Saat in April 2015
February 26, 1984 |
Ankara , Turkey
|Alma mater||Başkent University|
|Spouse(s)||Kenan Doğulu (m. 2014)|
Beren Saat (Turkish pronunciation: [beˈɾen saˈat]) (born 26 February 1984) is a Turkish actress and model best known for her leading roles as Yasemin Ünsal in the ATV series Hatırla Sevgili (2006–2008), as Bihter Yöreoğlu Ziyagil in the Kanal D series Aşk-ı Memnu (2008–2010), as Fatmagül Ketenci Ilgaz in Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? (2010–2012), and as Derin Çelik/Yağmur Özden in the drama series İntikam (2013–2014), a spin-off from the television series Revenge. She has won two Golden Butterfly Awards and is one of the highest-paid actresses in Turkey.
Life and career
She was born on 26 February 1984 in Ankara, to Ayla Saat (née Dikmen) and Hüseyin Avni Saat, a former professional footballer. She has a brother, Cem Saat. Born and raised in Ankara, she primarily studied at TED Ankara College Foundation Private High School and briefly attended Başkent University's Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences before pursuing a career in acting. With the support of her college friends, she applied to an acting competition called Türkiye'nin Yıldızları in which she became the first runner-up. She was discovered by the renowned director Tomris Giritlioğlu and debuted in her first series Aşkımızda Ölüm Var. Saat received her BA degree in Management.
In 2004, she was cast as Nermin in the TV series Aşkımızda Ölüm Var. In 2005, she starred as the female lead Zilan in Aşka Sürgün which was produced by Tomris Giritlioğlu with Mahsun Kırmızıgül. In 2006, she was cast as Yasemin in the popular series Hatırla Sevgili and shared the leading role with Cansel Elçin and Okan Yalabık.
Later in 2008, she was cast in a leading role as Bihter Yöreoğlu Ziyagil in Aşk-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love), a romantic drama series which was adapted from author Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil's novel Aşk-ı Memnu. Saat shared the leading role with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Selçuk Yöntem, and Nebahat Çehre. For her role in the series, she won two Golden Butterfly Awards, she is the first nominee to win the award for two consecutive years.
Güz Sancısı (Pains of Autumn) is her first feature film experience, a period film directed by Tomris Giritlioğlu. This production was released in 20 where Saat played with Murat Yıldırım, Okan Yalabık and Belçim Bilgin. In 2009, she also acted in Serdar Akar's film Gecenin Kanatları (Wings of the Night), written by Mahsun Kırmızıgül. She shared the lead role with Murat Ünalmış, Erkan Petekkaya and Yavuz Bingöl.
In 2010, she acted in the series Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? a screenplay adaptation of the movie written by Vedat Türkali in 1986. She played with Engin Akyürek who also took part in Türkiye'nin Yıldızları and finished first in the competition. Her role Fatmagül is a victim of rape. She was nominated for Best Drama Actress in Antalya Television Award and Seoul International Drama Awards for her role in the series. The series ended in June 2012.
In 2012, Saat acted in her third film Rhino Season which was directed by Bahman Ghobadi. She was cast as Monica Bellucci's daughter Buse. The world premiere of the film was held at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2013, Beren Saat acted in the series İntikam which is based on the original American series Revenge. The series lasted two season and ended in February 2014. As the previous TV series of Beren Saat, her dressing style was one of the most talked topic besides her acting performance.
Saat had been in a relationship with Kenan Doğulu, the leading Turkish pop music singer, since February 2012. Saat and Doğulu became engaged on 23 February 2014 in Istanbul and were married on 29 July 2014 in Los Angeles, USA.
|2009||Pains of Autumn||Elena||Leading role|
|Wings of the Night||Gece||Leading role|
|2010||Toy Story 3||Barbie||Voice|
|Rhino Season||Buse||Leading role|
|2013||My World||Ela||Leading role|
|2004||Aşkımızda Ölüm Var||Nermin|
|2005–2006||Aşka Sürgün||Zilan Şahvar Azizoğlu||Leading role|
|2006–2008||Remember Darling||Yasemin Ünsal||Leading role|
|2007||European Side||Herself||Special guest appearance|
|2008–2010||Forbiden Love||Bihter Yöreoğlu Ziyagil||Leading role|
|2010–2012||What is Fatmagül's fault?||Fatmagül Ketenci Ilgaz||Leading role|
|2013–2014||Revenge||Derin Çelik/Yağmur Özden||Leading role|
Selected awards and nominations
|2008||Golden Tulip Fine Arts Award||Best Actress||Hatırla Sevgili||Won|
|2009||Kabataş Graduates Association||Güz Sancısı||Won|
|Yıldız Technical University||Aşk-ı Memnu||Won|
|Golden Butterfly Awards||Won|
|2010||Cinema is Here Festival||Young Actress||Gecenin Kanatları||Won|
|Elle Style Awards||Style and Actress||Won|
|AyaklıGazete.com Awards||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Aşk-ı Memnu||Won|
|Golden Butterfly Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|Turkey Talk Magazine||Won|
|Kadir Has University||Won|
|İsmail Cem Television Awards||Best Drama Actress||Nominated|
|2011||Yıldız Technical University||Best Actress||Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?||Won|
|Association of Advertising Agencies||Won|
|2nd Quality Magazine Awards||Won|
|Antalya Television Awards||Best Drama Actress||Nominated|
|2012||7th Seoul International Drama Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Kadir Has University||Won|
|11. ROTABEST Awards||Won|
|25th International Consumer Summit||Won|
|Şişli Vocational School||Won|
|Haydarpaşa High School||Top Actress||Won|
|2013||Bilkent University||Best Actress||Won|
|TUROB||Thank Award||Aşk-ı Memnu||Won|
|Turkey GQ Awards||Women of the Year||Won|
|2014||Milliyet Art Magazine||Best Actress||Benim Dünyam||Won|
|Yıldız Technical University||Best Cinema Actress||Won|
|Istanbul Technical University||The Most Successful Actress||Won|
- "5 buçuk yılda servet kazandı! İşte Beren Saat'in serveti!-Magazin". Medyafaresi. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
- The new series of Beren Saat: İntikam(Revenge). Do You Know Turkey (5 December 2012). Retrieved on 30 April 2014.
- Beren Saat Dressing Style. Do You Know Turkey (12 March 2014). Retrieved on 30 April 2014.
- "Kenan Doğulu and Beren Saat, imaged for the first time". 10 March 2012.
- "Kenan Dogulu and Beren Saat got engaged". 24 February 2014.
- "Kenan Doğulu and Beren Saat married". 30 July 2014.
- "Mij Film". Mij Film. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
- "Behlül Bruno oluyor! | GAZETE VATAN". Haber.gazetevatan.com. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
- Official website
- Beren Saat at the Internet Movie Database
- Beren Saat on Facebook
- Beren Saat on Twitter