- Category : 1978-births
- Type : MS
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 4
Ukrainian politician, screenwriter, actor, comedian, and director who was elected President of Ukraine in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election.
Prior to his political career, he obtained a degree in law and created a production company, Kvartal 95, which produces films, cartoons and TV comedy shows. Kvartal 95 created a television series called Servant of the People, in which Zelensky played the role of President of Ukraine. The series aired from 2015 to 2019. A namesake political party bearing the same name as the television show was created in March 2018 by employees of Kvartal 95. Zelensky announced his candidacy on the eve of 31 December 2018, upstaging the New Year's Eve address of President Petro Poroshenko. Six months before Zelensky announced his candidacy, he was already one of the frontrunners in opinion polls for the election. During the campaign, concerns were raised over his links to the oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi (born 3 February 1963). Zelensky won the election with 73% of the vote, defeating incumbent Petro Poroshenko.
In September 2003 Zelensky married Olena Zelenska (née Kiyashko). The couple's first daughter Oleksandra was born in July 2004. Their son Cyril Zelensky was born in January 2013.