Marina Janashia was born in 1949.
She graduated from Shota Rustaveli State University of Theatre and Film
Drama Faculty (Master- M. Tumanishvili).
From 1968 to 1981 she was an artist at Shota Rustaveli Professional State
From 1981 to 1987 she was an artist at Kote Marjanishvili State Drama
Theatre and since 1988 she has been an artist at Shota Rustaveli
Professional State Drama Theatre again.
Her important roles performed at Shota Rustaveli Professional State Drama
Theatre are the following:
Page (J. Anoui “Antigone”, directed by M. Tumanishvili),
Matsatso (Sh. Dadiani “The Old-Timer”, directed by T. Chkheidze),
Reha (G.Lessing “Nathan den Vise”, directed by V. Waxmuth),
Juliet (Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet”, directed by G. Kavtaradze),
Martirio ( F. Garcia Lorca “La Casa de Bernarda Alba”, directed by T.
Keto (“ M. Javakhishvili “Woman’s Destiny”, directed by T. Chkheidze),
Mariana (J. B. Moliere “Tartuffe”, directed by N. Khatiskatsi),
Otiana (“Pretty Georgian Woman”, directed by A. Varsimashvili),
Shushanik (Jacob Tsurtaveli “Martyrdom of Queen Shushanik”, directed by N.
Maria (Eduardo de Philippo “A Ghost”, directed by R. Chkhaidze),
Queen (G. Bucher “Leonce and Lena”, directed by N.Kvaskhvadze),
Marine (I. Samsonadze “An Easter Sunday at the Closed Cemetery”, directed
by G. Tavadze, G. Barbakadze),
Mariko (T. Ebralidze “The Day Before Yesterday, Yesterday, Today
and…Tomorrow?”, directed by N. Khatiskatsi),
Doris (B. Slade “Once in a Year”, directed by R. Chkhadize),
Mrs. Babuli (T. Chiladze “An Attendance Day”, directed by R. Sturua, G.
Mademoiselle Duvan (F. Marso “Egg”, directed by S. Mrevlishvili),
Nina (R. Harwood “Old Jokers”, directed by G. Kapanadze),
Elisabeth (F. Sagan “Song of the Swan”, directed by N. Bagration-Gruzinski),
Kabato ( Z. Antonov “Sun Eclipse in Georgia”, directed by G. Kapanadze),
Old Elisabeth (F. Schiller “Mary Stuart”, directed by G. Kapanadze),
Marshall Dörfling’s wife Dorothea (H. Von Kleist “The Prince of Homburg”,
directed by G. Gorgoshidze),
She also performed in a performance “Do We Look like Refugees?!”
Her important roles at Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre:
Desdemona (Shakespeare “Othello”, directed T.Chkheidze),
Mary (M. Lermontov “Count’s Daughter”),
Dardane (C. Gozzi “Blue Dragon”),
Her roles at theatre “VERIKO” are following:
Her roles at Royal District Theatre are following:
Mother (“Bloody Wedding”),
Ida (“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”).
Her roles at Liberty Theatre:
Mother (“The Jeans Generation”)
Edith Frank (“The Diary of Anne Frank”),
Gabby (“Eight Loving Women”)
Liana Devdariani (“Case will be transferred to the Court”)
She performed in the following films:
Mrs. Aniko (“Kukaracha”),
Mariam (“Law of Eternity”),
Marika (“A Lonely Hunter”),
Mzeko (“Children of Sin”),
Eurydice (“How sweet it is a gentle Melancholy of Separation”),
Liza (“And I will find joy in the palace”),
Nina (“Fold in my Blanket”),
Dally (“Shot in the water”).
Tea (“I Love You”),
Sidonia (“A White Rabbit”).
In 1981 – Honored Artist of Georgia
In 2000- At Kishinov International Theatre Festival “Carmen!” – Golden “Ion”
In 2010 – Nutsa Chkheidze’s Award