Sandra Selimović, born in 1981 in Serbia, is an actress, director and singer. At the age of five she emigrated with her family from Serbia to Vienna and now speaks five languages.
She began her stage career in 1994 and has become a popular actress, director and rapper in the independent theatre scene in Vienna. She performs mainly at the youth theatre Dschungel Wien, and the former Theater des Augenblicks, and collaborates with Karl Wozek, P. W. Hochegger, Volker Lösch and Tina Leisch. In the Kosmos Theater she was part of She he me by Amahl Khouri, directed by Paul Spittler. As an assertive and confident Romani, she is a champion of women's empowerment within the Roma community and is also committed to fighting antiziganistic discrimination. In 2010, together with her sister Simonida Selimović, she founded Romano Svato, the first feminist and professional Roma theatre association.
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