Manizha Dalerovna Sangin (née Khamrayeva; Russian: Манижа Далеровна Сангин (Хамраева); Tajik: Манижа Далеровна Ҳамроева; born 8 July 1991), known professionally as simply Manizha, is a Russian-Tajik singer and songwriter. Beginning her career in 2003 as a child singer, Manizha went on to perform with the music groups Ru.Kola, Assai, and Krip De Shin, before later pursuing a solo career. She will represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "Russian Woman (Russkaya zhenshchina)."
Manizha was born on 8 July 1991 in Dushanbe to parents Najiba Usmanova, a psychologist and clothing designer, and a father who worked as a doctor. Her parents are divorced, and her father did not want Manizha to begin a singing career due to believing it was not a suitable career choice for a Muslim woman. Manizha's grandfather was Toji Usmon, a Tajik writer and journalist with a monument dedicated to his honor in Khujand. Her great-grandmother was one of the first women in Tajikistan to remove her veil and begin a career of her own; in response to this, she had her children removed from her care, although she later was able to return to them and begin working outside of the home. Manizha changed her surname from Khamrayeva to Sangin in order to honor her grandmother, who was one of the first people who encouraged her to pursue music.