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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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…

Opening event for women’s network UNIDAS

As part of the trip to Latin America by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Sibel Kekilli was among the delegation members. Together with other committed women and the support of…

#HolDirHilfe – Online Counseling Papatya

Sibel Kekilli is very happy to announce her support for the new prevention campaign of PAPATYA against forced marriage and abduction. In the course of this, the women’s organization PAPATYA…

What’s it like to die on ‘Game of Thrones’?

Before going to the grand final in Season 8 The Washington Post wanted to know from passed characters how it really is to die in the HBO hit-series Game of…


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