Ania Bukstein - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 27, 2020

Ania Bukstein
Profession: Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Model, Pianist
Best Known For: Game of Thrones
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $500K

Personal Details

Born on : June 7, 1982 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ania Bukstein
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: No Sibling(s)
High School: Telma Yalin Arts High School
Ethnicity: Russian-Jewish
Nationality: Russian, Israeli


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband's Name: Dotan Weiner
Children: 1

Sasha Gutmann (daughter: born Aug 2018)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.55 meter (5 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 50 kg (110.23 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hip Size: N/A
Bra Size: N/A
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Who is Ania Bukstein?

Ania Bukstein is an actress, singer, songwriter, model, pianist, voice actress by profession and Israeli by nationality. She has acted in Russian, French, and English films. Among all, she is best known for her role in Game of Thrones as Kinvara, Friends from France, Dead Europe.

Ania Bukstein: Age, Parents, Siblings

Ania Bukstein was born on 7 June 1982 in Moscow, Russia. She was born in a Russian Jewish family and both her parents are doctors. Her mother is a speech-language pathologist while her father is a neuro-oncologist. 

Source: Instagram (Ania Bukstein with her mother)

She is the only child of her parents and does not have any siblings. While growing up in Moscow, at the age of 5, she studied classical piano. When she was 8 years old, in the early 1990s she and her parents immigrated to Israel.

Therein Israel, her dream of becoming a professional concert pianist was replaced by her budding dream of becoming an actress. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended Telma Yalin Arts High School and after graduation, she served Israeli Air Force for two years, which is mandatory. After studying French, she was granted a scholarship to study in Paris.

Her ethnicity is Russian-Jewish.

Ania Bukstein: Girlfriend, Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Bukstein was in a relationship with Ran Danker, also her HaShir Shelanu co-star. But the couple soon broke up.

In 2013, she married Dotan Weiner, an Israeli real estate developer who is also a cousin of Galit Gutmann. The couple welcomed daughter Sasha Gutmann in August 2018. They had been dating since March 2010.

Source: Instagram (Ania Bukstein, Dotan Weiner)

Ania Bukstein: Career

Before fame

At the wake of her career, Ania Bukstein performed numerous songs on piano for series HaShir Shelanu. She started her professional career in 1994 at the age of 12. She had landed the role of Anna in Eretz Hadasha (A New Country). She resumed her acting career years later in 2003’s Matana MiShamayim. 

Films, Series

Since 2003, Ania Bukstein has starred in the films The Secrets (2007), Rabies (2010), The Conductor (2012), Dead Europe (2012), Friends from France (2013), A Quiet Heart (2017). 

In TV series, she has appeared in Our Song (2006), The Arbitrator (2007 – 2014), Naor's Friends (2011), False Flag (2015), as Kinvara in Game of Thrones (2016), Genius (2017), among others.

Also read: Carice van Houten - Actress, Singer, Songwriter 

Source: Frivolette (Ania Bukstein as Kinvara in Game of Thrones)

In 2013, Bukstein released an album containing eight songs and collaborated with DJ Ofer Nissim in June 2017 for the song Boy or Man. In addition, she is a performer at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Bukstein is also utilizing her time to write a book about coffee tables.


Ania Bukstein has worked with Etti Ankri, Shuli Rand, Shmuel Hasfari

Ania Bukstein: Awards, Nominations

Bukstein was nominated in 1994’s Ophir Award for best actress and 2003’s Ophir Award. She also has had nominations in 2004, 2007, 2016’s Israeli Film Academy Award

She won 2016’s PÖFF Festival in the category Best Actress for her role in A Quiet Heart.

Source: Jewish Film Institute (Ania Bukstein in A Quiet Heart)

Also read: Nathalie Emmanuel - Actress of Game of Thrones, Furious 7

Ania Bukstein: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Bukstein is estimated at around $500k while the figure on her annual salary is not known.

Ania Bukstein: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Ania Bukstein is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Twitter, Facebook.

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