Russian theater and film actor, director, TV presenter, writer. In the 1960s-1980s he was one of the leading actors of the legendary Taganka Theatre. In 1990-2000 he staged opera and drama performances in Russia and abroad, on the stages of Germany, France, Israel, the USA and Holland. Today he plays in the performances of the Gogol Center and the Theater of Nations.
In recent years, more than 25 poetry programs have been released on the Kultura TV channel, in which Veniamin Smekhov was an actor and director. The performer of the role of Athos in the legendary series "D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers", Veniamin Smekhov continues to act in films. Smekhov is the author of several books. The recently published memoirs Life Away are especially popular.