Karen Georgievich Shakhnazarov, PAR (Russian: Каре́н Гео́ргиевич Шахназа́ров; born 8 July 1952, Krasnodar, Soviet Union) is a Soviet and Russian-Armenian filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He became the Director General of the Mosfilm studios in 1998.
Shakhnazarov is the son of a prominent politician of Armenian descent, Georgy Shakhnazarov.
His 1987 film Courier was entered into the 15th Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Special Prize. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia.
His 2012 film White Tiger was selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.
||We Are from Jazz
||Мы из джаза
||Winter Evening in Gagry
||Зимний вечер в Гаграх
||The Messenger Boy
||The Assassin of the Tsar
||Day of the Full Moon
||Poisons or the World History of Poisoning
||Яды, или Всемирная история отравлений
||The Rider Named Death
||Всадник по имени смерть
||The Vanished Empire
||Ward Number 6
||Палата № 6
Karen Shakhnazarov is one of several living descendants of the famous Melik-Shahnazarian princely family from Nagorno-Karabakh. The Melik-Shahnazarians ruled Nagorno-Karabakh's province of Varanda in medieval and modern times.