Oksana Pochepa, pop singer – Akula
Oksana Pochepa is a Russian pop singer, model and actress. Her stage name is Akula (Shark).
Oksana was born on July 20, 1984 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. In her childhood the girl participated in Rostov children’s ensembles, sang, wrote poetry and was engaged in acrobatics. Oksana has brother Mikhail.
Since childhood she wanted to become a singer and in 1991, the girl entered Rimsky-Korsakov music school.
In 1997-1998, Oksana was a soloist of the youth project Maloletka (Youngster). At the same time as a part of the project she performed in the Rostov Sports Palace. The girl also participated in the tour “Youth against drugs”.
In 2000, Pochepa received an invitation from Sergei Zhukov to take part in his new musical project Akula (Shark) and moved to Moscow.
In 2001, her first solo album, Kislotniy DJ (Acidic DJ) was released. Her second album “Without Love” was released in 2002.
In 2004, the singer performed in the American cities and stayed in the USA. Two years later, in 2006, she returned to Russia.
The music video for the song “Morning without you” was filmed in 2007. In the same year she appeared in a Maxim magazine photo shoot.
Oksana worked as a radio host of the hit parade “Uni –hit” at the Youth radio station.
Pochepa starred in the film Streetracers (2008) directed by Oleg Fesenko and in the TV series Time of Happiness 2 (2010) directed by D. Sorokin.
They say, Oksana was Mel Gibson’s girlfriend. She has fallen for the actor. Pochepa says she is smitten by the actor and hopes “their love is strong and long-lasting”. But was it a gossip, or maybe not???
Gibson has three Russian Oksanas (according to the Internet): first – Oksana Pochepa, second – Oksana Grigorieva(ex-wife of “James Bond” Timothy Dalton) and the third – Oksana Kolesnikova (Russian pianist).
Her official site: www.pochepa.ru