10 things to know about Hande Erçel, star of ‘Love is in the air’

Hande Erçel, the star of ‘Love is in the air’ (Mediaset), rose to fame after finishing second in a beauty contest.

Like most Turkish actresses, she began her professional career on the fashion runways and in beauty competitions. In his case, he entered a 2012 competition in Azerbaijan. She was second, and the podium served her to get her first roles in advertisements.

Born in Bandirma, on the shores of the Sea of ​​Marmara, she moved to Istanbul at the age of 18 to study Turkish Art at the University of Mimar Sinan, one of the most prestigious in the country. Having to combine studies with acting, at 27 he has not finished his degree yet.

She began her acting career in 2014, with a supporting role in ‘Çilgin Dershane’ (‘Crazy Class’). The series is about a group of “bad students” who are grouped into the same class of repeaters. The production did not last long.

A year later, in 2015, his moment arrived: he got the main role in the series ‘Günes kizlari’ (‘The girls of the sun’), which was very successful, lasted two years and posed not a triangle, but a loving hexagon between stepbrothers and stepsisters. Betrayals, secret traumas, forgotten ‘affairs’, scandalous revelations and sudden memory loss. All of this infused with a lot of drama and glamor, of course.

Throughout her acting career, she has received numerous awards; all in Turkey. Among them, two stand out, as best actress, in 2015 and 2017, of the Golden Butterfly awards, the Turkish equivalent of the Goya. Although unlike these, the Turks focus on series, the most produced audiovisual genre in the country.

Do not miss the opportunity to hang photos of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, on his social media whenever he can. The most secular sectors of the country have an almost divine adoration of Ataturk, whose surname he gave himself and which means ‘father of the Turks’.

Like most Turkish actors, it is very likely that Hande Ercel, for the way you dress and your way of speaking, vote for the opposition parties to the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose authoritarianism has increased in recent years. However, like the others, he never criticizes the government on his social networks: doing so could cost him some work in the state-controlled networks, which are the majority.

The face of Hande ErcelWhether announcing her whiter smile thanks to that toothpaste, her brilliant hair thanks to that shampoo, or her super soft skin thanks to that cream, she is almost everywhere. On almost all billboards and on almost all channels, at all hours. It is impossible to escape from it.

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