Jemal Ghaghanidze was born in 1933.
He graduated from Shota Rustaveli Georgian State University of Theatre and Film acting faculty.
He has been Rustaveli State Drama Theatre Artist since 1956.
His important roles performed at Rustaveli State Drama Theatre are the following:
Mr.Simo (B.Nusich “Philosophy Doctor”, directed by M.Tumanishvili),
Tsotsola (D.Gachechiladze “Bakhtrioni”, based on Vazha-Pshavela’s stories, directed by D.Aleksidze),
Elguja (G.Khukhashvili “The Children of the Sea”, directed by M.Tumanishvili),
Mamuka (V.Kandelaki “Dead only Once”, directed by A.Chkhartishvili),
Chiver (A.Miller “The Case of Salem”, directed by R.Sturua),
Rosencrantz (Shakespeare “Hamlet”, directed by R. Sturua),
Kakuli (G.Sundukiani “Peppo”, directed by D. Aleksidze),
Mr. Giorgi (N.Dumbadze “The Sunny Night”, directed by R.Sturua),
Archil Poria (L.Kiacheli “In the Shadow of Metekhi”, directed by G.Lortkipanidze),
Merchant lie-kotreantsi (A.Tsagareli “Khanuma”, directed by R.Sturua),
Lavrenti and Father-in-law (B.Brecht “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”, directed by R.Sturua),
Tyrrell (Shakespeare “Richard III”, directed by R.Sturua),
Husband, Man from Kakheti (D.Turashvili “The Dialogues for the Play in Two Acts”, directed by R.Sturua),
I God (B.Brecht “Good Woman of Setzuan”, directed by R.Sturua),
II Witch (Shakespeare “Macbeth”, directed by R.Sturua),
Shalva (R.Harwood “The Old Jokers”, directed by G.Kapanadze),
Benvolio (N.Ordanov “The Murder of Gonzago”, directed by G.Goshadze),
Geurka (Z.Antonov “The Sun Eclipse in Georgia”, directed by G.Kapanadze).
In 1967- USSR Honored Artist of Georgia
In 1979 – USSR State Prize
In 1980 – USSR Public Artist of Georgia
In 1998 – The Medal of Honor
In 2007 – Ipolite Khvichia Prize “IPO”
In 2009 – Kote Marjanishvili Prize
In 2010 – Ipolite Kvichia Prize
In 2011 his star was inaugurated in front of Shota Rustaveli State Drama Theatre.