Kenan Kalav – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Kenan
Gender Male
Age 62 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth November 1, 1961
Full Name Yusuf Kenan Kalav
Profession Actor
Nationality Turkish
Birthplace Istanbul, Turkey
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Kenan Kalav was born on November 1, 1961, in Turkey. Kenan was originally born with the name Yusuf Kenan Kalav. Kenan is a German Turkish film actor. His mother Cevat Bey was the chemistry professor and the daughter of German Suzi from Mardin. Kenan Kalav completed his early education from İstanbul Özel Alman Lisesi. Later on, in order to pursue the advanced studies, Kenan Kalav attended Marmara University Press and Publishing Academy. Kenan Kalav also received the certification in tourism and hotel management from Munich.

Kenan Kalav alongside his wife was heading to Spain, Barcelona from Istanbul. As soon as they reached the airport for departure they got arrested and taken into custody by the police. They were accounted for on the grounds of having two and a half pounds of heroin in luggage.

Drugged suitcases had been registered in his name. Kenan Kalav was given a punishment of 10 years in prison in the Gerona Prison in Barcelona. Meanwhile, the King of Spain was sent to Carlos with a petition of forgiveness. He was released on probation in 1996 after spending nearly five years in prison. He stayed in Spain until the end of this period until 1999.

Kenan Kalav is well known for his role in Çalikusu. He made a career rebound with the movie Biçak sirti in 2001 after a decade-long hiatus that began after his role in 1989’s Kilyos Cinayeti. He is well known for Çalikusu (1986), Kilyos Cinayeti (1989) and Suçlu gençlik (1986).

Kenan Kalav has performed in the accompanying films

  • Love Of Men 1987
  • A Female Trap 1987
  • The sin of Light 1987
  • Atmaca 1987
  • Defense 1986
  • Korfez 1986
  • A woman in Action 1986
  • The Day Before 1986
  • Çalıkuşu 1986


Kenan Kalav Education

College: Marmara University

Kenan Kalav Career

Profession: Actor


TV Show: Çalikusu (2013-2014)

TV Show poster

Net Worth: $200,000+ approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Cevat Kalav

Mother: Suzi Madlen Kalav

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Yeşim Sayınsoy (m. 2006)

Son: Cankurt

Facts You Never Knew About Kenan Kalav

  • Kenan is a wonderful actor of the era. He belongs to a German Turkish family.
  • Kenan Kalav parents are Suzi Hanım and chemistry professor Cevat Bey.
  • Kenan Kalav was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years. The first one and a half years passed in the cell. Then he was taken to a ward for the remaining time frame.
  • Kenan Kalav opened a restaurant in Barcelona, Spain.
  • He has also worked as a cinematographer.
  • Kenan Kalav performed a great role in the movie named The Passion. Success knocked on his doors and soon Kenan started doing movies and TV series.
  • His best works are ”For one night in my life,” and “Slave of money” etc.
  • Kenan Kalav has a son named Cankurt from her marriage to Nesra. Ahu Tuğba
  • Kenan Kalav met motorcycle accident. Soon after that incident, he returned to acting again.
  • Kenan Kalav is well known for his role in Çalikusu.
  • He attended Marmara University Press Release High School before studying tourism and hospitality in Munich.
  • Kenan Kalav is notable for Çalikusu (1986), Kilyos Cinayeti (1989) and Suçlu gençlik (1986).


Who is Kenan Kalav?

Kenan Kalav is a Turkish actor, born on 01 November, 1961 in Istanbul, Turkey.

How old is Kenan Kalav?

Kenan Kalav is 62 years old as of November 2023.