Meryem of “Kızıl Goncalar”: Özgü Namal Comeback Story

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Known by the name Özgü Namal, her real name is “Melahat Özgü Namal.” Özgü Namal, 45 years old, is a Turkish TV and film actress born on December 28, 1978, in Istanbul. She is the daughter of a civil servant mother of Thessalonian origin and a merchant father of Macedonian origin. Özgü Namal’s life unfolded in various neighborhoods of Istanbul, primarily in Üsküdar.

Ozgu Namal
Ozgu Namal

In 1997, she began her professional career in theater acting in children’s plays at the Masal Gerçek Tiyatrosu. Looking at Özgü Namal’s education, we see that she completed high school at Istanbul Üsküdar Cumhuriyet Lisesi and graduated from Istanbul University State Conservatory Theater Department in 2002. While Özgü Namal has been involved in various theater productions since her childhood, she became widely known in Turkey through the TV series “Kurtlar Vadisi” where she portrayed the character Elif Eylül. “Kurtlar Vadisi” was one of the most powerful productions in the Turkish TV series industry and is known as one of the most influential series to date.

Kurtlar Vadisi - Elif - Özgü Namal
Kurtlar Vadisi – Elif – Özgü Namal

Between 2009 and 2011, she also played the lead role in the Turkish series “Hanımın Çiftliği”. Apart from these, Özgü Namal has not been involved in many TV productions. She also served as a jury member on the TV show “Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye” in 2014-2015.

Kizil Goncalar Meyrem Tezel - Ozgu Namal
Kizil Goncalar Meyrem Tezel – Ozgu Namal

Currently, in 2024, she is the lead actress, portraying “Meryem,” in the Turkish drama series “Kizil Goncalar.”

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Personal Life:

Özgü Namal got married to Ahmet Serdar Oral in 2014, and they had two children. After her marriage, she moved to Köyceğiz district in Muğla from Istanbul. However, on October 6, 2020, her husband Ahmet Serdar Oral passed away due to a heart attack. After the death of her husband, Özgü Namal returned to Istanbul. She also decided to return to TV screens after being away for some time.

kizil goncalar meyrem
kizil goncalar meyrem

Özgü Namal’s Love Life:

After the death of her husband and the decision to return to Istanbul and TV sets, the 45-year-old actress reportedly started a new relationship with Ferman, a businessman she met in Muğla Bodrum (2023).

TV Series:

YearProductionRole
1998Affet Bizi HocamNehir
1998İkinci BaharStudent
1999KeremAyla
2000Karate CanZeliha
2001Yeditepe İstanbulDuru
2001Bir Filiz VardıYoung Filiz
2001Cinlerle PerilerZeynep
2002BeşibiryerdeAhu
2002Havada BulutYorgiya
2003-2005Kurtlar VadisiElif Eylül
2004Hayat BilgisiZuhal Kutluay
2006BebeğimEmel Erter
2008Nerede Kalmıştık?Guest Actor
2008Benim Annem Bir MelekDurusu Can
2009Masumlar
2009-2011Hanımın ÇiftliğiGüllü / Serap
2012Koyu KırmızıÜmit
2013-2014MerhametNarin
2023-PresentKızıl GoncalarMeryem Tezel

Movies:

YearProductionRole
2000Fosforlu CevriyeAyten
2002Sır ÇocuklarıZeynep
2004BüyüSedef
2004Anlat İstanbulŞenay
2005Organize İşlerUmut Ocak
2006BeynelmilelGülendam
2007PolisFunda
2007MutlulukMeryem
2008Güneşin OğluŞule
2008O… ÇocuklarıDona
2009İncir ÇekirdeğiHeda
2013Bu İşte Bir Yalnızlık VarAyşe

Hosting Programs:

YearProduction
2006Yarışma Maratonu
2007Koca Kafalar

Guest Appearances:

YearProduction
2014-2015Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye
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