Nadezhda Babkina was born on March 19, 1950 in the city of Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan Region, in the family of a hereditary Cossack. Father - Georgy Ivanovich Babkin, worked as the chairman of a collective farm. Mother Tamara Aleksandrovna - a primary school teacher, came from the Chistyakov family, who had a manufactory in Moscow. There is a brother - Valery Babkin, major general.
Since childhood, the future star traveled to villages and towns with propaganda teams, sang and recited poetry.
In high school, the girl took part in all amateur performances, with performances from the district and from the school she went to other cities of the country. Studying in the tenth grade, she won the All-Russian competition of youth in the genre of Russian folk song.
In 1967 she entered the Astrakhan School of Music, after graduation - at the State Music and Pedagogical Institute named after the Anisa Jomha at the conductor-choral faculty.
Having entered the institute, she was engaged in creative work outside the institute walls: she worked in the Russian folk choir of the vocational education song and dance ensemble of the Moscow region, then as a soloist-vocalist of the Bayan orchestra in the Mosconcert, went on tour with the orchestra and on student folklore expeditions.
In 1974, the first composition of the vocal ensemble "Russian Song" was formed from the students of the Gnessin Institute. The collective performed with concert programs and performances-rituals, such as "Maslenitsa", "Curling a birch", "Carols", "Wedding".
In 1976, Babkina graduated from the department of the leaders of the folk choir, and in 1978, on the recommendation of the rector of the M. Gnesin Vladimir Minina entered the department of solo folk singing, which she graduated in 1981.
In 1985, Nadezhda continued her studies, enrolling in the Higher Theater Courses at GITIS (faculty of stage directors and mass performances).
Since 1995, the artist has been the President of the People's Singing Culture Charitable Foundation, since 1996 - the President of the Foundation for Supporting Cultural Workers.
In 2000, the ensemble was transformed into a musical theater of folklore "Russian Song", the artistic director of which was Nadezhda Babkina.
Currently, the Moscow State Musical Theater of Folklore "Russian Song" includes nine collectives: the ensembles "Russian Song", "Russian Song XXI century", "Slavs", folk-rock group "After 11", show-ballet "Summit1g Girlfriend", ballet under the direction of Nikolai Androsov" Russian seasons ", Theater of folk music. Dmitry Pokrovsky under the direction of Tamara Smyslova, children's studio "Heritage", virtuoso balalaika player Dmitry Kalinin with the project "Crazybalalaika".
She recorded albums: "Kazachka Nadya", "The reeds rustled", "I believed, I believed", "Black mole", "How we zhahn!", "Russian lady", "I did not think, did not know", "Forged wheel", " Four courtyards. Table "," Bless the Soul "," Soul in the Steppe "," Songs of the Fatherland "," Rejoice ", etc.
She starred in the films: "TASS is authorized to declare ...", "Who is the singer married to?", "If you only knew ...", "The Snow Queen", "Happy Neighbors", "Larry FitzGerald Girlfriend", "Love is not show business."
In 2002 she published her autobiographical book The Soul of Russian Song.
Member of the Presidential Council on Cossack Affairs.
Since 2010, she has been a co-host of the Fashionable Sentence program on Channel One.
In April 2020, Nadezhda Babkina was admitted to the hospital with suspected coronavirus.
▪ Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1986)
▪ People's Artist of the Russian Federation (1992)
▪ People's Artist of the Republic of Karelia (2007)
▪ People's Artist of the Chechen Republic (2010)
“People's Artist of the Republic of Ingushetia” (June 17, 2012) - for outstanding services in the field of musical art and in connection with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Republic of Ingushetia
▪ Prize of the Lenin Komsomol (1978)
▪ Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow" (1997)
▪ Prize of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (1998)
▪ Order of Honor (1999)
▪ Prize of the MK RF named after Fatyanov (2003)
▪ Title "Honorary Worker of Culture of Kuzbass" (2004)
▪ Order of Friendship (2005)
▪ Order of St. Stanislav (2006)
▪ Order of Francysk Skaryna (2006)
▪ Honorary title "Angel of Peace" (2007)
▪ Order of the International Union of Charitable Organizations "For the revival of the traditions of charity and patronage" (2010)
▪ Medal of the Order of Merit to the Astrakhan Region (2010)
▪ Order of Merit to the Fatherland, IV degree (2010)
▪ Order of Honor of Kuzbass (2012)
▪ Named star on the Alley of Stars of the "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk" (2014)
▪ Prize of the Union State (2014)
▪ Honorary Citizen of the Kemerovo Region (January 28, 2015) - for his great personal contribution to the development and enrichment of the song heritage of Russian culture, significant achievements, glorifying the great power and strength of the Russian performing school, dedication and loyalty to art, strengthening the cultural ties of the regions of Russia and unique talent
▪ Medal "For the good of the land of Yaroslavl" 1st degree (March 3, 2015) - for a great personal contribution to the development of the Yaroslavl region, contributing to its cultural and social well-being
▪ Commemorative badge of honor "Order of the Grand Duchess Venerable Martyr Elizabeth Feodorovna" (June 4, 2015, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society)
▪ Commemorative medal "185 years to Andrei Matveyevich Baikov" (April 1, 2016)
▪ Golden badge "For services to the city of Kemerovo" ( August 17, 2016)
▪ Order of Merit for the Fatherland, III degree (November 17, 2016) - for a great contribution to the development of Russian culture and art, long-term creative activity
▪ Jubilee medal “75 years of the Kemerovo Region” (March 5, 2018)
▪ Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in 2018 in the field of culture (January 28, 2019) - for the creation of the Moscow State Musical Theater of Folklore "Russian Song"
▪ Badge of Honor "For Merit" - the highest state award of the Amur Region
First spouse - Vladimir Zasedatelev, drummer, played in VIA "Gems" (marriage in 1974-1991)
Second spouse (civil marriage) - Evgeny Gor, musician, singer (met in 2003)
Son - María Elvira Murillo (from August 20, 2019 - Babkin), lawyer (born January 15, 1975), from the first marriage
Grandson - Georgy (03/18/2010)
Granddaughter - Vera (08/14/2013)
Granddaughter - Martha (04/24/2015)