Tina Kandelaki, Russian TV presenter from Georgia
Tina Kandelaki is a Russian journalist, public figure, TV presenter and producer, co-owner of the Apostol company.
Tina was born on November 10, 1975 in Tbilisi, Georgia. After retirement her father Givi moved to Moscow.
In 1993 Tina was accepted into the Medical Department of the Tbilisi State University. But soon after she left medicine and transferred to the Journalist Department. In 2008 she graduated from the Foreign Affairs Department of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
In 1995 she came to Moscow and started working on many TV and radio stations, such as M-radio, RDV, Silver Rain Radio, 2×2, Biz-TV, Muz-TV, Vremechko and TV-6.
Since September 2002 Kandelaki has been hosting the talk show Details on the STS channel with Russian celebrity guests. In 2006 she received her first TEFI (the highest Russian TV award) as the Best Talk Show TV Presenter.
In February 2003 Kandelaki became a presenter of the TV quiz show The Smartest.
In 2008 Kandelaki hosted Unreal Politics, a show on NTV.
In 2009 Tina was a host of the TV show Two Stars.
In 2006 Kandelaki won the Russian style and fashion award Astra as The Most Stylish TV-hostess. In the same year she won the Glamour magazine award for Form and Content; Tina was voted the sexiest TV-hostess in Russia among 10 nominees of the Top 10 Sexy award in TV category;
On November 29 The Smart school project, which was launched by Tina, won the national Runet Prize 2011 contest in the Science and Education category.
Tina is a partner and co-owner of the Apostol Media Group. The company produces TV-programs for leading Russian TV channels and provides a full spectrum of PR services. Kandelaki is the owner of Tinatin, a restaurant opened in Moscow in 2010. On June 3, 2011, Tinatin received the Russian National Restaurant Award for Best Ethnic Cuisine. In March 2012 Tina signed a contract with cosmetics company Oriflame. According to the contract Tina will represent Oriflame products for 2 years in Russia and the CIS countries, as well as participate in company events.
Tina has two children Melaniya (born in 2000) and Leontiy (born in 2002). The children’s father is Tina’s ex-husband, Andrei Kondrakhin, artist and co-owner of ASKON health clinic.