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Hayk Marutyan
Hayk Marutyan
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58th Mayor of Yerevan

13 October 2018[1]
Taron Margaryan
Kamo Areyan (acting)
Personal details
Born (1976-12-18) 18 December 1976 (age 42)
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyCivil Contract
OccupationActor, producer, politician

Hayk "Kargin Hayko" Marutyan (Armenian: ? ; born December 18, 1976) is an Armenian actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and politician currently serving as the mayor of Yerevan.

Marutyan rose to prominence as half of the comedy duo "Hayko Mko" (with Mkrtich "Mko" Arzumanyan in the 2000s. They co-produced Kargin Haghordum (2002-09) and Kargin Serial (2010-13). He later starred in several comedy films, including Super Mother and Love Odd.

Marutyan became actively involved in civic activism during the presidency of Serzh Sargsyan. During the 2018 revolution he actively supported Nikol Pashinyan. He joined Pashinyan's Civil Contract party and was nominated as their candidate for mayor of Yerevan. He was elected mayor in a landslide victory by garnering some 81% of the vote in a widely praised elections.


Marutyan was born in Yerevan on December 18, 1976.[2] He graduated from Anania Shirakatsy Lyceum and then continued his education at the Yerevan Polytechnic, graduating in 1997.[3] He later served his mandatory military conscription at a special unit of the National Security Service until 1998.[2]

Marutyan is married to Iva, a Czech national whom he met in 2004.[3] They have 4 children (2 daughters and 2 sons).[2]


From the mid-1990s, Marutyan worked as a screenwriter, director, and an actor.[3] In 2002 he founded Kargin Studio, producing the TV series Kargin Haghordum (2002-09) and Kargin Serial (2010-13). He starred with Mkrtich Arzumanyan (Mko).[3][2]

Political career


Marutyan participated in social and political movements from the early 2010s. In 2011 he supported the Mashtots Park Movement. In July 2013 he was among celebrities which participated in the public transportation fare increase protests.[4] In April and May 2018 Marutyan supported opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan during the 2018 revolution.[2][3]

Mayor of Yerevan

On July 30, 2018 Marutyan was named by Civil Contract as their candidate for mayor of Yerevan after the resignation of Republican Taron Margaryan.[5] He was elected the mayor of Yerevan on September 23, 2018.[6] It was widely seen as, primarily, an electoral test for the post-revolutionary Pashinyan government. The alliance which Marutyan led was called My Step, a reference to the revolution. Apart from Pashinyan's Civil Contract, it included civil society members sympathetic to the revolution.[7]


Marutyan starred in more than 10 movies and TV shows. He worked for Sharm company from 1996 to 2002 as a scriptwriter, director. As an actor, he played in 220 volt, Valyur, Our Yard (1996), Our yard-2 (1998), Tuyn Kaset, Urish Kaset, Banda (2000), Komertsion nerkayatsum.[8] His most popular films are Super Mother and its sequel Super Mother 2, where he plays a woman, Karine Barseghyan.


Year Name of Movie Role Genre Director Playmates
2017 Super Mother 2 Karine/Karen Comedy Arman Marutyan Ani Khachikyan, Garik Papoyan
2016-present The Azizyans Garnik Azizyan Sitcom himself Ani Lupe
2015 Super Mother Karine/Karen Comedy Arman Marutyan Ani Khachikyan, Garik Papoyan
2015 Siro Gortsakic Aram Comedy Vahagn Khachatryan, Arman Marutyan Garik Papoyan
2011 Ala Bala Nica Businessman Comedy Vahagn Khachatryan, Arman Marutyan Mkrtich Arzumanyan
2002-2009 Kargin Haghordum various Sitcom Arman Marutyan Mkrtich Arzumanyan
1998 Our Yard 2 Kidnapper / Lav tgha Comedy Mikael Dovlatyan Hrant Tokhatyan
1996 Our Yard Hayko Comedy Mikael Dovlatyan Hrant Tokhatyan
As himself
Year Title Notes
2018 Nice Evening ( ) Special guest
2017 Nice Evening ( ) Special guest


  1. ^ https://ria.ru/amp/world/20181013/1530591973.html
  2. ^ a b c d e "? ? ? . -? ?" (in Armenian). Sputnik. 24 September 2018. Archived from the original on 24 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Hayk Marutyan's biography". A1plus. 30 July 2018. Archived from the original on 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ " ? ? ? ? " (in Armenian). tert.am. 25 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Actor, comedian Hayk Marutyan named Civil Contract party's candidate for Yerevan mayor". panorama.am. 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ "With 81% of Votes, Pashinyan's 'My Step' Wins Yerevan City Elections". Asbarez. 23 September 2018.
  7. ^ Andreasyan, Zhanna (24 September 2018). "The struggle for Yerevan: how city elections became a referendum on Armenia's revolution". openDemocracy.
  8. ^ Hayk Marutyan profile Archived 2015-04-08 at the Wayback Machine, imdb.com; accessed 22 November 2017.

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