Sibel Kekilli


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Making-of: Casa Respeita as Mina

On February 19th the women’s house Casa Respeita as Mina (en.: Respect the girls) has successfully opened its doors in the middle of the old town center Pelourinho in Salvador de Bahía. As part of…

Salvador: opening of Casa Respeita as Mina

Respeita as Mina (engl. Respect the Girls) is an initiative of the production company Maré Produções, in partnership with the Women’s Ministry, and is financed by the Bahiatursa, the Goethe-Institut and UNIDAS – the women’s…

Interview FAZ: Who is afraid of a free woman?

With “Head On” her career startet brilliantly and meant her immediate breakthrough, further on she was a detective in the German series “Tatort” and played Shae in HBO’s award winning show “Game of Thrones.” Now…

Interview Sueddeutsche Zeitung: In my life there is no space for hatred

As a woman who wants to escape the constraints of a traditional home Sibel Kekilli’s breakthrough came with “Head On”. Her portrayal of the courtesan Shae in “Game of Thrones” made her famous internationally. Now…

Interview Spiegel Online: I am constantly asked where I come from

As a detective in the series “Tatort” she became widely known in Germany. Right before her new series “Bullets” premieres in German television Sibel Kekilli tells Spiegel Online why she is intrigued by broken characters,…

Interview Gala: Independence is so important to me

Only a few actresses are able to play such a wide range of characters. Whether in the psycho-drama “Head On” or in the HBO fantasy epic series “Game Of Thrones”: Sibel Kekilli plays her characters…

Sibel Kekilli is a German actress of Turkish origin. With her debut in “Gegen die Wand” (“Head-On”) she gained major public attention. She has won twice the highest German movie award “Lola” for Best Actress in “Gegen die Wand” and “Die Fremde” (“When we leave”) and the Tribeca film festival amongst others. With her role as Shae in the HBO award winning series ‘Game of Thrones’ she became widely known internationally.


The series “Bullets” has been nominated for the Finnish TV-Awards (Venla Kultainen) in five categories. Amongst them Sibel Kekilli for “Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama-Series”.
In the Finnish-English-German co-production Sibel plays Madina Taburova, a chechen terrorist, who seeks vengeance.

Nomination for the Finnish TV-Awards