Born in Palekh. In 1948-1953 he studied at the Palekh art school. Teacher - D. N. Butorin, A. V. Kotuhin. Since 1953 he worked in the Association of Palekh artists (1954 - Palekh art-production workshops). Buried in Palekh.
Themes of works: folklore, literature, genre scenes. Participant of exhibitions since 1955.
Work N.F.Azanova are stored in museums: gmpi, Ivanovo OXM, OXM Irkutsk, GMAN, HF Russia.