Jenő Zsigó was born in 1952, Nyirbátor. He is one of ideologists of the Roma civil rights movement in Hungary. First, he was working as a mechanist in Budapest while studying music to be a jazz-drummer. He has been working together with the key actors of the Roma civil rights movement since 1975.

He became the director of the Roma Family Support Center of the 16th district of Budapest in 1986. In 1987 he became the founding director of the Budapest Gypsy Social Cultural and Methodological Institution (CSZMMK) which later changed its name to Romano Kher. He led this institution until 2010. He founded a Roma folklore band called Ando Drom in 1984 and was its leader for thirty years.

He was one of the founders of Phralipe Independent Roma Organization (1989). He was the founder of the Hungarian Roma Parliament in 1990, and was its chairman between 1994 and 2016. From 2008 to 2009 He was a member of Roma Integration Council and of the Roma Integration and Monitoring Committee between 2008-2009. He was the head of the Budapest Roma Minority Self-Government from 2002 and 2006.