Kivanc Tatlitug is a well-known Turkish actor known for his lead roles in several highly successful television series, including Gumus (2005-2007), Menekşe ile Halil (2007–2008), Aşk-ı Memnu (2008–2010), Kuzey Güney (2011–2013), Kurt Seyit ve Sura (2014), and Cesur ve Güzel (2016–2017), all of which garnered him critical acclaim and international recognition. In addition to these, Tatlıtuğ has also attracted praise from international directors such as James Cameron and from Oscar winning actors, such as Russel Crowe. He also starred in the bittersweet movie, Butterfly's Dream for which he won the Yeşilçam Cinema Awards for Best Actor. In addition, Kivanc has two Golden Butterfly Awards for his roles in the series "Ask-i Memnu" and "Kuzey Guney".
Kivanc was born on October 27, 1983 in Adana, southern Turkey and has four siblings. The name Kivanc means "pride" in Turkish and Tatlitug is a portmanteau of the Turkish words "tatli" meaning sweet, and "tug" meaning the tail of a horse.
Tatlitug was born and raised in Adana and his family has been in the bakery business in this city for more than a hundred years. His family sent him to Yenice Cag Private High School where he excelled in basketball. Due to his father's illness, Tatlitug and his family moved to Istanbul so his father could get proper treatment.
He began his working career in 2002 at the age of 19 by hosting some shows and TV programs and modeling (for which he won the award for Best Model of Turkey and Best Model of the World). After that he started his acting career by playing the nationally acclaimed role of Mehmet in the well known series "Gumus". This was the first Turkish serial that was presented in the Middle East, which earned Kivanc his grand fame.
Today, he is the most well known and famous actor in the Middle East, North Africa and the Turkish Republic since 2005.
Kivanc was invited to many Film Festivals like Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Muscat as a Guest of Honor where he was awarded with honors.
He is very philanthropic and he became the youngest Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF in 2011.
Kivanc married stylist Başak Dizer on 19 February 2016 at the Turkish embassy in Paris.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark Blond
Location: Istanbul Turkey
Current project: Organize Isler 2
2010 - present
2010 - present
Organize Isler 2: Sazan Sarmali Horoz Dovuscusu 2018
Hadi Be Oglum Ali 2016-2017
The Butterfly's Dream Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu 2013
Toy Story 3 (Turkish Version) Ken 2010 (Voice Actor)
Americans at the Black Sea Muzaffer 2007
Brave and Beautiful Cesur Alemdaroglu 2016- 17
Kurt Seyit ve Sura Kurt Seyit 2014
Kuzey Güney Kuzey Tekinoglu 2011-2013
Ezel Sekiz / Ramiz 2010 (6 episodes)
Forbidden Love Behlül Haznedar 2008-2010
Menekse ile Halil Halil Tuglu 2007-2008
Acemi Cadi As himself 2006 (1 episode)
Gumus Mehmet Sadoglu 2005