Sibel Kekilli - Updated Jun 2024

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Heilbronn, German

Sibel Kekilli

Sibel Kekilli is a well-known German Actress. Sibel Kekilli is well-known for her performance as Shae in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” She is also recognized for receiving two Lola Awards from Head-On and When We Leave.

Early Life and Childhood

Sibel Kekilliwas born on June 16, 1980, in Heilborn, West German. She is 43 years old as of 2023 and holds German nationality. According to her date of birth, she believes in Atheist religions her zodiac sign is Gemini and her ethnicity is Middle-Eastern.

Talking about her family background, there is no information available about her family members and other relatives at the moment.


Coming to her educational background, she has done schooling in Fritz-Ulrich-Schule, Germany. Besides this, there is no information available about her education till now.

Sibel Kekilli – Net Worth 2023

Sibel Kekilli is a hard-working actress who believes in her hard work where she has earned a decent amount of money throughout her career. She has a net worth of $2 million – $4 million as of 2022.

Awards and Nominations

Sibel Kekilli has received many awards including Lola in 2004 as the Best Actress in the movie Head-On. In the same years, she received the Bambi award as the Best ‘Shooting Star’ from Head-on.

Likewise, she won the Golden Orange Prize for Best Actress for the movie Home Coming(2006). She has won two times Lola awards, in 2010 she again won the Lola award as the Best Actress for the movie named When We Leave.

Similarly, in 2010 she received the Tribeca Prize for Best Actress in When We Leave.

Career and Professional Life

Sibel Kekilli started her career as an actress and appeared in several TV shows. Besides this, she appeared in pornographic films from 2001-2202.

Likewise, her stage name is Dilara. In the year 2002, she was noticed by the casting director in the shopping mall who asked her to give an audition. After giving an audition she won the leading part in Head-on.

The film was released in the years 2004 and earned major success from audiences. Later, in 2006, she played the wife of a guy who had been mistakenly arrested and tortured in the Turkish film Home Coming.

From the movie, she has received Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival as Best Actress in 2006.

Sibel Kekilli

Caption: Sibel Kekilli was captured while she posing with one of the awards at the event show
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Similarly, she played a Jewish woman on the way to the Auschwitz concentration camp in the movie The Last Train(2006). Also, she appeared in When We Leave as an Umay a young Turkish woman who leaves Istanbul to return to her family in Berlin in 2009.

In 2010, she was cast as a Shae in HBO’s Game of Thrones an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels. However, she has featured in a supporting role in the long-running TV crime series Tatort where she became a permanent cast member.

Later in 2017, she left the Tatort series after 14 episodes.

Political Activism

Besides working as an actress she supported the organization Terre des Femmes which works against violence against women.

Additionally, she spoke about violence against women in 2015 at a celebration of International Women’s Day. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation recognized Kekilli “Author of Freedom” for the speech in the same year.

Social Media

Moving to her social media presence, she has 168K followers and 827 posts on her Instagram with the username @sibelkekilli. Also, she has 15.8K followers and 35 tweets on her Twitter with the username @SibelKekilli.

Relationship Status

Regarding her relationship status, she is single and not dating anyone at the moment. Like other famous actors/actresses, she also wants to keep her love life a secret. Likewise, there is no information available about her relationship status at the time.

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Caption: Sibel Kekilli was captured with her friend at the event
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The German tabloid newspaper Bild exposed Kekilli’s past pornographic work after the release of Head-On.

Sibel Kekilli – Body Measurements

Reflecting on her physical appearance, she is 5 feet 1 inch tall and her weight is 50 kg. Likewise, she has a pair of brown eyes with black hair colored. She has 23 inches of waist with 33 inches of hips and her dress size is 4US.

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Caption: Sibel was captured on the red carpet while she was giving a pose for a photo