Svetlana Kozhemyakina: Belarusian film and theater actress

For some unknown reason, actresses from Belarus do not enjoy popularity with Moscow producers, but Svetlana Kozhemyakina managed to break this tradition. For many years, her fame did not spread beyond the borders of her homeland, only after a successful role in 2010, she became a frequent guest of Russian film sets.

From screenwriter to actress

Svetlana Kozhemyakina was born in Minsk in 1976. Her mother died, and her father had to work hard and hard at his factory to raise a daughter.

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Becoming an actress Svetlana dreamed of since childhood, however, according to her, it was difficult for her to find herself without the help of her mother and to orient in life. After graduating from school, she began to study in the department of scriptwriters, changing the dream a little, but less than a year later, as the girl made another coup.

Svetlana Kozhemyakina still remembers all the details of those days. Then she married early, being an eighteen-year-old girl.Her husband went on vacation to Europe, and in his absence, the girl successfully passed all exams for the acting department. Friends and relatives were shocked, there was no limit to the surprise of her husband, who learned that his young wife had shown such independence.

Carier start

In 1999, Svetlana Kozhemyakina successfully graduated from the acting department of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, after which the question of employment arose. A talented girl without any delay was accepted into the troupe of the National Academic Theater, where she began her acting career.

On the account of the theater actress Svetlana Kozhemyakina, there are many roles, among which you can recall the Bragina in “Tristan and Isolde”, Iris in “Abduction of Europe”, the White Sorceress in the mystery “Dreams of Belarus”.

A career in the theater was developing successfully, but the ambitious girl still dreamed of the fame of a famous television and film actress. Her first appearance on the screens took place in 2001, when Svetlana received a cameo role in the TV show “Accelerated Assistance 2”.

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After that, the actress is much and often taken off for Belarusian projects, appearing in the films “More about War”, “Cadet”, “The Shield of the Fatherland”.Svetlana Kozhemyakina sought to get to the Russian film sets, but she was offered only episodic roles, to which the proud girl did not want to agree.


A certain turning point in Svetlana Kozhemyakina’s career occurred only in 2010. Then in Minsk took place the shooting of the Russian TV series "Guessing by candlelight." The performer of the role of Lyudmila suddenly fell ill, and the producers of the film had no choice but to look for a replacement among local actresses. Across Minsk, they urgently sent out announcements about viewing all actresses from 25 to 40 years old. Offices of “Favorite Film” besieged local prima theaters and just random girls.

Most of all, the director liked Svetlana Kozhemyakina, who nevertheless received the cherished role, which she never dreamed of. Even on the set of “Divination by candlelight,” Anatoly Chizhikov mentioned that he planned to invite Svetlana to play in a new multi-part film about police work, but she took it as a tribute to politeness. According to her, by that time she was accustomed to the status of an exclusively Belarusian actress and no longer wanted to break out of her republic.

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Nevertheless, the producer kept his promise and called for a native of Minsk to sample, which she successfully passed. So Svetlana Kozhemyakina received her second role, becoming an actress in the series “Protection of witnesses.” The plot of the exciting crime movie was built around the work of a special unit to ensure the safety of important witnesses. The partner of the Belarusian beauty was Sergei Puskepalis, with whom she looked very organically.

Last works

After that, she entered the list of sought-after actresses, and now she does not have to complain about the lack of offers from producers. Photo Svetlana Kozhemyakina known to all fans of Russian television series, she is a lot and actively removed. Among the famous works of the Belarusian beauty “The Happiest,” “Under the Sign of the Moon,” “What Hides Love,” “Widows”. According to the actress, she never dreamed of playing with Elena Yakovleva in Vangelia, with Olga Kabo and Evelina Bledans in Widows.

The Belarusian diva proves her high professionalism not only with her roles on television, she has won numerous awards at film festivals in Russia and Belarus.

Personal life of Svetlana Kozhemyakina

A modest girl rarely speaks about the details of her private life, translating the conversation to creative topics. It is only possible to collect information from fragments of various interviews that she married early and lived in marriage for five years, after which she divorced. It is known that Svetlana Kozhemyakina brings up the son Matvey. Once he accompanied his mother when she starred in St. Petersburg, and even took part in one of the episodes of the film.

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Nevertheless, a serious young man is fond of drawing and dreams of becoming not a frivolous artist, but an architect or engineer.

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