Born on Aug. 28, 1939. Divorced, has two daughters.
High school education. Graduated from the "Lee Strasbourg" Theatrical Institute. Has been a basketball player and fencing champion of Bulgaria. Twice world professional swording champion. Worked abroad as film producer, director, screen-play writer and actor.
Chair of BBB since its founding in 1990. Chair of the firm brotherhoods of BBB (reelected in Nov. 1996). MP (elected in Varna) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of BBB) until Apr. 1995 when he was unseated with a decision of the Constitutional Court. Chair of the Parliamentary Group of BBB in the 37th National Assembly, Dec. 1994- Apr. 1995. Chair of the Committee on Radio, Television and the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency in the 37th National Assembly, Jan.-Apr. 1995. Nominated by BBB for President in the elections in 1992 and 1996.