Born on 30th May 1991
Tolga Sarıtaş was born on May 30th 1991 in Istanbul, Turkey. When it comes to his family, Tolga is very private. He has a brother and a sister. Tolga studied buisness and theatre in university. He completed two theatre programs to further his studies and improve in acting. He was part of the Esenyurt Municipal Theatre.
Tolga is a talented actor and musician. He has always been interested in music. He has recorded few songs, he plays the guitar and drums. When he was in high school, he was in a band. Tolga has a wide range of taste in music ranging from different artists from all around. He enjoys listening to Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Black Keys.
Despite his love for music, he wanted to pursue a career in acting. His acting career started in 2008, he was 17 years old. Tolga Sarıtaş became a well-known actor when he acted the role of ‘Şehzade Cihangir’ in Muhteşem Yüzyıl (2013-2014). From then his acting career kicked off successfully and he acted in several projects. In 2015 he became successful when he acted in Güneşin Kızları (2015-2016) as ‘Ali Mertoğlu’. In 2017, he played the male lead role in the film ‘Kötü Çocuk’. Tolga Sarıtaş became well-known all over the world for his great talent as he played the role of ‘Ali Mertoğlu’. He was nominated few times and won few awards for his various roles.
Tolga became more successful and showcased his great talent when he began acting in SÖZ. Since 2017, Tolga has been the leading actor, playing the role of the main character ‘Yavuz Karasu’. For any who have watched his previous projects and his present role as ‘Yavuz’ in SÖZ can agree that this is his best role till yet. Absolutely a talented and versatile actor. He has gained more recognition and definitely has the admiration to get better and better. In my opinion, I believe this is greatest role this far. I have seen his previous projects but I feel he has showcased his talent, passion and skills to the best of his ability in SÖZ. He definitely has improved.
For his performance in SÖZ, Tolga Sarıtaş has been nominated many times and won several awards at different awards ceremonies. In May 2017, he won the award for ‘Best Actor’ at the Türkiye Gençlik Ödülleri (Turkey Youth Award).
In December 2017, he won the award for ‘Best Actor’ at the Pantene Altın Kelebek Ödülleri (Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards). So far in 2018, he has won the award for ‘Series Actor of the Year’ at the Zer Altın Palmiye Ödülleri (Golden Palm Awards). In May 2018, he won the award for ‘Best Actor of the Year’ at the İnternet Medyası Yılın En İyileri. Tolga’s talent speaks for itself. These awards are another way that showcase his amazing talent and ambition. He truly has become a talented and successful actor.
In November 2017, Tolga appeared in İpana&OralB commercial and sang a special song titled ‘Sen Gülünce Çok Güzelsin’. A really catchy song. In December 2017, Tolga recorded a new version of ‘Gesi Bağları’ with the assistance of Atakan Ilgazdağ (SÖZ music composer). The song was played in SÖZ episode 27. It was very nice. He has a beautiful, soothing voice. He also sang few songs in Güneşin Kızları.
In March 2018, Pepsi Türkiye announced Tolga Sarıtaş as the new brand face for Pepsi Max. He appeared in their newest advertisement and sang ‘Dönence’.
For months now there have been several speculation and rumours that he and his co-star Aybüke Pusat are dating. They both have been asked by reporters and both have said that they are just ‘very good friends’. In almost every interview, reporters ask him if he has s girlfriend and he always says ‘no’. He says when he does have a girlfriend he will hold her hand and show her to the media. Until we hear him introducing a girl as his girlfriend, all the relationship rumors circulating him should be put to an end. In an interview, he said he is not in a rush for that and that he is focusing on his career. But that he does believe in true love but he has not found it yet. He has many friends girls and guys in his close group of friends.
Tolga Sarıtaş is known to be close friends with Aras Bulut İynemli, Engin Akyürek, Özgür Çevik, Genco Özak and Bige Önal.
The future is very bright for the young talented and successful Tolga Sarıtaş. I have to say, I am very proud of him and all that he has achieved so far.
Written by: Raghad A.K