Renan Demirkan

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Renan Demirkan, 2018

Renan Demirkan (born June 12, 1955 in Ankara , Turkey ) is a German writer and actress .


Renan Demirkan came in 1962, the age of seven with her family to Hannover , where she first visited the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Realschule and later the Vocational School economy with the High School graduated. Until 1980 she studied acting in Hanover. This was followed by two-year stage engagements in Nuremberg , Dortmund and Cologne ; In addition to her other activities, she is still on stage today. Since 1981 she has also been doing solo programs and readings .

In 1982 she got her first role in a movie. She became known for her role in the Schimanski movie Tooth for a Tooth (1985). Since then she has mainly played in television films.

Her first novel was published in 1991 with black tea with three pieces of sugar . To date, four more books have followed. Demirkan also wrote for the stage.

Since the 1990s she has also acted as a moderator and laudator for events, including a. by Amnesty International and UNICEF . She is a member of the PEN Center Germany .

Renan Demirkan during a panel discussion at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

Demirkan was a member of the 12th Federal Assembly in 2004 and a member of the 16th Federal Assembly in 2017 . She was nominated by the SPD and represented the state of North Rhine-Westphalia .

She is the mother of one daughter and lives in Windeck .

“I learned love from Muslims . The actions of Christians and the thoughts of the Jews . "

- Renan Demirkan

Filmography (selection)



Web links

Commons : Renan Demirkan  - Collection of Images

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Which school for my child? Publisher supplement of the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung , January 12, 2011, pp. 5 and 11.
  2. Maischberger 2013 ( YouTube )
  3. Martini Prize for Renan Demirkan in, December 4, 2018, accessed February 1, 2019