Ekin was born in Manavagat, Antalya. His full name is Ismet Ekin Koc. His brother Yetkin is five years younger than Ekin, and Ekin chose the name of his brother. While preparing for his student selection exam he along with his family moved to Istanbul. After college, he studied Business Administration at Bilgi University. While there he also studied acting with the wonderful Vahide Percin.
His first main onscreen role was in the series Sana Bir Sir Verecegim he played a thief with the power of invisibility. This was his big breakthrough. The cast of the series performed the song Sevsek Mi? Which featured on artist Bora Cengiz’s album. The first movie he appeared in was Senden Bana Kalan for which he received an award. He also in 2016 appeared in the British film Ali and Neno.
In 2015 he played Sultan Ahmed in Magnificent Century for 2 seasons. His most recent series was Hayat Sirlari where he played the role of Burak Ozer. Again making him very popular. And opening up a whole new fan base.
In his spare time, he likes Basketball, Chess, Tennis, Football and has guitar lessons. He is active on social media and has 362k followers.
He has just finished filming a movie Sampiyon about a champion jockey in which he has a relationship with actress Farah Zeynep Abdullah.