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Bensu Soral

Bensu SoralBensu Soral, born on the 23rd of March 1991 in Bursa, Turkey is a Turkish actress who held supporting roles in the television series called Yol Ayrimi, Vicdan and Boynu Bükükler between 2012 and 2014.

The beautiful Turkish model and actress was then cast in the 2015 series Tatli Küçük Yalancilar (Sweet Little Liars) where she acted alongside Şükrü Özyıldız, Dilan Çiçek Deniz, Büşra Develi, Alperen Duymaz, Beste Kökdemir, Burak Deniz and Melisa Şenolsun.

During 2016 was cast in the television series Icerde where she played the role of Melek opposite to Çağatay Ulusoy.

In 2018 she made her film debut in Organize İşler 2: Sazan Sarmalı alongside Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Ezgi Mola and Yılmaz Erdoğan.

She was then in 2018 set to play a leading role in the Iranian-Turkish film Mest-i Aşk alongside İbrahim Çelikkol, Selma Ergeç, Shahab Hosseini, Parsa Pirouzfar, Hande Erçel and Boran Kuzum.

She started her acting career by the help and support of her sister Hande Soral who is an actress also.

She was a Fine Arts student at Marmara University. First she studied at Inegöl Anatolian High School in Bursa. Currently she is still studying graphic design at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts.

Bensu SoralBensu Soral is undoubtedly the epitome of the beautiful women working in the film industry in Turkey. The actress, just like her actress-sister Hande Soral, has been becoming one of the popular faces on Turkish TV.

With her latest exciting project “Cam Tavanlar” (Glass Ceiling), she made her name talked a lot.

Both she and her sister Hande Soral attract huge attention with their incredible looks and talent as actresses.

The famous Turkish actress was born in Bursa. She is both an actress and model. In the 42nd Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards in 2015, she received a Golden Butterfly Award for the Shining Actress.

In another "first" - the "Pantene Shining Stars" category was added to the award list. The stars of the said category, which were deemed worthy of an award by the Pantene Golden Butterfly Special Jury, were Hande Erçel , Bensu Sorel and Nilay Deniz.

Three young actors appeared in front of the camera for the Pantene Golden Butterfly promotional film shown on television.

As for her television debut, it was in 2012 in the TV series “Yol Ayrımı” (Wayout). In the series, she starred as the character of Ayşe in a supporting role.

Her breakthrough came with her role as Aslı in “Tatlı Küçük Yalancılar” (Little Sweet Liars). In 2013, Bensu Sorel acted as Müge in “Vicdan” (Conscience). It was a supporting role.

Bensu SoralShe is often asked whether Asli a character close to her - "Some parts are very close. I will act with my logic. Sometimes I say 'Listen to your heart'."

"Asli is braver than me in this matter. She can listen to her heart in bilateral relations, I am full of logic." was Bensu's answer.

"It's good that Asli was emotional. The girl was open, there is no question mark in her head.

It's more tiring because I'd usually drink it up. I am learning this now. So I can start to actually live what I feel.'

Then, in 2014, she acted as Miray this time in “Boynu Bükükler” - a Turkish TV drama. Her starring as Aslı in “Tatlı Küçük Yalancılar” (Little Sweet Liars) was the first leading role for the actress.

Before her current TV series “Cam Tavanlar” (Glass Ceiling), the actress’s last leading role and the project on TV was İçerde (Inside).

With this series, the actress made a great debut on TV as it was one of the most successful TV projects ever.

One is a journalist, one is a lawyer. One is brunette, one is brown. Bensu Soral and Damla Colbay, the young stars of "İçerde", the most popular production of the season, the rating record holder have become good friends in their private lives as well.

Caravan conversations between sets are famous. All of Bensu's team got used to the brakes on food. Young players are passionate and excited. They are very happy to be "Inside" on Show TV screens!

Bensu SoralOn the one hand, Çetin Tekindor, Mustafa Uğurlu, Nihal Koldaş, Rıza Kocaoğlu and Yıldıray Şahinler; On the other hand, his younger colleagues Çağatay Ulusoy and Aras Bulut İynemlithey act together.

This is a team that turns heads. The set is also the biggest school for them. They also work with an acting coach - Damla Colbay is studying at Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Acting with a year and a half left.

Bensu Soral, on the other hand, has 3-4 courses to complete at Marmara University Graphics Department. They both live with their feline friends. Bensu has 5 cats and Damla has 3 cats.

"I'm in love with them, they affect my energy incredibly," said Bensu, "It's like a piece of my soul. We sleep together. It's a strange bond and it's beautiful,” replies Damla.

They were in the most ambitious and successful project of the season. In a conversation about their adaptation to their roles and acting:

Bensu Soral: It was a big responsibility to be a part of İçerde, so I make an effort to work harder. I focus on my scenes, I work with the teacher"

"I've seen the progress too. Çetin Tekindor, Mustafa Uğurlu and young players are especially influential. We know we are lucky. I want to deserve this role all the way."

Bensu SoralDamla Colbay: "Both Bensu and I are at the beginning of the road. I think it's been a good stepping stone for both of us. It makes me happy to be in such a good cast, a good production and script at such a young age."

"I feel myself lucky. We are learning so many things. The team is awesome. We learned a lot on this set, not only in terms of acting, but also about life.

Bensu Soral: "My initial concern was my age, because I look younger than my age. We continued to work with the teacher. I focus on the character, what I have to do."

"When you are confident, the stage turns out differently. I saw a certain stiffness in myself in the first episodes."

Damla Colbay: "At first, I also saw that stiffness in myself. We have already started working with Çetin Sarıkartal. We were entering a new environment, we were to create a new character."

"We had the process of getting acquainted with the role; the process of loving him, accepting him and being with him is exciting. It is not a difficult process, it is actually a very exciting process, but I think the hesitation at the beginning has settled on both of us now."

"While working on the action character, when the scenario comes, "What would he do, what would he think?" I'm looking. I relaxed at the point where I started to adapt it to my daily life. As I watched myself towards the final episodes, I started to enjoy it even more."

Bensu SoralBensu Soral: On the first day I went to the set, I had a mutual scene with Çetin Hoca (Tekindor). We had never seen each other before, I entered the set and he met me and said "Hello, Ms. Bensu, I'm Çetin Tekindor".

I was quite surprised that he found out my name. He was such a gentleman and gentleman to me and I liked this very much.

Between 2018 and 2021, the prestigious actress starred in 3 feature films. As Leyla Özdemir in Dışarda 2, Nazlı Noyan in Organize İşler 2 Sazan Sarmalı, and Meryem Hatun in Mest-i Aşk. In all those movies, she starred in the leading role.

The private life of the actress is just that - private. Bensu Soral is not one who appears in the celebrity news with her private life and nightlife.

On the contrary, she has quite a calm and out-of-sight style of living with her spouse. She was married to businessman Hakan Baş in 2018.

This accomplished and well known actress and Turkish celebrity has more than 4.6M followers on Instagram. And on Twitter, at this moment, the actress has more than 102K followers. So, for those who wish to follow her more closely, here are her social media accounts:

Bensu's account name on Twitter is 'cat guardian" - how many cats does she have?

"I have 3 cats. I have 3 siblings, two of them live with us. The other one lives with my mother. We also take care of the 2 cats that come to our door every day."

Bensu Soral"I am very emotional towards them. That's why I got criticism from my sister and those in my environment. 'They're not babies, you're going to be sick,' they say. I'm trying to break this. I love all animals, but the cat has a special place for me."

"I would like to help them all. That's why I'm not changing my account name. I would love to do something useful for shelters or stray animals in the future."

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Year Title Role Note
2012 Yol Ayrımı Ayşe Supporting role
2013 Vicdan Müge Supporting role
2014 Boynu Bükükler Miray Supporting role
2015 Tatlı Küçük Yalancılar Aslı Leading role
2016–2017 İçerde Melek Leading role
2021 Cam Tavanlar Leyla Leading role
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Dıșarda 2 Leyla Özdemir Leading role
2019 Organize İşler 2: Sazan Sarmalı Nazlı Noyan Leading role
2021 Mest-i Aşk Meryem Hatun Leading Role
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Year Singer Song
2013 Murat Dalkılıç Kader


Year Organization Category
2015 42nd Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards Pantene Shining Star



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