Tanya Nikitovna Kalinina (Margovyan: Tania Anicetia Calinia, Russian: Таня Никитовна Калинина, born 23 November 1982) is a Margovyan singer-actress and former politician. She is a former representative of the province of Quintin del Pan, and a former Speaker of the House of Representatives. She is also the vocalist and lead guitarist of the band Not So Socialist.
Kalinina officially became the 31st Minority Floor leader or Speaker of the House of Representatives of Margovya after winning the minority conclave on October 11, 2008 against Ikanua Representative Yuliya Koneva with a score of 174 against 21. Kalinina served for another term as House Speaker after winning the minority conclave on April 11, 2010 against Viktoriyovskaya Representative Katrina Vegova with a score of 194 against 0. One representative was absent, Arbatskaya representative Maria Atolova, who later became House Speaker.
Before she became an actress and politician, Kalinina played as a striker for Sta. Susana Femenina, the women's division of Sta. Susana F.C. In the one year that she played for the club, she won a Copa de las Mujeres Margovianas and a Primera Division Femenina title.
Tanya Kalinina was born in Alakdanovich, Quintin del Pan on November 23, 1982 to former Senator Nikita Kalinin (born 1955) and Kseniya Kalinina (born 1958). She has two siblings: older brother Dmitri (born 1978) and younger brother Ilya (b. 1985). Kalinina attended Quintin del Pan State University high school and college, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business on 2004.
Acting and singing career
Shortly after starting her first year in college, Kalinina entered Svolochy Showdown in its 1999 season, and sang versions of great hits like Valentine, My Heart Will Go On, Reflection and When You Believe. She became the twenty-first champion after singing her very own single "My Only Man". After then, Kalinina started recording her own songs and albums.
Kalinina first got her acting break on 2001 in the movie A Big Ball of Justice: The Adventures of Yakov "Fat Man" Yazenev where she was assigned the role of the young Yelizaveta Tramuva, the real-life wife of MNP Director-General Yakov Yazenev, opposite Orental Gibitov. Since then, Kalinina participated in different award-winning films, including May 19 (2005), Three Queens (2009), and Flight 4892 (2012).
Not So Socialist
Kalinina was signed by Tidzhomov Music Records after fierce competition from other local record labels after she won Svolochy Showdown. There, she was introduced to fellow singers and future bandmates Maria Atolova and Gavrina Kumilyova by Denis Tidzhomov while the former two were working to form a band. The three of them eventually established the band Not So Socialist, so named after Kalinina was quoted as saying that "when people learn how I see the politics in this country, they'll find out that I'm not as socialist as my father."
Kalinina and the rest of the band members, including new addition Lev Arigov, were involved in a controversy during the release of a special edition of their album The Promiscuous Album in 2002. The special edition's cover featured the four band members standing naked behind the title letters. Critics believed that this was a reference to the album's title, and that the "sheer nakedness of three young ladies and a young man" would lead astray the youth of Margovya. All four members of Not So Socialist did not comment on the subject while the controversy was in full swing, but years after the controversy had died down, Kalinina finally revealed her side of the story in 2011 while promoting the band's latest album at the time, Product Misplacement. In it Kalinina claimed that there was no real nudity involved in the making of the special edition cover of The Promiscuous Album, all of them were wearing underwear which had been airbrushed in post-production to create the nude effect. So far none of her band members or the studio responsible for creating the special edition album had confirmed or denied Kalinina's story.
Kalinina has served as vocalist for a number of Not So Socialist songs, in following with their personal code of "let everyone sing lead vocals once in a while". Some of the songs she fronted for Not So Socialist include a rock version of her winning single from Svolochy Showdown, "My Only Man"; "Cat", "These Paper Covers", "Kissing Talking Lips", "Things I Hate About You", "Our Rules", and "Always Want You".
Kalinina married TPB vocalist Ivan Prokofiev on 16 May 2004 at the Basilica de Sta. Susana in Ciudad del Celebridad.
On 3 July 2007, Kalinina confirmed that she was pregnant, and she announced on 7 September 2007 that she was expecting twins. On 8 January 2008, her twins Viktor and Roland (named after Prokofiev's bandmates in TPB) were born at Our Lady of Marginalia Hospital.
Kalinina gave birth to the couple's third child, Aleksandr, on 23 December 2011.
The couple had their fourth son Foma on 3 April 2016.
|2001||A Big Ball of Justice: The Adventures of Yakov "Fat Man" Yazenev||Young Yelizaveta Tramuva||First motion picture project|
|Karageorgiyev: The Movie||Feodora Karageorgiyeva|
|The Tower||Wynona Mae Sandford|
|2004||One Plus One Equals Six||Yelizaveta Fyodorova||Nominated "Best Supporting Actress", 2004 Amanda Viktoriyovskaya Memorial Film Awards|
|2005||May 19||Maria Linarova|
|2006||The Interceptors: Final Strike||Karlota Pamukova|
|2007||I Am Nothing But a Girl||Yelena Burova||Nominated "Best Actress", 2007 Ciudad del Celebridad Film Festival|
|2008||I Heart Rock and Roll||Raisa Markova||Won "Best Supporting Actress", 2008 Leonid Pankavuranov Film Awards|
|2009||Three Queens||Emilya "Mileya" Bansutina|
|In the Holy City||Esther Livyatan|
|2010||The Fourth Interceptor||Fourth Interceptor|
|We Have to Survive: The Yefrem Dragunov Story||Staff Sergeant Olga Queruva|
|2011||What Happened in Kherson?||Denise Ray Maslennikova|
|The Winning Man||Samara Ekranoplanova|
|The Four Interceptors||Fourth Interceptor||Won "Best Movie Actress's TV Comeback", 2011 Margovyan Television Awards|
|2012||Flight 4892||Yelizaveta Meskina|
|Three Girls: In Deep Sh*t||Mileya Bansutina|
|The Interceptors: Revenge of the Fem-Cop||Fourth Interceptor||Won "I Thought You Were Dead" Award, 2012 Margovyan Golden Raspberry Awards|
|The Interceptors: The Roaring Twenties||Chelsea York||TV movie|
|2013||Escape From Muluwheyo||Thea Johnson|
|No Rush||Maria Lubovenko||
|Twilight of the Interceptor||Fourth Interceptor|
|2014||377 kph||Mikhaela Kabutova|
|The Six Interceptors||Fourth Interceptor|
|2015||Three Agents||Mileya Bansutina|
|The Karageorgiyevs: The Next Chapter||Feodora Karageorgiyeva|
|2016||The Greatest Team There Never Was||Herself|
|2017||The Interceptors: Philippine Civil War||Pavlina Moskova|
|377 kph 4: The Last Ride||Mikhaela Kabutova|
|1998-2002||The Karageorgiyevs||Feodora Karageorgiyeva||Recurring role (Season 8)|
Main role (Seasons 9-11)
|1999; 2013-present||Svolochy Showdown||Herself||Contestant (Season 21)|
Host (along with Maria Atolova; Season 35-present)
|2001-2004; 2017||Three Girls||Emilya "Mileya" Bansutina||Main role|
|2004-2006||Singer Siblings||Celestina Adriana Lopez||Recurring role (Seasons 4-5)|
|2005-2006; 2008||Clique Flick||Konrada Barbitova||Recurring role (Season 1)|
Season 4, Episode 17 ("The Beauty Within")
|2007-2009||The Siblings Parted Ways||Celestina Adriana Lopez||Recurring role (Seasons 1-3)|
|2008-2010||Down South||Viktoriya Yuganova||Main role|
|2009-2015||Top Gear Margovya||Herself||Presenter (Series 1-13)|
|2010-2012||The Interceptor||Fourth Interceptor||Main role (Seasons 5-6)|
|2013-2019||There's the Way, Where's the Will?||Ruslana "Smiley" Koppelberg||Main role|
|2014-2015||White Company||Jenna Paulsen||Main role|
|2016||Celebrity Big Brother Margovya 4||Herself||Housemate|
|2017||The Interceptors (2008)||Andzhela Moskova||Supporting character (season 10)|
|2018||The Intruders||Tanya Santibañez|
|2020||Celebrity Big Brother Margovya 6||Herself||Housemate|
Svolochy Showdown (1999)
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||Good Thing It Wasn't My Ex||Susana Bulshitova||N/A||Advanced|
|One Judge Judgment||Contestant's Choice||Come Back To Me||Orental Gibitov||46||Advanced (8.92)|
|Contestants' Play Date||Coach's Choice||I Have Nothing||Whitney Houston||N/A||Passed|
|Top 20||Personal Choice/
|To My Ex/
|Top 19||Personal Choice||Came For You||Irina Adzhitekova||14||Safe|
|Top 18||Personal Choice||The Prayer||Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli||16||Safe|
|Top 17||Any Foreign Song covered by Local Artist||Narito Ako||Regine Velasquez, covered by Conrada Cortesova||5||Safe|
|Top 16||Male Original Singer/s||Talk To You||Gregoriy Umalin||3||Safe|
|Top 15||Songs From the '50s||Johnny B. Goode||Chuck Berry||11||Safe|
|Top 14||Female Original Singer/s||I Will Always Love You||Dolly Parton||9||Safe|
|Top 13||Margovyan Razzie Songs||Don't Stop||Conrada Cortesova||4||Safe|
|Top 12||Any Foreign Song covered by Foreign Artist||How Do I Live||LeAnn Rimes, covered by Trisha Yearwood||7||Safe|
|Top 11||Duets||When You Believe||Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston||11||Safe|
|Top 10||Mariah Carey/
|I Still Believe/
One Sweet Day
|Brenda K. Starr (covered by Mariah Carey)/
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
|Top 9||Single from a past winner||Joyride of Love||Roland Tidzhomov||6||Safe|
|Top 8||Songs from Movies||Rides to Paradise (from the 1998 film Ride Mates||Irina Adzhitekova and Hafimwahlid Talnaev||1||Safe|
|Top 7||1990s Hits||Valentine||Jim Brickman and Martina McBride||4||Safe|
|Top 6||Band songs||Swear It Again||Westlife||5||Safe|
|Top 5||High-pitched song||Through the Fire||Chaka Khan||5||Safe|
|Any song between 1994 and 1998||Kaleidoscope World||Francis Magalona||10|
|Top 4||Hafimwahlid Talnaev||Marry The Both of You||Hafimwahlid Talnaev||1||Safe|
|Admit One||So Long||Admit One||5|
|Top 3||Judge's Choice||Guys in the House||Gennady Elemat||3||Safe|
|Drawing Lots||Truly Madly Deeply||Savage Garden||6|
|Personal Choice||A Whole New World||Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle||9|
|Final Showdown||Song from Idolized Artist||Reflection||Christina Aguillera||1||Winner|
|Song From Favorite Movie||My Heart Will Go On (from the 1997 film Titanic||Celine Dion||3|
|Favorite Song||Love Will Lead You Back||Taylor Dayne||5|
|Song hated the most||I'll Throw This Caritas At You||Susana Bulshitova||7|
|Winner's Single||My Only Man||Tanya Kalinina||9|
- Tanya (2002)
- Stand By Me (2006)
- Confessions of a Communist Man's Daughter (2009)
- Political & Pontifical (2011)
- Twerk It (2014)
- Homecoming (2017)