Born on November 1, 1971 in Samara.
Russian skater, Honored Master of Sports of Russia.
He performed in pair skating with Maria Petrova, with whom they are world champions (2000), two-time European champions (1999, 2000), Russian champions (2006). In 2007, the couple completed an amateur sports career.
In addition, paired with Irina Sayfutdinova, representing the USSR, Alexei Tikhonov was a bronze medalist in the 1989 World Junior Championships. From 1992 to 1994 he played for Japan with Yukiko Kawasaki and is a two-time champion of Japan.
Alexey Tikhonov participated in the projects of Channel One: “Stars on Ice” paired with actress Anna Bolshova (third place), “Ice Age” paired with actress Alisa Grebenshchikova (third place) and “Ice Age-2” paired with actress Ekaterina Strizhenova and in the third season of the show with actress Alyona Babenko (third place).
In 2007, he starred in the episodic role of himself in the television series of the STS “Matchmaker” channel. He played one of the main roles in the television series "Hot Ice" shown on the First channel of Russian television in 2008.
In 2009, he played one of the roles in the play “Abnormal” based on the play of the same name by Nadezhda Ptushkina, staged on the stage of the Theater named after Vakhtangov.
Personal life: on February 1, 2010, Alexei Tikhonov and his common-law wife and partner, Maria Petrova, had a daughter.