Engin Akyürek

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Engin Akyürek
Born (1981-10-12) 12 October 1981 (age 39)
Years active2004–present

Engin Akyürek is a Turkish actor best known for his roles as Mustafa Bulut in Bir Bulut Olsam, Kerim Ilgaz in Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?, Ömer Demir in Kara Para Ask (Black Money Love) and Sancar Efeoğlu in Sefirin Kizi.

Early life and education[edit]

Engin Akyürek was born on 12 October 1981 in Ankara, Turkey. His father is a government official and his mother is a homemaker. He has a younger brother.[1]


"Acting is not just putting on a costume and saying your lines" [2]

Engin Akyürek

"I don't believe in luck, or chance. It is important to have talent and substance. Actually, luck, talent, and doing the right thing at the right time is what makes us. But, the most important, distinguishing factor is talent." [3]

Engin Akyürek

In 2004, two years after graduating from university, Engin Akyürek took part in the Turkiye’nin Yildizlari (Turkey's Star) TV competition.[1] His first place win in this competition landed him a supporting role in the TV series, Yabanci Damat (2004–2007), produced by Yagmur Taylan and Durul Taylan.[4] His first film debut was Zeki Demirkubuz's Kader (2006). For his portrayal of Cevat in this film, Engin Akyürek received the "Most Promising Actor" award for both the Turkish Cinema Awards[5] and for CASOD (Cagdas Sinema Oyuncuları Dernegi) Awards in 2006.[6] Thereafter, he starred in the role of Nizipli Halim in the TV series, Karayilan, a story that took place in Gaziantep (2007–2008), a story that took place during the French Occupation. Akyürek played the male psychotic lover, Mustafa Bulut, in the TV series Bir Bulut Olsam, written by Meral Okay and directed by Ulas Inanc. Also, he has played the male romantic lead, Kerim Ilgaz, in Fatmagul'ün Suçu Ne? (2010–2012), a TV series about societal issues surrounding a rape victim. The original scenario of Fatmagul'ün Suçu Ne? by Vedat Turkali, is written by Ece Yorenc and Melek Gencoglu for TV Drama and produced by Kerem Catay. He has starred as Tekin in a movie called Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi written and directed by Kerem Deren. The movie takes place in Bozcaada (2014).[7] He came back to the TV screens with Omer character in Kara Para Aşk in 2014 for which he won best actor in Seoul International Drama Awards (2015) and was nominated for the International Emmy Award in Best actor category. [8]



Title Year Role Notes
Kader 2006 Cevat Turkish Cinema Award (SIYAD) for “Most Promising Actor”
CASOD (Cagdas Sinema Oyuncuları Dernegi) Oyunculuk Award in 2006 for "Most Promising Actor"
A Small September Affair 2014 Tekin Bulut (Tek) Tek is a very innocent soft-spoken and decent islander who is a cartoonist by profession. But he has a drawback - he is not beautiful. And this outer ugliness hides his inner beauty.
Çocuklar Sana Emanet 2018 Kerem
Bir Aşk İki Hayat 2019 Umut


Title Year Role Notes
Yabancı Damat 2004–2007 Kadir Sadıkoglu
Karayilan 2007–2008 Nizipli Halim
Bir Bulut Olsam 2008–2009 Mustafa Bulut Mustafa Bulut is literally "madly" in love with Narin, yet Narin does not love him and does not accept him as husband. Unrequited love has made him very short tempered,impulsive and obsessive especially when it comes to Narin. He is an epileptic lover.
Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? 2010–2012 Kerim Ilgaz Kerim Ilgaz is a well-mannered boy, a blacksmith apprentice by profession, who lives with his aunt Meryem Aksoy (Sumru Yavrucuk).He unexpected presents at the wrong place which changes his life completely.
Kara Para Aşk 2014–2015 Ömer Demir Ömer is a young middle-class man who works at organized crime branch in Van. He is an idealist police officer who has chosen this occupation after his father was killed years ago yet his murder case could not be solved. Omer who comes Istanbul to attend his engagement, discovers the biggest truth of his life.
Ölene Kadar 2017 Dağhan Soysür Daghan who is willing to marry his girlfriend but unexpectedly falls in a crime he never committed and makes him lose his eleven years until unknown woman enters his life.
Sefirin Kızı 2019– Sancar Efeoğlu Sancar is a poor farmer guy who madly in love with his childhood friend Nare and marries her. Sancar destroys their lives with a single mistake and remains guilty for the eight years. Life gives him a chance to fix it and makes himself forgive in the eyes of Nare.


Title Year Role
Romantika Muzikali 2007 Ceto [9]


Title Year Role Awards
Kader 2006 Cevat Turkish Cinema Award (SIYAD) for “Most Promising Actor”[5][10]
CASOD (Cagdas Sinema Oyuncuları Dernegi) Oyunculuk Award in 2006 for “Most Promising Actor” [6]
Kara Para Aşk December 2014 Omer “ Best Actor of 2014 Drama Dalında En İyi Erkek Oyuncu RaniniTv'den 2014 Yılının En İyileri Listesi raninitv 25 Aralık 2014”
April 2015 Stars of the Export in Electrical Electronics and Service Exporters Association Cultural Service Awards [11]
May 2015 “Best Actor” of the Year category in " festival Marconi Odülleri ", organized by Bursa University " radio and television branch " in Turkey. The winners this year[12]
2015 The Best Actor” Award based on the 2015 poll organized by www.televizyondizisi.com.awards[13]
Best actor Prize in Seoul International Drama Awards 2015[14]
Best Actor Nominee in Golden Butterfly Awards 2015 [15]
Best Actor Nominee in International Emmy Awards 2015 [16]
Best Actor in 4. Kristal Fare Ödülleri [17]
2016 Best Actor in Altın Palamut Sinema Televizyon Ödülleri İçin [18]
Best Actor in Dijital Dünyanın En’leri Ödülleri 2016[19]


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  19. ^ "Dijital Dünyanın Enleri – Türkiye'nin İnternet Dünyası Ödülleri!".