Tuba Buyukustun is among the popular & richest actresses in the Turkish film industry. Having worked in 20 on-screen projects, Buyukustun notably saw a breakthrough with the portrayal of Asiye in Asi (2007-09). Furthermore, she got notable screentime as Elif in Black Money Love (2014-15), which followed works in Cesur Ve Güzel (2016-17) & The Ambassador’s Daughter (2021).
Additionally. the recipient of five Televizyon Dizisi Awards made notable appearances in Gul Oya, Gulizar, The Exam, & 20 Dakika.
More than being an actress, Tuba is the mother of twin children with her now ex-husband Onur Saylak. Also, she is active in charity works & is an ambassador of UNICEF; scroll down to know more.
Graduate Of Mimar Sinan University- What Is Age & Height Of Tuba Buyukustan?
Tuba Büyüküstün was born Hatice Tuba Büyüküstün on July 5, 1982 in Istanbul, Turkey. As of 2022, the Red Istanbul actress is 39 years old & stands 173 cm (5 feet 8 inches) tall.
A Turkish by nationality, Buyukustun has Greece ancestry- her paternal grandparents are immigrants from Greece. Her parents: Serdar Büyüküstün (father) & Handan Büyüküstün (mother) are from Erzurum, Turkey.
After high school, the Asi actress went to Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul & graduated with a degree in Costume & Design in 2004.
Made TV Debut In 2003- From Commercials To On-Screen Success
Büyüküstün as a college student worked in commercials & later made her TV debut in 2003 through Sultan Makami (TV series). Then, she starred in the TV film Gülizar (2004) & portrayed Zarife in The Rose and the Thorn (2004-05).
Tuba then worked in the movie My Father and My Son (2005), & then in Under the Trees (2005-06). Her notable role came as the lead character of Asiye in Asi (2005-07), co-starring Murat Yildirim, Çetin Tekindor, Selma Ergeç & Cemal Hünal.
The role earned her Istanbul University Computer Club Award in 2008.
Tuba’s portrayal as Hasret in Gönülçelen (2010-11) won her awards like TelevizyonDizisi.com Award (2010) & DiziFilm.com Oscars. Moreover, having worked in 20 Dakika (2013, 25 episodes) that saw her Emmy nomination, the Turkish actress landed in the lead role of Elif Denizer in Black Money Love (2014-15); translated: Kara Para Aşk.
The TV series featuring other Turkish stars like Engin Akyürek, Nebahat Çehre, Erkan Can, and Hazal Türesan, won her 2015 Golden Butterfly Award.
Afterward, she worked in Cesur Ve Güzel (2016-17), Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020), & The Ambassador’s Daughter (2021) co-starring Neslihan Atagul. Between those years, the Turkish actress made movie appearances too; Tight Dress (2016), Red Istanbul (2017) co-starring Halit Ergenç (husband of actress Bergüzar Korel), and More (2017).
UNICEF Ambassador- What Is Tuba Buyukustun Doing Now?
Tuba Büyüküstün was nominated UNICEF Turkey’s National Goodwill Ambassador on May 21, 2014, to work for children’s rights all around the world. She is a strong supporter of UNICEF’s No Lost Children campaign, which raises awareness of the needs of Syrian refugee children in Turkey and other Asian and European countries.
Aside from that, the 20 Dakika actress is active in their TV screen projects. Having worked in the Netflix series Rise of Empires in 2021, Tuba portrays Ada in another Netflix show Another Self. It co-stars Ali Bahadir Bahar, Firat Tanis, & Riza Kocaoglu.
Net Worth In 2022- How Much Tuba Buyukustun Earns?
Considered among the Top 10 as famous, highest-earning & beautiful actresses, Tube is active in the industry for nearly 2 decades. In 2022, Buyukustun has an estimated net worth of $10 million, as per online sources, though some argue it could be in the 7-digit figure.
Reportedly, she earned 120,000 TL (Turkish Lira) per episode through Cesur Ve Güzel (2016). So for her 32 episode appearances, it was approx. $3.84 million TL (equivalent to $271,500).
Although further details on her salary from other TV ventures are not out, Tuba possibly pocketed a decent sum, summing her annual earnings in a 6-digit figure. Normally, on average, a Turkish actor gets a paycheck of TL 102,163 a year (around $7,200).
Income From Endorsements
Surely, the acting career is the backbone of her earnings, but also endorsements & TV commercials aid her income. In 2021, she appeared in the Russian commercials for MegaFon (mobile). Previously, Tuba worked TV advertisements of Pantene from 2007 to 2014.
Her other commercial works include Molfix, Molped, Kremini & Colin’s.
As per Influencer Marketing Hub, Buyukustun makes $10,822 – $18,036 per sponsored post via Instagram.
‘Cesur ve Güzel’ Actress Tuba Buyukustun Is Divorcee- Husband, Children & Relatinship!
Büyüküstün was in a relationship with Bülent Inal from 2005 to 2007. Then, she began dating Sami Saydan; but they broke up in 2010 after 3 years of relationship.
Afterward, the Turkish actress married Onur Saylak, a Turkish actor, on July 28, 2011. The wedding ceremony was held in Paris, France. While together, the two became parents to twins: Maya and Toprak in January 2012.
However, the family of four shattered as the couple divorced after 6 years of marriage, on June 5, 2017. Though, the reason for their split is a mystery to date.
Shortly after her divorce from Onur, the actress began dating Turkish businessman Umut Evirgen, 7 years younger than her. They began dating in 2017 summer. However, after 4 years of relationship, the two broke up in May 2020.
Rumored Relationships of Buyukustun
In August 2020, there were rumors that Buyukustun was dating Turkish director Cevdet Mercan, who is a friend of her ex-husband Saylak as well as her ex-boyfriend Evirgen. Though, the two never confirmed their relationship.
In June 2021, Tuba saw romance rumors; with Turkish singer Murat Boz as they went for dinner. Moreover, a year later, the cozy pictures of the two together swirled relationship talks, but have repeatedly denied a romantic relationship between them.