Tina (full name: Tinatin) Kandelaki was born on November, 10 1975 in Tbilisi (Georgia). Her father is an economist and her mother a physician.
Tina graduated from the journalism department of Tbilisi State University and from the department of international relations of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Prior to 1995, she worked at Radio 105 radio station and for Georgian television.
After 1995, she worked for the radio stations and television channels M-Radio, RDV, Serebryany Dozhd, 2×2, Biz-TV, Muz-TV, Vremechko on TVC, YV-6 in Moscow.
20022007: host of the Detali programme on the STS TV Channel.
From 2003: host and producer of The Smartest programme.
20082011: host of the TV programme Unreal Politics on REN TV and later on NTV channels.
In 2008, Ms. Kandelaki became a co-owner of Apostle Media (later Centre for Strategic Communications Apostle), specialising in PR and production of television and video content.
In 2010, she was author and host of the discussion programme Alternative on the Vesti FM radio station.
In August 2011, she organised and conducted the first National Educational Forum Smart School.
20102012: member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
In 2013, together with Margarita Simonyan, she co-hosted the political talk show Iron Lady on the NTV channel.
From 2014, she was co-investor and art director of the elite club village Shelestovo in New Moscow.
In July 2015, Tina was appointed General Producer and Deputy General Director of the consolidated sports editorial board established on the basis of the new federal TV Channel Match TV.