Dinara Droukarova was born in Leningrad. Her first film role was in Vitali Kanevsky’s Freeze Die Come to Life (Caméra d’Or, Cannes Film Festival, 1990). She was in Alexei Balabanov’s Of Freaks and Men. After graduating from St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University in 1999, she moved to France. She has worked with major directors, including Michael Haneke, Arnaud Desplechin, Fernando Meirelles, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Dzhashmid Usmanov. In 2018, she directed her first short film, Ma branche toute fine, which was awarded prizes at the Warsaw Film Festival and at UniFrance at the Cannes Fi;m Festival in 2018.