Sibel Kekilli


This is the official website of the award winning actress Sibel Kekilli

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.


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George R.R. Martin about Shae and Sibel

It’s no secret that George R.R. Martin and Sibel Kekilli became friends after Sibel’s appearance as Shae in Game of Thrones. But just right on time for her birthday he…

Apoxiomeno Award TV International

Sibel Kekilli receives the Apoxiomeno International Award for her outstanding performances in “Bullets”, “Tatort” and the ZDFneo mini-series “Bruder”. With this award the cultural association Apoxiomeno honors leading figures in…

Foundation of women’s network UNIDAS

As part of the Latin America – Caribbean Initiative 2019 the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin invited to the official foundation of the women’s network UNIDAS. As patron Foreign Minister…

Interview about the online counseling project Papatya on

In a recent interview for, Sibel Kekilli explains what help young women facing forced marriage and deportation can expect from the online consultancy PAPATYA. The actress also explains why…

Sibel Kekilli congratulates the Gala magazine

The German magazine Gala is turning 25 – and Sibel Kekilli is amongst one of the well-wishers: “I wish the Gala magazine at least 25 more years – and please…

The Long Night of the ZEIT

Under the motto “The Convertible”, Sibel Kekilli answered questions from Kilian Trotier, head of the Hamburg department of the German newspaper ZEIT. In “Head On” she played a woman who…


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