Erbaa, Tokat, Turkey
Engin Günaydin (born 29 January 1972) is a Turkish actor and comedian. Günaydin was born in Erbaa, Tokat Province. He began his university studies at Hacettepe University Conservatory, but in his second year he switched to Mimar Sinan University from where he graduated in theatre. In 1997, he had a small role in Otogargara which caused him to be cast in the television series Bir Demet Tiyatro where he played Zabita Irfan. Later he acted in Askim Askim with Mehmet Ali Erbil and Emel Sayin. In 2001, he acted in Zeki Demirkubuz's film Yazgi for which he received the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Ankara Film Festival. In 2004, he began doing sketches on Okan Bayülgen's show. In 2005, he accepted an offer from Gülse Birsel and joined the cast of the sitcom Avrupa Yakasi as Burhan Altintop, his most famous role. In 2009, he wrote the screenplay of and starred in Vavien directed by the Taylan Brothers. For this, he won a number of screenwriting awards at the Istanbul Film Festival, Yesilcam Awards and the Siyad awards. Additionally, he did a series of stand up shows titled O Hikayedeki Mal Benim. He shared the Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival's Best Actor Award in 2012 together with Ilyas Salman for his role in Inside.