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Bio

Nikola Djuricko (born July 9, 1974) is a leading Serbian actor.
Djuricko graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Serbia and since then he has realized numerous distinctive roles in theatres and films.
At the age of 7, he became a permanent member of the children and youth actor studio Radio Belgrade, part of the Serbian National Broadcaster and started appearing on various TV and Radio shows. Three years later, he had his first screen debut in the film What’s with you Nina.
For his work, he has been awarded many times and it catapulted him to the status of one of the most popular and sought after Serbian actors today.
Since 1995, he has been a permanent member of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, the biggest and most prominent regional repertory theater in Belgrade where he is a leading male actor.
He has equal talents in drama and comedy. Some of his most famous roles are in Shakespeare’s Othello (the role of Iago), As you Like It, Don Quixote (the role of Don Quixote), Voltaire’s Candide (the role of Candide), Nazon’s Metamorphoses (the role of Jupiter), Ostrowski The Forest (the role of Gennady), Chekhov’s The Seagull (the role of Treplev), Shakespeare’s The Tempest (the role of Ariel) and many more as well as in famous musical Monthy Payton’s Spamalot (the role of Sir Lancelot) where he showed his extraordinary comic talents and singing and dancing skills.
He recently did a very successful one man stand up show which he himself wrote and directed.
Working equally in theater, film and for television he made amazing roles in more than 60 national regional and international films and TV series. His recent international roles include the Emmy nominated TV series Genius (FOX 21 / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC), TV series Legends (FOX 21), TV series The Last Panthers (Warp films, SKY) and films World War Z (PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT, PARAMOUNT PICTURES), In the land of blood and honey (GK FILMS).
Djuricko has also worked as a director of numerous short films, music videos and in theatre. In 2004, he directed Borislav Pekic’s drama, “In Eden, in the East” for the Belgrade Drama Theatre. The play was performed more than 70 times in major theatres in the country and in Europe.
In 2013, he has been presenter of The Honorary Award to Angelina Jolie at the 2013 Governors Awards.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Djuricko remains dedicated to charitable work helping and supporting all people and marginalized organizations in need as well as the UNICEF Serbia and also promoting youth education campaigns with USAID.
For his contribution to the fight against discrimination during 2009, as one of the public figures who openly spoke against violence and contributed to the development of the equality of all citizens in Serbia, he received an Award for a fight against discrimination.
In 2011 was one of the founders and supporters of the new initiative of the United Nations in Serbia, the Forum of Real men next to William Infante UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia, and was one of the first public figures to sign the Declaration that supports Women rights and end violence against Women.

From 2016, he is a member of the Executive Board of Yugoslav Drama Theatre and a Chairmen of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre Foundation.
He is a founder and a Chairmen of the Serbia Association of Actors (UGS).

In his free time, Nikola enjoys scuba diving and playing golf. He is also a big fan of SBB Vukovi Beograd, an American Football team and a member of a board SBB Vukovi Club.