Birth Place Matching "Istanbul, Turkey" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Tuba Büyüküstün

Actress | Kara Para Ask

Born on July 5 in Istanbul, Tuba majored in Costume & Design at the Mimar Sinan University of the Fine Arts from where she graduated in the year of 2004. This year also brought along her first acting gig as she starred in the successful TV show, 'Cemberimde Gül Oya', portraying the character of '...

2. Damla Sönmez

Actress | Sibel

Damla Sonmez was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Her family is of Circassian descent. Her native language is Turkish and is fluent in English and French. Cinema has been her greatest passion since she was child.

She is an award-winning actor of international distinction. She received several nominations ...

3. Tchéky Karyo

Actor | Nikita

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Tcheky Karyo grew up in Paris. He studied drama at the Cyrano Theatre and became a member of the Daniel Sorano Company, where he played numerous classical roles. He next joined the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where he starred in contemporary theatre as well as in such ...

4. Ayça Aysin Turan

Actress | The Protector

Ayça Aysin Turan (born in Sinop) is a Turkish actress. She continued her education in the Department of Radio, Cinema and Television in Istanbul University. She was educated in Sinop Municipal Conservatory.

In 2011; she played "Gülfem" in "Dinle Sevgili" TV series.

The main output of the actress was ...

5. Elia Kazan

Director | On the Waterfront

Known for his creative stage direction, Elia Kazan was born Elias Kazantzoglou on September 7, 1909 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey). Noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations, resulting in nine wins. He ...

6. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Director | Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul on January 26th, 1959. In 1976, he began studying chemical engineering at Istanbul Technical University, in a context of strong student unrest, boycotts and political polarization. In 1978, he switched courses to Electrical Engineering at Bogazici University. ...

7. Halit Ergenç

Actor | Muhtesem Yüzyil

Halit Ergenç (born 30 April 1970) is a Turkish actor actor.

Halit Ergenç was born as the son of Yesilçam-era actor Sait Ergenç on 30 April 1970 in Istanbul. He completed his secondary education at Besiktas Atatürk High School in 1989 and entered Istanbul Technical University to study Marine ...

8. Burak Özçivit

Actor | Kara Sevda

Burak Ozcivit was born in Istanbul on December 24, 1984. He has a BA degree and he is graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2003, he was elected the Top Model of Turkey and he began working with Model Agencies. In 2005, he was chosen the second best model of the world and he ...

9. Aras Bulut Iynemli

Actor | Çukur

He was born in Istanbul. He continues his education at Istanbul Technical University Department of Airplane Engineering.

His first TV Series was "Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman ki" directed by Mehmet Ada Öztekin. After his success in this series, he shot his first movie "Mahmut ile Meryem" directed by Mehmet ...

10. 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...

11. 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.

12. Birce Akalay

Actress | Küçük Aga

Birce Akalay is one of the most charming women in Turkey acting industry who has made name for herself internationally. She has acted in over 20 movies and TV serials and has become very popular thanks to her beautiful face and realistic acting.

Birce was born on 19 June 1984 in Istanbul, Turkey. ...

13. Ece Çesmioglu

Actress | Iki Aile

Ece Çesmioglu was born on November 26, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Iki Aile (2006), Söz (2017) and Tutunamayanlar (2020).

14. Aslihan Güner

Actress | Kuzey Yildizi

Aslihan Güner was born on December 17, 1987 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Kuzey Yildizi (2019), Selam: Bahara Yolculuk (2015) and Akillara Seza (2019).

15. Farah Zeynep Abdullah

Actress | Bizim Için Sampiyon

Born 17 August 1989 in Istanbul, Farah moved to the UK at the age of 15. She has Bosnian, Macedonian, Crimean and Iraqi Turkmen ancestry. She studied French, Media, and Drama in Sixth Form in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she received her first award for acting from Theresa May. Her first ...

16. Saadet Aksoy

Actress | Venuto al mondo

Saadet Aksoy is a Turkish born actress speaking fluent English, basic French and Italian. She studied English Language and Literature at Bogazici University in Istanbul and started taking film and acting classes while working on short films, taking parts in stage productions, commercials and TV ...

17. Funda Eryigit

Actress | Eden

Funda Eryigit is a Turkish serial, cinema and theater actress. After graduating from Kadir Has Anatolian High School, she graduated from Istanbul University State Conservatory Theater Department after completing the International Relations Department of Istanbul University Political Sciences ...

18. Leyla Feray

Actress | Kardesim Benim 2

She was born in Turkey, Istanbul (1993).

After graduating from Koç University Department of Media and Visual Arts, she took her first step into her professional acting career in 2013, with the Tv series "Ben Onu Çok Sevdim". Throughout her career, she starred in the TV series respectively "Pasa ...

19. 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 ...

20. Kemal Sunal

Actor | Tosun Pasa

Born in 1944 Istanbul, Turkey. Graduated from Vefa High School, Fatih, Istanbul. Sunal acted in many popular films, although he began his artistic career in the theater. His first play was called, "Unwilling Doctor" and he later worked at the Devekusu Kabare Theatre with Ulvi Uraz. Although Sunal ...

21. Kerem Bürsin

Actor | Bu Sehir Arkandan Gelecek

Kerem Bursin was born on June 4th, 1987, in Istanbul, Turkey. Bursin spent his childhood on the move and was raised internationally living in 7 different countries. After years of living an expat life him and his family settled in Sugar Land, Texas. While in high school in Texas, he developed an ...

22. Cengiz Coskun

Actor | Dirilis: Ertugrul

Cengiz Coskun was born on April 29, 1982 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014), Conquest 1453 (2012) and The Mountain (2012).

23. Eda Ece

Actress | Deliha 2

Eda Ece was born in Istanbul on 20th June 1990.

After Sisli Terakki High School, she graduated from Bilgi University - Psychology Department.

In 2011 by the Tv series "Pis Yedili" , Eda Ece's acting career has started and continued with "Beni Böyle Sev" and "Iliski Durumu Karisik", the Tv films "Deli...

24. Burçin Terzioglu

Actress | Poyraz Karayel

Burcin Terzioglu is a Turkish actress. Being raised in a family working in cinema, she started her career as a child-actor at a very young age, and later furthered and completed her education at the M.G.S.M. Actor Studio. Terzioglu has successfully portrayed various roles in many Turkish TV shows ...

25. 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 ...

26. 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 ...

27. Rabia Soyturk

Actress | Benim Adim Melek

Rabia Soyturk was born on March 11, 1996 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Benim Adim Melek (2019), Özgür Dünya (2019) and Çukurdakiler (2017).

28. Öykü Karayel

Actress | Ise yarar bir sey

She graduated from the High School for Girls Çemberlitas. After a short training at the Kenter Theater in 2007, she started studying at the Istanbul Univercities State Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Still studying at the conservatory, she auditioned for a leading role at the Kenter Theater in 2011 ...

29. 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 ...

30. Bergüzar Korel

Actress | Karadayi

Berguzar Korel, born in 1982 in Istanbul, graduated from the Theatre Department of Mimar Sinan State Conservatory. She acted in many plays and short films during her school life including the play Kuvayi Milliye at State Theatre. She went on to act in high profile projects, namely "1001 Nights", "...

31. Bestemsu Özdemir

Actress | Meryem

Bestemsu Özdemir was born on April 20, 1992 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Meryem (2017), Ege'nin hamsisi (2018) and Tabula Rosa (2015).

32. Ferzan Ozpetek

Writer | La finestra di fronte

Ferzan Ozpetek was born on February 3, 1959 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a writer and assistant director, known for Facing Windows (2003), Loose Cannons (2010) and His Secret Life (2001).

33. Türkan Soray

Actress | Mahpus

Türkan Soray (her last name begins S-cedilla) is one of four big female stars of the old Turkish cinema.

Türkan was born to a railway-officer father and a housewife mother. She started in Turkish cinema at the age of 15, when she accompanied to her friend, neighbor Emel Yildiz (also known as Panther ...

34. Irem Altug

Actress | Direk ask

Irem Altug started out as a child actress at the age of 7 by starring in TV commercials and films. Her first silver screen debut was in Women's Ward (1990), a film directed by the late Halit Refig. She has studied acting both in conservatory in Istanbul and at the theatre department of San ...

35. Açelya Özcan

Actress | Kurulus: Osman

Born on June 28 in Istanbul, Acelya majored in faculty of Business Administration/Management at Istanbul University from where she graduated in the year of 2008.

Throughout her college years she played characters "Helena" in William Shakespeare's "Midnight in Summer", "Alkmene" in the play "...

36. 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 ...

37. Miray Akay

Actress | Kelebegin Rüyasi

Miray Akay was born on July 17, 2000 in Istanbul, Turkey as Myraslava Kostyeva Akay. She is an actress, known for The Butterfly's Dream (2013), Dip (2018) and Halam Geldi (2013).

38. Ege Kökenli

Actress | Günesin Kizlari

Ege Kokenli was born in 1993 at Kirklareli. She lived there until high school. Then she moved to Istanbul to her high school education at a French High School. She was a member of the theater team that had prepared and played performances in French for 5 years. Her debut TV series was "My Best ...

39. Uraz Kaygilaroglu

Actor | Yedi güzel adam

Uraz Kaygilaroglu was born on June 30, 1987 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Yedi güzel adam (2014), Ege'nin hamsisi (2018) and Baba Candir (2015). He has been married to Melis Isiten since 2014.

40. Taner Ölmez

Actor | Medcezir

Taner Ölmez was born on August 9, 1986 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Medcezir (2013), Mucize Doktor (2019) and Muslum (2018).

41. Ilker Kaleli

Actor | Poyraz Karayel

His mother is German-Turkish and his father is a Turkish citizen from Van. Ilker is born in Istanbul in 1984.

Following his graduation from University (BA in Arts Management) and training in Acting he has moved to London for a 3 Year Classical Acting Training in LAMDA. (BA in Classical Acting). ...

42. Burak Deniz

Actor | Bizim Hikaye

Burak Deniz (born February 17, 1991) is a Turkish actor. He starred as Murat Sarsilmaz, opposite to Hande Erçel, in the television series Ask Laftan Anlamaz, in Bizim Hikaye (in English: Our Story), which is inspired by British TV show Shameless.

He has got a lot of fame in the character of Murat. ...

43. Tugce Altug

Actress | Kelebekler

Tugce Altug was born in Istanbul. She studied acting in high school then attended Mimar Sinan Conservatory. She premiered in a play called Punk Rock and received 'Ensemble Award' as part of the group. Then she acted in a play called 'Tribes' and received numerous awards in theater. In 2018 she ...

44. Aslihan Gürbüz

Actress | Kor

Aslihan Gurbuz was born on February 16,1983 Istanbul, She graduated Selcuk University /Dilek Sabanci Conservatory/Theatre She is an actress, known for firstly (2009) Bir Bulut Olsam (Scriptwriter Meral OKAY), (2010) Yahsi Cazibe (She received Best Comedy Actress Awards for her performance in Yahsi ...

45. Ezgi Mola

Actress | Aydede

Ezgi Mola is a Turkish actress. While studying at Akademi Istanbul, she made her debut in Kartal Tibet's Karate Can. She studied at Müjdat Gezen Arts Centre for 4 years under Aydogan Temel and appeared first in his play Cürük Elma. In 2005, she joined BKM and appeared alongside Ugur Yucel in the ...

46. Meric Aral

Actress | Yanimda Kal

Meriç Aral was born in Istanbul. After completing her education at Bilgi University Faculty of Law, she was trained at Craft Acting Workshop. She worked briefly as a film assistant. She performed her first experience on the string Sultan (2012) and started to study acting. After the role of 'Hale' ...

47. Tolga Karaçelik

Director | Kelebekler

Tolga Karacelik (1981,Istanbul) is one of the promising new generation Turkish directors who is known for his own unique style. After receiving law degree in Turkey he studied film in New York City. He had been writing short stories and poetry. I addition to writing and directing five short films ...

48. Bige Önal

Actress | Bozkir

Bige Önal was born on February 1, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress and assistant director, known for Bozkir (2018), Five Minarets in New York (2010) and Yasak (2014).

49. Miray Daner

Actress | Vatanim Sensin

Miray Naz Daner is a Turkish actress. She began her career at the age of nine as child actor.

Since the age of nine, she played 121 episodes as "Gonca" grandchild of Metin Akpinar who cited as one of the best actor of Turkish cinema in Papatyam. She played Sabiha Gökçen who was the world's first ...

50. Tolga Saritas

Actor | Günesin Kizlari

Tolga Saritas is a Turkish actor who was loved by the audience from other countries thanks to his talent, known for Kötü Çocuk (2017), Büyük Sürgün Kafkasya (2015) and Günesin Kizlari (2015) The actor was born on 30 May 1991 in Istanbul. Since childhood, ...


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