A Mathematician Turned into a Far-Famed Actor: Akın Akınözü

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Ivan/Ali of the phenomenon Turkish TV drama Muhteşem Yüzyıl (Magnificent Century) … Yunus Çağlayan of Arkadaşlar İyidir (Friends are Good), a short-lived youth TV series… Or Murat Aslan of Aslan Ailem, another not-so-successful Turkish TV sitcom… Not so familiar yet with the Turkish actor who played all those characters on TV? Then, what about Miran Aslanbey of Hercai, the ongoing world-famous Turkish drama, that has been shooting in Mardin? Yes, whom we are talking about today is the popular Turkish actor Akın Akınözü

Akın Akınözü has turned into a world-famous Turkish actor with his last performance
Akın Akınözü has turned into a world-famous Turkish actor with his last performance

The Turkish actor is so successful and popular that it is not possible not to talk about him! Women love and admire him. Women find him very attractive with his good-looking. However, despite all this fame and popularity, he is also a modest, kind, gentle, and humble man. So, this is a valuable feature to find in such a famous name nowadays!

Akın Akınözü is one of the most popular Turkish actors of the recent years
Akın Akınözü is one of the most popular Turkish actors of the recent years

So, let’s get to know more about him. Who is Akın Akınözü? Who is Akın Akınözü dating? What is his actual profession? What did he study? Let’s dig in to find answers and ease your curiosity…

In Brief: Who is Akın Akınözü?

Akın Akınözü was born on 22 September 1990, in Ankara, Turkey. He is the only child of the Turkish actress Özlem Akınözü. His father, on the other hand, is a restaurant owner Tamer Akınözü. Ooh! By the way, his complete name is Süreyya Akın Akınözü… And you see that his first name comes from his grandfather!

Ebru Şahin and Akın Akınözü has made some of the best  TV couples with their roles in Hercai
Ebru Şahin and Akın Akınözü has made some of the best TV couples with their roles in Hercai

Akınözü Family is Strongly Related to Art

The whole family of the actor has a background, which is strongly tied with art. Let’s say, Akınözü family has an artist background. His maternal grandfather was one of the first TV presenters on TRT (Turkish Radio and Television). He is indeed a vocalization artist of the time. His grand grandfather, Süha Arın, on the other hand, is known as the father of Turkish documentary making.

The Impressive Educational Background of Akın Akınözü

The eminent actor completed his secondary school education in the prestigious Ankara TED College. Furthermore, the actor studied applied mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. And there, he lived for around 6 years, became an international citizen, explore himself and in the meantime, he decided to become an actor. Thus, we can also understand that he is incredibly fluent in English.

Akın Akınözü has an applied mathematic degree from the prestigious university Berkeley
Akın Akınözü has an applied mathematic degree from the prestigious university Berkeley

The Road to Reputation

There is no doubt that today’s mass reputation came to the actor with some fair cliche roles, and TV dramas, including his role as Miran in the Hercai series. Until the last project, here is a list of TV series & dramas, in which he took part in;

  • 2017-2018 – Aslan Ailem (as Murat) (TV Series)
  • 2017 – Payitaht Abdülhamid (as Ömer) (TV Series)
  • 2016 – Arkadaşlar İyidir (as Yunus) (TV Series)
  • 2015 – Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (as İvan/Ali) (Historical TV Drama)
  • 2014 – Azrail (Feature Film)

The shooting of Hercai is being held in Mardin
The shooting of Hercai is being held in Mardin

Before forget, in 2014, the handsome Turkish actor Akın Akınözü played in 2014 Slovak Croatian co-production film Kosac. Even though it was a very small role, yet it was his first seen and was in an international project. This is impressive, isn’t it?

What Makes Akın Akınözü Different Than Other?

As for the Turkish drama Hercai, it is also another cliche love story between a macho, powerful, ruthless, and of course handsome landowner, and a beautiful, innocent, pure, and vulnerable local girl somewhere in the east of Turkey… Meanwhile, in Hercai Turkish TV drama, Akın Akınözü shares the leading role with the beautiful Turkish actress Ebru Şahin.

Ebru Şahin and Akın Akınözü has made some of the best  TV couples with their roles in Hercai
Ebru Şahin and Akın Akınözü has made some of the best TV couples with their roles in Hercai

Yet, Akın Akınözü steps forward and differs from his other alike. So, what makes him different from others is his sweetness, kindness, and gentleness. And also, his great capability to express himself improves how clever he is, actually.

He also received his first award as the Best Actor of The Year in 2019 with his role as Miran in Hercai TV drama and series.

A Spontaneous Juvenile

As we have already learned his incredible educational background and his successful 6 years in the US. So, after all, his accomplishment in the TV sector and his success in acting is no more surprising. At all! In sum, we can say that he is a spontaneous Turkish juvenile, a spontaneous Turkish actor…

Physical Appearance of Akın Akınözü

As for the out looking of the actor, the first thing to notice about him that he has quite a characteristic face with shape and significant jawline. So, the actor is 31 years old and he is 1.80 meters tall, and 76 kilograms. His zodiac sign, on the other hand, is Capricorn.

The actor has already left his mark with some of the unforgettable roles
The actor has already left his mark with some of the unforgettable roles

In addition to those, Akın Akınözü is an incorrigible pescetarian, namely, he does not eat meat, but only fish! We think that it must have been so difficult not to eat meat in the capital of it, in Mardin, during all that time of shooting Hercai!

Is Akın Akınözü Dating Anyone?

As for his private life… The actor has been in a steady relationship with Sandra Pestemalciyan. The couple met 7 years ago in the US during higher education. Since then, the couple has been happily together.

Akın Akınözü and his girlfriend Sandra Pestemalciyan
Akın Akınözü and his girlfriend Sandra Pestemalciyan

Who is Sandra Pestemalciyan?

Then who is Sandra Pestemalciyan? Sandra Pestemalciyan was born in 1995 in Istanbul. She graduated from Fevziye School Foundation Işık Schools in 2011 and graduated from Istanbul Technical University, in the Department of Economics in 2016. Then, she studied Economics at New York State University.

The actor acted as Ömer in Payitaht Abdülhamid, a historical Turkish TV drama
The actor acted as Ömer in Payitaht Abdülhamid, a historical Turkish TV drama

Akın Akınözü on Social Media

The accomplished Turkish actor is a very account owner on social media! The handsome actor has more than 2.8 million followers on Instagram. However, he has only 46 posts, so far. But these are small and maybe unimportant details. Below, you’ll see some useful links, by which you can track him, follow him, show him your admiration.

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