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Aksinja was born in Turin, Italy, in 1988, from Russian/Croatian heritage. She completed her senior year abroad in the United States and graduated at the North High School in Wichita, Kansas. Upon her return to Italy, she completed her education with a foreign languages BA in Turin, then a BA at the Cinema School Luchino Visconti in Milan as well as a Light Technician degree.

The former model/actress, worked in film and commercials, first as an assistant to the camera department, cultivating her love for fashion photography. She was able to collaborate with many Fashion magazines and received nominations for her work at the most important international Fashion Film festivals.

She is now directing her own films, where her focus lies in the portrayal of women and their power. She loves being behind the camera and creating unique unconventional shots that combine her love for fashion, beauty, choreography and storytelling.