Kiril Zelenskiy is the son of the current president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (aka Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy). His father gained worldwide recognition and acclaim for his leadership and the courage that he showed for his country during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
As the son of such a leader, no doubt that people are inquisitive about Kiril’s life as well. Especially, millions of them want to know about how’s the life of the president’s son before and after the war. What is Kiril doing?
Go through the below piece of writing to know everything about Kiril.
Kiril Zelenskiy Was Brought Up In Kyiv
At present, Kiril is 10 years of age. He was born in January 2013 in Kyiv, Ukraine to Volodymyr, and his mother Olena Kiyashko. The politician’s son celebrates his birthday on 21 January every year.
Similarly, he grew up in his hometown alongside his elder sister Oleksanda Zelenska (aka Aleksandra). Kiril is believed to have completed his elementary-level study as of now.
Besides, he belongs to the Ukrainian ethnicity and nationality.
Kiril’s Older Sister Aleksandra Zelenska is An Actress
Born on 15 July 2004 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Kiril Zelenskiy’s sister Aleksandra is currently 19 years of age. At the age of 10, she got a chance to appear on the big screen when she acted in her father’s movie 8 New Dates where she portrayed the character Shasha.
As of now, Aleksandra has completed her schooling at Novopecherska School.
Kiril’s Father, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Journey From Comedian To Politician
Born on 25 January 1978, Kiril’s dad Volodymyr, started his career as a comedian. In association with a local team, he took part in the KVN comedy competition and later founded a television company Kvartal 95.
Subsequently, he emerged onto the big screen playing characters in different films like Love in the Big City, 8 First Dates, I, You, He, she, and others.
In 2015, he played the role of Ukraine’s President in the TV series Servant of the People. Three years later, with the same name ‘Servant of the People,’ the team member of Kvartal 95 registered a new political party and Zelenskyy announced his candidacy for president of Ukraine, eventually winning the election in May 2019.
His Mother, Olena Zelenska Is a Social Activist
Kiril’s mom Olena is the current first lady of Ukraine. With this position, she has been actively working for a social cause exclusively after Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022 for which she received awards like Hilary Rodham Clinton Awards, ShEO Awards 2022, and others. She was also honored as one of the BBC 100 women.
Apart from being the first lady, Olena also is an architect and screenwriter. Further, she also has been a member of the author group for the entertainment production company Kvartal 95. Zelenskiy’s matriarch is one of the screenwriters of Like the Cossacks… and also worked on the Make the Comedian Laugh program.
Short Details On Zelenskiy’s Parents’ Relationship And Marriage
Since the war between Ukraine and Russia began, Volodymyr has been a familiar name to the world, and so is his wife Olena. What is not familiar may be their love story so let’s have a quick look at it as well.
Kiril’s parents Volodymyr and Olena first met in a high school in their hometown in Southeast Ukraine. Soon after they entered the University, they started dating. And in the year 2003, the two got married.
Russia-Ukraine War Effect On Kiril Zelenskiy; Now Wants To Become A Soldier
The world is well aware of the Russia-Ukraine war, and undoubtedly, Ukraine has undergone countless losses following the Russian invasion and it has affected people in many ways including President Volodymyr’s son Kiril.
Since the war started, Kiril expressed his desire to become a soldier to his mom Olena. Comparing his pre-war and post-war mentality, his mother Olena said,
“Before the war, my son used to go to the folk dance ensemble. He played piano. He learned English. He of course attended sports club.”
“Like most boys in Ukraine, “the only thing he (Kiril) wants to do is martial arts and [learn] how to use a rifle.”
In an interview, Kirils’ matriarch showed concern for her son’s wish and stated,
“Now I can’t bring him back to doing arts and humanities.”
Where Is Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Son Kiril Zelenskiy Now?
His exact whereabouts are indeed unknown. However, as far as the media is informed, the family of the Ukrainian president Volodymyr has been residing in their own country despite the war. So we believe that Kiril is also with his mother and sister in his home country.
At present, he must be working on some skills or may probably have been homeschooled.
Kiril Zelenskiy’s Father Is a Millionaire
As reported by Forbes Ukraine, Kiril’s father Volodymyr has a net worth of around $20 million. Likewise, his mother Olena Zelenska is reported to have a fortune somewhere between $1 to $2 million.