Svetlana Svetikova, singer and actress
Svetlana Svetikova is a Russian singer and actress.
She was born on November 24, 1983 in Moscow. Her father served in the Navy, currently working as Florentine mosaic artist. Her mother, before marriage sang in the ensemble, later worked as a music teacher in kindergarten, now she is a housewife. Svetlana has a younger sister Natalia, who graduated from the Moscow State University, Faculty of Law.
Svetlana started her career at the age of 4, when her parents brought her to the musical group “Cartoon”. The little girl performed in the children’s musical “Zoo”. At the age of 8 she joined Moscow children’s theater and became a soloist of the children’s rock band “Papa Carlo”. The group recorded the album Live in Rock and toured in Russia, the Crimea, and Germany.
At the age of 12 the girl began performing solo. She was a winner of such contests as Crystal droplet, Bon chanson, Young Talents of Moscow and visited Turkey, Greece, Czech Republic, Germany and France.
In 1999, she appeared in musical Metro.
In 2002 one of the fans gave Svetlana a certificate confirming that one of the stars in the constellation Sagittarius is named Svetlana Svetikova.
The girl studied at the Pedagogical Institute but left it because of the role of Esmeralda in the musical based on the immortal work of Victor Hugo Notre Dame de Paris.
In 2004, Svetikova acted in musical Romeo and Juliet (Polish version). In 2008 she played the main role in the rock opera The Star and Death of Joaquin Murieta. In the musical Cabaret in 2009 she performed as Sally Bowles. In 2011, Svetikova received a role of Constance in the musical The Three Musketeers.
In 2004, Svetikova together with Theon Kontridze gave a jazz concert in England.
From 2005 to 2007 Svetikova collaborated with the band “Brothers Grimm”.
In 2006, Svetlana together with Salsa Boys recorded the song Lambada, which was written in Russian and Spanish. One of the remixes of the song was recorded in collaboration with DJ NiKK, another – together with DJ Onegin. Spanish-language version of the song was played on radio stations in Latin America.
In 2006, Svetlana entered GITIS but was expelled for non-attendance, as she starred in “Not Gonna Get Us”.
In 2007, Svetlana sang in the choir of St. Andrew’s Monastery and in 2008 performed at a charity concert in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
She also starred in many films, TV series and took part in numerous TV shows such as Alla Pugacheva’sStar Factory – 3, Last Hero, Big Race, Dancing with the Stars, Ice and Fire and many others.
Svetlana sang in a duet with famous singers such as Demis Roussos, Garou, group Ricchi e Poveri, Toto Cutugno, Al Bano and Riccardo Foli.
During the filming of the TV show Star Factory – 3 Svetlana had a love affair with Dmitry Golubev. However, their relationship was short-lived and later turned into an ordinary friendship.
Svetikova had a love affair with Russian actor Andrei Chadov.
After their break up Svetlana met her future husband skater Alexei Polishchuk. On October 12, 2013 Svetikova gave birth to a son named Milan.