We know you enjoy reading Turkish celebrities’ biographies. You like to read them, you like to learn what is going on with their private lives, and their future projects. Therefore, we enjoy, too, bringing their lives to your tables. Today, we have another name that we know you admire a lot. Çağatay Ulusoy is the one whom today we are going to talk about…
As you recall, we did mention the actor’s name on our Top 21 Most Handsome Turkish Actors 2021 article, and to be honest, he completely deserves it. Yet, in this article, we are going to focus on his life, in particular.
So, it is time to ask as we always do: Shall we begin?
Who is Çağatay Ulusoy?
Eminent Turkish actor Çağatay Ulusoy was born on 23 September 1990. He is both a Turkish model and actor. The accomplished actor was born in Istanbul, Turkey. His maternal family is of Bosnian descent and his paternal family is of Turkish descent who immigrated from Bulgaria. (Turk ethnic minority in Bulgaria immigrated to Turkey). The actor, by the way, has a younger brother named Atalay.
What did Çağatay Ulusoy Study at the University?
After graduating from high school, Ulusoy firstly started studying at the Istanbul University’s Department of Garden Design and Landscaping. As a student, he then started to work as a model at the age of 19.
The Time When Turkey Heard of His Name for the First Time
In 2010, the young model won a model contest in Turkey and was named Best Model of Turkey. On the same night, he was named Best Model of the Year, as well. Thus, Çağatay Ulusoy made quite a name in Turkey. Furthermore, he received his first acting job offer for television, which was the TV series “Adını Feriha Koydum”.
His Career Begins to Form
In 2011, the actor shot his first movie Anadolu Kartalları (Anatolian Eagles), in a supporting role. Earlier the same year, he starred in the TV series Adını Feriha Koydum (I Named Her Feriha). In this TV drama, the actor starred as the male lead Emir Sarrafoglu. The first two seasons of the series were successful. However, the third season was aired under another title Emir’in Yolu (Emir’s Way). And it was less successful and due to low rating numbers, producers canceled the series after a few episodes in 2012.
The Career of Çağatay Ulusoy is in Rising: “Medcezir” (The Tide)
From 2013 until 2015, Ulusoy acted as Yaman Kopper, in “Medcezir“ (The Tide in English). The series was based on The O.C. In this intense Turkish TV series, the famous Turkish actor shared the leading role with the Turkish actress Serenay Sarıkaya. From 2016 until 2017, Ulusoy played the lead part in the TV series “İçerde“ (Inside). The series was mostly an adaptation of the movie The Departed.
As a trivia, the actor Çağatay Ulusoy bought a house in Santa Monica, California in 2016.
The Time When the Path of Netflix and Çağatay Ulusoy Cross
A three-year period of time between 2018 and 2020 became the biggest pick in the actor’s career. In 2018, the actor took the leading role in “Hakan: Muhafız“ (The Protector). The series was the first Turkish original series on Netflix, therefore, it became huge news. This development was going to change the destiny of both the actor and the Turkish entertainment sector.
In this first Turkish original Netflix series, The Protector, Çağatay Ulusoy played a double role, namely: Istanbul’s First Protector, named Harun Akinci, and Istanbul’s Last Protector named Hakan Demir! The series consists of 4 seasons and 32 episodes.
Following the end of Hakan: Muhafız (The Protector), the actor this time came to an agreement with Netflix with a new project. However, different from the previous one, this brand-new project was a film named “Kağıttan Hayatlar” (Paper Lives). It was a 97 minutes-long feature film and was telling the story of a paper collector on the streets who accidentally meet a little boy. As for the latter story, the audience witnesses the heartwarming friendship developing between the two.
With its touching story, the movie became successful and increased the actor’s popularity around the world.
Another Online Platform Another Project
Blu TV is an online Turkish entertainment platform just like Netflix. In addition to that, it is the strongest competitor of Netflix in the Turkish online entertainment market. Therefore, both the project and the leading star Çağatay Ulusoy have attracted great attention in the sector.
The 8 episode-long internet series broadcasted on April 22, 2021. Each episode of the series is 45-minute long. So what about the story of “Yeşilçam” (The Green Pine)? The Yeşilçam series will bring the survival story of a producer at Yeşilçam Cinema, which started to live its golden age in the shadow of Turkey in the 1960s. In the series, Turkish actor Çağatay Ulusoy gives life to cinema lover producer Semih Ateş who lost everything. However, he still tries to rise from his ashes in Yeşilçam. Afra Saraçoğlu, on the other hand, will portray the young and beautiful Tülin Saygı. Her one and only wish is to knock on Yeşilçam’s door in order to become a true artist. As for Selin Şekerci, she will act as Mine Cansu, who is one of Yeşilçam’s favorite celebrity names.
Çağatay Ulusoy’s Private Life
The actor had been together with the beautiful Turkish actress Duygu Sarışın. However, a couple of months ago, the actor ended her relationship with Çağatay Ulusoy as he always wanted to keep the love affair away from the magazine. The fact finally pissed her off and as a result of this conflict, Duygu Sarışın broke up with him and left home where they used to live together.
What are Mehmet Çağatay Ulusoy’s Physical Features?
The successful Turkish actor Çağatay Ulusoy is not only acclaimed through his talent in acting but also with his attractive and charming good-looking and posture. Furthermore, he already has tens of thousands of fans, which comprises young women. The actor is 1.90 meters tall, 81 kilos. And the zodiac sign of the actor, on the other hand, is Libra.
Awards Çağatay Ulusoy Received
- 42nd Golden Butterfly Awards 2015 – “Best Actor”
- Ege University 4th Media Awards 2015 – “Best Actor”
- Magazine Journalists Association 21st Golden Lens Awards 2015 – “Best Actor in a Drama Series”
- Turkey Youth Awards 2015 – “Best Actor”
- Elle Style Awards 2014 – “Most Stylish Actor of the Year”
- 5th Footed Newspaper TV Stars Awards 2014 – “Best Actor in a Drama Series” Medcezir
- 9th Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 – “Best Actor Nominee” – “Best Drama Silver Award: Medcezir”
- Quality of Magazine 5th Year / Quality Awards 2014 – “Best Actor”
- Actors Site – New Season Prestige Polls 2013 – “Best Actor”
- Best Model of Turkey 2010 – First in Turkey
Çağatay Ulusoy on Social Media
The young and successful Turkish actor Çağatay Ulusoy is actively using social media. He has more than 5.6M followers on Instagram and 1.6M followers on Twitter. Below, you can see the links to the actor’s social media accounts.