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Sedef Avci (born 22 January 1982) is a Turkish model and actress. She won Elite Model Look Turkey in 1997. She represented Turkey at Miss Universe contestant in 2001. She is married to model and actor Kıvanç Kasabalı.

She starred with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ in the Turkish television series Menekşe İle Halil. She is also known for playing Bahar in the Turkish television series Ezel. Now she is playing in a series called Mazi Kalbimde Yaradır. Some fans also say she looks like the actress Özlem Yılmaz.

















Koi mujhe Behlul kehta Hai aur Koi Khalil .... main ne socha apne bare main kuch khud bhi bata don:

Name: Kivanc Tatlitug

  1. Date of Birth: 27th October 1983
Born in: Adana, Turkey
I am a very good Basket Ball Player too.

umeed hai aap sab Express pe mera naya drama "Manahil Aur Khalil" enjoy karien gay.

and for my fans: "Thank you for all your wonderful Love and Warmth, keep watching Express" :)


Kivanc Tatlitug was born in Adana, southern Turkey. He has four other siblings. The name Kıvanç means "pride" in Turkish and Tatlıtuğ is a portmanteau of the Turkish words tatlı (meaning "sweet") and tuğ (the tail of a horse). Tatlıtuğ has said that he was born and bred in Adana and his family had been in bakery business in this city for more than hundred years. He was sent to Yenice Çağ Private High School by his family where he excelled in basketball. Due to his father's illness, Tatlıtuğ and his family moved to Istanbul so his father could get the proper treatment. In Istanbul, he joined Fenerbahçe Ülker sports club as an amateur basketball player.
Kıvanç hosted some pageants and shows. A turning point in Tatlıtuğ's career was when he starred in Gümüş as the character Mehmet Şadoğlu. He acted in the comedy movie "Amerikalılar Karadeniz'de 2" which was directed by Kartal Tibet. He has also starred in other shows such as "Menekşe ile Halil" where he played alongside of Sedef Avcı. In his latest TV series "Aşk-ı Memnu", Kıvanç starred with Beren Saat where he played a cowardly, selfish casanova that has an affair with his uncle's beautiful young wife. He won the "Altın Kelebek Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role" for his performance in "Aşk-ı Memnu". Kıvanç dated Miss World 2002 Azra Akın from 2005 to 2009 and actress Meltem Cumbul from early 2009 to August 2009. He dated İdil Fırat, the daughter of millionaire Önder Fırat, but they broke up. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ returned to his ex-girlfriend Azra Akın in 2011 and the couple are making marriage plans. He provided the voice of Ken for the Turkish dubbed version of Toy Story 3. Since 2011, he plays Kuzey Tekinoğlu in the series Kuzey Güney.







Amidst our fast-paced, monotonous and increasingly modern world, we need an out – some form of escapism. Between crunching numbers to seize business deals and clinging on to our precious children, each one of us craves for that moment of solitude.
I find this tranquillity within the underlying fashion, love, betrayal and glamour. Devoting a couple of uninterrupted hours to soaps, on a local television channel seems to be my recipe to a sane life. A recent believer of this quick, daily therapeutic tip, I have become addicted.

Try it out, if you aren’t a victim yet.

A confession, the cause of this is none but the infamous Ishq-e-Mamnoon.

This Turkish TV serial sucks you in and before you know it, you are stuck trying to balance two worlds. Cuddled in your favourite comfy spot on the couch with eyes glued on to the television, struggling to eat, we become vigilant. Ignoring our world, we indulge and start alternating lives.

It sounds great but what happens when this show comes to an end?

Yes, all good things have to come to an end but as Marilyn Monroe says, “good things fall apart so better things can fall together”.

Trust me, it’s true.

After such a profound success and a vast audience, word on the street is a similar Turkish soap, Manahil & Khalil (Ishq ab mamnoon na raha) featuring Khalil (Behlul) and Manahil is coming up on Express Entertainment!

If this isn’t hope for us avid television viewers then I don’t know what hope is.

Aside from the very obvious entertainment that these soaps provide, they are exposing our sheltered population to some much needed diversity- something that Pakistan desperately lacks. It’s easy to say that diversity brings with it modernity, but so what? While I agree that conservatism is a part of our culture, this does not mean we shun everything that differs from what we believe in. We needn’t adopt the lifestyle portrayed by these dubbed shows, but by just welcoming them, we are encouraging the concept of acceptance and open-mindedness.

I salute these TV series that bring back awareness, acceptance and opportunity.

Through these series aired on local channels, the common man is able to see places he/she may never be able to but desires to visit. It seems to be a battle against ignorance and a haven for fantasy.

I have invested my free time watching these series and most of my not-free time, discussing them; I have surreal expectations. Provided, the dubbing isn’t as obvious and the necklines are not that low. Moderate is good.

The story in this one revolves around a Turkish girl who resides in Germany. She is torn between familial ties and love. Later, she seeks refuge in Turkey with her true love, Halil. The story appears to be a struggle, a true fight for an impossible love.

Yup! I’m sold.

A new plot, a familiar face and entertainment on a whole new level- what more could one want? After having stalked every Facebook picture and video, I can’t wait! See, even in the bleakest of times the road to hope may be narrow but it surely exists!

The truth is as Pakistanis we need to learn the concept of acceptance. We need to learn how to grow, learn to respect and give space to other people, their ideas and their way of life. Perhaps, these shows are making the common man more tolerant and dare I say, aware?
Here’s to Ishq Jo Ab Mamnoon Na Raha, airing Dec 17, 2012.

6 comments:

  1. BRILLIANT DRAMA FANTASTIC

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  2. Khalil is way better looking than Brad Pitt.

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  3. COME ON PEOPLE WHERE IS YOUR SUPPORT.

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  4. Outstanding program,love it. Brilliant acting :)

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