Filiz Ahmet


Name: Filiz Ahmet
Birthdate: April 15, 1981
Birthplace: Skopje, Macedonia
Height: 1,68 m
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Skopje Fine Arts Academia – Theatre (Uskup Guzel Sanatlar Akademisi Tiyatro Bolumu)
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Biography: Filiz Ahmet was born on April 15, 1981 in Skopje, Macedonia. Her grandfather, Lutfi Seyfullah, was a well-known theater actor in Macedonia and one of the founders of Macedonian-Turkish theatre. Filiz Ahmet’s mother also worked as a suffragette in the same theater for many years. She speaks Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Swedish, English and Serbian. Filiz Ahmet performed in the theater for a long time. She was awarded many prizes for her theater performance. Filiz Ahmet had no plans to take part in television projects. Her entire schedule was full due to theater plays. In 2007, she received an offer for the Turkish series Farewell Rumelia (Elveda Rumeli). This tv series was a turning point in her life. The character she portrayed attracted the attention of the audience thanks to her acting power and the Macedonian dialect she used. After this series, she became one of the popular faces on the television screen and received many offers for television projects. In 2009, she took part in the TV series Balkan Wedding (Balkan Dugunu). In 2011, she increased her popularity with her character Nigar Kalfa in the TV series Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil).

Filiz Ahmet Tv Series / Movies

  • 2002 – Zavedeni
  • 2008 – Baska Semtin Cocuklari (as Beyza) (Movie)
  • 2008 – Ask Tutulmasi (Movie)
  • 2007 – 2009 Farewell Rumelia (Elveda Rumeli) (as Zarife)
  • 2009 – 2010 Balkan Wedding (Balkan Dugunu) (as Kalina)
  • 2013 – Happy Family Journal (Mutlu Aile Defteri) (Movie)
  • 2011 – 2013 Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) (as Nigar Kalfa)
  • 2014 – Girls’ Robbery (Kadin Isi Banka Soygunu) (as Bilge) (Movie)
  • 2014 – Kendime Iyi Bak (Movie)
  • 2014 – Mirror of y Soul (Ruhumun Aynasi) (as Gulpare)
  • 2017 – Eternal Love (Sonsuz Ask) (as Bade) (Movie)
  • 2016 – 2017 Flames of Desire (Hayat Sarkisi) (as Nurgul Namli)
  • 2018 – Gorevimiz Tatil (as Gulizar) (Movie)
  • 2018 – Bal Kaymak (as Filiz) (Movie)
  • 2019 – Vurgun (as Mihri)
  • 2019 – 2020 Hekimoglu (as Gulay)
  • 2020 – The Hardest Thing (Aci Kiraz) (Movie)
  • 2022 – 2023 Balkan Lullaby (Balkan Ninnisi) (as Ivana)
  • 2023 – Forevermore (Vermem Seni Ellere) (as Peri)

Filiz Ahmet


  • 2017 – TEK Rumeli TV “Rumeli’nin Enleri” odulleri “En Iyi Oyuncu”
  • 2014 – 19. Sadri Alisik Sinema ve Tiyatro odulleri, Muzikal ya da Komedi Dalinda Yilin En Basarili Kadin Oyuncusu / Kadin Isi Banka Soygunu
  • 2014 – 9. Uluslararasi Dadas Film Festivali En iyi kadin oyuncu (Kadin Isi: Banka Soygunu)
  • 2007 – Voydan Cernodrinski En Iyi Yardimci Kadin Oyuncu Odulu
  • 2005 – “Kutluk Veli” Medya Odulu Umit Vaad Eden Oyuncu Odulu
  • 2003 – Voydan Cernodrinski En Iyi Genc Oyuncu Odulu

From the interview with Filiz Ahmet

Apparently, it's not a coincidence that you're an actress. There were people in your family who were involved in this sector. In fact, your grandfather was a very famous theater actor in Macedonia, and your mother was a theater performer.

My grandfather’s career was very important, and since he was one of the founders of the Macedonian-Turkish Theater, he was much more interested in theater. I’ve been in the theater for as long as I can remember. I made my debut at the age of six, and I can say that I swallowed the stage dust at that age. That’s how the love of theater was ingrained in me. Ever since I knew I was going to be an actress. Also, the importance of Macedonian-Turkish Theater is that it is the first minority theater in the world. It has been performing for 60 years. It is a relic from my grandfather and I strive to carry this mission.

Did you continue to be interested in theater after you came here, Istanbul?

I haven’t been very interested in theatre these days, but of course, I’m following what’s going on. I’ve been here for three years. I’ve been away for a bit and I really miss it. Hopefully, if I have the opportunity, I want to do something in the theater again in the summer.

So what is the mission of the theater?

There were many people of Turkish origin there and the Rumelian Turks, as the Ottomans ruled there for 550 years. However, with the great migrations that took place after the world wars, those who remained were few families like us. We have tried to keep the theater alive in order to keep Turkish culture alive, and our efforts are still continuing. Sometimes we also have problems. We are currently using the same venue as the Albanian Theater. We want to get out of there and build our own theater space. First, they didn’t give a place, then they did. On the one hand, we had financial problems. Luckily, we will lay the foundations at the beginning of next year to buil our own venue.

Then Farewell Rumelia (Elveda Rumeli) changed your life. Did you expect such a role?

I didn’t expect it, it was Ertan Saban who persuaded me to play in Farewell Rumeli. He is now an actor in Turkey, and he is also a very close friend of mine. He would often call me and say, “There is such a role in Turkey, I recommended you, come and discuss it.” I also had a shyness towards the camera. I didn’t like it and I always used the theater as an excuse. In fact, there were theatre tours at that time and I didn’t have that luxury because I played in theatre plays. However, the series came to Skopje. We met, and at first, I said “no”. Then I thought I’d give it a try, let me break that ice. I’m glad I did.

Were you aware of the impact of the series (Farewell Rumelia) in Turkey?

I wasn’t. People who came to the theater in Macedonia knew people, but we usually don’t get excited when we see many celebrities. Although, now that people have gotten into the habit of TV series, I started to encounter this kind of behavior in Macedonia as well. But I didn’t know it at first. In fact, when I came to Turkey, people were looking at my face and I was thinking, “Why are they looking, do I know them?” Then they said, “You’re famous here, people know you.” Now that I have been in Istanbul for three years, I am well aware.

Did you have strong ties with Turkey before you moved to Istanbul? How often did you come?

Since I was a baby, we used to come every year for a holiday. We have relatives in Istanbul and Izmir. We already speak Turkish at home, but our language is a little more dialect, inevitably there is a difference in accent.

I think that accent helped you a little bit. Because in Farewell Rumelia (Eleveda Rumeli), the audience loved your accent very much.

I was speaking there in Macedonian Turkish. I also used my accent in Magnificent Century. Let’s see, I hope something else happens in the third project.

Did the Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) suddenly appear?

First they called me, I said “okay”. Then there was a break. They couldn’t find the character of Hürrem. It was canceled several times in a year. We were talking about financial matters and timing, but I had the Magnificent Century at my disposal.

When you moved to Istanbul, what challenges did you face?

I had a crisis once a month, I missed Skopje. Also, I had never been separated from my family. I also felt lonely. Luckily, I got used to it after six months. My parents and friends came to visit frequently. Ertan Saban had already said, “There will be these crises at first, but then you will not be able to break away.” I can’t make sense of it either, but it really is. Now, when I go to Skopje, after two weeks, I want to return to my home, to Istanbul. But I still don’t understand that spell.

Your childhood actually coincides with the civil war in the Balkans. You must have suffered a lot at that time.

At that time, the whole of Yugoslavia was in turmoil. My family also made a decision, we went to Sweden. I was 12 years old when I returned. In those years, I could hardly feel the destruction caused by the war, but now I can understand it better. The Turkish people don’t have much of a problem with the Macedonians, but these events affected us too. For example, I think it was in 1994, there was a ban on going out. Our house was on the 13th floor. We could see how the village at the foot of the mountain was being bombed. When there was a war, we used to stock up on ten or twenty kilos of supplies. It remained a habit for us. Even today, when my parents go shopping, they don’t think “I’ll buy one bread “, they always buy four or five. I think this is an effect of the war.

How was it in Skopje after The Magnificent Century was aired in Macedonia?

I am now the pride of Macedonia. They’re almost going to make a statue of me somewhere. They all give me great support. I am very happy to do something for Macedonia.


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Zodiac Sign: Aries
Language: Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Swedish, English and Serbian

Magnificent Century – Nigar Kalfa

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