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Kenan Imirzalioglu is a vivid example of a hard way that Turkish actors must overcome to gain viewers’ attention both in their own country and far abroad.
The popular actor Kenan Imirzalioglu was born on 18th of June, 1973 in a small Turkish village Uchem.
- The boy went to school at the same village. After finishing the school, he entered a technical Institute. He was fond of exact sciences, so the young man decided to prepare himself for the future profession on the mathematic faculty.
- Kenan would probably become a popular mathematician or a good engineer if his destiny would not changed by the sky. Being a student the young man gained the model business agents’ attention and they offered him to try himself in fashion on different shows.
- Kenan liked the new job very much and presented different Turkish brands successfully on fashion shows, meanwhile participating on commercial shootings and photo sessions. That’s why the young man started thinking about profession changing during study in Istanbul Institute. He took interest in arts besides the mathematics.
- The cinema couldn’t do without such a handsome and vivid, artistic young man. The casting agents noted him and one of them offered Kenan to shoot in series.
- The first and successful work of Imirzalioglu was featuring in TV-novel “Deli Yürek: Bumerang Cehennemi.” The series was shot for a long time – for about four years. But these years seemed to pass very quickly for the beginning actor. He was very passionate with work and gained new experience gratefully.
- Shooting in series was not an obstacle for the young man to continue working as model. He gained many awards and titles for his work. In 2001 handsome man won in the nomination The Best Model of Turkey. But this was the beginning only. Some time later he won The Best Model of the World Award.
- Many famous producers gave attention to Kenan thanks for his successful play in “Deli Yürek: Bumerang Cehennemi” and the first place between the best world models.
Kenan Imirzalioglu’s Acting Career
The series “Deli Yürek: Bumerang Cehennemi” is considered to be the beginning of Kenan Imirzalioglu’s acting career. The series narrates about beautiful and passionate love affair that overcomes every obstacle.
The actor became popular very quickly. He constantly gains interesting proposals from Turkish producers.
The work in “Ezel” series became one of the vivid works of the actor. The picture was shown far abroad the country. This fact helped the casting actors to become popular all over the world and gain fans in many countries.
The role in “Uzun Hikâye” series became an important stage at the actor’s career. The picture was shot in 2012. Imirzalioglu got the chance to confirm his popularity in many countries thanks for his talented play. He was even included into the toplist of the richest and highly paid world actors. Besides, according to the viewers’ opinion, Kenan is one of the brightest and most handsome Turkish male actors.
The Private Life
For a long time Kenan Imirzalioglu didn’t say a word to journalists about his private life and love affairs with women. It was not long ago, when he opened the veil above the secrets that are interesting to the fans so much. To be concrete, the young man told in one of his interviews that he had several love affairs with different actresses and models. But all of them didn’t touch the handsome and attractive actor’s heart. He doesn’t want to trot out his relations with wife, that’s why the couple don’t attends pink tea parties. It is very important for Kenan to protect his family from everything that can disturb it.
Kenan Imirzalioglu’s Filmography
1999 – “Deli Yürek”
2001 – “Deli Yürek: Bumerang Cehennemi,” TV-series
2003 – “Alacakaranlir,” mini-series
2004 – “Yazı Tura”
2005-2007 – “Acı Hayat,” TV-series
2007 – “Son Osmanlı Yandım Ali,” “Kabadayı”
2009-2011 – “Ezel”
2010 – “Ejder Kapanı”
2012 – “Karadayı,” series
2012 – “Uzun Hikâye”
In 2005 the actor won the Golden Ball Award in The Best Actor’s nomination for the film “Yazı Tura.” In 2010 Kenan won the Ismail Cem Television Awards for the shooting in “Ezel” series. This role brought him Golden Butterfly Award.
Some Interesting Facts about the Actor’s Life
- The celebrity’s family was very poor, so Kenan Imirzalioglu worked as a loader to help parents.
- Imirzalioglu’s family brought up several children besides Kenan. But he is the only who have creative profession. His brother and sister don’t related to the cinema at all.
- It is interesting that popular in Turkey and far abroad celebrity doesn’t shame of his peasant origin. He was offered to make a legend about prestigious origin to create a cool image, but Kenan refused for he found nothing shameful in his past times.
- The attractive man, beloved by thousands of female fans, has an interesting hobby. The actor is fond of taking care of flowers. This speaks for the romantic side of his character. Kenan Imirzalioglu prefers to spend his leisure time in the countryside. He reads book and listens to music with pleasure. The popular artist doesn’t interested in pink tea parties. They bore him and he is always hurrying to leave them for his home.