Hakan Boyav is a famous Turkish actor who was born on 10th January 1964 CE in Odemis, Izmir, Turkey. He graduated from Suphi Koyuncuoglu High School in Bornova, Izmir. He graduated from Dokuz Eylul University in Fine Arts in the year 1987. In 1988, he was appointed to the Diyarbakir State Theatre and started working as a permanent theatre performer. Until 1993, he worked at Diyarbakir State Theatre. After working in different theatres, he has been playing different roles in various films and television series since 2002. Hakan Boyav is also interested professionally in cartoon art. He has two solo exhibitions in this area. He has many albums, national and international awards and nominations. He is known for Valley of the Wolves, Ambush (2007), The International (2009) and Payitaht Abdulhamid (2017). He portrayed Mahmut Pasa in Payitaht Abdulhamid.