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 at the age of 12 she 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 take part in 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. By the way, Zafira received the Grand Prix. After Cairo, she was invited to sing for the students of Port Said. At the competition in Varna she won again!