Svetoslav Vitkov

Svetoslav Emilov Vitkov (Bulgarian: Светослав Емилов Витков [svɛtoˈsɫaf ɛˈmiɫov ˈvitkof]; born 26 January 1971) is a Bulgarian singer, karate instructor, politician and songwriter, best known for his work with Hipodil. In 2013 he founded the political party People's Voice.

Svetoslav Vitkov
Birth nameSvetoslav Emilov Vitkov
Born (1971-01-26) 26 January 1971 (age 50)
Gorno Barutin, Bulgaria
GenresRock, punk, thrash metal, ska
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, politician, karate instructor
Years active1991–present
LabelsUnison RTM, Riva Sound, PolySound Inc., SKD Sound
Associated actsHipodil
Svetlio & the Legends


Svetoslav Emilov Vitkov was born on 26 January 1971 to Emil Vitkov and Nadezhda (née Kukova). His family from his mother's side are Bulgarians from the region of Macedonia.[1] Vitkov has one brother named Nikolay.[2]

He was first involved in karate in 1985, and has a black belt. He has taught karate since 1995.

Vitkov is a graduate of the Sofia High School of Mathematics.

In 1991, he joined the then-fledgling punk rock band Hipodil to replace its previous singer, Miroslav Telalov, who left the band to serve in the Bulgarian army.

In 2011, he and fellow band member Ventsislav Mitsov ran for president and vice president of Bulgaria.[3]

He has written three books on his time with Hipodil and karate, among other things.


  • Blagodarenie na... (2005)
  • Pogled po patya (2006)
  • Bulgarno, ili isteriata Hipodil (2007)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Витков, Светльо. "Биография" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Профил на Светльо Витков" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Bulgarian Rocker Runs for President, Launches Cheeky Campaign". Retrieved 24 August 2013.