Irakli Kvirikadze was born on July 12, 1939 in Tbilisi. In 1964, he graduated from Journalism Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. In 1970, he completed his studies at Moscow State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) under Giorgiy Chukhrai. His diploma work is TV short film Kvevri. He is a Honorary Artist of Georgia (1983). He works in USA, Germany and Russia.