NIHAT ALPTUG ALTINKAYA
Born September 28th 1979
Relationship status – Married with 2 daughters
Nihat was the middle child of the family, born in Karabuk, Turkey, it was there he completed his primary and secondary education along with both his sisters. As a child he was always very sporty and played volleyball in his home town and also in Ankara to a high level. At seventeen years old he was injured and had to give up on the dream of a sports career, and started working as a security guard.
Keeping with his love of fitness he moved to Istanbul and began boxing training whilst again working security at nightclubs. He was talent spotted walking around in Istanbul and his modelling career and then acting career started. He started in commercials for Vodapone, cosmetics and fashion catalogues.
In 2005 he competed in the TV show Fear Factor. His first TV series part was a very small role as Fuat in 1001 Nights ( Binbir Gece ).
He has in total appeared in 14 TV series, including, Menekse ile Halil, Karadayi, Kara Para Ask, Medcezir, Yusek Sosyete, he mostly plays the bad guy but in his current role as Yarbay Erdem Korkmaz in the series Soz, he is most definitely a good guy. He also made three films back in 2009/2010 but none recently.
In 2012 at the age of 33 he competed in the TV show survivor and won…fit guy !
He was married in 2010 to Imre, and has two beautiful daughters Ayshe and Melek. Apparently Nihat likes to collect pyjamas’s, yes pyjamas’s !! he has his own fish restaurant and loves R&B music.
He has 405 thousand followers on his Instagram, me included. I love Nihat by far my favourite Turkish actor. Talented, sporty, and a great family man. Nihat has always played supporting roles in series, even though in Soz he is one of the main characters, I would love to see him as the lead character.
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Written By : Rachel Labidi