Zemfira Ramazanova aka Zemfira
Singer, Rock Artist
Zemfira Ramazanova was born 26 August 1976 in Ufa, Bashkortostan in a typical middle-class family - her mother is a doctor, and her father a history teacher. At the age of 4, Zemfira became interested in music, entering a music school the following year (where she studied piano performance and voice) and writing her first song when she was seven years old. Her older brother Ramil introduced her to rock music, which became her real passion – she listened to Black Sabbath, Nazareth and Queen, learning to play the guitar.
Did You Know?
Zemfira has recorded 8 albums, 4 singles and has been touring all over the world several times.
Other interesting facts:
Zemfira has limited her contact with the media after an initial avalanche of invasive and libelous publicity. Multiple Russian tabloids had speculated about the singer’s sexual orientation, drawing largely on references found in her song lyrics, and for the last couple of years romantically linking her with actress, director and screenwriter Renata Litvinova. The singer herself has never discussed her private life.