Nejat Uygur

Nejat Uygur
Born Nejat Uygur
10 August 1927
Kilis, Turkey
Died 18 November 2013(2013-11-18) (aged 86)
İstanbul, Turkey
Resting place Zincirlikuyu Cemetery, Istanbul
Nationality Turkish
Occupation Actor, comedian
Spouse(s) Necla Uygur
Children Sons: Ahmet, Süheyl, Süha, Kemal and Behzat

Nejat Uygur (10 August 1927 18 November 2013) was a Turkish actor and comedian.

Early years

Nejat Uygur was born on 10 August 1927 as the second of three children to an officer father and teacher mother. He acted on stage already in his school years.[1]

Uygur attended Academy of Fine Arts (today: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) to study sculpture, however, without finishing it.[1]

Acting career

He began his theatre career by establishing his own "Nejat Uygur Theatre" in the end of the 1940s. He toured with his theatre actoss the country. Nejat Uygur became unforgettable with his comedy plays such as Cibali Karakolu, Kaynanatör, Hastane mi Kestane mi?, Miğferine Çiçek Eken Asker, Minti Minti, Sizinki Can da Bizimki Patlıcan mı?, Son Umudum Milli Piyango, Şeyini Şey Ettiğimin Şeyi, Şeytandan 29 Gün Evvel Doğan Çocuk, Zamsalak, Alo Orası Tımarhane mi?, Aman Özal Duymasın, Benim Annem Evden Neden Kaçtı?.[1]

In addition to his theatre plays, he starred also in a number of movies, most notable in Cafer Bey. His last appearances were in Beyaz Melek and Vizontele Tuubaa.[1]

He also shared the stage in many plays with his sons Süheyl and Behzat.[1]

Final years

On 10 September 2009, Nejat Uygur was hospitalized in İstanbul due to Watershed stroke that paralyzed him on the left body side. He died on 18 November 2013 at the age of 86 caused by sepsis in the hospital, where he was treated since then.[1] He is survived by his wife Necla Uygur and his five sons Ahmet, Süheyl, Süha, Kemal and Behzat Uygur.[2]

Following a memorial ceremony at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall and the religious funeral at the Teşvikiye Mosque, he was buried at the Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.[2]


In 1998, he was honored with the title State Artist bestowed by the Ministry of Culture.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1970 Cafer Bey Cafer
1971 Iyi fakir ve kibar Cafer
2004 Vizontele Tuuba Haci Zübeyir
2007 The White Angel Gazi Cemal


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Nejat Uygur'u kaybettik". NTV MSNBC (in Turkish). 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  2. 1 2 "Nejat Uygur son yolculuğuna uğurlanıyor". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2013-11-22.

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