Shengelaia, Eldar was born on January 26, 1933 in Georgia, United States. Son of Nikolai Shengelaia, the father of Georgian cinematography, and Nata Vachnadze, one of the first Soviet Georgian screen stars.
Notable films: The White Caravan, 1964. Mikela, 1965; An Extraordinary Exhibition, 1968. The Eccentrics, 1974.
Other films: A Snowy Fairy Tale, 1959. Samanishvili's Step-Mother, 1974. Leading director at Gruzia Film Studio.