Arkadij Khaet was born during the final moments of the Soviet Union. A few weeks after his birth his family left the Republic of Moldova and immigrated to Germany. After graduating highschool he lived in Israel for a while, and then moved to Cologne to start his undergraduate studies in Film and Television. As a student he started to implement his own film projects. Khaet followed this up with a diploma in feature film directing at the prestigious Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. He is a scholarship holder of the Jewish Gifted and Talented Foundation, the Ernst-Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk and part of the programming collective of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin|Brandenburg. His films have screened at numerous festivals worldwide and have won several awards.