Till 15-years-old Akinshina dated actor Aleksey Chadov. From 2007 to 2010, Akinshina was married to man of affairs Dmitry Litvinov and that they have a standard son Philipp (born two Gregorian calendar month 2009). On fifteen January 2013 Akinshina gave birth to her second son Konstantin from the filmmaker Archil Gelovani.Starting functioning at age twelve, Akinshina was discovered by Sergei Bodrov, Jr., and he or she created her screen début within the Russian crime film Sisters (2001), Bodrov's own directorial début.Her second film, Lilya 4-Ever (2001), earned her a 2002 European Film Award nomination for Best histrion. She lost, however, to the eight actresses of the film eight girls (2002), directed by François Ozon. For her role in Lilya 4-Ever, she conjointly received the award for Best histrion in Leading Role from the Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's national film awards.
Since then Akinshina has acted within the films het up Zuiden, directed by Martin Koolhoven, and therefore the Bourne ascendence (2004), directed by Paul Greengrass.