Bisera Veletanlic

Inside Biography


Bisera Veletanlic is a famous Yugoslav Jazz singer, pop artist, and music entertaining performer. She is also recognized as the winner of the first prize of the jury at various festivals including Opatija, your hit of the season, Belgrade Spring, Zagrebfest, Split, MESAM, and also has performed in local elections for ESC.

Early life and education

Bisera Veletanlic was born on 15 September 1942 in Sisak but she is originally from Bosnian Krajina, probably from Bosanka Krupa and Bosanki Novi.

She began to sing from her childhood when she was at 8 years of age. She used to sing only folk songs when she was small. Later when she went to high school she started loving pop music and began singing in school events also. 

Her interest in music is inherited from her parents who immensely loved with music. Also the four family members Veletanlic performed in the choir of the Workers' cultural club oil refinery in Sisak, where her father was an employee. 

Veletanlic graduated from the Secondary School of Economics in Zagreb. During that, she also studied solo singing and violin at the music school.

After her graduation, she found a job in Dean's office at Zagreb's Salata, as her parents helped to get her a job where she worked for few years. 

Veletanlic decided to pursue her career in music and singing after a week she left her previous job. In1960, she sang for the first time in a public show at the age of 18.


Veletanlic's career began when she was given an offer in Zagreb's television and made her debut in 1963 with her sister, Senka. She also recorded her first single plate named "Red Flower". Some of her song including a duet with Arsen Dedic, 1971 "Do not Cry", which was marked in 1970. 

She also spent seven years in Germany where she sang almost all genres and surmounted long text famous songs. In the time of her appearance in American clubs in Germany, the visitors loved the way she performed.

Veletanlic has also achieved great music success with the famous composer Cornelius Smith who was expert in composing melodies that are suitable and perfect for a deep emotional voice like hers.

Additionally, she has also appeared in the movie. After her return from the Federal Republic of Germany, she has played minor roles in the film Throat Full of Strawberries directed by Srdjan Karanovic. Later she continued her acting career playing in by appearing in another movie named Loving Glances and also sang the title song for the movie. 

Personal life

Veletanlic is either married or single yet it is not known. Information regarding her personal life and husband are not available in any sources and interviews. Considering her age, we can clearly a s sume that she is married and might have even children too but she wishes to keep it low profile. 

She is white in ethnicity and holds Croatian Nationality.

Net worth

Bisera Veletanlic earns decent amount money through her singing and also by her appearance in movies. She is 74 years in the present and has earned much enough to maintain her celebrity life and has a huge amount of net worth.

by ab-niranjan, 25 Apr, 2017

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