Zara in 2012, photo by Paha_L/

Birth Name: Zarifa Pashaevna Mgoyan

Place of Birth: Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Date of Birth: 26 July, 1983

Ethnicity: Kurdish Yezidi

Zara is a Russian pop singer, actress, and social activist.

Her parents, Nadi Jamalovna and Pasha Binbashievich Mgoyan, are ethnic Yazid, from Leninakan, Armenia. Her father is a candidate of physical and mathematical sciences, working in the field of mechanical engineering. She has two children with her former husband Sergei Ivanov. She is an Eastern Orthodox Christian.

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