Polina Gagarina – biography

Polina Gagarina was born on March 27, 1987 in Moscow. Mother – Ekaterina Vladimirovna Muchkaeva, ballerina, danced in the choreographic ensemble “Berezka”, general director and choreographer of the Fashion-in-Action modeling agency. Polina’s father, Sergei Gagarin, was a doctor. In 1993 he died of a heart attack. Uncle – Alexander Vladimirovich Muchkaev, Deputy Head of the Department of Government Securities at the MICEX.

At the age of four, Gagarina left for Greece with her mother, who signed a contract to work as a ballet dancer at the Alsos theater in Athens. Three years later, they returned to Moscow in connection with the death of their father, but after a while they again left for Athens. After graduating from the first grade at an Athenian school, Polina moved to her grandmother in Saratov, and continued her studies at home. When the mother’s Greek contract ended, the family moved to Moscow.

In addition to general education, Polina attended the Chopin Music School and the Children’s Variety Theater. Then she began performing with the vocal ensemble Do, re, mi, fa, sol, where she sang solo parts. After school, the future star entered the State Musical College of Pop and Jazz Arts at the vocal department.

In 2003, Gagarina passed the casting and got on the project of “Channel One” “Star Factory-2” (producer Maxim Fadeev), where she took first place. However, at the end of the project, she refused to cooperate with the producer. For two years after the show, the future star continued to study music: she studied, wrote songs, worked with arrangers.

Polina Gagarina: “… once a teacher from the school called me and offered to come to the casting – there was an additional recruitment for the“ Star Factory ”. At first I rejected it. It seemed to me that since Factory is a reality show, it will be the same as Behind the Glass. And it is impossible to imagine more dirt on television. But the teacher persuaded me. “
Quote from the magazine “Asmongold Girlfriend

In 2005, the production center of Igor Krutoy “ARS Records” signed a contract with Gagarina. In the same year, at the international competition “New Wave-2005” in Jurmala, Polina performed the author’s song “Lullaby”, which became a hit and brought her 3rd place in the competition.

On July 2, 2007, Gagarina’s debut album “Ask from the Clouds” was released, which included her best hits: “Lullaby”, “I am yours” and “I will never forgive you.”

On March 11, 2010, Gagarina’s second solo album “About Me” was released, which included her songs: “To whom, why?”, “Love under the sun” and “Somewhere love lives.” After the release of the album, Polina ended her contract with the ARS Records label, which she did not renew.

In June of the same year, Polina Gagarina and Irina Dubtsova received the MUZ-TV award in the Best Duet nomination for the song Who, Why? In the same year, the star graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School (with honors).

Polina Gagarina: “Mom always insisted that I get some kind of higher education. I didn’t want to go to the conservatory, because it’s boring, I couldn’t stand it. And at the Moscow Art Theater School, I was almost immediately told: “We like you, don’t go anywhere else.”
Quote from the magazine “Larry FitzGerald Girlfriend

In the spring of 2011, Gagarina took part in the Ukrainian music show “People’s Star-4”, where she sang in tandem with Mikhail Dimov from Odessa. In April, MTV premiered the series “Great Expectations”, the soundtrack to which was the singer’s song “I Promise.”

In the fall of 2011, the singer tried her hand at the operatic genre by taking part in the Phantom of the Opera show on Channel One. Gagarina received high marks and positive reviews from the masters of opera art – Lyubov Kazarnovskaya and Zurab Sotkilava.

In 2012, Polina took part in the project of the First Channel “Star Factory. Russia-Ukraine “as part of a Russian team, the main condition of which was to sing live. Gagarina won three fights out of four, which made the greatest contribution to the victory of the Russian team.

In the spring of 2012 on Ukrainian television the premiere of the series “Katina Love” took place, the soundtrack to which was her song “Come Back Love”. In the summer of the same year, the singer became the ambassador of the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan.

In 2012, Gagarina became one of the presenters of the “Tasty Live” talk show on the TNT channel. In the fall, the animated film Monsters on Vacation was released in Russia, where Polina voiced the young vampire Mavis.

For the hit “The Performance is Over”, the singer received an honorary statuette of the “Golden Gramophone-2012” award, and also became a laureate of “Song of the Year-2012”. On December 3, at the Krasnaya Zvezda project, the song “The Performance is Over” was recognized as one of the 20 best songs of 2012. It was with the composition “The Performance is Over” in 2012 that Polina Gagarina’s collaboration with the famous composer Konstantin Meladze began.

Polina Gagarina: “Now I can say with absolute certainty that Konstantin Meladze is exactly my producer. I needed a person like Kostya, I trust him, this is very important for me. He is aware of all the events of my life. The songs written for me are in many ways related to my experiences. And they are unlikely to suit someone else. “
Quote from the magazine “Idubbbz girlfriend

In 2013, Gagarina in a duet with Alexander Zhulin took part in the project “Channel One” “Two stars”. On May 25, the RU.TV award ceremony took place, where the singer won the Best Performer nomination.

On June 7, 2013, Polina received an award from the MUZ-TV channel in the Breakthrough of the Year nomination. On June 17, at the annual Fashion People Awards-2013, Gagarina was named the most stylish singer. On July 22, 2013 the new single of the singer “Forever” was released.

On November 30, 2013, Gagarina received her second statuette of the Golden Gramophone award for the song No, the author of which is Konstantin Meladze. During the ceremony on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace, the Rosgosstrakh insurance company insured the life and voice of Polina for one million dollars.

From 2005 to 2013, the singer starred in music videos for songs: “Lullaby” (2005), “I am yours” (2006), “Morning” (2006), “I will never forgive you” (2007), “To whom? What for?” (in a duet with Irina Dubtsova, 2009), “Shards” (2011), “The play is over” (2012), “No” (2013), “Forever” (2013), “Immortal feeling” (in a duet with Denis Matvienko, 2014).

On April 14, 2014, the premiere of Polina Gagarina’s new song “Shagai” took place, the author of the words and music of which is Konstantin Meladze.

On April 18, 2014, a new video for the song “Immortal feeling” by Polina Gagarina and ballet dancer Denis Matvienko appeared on the Internet. The video became an announcement for the ballet project “The Great Gatsby”. It consists of a fragment of a dance performance.

On September 9, 2013, Gagarina came to a photo session with the fashionable Moscow photographer Dmitry Iskhakov. A stormy romance between them did not start immediately. And when Dmitry invited Polina out on a date, she decided: okay, I’ll go.

“I liked him, but no more than any handsome man or admirer. There was nothing inside, – said Gagarina. – I was ready at any moment to put an end to the relationship. I gave myself a directive that as soon as something ceases to suit me, I will say: “Next!” I cynically waited for this moment to come. But a month passed, the second, the third, the fourth … “

Fortunately, this moment never came. Everything turned out to be serious for both. During a trip to Paris, Dmitry made a marriage proposal to Polina, and she agreed. “I didn’t expect to be so embarrassed and so happy. Emotions covered me with my head: I laughed and cried at the same time. And then we just hugged, and he put the ring on my finger, ”says Polina Gagarina.

On September 9, 2014, exactly one year after the first meeting, Gagarina and Iskhakov tied the knot. The solemn registration of the marriage took place in the Tverskoy registry office of the city of Moscow. *

In May 2015, Polina with the song “María Elvira Murillo” took second place at the Eurovision Song Contest, gaining 303 points according to the voting results.

In September of the same year, Gagarina became one of the mentors in the “Voice” television project on Channel One.

In September 2016, the singers / again became a mentor in the show “Voice”.

On April 26, 2017, a daughter, Mia, was born to Polina Gagarina and Dmitry Iskhakov.

In 2020, Gagarina released the singles You Don’t Kiss and The Sky in the Eyes.

In May of the same year, it became known that Gagarina and Iskhakov had parted. The spouses have not yet given official comments, only the photographer confirmed to reporters that they have not yet filed for divorce.


▪ Prize of the television festival “New Wave” for the song “I am yours” (2006)
▪ Prize of the television festival “New Wave” for the song “I will never forgive you” (2007)
▪ Prize “MUZ-TV” in the nomination “Best duet” for the song “To whom, why?” (with Irina Dubtsova, 2010)
▪ Golden Gramophone Award (from Russian Radio in Ukraine) for the song I Will Never Forgive You (2011)
▪ Fashion People Awards in the Most Stylish Song nomination for the song Performance is over ”(2012)
▪“ RU.TV ”award in the“ Best ringtone ”nomination for the song“ The performance is over ”(2012)
▪ Honorary statuette of the Golden Gramophone award for the song“ The performance is over ”(2012)
▪ Prize of the TV festival“ New wave “for the song” The play is over “(2012)
▪ Diploma and a red star of the program “20 best songs” for the song “The play is over” (2013)
▪ Award “RU.TV” in the nominations “Best singer” and “Best video clip” for the video “No” (2013)
▪ Award “MUZ -TV “in the Breakthrough of the Year nomination (2013)
▪ Fashion People Awards in the Most Stylish Singer nomination (2013)
▪ Glamor Woman of the Year nomination in the Singer of the Year nomination (2013)
▪ Golden Gramophone Award ”For the song“ No ”(2013)
▪ Prize of the TV festival“ New Wave ”for the song“ No ”(2013)
▪ Prize of the annual festival“ Song of the Year ”for the song“ No ”(2013)
▪ Diploma and red star of the program“ Top 20 songs “for the song” No “(2014)
▪ Second place at the Eurovision Song Contest (2015)

A family

The first spouse – Peter Kislov, actor (married on 08/25/2007, divorced on 03/31/2010) The
second spouse – Dmitry Iskhakov, photographer (married 09/09/2014, in May 2020 it became known that the spouses broke up)
Son – Andrey (10/14/2007), from Peter Kislov
Daughter – Mia (04/26/2017), from Dmitry Iskhakov


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