Hazal Kaya

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Leyla Hazal Kaya (born 1 October 1990) is a Turkish actress. Kaya was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She attended Gaziosmanpaşa elementary school and she graduated in 2009 from the Liceo Italiano di Istanbul. She went to Istanbul Bilgi University for her university. She is currently continuing her studies in Istanbul. Her parents who are both lawyers divorced when she was 7 years old. She was introduced to the art and acting world at a very young age, as a child she took ballet and violin lessons for 7 years. Kaya speaks Italian, and English fluently in addition to her native language Turkish. She was also said to be learning her fourth language German.

Profile Name: Hazal Kaya
Height: 5′ 3″
Born: 1st October 1990
Birth Place:  Istanbul, Turkey
Education: Bilgi University
Currently Dating: Ali Atay
Earlier Dated: Alper Saldiran, Cahit Baha Pars
Instagram Profile: https://www.instagram.com/hazalkaya/

Kaya started her acting career in 2007 with TV series Genco. She played Özge (Gülay Erkaya). In 2008, Kaya played Nihal Ziyagil in a modern-day adaptation of the novel Aşk-ı Memnu written by Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil. She had her first cinematic debut in Selçuk Aydemir’s movie Çalgı Çengi in 2011. At the same time she took lessons from Ayla Algan in drama. She then joined Ümit Çırak Modern Acting Techniques Workshop and took acting lessons from Ümit Çırak himself.

Kaya played in the first two seasons of TV series titled Adını Feriha Koydum as Feriha Yılmaz Sarrafoğlu (2011). She played the role of a porter’s daughter trapped between two lives that falls in love with the most popular student at her university, a rich and handsome boy “Emir Sarrafoğlu” (Çağatay Ulusoy). The series had one of the highest TV ratings in Turkey. Later, together with her mother Ayşegül Kaya, she appeared in the commercials for Bingo. In late 2012, she left the cast of Adını Feriha Koydum and starred in a new series called Son Yaz Balkanlar 1912, portraying the character Emine. However, the series ended after a few episodes due to low ratings. She later appeared in the 2013 series A.Ş.K and played the character of Azra Özak, a tennis coach. That series also ended after 13 episodes. In 2015 she appeared in Maral: En Güzel Hikayem opposite Aras Bulut İynemli. She played the leading character Maral Erdem. Her latest TV show is Bizim Hikaye (in English: Our Story) which is the Turkish version of American TV series Shameless. In this TV show Kaya plays Filiz, opposite the Turkish TV actor Burak Deniz.

Kaya is one of Turkey’s highest-paid actresses. Ichaps, having chosen the most important names of 2014 in many categories, included Hazal Kaya among the “most influential names in the world” and granted her the medal of international excellence in the category of artists. According to the results of a survey conducted on the United Arab Emirates-based MBC channels which ranked Turkish series and special programs, she ranked 4th on the list of most admired Turkish women artists. At the same time, official surveys covering the August 2010 – August 2015 period, taken in 35 different countries, placed her 6th on the list of 10 most popular actresses. She was also the only Turkish recipient of the “Lebanon Awards 2015” award. According to the results obtained from 35 different countries between May 2011 and May 2016, Kaya was the 6th most popular actress. In May 2016, she rose to number five on the list. The website World’s Most Beautifuls ranked her fifth on the list of 10 most beautiful women of 2016.

Movies And TV Series

Movies

YearTitleRole
2011Çalgı ÇengiYoung girl at the warehouse
2011Behzat Ç. Seni Kalbime GömdümBerna Ç.
2011Ay Büyürken UyuyamamHülya
2012Bu Son OlsunLale
2013Mavi DalgaArzu
2014İtirazım VarZeynep Bulut
2016Kırık Kalpler BankasıAslım

Television

YearTitleRole
2006–2007Acemi CadıPelin
2006Taşların SırrıBengü
2006–2008SılaBerrin
2007–2008GencoÖzge (Gülay Erkaya)
2008-2010Aşk-ı MemnuNihal Ziyagil
2011–2012Adını Feriha KoydumFeriha Yılmaz Sarrafoğlu
2012Son Yaz-Balkanlar 1912Emine
2013A.Ş.K.Azra Özak
2015MaralMaral Erdem
2017–presentBizim HikayeFiliz

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