Robert Besta was born in 1978 in Swientochlowice in Poland. After finishing his civilian service in geriatric care he studied acting at the Ernst Busch Academy for Dramatic Arts in Berlin. Since the season of 2005/2006 he is a permanent member of the drama company at Staatstheater Karlsruhe where he appeared in, among others, der Brandner Kaspar, Woyzeck and Big Money. In 2007 he received the Golden Fan of the Artist’s and Theater Community Karlsruhe which is awarded each year to an emerging actor of the Staatstheater. Since 2006 Robert Besta is also head of a youth group, works as a director and on movies. One of his movies, “Abgesang – Aus dem Leben eines Theaterschauspielers”, was shown in the STUDIO.