Deyan Donkov was born and raised in Vidin, Bulgaria. He graduated National Academy for Theater and Film Arts - Bulgaria in 1997. He works in the theater but also acts in movies. His first role in movie was in Dunav most (1999) as a barman. He acts in many Bulgarian movies and makes very good characters. In 2002 he won "Zlatna roza" (Golden Rose) for his main role in "Emigranti" (Immigrants). He also acted in first Bulgarian criminal serial-film "Pod prikritie" 2011 (Undercover).