Destani was born on April 12, 1981 in Stolberg
near Aachen (Germany). He spent his childhood in
Tetovo, a town in Macedonia at the foot of the
Sharr mountains. His entire family is of Albanian
origin. Blerim has been living and working in
Germany and Macedonia for the past ten years.
Blerim discovered his passion for acting at an
early age. Full of ambition, he has been pursuing
his goal, dedicating his time and energy to the
topics of film and acting. At 14 years of age, he
made his acting debut in the Albanian TV film "Atje
ku nuk lind dielli" (Sun doesn't rise there).
While producing short documentaries, he began
taking acting classes in England.
In 2004, Blerim was offered his first major
role in a film. He attracted significant public
attention in Southeast Europe by playing the part
of the main character "Beni" in the Kosovar TV
production "Metropolet" (director: Sunaj Raca).
The action-packed coming-of-age drama "Metropolet"
deals with the fate of the young Albanian boy Beni,
who is hoping to attain financial wealth in
Germany within a short time. In order to achieve
this target, he abandons his family and friends
and hooks up with the gangster Musa. However, the
plan does not work out and Beni ends up in prison.
Reformed by several years' imprisonment, Beni
realises that it is not that easy to leave the
past behind ...
The successful cooperation with the well-known
director Sunaj Raca was continued in 2005 in the
motion picture "Kosova - Desperate Search". The
film recounts the repercussions and effects of the
Kosovar war on the Albanian population. Ethnic
cleansings and other atrocities mentally and
physically destroyed the people. The entwined
destinies of individual persons and families from
various geographic regions and social classes are
the basis of a closely interconnected storyline.
Families are not only looking for their missing
children, but also for new hope and perspectives.
In this film, Blerim very impressively
impersonates the complex character of a man who
needs to prove his qualities as a soldier, a
husband and a father.
However, Blerim is not just an actor - ha takes a
broad interest in all aspects of filmmaking and
has already gained some experience in the fields
of directing and producing. He was the associate
producer of the internationally successful
Macedonian cinema production "The Great Water"
(directed by Ivo Trajkov) shot in 2004. In 2005,
"The Great Water" was shown at many renowned
festivals and received a number of awards.
Blerim is currently continuing his professional
training to be an actor by taking elocution
lessons in order to further upgrade his abilities
and prepare for new international film projects in