Zara (real name Zarif Pashaevna Mgoian , July 26, 1983 , Leningrad , USSR ) – pop singer and actress of Kurdish origin .
Zara was born July 26, 1983 in the family of Yezidi Kurds from Leninakan (Armenia) . Was in high school number 2 in Otradnoe . Graduated from high school number 56 in St. Petersburg . Father – Pasha Bimbashievich Mgoian – Candidate of physico- mathematical sciences, working in the field of engineering. Mother – Nadi Dzhamalovna Mgoian . Zara also has a younger brother and older sister Roman Liana .
Prior to 2004, Zara professed Yezidism then adopted Christianity .
In 1995, Zara met in Otradnoe Leningrad Region musician and composer Oleg Kvasha , which in 1996 recorded the song ” Heart of Juliet “, ” Just for today , right now …” and ” Lullaby ( Bye bye bye ) ” caught in rotating stations and brought the singer first fame . Also released a maxi-single with four tracks, limited edition.
In 1997, Zara with the song ” Heart of Juliet ” was a finalist in the TV contest “Morning Star” (Moscow) and won the Grand Prix at the International Festival ” Let the children laugh ” (Cairo and Port Said , Egypt) . In 1998, the singer became the owner of the Grand Prix ” Hope of Siberia” (Omsk) , open competition of the new children’s song “Birthday” and international television competition ” Hit of the year ” (both – St. Petersburg ) . Two years in a row at the ” Hope of Europe ” ( Sochi ) Zara received a diploma of the winner of the first degree and the Grand Prix , and in 1999 in Sochi at the festival ” Voices- 99 ” , she was awarded the Audience Choice Award .
In 2004 she graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Dramatic Art . During training on the stage ” Learning Theatre on Moss ‘ Zara played in performances of ” Voices of the past century “,” Idiot “and” Heavenly Swallows “.
2012 – Prize “Golden Gramophone” for the song “Love encore” , performed with Alexander Rosenbaum .
In 2006, the singer became a project participant Idol- 6 , was produced by Victor Drobysh where the singer reached the finals and won the 3rd place.
Subsequently released several music albums , starred in the TV series ” Tabor “, ” SWAT in Russian – 2″, ” The Life and Death of Lyonka Panteleeva ” and many others , as well as in several feature films (eg, short filmahIriny Evteyeva “Demon” and ” Ariadne “).
In 2009 she took part in the show ” Two Star “, reached the finals , but the audience voting she got 2nd place ( 1st place – Mark Tishman and Nonna Grishaeva , place 2 – Zara and Dmitri Singers, 3rd place – Alexander and Victoria Oleshko Dayneko ) . Song performed Zara and Pevtsov in the finals on the idea of Zara , according to producer Igor Matvienko , deserves to be released as a separate single.
In March 2011 , she took part in the project ” Stars Factory . Return. ”
Zara regularly participates in the project ” Property of the Republic ” and expanding its repertoire songs by Soviet composers . In particular, because the singer has found a rebirth is one of the most popular songs of Vladimir Nechayev – ” Autumn Leaves ” (B. Mokrousov – M. Lisyanskii ) .
1999 – Heart of Juliet
2000 – Zara
2002 – Where the river flows
2003 – Zara
2004 – Do not leave me alone
2007 – I’m not the
2009 – For her
Awards , awards, nomination
2009 – Award of the FSB in the category “Musical Art ” for his song ” It’s just the war …”
2009 – national music award “Golden Gramophone” for the song ” For her ”
2010 – national music award “Golden Gramophone” for the song ” nedolyubili ”
2011 – national music award “Golden Gramophone” for the song “Amelie”
2012 – national music award “Golden Gramophone” for the song “Love encore” ( a duet with A. Rosenbaum )