Hande Kazanova

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25, 1973
Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey


Turkish actress who is best known for her work on feature films, television shows, and theater productions. She is best recognized for having played the recurring role of Esma Sultan on the miniseries Esir Sultan and for having portrayed Zehra Hoca in the 2008 feature film Afacanlar Sinifi. 

Before Fame

She graduated from Istanbul University in Science and went on to compete in the Miss Turkey pageant in 1993. Her acting debut came in 1996 when she starred in the film Victims of the Devil. 


She is also known for having written and published a weekly astrology column for the Haberturk newspaper. 

Family Life

She was born and raised in Izmir, Turkey and married Gurcan Yucel in 2011. 

Associated With

She starred alongside Necati Sasmaz and Ozgu Namal in the 2003 television series Kurtlar Vadisi. 

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