Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute.
Zakharova has been awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation in 1996 and 2002. She is a People"s Artist of Russia.
She was also awarded Order of Honoor (2007) and Order Foreign Merit to the Fatherland, 4th degree (2013).
Member Theatre Union Russia, Cinema Unin Russia.
Married Vladimir Alexandrovich Steklov, 1992 (divorced 1995).