Who is Akin Akınözü, Miran Aslanbey in the soap opera Hercai: He is 31 years old, from Turkey, and suffered bullying as a teenager because of his physical appearance.

Who is Akin Akınözü, Miran Aslanbey in the soap opera Hercai: He is 31 years old, from Turkey, and suffered bullying as a teenager because of his physical appearance.

Akin Akınözü was born in Ankara, Turkey on September 22, 1990 and is the only son of actress Özlem Akınözü and Tamer Akınözü. His maternal grandfather was one of the first television presenters at TRT (Turkish Radio and Television). He attended Ankara TED High School and studied mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he lived for 6 years until he decided to become an actor

His performance as Miran in the soap opera Hercai has earned him awards such as "Best Actor in a Drama Series" (24th Golden Lens Awards of the Magazine Journalists Association 2019) and "Best Couple in a TV Series", alongside his co-star Ebru Sahin (Ayaklı Newspaper Awards 2020). He has also been awarded the Nova Más Award for Best Male Actor in 2019 and Mister Nova 2019 from the Spanish television network Nova Atresmedia.

Mirán Aslanbey, an unforgettable character.

Akin Akınözü is one of the most famous Turkish actors of the moment thanks to the success of "Hercai". The drama, in which he shared the lead role with actress Ebru Şahin, became an international television phenomenon, launching the 31-year-old actor to fame.

In the Turkish production, Akin Akinözü plays Miran Aslanbey, who loses his parents as a child to the Şadoğlu family. Fueled by the desire for revenge, Miran plans to avenge his family. The plan: marry Reyyan and, although it hurts him a lot at first, he ends up falling in love with her.

After his performance in Hercai, Akin Akınözü has become one of the audience's favorite Turkish heartthrobs in various parts of the world. That is why his life arouses the interest of the press who discovered that the actor suffered from being overweight in his childhood and adolescence.

A difficult childhood and adolescence

Akın Akınözü's past has surprised all his fans. Photographs from the time reveal that the Turkish actor, physically, was someone else. According to various Turkish media, Akın Akınözü was overweight when he was in school and suffered from bullying by his classmates. These were hard times for the Turkish actor when he only thought of devoting himself to mathematics.

In the photographs, spread on social networks, you can see the great physical change of the Hercai star over the years. As a teenager, Akın Akınözü weighed 120 kilograms. However, he underwent a great transformation when he decided to lose weight. He went from being 120 kilos to weighing 70. He achieved this with a constant exercise routine and a proper diet. The protagonist of the Turkish soap opera did it, above all, for his health.

"I discovered the power of change for the first time when I dropped from 120 kilos to 70 kilos ", stated Akın Akınözü, who is now part of the new series "The Game of My Destiny".The Turkish actor still maintains that healthy lifestyle. Although he first became vegan, Akınözü switched to a pescetarian diet, where he only eats fish and no beef. In this way, the TV star has obtained a proper balance for his organism.

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Although he is now a TV star, Akın Akınözü initially studied mathematics. The artist has a talent with numbers and so he studied at the TED Institute and the University of California, Berkeley over six years. However, he fell in love with acting and took the risk of leaving behind a career as an academic for the cameras.

"From studying mathematics to acting was a big decision and I realize now that if I hadn't made that decision, it would have been a big mistake. I am very happy that I did it," said the Turkish actor in an interview with Infobae. Akin Akınözü confesses that he loves movies and among his favorite films are "The Lion King", "Titanic" and "Matrix".

His acting career started in 2014 with supporting appearances in various TV series such as "Kösem, the Sultana" and "Arkadaşlar İyidir". "Aslan Ailem", from 2017, was his first starring role, in the role of Murat Aslan, although his big break came in 2019, with "Hercai", a story of love and revenge involving two families who have a past that feeds them. Regarding languages, he speaks his mother tongue, Turkish, and English because he lived for about six years in the United States and learned some Spanish.

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