tried his hand as an actor. He appeared in the Comedy pilot «33 square meters», in the 3rd season of the detective series «Kamenskaya-3» and action drama «the Club». And starred in the films «Kaleidoscope», «Life is like a movie, or a Show of strict regime» and «Vladislav Galkin. To get out of role».
Peru Otar Kushanashvili belong to the book «I and the Way in… How to win the good», «Ya Book — the revenge» and «Age and Ya Chronicles of the hooligan».
Otar Kushanashvili has recently argued that it is not ready to repeat the feat of their deceased parents and to have nine children. However, the journalist they have 8.
First wife journalist Maria Gorokhova gave birth to his first three children, daughter Daria (or Dariko) and sons George and Nicholas. They all live with her mother in Kiev. A special pride is the father of the eldest daughter. According to otara, it’s real clever and beautiful. She plans to make a career on television.
After divorce Maria Gorokhova-cusanelli sued the husband’s entire estate.
Personal life Otar Kushanashvili after parting with Masha made sense when he met Irina Kiselev. She, too, had no relationship to the world of television and show business: worked as a Bank lawyer. To this Union two children were born – daughter, Elina and son Theodore.
Today cusanelli happy in the third civil marriage. Business lady Olga Kurochkina in the summer of 2016 gave the man the eighth child – the son of Roma. The boy, named in honor of the deceased brother cusanelli Romana. The boy was the third common child in the family flock and Olga. But the baby, they bring the eldest son Mamuka and daughter Elena.
Otar Kushanashvili introduced all his children from different marriages and happy that they managed to find a common language.