Graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Kr. Sarafov" (NATFA) in 2002 in the class of Prof. Nadezhda Seykova. His career began at Theatre-Laboratory Sfumato, where he took on prominent roles such as Ivan Karamazov in "The Doctrine of the Death Shadow" based on Dostoevsky's work, Jean in August Strindberg's "Miss Julie", Sergei Efron in the adaptation of Marina Tsvetaeva's "Elabuga Station", Judas in Emilian Stanev's "Lazarus and Jesus", Kochkarov and Poprischin in "The Dream of Gogol" by Gogol, Von Koren in Anton Chekhov's "The Duel", Svidrigailov in "Svidrigailov" based on F.M. Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment". He also portrayed Comforters in Gogol's "The Gamblers" and The Young in "Plebeian by Birth" at the Aleko Konstantinov State Satirical Theatre and Georgi Benkovski in Boyan Papazov's "Open a Wound" at the The Bulgarian Army Theatre.
He’s been a member of the troupe at the Ivan Vazov National Theatre since 2012.
Hristo Petkov received nominations for the Icarus Awards in 2010 for his main male role as Kochkarov and Poprischin and in 2019 for his minor male role as Hadji Stanyo in "The Observers" by Konstantin Iliev. Hristo Petkov is also known for his roles in cinema and TV series.
During this season, on the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theater, you can watch Hristo Petkov in the following performances: "The Hague", "The Observers ", "The Little Foxes", "Useless Men", "Attempt to fly", "A Capital(ist) Mistake", "Exiles" and "New Land".