Halit Ergenc Biography

BORN: 30th April 1970

STATUS: Married.

Halit was born and raised in Istanbul. He studied Marine Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He then graduated from Operetta and Musical Theatre Departments of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

To support himself during this time he worked as a backing vocalist for a short while. It was 1996 when he got his first acting part in the Musical The King and I. Up until 2005 he played in various theatre roles, even had a role in New York.

Between 2005 and 2009 he had various film roles. And also starred in the series Aci Ask. He met his future wife Berguzar during this period while acting with her in Binbir Gece. The most famous role he has played and catapulted him into worldwide attention was as Suleiman the Magnificent in the hit series Magnificent Century. He played the role from 2011 to 2014. I adored that series.

In his last series he played opposite his wife Berguzar in the historical series Vatanim Sensin  As is probably obvious with his theatre background Halit not only has a very nice and distinctive speaking voice, he also is a very accomplished and talented singer…check out Youtube for a video.

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He has a new role in a series called Babil which started in January 2020. He  acts alongside Asli Enver and Birce Akala. A new season started in September 2020. He is reunited with Onur Saylak ( Vatanim Sensin ) as Onur replaces the character previously played by Ozan Guven.

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Berguzar has recently gave birth to a baby called Han. They already have a son called Ali. Ali at his own requests prefers to be kept away from the public eye. The couple were recently interviewed and have been all together enjoying family life. They both speak excellent English and do many interviews in the language.

Halit is an amazing actor, after playing such a big role as Suleyman you would maybe think that you couldn’t imagine him acting as anything else. But he is so versatile. He is active on social media and has an Instagram account with 789k followers. His images are a mix of his professional and personal life.


1996 Tatlı Kaçıklar
1996 Kara Melek
1997 Böyle mi Olacaktı
1998 Gurbetçiler
2000 Hiç Yoktan Aşk
2001 Dedem, Gofret ve Ben
2002 Kumsaldaki İzler
Zeybek Ateşi
Zerda Devran
2003 Baba
Esir Şehrin İnsanları
2004 Aliye Sinan Karahan Leading role
2006 Binbir Gece Onur Aksal Leading role
2011–2014 Muhteşem Yüzyıl Suleiman the Magnificent Leading role
2016–2018 Vatanım Sensin Cevdet Leading role
2020– Babil İrfan Tuna Saygun Leading role
2020 Rise of Empires: Ottoman Narrator 6 episodes
2020 Menajerimi Arayın Himself Guest role

Written by: Rachel Labidi



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