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

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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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. ...

4. Cengiz Coskun

Actor | Fetih 1453

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

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. Farah Zeynep Abdullah

Actress | Unutursam Fisilda

Born 17 August, 1989 in Istanbul, Farah moved to the UK when she was 15 years old. She has Bosnian, Macedonian, Crimean and Iraqi ancestry. She graduated from University of Kent, Drama & French Studies Department. She started her career in record-breaking Turkish TV series, 'Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki...

8. 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 ...

9. Ayça Aysin Turan

Actress | Hayal ve gerçek

Ayça Aysin Turan (born in Istanbul) is a Turkish actress. She continued her education in the Department of Radio, Cinema and Television in Istanbul University. She was also educated in Sinop Municipal Conservatory. In 2011, she played "Gülfem" character in "Dinle Sevgili" TV series. The main output...

10. Cem Yilmaz

Actor | G.O.R.A.

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. 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 ...

12. Burak Özçivit

Actor | Çalikusu

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 ...

13. 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 '...

14. Ferzan Ozpetek

Writer | Le fate ignoranti

Ferzan Ozpetek was born on February 3, 1959 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a writer and assistant director, known for Le fate ignoranti (2001), Mine vaganti (2010) and Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997).

15. 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 ...

16. Halit Ergenç

Actor | Babam ve Oglum

Halit Ergenç was born on April 30, 1970 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Babam ve Oglum (2005), Aci Ask (2009) and Aliye (2004). He has been married to Bergüzar Korel since August 7, 2009. They have one child.

17. 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 KARILAR KOGUSU, a film directed by the late Halit Refig. She has studied acting both in conservatory in Istanbul and at the theatre department of San Francisco ...

18. Ali Atay

Director | Limonata

Dursun Ali Atay is a Turkish actor who graduated from Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory theater field in 1999. After graduation, he founded Krek Theatre Company with his college friend Berkun Oya. He performed in many of their own plays. He also acted at a tv-series called 'Sapkadan Babam ...

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. Melisa Sözen

Actress | Kis Uykusu

Melisa Sozen was born on July 6, 1985. She is an actress, known for The Palme d'Or-awarded movie Kis Uykusu (Winter Sleep), Av Mevsimi, Bir Varmis Bir Yokmus and for TV serial Muhtesem Yuzyil, Bicaksirti. She is also an awarded theatre actress.

Melisa Sozen graduated from Pera High School of Fine ...

21. Türkan Soray

Actress | Vesikali Yarim

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 ...

22. 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", "...

23. Özgü Namal

Actress | Beynelmilel

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 ...

24. Berkay Ates

Actor | Abluka

Berkay Ates was born on February 19, 1987 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Abluka (2015), Passed by Censor and Çukur (2017).

25. Gökçe Bahadir

Actress | Yaprak Dökümü

Gökçe Bahadir is a Turkish film and television actress. She is best known for her performance as Leyla Tekin in hit series Yaprak Dökümü based on classic novel of Resat Nuri Güntekin, as Yeliz in hit series "Hayat Bilgisi", Kayip Sehir, Ufak Tefek Cinayetler, Aramizda Kalsin, Adi Efsane, Dedemin ...

26. Alican Barlas

Actor | The Equalizer 2

Alican Barlas is a Turkish actor based to Los Angeles. Known for his work in Sony Studios movie Equalizer 2 and the award winning movie Millennia Man.

In his early career he worked in Turkish theatre and independent movies mostly in his hometown Istanbul.

After moving in Los Angeles in 2013 besides ...

27. Tarik Akan

Actor | Üçüncü göz

Tarik Akan's real name is Tarik Üregül and he was born in Istanbul in 1949 and grew up in the other parts of Turkey because of his father's job. His father was a colonel. Before he started his acting career he worked as a lifeguard on the beaches, rented boats to people... He also went on going to ...

28. 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 ...

29. Alican Yücesoy

Actor | Subat

Alican Yücesoy was born on October 22, 1982 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Subat (2012), Son Osmanli Yandim Ali (2007) and Dinle neyden (2008).

30. Nejat Isler

Actor | Yumurta

Nejat Isler was born on February 29, 1972 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Yumurta (2007), Kis Uykusu (2014) and Mustafa Hakkinda Hersey (2004).

31. Burak Deniz

Actor | Bizim Hikaye

Burak Deniz was born on February 17, 1991 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Bizim Hikaye (2017), Arada (2018) and Ask Laftan Anlamaz (2016).

32. Zerrin Egeliler

Actress | Yüz karasi

Zerrin Egeliler was born on May 1, 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Yüz karasi (1978), Babanin Evlatlari (1977) and Atesli dilber (1979). She is married to Fahri Bahci. They have one child.

33. Özge Borak

Actress | Leyla ile Mecnun

Özge Borak is a Turkish actress. She is best known for the comedy film Eyyvah Eyvah. Özge Borak, who started her art life by winning the children's section of City Theater, is the daughter of Selçuk Borak, artist of Istanbul State Opera and Ballet. They were divorced with Bülent Sakrak in 2010. ...

34. Müjde Ar

Actress | Aaahh Belinda

Müjde Ar (born Kâmile Suat Ebrem, 21 June 1954 in Istanbul) is a Turkish film actress.

She is the oldest daughter of the dramaturge and song writer Aysel Gürel. She left school at the age of 20, while she was doing a German Language and Literature M.A. at the Istanbul University. At the age of 21, ...

35. Firat Tanis

Actor | Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da

In 1998 he was graduated from Istanbul University State Conservatory Theater Department. Between 1998 - 2001 he acted in the plays for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Theaters such as Peace of Aristophanes, Romeo and Juliet of William Shakespeare, Woytzeck of Georg Büchner and Herkes Ayni ...

36. Yavuz Turgul

Writer | Eskiya

Yavuz Turgul was born in Istanbul, 1946. He worked as journalist for many years. In 1976 he started to write scripts with the support of Ertem Egilmez. His first directing experience came with the movie Fahriye Abla, in 1984. He worked with famous Turkish actor Sener Sen in so many movies. Turgul ...

37. Mehmet Günsür

Actor | Hamam

Mehmet Günsür was born on May 8, 1975 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor and producer, known for Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997), Ask Tesadüfleri Sever (2011) and Muhtesem Yüzyil (2011). He has been married to Caterina Mongiò since July 17, 2006. They have two children.

38. Ezgi Mola

Actress | Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Asiri Acikli Hikayesi

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 ...

39. Yusuf Çim

Actor | Seven Ne Yapmaz

Yusuf Çim is a popular Turkish actor, model, and TV presenter.

Studying at the University and modeling career took the young man a lot of time. Nevertheless, he managed to find a spare time for his another hobby - music. In 2013, he began his musical career, which was marked by the release of his ...

40. Ismail Hacioglu

Actor | Gökten 3 elma düstü

Ismail Hacioglu was born on November 30, 1985 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Gökten 3 elma düstü (2008), Karsilasma (2003) and Beyaz Gelincik (2005).

41. Tolgahan Sayisman

Actor | Yer Gök Ask

Tolgahan Sayisman was born on 17 December 1981, in Istanbul, Turkey. During high school years, Tolgahan was involved in sports such as football, basketball. Also, he won awards in some sportive area which are tennis and swimming. Moreover, he joined some school actives about music and acting. ...

42. Sinem Kobal

Actress | Romantik Komedi

Sinem Kobal is a Turkish model and film actress.

She started her acting career in a sitcom, Dadi as Dilara Giritli. She has starred in many other films such as Okul, Ayakta Kal, Selena, Lise Defteri, Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam and Nefes Nefes'e. She will star in Romantik Komedi.

She has appeared in many ...

43. Pinar Toprak

Composer | Captain Marvel

In 2010 she was on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Original Score.

44. Nicholas Kadi

Actor | La guerre du feu

Nicholas, (birth name Nameer El-Kadi), is a classically trained New York stage actor. He first garnered attention in Hollywood as Gaw, one of the lead cavemen in Jean Jacques Annaud's prehistoric epic "Quest For Fire". He began his career with the New York Children's Theater. His stage credits ...

45. Seda Bakan

Actress | Kardes Payi

Seda Bakan is a Turkish actress. Her maternal family is of Turkish origin who emigrated from Thessaloniki, Greece. Her paternal family emigrated from Sarajevo. She graduated from Sakarya University Department of Foreign Trade. She is best known for comedy roles and as Eda in Behzat Ç. crime series,...

46. Ahmet Mekin

Actor | Görünmeyen

Ahmet Mekin was born on August 17, 1932 in Istanbul, Turkey as Ahmet Kurteli. He is an actor, known for Görünmeyen (2011), Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalim (1977) and Çiçek Abbas (1982). He is married to Sükran Sabuncu.

47. Sedef Avci

Actress | Romantik Komedi

Sedef Avci was born in Istanbul (1972). She was graduated from Kocaeli University (Department of Labor Economics).

In 1997 she won the Elite Model Look first price and entered Gaye Sökmen Agency.

As an actress she starred in Tv series such as "Böyle Mi Olacakti", "Yanik Koza", "Menekse ile Halil", "...

48. Bestemsu Özdemir

Actress | Sakarya-Firat

Bestemsu Özdemir was born on April 20, 1992 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Sakarya-Firat (2009), We'll Get Back to You (2017) and Tabula Rosa (2015).

49. Yildiray Sahinler

Actor | Içerde

Yildiray Sahinler was born on February 7, 1966 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Içerde (2016), Gemide (1998) and Ufak Tefek Cinayetler (2017).

50. Selçuk Yöntem

Actor | Kurtlar Vadisi

Selçuk Yöntem was born on July 13, 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is an actor, known for Kurtlar Vadisi (2003), Cars of the Revolution (2008) and Üzgünüm Leyla (2000).

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