Boris Evgenyevich Zakhava (1896–1976; Russian: Борис Евгеньевич Захава) was a Soviet theatre director, actor and acting coach. He was awarded the USSR State Prize (1952) and honored with the title of People's Artist of the USSR (1967). His notable roles include portrayal of Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov in War and Peace (1968). Zakhava was an acting coach. He taught several generations of Russian actors, including Mikhail Ulyanov, Yuri Yakovlev, Vasily Lanovoy, Lyudmila Maksakova, Nikolai Gritsenko, Nikolai Timofeyev, Rolan Bykov, Andrei Mironov, Alexander Kalyagin, Leonid Filatov, Vyacheslav Shalevich, Leonid Kanevsky, Mikhail Derzhavin, Aleksandr Shirvindt and Aleksandr Zbruyev.