Famous for such folk pop and classical Turkish music hits as "PadiÅŸah," "Emret Ã-leyim," and "Ã‡akmak Ã‡akmak," this acclaimed vocalist became one of the most respected musicians in the Arabesque genre.
Before beginning her music career, she performed professionally as a belly dancer.
Her early hit "PadiÅŸah" was showcased in numerous Turkish television series and commercials.
Her first marriage to actor Hakan Ural resulted in children named Melisa and Engincan. Her later, nine-year-long marriage to Sulhi Aksüt produced a third child, Emir.
She and fellow Turkish musician Ivo Papasov were both born into families of Romani descent.