Chulpan Khamatova is a Russian movie and theater actress and a founder of the Podari Zhizn Give Life charity foundation. Sep 29, 2014 Photo Russian Actress Chulpan Hamatova. More than just an actress. Chulpan Hamatova comes from a family of engineers. “Chulpan” literally. Chulpan Khamatova (her name means the Morning Star in Tatar language) was born Chulpan Nailyevna Khamatova on October 1, 1975, in Kazan, Tatarstan.