Engin Altan Duzyatan – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Engin Altan Düzyatan Turkish Actor

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Nickname Düzyatan
Gender Male
Age 44 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth July 26, 1979
Real Name Engin Altan Düzyatan
Profession Actor
Nationality Turkish
Birthplace İzmir, Turkey
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Leo

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 40-33-14 Inches
Bodytype Athletic
Height 6 feet 0 inches (1.85 m)
Weight 74 kg (163 lbs)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown

Engin Altan Düzyatan was born on 26 July 1979 in İzmir Province, Turkey. He is a Turkish actor with stunning looks. He attended Dokuz Eylül University and completed his studies in Performing Arts. In 2001, he made his acting debut with Ruhsar alongside talented stars like Hande Ataizi and Cem Davran. He got really passionate about his work and went on to act in various roles in Turkish films.

The biggest project of his life which eventually made him popular internationally, Dirilis: Ertugrul. He played magnificently the role of Ertugrul in the famous Turkish historical series composed of 5 exclusive seasons. Dirilis: Ertugrul series went viral throughout the world and it was a huge success for Engin Altan Düzyatan as well as for his co-stars Cengiz Coskun, Nurettin Sönmez, and Esra Bilgic.

Career Journey

After he made his debut in Ruhsar 2001, Engin Altan then appeared in the Turkish film named Shattered Soul (Beyza’nın Kadınları) with co-stars Demet Evgar and Tamer Karadagli. In 2007, he played the role of Murat in Sevgili Dünürüm with Haluk Bilginer, Sumru Yavrucuk and Nevra Serezli. After that, Engin Altan Düzyatan appeared in Turkish films Cennet (2008) and Mezuniyet (2009) and by then, he became quite famous in Turkey. In 2009, he played Doctor Serdar Batur in the series Bir Bulut Olsam with Melisa Sözen and Engin Akyürek. Engin hosted a Turkish version of “The Million Pound Drop Live ” game show named Canlı Para in 2010 and 2011.

In 2014, Engin Altan shared the screen with Nurgül Yeşilçay, Uğur Polat, and Goncagül Sunar in Cinayet TV series. He appeared in the TV series Dirilis: Ertugrul from 2014 to 2019, and played the role of historical character Ertugrul. At first, Engin thought that it would be a ridiculous role but his perspective changed when he read 13th century works Book of Dede Korkut, the most famous among the epic stories of the Oghuz Turks. Later on, Engin Altan agreed says “Ertugrul was a real hero, smart, mature and just.” In 2021, Düzyatan will appear as Oruç Reis Barbarossa in the Turkish TV series Barbaroslar alongside Pelin Akil and Tolga Akkaya.


  • In 2016, Engin Altan Düzyatan won the Magazinci Awards in the category Male TV Series Actor of the Year.
  • Engin also got four nominations for the Turkey Youth Awards in the same category of Best TV Series Actor.
  • Engin Altan won Golden Palm Awards for the category Best TV Series Actor for Dirilis: Ertugrul in 2016.
  • He received other awards such as the Makinistanbul Media, Art and Sports Award, in the category Best TV series Actor.
  • Engin won the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts High School Award for being the Most Successful Actor of the Year.
  • In 2019, Engin Altan Duzyatan received the international award named the Distinctive International Arab Festival Award (DIAFA) for the Best International Actor.

Personal Life

Engin Altan Duzyatan married Neslişah Alkoçlar on 28 August 2014. She is the granddaughter of Selim Soydan and Hülya Koçyiğit. The beautiful couple is blessed with a son named Emir Aras and a daughter named Alara.


Engin Altan Düzyatan Education

College: Dokuz Eylul University

Engin Altan Düzyatan Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Famous for starring in Dirilis: Ertugrul tv show


TV Series: Ruhsar (2001)

TV Series poster

Film Debut: Kalbin Zamanı (2004)

Kalbin Zamanı (2004)
Movie poster

Net Worth: USD $1-5 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Mevlan Düzyatan

His father Mevlan Düzyatan

Mother: Gülşen Düzyatan

His mother Gülşen Düzyatan

Brother: Alpay Selim Düzyatan

His brother Alpay Selim Düzyatan

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Neslişah Alkoçlar (m. 2014)

His wife Neslişah Alkoçlar

No. of Children: 2

Son: Emir Aras Düzyatan

His son Emir Aras Düzyatan

Daughter: Alara Düzyatan

His daughter Alara Düzyatan

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Who is Engin Altan Düzyatan?

Engin Altan Düzyatan is a Turkish actor, born on 26 July, 1979 in İzmir, Turkey.

How old is Engin Altan Düzyatan?

Engin Altan Düzyatan is 44 years old as of April 2024.

How tall is Engin Altan Düzyatan?

Engin Altan Düzyatan is 6 feet 0 inches (1.85 m).

What is the religion of Engin?

Engin Altan is a Turkish actor and his religion is Islam.

Who is the most famous actor in Ertuğrul?

The most famous actor in the Turkish TV series “Diriliş: Ertuğrul” is Engin Altan, who played the lead role of Ertuğrul Bey.

When did Engin Altan get married?

Engin Altan got married to Neslişah Alkoçlar on August 28, 2014.

Does Engin Altan have kids?

Yes, Engin Altan has two children. A son named Emir and a daughter named Alara.

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  1. Hello from Atlanta, GA, USA!

    You have me hooked on Erturgrul! I’m embarrassed to say I have canceled appointments & stayed awake days at a time to watch! Thank you for being such a spectacular actor & bringing some of your history my way. I look forward to finding you in films and tv series that have English subtitles!

  2. joyce york says:

    You are truly gifted as an actor.Your smile lights up the world. Have you ever consider doing an american film or series?

  3. I am looking at it now for the second time this is the best acting I’ve witnessed in a long time enjoying it here in Kansas City Kansas big fan

  4. Britt Lind says:

    I have a hopeless crush on Ertugrul. Gorgeous man. Brilliant acting. Lucky wife.

  5. Irene Phillips says:

    Wonderful series…just addictive can’t stop watching !
    Great acting …stunning cast.?
    But don’t like the many slow motion shots,! Sorry!,?Cried my eyes out on Halimes passing….
    Thanks to you all.

  6. Ann Posey says:

    Mr. Engin Altan you are by far one of the most brilliant and talented actors I have ever witnessed. I am an American who have watched several of your movies, but Resurrection Ertugrul is by far the best. I have watched it 15 times and never get bored, because there is no other movie to exceed it. I hope you make another magnificent movie such as Ertugrul and it makes it’s way to the American screen . Please continue your brilliant and excellent acting skills, because you are such a fantastic and handsome actor. I am patiently waiting for another movie. Oh, by the way, you definitely have a million dollar smIle.

  7. This is one of the best series I have ever watched. taking away all my stress. I love this movie and love you all. Watching here from Nigeria

  8. DANIELA TENCA says:

    couldn’t stop watching the series, loved the cast and their acting. Very addictive series, sad that it reached the end with a wedding and leaving for going to war. Loved Engine Altan such a handsome actor. Turgut Alp, Bambsy, Dogan and everybody, you all have done an amazing job that made the series so loved around the world. congratulation to all.

  9. Adeline Jones says:

    I am an 80 yr old handicapped Scottish woman living in Ct. USA since 1959. I saw on Netflix your show and decided to see what it was all about. Boy, I loved it and have been watching the 5 episodes for close to a month and now nearing the end as of today.you and your cast members were magnificent. The acting, scenary, costumes, horses were fantastic. Now what do I watch once this ends? I had a soft spot for Bamsi. The rest of you and the fighting scenes were so realistic. My eyes have been glued to the story if your heritage. Bless all of you for this eye opening story

  10. Sally Dillon says:

    Fantastic acting throughout the series, great history and story telling. Can’t wait for season 6.

  11. Brenda Anderson says:

    Loved Engin in My fathers violin and ETRUGAL. Unbelievable talent, training, beautiful looks. I’m in love❤️❤️

  12. Brilliant series, addictive viewing, superb characters and acting. A great insight into Turkish history.

  13. It’s been amazing to watch this series, for a glimpse of Turkish history and customs which all feels so authentic and engrossing story lines. Every aspect has drawn me in but what’s been exceptional has been the acting, the quiet dignity and strength of Ertugrul and his Alps with Stella performances from so many of the cast. I’m a 67 Yr British woman and it’s been a joy to watch, Thankyou

    1. good i apperiate all of you
      my wish i meet with osman

  14. Patti j frost says:

    Best series I’ve ever watched. I’ve watched it twice Elgin is fantastic. Hated that the series ended, wish down the road more will be added ❤️❤️❤️

  15. I Love engin Altan duzyatan a lot

    1. Jennah Nahidian says:

      Same he is such an amazing actor and father I bet too.

  16. Nellie Hennings says:

    Best series I’ve ever watched. I love the true history events behind this epic series. My house work goes on hold for a couple of hours. I would take a 30 minutes break after watching for 2 hours. I have highly recommended Resurrection to my friends. All the Kayi Tribe crew are amazing. Hayme Halime, and Asiylan are very strong characters. My grand daughter watched it with me. She will flick on Netflix and say, Let’s watch Etugrul, Nana.

  17. Emily Vancuren says:

    I watched all 90 season of Resurrection Ertugrul I loved it.
    I just watched My father violin. Another great picture I would love to see more of you movies . Thank you 😋 It was something ! I was thinking about it morning ,noon, and night.

  18. Jennah Nahidian says:

    I think Engin Altan Düzyatan is the greatest actor ever and I loved when he played Ertugrul Bey in Resurrection Ertugrul. I think He is a really good guy and I love how he is Muslim like me.

  19. Jennah Nahidian says:

    I love how some many people are able to connect over something so amazing and how people think that these shows are amazing and watch them with their family’s, because then like in Resurrection Ertugrul, people can see the beauty of Islam. I am still watching Resurrection Ertugrul and when I am done I will watch it al over again.

  20. Jennah N. says:

    I agree, it’s impossible to get bored when you are in the movie or show. You are the best actor I have ever seen and I Don’t want you to stop doing stuff like this I think It would be fun to Have anonther amazing show like Ertugrul. You and your family deserve the best in life both in this world and in the next.