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Ania Bukstein


Ania Bukstein is a well-known actress, singer, songwriter, pianist, and voice actress from Israel. Ania Bukstein is widely known for the role of Kinvara in the popular series, “The Game of Thrones.”

Early Life

Ania Bukstein was born on the 7th of June 1982, in Moscow, Russia. She is currently 41 years old and has a birth sign of Gemini. In addition, she holds Israeli nationality and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. Meanwhile, she belongs to the Judaism religion.

She was born into a doctor’s family. By profession, her father was a neurologist, and her mother worked as a speech-language pathologist. Depisted of the fact, she has not shared her parent’s names. Her family relocated to Israel when the girl was eight years old, and she spent the rest of her childhood there.

Ania Bukstein – Education

In terms of her academic background, she went to Telma Yalin Arts High School in Givatayim, Israel. The directors of the drama New Land noticed her and invited her to participate in their project; Ania was just 12 years old at the time.

Early Career and Theater

According to Israeli law, she joined the army after graduating from high school. She was assigned to The Air Force’s special division for artists. Later, she began to perform at the theatre. She took part in The Palace Owner and Ghetto, which dealt with serious social issues such as Jewish oppression during WWII. Ania states she took part in such projects to establish her social standing.

She appeared in the children’s play Tzav Tzav HaMelech (King Turtle Turtle) in 1998. Furthermore, she appeared in Leah Goldberg’s play Baalat HaArmon (The Palace Owner) in 2002. She won the Israeli Theater Award for ‘Most Promising Actress of the Year’ for her performance in the drama play Milhama (War) at Habima Theatre in 2005. Additionally, she performed in the musical Narnia at Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center during the Hanukkah holiday in 2007.

She appeared in the musical Oliver! at the Beit Lessin Theater in 2008. Additionally, she played Hayyah in Joshua Sobol’s play Ghetto at the Cameri Theater in 2010. She played Maria von Trapp in the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center’s 2013 Israeli production of The Sound of Music. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bukstein played Elle Woods in the Israeli production of Legally Blonde.

Professional Career

Movies and Television

When she was just 12 years old, Ania Bukstein made her film debut in the 1994 film “Eretz Hadasha” (A New Country). In the film, she played the role of Anna and appeared with Etti Ankri and Shuli Rand. She appeared in Dover Kosashvili’s 2003 film “Matana MiShamayim.” Later, she co-starred in the 2005 Shmuel Hasfari-directed film “Shoshelet Schwartz.”

Later that year, she starred in the first season of the children’s television series “Rosh Gadol” as Anastasia. She starred as Tamara Weiss in the third and fourth seasons of the musical drama series “HaShir Shelanu” in 2006.

Similarly, she starred as Neomi Hess, a curious Haredi teenager who discovers her attraction to another girl at a religious school, in Avi Nesher’s critically acclaimed film The Secrets in 2007. During the same year, she portrayed Irena Kovlova in the crime drama series “The Arbitrator” on the Hot 3 channel.

In 2008, she made an appearance on Channel 2’s Israeli comedy series Kapiot (Spoons). She played Adi in Kalevet (Rabies) in 2010. And, she later appeared on the sitcom Naor’s “Friends.” She played Silvy in the comedy series “Amamiot” in 2014. Later that year, she co-starred in “False Flag” as Asia Brinditch.

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Caption: Ania Bukstein Kinvara in the popular series, The Game of Thrones (Source: Ynetnews)

She played Kinvara in the sixth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones in 2016. Bukstein won Wolf for Best Actress in the PFF Festival in November for her role in “A Quiet Heart,” which also won Best Film. In 2017, she portrayed Russian spy Margarita Konenkova.

Voice Work

In 1994, she lent her voice to Marie in the Hebrew remake of the 1970 film “The Aristocats.” She also narrated and sang the intro song for Dick Bruna’s “Miffy Storybook Classics: The Original” Series, which aired that year on Channel 2 (Reshet). In 2002, she played Jane in the Hebrew version of “Return to Never Land.”

From 2003 to 2006, she played Clover in “Totally Spies!” on Disney Channel Israel. She played Daphne Blake in the “Scooby-Doo” franchises from 2004 to 2007. Additionally, she played Susan Pevensie in the Hebrew version of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” in 2005, and Princess Selenia in the Hebrew version of “Arthur and the Invisibles” (2006).


Being a trained pianist, she performed many songs on piano for the musical telenovela series “HaShir Shelanu.” Bukshtein released “Sunday,” a collection of songs she composed, in 2013, highlighting eight tunes she composed and formed. Johnny Goldstein delivered the collection and also co-wrote the song “One Day” from it. The singles included in the collection are “One Day,” “Nobody,” and “Seven Minutes.”

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Caption: Ania Bukstein performing in concert (Source: Instagram)

In June 2017, she released another single, “Kid or Man,” in collaboration with DJ Ofer Nissim. She also sings great Israeli songs at state and commemorative functions, such as displaying the official Israel Independence Day communication. She also appears with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.


In 20016, she was named the Best Actress for her works in “A Quiet Heart” at the PÖFF Festival. Meanwhile, she has been nominated for the Israeli Film Academy two times (2004, 2007).

Ania Bukstein – Net Worth 2023

As of 2023, Bukstein’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million while her earning and salary are still under review. She has been able to earn such kinds of money through her acting works, singing, voice works, and many others.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Ania Bukstein with her husband (Source: Fact Celeb)

In 2013, Ania Bukstein married Israeli real estate developer Dotan Weiner. They welcomed their first child, a daughter in 2018. In the past, she dated “HaShir Shelanu” co-star, Israeli actor Ran Danker. Meanwhile, this Israeli actress has never been a part of controversy and scandals. Moreover, this actress has maintained a clean profile at the moment.

Ania Bukstein – Body Measurements

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Caption: Ania Bukstein posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

This actress stands 5 feet 1 inch tall (155 cm) and weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs). Meanwhile, she has blue pair of eyes with dark brown hair colour and her body measurement are still under review.

Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@aniabukstein’ there are over 129k followers. Likewise, there are over 25k followers on her Facebook page and she is not active on Twitter.