Danina Jeftić

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Danina Jeftić
Born Danina Jeftić
(1986-11-09) 9 November 1986 (age 30)
Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Occupation Actress, former handball player
Years active 2008–present

Danina Jeftić (Serbian Cyrillic: Данина Јефтић; born 9 November 1986) is a Serbian actress and former handball player. She came to national media attention with 2010 film Montevideo, God Bless You! by actor and film director Dragan Bjelogrlić.

Early and personal life[edit]

Danina Jeftić was born on 9 November 1986 in Sarajevo (SFR Yugoslavia then, Bosnia and Herzegovina now). She has a younger sister, Kristina. When the war broke out in Bosnia in 1991, her family moved to Moscow (USSR then, Russia now), and then to Sydney, Australia.[1] There, she began playing handball, basketball, and tennis.[2] Jeftić is fluent in Serbian, English and Russian.[3]

Jeftić and her family moved to Belgrade in 2005, and they reside in Jajinci, a suburb of Belgrade. Jeftić stated that she had a boyfriend.[4]


Jeftić played handball for Australian junior female team,[5][6] but gave up her handball career for acting. Upon moving to Belgrade, she enrolled in the University of Dramatic Arts. In 2008, Jeftić landed one of the few leading roles in the RTV Pink series Money or Life (Pare ili život). In 2010, actor and director Dragan Bjelogrlić cast her in his film Montevideo, God Bless You! (Montevideo, Bog te video!). The film made Jeftić a household name.[7] She was nominated for FIPRESCI Serbia Award and MTV Adria Movie Award for Best Actress for her performance.[8]


Title Year Role Notes
Money or Life 2008 Maja (TV; 2008–10) Pare ili život
Montevideo, God Bless You! Part 1 2010 Rosa Montevideo, Bog te video! Priča prva
Nominated—FIPRESCI Serbia Award for Best Actress
Nominated—MTV Adria Movie Award for Best Actress


  1. ^ Mirjana Jurčić (14 March 2011). "Ja sam mamina i tatina maza, neću da živim sa dečkom". Puls (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Biljana Lazarević (20 March 2011). "Danina Jeftić: Odmalena sam naučila da se borim i snalazim". Žena (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ O. Ikodinović (28 June 2011). ""Montevideo" osvojio Ruse". Vesti (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Danina Jeftić: Srećno sam zaljubljena". Story (in Serbian). 16 February 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Tatjana Loš (18 June 2010). "Gluma pobedila rukomet". Novosti (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Biography for Danina Jeftić". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Film "Montevideo" videlo 400.000 ljudi". Blic (in Serbian). 18 February 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Dodeljene regionalne Gorki list MTV Movie Awards". MTV Adria (in Serbian). 5 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 

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