- Category : 1988-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (7,20,21)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Education 1
British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for her work in the genres of electropop and synth-pop. Her debut album, Nothing's Real was released on 8 July 2016, followed by Forevher on 16 August 2019.
Her mother is a Russian actress and her father is an English documentary filmmaker. They divorced when she was three. Shura has two brothers, including a twin, Nicholas, who has starred in three of her music videos: "Touch", "White Light" and "What's It Gonna Be?". She began playing the guitar when she was 13 years old and started recording music at 16. Shura had been a promising soccer player in her youth and played for Manchester City from under 11 to under 16 level.
Shura is an out lesbian and an atheist, despite a long-standing fascination with religion. In summer 2014 she experienced a severe panic attack, which she described as "feel[ing] like I [was] dying." Her stage name comes from a short form of her first name in Russian, a language Shura is fluent in.