BORN: January 1st 1982

STATUS: Single

Feyyaz was born in Mardin, Turkey. He is of Kurdish descent and when his family moved to Istanbul at the age of six Feyyaz could not speak Turkish.

After finishing high school he left home, got his military service and then enrolled at Istanbul Technical University. He studied Folk Dance at the State Conservatory Department. He says that he thought Folk dance would be better for him onstage.

After leaving school he moved over to America for five years, where he studied language and theatre studies in New York. He says himself that he didnt earn a penny until he was 30 years old. He had been acting for free in films and in the theatre. He said that with acting you really need to prove yourself first.

Between 1994 and 2000 he took part in 10 theatre productions. His first movie role was in the movie Photograph directed by Kazim Oz. He has acted in several more films including Song of my Mother (2014). His first dizi was in the his series Icerde. He was only in the series for seven episodes and killed off the female lead character.

He currently plays the role of Arif in the very successful TV series, Kadin. Alongside his co stars Ozge Ozpirincci and Caner Cindoruk it is now going into its third season. He says that he has realised this role has brought him lots of fans and followers, although he feels that its the character of Arif that they love.

Interestlingly he auditioned for the series Kara Sevda but was given the role in Icerde my the same producer. He said on his social media while he was in Icerde his followers were mostly men. Now in Kadin the majority are women. Everyone wants an Arif in their life. He confesses that he used to be very critical of dizi actors in the past, but now having worked as one he has huge respect for the amount of work thats done. He has won four Best Actor awards throughout 2014/15 for his film work.

Feyyaz has one of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen. He is a very talented actor and is in a very good series at the moment that is getting excellent veiwing figures in Turkey but is also very popular internationally. Like he says his social media, Instagram especially has exploded over the past two seasons of Kadin. His images are mostly proffesional of himself preferring to keep his private life out of the spotlight.

Even though Kadin is still going for at least one more season, Feyyaz is an actor that I will be following in the future.

WRITTEN BY: Rachel Labidi



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