Dasha Zhukova

About Dasha Zhukova

Who is it?: Businesswoman & Art Collector
Birth Day: June 08, 1981
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia, Russian
Native name: Дарья Александровна Жукова
Education: University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 2004)
Spouse(s): Roman Abramovich (m. 2008)
Children: 2
Parent(s): Alexander Zhukov and Yelena Zhukova

Dasha Zhukova

Dasha Zhukova was born on June 08, 1981 in Moscow, Russia, Russian, is Businesswoman & Art Collector. Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova is a Russian businesswoman, fashion designer, art collector and the founder of the world famous art magazine Garage. She hails from a rich Russian family and is known to lead a very extravagant life along with her billionaire husband, Roman Abramovich. After her parents split up, she moved to Los Angeles with her mother and after her breakup with tennis star, Marat Safin, she moved back to Russia and in 2006, started her own fashion label known as Nova & T, which became immensely popular among Russian and other European celebrities. While designing fashion accessories, she developed a keen taste for art and culture and founded several funds which helped struggling artists. She went on to start ‘Garage’ a centre to preserve cultural and artistic heritage of Russia. Britain’s popular Pop magazine appointed her the editor-in-chief, which she later resigned. Later, she became the creative director of Artsy.net and started her own magazine Garage, a venture with which she is associated with to this date, and she is also known as a founding member of ‘Culture Shed’ in New York.
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Popular As Dasha Zhukova
Occupation Business Women
Age 41 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 08, 1981 (Moscow, Russia, Russian)
Birthday June 08
Town/City Moscow, Russia, Russian
Nationality Russian

🌙 Zodiac

Dasha Zhukova’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Dasha Zhukova was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.



Zhukova was born as Darya Alexandrovna Zhukova in Moscow on 8 June 1981. Her Father is Alexander Zhukov, an oil trader. Her mother is Yelena Zhukova, a Russian-Jewish scientist of molecular biology. Her parents separated when she was 3. In 1991, she moved with her mother to the United States, settling in the Houston area as her mother had relocated due to work. They later moved to Los Angeles, California. Elena was then offered an opportunity at UCLA. By the time Elena retired, she was a professor of molecular biology there, as well as an authority on diabetes.


Zhukova attended a Jewish day-school in California. It was a Hebrew college, Dasha's first school in the US, and she attended it for three years. She attended Pacific Hills School, graduating in 1999. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with degrees in Slavic studies and literature. After becoming involved with Roman Abramovich, she returned to Moscow and later moved to London, where she enrolled at the London's College of Naturopathic Medicine but did not complete the program.


In 2006, Zhukova co-founded the fashion label Kova & T with her childhood friend Kristina ‘Tina’ Tang, daughter of Chinese Entrepreneur David Tang. She sits on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), an organization to which she has contributed.


In a 2008 secret ceremony, Zhukova married Roman Abramovich, a Russian oligarch and the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. The couple have two children, a son and daughter, who were both born in the US. In August 2017 the couple announced that they would separate.


In February 2009, Zhukova was appointed editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Pop. Many in the industry saw her as an unlikely replacement for launch Editor Katie Grand. In an interview at the time she was unable to name a single Artist she admired, saying she was bad with names. She resigned from the position after three issues in November 2010.


In 2014, a photograph of Zhukova sitting on a chair designed as a mannequin of a black woman was featured on Buro 24/7, an online fashion publication. The photograph was widely criticized as racist. Buro 24/7 cropped the chair from the photo and Zhukova apologised, describing the chair as artwork and as "commentary on gender and racial politics". Zhukova added, "I utterly abhor racism and would like to apologise to those offended by my participation in this shoot".

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