Kamaliya Zahoor (Ukrainian: Камалія Захур, Russian: Камалия Захур; born May 18, 1977) is a Ukrainian musical performer, actress, model, and the 2008 Mrs. World.
She became more widely known after being featured, with her husband, in the British TV-series Meet the Russians.
Kamaliya (real name Natalya Shmarenkova) was born in 1977 in Zabaikallye, Chita Oblast, Soviet Union. When she turned three, her military father was deployed to Budapest, where she danced and sang in the children's ensemble called "Kolokol’chik" (the Jingle).
When her family later moved to Lviv, she took classes in violin and opera, and while in school, she took part in as many concerts and shows as possible. Her efforts were noticed and she received an invitation to sing with the Ukrainian folk music group "Halytska Perlyna" (Halych Perl).
In 2003 Kamaliya wed Mohammad Zahoor, a British/Pakistani businessman. Kamaliya is also involved in charity projects in Ukraine and Pakistan.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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