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Sezgi Sena Akay

Sezgi Sena Akay

Turkish actress
Sezgi Sena Akay
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Intro Turkish actress
Is Actor
From Turkey
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 31 October 1995, Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Age 25 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Sezgi Sena Akay (born 31 October 1995) is a Turkish actress, former professional volleyball player, presenter, and model who was crowned Best Model of the World 2012. She is the youngest and 42nd titleholder in the pageant's history and the fourth woman from Turkey to win Best Model of the World. She previously won Best Model of Turkey 2012. She began her modelling career in Paris.

She started playing volleyball at a very young age. She played for Galatasaray S.K. for five years and later for Fenerbahçe S.K. Women's under-18 Volleyball Team for a year.

In 2014, she played Nevin Karatay in the Kanal D romantic drama and thriller series Zeytin Tepesi (Turkish: Olive Hill). Her role Nevin Karatay was equivalent to that of Elena Monforte in the original Italian version Le tre rose di Eva (Italian: The Three Roses of Eva). In 2015, she hosted the Magazin Postası programme on FOX. Between 2015–2016, she was cast as lead character in SHOW TV drama series Acı Aşk (Turkish: Bitter Love), an adaptation of the South Korean television series Bad Love (2007–2008). Since January 2017, she portrays Murad IV's Imperial consort Sanavber in the second season of the historical period drama series Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (Turkish: The Magnificent Century: Kösem) broadcast on FOX.

Early Life and education

Sezgi Sena Akay was born on 31 October 1995 in Istanbul, to Circassian parents. She has no siblings. After graduating from Erenköy Girls' High School, she enrolled in the Department of Public Relations and Publicity, Faculty of Communication, at Yeditepe University.

Sports career

She started playing volleyball at a very young age. She played for Galatasaray S.K. for five years and later for Fenerbahçe S.K. Women's under-18 Volleyball Team for a year.

Pageantry

Best Model of Turkey

Sezgi Sena Akay competed in the 25th Best Model of Turkey pageant and won the title "Best Model of Turkey 2012" on 15 December 2012. The event was held on the Galatasaray Islet (Suada) in Istanbul.

One of the lead judges of the competition, fashion designer Yıldırım Mayruk, stated that Sezgi Sena Akay is "the most beautiful and fresh model of the last twenty-five years".

Best Model of the World

She represented her nation, Turkey, at the Best Model of the World 2012 pageant, which was held on 10 December 2012, where she was crowned Best Model of the World 2012 and the Belgian representative became the first runner-up. This is the fourth time a Turkish woman has won the Best Model of the World crown.

At the age of 17, she stood 5 feet 11.3 inches (1.81 m) tall and weighted 121 lbs (55 kg). She grew 1.2 inches (three centimetres) taller in two years and stands 6 feet 0.5 inches (1.84 m).

Acting career

Her debut role was in the 2014 television drama Zeytin Tepesi which was shot in Ayvalık, Balıkesir. Her role Nevin Karatay was equivalent to that of Elena Monforte in the original Italian version Le tre rose di Eva (Italian: The Three Roses of Eva).

In 2015, she hosted the Magazin Postası programme on FOX.

Between 2015–2016, she was cast as lead character Melek Yılmaz Köklükaya in SHOW TV drama series Acı Aşk (Turkish: Bitter Love), an adaptation of the South Korean television series Bad Love (2007–2008). She also played violin in the series.

Since January 2017, she portrays Murad IV's Imperial consort Sanavber in the second season of the historical period drama series Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem (Turkish: The Magnificent Century: Kösem) broadcast on FOX.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Beyaz Show Herself (guest) Episode: "19 October 2012"
2014 Zeytin Tepesi Nevin Karatay
2015 Magazin Postası Herself (host)
2015–2016 Acı Aşk Melek Yılmaz Köklükaya Leading role
2017 Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem Sanavber 2017 "Meryem" Sevinç 2017-2018 "Hıçkırık" Nalan Karaoğlu

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2012 Best Model of Turkey Best Model of Turkey (Female) Won
Best Model of the World Best Model of the World (Female) Won
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