He was born on December 20, 1887, in Kvareli.
From 1906 to 1910 he studied at the Faculty of Philology at the Sorbonne University in Paris. At the same time, he studied directing in the drama studio of Odeon Theatre, Paris, led by Andre Antoine (graduating in 1910). Between 1911 and 1913 he worked for theatres in: Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Chiatura and Sokhumi. From 1931 to 1945 he worked for Russian theatres, including: Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Saratov. From 1945 he was the director of Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre, Tbilisi. He also taught at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University (1945-1954).
He staged plays in about 60 different genres. He wrote plays (including Dream in the Tower and Flower of Love). He wrote and published analytical texts on the theatre arts.
1950 – Honoured Art Worker of Georgia.