Abdulah Sidran was born in 1945 in Bieniesevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He quickly became one of the greatest poets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also of all ex-Yugoslavia. Some of his collections marked the literary life of his country (Chahbase, Ars poetica, Testament of marvellous) and were partially translated into various languages. He is universally known as scenario writer of films of Emir Kusturica (When father was away on business, Do you remember Dolly Bell ?, but also Kuduz of Ademir Kenović).
Abdulah Sidran was once an actor, in the film Kuduz by Ademir Kenović.
Abdulah Sidran is deeply engaged for the defense of the multiethnic modele of Bosnia. He took his distances several times with Emir Kusturica since their collaboration of the 80's.
In the late 2010's, their relationships got better. In a March 2011, he explains his position regarding Kusturica :