Yuliya Shilkina (Russian: Юлия Шилкина; born Julia Shilkina; June 30, 2003), known professionally as Gany, is a Russian-born Canadian singer, songwriter and rapper. Being born in Astrakhan, she temporarily moved with her mother at the age of five to London, England, before finally settling into Winnipeg, Manitoba. At eight, she began modelling and signed with Panache Model & Talent Management, which led her to becoming cast as a stand-in for the supernatural slasher film of the Child’s Play franchise, Curse of Chucky. Gany then showed her love for music when she began performing in her pre-teen years, by singing at music festivals, talent shows and in school theatre plays. She’s showed involvement in playing instruments, like the trumpet, piano, guitar, ukulele and violin, and has participated in various dance classes consisting of tap and jazz, while performing as a gymnast and cheerleader. At twelve and thirteen, she won vocal awards at Tauber Music Festival and received the highest scores out of the other singers.