Dessy Tenekedjieva was born in Varna and graduated from the French language school in Varna. She studied in the Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts and graduated in 1995.
She was only fourteen years old when she made her debut in the film “Forbidden for Adults”, directed by Plamen Maslarov. Ever since then she has more than 30 movies, acting in international productions, and presenting Bulgaria at important world cinema forums and festivals.
Some of her more famous films are: Eyes of Crystal, directed by Eros Puglielli – Official Selection at the International Venice Film Festival; Chechenia, directed by Leonardo Julliano; Ventitre, directed by Duccio Forzano; The Conscience Case, directed by Luigi Perelly; The Most Important Things, directed by Ivan Andonov; Watchman, directed by Ivailo Jamabazov; Killer Rats, directed by Tibor Takach, New Image Company; Il Mеstiere Delle Armi, directed by Ermanno Olmi; Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault, directed by Mark Roper; La Rivolta del Cittadino, directed by Luigi Perelly; The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, directed by Stoyan Kambarev; Rosita, please, directed by Ventura Ponce; Camp, directed by Georgi Dulgerov.
Dessy has a very successful career in music as well. Together with Nikolai Ivanov, she is an author and performer in a musical ethno project, based on Bulgarian folklore. The music videos “Dark” feat John Kaleka , “When It All Ended” feat Miro (KariZma) and her latest song “I Wonder” feat Magga are very original, and climbed to the top of the television and radio charts. Dessy Tenekedjieva is a director of the music videos, in collaboration with the talented cameraman Georgi Markov, and for “When It All Ended” with another director Ivailo Palmov.
From 2000 till 2005 Dessy is the face of the fashion house of Jean Paul Gaultier for Bulgaria, and for 2007-2008 she has an advertising contract with the Japanese giant Suzuki.