Maria Makarova – Masha and bears
Maria Makarova is a Russian singer, founder and lead singer of rock group Masha And Bears.
Masha was born on September 6, 1977 in Krasnodar.
The girl worked as a DJ on the radio in Krasnodar. In the mid-1990s, she began to sing in Krasnodar’s groups Makar Dubai and Drynk. In 1997 she signed a contract with Oleg Nesterov (soloist of the band Megapolis), who became her producer. In the same year, Masha created a band Masha And Bears and moved to Moscow.
In 2008, Maria experimented with electronic music in the project Ya Maha. The project was done in collaboration with Victor Burco and Sergey Minko, who made remixes of songs by the group Masha And Bears. In the same year Masha participated in the recording of the song Snow Maiden by the group Bobry.
Her husband was a Krasnodar artist Andrei Repeshko. On January 7, 2005 she gave birth to twin daughters – Rosa and Mira. On November 20, 2010, Maria gave birth to a son from her second marriage.