Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, actor and model

He was born in Adana, Turkey, on October 27, 1983.

Astrological sign of Scorpio.

The name Kivanc in Turkish means “pride”.

Son of Erdem and Nurten Tatlıtuğ, who own a traditional bakery with more than 100 years. He has four brothers. His father is of Bosnian descent and his paternal Albanian grandfather. His mother is Turkish from Edirne.

When Kivanc was a teenager his father became ill and they had to move to Istanbul to take care of his health. He thought he had a future but an injury forced him to give up basketball.

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When that possibility was frustrated, his mother wrote him down in a model casting and at age 17 he had his first modeling contract, in 2002. Kivanc was successful and won two prestigious modeling contests “Best Model in Turkey” and “Best Model in the World”. Kivanc conquered the catwalks of Milan and Paris, where he moved and lived until 2004.

Professional Activity

His career in France caught the attention of Turkish producers who called him for the film “The Americans on the Black Sea”, and immediately for his first leading role in the novel Gumus. This series was a huge audience success and for this reason was the first Turkish series sold to the Middle East, thus opening up an important market for the Turkish novel industry.

Kivanc was not content with this success, but decided to study acting professionally and graduated from Istanbul Kültür University. He took private theatre lessons and participated in several theatre plays.

After Gumus, in 2008 he took another important step in his career with the series Ask-I Memnu /Amor Prohibido together with Beren Saat. In 2010 he performed in the Ezel series in a small role as a guest actor. This series was followed by a leading role in the novel Kuzey Güney, along with Buğra Gülsoy. This work earned him the award for Best Turkish Actor of that year. In 2016 he worked on the soap opera Cesur ve Guzel.

His last film “Hadi Be Oglum”, premiered in February 2018 and this year he returned to the TV screen with the series Carpisma accompanied by Elcin Sangu.

More success

Tatlitug has millions of fans abroad, mainly in the Middle East, the Balkans, North Africa, the Turkish Republics and Latin America. He received many honorary awards at film festivals in Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Muscat.

A lo largo de su carrera de actor ha ganado numerosos premios al mejor actor: en 2009 y 2012 Mejor Actor Turco Golden Butterfly TV Awards, en 2012 Mejor Actor de Cine Sadri Alisik Theatre and Cinema Awards, en 2012 18º Golden Lens Award y 2014 el SIYAD-Turkish Film Critics Association Best Actor Award.

En 2017, recibió el premio “Creators of Their Own Miracles Award” Golden Butterfly Awards .

In addition, Kivanc Tatlitug also won the “Best Actor” award from many universities, educational institutions and public institutions around the world.

Off-screen, Kivanc Tatlitug is the world’s youngest UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and continues to work for children.

Kivanc, wife and girlfriends

This Turkish actor has had a good number of romances and relationships and like all, sometimes surrounded by scandals.

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Kivanc y Azra

Since 2002 she was a couple with the Turkish actress Azra Akın, who was Miss World 2002.

Azra and Kivanc separated in 2009 when the actor started an affair with the actress Meltem Cumbul, 14 years older than him.

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Kivanc y Meltem

They were only together for 6 months until Kivanc met İdil Fırat daughter of a millionaire, but this couple didn’t last long either and in 2012 Kivanc came back with Azra for another year.

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Kivanc con Ildil

At last in 2013, Kivanc got engaged with Başak Dizer, stylist and fashion designer who works with the production company Ay Yapım, where he works. After 3 years they were married on February 19, 2016 at the Turkish Embassy in Paris, France, far from the media.

Films and Novels:


2007  Amerikalılar Karadeniz’de 2
2013  The Butterfly’s Dream
2018  Hadi Be Oglum

2005-2007    Gümüş
2006              Acemi Cadı
2007-2008    Menekşe ile Halil
2008-2010    Aşk-ı Memnu
2010              Ezel
2011-2013    Kuzey Güney
2014              Kurt Seyit ve Şura
2016-2017    Cesur ve Güzel
2018              Çarpışma

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Gaye Sokmen Talent Agency


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