Ханде Ерчел ( Hande Erchel )

Hande Erchel

Name: Hande Erchel

Who is she: actress

Birthday: November 24, 1993 (30 years old)

Place of birth: Bandirma, Turkey

Height: 172 cm

Weight: 55 kg

Marital status: single


Hande Ercel is a Turkish model and actress who gained fame for the romantic series Love Has No Words, which aired in 2016-2017. The telenovela tells the story of Hayat, a provincial girl who came to the capital to become a model and fell in love with a businessman. To a certain extent, it repeats the story of Ercel herself.

CHILDHOODHande Ercel as a child

The future actress was born in November 1993 in the provincial Turkish city of Bandirma. The girl’s father worked in trade, and her mother was a housewife. Hande has a sister, Gamze, who is a year older. Due to their close age, the two girls felt like twins. Ercel told us that she has a small but very strong family in which everyone loves each other. Since the girl grew up in a small town where everyone knew each other, her parents were not afraid to let her go outside. She and her sister spent a lot of time playing with friends in the nearby park. To this day, Hande keeps in touch with her childhood friends.

From an early age, the girl saw herself as an actress and played in all school productions. By high school, she began to constantly get leading roles. The girl was pushed to continue developing in this direction by her teacher, who once said that he believed in her. According to Hande, she was also good at drawing, and her favorite artists were Salvador Dali and Yergin Inan. After school, Ercel and her sister entered Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul: Hande studied Turkish language and literature, and her sister studied design.”Hande Ercel with her sister as a child (right)

At the age of 19, she took part in the Miss Civilization Turkey beauty pageant and won. After that, she traveled to Azerbaijan, where the Miss Civilization of the World contest was held. There, she lost to a girl from Montenegro and took second place. After that, Erchel began to be invited to shoot for glossy magazines and movie auditions. However, the young model had to make some efforts to lose weight.


Ханде Ерчел у серіалі «Дочки Гюнеш»

Hande started acting in TV series back in 2012, when she was 19 years old. But those were only cameo roles. For example, she starred in the TV series Korolek the Songbird, based on the novel by Reshat Nuri Güntekin. Serious roles came later. The first such work can be considered the role of the multi-part film “Güneş’s Daughters” (2015). There, Hande played a modest girl, Selin Yilmaz, the youngest daughter of 35-year-old Mrs. Güneş. In the story, the father of the family dies, and Güneş marries another man, but life with her stepfather is unbearable for her children.

After 39 episodes, the series was canceled, and in 2016 Hande auditioned for another major project, Love Doesn’t Understand Words, and got the lead role. It was thanks to this series that the actress gained a huge army of fans. People began to recognize her on the street. The actor Burak Deniz became her partner in the series. Their acting together was compared to another legendary Turkish couple, Turkan Shoray and Kadir Inanir. In 2016, Hande became the face of L’Oreal for a year. She advertised hair dye. The terms of the contract were such that the girl had to not dye her hair for a year.

Hande Ercel in the series The actress’s career continued with the series “Black Pearl” (2017), directed by Erol Ozlevi. It tells the story of a married couple whose love is put to a serious test when an attractive and wealthy man appears in the town. In 2018, Hande won a beauty contest that was held in Azerbaijan again, which brought her new invitations to auditions and new advertising contracts.

In 2019, he played roles in the TV series The Ring and Azizi. The former was about a young couple fighting a gang of criminals. The second one was a more romantic story. Ercel’s partner in the Azizi series was actor Burga Gulsoy.

At the beginning of 2020, Ercel appeared in the TV series Call My Heart, where she was partnered with Kerem Bursin.

And in the summer of 2020, a new series with Hande premiered. She starred in the romantic comedy Knock on My Door, in which she plays a flower vendor named Eda, with Kerem Bursin again playing the second lead role. The flower girl accidentally confuses the businessman’s plans, and then she has to pretend to be a bride. Naturally, feelings arise between them as a result.

The series became a global hit, and some countries bought out the declaration of its adaptation.


Ханде Ерчел та Екін Мерт Даймаз

The actress admitted in an interview that she falls in love very easily. That is why she had many boyfriends. Her first boyfriend was the actor Ekin Mert Daimaz. Compared to Hande’s success, his career was not going well. Perhaps that’s why they broke up. It happened quietly and peacefully-the couple simply unfollowed each other on social media.

There were rumors that Hande was dating actor Tolga Sarıtas, the star of the TV series The Magnificent Century, but both of them denied these speculations. The girls also attributed an affair to her colleague Burak Deniz. If this is true, the actor eventually chose someone else – he married Bushra Develi.

Hande Ercel and Tolga SaritasIn 2018, the actress began dating popular singer Murat Dalkilic. The man is ten years older. He found solace in his romance with Hande after his divorce from his wife Merve Bolugur. The tabloids reported that the singer was allegedly living off his girlfriend, but the couple denied the rumors and accused the journalists of being deceitful.

Hande Ercel and Burak DenizIn 2019, a tragedy struck the Ercel family – the actress’s mother, Aylin Ercel, passed away. The daughter did everything to help her mother, became her stem cell donor, but nothing helped. The death of her mother was a big blow to the actress and her family. The actress was supported by her friend Burcu Ozberk, with whom she had starred in Güneş’s Daughter. Murat Dalkilic also did everything he could to help his beloved during that difficult period when her mother was ill. In February 2020, they announced their engagement.

Unfortunately, just a few months later, she confirmed her divorce from Murat. The former lovers decided to remain friends.

Hande Ercel and Marat DalkilicIn April 2021, Hande started dating her Knock on My Door co-star Kerem Bursin. They spent the break between filming the first and second seasons together in the Maldives. Fans of the series rejoiced – the on-screen romance was transferred to real life! But there were also many skeptics who believed that this relationship was fake, and its main goal was to promote the series. Especially since both of them were quite cold in public.

Meanwhile, rumors spread online that the actress was actually dating a billionaire. In the fall of 2022, it became known that Hande and Kerem had divorced. Moreover, the beauty has been together for several months with Hakan Sabanci, the heir to one of the richest Turkish families. His father owns the Densa transportation holding.

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Hande is active on social media: she has profiles in many of them. The girl’s posts are charged with optimism and cheerfulness and reveal a whole new side of her personality. The actress loves to inspire her fans by example.

In her free time, she likes to travel, and to relax she goes to massage sessions. In her everyday life, Hande wears ordinary and comfortable clothes, but prefers bright makeup. To keep herself in good shape, she does stretching and aerobics.


Hande admitted that she loves her job and wants to move forward, and she works hard for it. She hopes that someday she will be able to appear on screen in big dramatic roles. Hande admitted that she would like to play Natalie Portman in the movie Black Swan instead.

In 2023, the actress could be seen in the TV series “Completely Different”: she turned into prosecutor Leila, who investigates the murder of a businessman and simultaneously falls in love with a schizophrenic journalist. Burak Deniz became Ercel’s co-star on the set.