Zara, singer and actress
Zara (Zafira Mgoyan) was born on July 26, 1983 in Otradnoe, Leningrad region.
At school, she was involved in gymnastics and music. In 1997 the family moved to St. Petersburg.
Since childhood the girl dreamed of becoming a singer. The father wanted her to be a philologist, but Zafira entered the Theatre Academy.
When she was a schoolgirl, Pavel Gladkov (TV presenter of the program “Petersburg”) decided to show the young singer to the composer Oleg Kvasha. So Zafira began to work seriously and in 12 years she had released her first single “Heart of Juliet”.
And in 1997, Zara was a finalist of the TV contest “Morning Star” in Moscow. After that, she was invited to various singing competitions. Together with other members of the “Morning Star” she went to Egypt, where they took part in the festival, “Let the children laugh”. Zafira took the Grand Prix. After Cairo, she was invited to sing for the students of Port Said. At the competition in Varna she won again!
In 1998 Zafira won the Grand Prix at the competition “Hope of Siberia” in Omsk and at the open competition of the new children’s song “Birthday” in St. Petersburg. But the most difficult for her was winning the Grand Prix at the festival “Hit-98″, where she, 14-year-old girl, had to compete with adult and skilled singers.
In 1999 Zafira became the youngest participant of the gala concert “Spring Romance” in St. Petersburg.
Finally she began to cooperate with the fashion writer and arranger Vlad Zhukov.
17-year-old singer Zara was nominated for “Discovery of the Year 2000″ award.
On March 29, 2002 was singer’s first solo concert at the Concert Hall “Oktyabrsky”. Repertoire for the concert she chose herself. That same year, Zara won the “Golden Gramophone” Award for the song “Color of Night”.
Zara starred in several films and television series: White Sand (2011), Little Tragedies (2010), Pushkin: The Last Duel (2006), The Life and Death of Lyonka Panteleyev (2006, she played the lead female role), Tabor (2005), Demon (2004) and others.
In 2006 Zara became a participant of the TV project Star Factory-6 (Fabrika Zvezd), where she took the third place.
In 2008 she married for the second time. Her husband is Moscow millionaire. In 2010 Zara gave a birth to son Danil.
In March 2011, she took part in the project “Star Factory. Return”.
Zafira, singer and actress