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Who is Burak Ozcivit?
Born on December 24, 1984 in Istanbul, Turkey, Burak Ozcivit is a model as well as an actor, best known for his work in television series such as “Kara Sevda” and “Calikusu”. In recent years, he has become known for his work in the show “Kurulus: Osman”. He has won numerous awards during his career both as a model and as an actor.
Burak Ozcivit’s net worth
As of mid-2020, Burak Ozcivit’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, largely earned through a successful career as an actor in Turkey.
He has been in the business since 2006 and also worked as a high-profile model in the mid-2000s. While he still occasionally does modeling projects, he is more focused on acting.
Beginning of early life, education and career
Growing up in Istanbul, Burak considered a career in entertainment from an early age, although he was not sure what specific path he would follow. He attended Kazim Ismen High School and after matriculation, enrolled in Marmara University where he received a degree in photography.
The university is known as one of the more recognized higher education institutions in the country and is the only multilingual university to offer education in five languages.
His studies in photography would later help him after graduation, when he successfully auditioned for a local modeling agency. He quickly gained recognition as a model during his first year, and after only two years of work, he was considered the second best model in the world due to his performance and salary. This opened the door for more opportunities, and the first one he took on was a professional acting role in the series “Eksi 18”, cast in a leading role.
Transition to acting
Ozcivit was given more acting opportunities and he soon left modeling to focus on acting as it was a more lucrative option and something he had always been interested in even growing up. In 2007, he worked on the show “Zoraki Koca” and then made his feature film debut in “Musallat” or “Haunted”. In the horror movie, he plays a man who moves to Berlin, Germany to try and earn money for his wife back home in Turkey. While in Berlin, he suffers numerous paranormal experiences that lead him to seek help. The film was very successful and cemented his status as an actor as it was one of the highest-grossing films in Turkey that year.
In the following years, he continued his work, focusing more on television projects such as in “Baba Ocagi” and “Ihanet”, and established himself more as a television star, especially in the 2010s, taking on fewer film projects . In 2010, he starred in “Kucuk Siriar”, also known as “Little secrets”, featuring several teens whose family and romantic lives lead to a dark, intricate web of secrets.
Burak next acted in ‘Muhtesem Yuzyil’ or ‘The Magnificent Century’, and historical serials based on the longest reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, telling the story of him and the sultanate of women and the influence of women shows during this period.
The sultan’s wife, Hurrem Sultan, was a former slave who would later become a sultan. The show ran for two years and Burak then returned to film and voiced Hasan in “Zarafa”.
In 2013, he was cast in the show “Calikusu” or “Lovebird”, which is based on the novel of the same name, a literary piece that has been adapted numerous times in Turkish media and tells the story of a female teacher in the early 20th century. Unlike other adaptations, the show was never able to complete its story as it was canceled after only one season.
He then turned his attention back to films and worked in “Ask Sana Benzer” and “Kardesim Benim”, appearing as the character Hakan, a role he reprized in the sequel “Kardesim Benim 2”.
In 2015, Ozcivit landed another high-profile role when he was cast in “Kara Sevda”, also known as “Dark Love” or “Endless Love”. The show aired on Star TV and ran for two seasons and a total of 74 episodes. The show focuses on him and his family as he lives among the working class in Istanbul and tells the story from the perspective of a wealthy woman played by Neslihan Atagul Dogulu. The two meet and fall in love through unusual circumstances, but she is destined to marry another to save her business.
He won numerous awards for his work on the show, including a Pantene Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actor, the GQ Men of the Year Awards, and The ONE Objective Awards.
In 2018, he worked on the film “Can Feda”, which won him an award from Yildiz Technical University. He was subsequently cast in “Kurulus: Osmanstars as the titular Osman I, in another historical series, which follows the life of his character who was the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The show features his various struggles as he establishes the empire, with conflicts against the Mongols and Byzantium.
In the mid-2010s, Burak met German-Turkish actress Fahriye Evcen, and the two began a relationship. They worked together on the set of “Calikusu”, and she is also known for her work in “Yaprak Dokumu”, a television adaptation of a novel of the same name written by Resat Nuri Guntekin. They announced their engagement in 2017 while vacationing in Germany. And married a few months later. Numerous celebrities attended their wedding and it also caught media attention when Fahriye wore three different designer wedding dresses for the event. They have a son named Karan together and live in Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey.
|First and last name||Burak Ozcivit|
|Education||University of Marmara|
|TV shows||Magnificent Century, Calikusu, Kara Sevda, Little Secrets, The Accidental Husband, Baba Ocagi|
|Kardesim Benim 2||2017||to film|
|Kara Sevda||2015-2017||TV serials||Kemal Soyer|
|Ask Sana Benzer||2015||Ali|
|Muhtesem Yuzyil||2011||TV serials||Malkocoglu Bali Bey|
|Kucuk Sirlar||2010||TV serials||Cetin|
|Baba ocagi||2008-2009||TV serials||Guven|
|Zoraki koca||2007-2008||TV serials||Omer|
|Beyaz show||2007-2015||TV serials||Himself|