BORN: 9th August 1986

STATUS: Single ( dating Ece Cesmioglu )

Taner was born in Tunceli, he moved to Istanbul when he was 6 years old. His parents went to Switzerland for a while when he was young and he lived with his grandparents. He had a brother that he didnt see for 4 years.

As a high school student he was interested in theatre and 0played in the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Nights Dream. After graduating from school he went to the Bakirkoy Municiplaity Theatre for two years and then went on to the Theatre Department at Istanbul State Conservatory.

While at the conservatory he appeared in a TV production, Kapalicarsi where he played the role of Giyabettin. He then went on to appear in ATV’s series Istanbul’un Altinlari. His first series was in 2005 and since then he has fit quite a lot into his career.

He now mainly acts on screen but still loves his theatre work too. Below is a list of all his TV series appearances.

2005 – Beşinci Boyut
2009 – Kapalı Çarşı (Çaycı Gıyabettin)
2009 – Kül ve Ateş (Hayati)
2011 – İstanbul’un Altınları (Mustafa Erciyes)
2012 – Kayıp Şehir (Sadık)
2012 – Çıplak Gerçek (Deniz)
2013 – Medcezir (Mert Asım Serez)
2013 – Tatar Ramazan (Çoban Ahmet)
2015 – Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (Şehzade Osman)
2017 – Gecelerin Ötesi
2017 – Yüz Yüze (Aleko)
2018 – Dudullu Postası (Tayfur)
2019 – Mucize Doktor (Ali Vefa)

I think most of us will have got to know Taner in Medcezir and Muhtesem Yuzyil:Kosem.  However his career in the past two months has exploded due to his role in the record breaking Mucize Doktor.

Taner plays the role of Ali Vefa. A doctor who has Autism and Savants Syndrome. He has really played this difficult character well. He is supported by a great cast and the series is currently breaking all veiwing ratings in Turkey. Its only on its 8th episode at present.

Ali has really taken his role seriously. He told the producers when offered the show that he wanted to talk to families that deal with Autism and Savant’s. He met the children and their families on many occasions. He researched his role really well.

Taner has also revealed that he has a fear of blood. He says that as when they are filming its all okay as he knows its fake blood, but when they film in real hospitals he switches off. He also did not watch the Korean original version of the series ashe says Turkey’s dynamics are totally different. He left that to the film crew to adapt it for Turkish TV.

Taner is close to his brother who is a mucisian. He loves football and supports Besiktas. He doesnt watch other series but loves the cookery programmes.

Recently after working alongside Reha Ozcan ( Dr Adil ) he has gotten back his interest in theatre work. Taner and Reha get on very well as you can see on the pictures they post. Reha is an amazing screen actor but an even more amazing theatre actor, and is guiding his young friend.

He has 1.1 million followers on Instagram, this number has increase rapidly with his current role in Mucize Doktor. He is a very talented actor and very serious about his work. Im sure that his current series will be around for at least two seasons. Il be watching.

WRITTEN BY: Rachel Labidi



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