Mother was Natalia Petrovna Konchalovskaya Mikhalkova, a poet.
Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1996
His great-grandfather, S.V. Mikhalkov, was chairman of noblemen assembly in Yaroslavl Governorate and son of princess Elizaveta Golitizine.
Studied directing under Mikhail Romm graduating in 1971 as film director.
Father of Stepan Mikhalkov, whose mother is his first wife Anastasiya Vertinskaya and Artyom Mikhalkov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova and Anna Mikhalkova with his second wife Tatyana.