Budina was born in Tiranë, Albania, in March 1952. After finishing Albanian Art Academy in 1974 he began acting in National Theatre of Albania. During his career he has interpreted more than 45 roles. From 1980 to 1992 he was a lector at Albanian Art Academy. In 1992 Budina migrated in Italy. He continued his work there initially with small documentaries and roles in theaters, while later on with movies: Letters in the wind (2003), Ballkan Bazar (2011), Broken (2017).