Born on April 13, in Moscow. Father – Mutzuo Кhakamada, Japanese communist, emigrated to the USSR for political reasons in 1939 and was granted Soviet citizenship. Mother – Nina I. Sinelnikova, retired school teacher. Husband – Vladimir E. Sirotinsky — financial adviser, manager. Son — Daneela — graduated from the Department of Economics at Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonossov. Daughter — Maria.
Graduated from the Economic Department at the University of International Friendship named after Pathriss Lumumba. Defended Doctoral dissertation in economic sciences at the Department of Economics at Moscow State University. In 1983, obtained academic status of Assistant Professor.
Beginning in 1980, worked as a junior researcher for the Research Institute of State Planning of the Russian Federation. In 1985, worked in the Technical University at Likhachev machine-building factory (ZIL) as a Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor.
In 1989, business engagement began. The following is a list of business positions and activities: Manager of co-operative society «Systems + programs», Chief Expert and member of Exchange Council of the Russian Commodity Stock Exchange. Actively engaged in charities, such as, organised a nursing centre to help bed-patients at home in Sverdlov district of Moscow.
Three times elected as Independent Deputy in Orekhovo-Borisovo district of Moscow. Was a member of the State Duma (Parliament) Committee on Economic Policy. And then was a member of the State Duma Committee on Budgeting, Taxation, Banking and Finance. Sphere of legislative interests — new social and economic technologies, budgeting and tax policy and state finances. Since April 1995 was a Chairman of the Russian political public party «Common Cause» («Obtschee Delo»).
In 1997, by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, was appointed as a Chairman of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Small Business Support and Development.
In December, 1999 again elected as Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation in Eastern district of Saint Petersburg. In June 2000 was elected as the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
In 2004 she put herself in for the Russian Federation presidential election and she has received on elections about 4 million voices of voters. In 2004-2005 – Chairman of the Russian Democratic Party “Our Choice”, that joined the Public Movement “People’s – Democratic Union” later.
In 2006 – 2008 being a part of this movement has organized and headed Interregional public foundation for cooperation on development of social solidarity «Our choice».
In March 2008 Irina Khakamada has announced herself out of political activity.
The lecturer from the Russian Federation at 57-th session of General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (2002ú.) on a theme » Culture of the world «.
In 1995 «Time magazine» called her «a politician of the XXI century». At the end of 1996, the same magazine listed her among the «100 Best Known Women of the World». By results of sociological polls held twice was named the «Woman of the Year». In 2005 was nominated for the Nobel Prize among 1000 women of the Globe.
Member of RF Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights (HRC) since November 2012. Since 2013 — the member of Public Council of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
Since 2006 – the business coach of the international level, is included in the top ten business speakers of Russia, conducts personal coaching. Reads master classes how to be successful, remaining at the same time the free person, keeps leader programs.
Teaches in Moscow State Institute of International Relations, many training companies and universities. Master classes and lectures in Russia and out of Russia were attended by more than 350 thousand people.
Content of author’s master classes is reflected in the best-seller
“DAO of life. A master class from the convinced individualist», and also in other books: «Success in the big city», «In an anticipation of: from image to style», «Sex in big-time politics». Writed the political novel «Love, game over. History of one political suicide». Cumulative circulation of books — more than 1 million.
On the TVRain channel was a TV host of the «Evening Hillary» program. Earlier was a TV host of the author’s program «Success in the Big City» on radio «Silver Rain» and «Success in the Big City» program on Park TV channel.
Speaks English and French.
Lives and works in Moscow.