Sanja’s latest performances can be seen in Channel 5’s ‘Borderline’ and as lead in ‘Blindness’, a short film about Syrian immigration; premiering at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
Sanja was born on 21st April, 1984 in Celje, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia. Sanja has performed in various television, radio and theater shows since she was 13 years old. She studied Comparative Literature and Politics at Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. In her second year she studied law as a parallel studies and finished three of four year studies before moving to Los Angeles to study acting.
During her studies, she traveled the world and continued acting in Slovenian theaters, including three years in St Jacob's Theater. Moving to Los Angeles in 2011, she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, receiving The Charles Jehlinger Award for Best Graduate Actress in 2013.
Her American credits include leading theatre performances in The Cover of Life, The Music Lesson, TV credits in Acting Dead, Dance Off, Alayka and Pub Quiz.
After four years in Los Angeles she returned to Slovenia to work on feature film, Tall Tales: Now You are, Now You’re Gone with Samir Bajrić, a film quoted by Noah Charney to be “At the highest level of contemporary Slovene cinema” and widely received as pioneering a new age of home grown film for her native country.
Sanja is soon to complete her PhD in comparative literature and film studies; on how film influenced literature in the last fifty years, recently being honored with an invitation to attend the prestigious 21st World congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA 2016) in Vienna. She is invited both as a lecturer and a panel member on her theme Novelization, chameleon of literature and film in the context of new media culture.