Altan Erkekli was born in Istanbul in 1955. He graduated from the Theater Department of Ankara University. He then taught acting at the Theater Department of Ankara University and performed in the Ankara Art Theatre. In 1985-1989 he worked at the Theater Department for Children and Youth of the State Theatres. Erkekli transferred to the Beşiktaş Culture Center from the Ankara Art Theatre and continued acting in many TV series such as "Bir Demet Tiyatro" and films including "Vizontele." He has received several awards including the "Best Actor" award from the Art Association in 1982 and 1996, a Cristal Seagull Award from Kadıköy Maarif College, and Anadolu High School Alumni Association in 2002. Since 2007 Erkekli has taught diction, speakership, vocalization, and acting at the Başkent Academy of Communication Science.
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