Beren Saat

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Beren Saat
Beren Saat 17.4.15.jpg
Saat in April 2015
Born (1984-02-26) February 26, 1984 (age 31)
Ankara , Turkey
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality  Turkey
Alma mater Başkent University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Saat had been in a relationship with Kenan Doğulu, the leading Turkish pop music singer, since February 2012.[4] Saat and Doğulu became engaged on 23 February 2014 in Istanbul[5] and were married on 29 July 2014 in Los Angeles, USA.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Pains of Autumn Elena Leading role
Wings of the Night Gece Leading role
2010 Toy Story 3 Barbie Voice
2012 Brave Mérida Voice
Rhino Season Buse Leading role[7]
2013 My World Ela Leading role
Year Title Role Notes
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[8]
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[edit]

Year Award Category Title Result
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
Beykent University Won
2010 Cinema is Here Festival Young Actress Gecenin Kanatları Won
Elle Style Awards Style and Actress Won
Ayaklı 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
Galatasaray University Won
Marmara University Won
İsmail Cem Television Awards Best Drama Actress Nominated
2011 Yıldız Technical University Best Actress Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? Won
Doğuş University Won
Association of Advertising Agencies Won
2nd Quality Magazine Awards Won
Esenler Municipality Won
Dumlupınar University Won
Antalya Television Awards Best Drama Actress Nominated
2012 7th Seoul International Drama Awards Best Actress Nominated
Kadir Has University Won
Ayaklı Awards 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


  1. ^ "5 buçuk yılda servet kazandı! İşte Beren Saat'in serveti!-Magazin". Medyafaresi. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  2. ^ The new series of Beren Saat: İntikam(Revenge). Do You Know Turkey (5 December 2012). Retrieved on 30 April 2014.
  3. ^ Beren Saat Dressing Style. Do You Know Turkey (12 March 2014). Retrieved on 30 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Kenan Doğulu and Beren Saat, imaged for the first time". 10 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kenan Dogulu and Beren Saat got engaged". 24 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kenan Doğulu and Beren Saat married". 30 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mij Film". Mij Film. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  8. ^ "Behlül Bruno oluyor! | GAZETE VATAN". 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 

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