He was born in the village Yiğitler (today Sorsavuş) of Boğazlıyan district of Yozgat Province. Following his gold medal win at the 1948 London Olympics, Nasuh Akar became European and World champion. In 1952, he retired from active wrestling and served then as trainer.
He died on 18 May 1984. His wife Ayşe Akar succeeded him. A training sports hall in Eskişehir, opened in 1994, is named after Nasuh Akar.