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The Tough Turkish Actor Kenan Imirzalioglu | A Detailed Review

It is certain that the Turkish actor Kenan Imirzalioglu has been of the most talented actors on Turkish TV & Cinema for the last 2 decades. With his charm and stunning acting performance, he became one of the best actors in Turkey. What’s more, there is no doubt that his fame has also been spreading around the world.

Kenan Imirzalioglu one of the best actors in Turkey
Kenan Imirzalioglu one of the best actors in Turkey

Who is Kenan Imirzalioglu?

Kenan Imirzalioglu was born on the 18th of June 1974 in the village Üçem, which is located in the Bala province of Ankara. He studied his middle school and high school in Ankara. After graduating from high school, he didn’t succeed well in university exams on his first try.

Kenan Imirzalioglu is 47 years old as of 2021
Kenan Imirzalioglu is 47 years old as of 2021

After the disappointment, he returned to his village and prepared for the national university examinations. On his second attempt, he succeeded to enter for  Istanbul Yıldız Technical University Mathematics Faculty. Then, he moved to Istanbul for university education.

Kenan Imirzalioglu’s Charming Good-Looking

The actor was a good-looking young man. Because of his height and good-looking, his friends were insisting he become a model. By this advice and as a result of the insistence, Kenan Imirzalioglu started to work with a modeling agency. After his modeling career started, he joined the contest of Best Model of Turkey.

Kenan Imirzalioglu and Kivanc Tatlitug have always been compared over their handsomeness and talent
Kenan Imirzalioglu and Kivanc Tatlitug have always been compared over their handsomeness and talent

Thus, he took first place in the contest, became the Best Model of Turkey. Following his being the first in the contest, he then joined the Best Model of The World contest. With his great success, he also took first place in the worldwide contest and became the Best Model of The World. This was the first time a Turkish model won such a prize. Thus, doors for fame for him opened all the way through…

So, The Career Begins…

After the contest, he got many offers from the TV producers. The famous director Osman Sınav offered him the leading role of the TV series “Deli Yürek” (Wild Heart). Kenan Imirzalioglu accepted this offer as he liked Mr. Osman Sınav very much over his professional career. After the finishing of the Deli Yürek series, he starred in his first movie “Deli Yürek-Bumerang Cehennemi” (Mad Heart-Boomerang Inferno). By the way, the series Deli Yürek (Wild Heart) was the first Turkish original series ever broadcast on international TVs and platforms.

Deli Yürek Bumerang Cehennemi (Wild Heart Bumerang Inferno), 2001
Deli Yürek Bumerang Cehennemi (Wild Heart Bumerang Inferno), 2001

After the movie of Deli Yürek is completed, he went to the U.S.A. for language education. After his return, he got more offers for new movie and TV projects. He picked the project “Alacakaranlık” (Twilight), which was written and directed by Uğur Yücel. After this project, he starred in the movie of “Yazı Tura” (Heads and Tails), which was also produced by the Alacakaranlık team.

Kenan Imirzalioglu in Acı Hayat (Bitter Life)
Kenan Imirzalioglu in Acı Hayat (Bitter Life)

Another Boom from Kenan Imirzalioglu with “Acı Hayat” (The Bitter Life)

The next TV series project was “Acı Hayat” (The Bitter Life), which was based on the original movie dated 1962. With his influential performance, the actor increased his popularity among the Turkish audience.

In the year of 2006, he starred in the movie of “Son Osmanlı: Yandım Ali” (The Last Ottoman: Yandım Ali)” which is based on the cartoon of Suat Yalaz.

Son Osmanlı: Yandım Ali (The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali), 2007
Son Osmanlı: Yandım Ali (The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali), 2007

As his performance was increasing, the offers continued to increase, and he starred in the movie “Kabadayı” (For Love and Honor). In this feature film, the actor acted along with the legendary veteran Turkish actor Şener Şen. Besides his TV series and dramas, this movie became one of the peaks of his movie career, as well.

Kenan Imirzalioglu and the legendary Turkish actor Şener Şen on the set of "Kabadayı" (For Love and Honor)
Kenan Imirzalioglu and the legendary Turkish actor Şener Şen on the set of “Kabadayı” (For Love and Honor)

The Pick in Kenan Imirzalioglu’s Career: Ezel

After this project, his next and the most successful project was the phenomenon Turkish TV drama “Ezel. Ezel became so popular that it took number one place in the TV ratings. The series lasted from 2009 to 2011 during 71 episodes. Then, it started to be aired abroad. Ezel was undoubtedly one of the most popular Turkish series ever on national TV broadcasts. With its extraordinary and original story and powerful casting, it still has very dedicated fans even though it left behind a decade.

Kenan Imirzalioglu and Cansu Dere became one of the most unforgettable pair in the Turkish television history
Kenan Imirzalioglu and Cansu Dere became one of the most unforgettable pair in the Turkish television history

The drama brought together some of the best names in the Turkish TV and cinema sector. Some of them are Cansu Dere, Baris Falay, Yigit Ozsener, and Bade Iscil. And of course, we must mention that the immortal Turkish actor Tuncel Kurtiz struck with admiration thanks to his unforgettable acting skill.

Another Well-Done Turkish Drama: Karadayi

In 2012, a new major Turkish TV drama “Karadayı” was announced. Karadayı had a great selection of actors and actresses. Berguzar Korel and Çetin Tekindor are the other stars of the series. With these two great talented artists, Karadayı became another unforgettable TV project and it continued between 2012-2015. The series did lead for 3 years and 115 episodes. Furthermore, the shining coupling of Kenan Imirzalioglu and Berguzar Korel fascinated the audience.

Kenan Imirzalioglu and Berguzar Korel in Karadayı
Kenan Imirzalioglu and Berguzar Korel in Karadayı

What About His Private Life?

The actor has never been on the agenda with his private life, but his works. He has always had a steady private life stayed away from magazine’s flashes. But in 2016, on May 14, the actor married the beautiful Turkish actress Sinem Kobal. Later on, in 2020, actress Sinem Kobal gave her first birth to baby girl Lalin.

Kenan Imirzalioglu and Sinem Kobal married in 2016 and have a baby named Lalin
Kenan Imirzalioglu and Sinem Kobal married in 2016 and have a baby named Lalin
Kenan Imirzalioglu in Brief:
  • His parents are farmers. He has a sister and a brother,
  • He is 1.90 cm height and 90 kgs weight, his shoes are number 46,
  • His zodiac sign is Gemini,
  • He doesn’t like nightlife,
  • He likes reading and listening to music,
  • The actor loves drinking tea, he is an enthusiast indeed,
  • His favorite is the blend which he prepares on his own,
  • He loves eating meat in his meals,
  • He eats honey every day in his breakfast,
  • The actor loves forests, and he has a great passion for nature
Filmography:

Career of Kenan Imirzalioglu after 2015

  • Cingöz Recai: Bir Efsanenin Dönüşü (Cingöz Recai: Return of a Legend) – as Recai – 2017
  • Mehmed: Bir Cihan Fatihi (The Conqueror) – as Mehmed the Conqueror – 2018
Mehmed-Bir Cihan Fatihi (The Conqueror), 2018
Mehmed-Bir Cihan Fatihi (The Conqueror), 2018

(The series didn’t become successful and only lasted for 6 episodes even though it was a very assertive production then.)

Alef (Aleph) was a mini internet series aired on the Turkish digital entertainment platform Blu TV. The story of ALEF comprises of two detectives in Istanbul. These two detectives try to solve the secrets of two homicides that revealed with the exploring a corpse. The officers founded the corpses in the depth of Istanbul’s Bosphorus.

Kenan Imirzalioglu as Kemal in Alef (Aleph), 2020
Kenan Imirzalioglu as Kemal in Alef (Aleph), 2020

Genres were action, crime, drama, mystery, and thriller. The 8 episodes mini-internet series “Aleph” series entered Variety’s Top 15 International Series List.

Kenan Imirzalioglu on Social Media

The accomplished Turkish actor Kenan Imirzalioglu neither has an Instagram account nor a Twitter.

The successful Turkish actor Kenan Imirzalioglu has been running the phenomenon TV show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?
The successful Turkish actor Kenan Imirzalioglu has been running the phenomenon TV show Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?

Before forget, he has been now running the popular television content “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” on Turkish broadcaster ATV since 2019.

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112 Comments

  1. i LOVE YOU, Ezel is the best Drama EVEEEERRRRR keep up the good work and god bless you

  2. اااااااااااااخ قسسسسم حبه دمااااار وربي

  3. على فكككككره لا حد يقول مهند او اسمر او علله غييييييييره ماااكو … مملوح رجوله توااضع يااا لبييييييه على ذاك الوجه

  4. ايه واذا هو يدور على وحده يتزوجها انا جاهزه ترى ههههههههههههههههه ماامزح

  5. Kenan Imirzalioglu I adoreeeeee youuuuu
    best drama actor ever
    ezel is a great series the best i have ever watched
    keep up the great work
    With all respect
    hala from lebanon

  6. Arra szeretnék választ kapni,hogy honnan tudhatom meg a valódi szinész Kenan İmirzalıoğlu igazi internetes oldalát. Nagyon sokan vissza élnek a nevével ez nagyon rossz! Az én hazámban nem így működik,minden híresség válalja saját arcát.
    Jó lenne ha ez az ő esetében is így működne.
    Távkapcsolattal nem lehet zaklatni senkit ezért nem értem a titkolózást.Imádják az emberek, válalja önmagát.Hírességnek ez az ára. /Magánemberek és nem ujságírók kérik/
    Várom válaszuk!!!!!!!! Tisztelettel:Erszébet

  7. i adore you kenan your the best actor in the whole world you have the good looking the charisma i love so much

  8. EZEL – super Serie und Kenan ist ein toller Schauspieler! Mach weiter so!!!
    Warten gespant auf neue Filme / Serien von dir.
    Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland!

  9. Szeretném jobban meg ismerni,ÉS A Facebookon hírt kapni az újabb filmekről!:)Csak ennyit szerettem volna, KÖSZÖNÖM!:)

  10. So dear too much friendly let me to say my view point
    Ezel worst one
    Aci hayat fine one
    Deli yurak good one
    best of luck in next one. From kind heart friend

  11. i have seen a lot of your films .for example i ve seen aci hayat ,deli yurak etc .they had been shown in albanian tv for many years .this thing has increase our love for you. you are the best and the most hansom man i have ever seen .the serial ezel has amased as .its just incridable,same of you .best wishies
    Megi toska from albania …kiss

  12. qu’est ce que j peux dire ma langue ne peux pas exprimer se qu je suis en train de sentir monsieur kenan imirzaliglu vos etes le meilleur acteur dans le monde entier vive la turquie vive la turquie vive la turquie et vive l’algérie mon pays cezayir

  13. i wonder if he has attended any school for actors or something like this because he is a very good actor.I watced EZEL and he was exelent!!! Congragulations!!!!!!! Beside his is a very attractive man

  14. Both my wife and I who live in America like you very much Kenan, and we also like Cansu Dere very much also. We have watched most of everything you both starred in and especially your last series Ezel. We think you are a Great Couple and this is coming from 2 people married for 26 years! We wish you the Best of Happiness in your lives!!

  15. Kenan and Cansu. This is only our opinion of course but we believe that there is True Love between both of you and we both hope you get married someday! Since you are both actors I thought you might appreciate some lines from a scene in the movie “Field of Dreams”

    “It was like coming this close to your dreams……and then watching them brush past you, like a stranger in a crowd. At the time, you don’t think much of it. We don’t recognize our most significant moments while they’re happening. Back then I thought, “Well, there’ll be other days.” I didn’t realize that was the only day.” -Moon Graham, Field of Dreams

  16. hi kenan you are the best iam from egypt we love you toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much kenan iwant to see you here in egypt

  17. Your personality in Izel has even added to you attractiveness.You act as the dream man of each lady!and moreover I am happy that you have learned English so when met we can talk!

  18. hello kenan i respect you and your acting ,and i will be very happy if you contact me on my e-mail,i like to know more a bout you

  19. Hi Kenan, Wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012, Insha Allah full of success and good things for your and your family..
    I adore your serie Ezel, it is my favourite and no matter what I cannot miss it.
    I respect you and your acting, Good job done, keep it up and wish you the best of luck :)
    I Wish I will have the chance to talk to you.
    [email protected]

  20. kenan imirzalioglu i love u so much you are the best actor and the most beautiful in world In the series EZEL you are so handsome.with one word all the girls but more i love you

  21. kenan imirzalioglu you are the most beautiful men and actor on the world.plese can i have your email addr. pls kiss you

  22. kenan i like you so much.all my room is with yours photos and in all the books is your name.you are so handsome.I really like you .i want so mush to have a contact with you if is possible.<3

  23. hello mrs kenan i want to connect with you kenan you are my best acter how can i. tell me please all time i look for you in face book and i do not found you i see a lot of page all of them are kinan imirzalioglu any one is the true tell me please kenan pleas an swear me if you are work or busy an swear me any time you want but do not let me with out an swear kenan( with loveeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

  24. невероятно добар филм, перфектна игра на всички артисти… възхитена съм,останах без дъх когато гледах ЕZEL….

  25. Kenan Imirzalioglu – the best of best…. Beautiful and very able man, who enjoys each woman on the TV screen, I wish to be healthy and to
    does not stop to enjoys their fans among which I am and I …

  26. hi kenan

    I’m from Sydney Australia I’m a very big fan of u and just wanna let you know u r the best actress and good looking person I have seen I wish you all the best and hopefulli one day u can come to Australia where I can see u :) I LOVE YOU mwa

  27. Hi Kenan Im also from Sydney and would love to see you here. Great acting well done

  28. oh ,kenan i for got i live in canada you know who i’m afsaneh and my email was : [email protected] i like you more than my country actor .please i wait for you ……………………………………………………………………………………..

  29. Dear Kenan,
    Hope u are,doing well, mr kenan, can I have your email address please,
    I live in ireland and I am trying Pito catch up with allyour films

  30. Dearest Kenan,

    I am watching Ezal on TV and like your character very much, of course I wonder if there are that kind of men in these days? Anyway I wish you a good luck and success in your carrier. Yours Dina from Iran

  31. Super napínavý seriál.Díváme se pravidelně celá rodina. Akorát tam chybí šťastný konec. Přejeme mnoho úspěchů v další práci.
    Czech republic

  32. hello kenan me name litsa i hoppe sum day see you me candry salonika greece you are de best acktors or de world tessekuler kenan

  33. Sometime if you heard that you have 1000 fans know that the first is me if you heard that you have 100 fans know that the first one is me if you heard you have 10 fans know that the first one is me and someday if you here that you don’t have any fans know that I am dead
    From Iran with love
    Ali

  34. je mappele farzane en iran .jai 31 ans . japprende le cinema a tehran. jetaime. je vais aller turkie et jaime beacoup visiter vous.

  35. hiiii kenaaaaan:-*:-*i love u so muuuuuuchhh honey..i love uuuuuuuuuuuuu..ur eyes are so beautifull my dear kenan..i wish u a gallaxy of succeedness..i love u very very very much my handsome favourite actor..my father love u sooooo muuuuuch and you are a symbol of a true man for him..take care honey..doooset daram(it means seniseviyorom)nasim from iran

  36. Salaam Kenan,
    I love your character, your roles, and yourself… Ezel was the best TV series I’ve ever seen.
    I wish you the best in your future,
    Mohammad (Iranian)
    Calgary, AB, Canada

  37. hi kenan! ezel is your best series, ezel is person hwo like everyone woman, but it,s not reality person in life to my thinking, ezel is ideal men but i believe you are best and reality. once when i was in turkye someone tell me what you are womanizer, i think if all men will be womanizer then every woman will be happily. ): ): I wish you the best in your life and lovely woman in your bedroom ): ):

  38. These days You are more popular than Marlon Brando in Tehran……

    Bravo….. Ezel was so so interesting…….The scenario, the acts , the music,
    also the directing of Ezel, all of them were great……Congradulations …..

    After Ezel, you should choose to play in a new role…….. Defenitively you should not accept to play in a mouvie such as (Bitter Life) anymore…..Accept the roles with a good director……

    Best wishes, from Tehran

  39. wish you have Kenan’s email address or telephone number. if any have it, please please send it to me. xxx

  40. I love Turkey and shoe Ezel and like Kenan. I have been in Istanbul many times. I talk with my friend in USA because Iam from USA. I hope to go soon to istanbul thnks Rauf M.

  41. i love you man you are my favourite actor and i wish you all the best good luck

  42. hi dear kenan :)

    i really really really really love you sooo much :* you are amazing..my fav actor..you are my wallpaper in my phone even !

    i wish i could see you in real life

    i wish the best for you :-)

  43. hello kenan how are you fine ? ,i’m NADJIB from algeria, i want to tell you that i’m fun of your movies and i liked all your movies and you are the best of the best actor which i’ve seen in my life,nice to meet you and good luck in chaa allah..

  44. i love u ezel and kenan…
    ure very very handsome..
    i want to meet him *hugforezel*

  45. Oh my god I hope one day I can see you
    I know you have 100000 fan but I’m diaries I love you to dead.and I know one day I gonna meet you I coming to turkey this summer from USA
    I try to find you and take one picture with you I know god gonna help me
    Maybe you read this message and my wish come true .
    I don’t have any wish just. Wanna see you kenan.
    I pry every day for my dream and I blive GOD lessening to me
    Love you more than you can image
    Pl answer me

  46. Ay, no se como explicar lo que me pasa cuando veo a este hombre. Es una locura, siento que lo conozco de toda la vida, tengo una necesidad de abrazarlo y besarlo. Vivo en Argentina y me tiene loca. Quiero verlo, dichosos los que viven en Turquía, yo no aguantaria las ganas de romperle la boca de un beso!. Kenan Te Amo!!

  47. Hello, Sir…I am an American woman who has recently become a fan of Netflix and of Turkish films. KARADAY1 was my introduction to your film resume and to you as an actor. May I say how much I have enjoyed your character portrayals as you don’t simply “play” the character but rather you seem to “become” the character. Thanks so for such a fine introduction into the Turkish Movie Industry…they are so lucky to have you “shine among their stars !☆

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