Born November 9, 1929 in the village. Beketovka at Stalingrad.
. At the age of three began playing the piano and compose music.
. Until 1941 worked in Stalingrad music school.
. From 1943 to 1948 she studied at the Central Music School at the Moscow State Conservatory.
. In 1948 entered the Moscow Conservatory.
. In 1953 she graduated from the Conservatory and in 1956 - Graduate Thesis on "The score of the opera M
. I. Glinka's "Ruslan and Ludmila.
. She writes music in different genres: symphonic works ( "Russian Suite, . "Ode to the lighting of fire"), . cantatas and oratorios ( "Basil Terkin, . "Beautiful, . as youth, . country "), . Ballet "lit", . film music ( "Girls", . "Three Poplars at Plyushchikha").,
. Of particular importance is the work Pahmutova in the genre of songs
. She has written about 400 songs, . among which are well-known "Song of the troubled youth" (1958), . Old Maple "(1961), . "Eaglets learn to fly" (1965), . "Truth does not play hockey" (1968), . "Bialowieza Forest" (1975), . "Good-bye, . Moscow! "(1980), . "Russian Waltz" (1992) and many others.,
. From 1968 to 1988 headed the jury of the International Song Contest "Red Carnation".
. From 1968 to 1991 - Secretary of the Union of Soviet Composers, from 1973 to 1995 - the secretary of the Composers' Union of Russia.
. From 1969 to 1973 was a deputy of the Moscow City Council, from 1980 to 1990 - deputy of the Supreme Soviet, was elected a member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.
. People's Artist of USSR (1984).
. Hero of Socialist Labor (1990).
. Winner of State Prizes (1975, 1982) and Prize
. Lenin Komsomol (1967).
In 1976, her name is called a minor planet б? 1889.
Married. Male, N. N. Dobronravov, - poet, author of lyrics of many of its songs.
Lives in Moscow.