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Ilker Kaleli Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Ilker Kaleli

Ilker Kaleli is a Turkish actor who is well known for his role in the Turkish drama television series Poyraz Karayel. In 2021, he was roped in to play a supporting role in the Netflix crime drama series The Serpent.


Ilker Kaleli was born on 11 May 1984 (age 37 years; as of 2021) in Istanbul, Turkey. He completed his graduation in Arts Management. In 2005, Ilker applied to The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London and pursued a degree in acting. [1]YouTube

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5 10

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

Ilker Kaleli

Family & Ethnicity

Parents & Siblings

Ilker Kalelis mothers name is Beril –ztunal . She is half German and half Turkish. His father is a Turkish citizen who was born in Van Province. Ilker Kaleli has a younger sister, Eda E. Kaleli.

Ilker Kaleli with his mother

Ilker Kaleli with his mother


Ilker Kaleli was rumoured to be in a relationship with the Turkish actress Bur in TerzioŸlu. The rumours began when a picture of Ilker and Bur in with Ilkers mother surfaced on the internet.

Ilker Kaleli with Burcin Terzioglu and his sister Eda Kaleli (right)

Ilker Kaleli with Burcin Terzioglu and his sister Eda Kaleli (right)


After completing his graduation in Arts Management, Ilker started working as a DJ in a local club and he used to perform at night for parties. In 2005, he applied for an acting course in LAMDA, London. After completing his course, Ilker began working as a supporting actor for the 2012 television psychological thriller series Son. He then received lead roles in Kay p žehir (2012-2013) and Kayip (2013).In 2014, he played the lead role in the Turkish thriller drama Silsile.

Poster of 'Silsile'

Poster of Silsile

In 2015, Ilker Kaleli played the lead role of Ahmet Poyraz Karayel in the Turkish drama television series Poyraz Karayel. The series broadcasted its last episode in 2017. Ilker then worked in another Turkish television series Dip (2018). In 2021, he was roped in in the crime drama series co-produced by Netflix and BBC One The Serpent to play the supporting role of Vitali Hakim. The show released on Netflix on 1 January 2021.


  • Most Succesful TV Series Actor by YBTB Top Awards of the Year in 2015
  • Best TV Actor of the Year by Halic University 2015s Top Awards in 2015
  • Best Actor of the Year by Gazi University in 2016
  • Best Detective TV Series Actor by Ayakl Newspaper TV Stars Awards in 2016
  • Best Actor by Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards in 2016
  • Best Actor by IMK Social Media Awards in 2016

    Ilker Kaleli addressing the audience after winning an award

    Ilker Kaleli addressing the audience after winning an award

  • Most Liked Series-Movie Actor by YTœ Stars of the Year Awards in 2017
  • Most Successful TV Actor of the Year by Tœ EM–S Achievement Awards in 2017
  • Series Contribution Special Award by Poyraz Karayel Special Awards in 2017
  • Symbolic Couple of the Year (Bur in & lker) by Valentines Days Symbol Couple Survey Awards in 2017
  • Most Liked Couple (Bur in & lker) by Poltio.com TV Survey Awards in 2017


  • Ilkers parents got divorced when he was young and he lived with his mother.
  • Ilker is fluent in English and he speaks three other languages- Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Turkish.
  • Ilker is not just a good actor; he is a highly skilled musician as well and he plays guitar, piano, and drums. He sang songs and played in several episodes for Poyraz Karayel and sang the main soundtrack for Silsile.
  • Ilker is an animal lover and he has a pet cat.

    Ilker Kaleli with his cat

    Ilker Kaleli with his cat

  • He is passionate about bikes and he owns a BMW R nineT.

    Ilker Kaleli with his bike

    Ilker Kaleli with his bike


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