Born on Nov. 4, 1961 in Tutrakan, Ruse district. Married, has one son.
Completed high school in Tutrakan 1979. Graduated from the Naval high school in Varna 1984, and from the Economic University of Varna 1994. Worked as a third technician in Bulgarian River Navigation, Ruse 1984-87. Deputy director of "Lodkostroitel"-Tutrakan, 1987-90, director 1990-95.
Member of BSP since 1987. Municipal councilor from BSP in Tutrakan 1991-94. MP (elected in Silistra) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Union for Social Democracy).