Okan Yalabik

Okan Yalabık (born 13 December 1978 in Bigadiç, Balıkesir) is a Turkish actor, well known for his role as Ibrahim Pasha in Mera Sultan (on air now a days in Pakistan on Geo Kahani), as husband of Selma Ergec (Khazina Sultan) with co stars Meryem Uzerli, Nur Fettahoglu, Pelin Karahan, Nebahat Chehre & Halit Ergench.

Okan Yalabık
Born December 13, 1978 (age 34)
Bigadiç-Balıkesir, Turkey
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkey Turkey
Alma mater Istanbul University State Conservatory
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997-present
Height 184cm


Born on December 13, 1978, Okan Yalabık decided to be an actor during his secondary school years. He was involved in the theatre club activities of his school and then he wanted to a have formal acting education, so he started İstanbul University State Conservatory, Department of Performing Arts. There he was educated by professionals, one of which was Yıldız Kenter, a Turkish actress.
After that, he started his professional career in TV series in 2000, with three major roles that followed. The first one was Serseri in 2003, where he played Ömer Yelkenci, a jobless but warm-hearted young man who fell in love with a rich girl and finally won her heart. In the 2006 Hatırla Sevgili, Okan played Necdet, a romantic, thoughtful and friendly man who owned a patisserie and who fell in love with a girl, who had unfortunately fallen for another man. Yalabık's most recent success of is Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha in Muhteşem Yüzyıl, which granted him the best actor award in 2011.
Yalabık also played in several films, the most recent of which are Pains of Autumn and Hunting Season. In 2011 Okan received the best co-starring actor award for his role (policeman Hasan) in Hunting Season.
As an actor who takes his profession very seriously, Okan has never fallen far from acting on the stage and since his years in the Conservatory, and has been taking part in some plays, among which are The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Dealer’s Choice, The 39 Steps and finally Bayrak (The Flag), which is currently being staged in İstanbul. He received two awards in 2008 and 2009 for stage plays. In 39 Steps, he role-played more than 10 characters because of the special structure of the play.
As Ibrahim Pasha
Okan’s abilities are not limited with acting. He is also a voice actor. He played the main character Po in Turkish localizations of Kung Fu Panda and Kung Fu Panda 2 as well as taking part in the dubbing of a couple of other animations. He also played the Arabic and Colombian Walla in the 2011 PlayStation 3 game Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. He is also known for being involved in numerous television advertisement campaigns.


Year Film/TV Serie/Theatre Role Notes
 ? Sırça Kümes
2000 Yılan Hikayesi Commissar Tayfun TV Serie, 2nd season
2001 Yılan Hikayesi Commissar Tayfun TV Serie, 3rd season
Aşkım Aşkım Tarkancan TV Mini Serie
2002 Yıldızların Altında Engin TV Serie
Zeybek Ateşi Kerem TV Serie
Gülüm Serhat Movie
2003 Serseri Ömer Yelkenci TV Serie
Çaylak Evren TV Serie
Başyapıt The Compositor Short Film
Inishmore'lu Yüzbaşı
2004 Avrupa Yakası Necdet Aygün TV Serie, 1st season
Büyü Cemil Movie
2005 Sensiz Olmuyor Can TV Serie
Çapkın Özgür TV Serie
Sen Ne Dilersen Stavro Movie
Kumarbazın Seçimi Carl Theatre
2006 Hatırla Sevgili Necdet TV Serie, 1st season
Arka Sokaklar Özgür TV Series, 5th season
Kumarbazın Seçimi Carl Theatre
Kabuslar Evi: Hayal-i Cihan Burak/Cihan Movie
İlk Aşk Rasim Movie
2007 Hatırla Sevgili Necdet TV Serie, 2nd season
Kumarbazın Seçimi Carl Theatre
39 Basamak
Donkey Xote
Turkish Voice
2008 Hatırla Sevgili Necdet TV Serie, 3rd season
Kumarbazın Seçimi Carl Theatre
39 Basamak
Kung Fu Panda Po Turkish Voice
Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber
Turkish Voice
2009 Bu Kalp Seni Unutur Mu? Kerim TV Serie, 1st season
Güz Sancısı Stavro Movie
2010 Bu Kalp Seni Unutur Mu? Kerim TV Serie, 2nd season
Umut Yolcuları Erhan Gül TV Serie, 12th episode
PesPese Kaan Movie
Av Mevsimi Çömez Hasan Movie
2011 Bir İlkbahar Masalı Melih Movie
Muhteşem Yüzyıl Pargalı Hasodabaşı İbrahim Pasha TV Serie, 1st season
2012 Muhteşem Yüzyıl Pargalı Hasodabaşı İbrahim Pasha TV Serie, 2nd season


  1. Such a great actor so involving and versatile love him

  2. I stop to watch mera sultan after Okan (ibrahim pasha),he was the main reason to watch great actor who knows how to entertain,and I saw the original version of Muhtesam yuzil and what can I say about his original voice oh so powerful and full of expressions,a treat to hear and watch,Pray for his success God bless him

  3. Okan Yalabık is the best thing that may ever happen to me through the tv screen.he's genius actor Pargali Ibrahim's character was very complex and difficult but he played it with incredible ingenuity hats off .And you should hear his original voice not dubbed one Yes his abilities are not limited with acting his voice is very expressive and after hearing you'll amaze that how skillfully he can use his voice,phenomenal actor handsome personality after reading and searching I find him very modest yet knowledgeable and well educated he knows what to do and what to say,he respects his fans and interact with them through social media,I'm v happy to know him.his loyal fan ;)

  4. Love him ya his voice is very captivating watch this

  5. I don't want to see mera sultan after Okan ,he is something A great expressive actor with stylish personality you are right guys I also adore his voice.love him and miss him.

  6. I watch the original version and I have to say that Okan has done a fantastic unforgettable job superb acting perfect dialogue delivery,great expressions with expressive powerful voice Ah and how can I forget his romance he's a great romantic hero love the way he romance ;))and he has a great stylish personality he knows how to carry himself btw he also won ELLE best STYLISH ACTOR AWARD and best Actor AWARD So he is a complete star with acting abilities,personality and style oomph pleasure to watch him again on screen..

  7. Okan is very good in acting and he is very dashing .he deserves the best really after seeing him I forgot every actor his acting standard is very high and I love his stylish personality and can someone told me about his upcoming serial or any other serial with English subs I'm dying to see his work.....

    1. I heard that he's is doing a new serial with Meryem (hurrem).that would be amazing and interesting pair waiting anxiously

  8. Drama has become so boring and lifeless after Pargali ibrahim pasha ,love this handsome man ..wish I can see him more .

  9. Love this man,handsome,romantic and marvellous in acting OKAN YALABIK always no 1

  10. Love ibrahim Pasha and love this actor...

  11. Okan gives life to Pargali's character unforgettable performance After his death in serial I stop to watch,the man has charisma and style.im waiting for his new serial.

  12. He is a great actor and love his vibrant personality so masculine and powerful okan love you and miss you .

  13. Okan has become my favourite actor he has ability to make any character unforgettable with his handsome presence and stunning powerful voice Guys go and watch original version of mera sultan it's a treat to hear his expressive voice such a versatile actor..

  14. Love ibrahim pasha and Okan come back on screen,missing you

  15. He did a good job in mera sultan. Missing him.


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