Beren Saat is undoubtedly one of the most versatile actress in Turkish entertainment world. Whenever her name comes up, the first thing which spring to our mind is her flawless acting skills and her ability to make a project critical and commercial acclaim. Which makes her one of the most desirable and loved woman. The gorgeous lady who started out with high aspirations of becoming an actor is now the industry’s precious gem and most sought after actor today. Her flawless acting chops gained for her local and international acclaim as well. Since she stepped into acting world, she has received numerous accolades for her acting.
Her flawless performances have done wonders since she began her career. And in very short span of time she created a niche for herself in the industry. If we describe her journey in three words, so it may be, She came, performed and she conquered. Apart from her acting chops and impeccable performances, her charming personality also gained for her massive fan following from all around the world. The meteoric rise of this beauty in over a decade has been nothing less than phenomenal. Started her acting career in young age of 25 with TV show There is Death in Our Love, no one would have though that she will reach the starry heights of stardom.
The Impeccable Performer, Beren Saat
Slowly and steadily, the actress worked his way through to reach the top of the success’ ladder. She is the world’s biggest crush today with zillions of fans in Turkey, Pakistan as well as overseas. From Bihter of Forbidden Love aka Ishq Mamnoon to Atiye, Beren Saat has managed to tap into her characters like a pro. However, the superstar’s journey was no cakewalk, and it was filled with struggles.
Born on 26 February 1984, she participated in the acting competition Türkiye’nin Yıldızları while studying at Başkent University. During that competition, Turkish director Tomris Giritlioğlu discovered her and launched her professional acting career. She has also represented Turkey at various International platforms much to our delight. You’ve seen her on TV and you’ve seen her on the silver screen and of-course on digital platform as well, she is truly one of the most charismatic faces of the entertainment world. We are revisiting her phenomenal performances project by project, to map the rise and rise of this incredible actress and her impeccable talent.
Aşk-ı Memnu Aka Ishq e Mamnoon
We had first glimpse of Beren Saat on our TV screens when he appeared in Aşk-ı Memnu (Ishq e Mamnoon) aka Forbidden Love. And she won zillions of hearts of Pakistani awam. Her portrayal of Bihter Yöreoğlu Ziyagil in Aşk-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love) made her a household name. Aşk-ı Memnu was a romantic drama series which was adapted from author Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil’s novel of the same name. Directed by Hilal Saral, Beren Saat shared the leading role with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Selçuk Yöntem and Nebahat Çehre. The story is about a girl, Bihter Yöreoğlu Ziyagil, who falls in a forbidden love with her husband’s young nephew, Behlül.
The series is one of that proved hugely successful for her. Her fine acting skills got noticed. The romance genre drama gave way to her beautiful personality and showed off her natural talent. Beren Saat received critical acclaim by the critics and announced as well for her performance. The suicide scene of Bihter broke viewing records. Aşk-ı Memnu became the most watched TV series in the history of Turkish television productions. The show has been dubbed in many languages.
Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? Aka Fatima Gul… Jaane Mera Qasoor Kya
After Ishq e Mamnoon, Beren Saat acted in the series Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? Fatima Gul… Jaane Mera Qasoor Kya. The series instantly clicked with the masses in Pakistan owning to unique story-line and concept. Her character of Fatima Gul, a victim of rape, was being well-appreciated. And her pairing and on-screen chemistry with Engin Akyürek grabbed the tons of eye balls. Her performance looked effortless. She has impressed audience yet again with a strong performance. Her expressions, dialogue delivery and composure was applause worthy. And once again, she showcased her versatility.
The series was a screenplay adaptation of the movie written by Vedat Türkali in 1986. Directed by Hilal Saral and written by Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu, she portrayed role of Fatmagül Ketenci Ilgaz, a victim of rape. One of the most discussed scenes in this series was the dramatic rape scene in the first episode which broke the rating records. It also became one of the most popular series. It was a critical and commercial successful in terms of ratings. After the series was broadcast in numerous countries around the world, Saat’s face began to appear on the covers of magazines in different countries. It also became everyone favorite in Pakistan. For her role in this series she was nominated for an Antalya Television Award in the Best Drama Series Actress category.
Intikam Aka Revenge
In a complete contrast to her two mega-hit series, Beren Saat impressed on a whole new level in ‘İntikam’. Her performance encompassed a romance, an innocence, revenge and also a grey-shaded perfection which wowed audiences. She played by picking all her character traits with utmost ease and perfection. Based on the original American series Revenge, The starring cast included Mert Fırat, Yiğit Özşener, Zafer Algöz, Arzu Gamze Kılınç and Engin Hepileri. Saat portrayed the character Derin Çelik/Yağmur Özden. Beside her flawless acting performance, Her dressing style was one of the most talked topics.
Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem Aka Kosem Sultan
The Magnificent Century: Kösem recounts the life of Mahpeyker Kösem Sultan. Kösem Sultan, a slave girl who became the most powerful woman in Ottoman history after she was captured and sent to the harem of Sultan Ahmed I. Actresses Nurgül Yeşilçay, Beren Saat and Anastasia Tsilimpiou played the titular role in three different ages of her life. Apart from the titular role, the cast of the series includes Ekin Koç, Boran Kuzum, Taner Ölmez, Metin Akdülger, Tugay Mercan, Hülya Avşar, Tülin Özen, Leyla Feray, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Aslıhan Gürbüz and Hande Doğandemir. Her passionate, impressive, somewhat humble and down to earth character was in fitting with her quite exceptional and unconventional personality.
Atiye Aka The Gift
Her magic was once again explored in a different story which had universal appeal. She completely changed her look for this series and stepped right into the skin of Atiye. Her incredible screen presence alongside male lead actor Mehmet Günsür was entertaining, interesting and intriguing at the same time as per the story. And she very much became the best she’s been. In the series she portrays the lead role Atiye, an archaeologist who comes across universal secrets in Anatolia. The series was included on BBC’s list of 10 most recommended series for December 2019. Like all of her series, this one also gained critical and commercial acclaim.
The actress’s journey has truly been an inspiring one! In her career span over 10 years, with some outstanding performances, right from Nermin in There Is Death In Our Love to Atiye in The Gift, Beren Saat has made us wow with her flawless performances! What do you guys say about this beauty? Let us know in the comment section below. For more updates keep follow Phupo.
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