There is one thing that both the Turkish and the foreign audience are certain: Engin Akyürek is one of the best actors in Turkey. Therefore, Engin Akyürek’s bio is a matter of curiosity. What’s more, he is probably the most wanted actor for the romantic roles as he proved his talent as the “romantic man figure”.
Engin Akyürek’s Bio: Who is This Romantic Hero of Turkish Dramas?
Yes! He is a true hero when it comes to romantic Turkish TV series and dramas. So, Engin Akyürek was born on the 12th of September 1981 in Ankara. The popular actor graduated from Ankara University, at the Department of History. Surprisingly, the actor didn’t have any acting lessons till finishing the university. Notwithstanding being trained in acting, he wanted to prove his natural talent. So, he decided to attend the acting contest named “Türkiye’nin Yıldızları” (The Stars of Turkey). There, Beren Saat was also an attendant. At the end of this content, he showed a great performance and was awarded as the best actor where Beren Saat became the best actress.
Keep Tracing Engin Akyürek’s Bio: The Rising Career
After the Stars of Turkey contest, his journey started with a supporting role in the series of “Yabancı Damat” (The Foreign Groom, as Kadir), “Karayılan” (Black Snake, as Nizipli), and “Bir Bulut Olsam” (If I Was A Cloud, as Mustafa). His first leading role was the famous series “Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne?” (What is Fatmagül’s Fault or Fatmagül). In this series, between 2010 – 2012, the actor shared the leading role with Beren Saat.
His Greatest Boom: Black Money Love
“Kara Para Aşk” (Black Money Love) was his second major television project. This series also has great success in both Turkey and the Middle East. He was starring along with Tuba Büyüküstün and they formed a good synergy. The drama series came to an end in July 2015. As we said, the series received an amazing success both in Turkey and abroad. Thus, the duo has become one of the most unforgettable and adored TV couples with a great number of fans all over the world.
With Ömer character in Kara Para Aşk (Black Money Love) in 2014, he won the best actor award in Seoul International Drama Awards (2015). Furthermore, he was nominated for the International Emmy Award in the Best Actor category.
“Bir Küçük Eylül Meselesi” (A Small September Affair)
Engin Akyürek did not restrict himself in the television industry and he starred in the romantic drama movie “Bir Küçük Eylül Meselesi” (A Small September Affair) with Farah Zeynep Abdullah. The movie and Engin Akyürek had good critics. The movie was 2014 make.
Engin Akyürek’s Bio: Loves, Gossips, Casuals
Being such a handsome man is not easy in Turkey, there will always be gossips about private life. So, the actor is so successful to keep his special life strictly “private” that we have almost no certain information about his dates. However, it was claimed that the actor dated Cansu Taşkın in 2011. Another gossip about him that he dated Tuvana Türkay in 2014.
When we turn the pages of the calendar to 2020, we see a new allegation for the private life of Engin Akyürek. So, it has been claimed that the famous Turkish actor Engin Akyürek has been in a relationship with his co-actor Tülin Yazkan. The two acts together in “Sefirin Kızı” (The Ambassador’s Daughter), the popular Turkish TV drama.
According to the allegation, fans of the two saw them while they were wandering in Istanbul’s Taksim hand-to-hand.
A Storybook from Engin Akyürek: Silence
In addition to his talent in acting, the actor also proved himself as a writer. In 2018, Engin Akyürek had published his first storybook named “Sessizlik” (Silence). But more importantly, he donated the whole revenue of the book to the Darüşşafaka Association. The meaning of the word is “home of compassion” in Ottoman Turkish. It refers to Darüşşafaka Association, a Turkish educational association founded to train apprentices.
The book comprises 21 short stories that the author/actor wrote between 2015-2018.
Physical Appearance of Engin Akyürek
The popular Turkish actor Engin Akyürek is 187 cm in height and 83 kgs in weight. The zodiac sign of the actor, by the way, is Libra.