Boryana Semerdjieva was born in 1959 and had a happy childhood and a moderately rebellious adolescence before graduating from the Gymnasium of Fine Arts in Kazanluk in 1978. She went on to recieve her Master's degree in Fashion and Set Design from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her career spans production design for 50 movies and 10 theatrical productions, and performances in several roles in cinema and TV (for none of which she has been nominated for an award--but the best is still to come). Bobi is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Cinema at the New Bulgarian University.
In 2010, Bobi was nominated for the best costume design by the Bulgarian Movie Academy, and in 2011 recieved nominations for best costume and set design. She received an award from the Independent Movie Festival in Los Angeles for best costume and set design. She has recieved numerous awards from the Bulgarian Movie Academy, including best costume design (2009 & 2006), and best costume and set design (2008).