Uğur Güneş (actor)

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Uğur Güneş (born 10 November 1987) is a Turkish film and television actor.[1] Güneş rose to fame by playing the character Çetin in the series Urfalıyam Ezelden. He is also popularly known for his role as Tugtekin Bey in Diriliş: Ertuğrul for which he received the Best Actor of the Year Award by the Ankara Ministry of Youth.[2] Güneş received great appreciation for his performance in the İsimsizler TV series & was awarded the Jury Special Award at Young Turkey Summit Academy Awards 2017.[3] As of 2018, he is acting in the Turkish series Bir Zamanlar Çukurova (One Upon a Time in Çukurova) as Yılmaz.[4] Güneş received the best series trio award for his role in Bir Zamanlar Çukurova at the 24th Golden Lens Award Ceremony.[5]

Uğur Güneş
Born (1987-11-10) 10 November 1987 (age 33)
EducationHacettepe University
Ankara University
Years active2011–present
Known forDiriliş: Ertuğrul
Bir Zamanlar Çukurova


Güneş made his debut on TV with the Turkish drama series Yeniden Başla (Start Again), which aired on TRT in 2011.[6] Next, he appeared in ATV TV series Benim İçin Üzülme (Don't Worry for Me). The show continued for 2 seasons. Güneş made his first appearance in cinema with Tamam miyiz? (Are We OK?) in 2013 & later appeared in the Turkish horror movie Şeytan-ı Racim (Devil) in the same year. He became popular with his role as Tugtekin Bey in the popular Turkish historical drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul (Resurrection: Ertuğrul) and received the Best Actor Award by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 2016.[2] In 2014 he played the character of Çetin in the TV series Urfalıyam Ezelden (Devoted). He also worked in a mini TV series Seddülbahir 32 Saat in 2016. He played the character of Fatih in the action TV series İsimsizler (Nameless Squad). Lastly he started in Bir Zamanlar Çukurova TV series in 2018 and won critics' praises. He also played Cemal Tunalı, a patriotic character in the movie Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoğlu, based on the life of Naim Süleymanoğlu.

Personal lifeEdit

Uğur Güneş spent his childhood in Ankara. He has one brother and one sister. He started acting at Ankara Art Theatre by the suggestion of a friend. After graduating from Ankara University Language, History and Theatre School, Uğur took acting as a profession.[6]


TV series
Year Title Role
2011 Yeniden Basla Eray
2012–2013 Benim İçin Üzülme Şiyar
2014 Urfalıyam Ezelden Çetin
2015 Seddülbahir 32 Saat Hüseyin
2015–2016 Diriliş: Ertuğrul Tuğtekin Bey
2017 İsimsizler Fatih
2018–2021 Bir Zamanlar Çukurova Yılmaz Akkaya
2021 Kanunsuz Topraklar Davut
Year Title Role
2013 Tamam miyiz? Serhat
2013 Şeytan-ı Racim Emrah
2019 Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoğlu Cemal Tunalı

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Ceremony Category Project Result
2016 Ankara Ministry of Youth Awards Best Actor of the Year Diriliş: Ertuğrul Won
2017 Young Turkey Summit Academy Awards Jury Special Award İsimsizler Won
2019 Golden Lens Award Ceremony Best Series Trio Award Bir Zamanlar Çukurova Won


  1. ^ "Uğur Güneş Actor: TV Series, Biography". Turkish Drama. 2018-12-03. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  2. ^ a b code.company (2016-05-18). "Burcu Kıratlı ile Uğur Güne؛'e ِdül". Gecce (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  3. ^ "Uğur Güneş'e ödül". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2017-05-15. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  4. ^ code.company (2020-08-29). "'Bir Zamanlar Çukurova'nın yeni sezon afişi yayınlandı!". Gecce (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  5. ^ Teammy (2019-11-06). "24th Golden Lens Awards Ceremony". Turkish Series: Teammy (in Latin). Retrieved 2020-11-07.
  6. ^ a b "Uğur Güneş kimdir? Uğur Güneş nereli ve kaç yaşında?". Sözcü. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2020.