Filiz Ahmet

Filiz Ahmet (born 15 April 1981) is a Macedonian-Turkish actress. She is best known for her roles as Zarife in the Turkish TV series Farewell Rumelia and Nigar Kalfa in the historical TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl.

Filiz Ahmet
Born (1981-04-15) 15 April 1981 (age 40)
Years active2003–present

Early lifeEdit

Filiz Ahmet was born in Skopje, SR Macedonia. She is of Turkish descent. Filiz Ahmet has dual Macedonian and Turkish citizenship.[1] Her mother works as a prompter, while her grandfather, Lüftü Seyfullah, was a Macedonian stage actor and co-founder of the Macedonian-Turkish Theatre.

The first play she watched in the theater was The Idiot, based on the novel by the same name written by Fyodor Dostoevsky. She developed a lifelong passion for theater, and was 6 when she first appeared on stage.

Ahmet's childhood coincided with the Yugoslav Wars. Due to the conflict, her family decided to go to Sweden, and later returned to Macedonia when she was 15. Filiz Ahmet graduated from medical school and then the Academy of Fine Arts in Skopje in 2003.

Ahmet is multilingual and is able to speak Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Swedish, English, Serbian, and Bulgarian.


Ahmet began as a stage actress and received several performance awards. She did not plan to act on-screen, and her busy theater schedule allowed little time for anything else. However, her breakthrough performance occurred in 2007 when she appeared in the role of Zarife in the series Farewell Rumelia. To make her character more expressive, Ahmet spoke her role in the Macedonian Turkish dialect.[2] After this series, she received offers in various television series. Her next project was Balkan Wedding, where she took the role of Galina in 2009.[3]

Magnificent CenturyEdit

In 2010, Ahmet received the role of Nigar Kalfa in a primetime historical Turkish television series, Muhteşem Yüzyıl (The Magnificent Century). The show was very successful in the Balkan region and Turkey, and was broadcast in 45 countries. The series had 204 million viewers worldwide.[4]

Her work with Muhteşem Yüzyıl brought her positive responses and acclaim from critics.[2][5]



  • Bal Kaymak
  • Görevimiz Tatil
  • Sonsuz Aşk
  • Kendime İyi Bak
  • Kadın İşi Banka Soygunu (2014)
  • Mutlu Aile Defteri (2013)
  • Aşk Tutulması
  • Başka Semtin Çocukları
  • Amor de familia



  1. ^ "Zvijezda serije 'Djevojka sa sela': 'Sama sam, a biološki sat otkucava' - Gloria". Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Cumhuriyet Portal". Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  3. ^ MNV Creative Studios. "T.C. Başbakanlık Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Topluluklar Bşk". ARTI90 Dergi. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  4. ^ "TIMS Productions / News / Magnificent Century conquers Italy!". 17 April 2013. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Nigar'a iade-i itibar-YÜKSEL AYTUĞ-Sabah - 20 Eylül 2013". Retrieved 20 September 2013.

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