Hazal Kaya

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Leyla Hazal Kaya
Hazal Kaya 2012.jpg
Hazal Kaya, 2012
Born (1990-10-01) October 1, 1990 (age 24)
Gaziantep, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2006–present
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) [1][2]

Leyla Hazal Kaya (born October 1, 1990) is a Turkish actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Hazal Kaya born on October 1990 in Gaziantep, Turkey. She attended Gaziosmanpaşa elementary school and she also graduated in 2010 from Italian High School (İtalyan Lisesi) of Istanbul. She went to Istanbul Bilgi University for her university. She is currently continuing her studies in Istanbul. Her parents who are both lawyers divorced when she was 7 years old. She was introduced to the art and acting world at a very young age, as a child she took ballet and violin lessons for 7 years. Kaya speaks Turkish, her native language, Italian, English, and French fluently. Currently, she is learning her fifth language German.


Kaya started her acting career with TV series Genco where she took one of the leading roles. In 2008, Kaya continued as one of the leading actresses by playing Nihal Ziyagil in a modern day adaptation of Aşk-ı Memnu. Kaya played in the first two seasons of TV series titled Adını Feriha Koydum (I Named Her Feriha) as Feriha Yılmaz (2012). The series has one of the highest TV ratings in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, and is also very popular in the Arab World,[3] Pakistan [4] and Bulgaria.[5] She played the role of a porter's daughter trapped between two lives that falls in love with the most popular student at her university, a rich and handsome boy Emir Sarrafoğlu. In late 2012, she starred in a new series called "Son Yaz" but the series was taken off air after 4 episodes because of expensive production. She also played in A.Ş.K series which was started in 2013. Her new series is coming in 2015, it's called Maral.


  • Genco (2010)
  • Behzat Ç. - Seni kalbime gömdüm (2011)
  • Çalgi çengi (2011)
  • Ay Büyürken Uyuyamam (2011)
  • Aşk-ı Memnu (2008-2010)
  • Adını Feriha Koydum (2011-2012)
  • Bu Son Olsun (2012)
  • A.Ş.K. (2013)
  • Itirazim Var (2014)
  • Maral(2015)


Year Award Category Film
2010 Kavram Olimpiyatları Ödülleri Yılın Genç Yeteneği Aşk-ı Memnu
2011 Ayaklıgazete.com Ödülleri En Güzel Kadın ve Erkek Oyuncuları
2011 Dizifilm.com Oscarları En İyi Drama Kadın Oyuncusu Adını Feriha Koydum
2012 Sosyalmedya.cc Ödülleri En İyi Kadın Oyuncu Adını Feriha Koydum
2012 Eniyiyisec.com Ödülleri En İyi Kadın Oyuncu Adını Feriha Koydum
2012 Bakmoda.com Ödülleri En İyi Kadın Oyuncu Adını Feriha Koydum
2013 Sayidaty Arap Dergisi En İyi Türk Kadın Yıldızı
2013 Sizcene.com Ödülleri Türkiye'nin En Güzel Bayan Dizi Oyuncusu
2013 Magazincity.com Ödülleri En İyi Kadın Dizi Oyuncusu
2014 The Medal of Excellence for the Most Influential Figures in the World Ödülleri Mükemmellik Madalyası
2014 Top 33 Of The Most Beautiful Women On TV Ödülleri Nefes Kesen Kadınlar

International Fans[edit]

Besides her home country Turkey, Hazal is very popular and famous in Azerbaijan, Iran, Pakistan, and the Arab world. She is well known for her charming and stunning acting in Aşk-ı Memnu and also Adını Feriha Koydum her first leading role, in which she starred alongside a very good-looking model and currently Turkey's most popular male actor Çağatay Ulusoy.


  • Tofita (2007)
  • Nescafe (2007)
  • Molped (2007)
  • Turkcell (2007)
  • Eti (2008)
  • Penti (2010)
  • Bingo (2012–present)
  • Lux Arabia(2014)

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