Frunze Dovlatyan was born in 1927 in Gavar, Armenia. He started work as an actor in Armenian provincial theatres and then at the Gabriel Sundukian Drama Theatre of Yerevan, where he was awarded a Stalin Prize for his role in the play These Stars Are Ours. After graduating from the prestigious Directing Department of VGIK Moscow, he became a prominent director most well-known for Hello, it’s Me! (1966). He also became the director of Armenfilm studio in the 1980’s.