Top 100 Active Turkish Actorsby ercansenn | created - 16 Mar 2012 | updated - 02 Feb 2015 | Public
Actor | Kis Uykusu
Haluk Bilginer is a Turkish actor. In addition to his acting career in Turkey, he has also worked in the United Kingdom and remains known for his role as Mehmet Osman in the television soap opera EastEnders (1985) during the 1980s. He has also starred in Hollywood movies as a minor actor. He played...
2. Demet Akbag
Actress | Kis Uykusu
After graduated from Istanbul University theater department conservatory of municipality, she acted as a Professional actress at Gonul Ulku-Gazanfer Ozcan theater. In 1987 she was selected the TV star of the year by MGD. In 1993 at Antalya Film Festival she achieved the Altin Portakal reward by her...
Actor | Babam ve Oglum
Çetin Tekindor is considered to be one of Turkey's best actors and most respected artists today. He was born in Sivas, Turkey in 1945. He graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in 1970, and his stage career started with the play "Murat IV". He is one of the most impressive performers in Turkish ...
Actor | Vavien
Engin Günaydin (born 29 January 1972) is a Turkish actor and comedian.
Günaydin was born in Erbaa, Tokat Province. He began his university studies at Hacettepe University Conservatory, but in his second year he switched to Mimar Sinan University from where he graduated in theatre.
In 1997, he had a ...
Actress | Pek Yakinda
Zerrin Tekindor holds a degree in both acting and painting. In 1985, she graduated from the Hacettepe University's School of Theatre. After graduating, she started working as an intern at the Adana State Theatre in 1985 before joining the National theatre in Ankara in 1987. She later started ...
Actress | Babam ve Oglum
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Humeyra has been a major recording artist there for the last 30 years. She's also known as a very accomplished actress and has done many films, and currently performs for the Metropolitan Theater Company in Istanbul. She has been in the U.S. for almost a year ...
10. Demet Evgar
Actress | Avlu
Demet Evgar is a Turkish theater, TV, and cinema actress. Born in Manisa, Turkey, on May 19th, 1980, Demet Evgar started acting at the age of 17 with the amateur theatre group, 'Afsem Theatre'. Her first ever stage appearance was in the Ray Cooney play: 'It runs in the Family'. While studying at ...
13. Metin Akpinar
Actor | Mavi Boncuk
Born in 1942, Metin Akpinar started acting at the age of 20 with an amateur dramatics society. He landed his first professional stage role two years later, in 1964, and this was followed by performances in several leading theatre productions. In 1967, he co-founded the Devekusu Theatre, Turkey's ...
18. Zeki Alasya
Actor | Sivri Akillilar
Zeki Alasya (18 April 1943 - 8 May 2015) was a Turkish actor and film director. Alasya was of Turkish Cypriot descent and was related to Kibrisli Mehmed Kamil Pasha.
Alasya was born in Istanbul. After studying at Robert College, he joined MTTB Theatre as an amateur actor. For a short time, he worked...
19. Tuncel Kurtiz
Actor | Auf der anderen Seite
Tuncel Kurtiz was born in 1936, Izmit-Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul University, English Language and Literature and started acting in 1956 with Dormen Theatre. With the movie 'Suru', he reached the peak of his acting career. Kurtiz received many awards in Turkey and also abroad. He also known ...
20. Ugur Yücel
Director | Yazi Tura
Ugur Yücel studied acting at the Istanbul conservatory and launched a career of one-man shows in 1977. Six years later, he began acting in feature films, and he made his own directorial debut with a short film in 1987. He projected it in silence on a big screen and accompanied it himself with ...
Actor | Behzat Ç.: Seni Kalbime Gömdüm
Erdal Besikçioglu born 5 January 1970 in Ankara is a Turkish actor. Erdal Besikçioglu attended Izmir Private Turkish College and Mehmet Seyfi Eraltay High School after which he studied at the Hacettepe University State Conservatory. He participated in creative workshops with William Gaskill among ...
24. Meltem Cumbul
Actress | Gegen die Wand
Meltem Cumbul's career consists of twenty-two feature films including Berlin's Golden Bear Winner "Head On" and "Lovelorn" which got her Best Actress Award from Palm Springs International Film Festival "Six Long Running TV Serials including the highest rated local drama to date "Yilan Hikayesi" and...
25. Fikret Kuskan
Actor | Babam ve Oglum
He was born in 1965, Kuskan was graduated from Istanbul University State Conservatory. Right after his graduation, he starred in various Film and TV projects. Along with tie International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and Istanbul/ Ankara Film Festivals. He was awarded for his Outstanding ...
27. Yigit Özsener
Actor | Ask Tesadüfleri Sever
Yigit Özsener is a Turkish actor.
His family originates on paternal side from Turkish immigrants in Kavala, Greece and Skopje, Macedonia. Özsener graduated from Yildiz Technical University with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 1996. Özsener, who had begun studying acting at ...
30. Nurgül Yesilçay
Actress | Auf der anderen Seite
Nurgül Yesilçay (born 26 March 1976) is a Turkish stage and film actress. Nurgül Yesilçay was born in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, in 1976. She studied drama at the State Conservatoire of Anadolu University in Eskisehir. Since her graduation, she has performed several major roles for the stage, ...
32. Okan Yalabik
Actor | Av Mevsimi
Okan Yalabik (born 13 December 1978) is a Turkish actor. He graduated theater at the State Conservatoire of Istanbul University. He has appeared in more than twenty films since 2001. He has been featured in plays, films and television serials for many years. He is acting in a play from his own ...
33. Füsun Demirel
Actress | Büyük adam küçük ask
Born in Ankara in 1958, Füsun Demirel left her home shores in 1976 to spend the next four years in Italy. Mastering Italian in the first year, she then trained as an actress at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome. Her professional stage career was launched in 1980 at the Collective Theatre in ...
42. Ozan Güven
Actor | G.O.R.A.
Ozan Güven (born 19 May 1975) is a Turkish film, TV series and theatre actor.
His family is of Turkish origin who immigrated from Bulgaria. He was born in Germany and lived there until he was 9 years old. He can speak Turkish, German, English. He studied acting at the Izmir Municipal Conservatory ...
44. Taner Birsel
Actor | Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da
Taner Birsel, born in 1959 in Akhisar in the province of Manisa, Turkey, first studied Journalism and Public Relations between 1976-1980. Then he went on to study Performing Arts at the Conservatory of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, from 1981 to 1985. He has been an actor at the ...
45. Özgü Namal
Actress | Mutluluk
Ozgu Namal was born in Istanbul in 1978. Her maternal family is Turkish immigrant from Thessaloniki, Greece. Her paternal family is Turkish immigrant from Macedonia. At the age of 14 she was already on the theater stage. In 1996 she graduated from Uskudar Cumhuriyet High School. In 1998 she was ...
50. Olgun Simsek
Actor | Yazi Tura
Olgun Simsek (born 1971), Turkish actor
Olgun Simsek was born in the village of Yenice in Büyükorhan, Bursa. His father was a primary school teacher and his mother was a housewife. He graduated in theatre from the Istanbul University State Conservatory and began acting professionally in 1993.
52. Mehmet Günsür
Actor | Ask Tesadüfleri Sever
Mehmet Günsür was born on May 8, 1975 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor and producer, known for Love Likes Coincidences (2011), Kanaga (2018) and O Simdi Asker (2003). He has been married to Caterina Mongiò since July 17, 2006. They have two children.
55. Zafer Algöz
Actor | Ali Baba ve 7 Cüceler
Starting his education at Bursa State Theater in 1975, Algöz graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in Theater Department in 1985. He started his acting career on stage, and for a long time he was an official member of the State Theater Association of Istanbul. His acting career in theater led ...
57. Murat Daltaban
Actor | Salkim Hanim'in Taneleri
Murat Daltaban (born 1966) is a Turkish actor/theatre director. After three years mining engineering study at the Middle East Technical University (METU), he studied theatre at the Ankara University, graduated in 1992. After he quit the National Theatre, he founded the DOT in 2005 with Ozlem ...
Actor | Bartu Ben
Bartu Kucukcaglayan is an actor, a writer and a musician, born in Eskisehir, Turkey. He studied acting at Istanbul University-State Conservatory in 2001. He took parts in many plays and won numerous awards for his performances. Now, he is acting in a brand-new series that he wrote called "Bartu Ben...
60. Cem Yilmaz
Actor | Av Mevsimi
While studying at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management of Bogazici University, he started drawing comics for the Turkish humor magazine Leman. In August 1995 he did his first stand-up comedy show in "Leman Culture Center" performing with no serious career intentions as a comedian. However...
62. Melisa Sözen
Actress | Kis Uykusu
Melisa Sözen is a Turkish actress, best known for her performance in Palme D'or winning Winter Sleep (2014).
Starting her professional career at the very early age of 15, Sözen starred in many Turkish TV hits including The Magnificient Century (2011), Subat (2012) and 7YUZ (2017). Melisa attracted ...
63. Ilker Aksum
Actor | Küçük Kiyamet
Ilker Aksum is a Turkish film and television actor, born on 23 May, 1971 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is well known for his role in the film "Yabanci Damat" (2004), "Our Grand Despair" (2011), "Kucuk Kiyamet" (2006) and "Vavien" (2009).
Ilker Aksum did his schooling at Etimesgut Seker Elementary School. ...
65. Belçim Bilgin
Actress | Backstabbing for Beginners
Belcim Bilgin is an award winning movie and TV actress from Turkey. Born in Ankara, she started her undergraduate studies in 2002 in Information and Document Management at Hacettepe University. After two years she decided to pursue her true passion - acting, on a full-time basis. Belçim was cast in...
67. Öner Erkan
Actor | Bornova Bornova
Öner Erkan (born in Izmir) is a Turkish actor. Öner Erkan began acting at the age of 15 and graduated from Department of Theatre, Dokuz Eylül University. Between 2003 and 2004, he acted in various plays by Istanbul City Theatre. He was cast in Avrupa Yakasi and later in comedy series Iki Aile as ...
69. Nejat Isler
Actor | Yumurta
Born in Istanbul in 1972, Nejat Isler graduated from Mimar Sinan State Conservatory's Theater Deparment in 1995. He made his first professional TV debut in 1994 in the TV series "Gurur". He continued his professional acting career and took leading roles in a number of TV series and movies. In 2008 ...
71. Tamer Karadagli
Actor | SüperTürk
Born in 1967, he graduated from Bilkent University, Department of Theatre. He played some TVs series but as from 2002 after he acted in the very popular sit-com: "Çocuklar Duymasin" (Children Shall Not Hear) he became very popular on Turkish TV. In the period between 1993 and 2002 he had leading ...
73. Ata Demirer
Actor | Eyyvah Eyvah 2
Ata Demirer born July 6, 1972 in Bursa, Turkey is a Turkish filmmaker and stand-up comedian famous, Demirer, who demonstrated a talent for music at an early age, studied at Bursa Boy's High School before transferring in his final year and graduating with hon ours from Çelebi Mehmet High School. ...
76. Zuhal Olcay
Actress | Hiçbiryerde
She trained at The State Conservatory in Turkey and worked at The Turkish State Theater until she formed her own theater company in 1999. In 1989 she played "Evita" in the world famous musical. Since then she appeared in many stage productions, made nearly 20 films in Turkey playing the lead and ...
77. Sarp Akkaya
Actor | Pek Yakinda
Sarp Akkaya is a Turkish film, television and theatre actor, born on 13 May, 1980 in Istanbul, Turkey. He began acting at the age of twelve along with his twin brother Kaya Akkaya. Their older sister Esra Akkaya is also an actress. Their AKKAdemi theatre opened in 2010. Sarp Akkaya and Kaya Akkaya ...
79. Özge Özberk
Actress | Babam ve Oglum
Özge Özberk is a Turkish actress who has acted in many films, television series and plays. Özge Özberk was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1976. She studied theater at Istanbul University and Mujdat Gezen Arts Centre. She gained recognition with her role in the Turkish film, GORA. Her most recent roles...
83. Özge Özpirinçci
Actress | Kadin
Ozge Ozpirincci was born in 1986 in Istanbul. Her family is from Diyarbakir. After a year in Rockford, Illinois as an exchange student, she perfected her English and graduated from Sabanci University with a degree in International Business Management and studied at The Lee Strasberg Institute in ...
86. Özkan Ugur
Actor | G.O.R.A.
Raif Özkan Ugur (born October 17, 1953 in Istanbul) is a Turkish pop musician, member of the renowned band Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan and an actor.
He was born as the 5th child of his family. He graduated Resat Nuri Güntekin Primary School where he met and started playing mandolin. Afterwards, while he was ...
87. Levent Kirca
Actor | Olacak O Kadar
Levent Kirca was born on September 28, 1950 in Samsun, Turkey as Zeki Levent Kirca. He was an actor and director, known for Olacak O Kadar (1986), Ne Olacak Simdi (1979) and Son (2002). He was married to Oya Basar and Nur Diner. He died on October 12, 2015 in Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey.
Actress | Ahlat Agaci
Bennu Yildirimlar was born in Istanbul. She graduated in 1990 from Istanbul University State Conservatory of Theatre, after she finished Erenkoy High School in 1986. In 1990-1991, she took courses for drama in London Westminster Adult Education. Workshops in England helped her to improve her ...
92. Rana Cabbar
Actor | Vezir Parmagi
Rana Cabbar was born in 1945 ( Sanliurfa-Turkey ).
He was in the founding group of Ankara Art Theater (A.S.T.). He performed by A.S.T. and other theater groups for many years.
Apart of his theater career, he starred in many Tv series and long feature films such as "Hayat Devam Ediyor", "Büyük Oyun", ...
94. Kivanç Tatlitug
Actor | Kelebegin Rüyasi
Kivanc Tatlitug was born on October 27, 1983 in Adana, Turkey.
Graduated from Istanbul Kultur University Communication Designs-Multimedia and Cinema. His mother is from Edirne, Turkey. His paternal grandmother is Bosnian immigrant from Sarajevo. His paternal grandfather is Albanian immigrant from ...
95. Senay Gürler
Actress | Insan nedir ki?
Senay Gürler (born 28 June 1966) is a Turkish actress.
She graduated from Dokuz Eylül University's Fine Arts faculty. She performed at the Izmir Art Theatre and worked at TRT as a presenter. After working as a dubbing artist, she began acting in films and television. She is best known for playing ...
96. Okan Bayülgen
Actor | Agir Roman
Okan Bayülgen was born on March 23rd, 1964 in Istanbul, Turkey, as the son of a lawyer father and a painter mother. After graduation from the Galatasaray High School, which is one of the most renowned and influential high schools in Turkey, he moved to France to study photography. At the Tours ...
97. Yilmaz Erdogan
Actor | The Water Diviner
He spent his childhood in Ankara until he moved to Istanbul along with his family. His family is of Kurdish origin. In 1987, he dropped out of his civil engineering studies at Istanbul Technical University and joined the On Duty Theater Staff (Turkish: Nöbetçi Tiyatrosu) managed by Ferhan Sensoy. ...
99. Naz Elmas
Actress | G.O.R.A.
She was born on 16.06.1983 in Istanbul, Turkey. Graduated from Yeditepe University Fine Arts Faculty - Theater Department.
She started her career with the TV series "Haziran Gecesi" . After that she starred in the TV series such as "Doktorlar", "Candan Öte", "El Gibi", "Nefes", "Ay Tutulmasi", "Bir ...