Adını Feriha Koydum

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Adını Feriha Koydum
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GenreDrama, romance
Written byMelis Civelek
Sırma Yanık
Directed byBarış Yöş
StarringVahide Gördüm
Hazal Kaya
Çağatay Ulusoy
Metin Çekmez
Deniz Ugur
Ceyda Ateş
Theme music composerNail Yurtsever
Cem Tuncer
Country of originTurkey
Original language(s)Turkish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes67
Producer(s)Fatih Aksoy
Editor(s)Engin Ozturk
Running time120 min
Production company(s)Med Yapım
Original networkShow TV
Original releaseJanuary 14, 2011 –
June 29, 2012

Adını Feriha Koydum (English: I Named Her Feriha) is a Turkish television drama series produced by Med Yapım. The series was broadcast on Show TV. It is written by Melis Civelek and Sırma Yanık. It narrates the life of Feriha Yilmaz, a young and beautiful girl who is a door keeper's daughter. She goes to a university which the playboy Emir Sarrafoğlu also attends. Emir who has never been in love before, falls in love with Feriha at first sight.


Feriha Yılmaz (Hazal Kaya) is an attractive, beautiful, talented and ambitious daughter of a poor family. Her father, Rıza Yılmaz (Metin Çekmez), is a doorman in Etiler, an upper-class neighborhood of Istanbul. Her mother, Zehra Yılmaz (Vahide Gördüm), is a housekeeper. Feriha is able to secure a full scholarship to a private university. While studying in the university, Feriha poses as a rich girl. She meets a handsome and rich young man, Emir Sarrafoğlu (Çağatay Ulusoy) at her university. Feriha lies about her life and family background and Emir falls in love with her not knowing who she really is. She also falls in love with him and is trapped in her own lies. Her family arranges her marriage with Halil, who starts to accompany her to the university. He spies on her interactions with Emir and snaps after seeing their display of affection. The season ends with Feriha's mother getting shot by Halil, Feriha's ex-fiancé.

In the second season, Emir discovers Feriha's lies through the plan set up by Cansu. He breaks up with her and decides to seek revenge by renting an apartment in the building where Feriha lives in the basement. They remain separated for a long time. On the New Year's Eve Feriha gets kidnapped by Halil who decides to marry her by force. However Emir saves her from Halil's trap and take a bullet for her. After the kidnap Emir and Feriha both realise their immense love for each other. They forgive each other and get reconciled. When Feriha's family get to know about her relationship with Emir, her father gets very furious and decides to send her back to the village. On the way to village, Emir comes and takes Feriha along with him. Soon they get married. However, they both decide to reveal their marriage to their family at the right time. Eventually Cansu tries to kill Feriha and Emir. When Feriha and Emir are taken to the hospital, their marriage gets revealed to their family. Both Yilmaz and Sarrafoğlu families get furious and shocked on knowing about the marriage. So, Emir and Feriha have to live the hard life due to their family's disappointment. Later in the story due to a misunderstanding, Feriha leaves Emir and goes to U.S. with Levent, where she divorces him in absence. She returns to Istanbul after 3 years when Emir is getting engaged to Ece to protect her from Yavuz. Soon the misunderstanding between Feriha and Emir gets cleared up and they get married for a second time. Alas, that the season ends with Feriha getting fatally shot by her ex-fiancé Halil at her wedding ceremony and dies in Emir's arms.


Role Actor
Zehra Yılmaz Vahide Gördüm
Feriha Yilmaz Hazal Kaya
Emir Sarrafoğlu Çağatay Ulusoy
Rıza Yılmaz Metin Çekmez
Sanem İlhanlı Deniz Ugur
Hande Gezgin Ceyda Ateş
Koray Onat Yusuf Akgün
Mehmet Yılmaz Melih Selçuk
Cansu İlhanlı Sedef Şahin
Halil Ufuk Tan Altunkaya
Ünal Sarrafoğlu Eray Özbay, Murat Onuk
Seher Yılmaz Neşem Akhan
Levent Seymen Barış Kılıç
Lara Feyza Civelek
Tülin Atabeyli Ebru Unurtan, Cigdem Irtem
Günce Gülşah Fırıncıoğlu
Aysun Sarrafoğlu Ahu Sungur
Ömer Yılmaz Artun çağlar
Rüya Tuğba Melis Türk
Gülsüm Karaman Onat Pelin Ermis
Ece Yağmur Tanrısevsin
Haldun İlhanlı Özhan Carda
Orhan Cihan Okan
İlker Harun Akyüz
Sophie Zehra Leyla Erdoğan
Rümeysa Esin Eden
Yavuz Sancaktar Emre Koç
Hatice Ayşegül Uyguner
Nehir Buket Akşitoglu
Gülfidan Birgül Ulusoy
Nevbahar Seymen Nurinisa Yıldırım
Bülent Seymen Sarp Can Köroğlu

Can Sarrafoglu

Simge Defne

Kaan Olcay

Themes and reception[edit]

According to Nilüfer Pembecioğlu, Feriha is a symbol of class anxiety in Turkey; though having a university education, she is forced to lie in order to get ahead. Pembecioğlu lists it as one of the most successful Turkish television serials and being shown around the world; it was especially popular in Bulgaria,[1] and was aired in Russia[2] and India and Pakistan as well. In Pakistan, it aired on Urdu 1 dubbed in Urdu which is the National language of Pakistan. India Zindagi Channel owned by Zee TV Network is broadcasting the show. It became a huge success. The reason behind its success is a powerful story and natural acting by all the artistes.[3][4] Due to huge demand, the show has been rerun on the same network since 12 May 2016. The third and final season Adını Feriha Koydum: Emir'in Yolu which until now haven't been shown in India nor Pakistan for unknown reasons, was broadcast for the first time from November 16, 2016 to December 15, 2016 at 6 pm (IST) under the title “Feriha-New Season” by Zindagi TV because of overwhelming audience request.[5] After getting continuous threats from the right holders of the series(from a South Asian country where it aired in September 2015), it was removed from its all official online channels on YouTube and Dailymotionn in February 2018.

Series overview[edit]

Season No. of Episodes Start of the Season End of the Season Episodes TV Season TV Channel
1 24 14 January 2011 24 June 2011 1 - 24 2011 Show TV
2 43 9 September 2011 29 June 2012 25 - 67 2011-2012 Show TV


  1. ^ Template:Cite and in 2018 aired in Kenya book
  2. ^ Özdal, Habibe; Özertem, Hasan Selim; Has, Kerim; Demirtepe, M. Turgut (2013). Turkish-Russian Relations in The Post-Cold War Period: Current Dynamics, Future Prospects. International Strategic Research Organization (USAK). p. 66. ISBN 9786054030798.
  3. ^ Khurana, Mehak (15 January 2016). "Here's Why Zindagi's Feriha Has Taken Over Indian Television!". Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  4. ^ Kulsum, Rizvi (21 October 2015). "Turkish Feriha on Zindagi channel gives India a fresh drama and storyline". Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  5. ^ ZINDAGI Channel (2016-10-31), Feriha - New Season Promo, retrieved 2016-11-01

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