Berk Hakman

Berk Hakman Turkish Actor

Name: Berk Hakman
Birthdate: August 14, 1981
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Height: 178 cm
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Akdeniz University Tourism (Akdeniz Universitesi Turizm Isletmeciligi) (drop-out); Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory Theatre (Mimar Sinan Universitesi Devlet Konservatuari Tiyatro)
Other: Berk Hakman’s father is a dentist and singer Ataman Hakman. His parents are of Albanian descent. Berk Hakman has been playing guitar since he was 11 years old. While he was going to high school, he started to play keyboard instruments, trumpet and bass guitar.
Berk Hakman started his acting career with his role in a movie named School (Okul). Berk Hakman knows English and French.

Notable Works
2003 – School (Okul) (as Ersin) (Movie)
2005 – Broken Wings (Kirik Kanatlar) (as Hristo)
2005 – Dawn (Seher Vakti) (as Davut)
2006 – What is Fate? (Felek Ne Demek?) (as Seyda)
2006 – 2007 Past Times (Hatirla Sevgili) (as Deniz Karayel)
2006 – Janjan (as Janjan Sadik) (Movie)
2006 – Hidden Faces (Sakli Yuzler) (as Ismail) (Movie)
2009 – 2010 Es Es (as Tercan)

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Begum Birgoren

Begum Birgoren Turkish Actress

Name: Begum Birgoren
Birthdate: September 20, 1982
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 166 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Fenerbahce High School (Fenerbahce Lisesi); Bahcesehir University Communication Design (Bahcesehir Universitesi Gorsel Sanatlar ve Gorsel Iletisim Tasarimi)
Other: Begum Birgoren’s father is an economist and her mother is a teacher. Her mother is of Cherkes descent. Begum Birgoren started to attend to Mujdat Gezen Art Center seminars while she was 13 years old. She made her debut with her role Ayse at popular Turkish drama Broken Wings (Kirik Kanatlar). She became the lead actress with her role Melike at Turkish drama Dawn (Seher Vakti).

Notable Works
1997 – Besibiryerde
2003 – Battery Operated Doll (Pilli Bebek)
2004 – Elflock (Arapsaci)
2004 – Blue Necklace (Mavi Kolye) (as Nil)
2005 – Broken Wings (Kirik Kanatlar) (as Ayse)
2005 – Dawn (Seher Vakti) (as Melike)
2005 – Whatever You Wish (Sen Ne Dilersen) (as Eleni) (Movie)
2007 – 2008 Black Snake (Kara Yilan) (as Elvan)

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Gonul Tv Series (Hatirla Gonul)

Gonul (Hatirla Gonul) tv series poster

Original Title: Hatirla Gonul
English Title: Gonul
Also Known As: Remember Gonul
Genre: Melodrama, Thriller, Romance
Episodes: 13
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: October 11, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Production Company: Most Production
Director: Neslihan Yesilyurt
Screen Writer: Berkun Oya (Script advisor); Deniz Yesilgun, Esra Cetek,

Gonul (Gokce Bahadir) is a young woman who has been raised in an orphanage. She becomes a successful surgical nurse and lives by herself in a cozy house in Istanbul. She has been engaged with Tekin (Onur Saylak) who works at the same hospital as a successful brain surgeon and plans to get married to him soon.

Tekin comes from a wealthy family and has everything in this life except love. He tries to overcome his own traumatic past and for this reason, needs Gonul’s love and support. He seems to be perfect in every aspect but in fact, he has some physiological problems that he hides from everyone.

Gonul and Tekin start to make preparations for their wedding. Tekin’s father does not approve this marriage because he thinks that an orphan Gonul is not a proper bride for their wealthy and prestigious family. Despite his disapproval, Gonul and Tekin do not want to end their relationship and aim to be happy together.

While Gonul goes to her wedding dress rehearsal, Tekin’s ex-girlfriend appears all of a sudden and tells Gonul some disturbing secrets about Tekin. The ex-girlfriend tries to persuade Gonul to stay far away from Tekin and tries to explain that Tekin is a very dangerous man.

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Selen Ozturk

Selen Ozturk Turkish Actress

Name: Selen Ozturk
Birthdate: July 23, 1980
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 170 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Hacettepe State Conservatory (Hacettepe Devlet Konservatuvari)
Other: Selen Ozturk’s mother is of Cyprus descent and her father comes from Usak, Turkey. After graduation, she moved to Istanbul and worked at various theatres such as Theatre Cat (Tiyatro Kedi), Theatre House of Game (Tiyatro Oyun) and Oyun Atolyesi. Selen Ozturk knows playing piano and guitar. She made her debut with Gulfem role in a popular Turkish drama Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil).

Notable Works
2002 – Their Love Stayed at Aegean (Asklari Ege’de Kaldi) (Movie)
2006 – Don’t Let the Songs Keep Silent (Sarkilar Susmasin)
2007 – Black Snake (Kara Yilan) (as Asiye)
2008 – Once Upon a Time (Bir Varmis Bir Yokmus) (as Sema)
2009 – Eternal (Sonsuz) (as Ayten) (Movie)
2011 – 2014 Magnificent Century (Muhtesem Yuzyil) (as Gulfem Hatun)

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Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin)

Bride of Istanbul (Istanbullu Gelin) Tv Series

Original Title: Istanbullu Gelin
English Title: Bride of Istanbul
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 14+
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: March 3, 2017–
Production Company: O3 Media
Director: Zeynep Gunay Tan and Deniz Kolos
Screen Writer: Tesrik-i Mesai

Bride of Istanbul Turkish drama is based on a true story.

Faruk (Ozcan Deniz) is a rich, charismatic and successful businessman who lives in Bursa (a city located at the south of Istanbul). He is the eldest son of the wealthy Boran family that is well-known and respected all over Bursa. His mother Esma (Ipek Bilgin) has a dominant personality who wants to control everyone at the house. Esma not only controls the servants at the house but also wants to say the final word regarding the lives of her 4 sons: Faruk (Ozcan Deniz), Fikret (Salih Bademci), Osman (Guven Murat Akpinar), Murat (Berkay Hardal).

Faruk is strong enough to oppose his mother’s wishes when it is needed. Fikret, on the other hand, wants to please her mother all the time in order to win her approval. He is jealous of his brother Faruk who is the head of the family business for being the eldest and the most favorite son of the family. Osman, on the other hand, is very silent, introvert and fragile. He is keen on books and does not want to be involved in family business. Lastly, Murat is the youngest son of the family who is extrovert, womanizer and carefree.

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Dilara Aksuyek

Dilara Aksuyek Turkish Actress

Name: Dilara Aksuyek
Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 165 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Mujdat Gezen Art Center Theatre (Mujdat Gezen Sanat Merkezi Tiyatro)
Other: Dilara Aksuyek took part in various tv projects as an actress in supporting roles after she graduated from Mujdat Gezen Art Center. She became popular with her role in Turkish drama Mercy (Merhamet).

Notable Works
2012 – Riders (Atlilar)
2012 – One of the Houses (Evlerden Biri)
2013 – 2014 Mercy (Merhamet) (as Sadiye)
2014 – My Old Friend (Kadim Dostum) (as Deniz)
2015 – It’s Name is Happiness (Adi Mutluluk) (as Dolunay)
2015 – Magnificent Century Kosem (Muhtesem Yuzyil: Kosem) (as Mahfiruze Sultan)

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Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters (Fazilet Hanim ve Kizlari)

Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters Tv Series (Fazilet Hanim ve Kizlari)

Original Title: Fazilet Hanim ve Kizlari
English Title: Mrs. Fazilet and Her Daughters
Also Known As:
Genre: Romance, Drama
Episodes: 13+
Broadcast Network: Star TV
Broadcast Period: March 25, 2011–
Production Company: Avsar Film
Director: Murat Saracoglu
Screen Writer: Sirma Yanik

Fazilet Hanim (Nazan Kesal) has been dreaming to become rich throughout her life but never becomes successful and lives in a poor neighborhood. After her husband’s death, she becomes the head of the family and lives together with her two daughters, Hazan (Deniz Baysal) and Ece (Afra Saracoglu). Fazilet Hanim has raised her daughters with difficulty but never gives up her passion about a better life. She starts to use her younger daughter Ece and wants to make her an actresses or photomodel. In pursuit of this goal, she even does not care about her daughter’s education and takes her from one audition to another.

Hazan, on the other hand, does not approve her mother’s attitude and hides her beauty. She wears masculine clothes and works at the gym as a trainer. She blames her mother for the death of her father and never gets along with her mother since then. Hazan thinks that her mother Fazilet does not love her due to the fact that her mother had to say goodbye to her dreams after giving birth. For this reason, Hazan becomes stubborn, aggressive and firm towards her. She becomes the biggest obstable in front of Fazilet’s dreams and attacks her mother for using her little sister.

The life of Fazilet Hanim and her daughters changes drastically when they come across the wealthy and prestigious family of Egemen.

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Deniz Baysal

Deniz Baysal Turkish Actress

Name: Deniz Baysal
Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 167 cm
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Celal Bayar University – International Trade

Notable Works
2011 – Deep Waters (Derin Sular) (as Nisan)
2012 – Fathers and Children (Babalar ve Evlatlar)
2013 – Love, Bread and Dream (Ask Ekmek ve Hayaller)
2014 – Runaway Brides (Kacak Gelinler) (as Kainat)
2015 – White Lie (Beyaz Yalan) (as Melek)
2015 – Left Side (Sol Serit) (as Yasemin) (Movie)
2016 – Heart of Ruzgar (Ruzgarin Kalbi) (as Zeynep)
2016 – On The Wings of Love (Sevda Kusun Kanadinda) (as Tumay)

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Caglar Ertugrul

Caglar Ertugrul Turkish Actor

Name: Caglar Ertugrul
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey
Height: 188 cm
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Izmir Bornova High School; Koc University Mechanic Engineering; Akademi 35 Bucuk Art School

Notable Works
2012 – 2013 Don’t Worry About Me (Benim Icin Uzulme) (as Sinan)
2012 – The Mountain (Dag) (as Oguz Caglar) (Movie)
2014 – Telling Tales (Bana Masal Anlatma) (as Erdil) (Movie)
2014 – White Clove (Beyaz Karanfil) (as Basar)
2014 – Boynu Bukukler (as Ersin)
2014 – Kurt Seyit and Shura (Kurt Seyit ve Sura) (as Yusuf)

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Nazan Kesal

Nazan Kesal Turkish Actress

Name: Nazan Kesal
Birthdate: March 28, 1969
Birthplace: Manisa, Turkey
Height: 162 cm
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Education: Izmir Dokuz Eylul University Art School – Theatre (1991); Beykent University – Cinema TV
Spouse: Ercan Kesal
Other: Took part in Diyarbakir State Theatre as an actress and director during 1996-2004; Worked in various theatres such as Bursa State Theatre, Ankara Sanatevi Theatre, Theatre Ayna, Theatre Istanbul, and Diyarbakir Art Centre

Notable Works
1992 – The Shadow Play (Golge Oyunu) (as Sezen) (Movie)
1993 – Super Dad (Super Baba)
1993 – Sweet Betus (Tatli Betus)
1994 – An Autumn Story (Bir Sonbahar Hikayesi) (Movie)
1996 – Istanbul Beneath My Wings (Istanbul Kanatlarimin Altinda) (Movie)
1999 – Sara (Movie)
2001 – Fate (Yazgi) (Movie)
2002 – Distant (Uzak) (as Serap) (Movie)
2004 – Aliye (as Nermin)

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