Aigul Khismatullina was born in Naberezhnye Chelny (Republic of Tatarstan). In 2014 she graduated from the Kazan State Zhiganov Conservatory (class of Klara Khayrutdinova), following which she undertook an assistant traineeship (2014-16) under Albina Shagimuratova (who also appears as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at PMF 2020). Since 2016 she has been a soloist at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok.
In 2017 she became a grant-recipient of the Atkins Young Artists Program Fellowship at the Mariinsky Theatre.
She made her Mariinsky Theatre debut as The Nightingale in Stravinsky's opera Le Rossignol. This is her first appearance at PMF.