1979-10-14 Penza, RSFSR, USSR
Russian showman, singer, television and radio host, actor. Member of television projects KVN, “Comedy Club”, “One to One!”, “Ice Age” and others. Born in Penza, in the family of a puppet theater actor, Azerbaijani Mikail Kerimov and jewess Zlata Levina, translator, teacher of German and English. He graduated from Penza Secondary School No. 67. In 2001, he graduated from the Belinsky State Pedagogical University named after Belinsky, Department of Foreign Languages, French-English department, majoring in French and English Teacher. He began his television career by participating in the contest “Become VJ MTV” of the MTV Russia television channel, in which he won. Then he became the channel’s host, as well as the DJ of Hit FM radio station and her official voice. He gained wide popularity by participating in the Comedy Club show (2005-2008). In 2009, he released the first song “Listen to your body”, and then he recorded the song “Passion” with Ani Lorak, and a video clip was released in the fall. Artists opened the 2010 Muz-TV Award and were nominated for an award in the Duet of the Year category. In parallel with music, he continued his journey on TV, appearing as the host of the programs “Dancing without rules” and “Besenl Geografik” on TNT. In 2010, he released the single "About You", which received the Golden Gramophone award from Russian Radio Ukraine. In 2011, a video was released for the song "Out in Space". Then came the songs “It won’t be better”, “Welcome to the night”, “I believe in your Love” and “Heroes”, which were included in the debut album “About You”, the presentation of which was marked by a recital in the “Izvestia Hall”. He voiced cartoons, including "Angry Birds in the cinema", "Guardians of Dreams", "Move fins!", "Turbo". In the spring of 2013, on Channel One he took part in the one-on-one musical transformation show, during which he appeared in the guise of Michael Jackson, James Brown, Ray Charles, Mick Jagger, Lyudmila Gurchenko and others. At the end of the show, he became the host of the entertainment project “Catch By Midnight” on Channel One together with Alexei Chumakov. In 2015, the New World mini-album was released, all the material for which Rodriguez wrote himself. Kerimov became the first pop artist to receive the right to conduct a solo concert in the historical walls of the Maria Yermolova Theater. Also, the first work of Timur Rodriguez-screenwriter was presented as part of the show - the short film "New World", starring Svetlana Khodchenkova and Konstantin Khabensky. With Khabensky, Karimov is also associated with joint work in the charity performance “Generation of Mowgli. In 2017, the video clips “Reckless”, “Tamara”, “For You” were released. He participated in the charity performance “People and Birds” of the “Galchonok” Foundation, which took place at the Theater of Nations on May 24, 2017.