Ilfir Yakupov was born on May 25, 1982, in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia). In 2004, he graduated from the acting department of Kazan State University of Culture and Arts (course of Marcel Salimzhanov). While still at the University, he began to work as a leading specialist in theatrical art at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan. Since 2005, Ilfir has worked for two years as Assistant Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Tatarstan. In 2007 he was invited to the position of deputy director for marketing of G. Kamal Tatar State Academic Theatre, the oldest national theatre in Russia.
In 2012, Ilfir received the “Master of Business Administration” (MBA) degree and in 2017, the “Doctor of Business Administration” degree. In 2012, Ilfir was appointed to Art director of G. Kamal Theatre