The 42-year-old Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım has always been a step forward with his outstanding career. Apart from his acting, he has always been on the agenda with his private life. What’s more, the actor is a philanthropist, too. The handsome actor of Turkish TV series, dramas, and movies displayed a great performance in his last project Ramo.
Murat Yıldırım, who has fit many successful projects into his career so far, is Turkey’s one of the most handsome and attractive actors, as well. Now, it is time to get to know more about the successful Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım.
Who is Murat Yıldırım?
First of all, the actor was born on 13 April 1979 in Konya, Turkey. As for his family background, he comes from quite a multicultural spirit.
The actor’s father is of Kurdish origin and what’s more, he was a teacher of literature. Therefore, Murat Yıldırım’s father is capable of speaking both Turkish and Kurdish. His mother, on the other hand, is of Arab descent. She can speak Arabic as well. However, the Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım is neither fluent in Kurdish nor Arabic. Because of his father’s job, the actor grew up between Konya and Adana cities. In addition, the Turkish actor has two sisters.
Education of the Turkish Actor Murat Yıldırım
The actor graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey. Besides, he is very much into mathematics. The time when his interest in music and theatre was early on in his life as well. As a student, the handsome Turkish actor played drums in a band. During his studying period, he also started performing with his University’s theatrical team and attending acting lessons.
The Successful Actor’s Successful Career
The 42-year-old Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım has been in the entertainment business since 1999. As of his early 20s, he started taking place in theatre and TV series.
The actor performed for three years in theater. After that, a writer who watched him perform in a comedy recommended him to attend a casting in Beşiktaş Kültür Merkezi. Thus, the actor starred in his first minor role in Ölümsüz Aşk (Immortal Love). The eminent Turkish writer and director Yılmaz Erdoğan was the creator of the work.
Later, he took part in Bütün Çocuklarım (All My Children) and in Büyük Yalan (The Great Lie). Furthermore, the actor also had a short appearance in the Turkish film Organize İşler. As for his first leading role, it was in the series Fırtına (The Storm). In this TV series, the actor met his future first wife, Burçin Terzioğlu. In the very same year, 2006, he got nominated for Golden Orange Award for Best Actor for his leading role in the film Araf (Purgatory).
Another Rise in His Career: “Asi”
After making his first debut with Fırtına (The Storm), the actor gained another huge success with Asi (Rebel) Turkish TV drama. In the series, the actor starred along with the shining Turkish actress Tuba Büyüküstün and the two undoubtedly made a great couple on Turkish TV. The series, by the way, was nominated for the International TV Audience Award-Best Drama TV Series at the 51st Monte-Carlo
Television Festival. During the filming of Asi, he starred opposite Beren Saat in another movie Güz Sancısı about political conflicts in Istanbul.
The Story of Being Turkey’s Screen Face
After the end of Asi, the actor accepted to act in Aşk ve Ceza (Love and Crime). In 2012, he starred as Ecevit in the series Suskunlar. In late 2014, Yıldırım returned on screens, after a break of one and a half years. He portrayed Lieutenant Sadık Turan in the movie Kırımlı based on the autobiographical novel Korkunç Yıllar.
In 2015: The Actor in The Silver Screen
In 2015, he starred as Sinan in the film adaptation of Turkey’s 2014 best-selling novel Kocan Kadar Konuş “Kocan Kadar Konuş 2 Diriliş”. The genre of the movie was a romantic comedy. So, it was released on 20 March 2015, to positive reviews. Due to its commercial success, a sequel was announced shortly after the film’s release. The sequel, named Kocan Kadar Konuş-Diriliş was released on 1 January 2016.
In the middle of 2015, the handsome Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım signed a contract with O3 productions and MBC Group for an upcoming series. The premier was in early 2016 under the title Gecenin Kraliçesi (Queen of the Night). In the series, the actor starred along with the world-famous Turkish actress Meryem Uzerli.
In 2017, along with his wife Iman Elbani, the actor played in a music video for the American singer Jessica Sutta’s single. The name of the single was “When a Girl Loves a Boy”.
The Actor’s Private Life
Apart from his long professional career, the actor also has a dramatic personal life. The actor met his first wife, Burçin Terzioğlu while filming the TV series Fırtına. The two remained married from 2008 to 2014. After the actor divorced the famous Turkish actress, he married the former beauty pageant titleholder of Morocco and actress Iman Elbani on 25 December 2016. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan asked for the girl in marriage. And president Erdoğan sent a Quran as a wedding gift.
Elbani was pregnant with the couple’s child. But unfortunately, she suffered a miscarriage in 2019. The couple suffered another miscarriage in 2020. Elbani has suffered a total of five miscarriages.
In October 2015, Yıldırım was sentenced to 10 months in prison by the Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No. 19 for using drugs, but was acquitted of charges of “establishing, managing and being a member of a drug organization”. The court postponed the imprisonment because the sentence was less than a year.
What are Murat Yıldırım’s Physical Features?
The successful Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım 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 mostly comprises young women. So, the actor is 1.82 meters tall, 72 kilos. And the zodiac sign of the actor, on the other hand, is Aries.
Murat Yıldırım on Social Media
The young and successful Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım is not very active on social media. He has more than 3.8M followers on Instagram.