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actor & musician

Emilio Sakraya started his carrier at the age of nine with serval appearances in film productions. In his childhood years, he discovered his passion for music and for karate, kung fu and parkour. He won the German Championship in “Full-Contact Karate”.


2010 he had his cinema debut in the film “Zeiten ändern dich”, produced by Bernd Eichinger. This was followed by numerous film and television productions like “V8- Du willst der Beste sein”, “Mitten in Deutschland: NSU – Die Opfer” and “Die 7. Stunde”.


From 2014 to 2016 he appeared as “Tarik Schmüll” in the very successful German cinema series “Bibi and Tina”. At the end of 2016 he played the role of the Indian “Neke Bah” in the RTL short series “Winnetou”. In the same year, he was filming the international series “4 Blocks” for TNT-Series and the film “Rock my Heart”.


The leading role in the TV movie “Tatort - Söhne und Väter” followed 2017. Also the fourth and last part of “Bibi und Tina” was showed in cinemas. In the same year Emilio Sakraya was shooting the German horror film “Heilstätten” and the cinema film "Meine teuflisch gute Freundin". This was followed by a leading role in the TV movie "Der Schweinhirt".


Emilio Sakraya also shot the TV movie "Tatort: Das verschwundene Kind" together with Maria Furtwängler and Florence Kasumba. The film with the actor in the episode lead role was shown on ARD at the beginning of February 2019. For his performance he was nominated for the Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis.At the beginning of 2018 Emilio Sakraya took over the leading role in the film “Cold Feet” directed by Wolfgang Groos. The feature film celebrated its premiere in Germany in January 2019.


In the first half of 2019, Emilio Sakraya assumed the role of JC in the new international Netflix drama series "Warrior Nun". The series is based on the manga novels of author Simon Barry (Ghost Wars, Continuum), who also acts as a showrunner. The release of his first songs like "Bisschen allein", "Berlin an der Spree", "Drauf bist" and "Wenn die Welt untergeht" followed in 2019.


Emilio Sakraya also shot the Netflix original series "Tribes of Europa" in which he played the leading role. On 18th September 2020 he released his first album "Roter Sand".

In summer 2020, Emilio Sakraya took on the lead role in Til Schweiger's feature film "The Salvation of the World as we know it", which premiered in winter 2021. This was followed by the lead role in "One Night Off," the first original feature film from Amazon Studios Germany.
At the end of 2021, he finshed shooting the gangster drama "Rheingold." Directed by Fatih Akin, he plays the lead role Giwar Hajabi aka Xatar. In February 2022, the actor was named European Shooting Star at the Berlinale.

In spring 2022 he played his first live tour in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the summer of 2022 he will release his second album "1996".

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