Engin Öztürk was born on September 28th 1986 in Eskişehir, Turkey. He has three older siblings. His father was a soldier in the Turkish military. Engin wanted to be in the military like his father, he even attended a military highschool. In 2003, he enrolled in the Air Force Academy but when he realized that a military profession was not for him, he decided to pursue his passion in dramatic arts. In 2008, he started his theatre studies at the University of Hacettepe. A few later he graduated from the Conservatory Theatre Department.
In 2010, his acting career started. Engin first acted in the series Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? (2010-2012). His acting career kicked off successfully when he played the character of ‘Şehzade Selim’ in season 4 of the popular series Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2013-2014). Engin acted alongside Halit Ergenç, Mehmet Günsür, Pelin Karahan, Aras Bulut İynemli, and Tolga Sarıtaş. Engin become one of Turkey’s most influential and talented actors of his generation. Engin continued to act in different series such as Hayat Yolunda (2014-2015) and Hatırla Gönül (2015) until he landed a leading role in Yüksek Sosyete (2016), he played the role of ‘Kerem’. He acted alongside Hazar Ergüçlü, Meriç Aral and Mehmet Ozan Dolunay. I really enjoyed Yüksek Sosyete and Engin’s acting was very impressive. Engin is one of those actors that can play any role given to him whether the character is good or bad. He has definitely improved over the years and seems to get more talented. Earlier this year he acted in Diriliş Ertuğrul.
When it comes to his social life, Engin is a little private. He is currently single but in the past he dated actress İdil Fırat and TV reporter Nazlı Çelik.
Unfortunately Engin lost his older sister last year in March. Berrin died due to a heart-attack at the age of 44. It was a difficult time for him and his family. Some of his closest friends attended the funeral including Aras Bulut İynemli.
Engin plays sports such as volleyball and basketball. He loves animals and has a dog and cat.
Engin is good friends with Nazlı Çelik and very close friends with fellow actors Aras Bulut İynemli and Tolga Sarıtaş from their old acting days in Muhteşem Yüzyıl. He is one talented actor. He has the potential and skills to become one of the greatest. Till now, my favourite role of his is ‘Kerem’ in Yüksek Sosyete (2016). Looking forward to seeing him in future projects.
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Written By : Raghad A.K