FURKAN KALABALIK BIOGRAPHY

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FURKAN KALABALIK BIOGRAPHY

Born: 24th April 1993

Status: Single

Furkan was born in Golcuk, Kocaeli, Turkey. His Dad was a non commissioned officer in the military and so he moved around from city to city. He started his education in Marmaris and then continued it in Ankara. While still at school he loved the arts and used to write, direct and make short films and enter them to competitions. In fourth grade, he can remember entertaining the rest of his Scout Troop when camping by the fire.

He graduated from Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts State Conservatory Theatre Department, after originally starting to study Tourism. He started to appear in commercials for KFC, Lipton, and Volt. His first role on the big screen was in the film Askin GorenGozlere Yoktor. After this, he got his first role in a TV series which was the part of Koray in Istanbullu Gelin, he played this role in season 2 for nine episodes. He then went on to another TV series, Dudullu Postasi in the role of Tiki.

His new upcoming role could be a big break for Furkan. He is to appear in the new series Carpisma that will commence in November 2018. He will act alongside a great cast including Kivanc Tatlitug, Elcin Sangu, Melisa Pamuk and Alperen Duymaz. It is an eagerly awaited series and one that Furkan could find enhances his future roles. He will also work again with Ali Aydin who also wrote some scripts at Istanbullu Gelin.

Furkan likes to listen to music of all genres including Rock and Rap. He has played the guitar, bass guitar and piano since his school days. He loved football and played at a good level until injury and that’s what made him decide to do theatre as a vocation.  He says that he loves to spend time at home, currently Istanbul, but hates shopping.

He admires many fellow actors and says that he would love to work with Haluk Bilinger, Cetin Tekindor, Sener Sen, Jim Carey to name just a few. Furkan is active on social media but only has around 3k followers. I am sure that will all change in the future after Carpisma commences.

Furkan is still very young and just at the start of his career, however, he has already had a couple of good roles and obviously made an impression as now he has the chance to star in a huge series. I will look forward to watching him and also keep an eye on that Instagram account.

Written by: Rachel Labidi

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