BORN: 30th April 1970
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.
He has just finished filming the series Vatanim Sensin where again he starred opposite Berguzar. 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.
Halit is an amazing actor, after playing such a big role as Suliman 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 628k followers.
Written by: Rachel Labidi
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