Acar was born to Syriac-speaking parents in the town of Midyat in Turkey in 1974,v and moved to Bergsjön, a suburb of the Swedish city Gothenburg, in 1985. He was involved in a number of criminal activities as a youth and stood trial for the first time in 1991, for two cases of assault with a deadly weapon. In 1993, he founded the Original Gangsters and a year later, he was imprisoned in Denmark for armed robbery. Since then, he's also been convicted of several other crimes.
In 2007, Acar fled to the tourist resort of Marmaris in Turkey because the Swedish police want him for an arson attack on a cafe in Gothenburg. He has served in the Turkish Army, and has also been charged with forgery by the Turkish government as he used a bogus Swedish passport to enter the country. He cannot be deported, however, as he is a Turkish national and has never been granted full citizenship by Sweden.[not in citation given]
In early 2008, it was announced that he would hand over the formal leadership of the Original Gangsters in Sweden to the former Vice President, Wojtek Walczak. He is still the gang's overall leader, however, and claims that he is now focussing on expanding the gang into Norway, Germany and the Netherlands.