Born in Sverdlovsk. Graduated from the Sverdlovsk State Theatre School in 1968. Worked several years in Barnaul and Tomsk. Vera Bykova was invited to join the Maly Drama Theatre in 1972. She is a Merited Artist of Russia (1985) and a winner of the USSR State Prize (1986 for the role of Yevdokiya the Martyr in The House). Vera Bykova plays Pelageya Lobanova in Brothers and Sisters, Landowner's wife in Mumu, Paulina in The Winter's Tale, and Neta in The Moscow Chorus, Grandmother in The Snow Queen. Bykova has appeared in the films Opposition, To Cross the Line, Chance Waltz, Place Under the Sun and Evening Lights.
- Winner of the USSR State Prize
- Merited Artist of Russia