Sangu in October 2017
|Alma mater||Mersin University|
|Kiralık Aşk, Kurt Seyit ve Şura, Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki|
Elçin Sangu (born 13 August 1985) is a Turkish actress and model of Circassian descent. With her appearance on television ads and campaigns, she has become one of the highest paid celebrities in Turkey.
Sangu is best known for her leading role Defne in the Star TV romantic comedy series Kiralık Aşk (2015–2017). For this work, she has been nominated and has received multiple awards in Turkey, including three Golden Butterfly Awards. Sangu also appeared in the television series Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki (2011), Aşk Kaç Beden Giyer (2012–2013), Bir Aşk Hikâyesi (2013–2014), Kurt Seyit ve Şura (2014), and Sevdam Alabora (2015).
Life and career
Elçin Sangu was born on 13 August 1985, as the only child of an ethnic Circassian family from İzmir in Western coast of Turkey. She graduated from Opera Department at Mersin University and took acting lessons at the Sahne Tozu Theatre.
In 2011, she was cast as Jale in Kanal D drama series Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki, where she also sang and played piano. Between 2012–2013, she played the lead role of Nehir in Aşk Kaç Beden Giyer. From 2013 to 2014, she starred as Eda in Bir Aşk Hikâyesi, an adaptation of the South Korean television series I'm Sorry, I Love You. In 2014, she portrayed Güzide in historical drama series Kurt Seyit ve Şura filmed in Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Following another leading role in 2015 aTV series Sevdam Alabora, she started acting in Kiralık Aşk the same year. In 2016, she became the face of Sunsilk care products, and Boyner.
The popular romantic comedy series Kiralık Aşk aired on Star TV until its finale in January 2017. Her performance in the series received critical acclaim. In 2017, it was reported tha Sangu would appear in a news series on Kanal D. In August of the same year, Sangu together Barış Arduç were cast in the movie Mutluluk Zamanı (previously titled Yanımda Kal and Gitme Sen!).
Sangu was chosen as the second most popular actress in Turkey in 2016, based on a number of different surveys. As of September 2016, she is the tenth most followed Turkish celebrity on Instagram.
|2017||Mutluluk Zamanı||Ada||Şenol Sönmez|
|2020||9 Kere Leyla||Nergis||Ezel Akay|
|2011||Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki||Jale|
|2012–2013||Aşk Kaç Beden Giyer||Nehir|
|2013–2014||Bir Aşk Hikâyesi||Eda|
|2014||Kurt Seyit ve Şura||Güzide|
|2015||Sevdam Alabora||Zeynep||Main role, 4 episodes|
|2015–2017||Kiralık Aşk||Defne Topal||Main role, 69 episodes|
|2018||Immortals[a]||Mia||Main role, 8 episodes|
|2018–2019||Çarpışma||Zeynep Tunç||Main role|
|2014||Toygar Işıklı||"Söz Olur"|
|2017||Elçin Sangu & Barış Arduç||"Bu Su Hiç Durmaz"|
- original title: Yaşamayanlar (literal translation: "those who don't live")
- "Elçin Sangu Özgeçmiş" [Elçin Sangu Resumé]. GayeSokmen.com.tr (in Turkish). Istanbul: Gaye Sökmen Ajans. 2016. Archived from the original on 23 December 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
- "Elçin Sangu röportajı". Milliyet. 12 February 2015. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- "Elçin Sangu'nun Alacağı Ücret Dudak Uçuklattı!". CNNTurk.com. CNN Türk. 24 March 2016. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
Peş peşe gelen reklam filmi teklifleri arasından ikisini kabul eden genç oyuncu, bu sayede bir yılda 3 milyon lira kazanmış olacak.
- "Elçin Sangu'ya 2 Milyon Liralık Teklif". CNNTurk.com. CNN Türk. 17 December 2015. Archived from the original on 19 December 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "Elçin Sangu Yine Marka Yüzü Oldu". CNN Türk. 24 September 2016. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "Final Tarihi Belli Oldu" [Finale Date Set]. NTV.com.tr (in Turkish). Istanbul: NTV MSNBC. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "Kiralık Aşk Final Bölümü, Son Bölümde Ağlatan Sahne" [Final Episode of Kiralık Aşk, Affective Scene in the Last Episode]. Sporx.com. 20 January 2017. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
Elçin Sangu ve Barış Arduç son bölüme yine damga vurdu. Kiralık Aşk'ın son bölümü nefesleri kesti. [Elçin Sangu and Barış Arduç Made Their Marks on the Final Episode. The Finale of Kiralık Aşk Was Breathtaking.]
- "42. Pantene Altın Kelebek Ödülleri Sahiplerini Buldu" [42nd Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards]. Hürriyet (in Turkish). Istanbul. 30 November 2015.
- "Elçin Sangu'dan Altın Kelebek Açıklaması" [Press Statement from Elçin Sangu Regarding Golden Butterfly]. NTV.com.tr (in Turkish). Istanbul: NTV MSNBC. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "Sevgilimin Zekâsına Hayranım" [I Am a Fan of My Boyfriend's Intelligence]. Hürriyet (in Turkish). Istanbul. 3 September 2015. Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
- "'İhanete Uğramak Kabusum': Güzel Oyuncu Elçin Sangu, HT MAGAZİN'e Konuştu" ['Betrayal Is My Nightmare': Beautiful Actress Elçin Sangu Talks to HT MAGAZIN]. HaberTürk (in Turkish). Istanbul. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015.
- "Elçin Sangu". Hürriyet. Istanbul. 11 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "Saçınız Sağlıkla Uzasın". Vogue. Doğuş Media Group. 15 June 2016.
- "Elçin Sangu Şampuan Reklamı 1 Milyon Lira". Hürriyet. 12 February 2016. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- Kırdemir, İnan (30 September 2016). "Boyner'in Popüler Yüzü: Elçin Sangu". Vogue Turkey. Doğuş Media Group. Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
- "Elçin Sangu ile İbrahim Çelikkol aynı proje üzerinde!". Haber10. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- "Başrollerini Elçin Sangu ve Barış Arduç'un paylaştığı Mutluluk Zamanı'nın ilk fragmanı yayınlandı". Box Office Türkiye. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
- "Barış Arduç ve Elçin Sangu ikilisi dönüyor (Yanımda Kal)". NTV. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
- "Barış Arduç ve Elçin Sangu "Gitme Sen!"de Yeniden Bir Araya Geliyor!". Beyazperde.com. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
- Aytekin Teker (3 September 2015). "İşte Elçin Sangu'nun sevgilisi" [Here is Elçin Sangu's lover]. Habertürk. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
- "Elçin Sangu'nun sevgilisi Yunus Özdiken öpüşme sahnesine uyuz oldu" [Elçin Sangu's lover Yunus Özdiken got upset with the kissing scene]. Milliyet. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
- "Elçin Sangu'nun sevgilisinden Barış Arduç'a şok gönderme!" [Shock reference from Elçin Sangu's lover to Barış Arduç]. Vatan. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
- "Erçel'i Elçin Sangu Takip Etti". Sözcü. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "Instagram'da En Fazla Takipçisi Olan 21 Türk Ünlü". Sabah. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
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