Hazal Kaya is a Turkish actress and model. Her full name is Leyla Hazal Kaya. She was born in Istanbul. Hazal completed her primary education from “Gaziosmanpaşa Elementary School”. She graduated from “Liceo Italiano di Istanbul” in 2009. Hazal studied at “Istanbul Bilgi University”. Her parents are lawyers divorced when she was only 7 years old. She became interested in acting at a very young age. Kaya took ballet and violin lessons for 7 years. “Acting Career” Kaya’s acting career was started with TV series Genco. Hazal played Nihal Ziyagil in a modern-day adaptation of Aşk-ı Memnu in 2008. Kaya played as Feriha Yılmaz Sarrafoğlu in the first two seasons of TV series named Adını Feriha Koydum in 2011. She played the role of a porter’s daughter trapped between two lives that fall in love with a rich and handsome boy Emir Sarrafoğlu at her university. The series had one of the highest TV ratings in Turkey. in 2012 she starred in a new series called Son Yaz Balkanlar. 2015 she has appeared in Maral: En Güzel Hikayem. She played Maral Erdem. Now Hazal Kaya is one of the highest paid actors of Turkey.