Engin Akyurek – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Engin Akyurek Turkish Actor, Thespian

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 44-33-12 Inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 6 feet 1 inches (1.87 m)
Weight 73 kg (160 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown

Nickname Engin Akyürek
Gender Male
Age 42 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth October 12, 1981
Full Name Engin Akyürek
Profession Actor, Thespian
Nationality Turkish
Birthplace Ankara, Turkey
Religion Islam
Published on November 11, 2018 on 09:59 AM
Zodiac Sign Libra

Engin Akyürek was born on October 12, 1981, in Ankara, Turkey. Engin Akyurek is a popular Turkish actor who works in movies and TV shows. His father is a government administrative official and his mother is a homemaker. Akyürek graduated from the University of Ankara Department Of History in 2002, where he had expertise in Languages and History. His professional career in acting started after his participation in the 2004 talent ability show, Estrellas de Turquía ( Türkiye’nin Yıldızları ) where he was in lead position in the reality show and was given a role in the series Yabancı Damat.

In 2007, Engin Akyurek acts in the play “Romantika”, in which he plays the mainstream role “Ceto”. They occur in New York, United States. Engin Akyurek first film that makes a big appearance was Zeki Demirkubuz’s Kader (2006). For his portrayal of Cevat in this film, Engin Akyürek got the “Most Promising Actor” award for both the Turkish Cinema Awards] and for CASOD (Cagdas Sinema Oyuncuları Dernegi) Awards in 2006. From that point, Engin Akyurek starred in the role of Nizipli Halim in the TV series, Karayilan (TV), a story that occurred in Gaziantep(2007–2008), this story happened during the French Occupation and it had the second most elevated budget for TV Series in Turkey.

Akyürek played the male psychotic lover, Mustafa Bulut, in the TV series Bir Bulut Olsam, composed by Meral Okay and directed by Ulas Inanc. Also, he has played the male sentimental lead, Kerim Ilgaz, in Fatmagul’un Sucu Ne (2010–2012), a TV series about societal issues encompassing a rape victim. The original situation of Fatmagul’un Sucu Ne by Vedat Turkali, is composed by Ece Yorenc and Melek Gencoglu for TV Drama and produced by Kerem Catay.

Engin Akyurek has starred as Tekin in a film called Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi “A Small September Affair” written and coordinated by Kerem Deren. The film happens in Bozcaada (2014). Engin Akyurek returned to the TV screens with Omer character in Kara Para Aşk TV series in 2014 for which he won the best actor in Seoul International Drama Awards (2015) and was nominated for the International Emmy Award in Best Actor category.

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Engin Akyurek Education

Qualification: Graduate

College: Ankara University

Engin Akyurek Career

Profession: Actor, Thespian

Known For: Famous for starring in Sefirin Kızı tv show


Film Debut: Kader (2006)

Kader (2006)
Movie poster

TV Show: Yabancı Damat (2004–2007)

Yabancı Damat (2004–2007)
TV show poster

Net Worth: USD $1 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Marital Status: Single

Past Relationships:

Tuvana Turkay (2014 – 2015)
Cansu Taskin (2011)
Cansu Dere

Facts You Never Knew About Engin Akyurek

  • In 2004, two years after graduating from university, Engin Akyürek participated in the “Turkiye’nin Yildizlari” (Turkey’s Star) TV competition. Engine ahead of everyone else wins in this competition landed him a supporting role in the TV series, Yabanci Damat (2004–2007), produced by Yagmur Taylan and Durul Taylan.
  • Engin Akyurek attended the same indistinguishable university as political leader Abdullah Ocalan.
  • He featured in the TV series Karayilan, which occurred during the French occupation of Turkey.
  • Between 2010 and 2012, the actor played the role of Kerim Ilgaz in Turkish TV series Fatmagul’un Sucu Ne, for which he gained great notoriety reputation.
  • Engin Akyurek is the victor of the Turkish Cinema Award for Most Promising Actor for his performance in his debut movie, 2006’s Kader.
  • His family is from Tercan, Erzincan where there is Kurdish minority.
  • He studied dialects and history at Ankara University, graduating in 2002.
  • Akyurek portrayed as Omar Demir and played in the series Kara Para Aşk for which he won few honorary awards including the award for Best Actor at the “Seoul International Drama Awards 2015” and was also nominated for Best Actor at the International Emmy Awards
  • Engin Akyurek devoted to literature, he writes articles for the magazine Kafasına Göre.

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Who is Engin Akyurek?

Engin Akyurek is a Turkish actor, thespian, born on 12 October, 1981 in Ankara, Turkey.

How old is Engin Akyurek?

Engin Akyurek is 42 years old as of July 2024.

How tall is Engin Akyurek?

Engin Akyurek is 6 feet 1 inches (1.87 m).

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  1. Helen martin says:

    Loved you &Elif in Black Money Love. The story line kept us on the edge of. Our seats all the time. Look forward to more of you on Netflix. You have a great talent.

  2. What a brilliant portrayal of Omer! This is among my top favorite shows. The attention to detail and script that follows every moment of Elifs and Omer’s life makes you feel was as if you are right there in the midst of Omer and Elif reliving their joys and pain , hopes and despairs, falling in love with Omer and his family. I have never come across a treatment like this except in books.

    Elif and Omer make a great pair and the chemistry between the two is incredible. I wish it carries into real life too. Love you Omer and Elif and of course the director . Cast and Clothes are fabulous!

  3. Patrick Hilbert says:

    During our extreme lockdown in Melbourne Australia due to Covid 19 my wife and me binged on Black Money Love thoroughly enjoyed the acting, dialogue and intrigue with the show full credit to you and Tuber Buyukustun

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  5. Alyssa Vani says:

    Best wishes to you Engin in everything..love you..you’ll be always in my heart…

  6. Loved Black Money Love Engin and Tuba have chemistry ever!! They should be a couple for real

  7. I have watched Black Money Love 4 times because looking at the film and reading subtitles I didn’t want to miss stars facial expression. Omer and elif. had such chemistry. You could feel it. So happy to hear of their marriage .

    1. Dolores Doyle says:

      Love the series. When did they marry. Delighted to hear that

  8. No great acting from both. Good but not excellent.

  9. Leticia Garcia says:

    I have not finished blackmoneylove love it his so handsome

  10. Mirelle Nesi says:

    You fall in love with Omer right away! I can’t stop to watch Black money love! Hope there is a good end! A lot of tears already!

  11. Loved you in the black money. You truly left us wanting to see the film several times.

  12. Dolores Doyle says:

    Love this brilliant actor

  13. Elizabeth Hayward says:

    Engin, is the best actor I have ever seen, his emotions on the screen are wonderful, I have watched BLACK MONEY LOVE , at least a dozen times over, I lost my husband in June 2023, and this film has been such a comfort for me it fills in the voids and the love scenes are so very tasteful not this horrible nakedness in most recent films these days. It is a pleasure to see some respect of love making. I live in Australia and nothing can compare with this film. superb acting from Tuba she is so beautiful, I just love all the class of acting from the whole cast. Thank you for such a pleasure.