Anja Šovagović-Despot

Anja Šovagović-Despot

Anja in film What Iva Recorded (third from the left)
Born (1963-03-25) 25 March 1963
Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia
Alma mater Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present
Religion Roman Catholicism
Spouse(s) Dragan Despot (m. 1986)
Children 2

Anja Šovagović-Despot (born 25 March 1963) is a Croatian film and stage actress.[1]

Early life and career

Anja Sovagovic was born to the family of Fabijan Šovagović, one of the most respected Croatian actors and Maja Blaškov. Same as her younger brother Filip Šovagović she pursued the acting career from an early age. After high school she enrolled in Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. There, together with theatre director Krešimir Dolenčić, she founded the "Lift" theatre group in 1981. Two years later she joined Zlatko Vitez and his "Histrion" theatre company. In 1986 she finally settled down in Gavella Drama Theatre.

Personal life

Šovagović is married to Croatian actor Dragan Despot.[2] They have two children together. She is supporter of Croatian Democratic Union.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. "Anja Šovagović Despot: danas ni za čim ne žalimo". (in Croatian). 1 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. Bobanović, Paula (27 September 2013). "Brak im nakon tek četiri dana ljubavi traje više od 27 godina". 24 sata (in Croatian). Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. "50 umjetnika i kulturnjaka dalo podršku HDZ-u, evo tko se sve nalazi na popisu". (in Croatian). 3 November 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2016.

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