Balanta and Portuguese-Guinean, Welket Bungué, was born in Xitole in Guinea-Bissau. He began his artistic training in 2005, and holds a degree in theatre from the Actors branch in Lisbon, and a postgraduate degree in performance from UniRio. In 2012, Welket was awarded a Best Actor Award from Festival de Cinema Quinta Praia for his performance in the short film "Mütter". Other previous work includes: "Bastien"; "Joaquim" by Marcelo Gomes; "Body Electric" by Marcelo Caetano; "Kaminey" by Vishaal Bahardwaj; and "Letters From War" by Ivo M. Ferreira. Welket has been a permanent member of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema since 2015. He recently played the role of 'Francis' in "Alexanderplatz", the new film by director Burhan Qurbani; and will soon appear in the film "Pedro" by writer/director Laís Bodanzky. Since 2016 he has been working regularly with the Mala Voadora theatre company in Portugal, and the theatre companies Rastilho (Lisbon), and Homlet (Beja), where he is also co-founder. Welket currently lives between Rio de Janeiro and Berlin.