Akaki Shanidze (Georgian: აკაკი შანიძე) (Born: 26 February 1887 in Nogha, Samtredia, Georgia – Died: 29 March 1987 in Tbilisi, Georgia) was a Georgian linguist and philologist. He was one of the founders of the Tbilisi State University (1918) and Academician of the Georgian Academy of Sciences (1941); Doctor of Philological Sciences (1920), Professor (1920). He was first doctor in Tbilisi state university, his works in Georgian is most important in linguistic Sciences.
Shanidze graduated from the St. Petersburg University in 1909. His numerous works heavily influenced modern scholarly research of the Georgian and its sister Kartvelian languages both in Georgia and abroad with his tutorship of the Norwegian Kartvelologist Hans Vogt.
During his career, he was awarded: