Niklay Tiholov was born in 1968 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria.
In 1987 he graduated from the Secondary School for applied arts in Sofia and in 1991 graduated from the Art College in Dupnitsa.
He works in the field of the applied arts. He paints copies of famous Bulgarian icons, but also creates authors`s and the smallest is 1x1 cm.
He has arranged many solo exhibitions in Bulgaria. He was awarded the prize "Souvenir of Varna" during the Crafts fair.