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Melis Birkan: The Actress’ Biography, Movies, Childhood, and Facts

The skilled Turkish actress Melis Birkan is known for her role in the hit feature film Issız Adam (Alone) in 2018. The movie became very popular back then. Moreover, Issız Adam (Alone) is still one of the most-watched Turkish movies in Turkish cinema history. The Turkish actress Birkan, thus, was so successful with her role as Ada in the movie that she won the Best Actress Award at the Sadri Alışık Awards.

The beautiful and talented Turkish actress Birkan has been acting as an actress since 2005
The beautiful and talented Turkish actress Birkan has been acting as an actress since 2005

So, today, we are going to take a detailed look at the actress’ biography, movies, series, childhood, plays, and so on. The beautiful and talented Turkish actress, who has been in our lives since 2005, starred in numerous successful cinema and television works. Therefore, we strongly want you to know her.

Well, let’s begin then!

Who is Melisa Birkan?

Melis Birkan was born on July 15, 1982, in Ankara as the only child of her family. Birkan’s mother’s name is Selda, and her father’s name, on the other hand, is Cevdet Birkan. The year she started primary school, Melis Birkan’s family moved to Istanbul because of her father’s job.

Melis Birkan was born on July 15, 1982
Melis Birkan was born on July 15, 1982

She took ballet lessons at Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory during her primary and high school years due to her interest in dance when she was only six years old. The beautiful actress completed her modern dance education by studying and working at the same university.

Melis Birkan was born in Ankara
Melis Birkan was born in Ankara

How did Melis Birkan Come up with Acting?

At that time, Melis Birkan did not have acting in mind. She started acting, in her own words, as a story “like a movie”. Özlem Durak, who will later become her manager, realizes herself in the event she attends for work, from afar, under dim lights, with no make-up.

The actress is the only child of her family
The actress is the only child in her family

As soon as Durak sees Birkan, she asks the people next to her, “Who is this girl?” Then, she gives her card to the actress-to-be, whom she met, and says “call me”. Melis, thus, makes a call, but at the same time resists for a long time not to be an actress. Because until that moment, acting never crossed her mind. She doesn’t believe she could either.

Melis Birkan’s First Appearance on TV: “Tarz-ı Hayat”

However, when there is a person who sees Birkan for only a few seconds and believes her more than Melis Birkan herself, she couldn’t ignore this situation. Well, after resisting for a year and a half, she starts to take a warm-up tour for the cameras. So, young Birkan prepares and presents the program called Tarz-ı Hayat (means Life Style in Ottoman Turkish).

The beautiful actress Birkan studied modern dance at Mimar Sinan University
The beautiful actress Birkan studied modern dance at Mimar Sinan University

A Summary of the Career of Melis Birkan

In 2005, she presented a lifestyle program called Tarz-ı Hayat on Kanaltürk, a Turkish mainstream TV channel. Then, in the same year, Birkan took a role in the TV series Çapkın (Womanizer). Later, in 2006, the beautiful Turkish actress played in the movie Barda (In Bar) directed by Serdar Akar.

Melis Birkan in Barda (In Bar) 2006
Melis Birkan in Barda (In Bar) 2006

In the same year, the Turkish actress played in Amerikalılar Karadeniz’de (Americans in the Black Sea) directed by Kartal Tibet. Afterward, she played in a TV series called Köprü (The Bridge), which lasted for two years. In the meantime, she acted in Çağan Irmak’s movie Ulak (The Messenger).

When did Melis Birkan Make Her Best Debut?

When the calendar showed the year 2008, both the actress and Turkish cinema made a great hit. The Turkish actress played the character of Ada in the hit movie Issız Adam (Alone). The movie became the most important topic in that period and brought Melis Birkan great popularity.

Melis Birkan in Issız Adam (Alone)
Melis Birkan in Issız Adam (Alone)

In 2008, she shared the leading role with Cemal Hünal in the movie Issız Adam (Alone) directed by Çağan Irmak.

The Unfortunate Career Path of Melis Birkan

As you will see below, the talented Turkish actress has a long career. However, the interesting thing about Melis Birkan’s career path is that she has almost never had the chance to appear in a hit project. Even though she has starred in more than 20 TV series, dramas, and feature films, none of them has become really successful except Issız Adam (Alone), and Leyla ve Mecnun (Leyla and Mecnun). Nevertheless, she is still one of the most talented, hardworking, and productive actresses in Turkey.

Melis Birkan as Leyla in the TV series Leyla ile Mecnun (Leyla and Mecnun)
Melis Birkan as Leyla in the TV series Leyla ile Mecnun (Leyla and Mecnun)

TV Series and Films Starring Melis Birkan

  • 2005 — Çapkın (Womenizer) – as Kiraz – TV Series
  • 2006 — İyi ki Varsın – as Gizem – TV Series
  • 2006 — Barda (In Bar) – Nil – Feature Film
  • 2006-2008 — Köprü (The Bridge) – as Elmas – TV Series
  • 2007 — Amerikalılar Karadeniz’de 2 (The American are in the Black Sea 2) – as Çiçek
  • 2007 — Komedi Dükkanı (Comedy Store) – Guest Actress
  • 2007 — Ulak (The Messenger) – as Emine – Feature film
  • 2008 — Ayışığı (Moonlight) – as Zeynep – TV Series
  • 2008 — Issız Adam (Alone) – as Ada – Feature Film / Sadri Alışık Awards Best Actress Award
  • 2009-2010 — Bu Kalp Seni Unutur mu? – as Cemile – TV Series
  • 2009 — Adını Sen Koy – as Aybige – Feature film
  • 2009 — Avrupa Yakası (European Side) – Guest Actress – TV Series
  • 2010 — Deli Saraylı – as Hüma – TV Series
  • 2012 — İşler Güçler – as Guest Actress – TV Series
  • 2012-2013 — Leyla ile Mecnun (Leyla and Mecnun) – as Leyla – TV Series
  • 2013 — Saklı Kalan – as Defne-Gülce Başar – TV Series
  • 2015 — Büyük Sürgün Kafkasya – as Safiye – TV Series
  • 2016 — 46 Yok Olan – as Ceyla – TV Series
  • 2016 — Müdür Ne’aptın? – as Guest Actress
  • 2016 — Sen Benim Her Şeyimsin (You’re Everything to Me)- as Pınar – Feature Film
  • 2019 — Söz (The Oath) – as Linda – TV Series
  • 2020 — Sefirin Kızı (The Ambassador’s Daughter) – as Canan – TV Series
  • 2020 — Menajerimi Ara (Call My Agent) – as Herself – TV Series
  • 2021 — Sen Ben Lenin (You Me Lenin) – as İdil – Feature film
  • 2022 — Kırmızı Oda (The Red Room) -as Nazgül – TV Series

Is Melis Birkan Married?

Aras Aydın, who is a player like Melis Birkan, and Melis Birkan surprisingly got married on May 22, 2022. The couple, who lived their love away from the eyes, did not announce their wedding date either. The couple said yes to happiness in a simple ceremony.

Melis Birkan and Aras Aydın got married on May 22, 2022
Melis Birkan and Aras Aydın got married on May 22, 2022

The marriage of 40-year-old Turkish actress Melis Birkan and 33-year-old Turkish actor Aras Aydın drew great attention.

Melis Birkan’s Physical Features

What is Melis Birkan‘s height? What is Melis Birkan‘s weight? Moreover, what is Melis Birkan‘s zodiac sign? So, the 40-year-old Turkish actress Melis Birkan is 1.74 meters tall and 63 kilograms. So, with her impressive outlook, the beautiful Turkish celebrity is definitely one of the most attractive actresses in Turkey. As for the zodiac sign of the Turkish actress, Birkan is a Cancer person.

The 39-year-old Turkish actress Melis Birkan is 1.74 meters tall and 53 kilograms
The 39-year-old Turkish actress Melis Birkan is 1.74 meters tall and 53 kilograms

As for Melis Birkan’s hair color, she has black hair. And the eye color of the Turkish actress is, on the other hand, brown.

The Turkish Actress Melis Birkan Instagram, Twitter, and More

The beautiful Turkish actress is not very popular on social media. The Turkish actress Birkan has more than 102K followers on Instagram and 202 posts currently. As for her Twitter account, Melis Birkan has only 2029K followers with 5.856 tweets. However, contrary to her follower numbers on social media, she uses both platforms very actively.

The Turkish actress Birkan has more than 102K followers on Instagram and 202 posts currently
The Turkish actress Birkan has more than 102K followers on Instagram and 202 posts currently

So, below, you can see the official social media accounts of the famous Turkish actress:

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