Born July 5th 1965
Reha’s full name is Ragip Reha Ozcan and he was born in Bingol. He is one of four brothers, one of whom is the actor Serhat Ozcan. After completing primary and secondary schools he graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
Reha started his proffesional theatre life in 1987 playing various stage roles. In 1990 and 1991 he worked at The Istanbul Stage Theatre. He then moved to Antalay where he continued his acting career, he also worked as a Director at Akdeniz and Antalya Met Theatre. Moving back to Istanbul he did his final state theatre season in 2016.
His list of acting credits is a long one. He has had over 40 stage roles, directed five plays, and won numerous awards.
His movie and TV career started in 2005. He has made lots of films and several TV series including, Suskunlar, Magnificent Century ( Season 4 ) Fatih ( 2013 ) Karadayi ( season 3 ), Gecenin Kralicesi, Adi Efsane and more recently Bizim Hikaye, where he played a wonderful drunk..a very hard role to get right, which he certainly did.
Reha travels a lot with his acting work and very recently was in the UK at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he did a stage monologue about Gypsy Romans who were persecuted in the 1920’s and 30’s… The daughter of the man he portrayed on stage went to see him act, and said ” That is the first time I have seen my Dad in years ” she was so impressed with his acting talent. His part also got him rave reviews from theatre critics.
Reha is active on Twitter and has many followers, me included. He keeps his private life quiet, although did say that his family visited Edinburgh with him. I love Reha he is great, a really good actor with such an expressive face. His career so far has been mainly theatre and I think that is his first love. I just hope he carries on with more dizi’s in the future.
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