Born on Oct. 19, 1959 in Asenovgrad. Married, has two daughters.
Graduated in Economy and Management of Industry from the University for National and World Economy in Sofia. Two time canoe-kayak champion of Bulgaria. Worked as a lather and locksmith. Headed one of "OTK"'s departments.
First secretary of the Municipal Committee of the Dimitrov's Comsomol Youth Union in Asenovgrad until 1989. Chairman of the Bulgarian Democratic Youth 1990-94. Member of the Supreme Council of BSP since Dec. 1996. MP (elected in Haskovo) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left). Deputy chairman of the Committee on Youth, Sports, and Tourism in the 37th National Assembly.