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Burçin Abdullah

Burçin AbdullahBurçin Abdullah, born on July 22nd, 1987 in Bursa, Turkey is a film, television and stage actress, known for Kötü Yol in 2012, Kollama in 2008 and Selam 2013.

She is from a Tatar family who emigrated from Romania. She has a brother and a sister and her family resides in the state of Missouri in the USA.

But is best known for playing the role of Helena on the television series Resurrection: Ertugrul. She has also appeared in films such as Ac kapiyi cok fenayim and Adam misin! and she appeared as herself as a guest on the television program Dada Dandinista in 2015.

One of her earliest roles was she was cast in the role of Lamia in the 1998 television show Üvey baba.

She acted with Esra Bilgic who played the role of Halime Hatun in the television series Resurrection: Ertugrul.

She first drew the attention of audiences for her role as a little girl in the series Üvey Baba released in 1998 when she played the character of Lamia.

She studied at Akasya High School in Fatih, Istanbul and she graduated from Marmara University, Department of Economics in Istanbul.

Burçin AbdullahAfter graduating from the faculty of economics, Burçin Abdullah, did not settle for a master's degree in economics in America, but turned to acting.

Abdullah, did not wish to settle for a master's degree in economics from a university in America, so she returned home to Turkey.

Abdullah played the character of Hafsa Hatun, the wife of Bamsi Alp one of Ertugrul’s closest comrades, in the renowned Turkish drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul - and was widely admired for her brilliant role in the series.

She acquired the most appreciation and positive feedback from Pakistani viewers when the series was released on Pakistani television.

Burçin Abdullah appeared in various TV series and films such as Diriliş Ertuğrul, On the Edge of Hope, Rich Girl Poor Boy, Ankara Letter Letter Farewell, Father Called Me, Center for Everything, Bad Road, Dila Hanım, Once Upon a Time Ottoman and others.

Burçin Abdullah was born in 1987 and stepped onto the sets at the age of 10 and made her name with "Stepfather." went on the road with his love of acting, went to Afghanistan, had dysentery, had a suicide bomb panic.

Turkish actress Burçin Abdullah who played the character of Hafsa Hatun, the wife of Bamsi Alp one of ertugrul’s closest comrades, in renowned Turkish drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul. Hafsa Hatun was a princess and the wife of Bamsi Beyrek in Dirilis:Ertugrul.

Burçin AbdullahIn Resurrection Ertuğrul, which is watched on TRT 1 screens. The actress was introduced as Governor Tekfurun's daughter Helena.

Abdullah played Helena, who is attacked on her way to her father's home and takes refuge in Kayi Oba. Helena's arrival at the Kayi Oba will change the balance.

She is widely admired for her brilliant role depiction in this series - which has acquired the most kudos and positive feedback from Pakistani viewers.

In 1998, she had become famous for her role as a little girl in the series Stepfather, which began airing on Star TV.

During her acting career, Burçin has appeared in such productions as Fifth Dimension, Big Meeting, Black Pearl, Kollama. What's Fatmagül's Fault? In the series, she played Ayçe, who smuggled the characters Selim and Erdogan abroad.

In the 2013 film "Selam", which was shot in four different countries on three continents, she played a teacher who went to Afghanistan, had dysentery and was exposed to a suicide bomb panic.

"Selam" was filmed in Turkey, Afghanistan, Senegal and Bosnia and Herzegovina - in four different countries on three continents.

Burçin AbdullahIn 2007, she appeared in the play "Which One Is His Father" with the actors of the Yalova Municipality City Theatre.

She has been married to Salih Maras since 2018 when she posted a photo with her significant other to her Instagram account to break the news.

Burçin Abdullah married Salih Maraş in Milan, Italy on January 24th, 2018. The couple now has a son named Kaan Maras.

She has over 475,000 followers on Instagram, 55,000 followers on Facebook and 2,600 followers on twitter.

Dirilis Ertugrul star Burcin Abdullah has turned out to be a fan of Pakistan’s celebrated singer Atif Aslam. A small video of Hatun singing a song of Aslam went viral on social media last year.

The Turkish actress sang a few lines from Aslam’s song Musafir. The video gained traction among her Pakistani fans on social media.

The beautiful Turkish actress has amassed a huge fan base in Pakistan following the broadcast of the Turkish serial Dirilis Ertugrul in Pakistan in April of last year.

Abdullah is an established Turkish actress who has appeared in several movies and TV serials. In 2013, she appeared in the movie Selam, in which she portrayed the character of the teacher going to Afghanistan. The movie was shot in four different countries and three continents.

Burçin AbdullahIn Dirilis Ertugrul as the daughter of Tekfur, Helena who later embraced Islam in the serial to play Hafsa Hatun. She played the character of love interest of Bamsi Alp in the series.

Like other Dirilis Ertugrul stars, she received immense adulation from her Pakistani fans. Dirilis Ertugrul is a globally acclaimed TV series, broadcast from 2014-2019 when production was halted/postponed due to the Covid pandemic.

The show reached Pakistan in 2020 and is expected to resume production in late 2021.

Series and Films with Burçin Abdullah:

2017 - Resurrection Ertuğrul (Helena)(TV Series)
2017 - On the Edge of Hope (Motion Picture)
2017 - Open The Door Too Much (Motion Picture)
2016 - Are You a Man? (Coy) (Motion Picture)
2016 - Good Luck (Buse) (Motion Picture)
2016 - Ankara Summer Farewell Letter (Jasmine) (Motion Picture)
2015 - Koyverdin Gittin Beni (Fidan) (TV Movie)
2015 - Called Me Dad (Canan) (TV Series)
2015 - Rich Girl Poor Boy (Flame) (TV Series)
2014 - Now Let Them Think (Ceyda) (TV Series)

Burçin Abdullah 2014 - No Faultless Kul (Canan) (TV Series)
2013 - I Will Bring You the Sea (Smurf) (Motion Picture)
2013 - Everything Is Fine Center (Dilek) (TV Series)
2013 - Dursun Çavuş (Dilek) (Motion Picture)
2013 - Without Me (Meral) (Motion Picture)
2012 - Selam (Zehra) (Motion Picture)
2012 - Bad Way (Sprout) (TV Series)
2012 - Dila Bayan (Fatma) (TV Series)
2012 - Once Upon a Time Ottoman: Mincemeat (TV Series)
2011 - What Is Fatmagül's Fault? (Ayçe) (TV Series)
2008 - Arming (Pearl)(TV Series)
2007 - Black Pearl(Darmananka) (TV Series)
2005 - Fifth Dimension (Sprout) (TV Series)
2004 - Great Meeting (Pinar) (TV Series)
1998 - 2004 – Stepfather (Lamia) (TV Series)
1998 - Everything Will Be Beautiful (Motion Picture)
1998 - Disintegration (Ayşe) (Motion Picture)
1997 - Bitter Days (Ayşe) (TV Series)

Burçin Abdullah Stage Plays

2016 – What Happens Now – Istanbul Temasha Theatre

2007 – Which Is His Father – Yalova Municipality City Theatre


2017 – 13. International Snow Film Festival – Best Actress – Ankara Summer




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Title Project Role Year
TV Dizisi Leman 2021-
Aç Kapıyı Çok Fenayım Sinema Filmi Derya 2017
Diriliş Ertuğrul TV Dizisi Helena/Hafsa 2017
Ankara Yazı Veda Mektubu Sinema Filmi Yasemin 2016
Adam Mısın! Sinema Filmi Nazlı 2016
Zengin Kız Fakir Oğlan TV Dizisi Alev 2015
Bana Baba Dedi TV Dizisi Canan 2015
Şimdi Onlar Düşünsün TV Dizisi Ceyda 2014
Hatasız Kul Olmaz TV Dizisi Canan 2014
Herşey Yolunda Merkez TV Dizisi Dilek 2013
Selam Sinema filmi Zehra 2012
Kötü Yol TV Dizisi Filiz 2012
Dila Hanım TV Dizisi Fatma 2012
Bir Zamanlar Osmanlı TV Dizisi 2012
Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? TV Dizisi Ayça 2011
Kollama TV Dizisi İnci 2008
Kara İnci TV Dizisi Darmananka 2007
Beşinci Boyut TV Dizisi Filiz 2005
Büyük Buluşma TV Dizisi Pınar 2004-2006
Üvey Baba TV Dizisi Lamia 2000
Acı Günler TV Dizisi Ayşe 1997



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Three Monkeys is such an excellent film on so many levels. Raises fundamental moral questions, but does so without 'preaching'. Despite the somewhat serious mood and substantial content, remains highly watchable and enjoyable throughout. Beautifully made, on both sides of the camera. And best of all, there are enough layers there to warrant watching several times. Overall very impressive and a prime example of modern Turkish cinema!

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