Ertugrul Ghazi is a Turkish historical fiction and adventure television series which recently aired on Pakistani television channels. It is considered one of the best series of its kind. In Turkish, the title of the series is Diriliş: Ertuğrul. Based on the history of the Muslim Oghuz Turks, the story takes place in the 13th century. The series is essentially about the journey and life of Ertugrul Ghazi who was the father of Osman (Uthman) who founded the Ottoman Empire.
The series Ertugrul Ghazi gained massive popularity soon after it was dubbed in Urdu and was easily understandable by Pakistanis. In fact, many people were already hooked to the series long before it was dubbed in Urdu. The quality of the acting and production values of the series is unmatched. It is surely the kind of series which has you glued to your television screen right from the first episode. The star cast and even the supporting cast plays a pivotal role in making any series or drama a success.
There are so many Pakistani fans who want to know more about their favorite Turkish stars. Here are the details about the star cast of Ertugrul Ghazi.
Engin Altan Düzyatan (Ertuğrul Ghazi)
Engin Altan Düzyatan plays the role of Ertugrul Ghazi, the third son of Suleyman Shah and Hayme Hatun. He is also the father of Gündüz Alp, Savci Bey, and Osman Gazi I, founder of the Ottoman Empire. This is the central character in the series, one which is loved the most by the viewers.
Engin Altan Duzyatan was born on the 26th of July 1979, Izmir. His great- grandparents are Turkish immigrants from Yugoslavia and Albanian immigrants from Pristina. He has played important roles in many Turkish series and motion films. He also won the Best Actor Award at Los Angeles Movie Awards with his performance in the motion picture Bir Avuc Deniz. He is married to Neslisah, the couple has been married for 5 years and they have a beautiful boy together.
Serdar Gökhan (Suleyman Shah)
Serdar Gökhan plays the role of Suleyman Shah, another leading character in the story. He is shown as the Leader of the Kayi tribe and father of Ertuğrul, Gündoğdu, Sungurtekin, and Dündar, grandfather of Osman Gazi I. He is another popular Turkish actor who has been associated with the field of acting for many years now.
Hülya Korel Darcan (Hayma Hatun)
Hülya Korel Darcan is playing the role of Mother of Ertuğrul, Gündoğdu, Sungurtekin, and Dündar. She is seen as the wife of Suleyman Shah and grandmother of Osman Gazi I in the series.Hülya Darcan was born on April 27, 1951, in Izmir, Turkey. She has been associated with the Turkish drama industry since the 1970s. She has a vast career and Ertuğrul Ghazi is one of her best works.
Here are some pictures of her which show a side of her which the viewers have not seen on screen.
Kaan Taşaner (Gündoğdu Bey)
Kaan Tasanar plays the central role of Eldest son of Suleyman Shah and oldest brother of Ertuğrul. He drives the story forward in more ways than one although his character is negative. The character growth is bound to keep the viewers involved. Ertugrul Ghazi is his best and latest work.
Nurettin Sönmez (Bamsi Beyrek)
Bamsi Beyrek is one of the most likable characters in the series Ertugrul Ghazi played brilliantly by Nurettin Sönmez. He plays the most loyal Alp of Ertuğrul. He is also the chief guard of Suleyman Shah, Hayme Hatun and Ertugrul Bey.
Esra Bilgiç (Halima Sultan)
Esra Bilgiç is a well-known Turkish actress and model who plays the role of Halime Sultan in the series. Halime Sultan is the Wife of Ertuğrul and the mother of Gündüz Alp, Savci Bey and Osman Ghazi I in the series. She is shown as a loyal wife in the series and she fought hard to protect her tribe.
Cengiz Coşkun (Turgut Alp)
Cengiz Coşkun is another main character in the story. He is shown as One of the three Alps of Ertuğrul, together with Bamsi Beyrek and Doğan Alp who were his blood brothers. His story and character is just as enticing as the other leading characters.
Didem Balçın (Selcan Hatun)
Didem Balçın plays the role of the adoptive daughter and later daughter-in-law of Hayme Hatun and Suleyman Shah. This is another central character in the story.
Burcu Kıratli (Gokche Hatun)
Burcu Kıratlı plays the role of the adoptive daughter of Hayme Hatun and Suleyman Shah. She is the Younger sister of Selcan Hatun. She is in love with Ertuğrul but never gets to marry him. Her role is positive throughout and the character itself is layered.
Hande Subaşı (Aykuz Hatun)
Hande Subaşı also plays an important role in the story. In the series, she is the childhood sweetheart and also the first wife of Turgut Alp. She is extremely good with a bow. A strong female character in the story which is liked by the viewers.
Cavit Çetin Güner (Doğan Alp)
Another central character in the story, Cavit Çetin Güner plays the role of one of the three Alps of Ertuğrul, together with Turgut Alp and Bamsi Beyrek who are blood brothers with him.
One thing is for sure, Turkish actors surely know how to completely transform themselves in order to fit the roles that they are playing in any series. Some of these actors are difficult to recognize in real life because their avatars on-screen are so convincing. That is also another reason why the viewers are immediately transferred to another world. The world which Ertugrul Ghazi creates on screen is fictional but it looks realistic. Certainly, a lot of hard work must have gone into making these characters and the overall visuals so convincing and realistic.
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