Born:  27th April 1979

Status: Single

Kaan was born in Isparta but moved when very young to Antalya. His mum is an actress, Sacide Tasaner, a very good actress who has had roles in Fatmagul and Kurt Seyit ve Sura. He attended acting lessons when young, and he studied at Selcuk University State Conservatory. He had a keen interest in sports but started to smoke and his fitness decreased. After graduation, he appeared in many stage productions. His first performance onscreen was in the series Buyuk Bulusma. He continued in a few series and then in 2010, the role that really opened his career path was Erdogan Yasaran one of the accused men in Fatmagul’un Sucu Ne, where he acted alongside Engin Ozturk, Engin Akyurek and Beren Saat.

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In 2012 he appeared in Kuzey Guney as Seref. His next role Kemal in the series Kayip, and then in 2014 he got the part of Gundogdu in Resurrection Ertugrul, which tells the story of the early years of the Ottoman empire. He says that while reading scripts and deciding which roles he would like to take, the dialogue of the script is very important as the strength of a character is made by the strength of the dialogue. For his role as Gundogdu, he says it was difficult as this was a person in history who he didn’t have much information about, but he was attracted to the challenge. In preparation for the role, he had to learn to ride a horse which he had never done before, but also how to use a bow and arrow. He says that he got blisters on his fingers and made his hands bleed.

In 2016 he was in the series Rengarenk alongside Selin Sekerci, but they recently split. In 2018 he played Suleman in the series Mehmetcik Kut’ul Amare but only for 7 episodes. Kaan’s new project is a role in the new upcoming Ay Yapim drama Sahin Tepesi, directed by Hilal Saral that will be premiered in November 2018.

Kaan was in a four-year relationship with fellow actress Selin Sekerci, They split earlier in 2018. He was recently pictured with a lady but says this is just a friend from his neighbourhood. Interestingly Kaan says he has two tattoos one on his arm and one on his stomach. He says that he is ” bored  ” of them and would like to get them removed. He has an Instagram account with 47k followers but only posts his professional images. He describes himself as a pet man and has a cat called Murphy, after the American actor Eddie Murphy.

Written By: Rachel Labidi



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