Guzh Manukyan

Guzh Manukyan

Armenian actor
Date of Birth: 06.05.1937
Country: Armenia

  1. Biography of Guzh Manukyan
  2. Recognition and Awards
  3. Family

Biography of Guzh Manukyan

Guzh Manukyan was born on May 6, 1937, in Leninakan (now Gyumri), into the family of Soviet playwright Alexander Armenovich Arakmanyan and actress Valentina Melkonovna Arakmanyan. He completed the acting department of the Yerevan Art and Theater Institute in 1958. From 1958 to 1960, he worked at the Feodosiya Drama Theater, and from 1960 to 1967, he served at the Yerevan Theater for Young Spectators. Since 1967, he has been serving at the Yerevan Drama Theater and is one of the founders of this theater.

Recognition and Awards

Guzh Manukyan was honored with the title of People's Artist of the Armenian SSR. He was also awarded the State Prize of the Armenian SSR in 1981 for his theatrical work and received the Movses Khorenatsi Medal. In 2012, he was honored with the "For Honor and Dignity" award at the "Artavazd-2012" theater prize.


Guzh Manukyan's father, Alexander Armenovich Arakmanyan (1911-1982), was a playwright, and his mother, Valentina Melkonovna Arakmanyan, was an actress at the Yerevan Theater for Young Spectators. His brother, Emanvel (Emmanuil) Alexandrovich Araksmanyan, is also a playwright.