Born on Aug. 3, 1951 in Chirpan, Haskovo district. Married, has two daughters.
Completed high school in Kardjali 1969. Graduated in Philosophy from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1976, and Psychology in Sofia and Moscow 1977-82. Worked in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and in "Bulgaria" plant. Member of the Union of Officers and Sergeants in the Reserve. Member of the Bulgarian Anti-fascist Union.
Member of the Fatherland's Party of Labor since 1990. Chair of Fatherland's Party of Labor. Candidate for President of Bulgaria 1996. MP (elected in Haskovo) in the 36th National Assembly (Parliamentary Union for Social Democracy).
Leisure interests: fiction, sports.