Grishkina (Lelkhova) Pelageya Alekseevna was born in the village of Pashtory in Beryozovsky District of Tyumen Oblast in the large family of a fisherman and a hunter. She graduated from primary school in the village of Polnovat. She early began to work in the collective farm at various jobs, then in the timber industry. In 1955 she married Grishkin Gennady Grigoryevich and moved to live in the village of Tugiyany. During her career, she was repeatedly awarded valuable gifts and certificates.
Many folklore texts Pelageya Alekseevna took over from your mother in law in the village of Tugiyany. Growing up, she began to compose songs, perform songs of relatives, friends, tell stories, legends, and historical legends. Hungarian researcher Eva Schmidt recorded many hours of folklore and ethnographic material from Pelageya Alekseevna. Folklore texts recorded by Pelageya Alekseyevna were published in the Okrug National Newspaper "Khanty Yasang" and were broadcast on the national radio.