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Azra Akın
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Akın at the 2004 Megahit-International Mediterranean Song Contest
Born (1981-12-08) 8 December 1981 (age 42)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Title Miss Turkey 2002
Miss World 2002
Atakan Koru
(m. 2017)
Children 1
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown

Azra Akın (born 8 December 1981) is a Turkish-Dutch actress, dancer, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 2002 in London on December 7, 2002.


Akın was born in Almelo, Netherlands, to Turkish parents. Her father (Nazım) and mother (Ayda) emigrated from Turkey to the Netherlands in 1971. Akın has one younger sister named Doruk. In 1998, at the age of 17, Akın was selected Elite Model of Turkey; she then participated in the Europe Elite Model competition in Nice, France, where she reached the final 15. She continued modelling in Germany for the German catalogue Otto.

In 2002, Azra won Star TV's Miss Turkey. Thus, she represented Turkey in the Miss World beauty pageant which was held on December 7, 2002, at Alexandra Palace, London, which she also won. Akin accepted the tiara and $156,000 prize from the previous year's winner Agbani Darego. During her reign, Akın travelled to the United Kingdom, Turkey, the United States, New Zealand, Ireland, Jamaica, Australia, China and many more countries.

In 2003, she won a gold medal when she participated in the British reality TV show The Games.

In 2004, Akın modelled for the postcards of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 which were shown before each song.

In 2010, she won on the TV dance show Yok Boyle Dans, the Turkish version of Dancing With the Stars.

In 2017, she married Turkish male dancer and model Atakan Koru.


Year Film Role
2010 PesPese Pelin
2006 İlk Aşk Bahar
2005 Teberik Şanssız Fulya
2004 Anlat İstanbul Pamuk Prenses
Year Title Role
2016 Miss World 2016 Judge
2015 Miss World 2015 Judge
2014 Miss World 2014 Judge
2013 Miss World 2013 Judge
2012 Muck Elif
2009 Ayrılık Firengiz Babayev
2009 Ah Kalbim Herself
2008 Rüzgar Leyla
2005 Miss World 2005 Judge
2005 Barend en Van Dorp Herself
2004 Nationaal songfestival Herself
2004 Yağmur Zamanı Eylül
2003 The Games Herself
2003 Mister World 2003 Judge

See also

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