Dima Bilan - Biography, Singing career, TV career, Personal life, News

Published At: 02 November 2019 , 07:42 AM


The biography of Dima Bilan is a story of the phenomenal success of a simple Kabardian guy who managed to bring Russia a victory at Eurovision for the first time in history. For his services, the singer was awarded high government awards of Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia and the Chechen Republic, in 2018 he was awarded the high title of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.

For five years, Bilan was a permanent member of the jury and mentor of the television projects “Voice” and “Voice. Children". The idol of millions appears in films, publishes books and even released its own perfume fragrance with the provocative title “Excite with Dima Bilan”. 


 The real name of our hero is Victor Nikolaevich Belan. The future singer was born on December 24, 1981 in a small town of Ust-Dzhegut of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, into a simple Soviet family that had no relation to the stage and creativity.

Father, Nikolai Mikhailovich, graduated from a seafarer in Batumi in his youth, then learned to become a design engineer and worked at the Kama Automobile Plant (manufacturers of the famous KAMAZ trucks). Mother, Nina Dmitrievna, worked in a greenhouse and was engaged in raising children.

Victor has an older sister, Elena (born 1980), who has become a fashion designer and releases collections under the BELAN brand. Younger sister Anna (born 1995) after leaving school left for the United States and entered directing courses in Los Angeles. 

When Vitya turned one year old, the family moved to Naberezhnye Chelny, and five years later settled in the village of Maysky in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, where his father's relatives lived. At school, our hero studied well, although he had some problems with the exact sciences, which were given to him with difficulty. But Vitya loved humanitarian subjects, from his teens he kept a diary in which he wrote down his naive youthful thoughts and first verses, sometimes awkward, but touching and sincere.

In the fifth grade, the boy entered a music school, where he mastered vocals and playing the accordion. His love for music and singing was instilled in him by his maternal grandmother, who had a beautiful voice and worked in the choir for thirty years. 

Soon Vitya began to be invited to various creative competitions, he performed a lot at youth singing festivals and even participated in the “Morning Star” in the Stavropol Territory. In 1998, the young man was invited to Moscow to the Chung-Chang festival, dedicated to the thirty years of the creative activity of Entin and Tukhmanov. His performance did not go unnoticed, and Victor received an honorary award from the hands of Joseph Kobzon himself. 


After leaving school, the young man had no doubt what to devote his future life to. He went to the capital and entered the Gnesins Music College.

At first, Victor persistently studied classical vocals and showed great promise as an opera singer. However, by the third year, the young man became closely within the framework of the academic repertoire and wanted to try his hand at the stage.

The first talent of a provincial guy from distant Kabardino-Balkaria was evaluated by producer Elena Kan, who helped him to shoot a video clip for the song “Autumn”. The video got on MTV Russia and attracted attention to the beginning singer. Vitya began to be invited to national concerts, at one of which he met with Yuri Aizenshpis.


 In 2009, Dima, as the winner of Eurovision, received the honorary right to open the main song contest of Europe in Moscow, and in the same year it became known that he became honorary ambassador of the Olympics-20014 in Sochi. By this time, the singer had already released five successful albums and shot more than twenty spectacular videos. He repeatedly became the winner of the prestigious international MTV Europe Music Awards, not to mention the domestic awards that poured on him in an inexhaustible stream.

In 2010, Bilan recorded the joint single “Safety” with the American singer Anastacia , and a year later released the next album “Dreamer”, which immediately took top positions in all music chats. It included hits such as "Sick by you", "Kid", "I just love you", many of them were shot videos.


In his many interviews, Dima has repeatedly admitted that he dreams of acting in films. Several times he appeared on the screen as a cameo, but did not stop thinking about serious film works. 

In 2016, he had the opportunity to show his acting abilities. Director Yuri Vasiliev invited the singer to play Lieutenant Andrei Dolmatov in the historical drama “Hero”, which tells about the tragic events of the First World War. The film was celebrated at the Monaco International Film Festival, and Bilan's acting debut was favorably received by both viewers and critics.


 Popular television projects have long been complete without the participation of Dima Bilan. Having first appeared on TV in “Songs of the Year”, “Old Songs about the Main” and other traditional entertainment shows, our hero eventually moved on to deeper programs in which he tried to reveal his creative potential. 

In 2011, the artist took part in the musical project of the First Channel “Phantom of the Opera”, and from 2012 to 2017 he was a permanent member of the jury and mentor of the talent show “Voice” and “Voice. Children".


 The singer’s personal life is hidden behind seven castles, and many rumors and speculations go about his novels. The singer tried to open the veil of secrecy and tell about his love stories in his own books, but these revelations are very much like a fictitious PR.

 The longest relationship connected the singer with the model Lena Kuletskaya. Young people often appeared in public and more than once openly discussed the upcoming wedding. Their separation was a complete surprise for the fans, and neither Lena nor Dima could clearly explain the reason for the breakup.


 Recently, loyal fans of the singer are more and more concerned about the state of health of their idol, both physical and moral. The sharp changes in the appearance of the artist also cause serious concern among fans of Bilan. In 2017, Dima sharply lost weight, lost his chic hair and looked exhausted and tired. The singer explained the weight loss by problems with the gastrointestinal tract, and the tired look and earthy complexion - by a busy schedule and back pain caused by heavy physical exertion.

Bilan several times went to the clinic for examination, where he was diagnosed with a vertebral hernia, gastritis and a whole bunch of accompanying complications. To raise vitality and gain new experiences, the artist went to Africa. Before the trip, he shaved baldly, which further frightened his already puzzled fans.

 Also in the press lately more and more information appears about scandalous incidents involving Bilan. In the fall of 2018, the singer drove his car into Hyundai in the center of Moscow, no one was seriously injured in the accident, but they say that Dima was in an inadequate condition.

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