Ajda Pekkan (Ayse Ajda Pekkan)

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Istanbul, Turkey
Ajda Pekkan was born on February 12, 1946 in Istanbul to a Turkish naval officer father. She spent her childhood at the naval base in Golcuk (Turkey) amongst American families.

In 1962, at the beginning of her musical career, she appears as a singer at a very popular club of the time called 'Cati'. One year later in 1963, she becomes the winner of a contest organized by SES Magazine, searching for new talents for the movie industry. This marks her professional career.

Pekkan became a recognized star in Turkish movie industry. Read more...


Character: Herself - Turkish Entry: 15th Place

The Eurovision Song Contest 1980