Niyazi Emre Altuğ (April 14, 1970, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish pop singer, actor. He starred in popular television series, television films, movies and musicals. He is also one of the most popular male singers in Turkey. Emre Altuğ was born in Levent, Istanbul as the second son to a housewife mother and dentist father. He graduated in Theatrical Studies from the State Conservatory of Istanbul University.