Sibel Kekilli | Age, Wiki, Family, Biography, Education, Career Debut, Movies, TV Shows, Awards & Net Worth |2023

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Sibel Kekilli (born 16 June 1980) is a German actress of Turkish descent. She achieved international fame with her debut in “Head-On” (2004), winning several awards. Kekilli further cemented her acting career in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as Shae, gaining global recognition. A vocal advocate for women’s rights and against violence towards women, Kekilli retired from acting in 2017 to focus on activism. She emerged from a challenging past to become a celebrated actress and activist. Sibel Kekilli age is [dob].



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Professional Career:


In 2002, while at a shopping center in Cologne, Kekilli was seen by a projecting director, who welcomed her to try out for a role in a film. She won the main part in Head-On against a field of 350 different hopefuls. The film was a significant achievement, getting a few prizes at film celebrations. Kekilli featured in the Turkish rebellion film Eve Dönüş (2006), playing the spouse of a man who was unfairly detained and tormented. Her best presentation won the Best Actress grant at Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.

In 2010, Kekilli was projected in HBO’s Game of Thrones. In 2011, one year after first showing up in a supporting part in the long-running crime arrangement Tatort, she turned into a lasting cast part as new agent Sarah Brandt, working close by boss examiner Klaus Borowski. She said that she was happy not to play a character of unfamiliar plunge, as she believes she has been pigeonholed before. In 2017, she left the Tatort establishment, after 14 full length scenes, refering to a requirement for change.


  • Head-On (2004) (Sibel Güner)
  • Kebab Connection (2004) (Italienerin)
  • Winter Journey (2006) (Leyla)
  • Fay Grim (2006) (Concierge First Istanbul Hotel)
  • The Last Train (2006) (Ruth Zilbermann)
  • Eve Dönüş (2006) (Esma)
  • Pihalla (2009) (Laura)
  • When We Leave (2010) (Umay)
  • What a Man (2011) (Nele)
  • Die Männer der Emden (2012) (Salima Bey)
  • Berlin, I Love You (2019) (Yasil)


  • Tatort (2010-2017) (Sarah Brandt)
  • Game of Thrones (2011-14) (Shae)
  • Bullets (2018) (Madina Taburova)

Winning Awards:

  • German Film Awards
  • Tribeca Film Festival Awards
  • Golden Orange Awards
  •  Bambi Awards

Net Worth:

Sibel Kekilli net worth is assessed to be $3 Million. She is also talented actress.

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FAQs about Sibel Kekilli Actress

Who is Sibel Kekilli?

Sibel Kekilli is a German actress of Turkish descent. She was born on June 16, 1980, in Heilbronn, Germany. Kekilli has won numerous awards for her acting, including two Lola awards (the German equivalent of the Academy Awards).

What is Sibel Kekilli best known for?

Internationally, Sibel Kekilli is best known for her role as Shae in the HBO series "Game of Thrones". In Germany, she received acclaim for her breakout role in the 2004 film "Head-On" ("Gegen die Wand").

What awards has Sibel Kekilli won?

Kekilli has won numerous awards, including the Best Actress award at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival for her role in "Head-On" and two German Film Awards (Lolas) in 2004 and 2010.

What was Sibel Kekilli’s early life like?

Sibel Kekilli was born and raised in Heilbronn, Germany. Her parents are from Turkey and moved to Germany in 1977. She left school at 16 and worked for the government before pursuing acting.

How did Sibel Kekilli start her acting career?

Sibel Kekilli was discovered by a casting director in a shopping mall in Cologne, which led to her breakthrough role in "Head-On". The film was a critical success and won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.