Burak Ozcivit


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Biography of Burak Ozcivit

Burak Ozcivit is a Turkish actor and model who became famous outside of his native country thanks to the role of the warlord Bey-Bal in The Magnificent Century. He also starred in the serial melodramas “Korolok – a singing bird”, “Black Love” and others.

Turkish actor Burak Ozcivit

Childhood and youth

Burak was born on December 24, 1984 in the small resort town of Mersin in southeastern Turkey. The head of the family, Bulent Özcivit, was the owner of a small restaurant of traditional cuisine, which was popular with guests and residents of the city. Mother, Ceyhan Ozchivit, was engaged in housekeeping and raising Burak and his older sister Burjun.

Burak Ozcivit in childhood

In early childhood, Burak was a fairly calm child and did not cause much trouble to his mother. He watched cartoons on TV all day, imagining himself in the form of fairy-tale characters. He especially liked superheroes, which the boy always wanted to be like. Growing up, Burak became interested in sports and spent all his free time in the gym and on the football field. As a teenager, together with his family, he moved to Istanbul, where new prospects opened up for the young man.

Burak Ozcivit in his youth

By that time, he was already quite clearly aware that nature had generously rewarded him with outstanding external data, with the help of which he could become a real star. And although his father saw his son as an assistant in the family business, Burak firmly decided to become a film actor. True, in 2014, having achieved fame and recognition in cinema, he nevertheless opened his own restaurant in the center of Istanbul, thus continuing the family dynasty. It is called “Bali-bey” in honor of the hero Burak from the “Magnificent Age”.

Burak Ozcivit during her modeling career

After graduating from school, Özçivit entered the Faculty of Arts at Istanbul University, the oldest in the country. In parallel, the young man signed a contract with a well-known modeling agency and soon became his face. Burak’s career in the fashion industry was so rapid that already in 2003, the 17-year-old boy was recognized as the most handsome man in Turkey, and in 2005 he became the second among the best models in the world, and his father secretly sent photos to the competition, the guy himself did not participate planned.

Burak Ozcivit with his father

Success did not turn his head: the young man entered the Faculty of Fine Arts and Cinema at Marmari University.

Film career

The popularity of Ozcivit in Turkey has reached unprecedented heights. The pages of the most prestigious glossy publications were full of his photographs, and eminent designers sought to get Burak to advertise their best collections. The directors also did not disregard such a popular and charismatic person and began to offer the young man movie roles.

The height of Burak Ozchivit is 184 cm

For the first time on the screen, Burak appeared in the teenage film “Minus 18”. A year later, he was already entrusted with the main roles in the melodramas Forced Husband and Impossible Love. This was followed by shooting in the projects “Family House”, “Little Secrets”, “Infected”, “Betrayal”, but they were all Turkish-made and completely unknown outside the country.

Burak Ozcivit in the TV series Forced Husband

A real gift of fate was for the young actor the role of the Ottoman commander Bali Bey in the historical epic “Magnificent Age”. The series was shown in fifty countries, and the handsome Ozchivit became a world-class star overnight.

Burak Ozcivit in the series “Magnificent Century”

The audience was wondering if he would reciprocate with Salihe, Mirimah or Aybige, and Turkey’s most coveted actor was already working on a new project. We are talking about the role of Kamran in the film adaptation of the famous Turkish writer Reshad Nuri Gyuntekin “The Singing Bird King”, on the set of which Burak met his future wife. They played young people who had been in love with each other since childhood, who had to overcome many trials on the way to happiness.

“Singing bird-king” – clip

In 2015, the star of Turkish melodramas reappeared on television, this time in the TV series Black Love, where he played the son of a hairdresser who fell in love with the daughter of a bankrupt businessman (Neslihan Aytagul). The series was loved for the sincere play of the two main actors and for the many unexpected plot endings.

Burak Ozchivit in the TV series “Singing Bird King”

Personal life of Burak Ozcivit

Despite the fact that millions of women dream of being next to Burak, the actor is very selective in relations with the fair sex and tied the knot of legal marriage quite late. His first serious chosen one was the model Ceylan Chapa, the daughter of a popular journalist. The girl was terribly jealous and constantly started high-profile scandals. Ceylan could come to the set and arrange an ugly scene of jealousy for her lover, not at all embarrassed by those present. In the end, the actor got tired of such a life, and the couple broke up.

Burak Ozcivit and his ex-girlfriend Ceylan Chapa

The next passion of Ozchivit was the actress Fahrie Evgen, whom he first saw on the set of “The King”. Then the actor was still in a relationship with Chapa, and Fahrie did not make much of an impression on him. Two years later, they met again on the set of the film “Love is like you”, and that’s when a real passion broke out between the young people. Shortly before this, Ozcivit broke up with Ceylan, so nothing prevented him from plunging headlong into a new relationship.

Wedding dance of Burak Ozcivit and Fahriye Evgen

The lovers settled under one roof and a few months later entered into a traditional marriage according to Muslim laws. In the summer of 2017, the couple played a magnificent wedding, which their fans called the main event of the year.

Burak Ozcivit now

Inspired by the rapid rise to the cinematic Olympus, in 2018 Ozcivit took up the production of the action movie Can feda, in which he played the main role together with Kerem Bursin. However, the picture failed at the box office, due to which Burak lost thirteen million Turkish liras. However, the failure did not upset the handsome actor too much.

Burak Ozcivit and his wife