Karolina Miroslavivna Kuiek, popularly known as Ani Lorak (Ані Лорак) is a Ukrainian pop singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and former UN Goodwill Ambassador. She was named the fifth-richest singer in the Ukraine in 2011, collecting revenues of $2.35 million a year and charging between $25,000 and $40,000 for each concert. Karolina became known as Ani Lorak in March 1995. She had to invent her stage name when she was participating in the contest of the “Morning Star” television program in Moscow. There was another Russian singer with the name Karolina already enrolled in the competition, so Karolina saved the situation having read her name backwards. That’s how her present stage name Ani Lorak has come into existence.
Ani Lorak was born on September 27, 1978 in Kicman, Chernovitsky region, Ukraine. She married her manager, Murat Nalçacıoğlu, whom she met in 2003 when vacationing in Turkey, in August of 2009. Their daughter, Sophia Nalçacıoğlu, was born in 2011.