Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

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Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ
Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ.jpg
Born (1983-10-27) 27 October 1983 (age 30)
Adana, Turkey
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2001–present
Notable work(s) Gümüş as Mehmet
Aşk-ı Memnu as Behlül
Menekşe ile Halil as Halil
Ezel as Sekiz
Kuzey Güney
as Kuzey
Kurt Seyt ve Sura[1] as Kurt Seyt
Home town Istanbul, Turkey
Height 1.86 m
Parents Erdem Tatlıtuğ (father)
Nurten Tatlıtuğ (mother)
Awards Best Model of Turkey (2002)
Best Model of the World (2002)
Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor (2009)
Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor (2012)

Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Turkish pronunciation: [kɯvantʃ tatɫɯtuː]) (born 27 October 1983, Adana) is a Turkish actor and model who has received two Golden Butterfly Awards for Best Actor. Tatlıtuğ won the pageants Best Model of Turkey and Best Model of the World in 2002.

Early life and family[edit]

Tatlıtuğ was born on 27 October 1983, in Adana, to Erdem and Nurten Tatlıtuğ. He has four siblings. The name Kıvanç means "pride" in Turkish and Tatlıtuğ is a portmanteau of the Turkish words tatlı (sweet) and tuğ (a coat of arms of Old Turkic symbology). Tatlıtuğ's paternal grandfather and grandmother were immigrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina.[2] His mother is from Edirne and his dad is from Adana. He has said that he was born and raised in Adana and that his family has had a bakery business in the city for more than a hundred years.[3][4][5] He studied at Yenice Çağ Private High School where he excelled in basketball. Due his Tatlıtuğ's father's illness, the family moved to Istanbul so that his father could receive proper treatment. In Istanbul, he joined Beşiktaş sport club as an amateur basketball player.

Career[edit]

Kıvanç hosted some pageants and shows. A turning point in Tatlıtuğ's career was when he starred in Gümüş as the character Mehmet Şadoğlu. He acted in the comedy film Americans at the Black Sea which was directed by Kartal Tibet. He has also starred in other shows such as Menekşe ile Halil where he played alongside of Sedef Avcı. In the series Aşk-ı Memnu, Kıvanç shared the leading role with Beren Saat. He won the Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Aşk-ı Memnu. Kıvanç dated Miss World 2002 titleholder Azra Akın from 2005 to 2009 and actress Meltem Cumbul from early 2009 to August 2009. He dated İdil Fırat, the daughter of millionaire Önder Fırat; however, they broke up. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ returned to his ex-girlfriend Azra Akın in 2011, on January 2013 they both took a decision of a final break-up after they got tired of an 11 year old on-off relationship.[6] He provided the voice of Ken for the Turkish dubbed version of Toy Story 3. Since 2011, he has portrayed Kuzey Tekinoğlu in the Kanal D drama series Kuzey Güney which ended in June 2013 . Tatlıtuğ played the poet Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu in the drama film Kelebeğin Rüyası.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Americans at the Black Sea Muzaffer
2010 Toy Story 3 (Turkish dubbed version) Ken Voice acting
2013 Kelebeğin Rüyası Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005–2007 Gümüş Mehmet Şadoğlu TV series
2006 Acemi Cadi Kivanc Tatlitug TV series (1 episode)
2007–2008 Menekşe ile Halil Halil Tuğlu TV series
2008–2010 Aşk-ı Memnu Behlül Haznedar TV series
2010 Ezel Sekiz/Ramiz Karaeski TV series (few episodes)
2011–2013 Kuzey Güney Kuzey Tekinoğlu TV series
2014 Kurt Seyit ve Şura Kurt Seyit TV series

References[edit]

  1. ^ tr:Kurt Seyit ve Şura (dizi)
  2. ^ Kivanc Tatlitug (Boşnak kökenli) [Kivanc Tatlitug (Bosniak origin)] (in Turkish). NTV (Turkey). 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  3. ^ HANGİ ÜNLÜ NERELİ 2012 / 6 – Magazin Foto Galeri. Kelebekgaleri.hurriyet.com.tr. Retrieved on 14 January 2014.
  4. ^ HANGİ ÜNLÜ NERELİ 2012 / 7 – Magazin Foto Galeri. Kelebekgaleri.hurriyet.com.tr. Retrieved on 14 January 2014.
  5. ^ Profil: Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ. 22dakika.org (21 September 2012). Retrieved on 14 January 2014.
  6. ^ Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ and Azra Akın are on the road to marriage. Do You Know Turkey (30 October 2012). Retrieved on 14 January 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mehmet Akif Alakurt
Best Model of Turkey
2002
Succeeded by
Yusuf Şahan Gürdal
Preceded by
Sylvain Larochelle
Best Model of the World
2002
Succeeded by
Stefan Alie