Soviet screenwriter, playwright, author, and an Honoured Worker of the Arts of the Russian SFSR.
Completed four courses of the Moscow Correspondence Polygraph Institute, and worked with the All-Soviet Radio, as a literary correspondent for the “Pionerskaya Pravda” newspaper, a literary editor for the journal “Leader,” the head of the literary and art department for “Pionerskaya Pravda,” and as the editor-in-chief of the creative cooperative “Youth" in the Mosfilm film studio.
From 1974 to 1987, he was the associate editor-in-chief of the Gorky film studio and the editor-in-chief of the children’s comedy film journal “Eralash.” He was also a member of the board of directors of the Cinematographers’ Union of the USSR.
His literary work began in 1948, and attained fame thanks to his play “Kolka, My Friend!”. Shortly thereafter it was adapted to film, whereby Khmelik made his debut as a screenwriter. He was also responsible for the plays "Bubbles," “There lived a Timurite, Laptev…”, “Fedyakin – close-up,” and others. He wrote film and television screenplays for children and young adults.