Nikolai Tsankov

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Actor (1962)
Thu Mar 10 2022
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Nikolai Tsankov was born on January 01, 1962, in Plovdiv. His horoscope sign is Capricorn.

He is an actor from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is a very talented human being, he speaks fluently Bulgarian, Russian, and English. He can also talk and act in Macedonian and Serbian. 

Childhood And Education

The Blacklist character Petrov was born and raised in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He did not face any sort of difficulties in his childhood days for quality education and for a good life because he belongs to well-sophisticated family background.

Black and white Photo of Nikolai Tsankov.
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He completed his primary education at a local private school in Bulgaria and after that, he graduated from National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krastyo Sarafov".

Family Information

He has got a lovely family but he has not revealed any sort of information regarding his family. From his childhood, he was interested in acting and made his mindset to be a famous actor.

Martial Status

Nikolai Tsankov is married at the moment but he has not revealed his wife's name publicly. They tied their knot in a private ceremony in the presence of family members and friends. Since that moment they are together and enjoying their married life. 


Nikolai played his first leading role on stage when he was 10 and shot his first movie when he was 11 years old. He became a member of the Bulgarian National Theatre at the age of 24. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1990, Nikolai continued to act on stage and in front of the camera.

He started his on-screen career in Eastern Europe and appeared in numerous features produced for TV and movies in Bulgaria, Russia, and Germany. With the coming of the Internet and individualized computing, he fell in love with innovation and started another excursion in the computerized world. 

Nikolai stopped his acting career for a few years because he wanted to pursue a career as a Network Engineer with leading greetings tech organizations, like I.B.M. furthermore Google.

In 2016, Nikolai chose to get back to New York and to act with much energy. He is glad for his effective comeback and enjoys working as a limelight star again.

Personal Life

The lead actor of The Blacklist has been always a hard-working and dedicated personality from an early age. He was so passionate about acting from his childhood as he was grown up watching movies and numerous TV shows.

He turned his childhood passion into his career due to which he has got an incredible return of it and now living a good life.

Net Worth

Third Watch, Mr. Adel is a hard-working actor who has a hunger for acting. His primary source of income is acting and he is earning well from his acting career.

After all the hard work he has put into his acting career he has been able to account for a good sum of money. According to the sources of 2022, The net worth of Nikolai Tsankov is approx $14 million. Now He is living a lavished life with his family in the USA.


  • The Blacklist as Petrov
  • Law & Order as David Denetev
  • New York Undercover as Ivan
  • Third Watch as Mr. Adel
  • The Cosby Mysteries as Counterman
  • A Small Taste of Heaven as Gangster

Rumors And Controversy

The famous American Bulgarian Actor Tsankov has not been involved in many rumors and controversies yet because he is one of those people who want privacy and has not brought out most of the information regarding his personal life.

It seems that he does not want to mix his professional life into his personal life.

Social Media 

Nikolai Tsankov has given his many years of time to the entertainment industry and he is still working as an actor. He also promotes his movies through his official Instagram account @nikolai.san where he has got more than 39 followers.

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