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8 Facts About Turkish Starlet Esra Bilgic You Didn’t Know [Pictures]

Our favorite actress right now.

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Turkish period drama Dirilis: Ertugrul has become a massive hit in Pakistan. One of the best parts about the series is the strong female characters, particularly the female lead ‘Halime Hatun‘, who is played by Esra Bilgic.

The Turkish actress is famed for her role as Halime Sultan. Pakistan has taken a particular interest in her as the country joins the ‘Turkish Game of Thrones‘ fanbase. Having joined her fan base, naturally they’d love to know all about Esra Bilgic.

Here are a few fun facts about the Turkish starlet we ought to know;

1. The Family

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Esra Bilgiç brother

 

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Born on October, 14, 1992, the actress has a very supportive family that has been encouraging towards her career. She has a brother and the two are pretty close.

 

2. Educational Background

The Ankara native studied at the Bilkent International University in Istanbul, Turkey.  Later she opted for a career in acting and is a prominent television starlet like Beren Saat.


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3. Becoming a Star

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Bugün aldığım ve eminim almaya devam edeceğim sayısız sevgi dolu mesaja bir cevap niteliğinde duygularımı sizinle paylaşmak istiyorum ❤️ Dört senemi dolu dolu geçirdiğim her sahnesini çok severek ve çok büyük bir istekle oynadığım Halime Sultan karakterine, yeni sezon hikayesinin değiştirilecek olması sebebiyle son verdik. Beni böylesine sevdiğiniz ve sahiplendiğiniz için, en başından bugüne kadar ailenizden, evinizden biri gibi gördüğünüz için size minnettarım. Sevgili yapımcı ve senaristimiz Mehmet Bozdağ ve yönetmenimiz Metin Günay’a teşekkür ederim. Ve tabiki bu işin bana kazandırdığı canım dostlarım, Hülya ablam, Altan , Ezgi’m, Ayberk abim , Burçin, Yaman’ım , Nurettin abi , Cengiz, Kaan, Murat abi, Celal, Edip , Hakan , Batuhan, Gökhan.. yönetmenlerim Ahmet ve Fethi , Görüntü Yönetmenim Ömer abi.. Çalışkan dostum Begüm’üm, temiz kalplim Büşra’m, Hazal, Aydın, Halil, Ömer … canım sanat ekibim Levent ,Ecem , Tekin makyaj ekibim Busem Feridem ve Sevtap abla.. Kostüm Nildağ, Elif ,Nazlıcan, Seda .. Bizimle terleyen emekçi Set ekibimiz Okan, Semih .. Canım Reji Gülenim ve Tolga .. beni gönülden seven tüm fan hesaplarım ve daha sayamadığım buraya sığamayacak onlarca isim. (Eklemeyi nasıl unuturum minik kuzum Burak.)Sizi çok sevdiğimi biliyorsunuz. Yolunuz açık olsun, ayağınıza taş değmesin. Ertuğrul Bey , Hayme Ana, Gündüz’üm, Savcı’m ve Osman’ım size emanet. Unfortunately , because of the fact that the new season’s story will be changed, it was decided to end the character of Halime Sultan. I just want to say that I am so proud of Your LOVE, AFFECTION , and your huge SUPPORT. ALL THE BEST ! ❤️ Your Halime Sultan. مع الأسف، بسبب التغيير الذي سيحدث في الموسم الجديد، لقد قُرّر انهاء شخصية السلطانة حليمة. فقط اردت ان اقول انني فخورة جدّا بحُبِكُم ، عواطفكُم وتشجيعكم العظيم. ليكن طريقكم مفتوحا، ولا تحرق الشمس جلودكم، ولا المطر يبرد روحكم ولا تلمس الحجار اقدامكم شكرا اتمنى للجميع الافضل دائما !

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Esra Bilgic became an overnight star with her debut series in the 2014 series Dirilis: Ertugrul. She has a number of other television projects to her name. She appeared in series like Bir Umut Yeter and is currently the female lead in the Turkish crime-drama series Ramo.

Back in 2019, she took up the lead role in the film Adaniş Kutsal Kavga which was scheduled for release in March 2020.

 

4. Awards and Accolades

She won the award for ‘Best Female Actress in Series‘ at the Anadolu Medya Awards and Social Awareness Awards.

 

5. Love and Marriage

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Gökhan Töre and Esra Bilgiç’s Wedding

In 2014, with her rise to stardom, the starlet started dating Turkish footballer Gökhan Töre.

Back in 2017, Esra married Turkish footballer Gökhan Töre in the presence of Turkish President Erdogan. The couple divorced in 2019.


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6. Instagram Model

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Even before she became a TV star Esra Bilgic has a huge following on Instagram. With her rise to fame on the Turkish small screen, she has now accumulated over two million followers.

 

7. Star Sign

The 27-year-old starlet’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to Hollywood astrologer Nicholas Aujula, Libras are considered the most fashion-centric. The same way most athletes are Sagittarius or Capricorn as most of them are born between December and January.

 

8. Social Warrior

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Turkish actress Esra Bilgic and Priyanka Chopra row

The actress called out United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra over her pro-war comments after the Balakot air strikes. The actress pointed out how being a patriot and being pro-war is nor the same thing

 

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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  1. Live your life with ur choice.
    Love is for you from the nation called Pakistan,what the Pakistani says is because they have a mind set of division. So be happy GOD is with yau.

  2. Halima all Pakistani people are watching your serial and all of us have become your biggest fan . You are so beautiful MashaaAllah n Amazing. We have a lot of respect to you and Engin Altan. May Allah give you success in every step of life ameen .

  3. Halima all Pakistan people are watching your serial and all off us have become your biggest fan you are so beautiful mashallah n amazing we have a lot of respect to you and engin altan May Allah give you success in every step of life ameen

  4. Halime your role in Ertugrul was really appreciated by millions fans in Pakistan. You are loved and hugely respected by all here. May you do well in the future. Our prayers are with Turkish people and your President Erdogan.

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