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Tuba Büyüküstün

Tuba BüyüküstünTuba Büyüküstün, born on the 5th of July, 1982 is a Turkish actress and child rights advocate. Considered as one of the most beautiful and talented Turkish actresses, Büyüküstün is the recipient of several awards, including five Televizyon Dizisi Awards. She is one of Turkey's most popular and highest-paid actresses.

Büyüküstün studied costume design and stage decoration at the Mimar Sinan University. On the 28th of July 2011, she married the Turkish actor Onur Saylak in Paris, France.

In January 2012, she gave birth to twin girls Maya and Toprak. But, unfortunately the couple split on 5 June 2017.

She is the only child of her family and ever since her childhood she was addicted to drawing.

Following appearances in television commercials, Büyüküstün made her television series debut in 2003 on the last four episodes of Sultan Makamı, directed by Aydın Bulut and broadcast on Channel D.

Her next series role was Zarife on Çemberimde Gül Oya, directed by Çağan Irmak, broadcast on Channel D in 2004.

That same year, she portrayed the title character in the television movie Gülizar.

Tuba BüyüküstünIn 2005, she appeared in the series Ihlamurlar Altında, directed by Aydın Bulut, and played Aysun in the film Babam ve Oğlum, directed by Çağan Irmak.

Büyüküstün played a teacher in the 2006 movie Sınav [The Exam], where she had the opportunity to act alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Her next role was the title character in the 2007–2009 television drama Asi, alongside Murat Yıldırım and Çetin Tekindor, directed by Cevdet Mercan.

In 2010, her first leading role in cinema was Esma in Yüreğine Sor by Yusuf Kurçenli. Following this, she acted with Cansel Elçin in the series Gönülçelen.

At the end of 2012, she starred alongside İlker Aksum in the dramatic series 20 Dakika (20 Minutes), a performance that earned her a nomination for the 42nd International Emmy Award for Best Actress.

Büyüküstün starred alongside Engin Akyürek in the 2014–15 series Kara Para Aşk (Black Money Love).

Her next series, which according to schedules began broadcast on 10 November 2016, is titled Cesur ve Güzel (Brave and Beautiful). She starred as the female lead, opposite Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ.

Tuba BüyüküstünTuba majored in Costume & Design at the Mimar Sinan University of the Fine Arts from where she graduated in the year of 2004.

That year also brought along her first acting part as she starred in the successful TV show, Cemberimde Gül Oya, portraying the character of 'Zarife'.

This was her first acting experience and a strong start to a successful acting career.

The following year she was awarded 'Best Actress' at the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro International TV Festival for her portrayal of 'Gülizar', in the TV movie, Gülizar.

In 2005, Tuba starred in the television series; Ihlamurlar Altinda, in which she gave life to the character 'Filiz'. This show became extremely successful not only in Turkey, but in many Middle Eastern countries.

Between 2007 and 2009, Tuba portrayed the leading character of 'Asiye' in the hit TV show, Asi.

Asi was later nominated as the Best Soap Opera at the 51 Monte Carlo Television Festival.

Soon she went on to act in a number of highly successful television shows such as; Gonülcelen, 20 Minutes, Black Money Love, and The Brave and the Beautiful.

Tuba BüyüküstünThe movies she starred in are; Sinav (Omer Faruk Sorak), My Father and My Son (Cagan Irmak), Ask Your Heart (Yusuf Kurcenli), Memories of the Wind (Ozcan Alper), Tight Dress (Hiner Saleem).

Movies Tuba is in that are currently in post-production are; More (Onur Saylak) and Istanbul Red (Ferzan Ozpetek) .

Her talented performances in her movies and television shows have guaranteed Tuba her place in the acting world as well as allowing her to reach out to large masses of viewers all over the world.

With her performance as 'Melek', in 20 Minutes (2013), Tuba was nominated 'Best Actress' at the 42 International Emmy Awards, which makes her the first ever EMMY nominee to come from Turkey.

Tuba has also won the 'Best Actress Award' at the 14th International Giuseppe Sciacca Awards held in Vatican City.

Tuba is also a UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador who works as an advocate for Children's Rights.

Her hobbies are painting, horse riding, sculpting, driving cars and skiing.

"I have enough intelligence to realize that beauty alone is nothing at all, and has no value."

Tuba Büyüküstün"It is difficult to differentiate because every time I create a new character for each role I play and they are all a part of me.

I appreciate and enjoy each of my roles because I love what I do. So, whenever I have a script, I study it deeply before I play that particular role."

"I live my private life in a normal way and usually enjoy my moments of relaxation by reading books, cooking and love to spend most of time with my family, my friends and my relatives."

"In fact, I have never dreamt of becoming an actress. As a kid, I thought about a different job every week. One week I dreamt of becoming a doctor, another week an engineer, but becoming an artist was anything but a dream for me. But apparently fate decided otherwise and it just happened."

"I adore designing everything that is new in this life. And, I still wish to act on stage, as well as be able to design the stage and its decoration."

There is no need to become a singer since there are so many talented and professional singers who have wonderful voices.

A smiling man has already seduced me - honestly the smile is one of the first things which attracts me to a man.

Tuba BüyüküstünThere is no justification for any plastic surgeries except in the case of deformities, as for all the rest, I am totally against it. I cannot find any justification for those who resort to it.

I still consider that the greatest grace is that I am at peace with my body and my soul. I repeat this advice to everyone that they also have to be at peace with their bodies and their souls.

Simplicity and spontaneity mainly - I think that the combination of both them together is the secret of authentic beauty and elegance.

During the marriage ceremony we weren't an actor and an actress but just a man and a woman.

If I hadn't been an actress I would have exercised in the area of my specialization - design. But I adore performing roles in series. Honestly , I am very happy because I became an actress.

Tuba Büyüküstün was appointed as UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador as an advocate for child rights all around the world since 2014 by UNICEF Turkey.

She participates a global UNICEF campaign called No Lost Generation to raise awareness of Syrian refugee children's needs in Turkey and the other countries in the region.

Tuba BüyüküstünTuba was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress for the film 20 Minutes [20 Dakika] at the 42nd INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS in New York City in 2014.

20 Minutes is the story of a married couple Melek and Ali, the parent of two beautiful children, who love each other to death and risk their lives for each other.

One day, their perfect life turns upside down with the arrest of Melek for attemped murder. Everything starts after Melek is sentenced to life prison where Ali becomes obsessed with the idea of breaking his wife out of jail and decides to save Melek against all odds.

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Filmography

Films
Year Title Role
2005 Babam ve Oğlum Aysun
2006 Sınav Zeynep Erez
2010 Yüreğine Sor Esma
2015 Orman Zeynep
2015 Rüzgarın Hatıraları Zepur
2015 Dar Elbise Helin
2016 İstanbul Kırmızısı Neval
Telefilms
Year Title Role Played
2004 Gülizar Gülizar
2005 Aşk Yolu Deniz
TV Series
Year Title Role
2003 Sultan Makamı Nesrin
2004 Çemberimde Gül Oya Zarife
2005–2007 Ihlamurlar Altında Filiz Tekiner
2007–2009 Asi Asiye "Asi" Kozcuoğlu
2009 Beni w Benak Herself (guest appearance)
2010–2011 Gönülçelen Hasret
2013 20 Dakika Melek Halaskar
2014–2015 Kara Para Aşk Elif Denizer
2016–2017 Cesur ve Güzel Sühan Korludağ
Brand Endorsement
Year Brand Notes
2000 Colin's TV advertisement (Europe–Turkey)
2001 Kremini TV advertisement (Turkey)
2002 Molped
2007–2013 Pantene
2008 Lamees and Mohannad perfume TV advertisement (Middle East) (with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ)
2010 Maximum Card TV advertisement (Turkey)
2010–2014 Pantene TV advertisement (Middle East)
2012–2013 TV advertisement (Azerbaijan)
2014–2015 Molfix TV advertisement (Middle East)

Awards

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Serbia and Montenegro International TV Festival Bar Best Actress Gülizar Won
2007 Istanbul University IT Awards Best Actress Ihlamurlar Altında Won
2008 Istanbul University Computer Club Awards Best Actress Asi Won
2010 Marmara University Math Club Success Awards Most Successful Actress Yüreğine Sor Won
Radio–Television Journalists Association Media Oscars Best Actress of the Year Gönülçelen Won
Journal of Politics Best of the Year Awards Television Actress of the Year Won
atvdiziler.com Prestige Awards Best Actress Won
TelevizyonDizisi.com Awards Best Actress Won
DiziFilm.com Oscars Best Drama Actress Won
AyakliGazete.com Television Stars of the Year Best Actress Won
2011 TelevizyonDizisi.com Awards Best Actress Won
Elle Style Awards Turkey Elle Style Actress Won
2013 TUROB Successful Turkish Series Honorary Award Ihlamurlar Altında Won
KARVAK (Black Sea Foundation) Best of The Year Best Actress of the Year 20 Dakika Won
TelevizyonDizisi.com Awards Best Actress Won[22]
2014 International Emmy Awards Best Actress Nominee Nominated
Electrical Electronics and Service Exporters Association Cultural Service Awards Stars of the Export Kara Para Aşk Won
TelevizyonDizisi.com Awards Best Actress Won
2015 Radio–Television Journalists Association Media Oscars Best Actress of the Year Won
Istanbul Technical University Industrial Engineering Club (EMÖS) Success Awards Most Successful Actress Won
TelevizyonDizisi.com Awards Best Actress Won[28]
Uludağ University Marconi Awards Best Actress of the Year Won
14th International Giuseppe Sciacca Awards Best Actress Won
Golden Butterfly Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Couple Kara Para Aşk Nominated
4th Crystal Mouse Awards Best Actress Won
Süleyman Şah University Model United Nation Universities (MUNunivs) Program Peace Ambassador Award Won
2016 2nd Turkey Youth Awards Best Actress Kara Para Aşk Won
2017 TelevisionDisisi.com Best Awards Best Couple (Cesur & Suhan) Brave and Beautiful Won
Sayidaty Magazine Most Successful Turkish Actress Won
Young Turkish Turkey Award Best Cinema Actress Rosso Istanbul Won
Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards Best Couple (Cesur & Suhan) Brave and Beautiful Won

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