Irina Allegrova was born on January 20, 1952 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Her Armenian father Alexander Sarkisov took the last name Allegrov as a pseudonym when he was just 17 and Irina was born under the name Allegrova. Her Russian mother was Serafima Sosnovskaya. Irina was brought up in a theatrical family with famous people who frequented their house and impressed the young girl. Irina spent her early life in Baku, Azerbaijan where she studied piano and ballet. Irina gave birth to one daughter, Lala, at a young age. She left Lala with her parents and moved to Moscow to become a singer at the age of 22.
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Irina Allegrova recorded 13 solo albums, has been awarded numerous prizes and in 2010 was given the prestigious award Distinguished Artist of Russia. Irina has written 3 novels about love, and created an award ceremony where she and other stars give out the 'Golden Duck' award to those journalists who made up the worst lies.
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Director of the singer is her daughter Lala. In the early 1980’s Allegrova supplemented her income by baking cakes, pastries and other sweets at home. Irina still hopes to open a small bakery selling homemade pastries.