Tuba Büyüküstün

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Tuba Büyüküstün
Tuba Büyüküstün.jpg
Born Hatice Tuba Büyüküstün
(1982-07-05) July 5, 1982 (age 32)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2003–present
Notable work(s) Asi
20 Dakika
Spouse(s) Onur Saylak (m. 2011)
Children 2

Tuba Büyüküstün (born 5 July 1982), is a Turkish actress.

Early life[edit]

Tuba Büyüküstün was born in Istanbul on July 5, 1982. She graduated from Doguş High School and studied Costume and Stage Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. When she was at university she started to act in commercials. After she met Tomris Giritlioğlu, she started acting.


The series Sultan Makamı which was shown at Channel D and directed by Aydın Bulut in 2003 was her first series and she acted in the last four episodes. Directed by Çağan Irmak, she aroused attention in the series Çemberimde Gül Oya. She played the role Zarife and it was shown at Channel D in 2004. In the same year, she portrayed the character Gülizar in the same called television film and received an award for Best Actress at the Serbia and Montenegro International TV Festival Bar.[1] Her final breakthrough was in the series Ihlamurlar Altında published in 2005 and directed by Aydın Bulut. She shared the leading role with Sinan Tuzcu and Bülent İnal. In the same year playing a Aysun in the movie Babam ve Oğlum and was directed by Çağan Irmak. Playing a teacher in 2006 in the movie Sınav which was directed by Ömer Faruk Sorak, she had the opportunity to act next to Jean-Claude Van Damme. In Antakya, she played in Asi alongside Murat Yıldırım and Çetin Tekindor directed by Cevdet Mercan in 2007. In those years, Çemberimde Gül Oya, Ihlamurlar Altında and Asi were shown in the Arab world. She had a substantial role in the expansion of Turkish series abroad. Because of the high ratings[2] in 67 countries, Asi was nominated as Best Soap Opera at the 51st Monte-Carlo Television Festival.[3] In 2012, her first leading role in cinema was in the movie Yüreğine Sor by Yusuf Kurçenli. Afterwards she acted next to Cansel Elçin in the series Gönülçelen. At the end of 2012, she returned after a break of one a half years on screen by sharing the leading role with İlker Aksum at the series 20 Dakika. In 2014 she returned to the screens with a new tv series Kara Para Aşk starring with Engin Akyürek.[4]

Personal life[edit]

On 28 July 2011, she married the Turkish actor Onur Saylak in Paris, France.[5] On 19 January 2012, she gave birth to twin girls, Maya and Toprak.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Colin's TV commercial (Europe-Turkey)
2001 Kremini TV commercial (Turkey)
2002 Molped TV commercial (Turkey)
2003 Sultan Makamı Nesrin TV series
2004 Gülizar Gülizar TV film
2004 Çemberimde Gül Oya Zarife TV series
2005 Aşk Yolu Deniz TV film
2005 Babam ve Oğlum Aysun film
2005–2007 Ihlamurlar Altında Filiz Tekiner TV series
2006 Sınav Zeynep Erez Film
2007–2009 Asi Asi (Asiye Kozcuoğlu) TV series
2007–2013 Pantene Television advertisement (Turkey)
2008 Lamees and Mohannad Perfume Television advertisement (Middle East) (with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ)
2009 Beni w Benak Herself TV series
2010 Maximum Card Television advertisement (Turkey)
2010 Yüreğine Sor Esma film
2010–2011 Gönülçelen Hasret TV series
2010–present Pantene Television advertisement (Middle East)
2012–present Pantene Television advertisement (Azerbaijan)
2013 20 Dakika Melek Halaskar TV series
2014-present Kara Para Aşk Elif Denizer’ TV series

Selected awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Serbia and Montenegro International TV Festival Bar Best Actress Gülizar Won[7]
2007 Istanbul University IT Awards Best Actress Ihlamurlar Altında Won [8]
2008 Istanbul University Computer Club Awards Best Actress Asi Won[9]
2010 Marmara University Math Club Success Awards Most Successful Actress Yüreğine Sor Won[10]
2010 Turkey Radio-Television Journalists Association Media Oscars Best Actress of the Year Gönülçelen Won[11]
2010 Turkey Journal of Politics Best of the Year Awards Television Actress of the Year Gönülçelen Won[12]
2010 AtvDiziler.com Prestige Awards Best Actress Gönülçelen Won[13]
2010 AyakliGazete.com Television Stars of the Year Best Actress Gönülçelen Won[14]
2010 TelevizyonDizisi.com Awards Best Actress Gönülçelen Won[15]
2010 DiziFilm.com Oscars Best Actress Gönülçelen Won[16]
2011 TelevizyonDizisi.com Awards Best Actress Gönülçelen Won[17]
2011 Monte-Carlo Television Festival Best Soap Opera Asi Nominated[18]
2011 Elle Style Awards Turkey Elle Style Actress Won[19]
2013 TUROB Successful Turkish Series Thank Award Ihlamurlar Altında Won[20]
2013 TelevizyonDizisi.com Awards Best Actress 20 Dakika Won[21]
2013 KARVAK (Black Sea Foundation) Best of The Year Best Actress of The Year 20 Dakika Won[22]


  1. ^ http://www.tvfestbar.com/en_Arh_nagrade05.html
  2. ^ http://www.tvfestival.com/newsletter/51-FTV/uk/27_04_audience_UK.html
  3. ^ http://www.tvfestival.com/newsletter/51-FTV/uk/27_04_audience_UK.html
  4. ^ "Engin Akyürek and Tuba Büyüküstün's new tv series: Kara Para Aşk". Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  5. ^ http://magazin.milliyet.com.tr/boyle-evlendiler/magazin/magazindetay/03.08.2011/1422176/default.htm
  6. ^ http://www.posta.com.tr/magazin/HaberDetay/Tuba_Buyukustun_anne_oldu.htm?ArticleID=105632
  7. ^ http://www.tvfestbar.com/en_Arh_nagrade05.html
  8. ^ http://www.istanbul.edu.tr/okm/bilgisayar/2007bilisim.html
  9. ^ http://www.yaseminozbudun.com/pdf/tuba-buyukustun.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.yaseminozbudun.com/pdf/tuba-buyukustun.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.haberturk.com/medya/haber/599530-2010-medya-oscarlari-belli-oldu
  12. ^ http://www.siyasetdergisi.com.tr/OdulToreni/OdulAlan/TUBA-BUYUKUSTUN/46
  13. ^ http://www.atvdiziler.com/atvdiziler-haberler/gonulcelen'de-odul-gunu/
  14. ^ http://www.ayakligazete.com.tr/haber/_2010_yili_televizyon_yildizlari_belli_oldu_iste_kazanan_adaylarin_tam_listesi_7.htm
  15. ^ http://www.televizyondizisi.com/index.php/tuba-buyukustun-ve-televizyondizisicom-plaketi-15456/18090/45/
  16. ^ http://www.dizifilm.com/haberler/iste-dizifilm-oscarlari-sahipleri-6439.html
  17. ^ http://www.televizyondizisi.com/index.php/tuba-buyukustun-2011-en-iyiler-plaketini-teslim-aldi/43826/30/
  18. ^ http://www.tvfestival.com/newsletter/51-FTV/uk/27_04_audience_UK.html
  19. ^ http://elle.com.tr/esa_2011_kazananlari_HaberDetay/1953.aspx
  20. ^ http://www.turizmhaberleri.com/haberayrinti.asp?ID=24523
  21. ^ http://www.televizyondizisi.com/index.php/televizyondizisi-com-2013-en-iyiler-belli-oldu/141281/21/
  22. ^ http://www.medyatava.com/haber/-karadeniz-vakfi-yilin-en-iyilerini-secti_90402

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