Halit Ergenç

Halit Ergenç (born 30 April 1970 in İstanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actor. well known for his role Sultan Suleiman in drama Magnificent Century (Mera Sultan) done next to Meryem Uzerli (Hurrem Sultan) & Nur Fettahoglu (Mahedoran Sultan) in Pakistan.

Halit Ergenç
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Born Halit Ergenç
April 30, 1970 (age 43)
İstanbul, Turkey
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996-present
Spouse(s) Bergüzar Korel (2009-present)
Children Ali Ergenç

With his wife and children

Halit Ergenç was born as the son of actor Sait Ergenç on 30 April 1970 in İstanbul. He completed his secondary education at Beşiktaş Atatürk High School in 1989 and entered İstanbul Technical University to study Marine Engineering. He left after one year to study opera at Mimar Sinan University and supported himself working as a computer operator and marketer. He briefly worked as a backing vocalist and dancer for Ajda Pekkan and Leman Sam.
In 1996, Ergenç began acting at the Dormen Theatre and had his first leading role in the musical The King and I. He established himself on television with his part in the series Kara Melek. He continued working in theatre with such plays as Kiss Me, Kate, Tatlı Charity, Beni Seviyor, Kral ve Ben, Amphitrion 2000, Evita, Hayalet and Ötekiler and Şarkılar Susarsa. Following appearances in the series Köşe Kapmaca and Böyle mi Olacaktı, he went to New York and acted in the musical The Adventures of Zak.
Click when Ali born
In 2000, he acted in the films Hiç Yoktan Aşk and Ölümün El Yazısı and then the series Dedem, Gofret ve Ben and Zerda where she starred opposite Ece Uslu. Then, he had appearances in a number of plays such as ''Bugün Git Yarın Gel, Popcorn, Arapsaçı and Sevgilime Göz Kulak Ol. In 2004], he starred in the series Aliye with Sanem Çelik and Nejat İşler.
In 2005 and 2006, Ergenç acted in the films Babam ve Oğlum directed by Çağan Irmak, The Net 2.0, Tramway and İlk Aşk. Beginning in 2006, he starred as Onur Aksal in the hit series Binbir Gece which was on air until 2009. During this period he also had roles in the films Devrim Arabaları and Acı Aşk. Ergenç also starred as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the film Dersimiz Atatürk. He is currently starring in the hit series Muhteşem Yüzyıl (Magnificent Century)
Click from Mera Sultan with Nur

Personal life

He is married to actress Bergüzar Korel with whom he has a son. He has stated that he likes Zeki Demirkubuz's style and Ferzan Özpetek's emotion, but prefers to work the most with Reha Erdem and Çağan Irmak who he describes as both young and talented directors.


As an actor

Years Films Roles Notes
1996 Tatlı Kaçıklar

1996 Kara Melek

1997 Böyle mi Olacaktı

1998 Gurbetçiler

2000 Ölümün El Yazısı

Hiç Yoktan Aşk

2001 Dedem, Gofret ve Ben

2002 Kumsaldaki İzler

Zeybek Ateşi



2003 Baba

Esir Şehrin İnsanları


2004 Aliye

2005 The Net 2.0

Babam ve Oğlum

2006 İlk Aşk

Binbir Gece Onur Aksal
2008 Devrim Arabaları

2009 Acı Aşk

2010 Dersimiz: Atatürk Atatürk

2011 Muhteşem Yüzyıl Suleiman the Magnificent
From Mera Sultan with Meryem