Farah Zeynep Abdullah

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Farah Zeynep Abdullah
Born (1989-08-17) 17 August 1989 (age 27)
Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present

Farah Zeynep Abdullah (born 17 August 1989) is a Turkish actress.

Private Life[edit]

Farah was born on 17 August 1989, in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey. Her mother, Gülay, is of Turkish origin and her father, Osman, is of Iraqi Turkmen origin. She also has two brothers. Her secondary education was spent at the Lycée Français Saint Michel in Istanbul until her family moved to London where her father worked.[1] Her whole family lives in England while she currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey due to her work commitments.


During her studies at the University of Kent, Abdullah was offered a role in the Turkish series Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki in 2010.[2] She completed 2 full seasons and 79 episodes with that series. She also won the best supporting actress award at the Antalya Television Awards in 2011.

In 2013, she appeared in Yilmaz Erdogan's film Kelebeğin Rüyası ("The Butterfly’s Dream") with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ . It was selected by the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism as Turkey's candidate film for the 2014's Academy Awards.[3][4] For that role, Farah won the award for supporting actress at the 18th Sadri Alışık Cinema and Theatre Awards.

2014 was a very busy year for Farah. She starred in the Turkish film Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi with Engin Akyurek. That movie was released on Valentine's Day. She then starred alongside Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ for second times in the Turkish series Kurt Seyit ve Şura. During the summer of that year there was no rest, she filmed a musical-romantic movie with director Cagan Irmak by the name of Unutursam Fisilda. The role of Hatice\Ayperi won her multiple awards as she stunned audiences with her acting and singing skills.

In 2015 she lent her voice to a dubbed cartoon and the very famous Barbie/Azra ! Also in late 2015 she completed her second film with director Yilmaz Erdogan, she played the role of 'Muazzez' in the movie Eksi elmalar. That movie was released on October 28, 2016 in Turkey and in early November in Europe.

In late July 2016, rumors of Farah joining the famous Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem surfaced on social media. A few days later, it was confirmed that Farah had joined the series. The series' first episode aired on Friday November 18, 2016 on Turkish TV channel FOX.


Year Title Role Director
2010–2012 Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki Aylin Akarsu Talaşoğlu Zeynep Gunay Tan
2014 Kurt Seyit ve Şura Şura (Alexandra Verjenskaya) Hilal Saral
2016–present Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem Princess Farya Bethlen Çağatay Tosun
Year Film Role Director
2013 Kelebeğin Rüyası Mediha Sessiz Yilmaz Erdogan
2014 Bir Küçük Eylül Meselesi Eylül Kerem Deren
2014 Unutursam Fısılda Hatice/Ayperi Cagan Irmak
2015 Barbie Prenses ve Rock Star Princess Azra (Voice) -
2016 Ekşi Elmalar Muazzez Yilmaz Erdogan


For the Unutursam Fisilda movie, Farah performed a total of 6 songs. 'Gel Ya Da Git' and 'Sevdim' were both released with their own video clips. 'Gel Ya Da Git' was a massive hit on YouTube, passing 10 million views in September 2016.

Year Title Project
2014 Eyvah - Nafile - Başka Güzel- Sevdim - Gel ya da git - Bir Mazi Bin Hatıra Unutursam Fisilda


Year Awards Ceremony Category Project Result
2011 2011 Antalya TV Awards Best supporting actress Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki Won
2012 2012 Antalya TV Awards Best supporting actress Nominated
2013 18. Sadri Alışık Theater and cinema Awards Best supporting actress Kelebeğin Rüyası Won
2014 46.SIYAD Awards (Cinema Writers Association) Best supporting actress Won
Elle Style Awards Best style - Nominated
2015 Yıldız technical University Awards Best cinema actress Unutursam Fısılda Won
Maltepe University (Turkish Association of Medical Students) Awards Best actress Won
İstanbul Arel University, Media and Art Awards Best actress Won
GSÜ Galatasary University Awards Best cinema/series actress Won
47.SIYAD Awards (Cinema Writers Association) Best actress Nominated
10.Uludağ University Marconi Awards En Best cinema actress Won
20.Sadri Alışık Theater and cinema Awards En Best cinema actress Nominated
21. Altın Objektif Awards Best cinema actress Unutursam Fısılda Won
KAL Fest Fark Yaratanlar Awards Best actress Unutursam Fısılda Won

Magazine Covers/Interviews[edit]

Magazine Covers
Year Title
2012 ALL Magazine
2014 GQ Turkiye
2014 XOXO The Mag
2016 Film Arasi
2016 Instyle Turkiye
2016 Episode Magazine


  1. ^ Milliyet. "Farah Zeynep Abdullah: Türk sinemasının yeni yıldızı". Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  2. ^ Avrupa Gaztesi. "Farah Zeynep Abdullah Kimdir". Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  3. ^ Variety. "Film Review: 'The Butterfly's Dream'". Retrieved 2014-06-16. 

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