ZUHAL OLCAY

She trained at The State Conservatory in Turkey and worked at The Turkish State Theater until she formed her own theater company in 1999.

In 1989 she played "Evita" in the world famous musical.
Since then she appeared in
many stage productions, made nearly 20 films in Turkey playing the lead and won numerous awards as "best


actress" in theater and films. Including "Berlin Golden Band" award for "Farewel To False Paradise" which she filmed in Germany.

She performed in many theater plays such as "Othello" (Shakspeare), "The Seagull" (Cehov), "Balcony" (Genet), "Separation" (T. Kempinski).

She won Avni Dilligil Theater Special Award in 1986 with "The Seagull" and won Ankara Art Institution Award in 1998 with "Balcony".

Some of her serials and feature films written below:

FEATURE FILMS

"Salkım Hanım'ın Taneleri" (Mrs. Salkım's Diamonds) Tomris Giritlioğlu 1999
"İstanbul Kanatlarımın Altında"(Istanbul Beneath My Wings) Mustafa Altıoklar 1996
"80.Adım" (The 80th Step) Tomris Giritlioğlu 1996
Cinema Writers and Critic Best Actress Award in 1997
"İki Kadın" (Two Women) Yavuz Özkan 1992
"Gizli Yüz" (Hidden Face) Ömer Kavur 1991
"Dünden Sonra Yarından Önce"(After Yesterday Before Tomorrow) Nisan Akman 1987
"Bir Avuç Gökyüzü" (A Handful Sky) Ümit Elçi 1987
"Kara Sevdalı Bulut" (Melancholic Cloud) Muammer Özer 1987
"Halkalı Köle" (The Slave) Ümit Efekan 1986
"Amansız Yol" (Merciless Road) Ömer Kavur 1985
     Awarded as "The Best Actress" in 22. Antalya Film Festival
"Kurşun Ata Ata Biter" (Bullet Finishes With Shooting) Ümit Elçi 1985
"İhtiras Fırtınası" (Gale of Passion) Halit Refiğ 1983
"Ay Vakti" (Moon Time) Mahinur Ergun
"Sahte Cennete Elveda" (Farewel to False Paradise) Tevfik Başer
"Medcezir Manzaraları" (Scene of The Tides) Mahinur Ergun
"Bir Sonbahar Hikayesi" (Story of an Autumn) Yavuz Özkan

SERIALS AND TV FILMS

"Gecenin Öteki Yüzü" (The Other Face Of Night)
"Baharın Bittiği Yer" (A Place Where The Spring Lasts)
"Parmak Damgası" (Finger Seal)
"Ateşten Günler" (Days of Fire)
"Sönmüş Ocak" (Lifeless Home)

Zuhal Olcay is also well known for her musical career. She made higly acclaimed 4 solo albums up to date.