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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: From comedian to the president-elect, Biography

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy Profile
January 25, 1978

Volodymyr Zelenskyy (born on January 25, 1978) is a Ukrainian comedian, actor, and director who became the President of Ukraine after winning the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. Prior to his career in politics, Zelenskyy found success as the star and creator of the popular Ukrainian television series Servant of the People.

Zelenskyy's background

Volodymyr Zelenskyy was born in the Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih on 25 January 1978. His father, Oleksandr Zelenskyy, is a Ukrainian-born physician and his mother, Irina Korolevska, is a Moscow-born economist. Zelenskyy's parents divorced when he was two years old and he was raised by his single mother. He has an older brother Oleksandr, who is also a television actor.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the movie
Zelenskyy in the movie

Zelenskyy graduated from the Kyiv Mohyla Academy in 1998 with a degree in law. After graduating, he worked as a lawyer for JSC United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU), a large electricity company owned by oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

Zelenskyy as president

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
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Zelenskyy, a former comedian with no prior political experience, was elected president of Ukraine in a landslide victory over incumbent Petro Poroshenko. Zelenskyy's election came amid widespread public dissatisfaction with Poroshenko's handling of corruption and the economy.

Zelenskyy has pledged to tackle Ukraine's endemic corruption and to pursue closer ties with the European Union. He has also called for an end to the country's five-year conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the east.

Zelenskyy's policies

Zelenskyy was elected president of Ukraine in 2019 on a platform that included anticorruption reforms, an end to the war in the country's east, and improved relations with Russia.

Zelenskyy has made progress on some of his campaign promises, including passing a law that established an independent anticorruption court and another that granted amnesty to participants in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. He has also worked to increase transparency in government spending.

Despite these accomplishments, Zelenskyy faces significant challenges. The economy is struggling, with high inflation and low growth. And the country's relationship with Russia remains strained, as evidenced by continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and Moscow's annexation of Crimea.


In conclusion, Zelenskyy is a political novice who ran a successful campaign by appealing to the Ukrainian people's desire for change. He has promised to root out corruption and improve the economy, but it remains to be seen whether he will be able to deliver on these promises. Zelenskyy faces many challenges, but with the support of the Ukrainian people, he may be able to overcome them and build a better future for Ukraine.

Full NameVolodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy
Date of BirthJanuary 25, 1978
Age Years
BirthplaceKryvyyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
Home TownKryvyyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Educational QualificationDegree in law
College/ UniversityKyiv National Economic University
Zodiac SignAquarius ♒
ProfessionPresident of Ukraine(20 May 2019-Present), Former Comedian, Actor
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 6 inches(167.6 cm)
Weight73 kg (161 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
ColorYellow and Blue
FoodChicken Fillet
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
FatherOleksandr Zelensky
MotherRimma Zelenska
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Olena Zelenska (m.2003)
Son(s)Kyrylo zelenskyy
Daughter(s)Oleksandra Zelenska
ProfessionPresident of Ukraine(20 May 2019-Present), Former Comedian, Actor
Political PartyIndependent
Other Political AffiliationServant of the People (2018-Present)
Net Worth$596 Million US Dollars
Famous forstarring in the television series “Servant of the People"
DebutI, You, He, She (2018) Ukrainian movie
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Ukraine: Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2003),
Czech Republic: Order of the White Lion, First Class (2022),
Latvia: Commander of Grand Cross of the Order of Viesturs (2022),
Ronald Reagan Freedom Award (2022),
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award (2022)
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SignatureVolodymyr Zelenskyy Autograph

Movie List

I, You, He, She
[ 2018 ]
Servant of the People 2
[ 2016 ]
8 New Dates
[ 2015 ]
Love in Vegas
[ 2014 ]
Paddingt (Ukrainian dub)on
[ 2014 ]
Rzhevsky Versus Napoleon
[ 2012 ]
8 First Dates
[ 2012 ]
Office Romance. Our Time
[ 2011 ]
Love in the Big City 2
[ 2010 ]
Love in the Big City
[ 2009 ]

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