Necati Şaşmaz

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Necati Şaşmaz
Born Muhammed Necati Şaşmaz
(1971-12-15) December 15, 1971 (age 45)
Harput, Elâzığ, Turkey
Occupation Actor

Muhammed Necati Şaşmaz (born 15 December 1971) is a Turkish actor, best known for playing the lead role of Polat Alemdar in the popular television series Kurtlar Vadisi (Valley of the Wolves) and its movie spin-offs, including Kurtlar Vadisi Irak (Valley of the Wolves Iraq).[1]

Necati Şaşmaz was born to a family of Zaza origin in Harput, Elazığ, Turkey, as the oldest son of Abdülkadir Şaşmaz.[2] He studied Tourism and Hotel Management, both in Turkey and in Canada. He lived in the United States for six years before returning to Turkey for a visit to his parents. He had planned to return to the U.S. on 11 September 2001, but the September 11 attacks on that same day led him to cancel his flight and continue life in Turkey.[citation needed]

In Istanbul, Necati Şaşmaz met renowned Turkish director Osman Sınav, who offered him the leading role in the Valley of the Wolves. He played the fictional character Polat Alemdar in the series and in the movie. He currently plays in another spin-off of the original series titled Kurtlar Vadisi: Pusu (Valley of the Wolves: Ambush).

He is married to Nagehan Kaşıkçı, who is the niece of a former Kurtlar Vadisi.

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