Micheil Chiaureli was born on February 6, 1894 in Tbilisi. He graduated from Jacob Nikoladze Tbilisi Fine Arts and Sculpture School in 1912. From 1915, he worked at Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi Theatres as an actor, director and artist. In 1921, Chiaureli founded Theatre of Satire in Tbilisi. In 1925–1927, he was a director and artistic director at the Workers’ Theatre and Krasny Proletkult Theatre (Red Theatre). Together with David Dzneladze he founded Musical Comedy Theatre (after Vaso Abashidze). Chiaureli started his career in cinema as an actor. He became Georgia’s People’s Artist in 1943 and People’s Artist of the USSR in 1948. He was a recipient of Stalin State Prizes in 1941, 1943, 1946, 1947 and 1950. He won a gold prize at Venice Film festival in 1946.
Mikheil Chiaureli died on October 31, 1974 in Tbilisi.