He was born on May 29, 1969 to a family from Aziziye District of Erzurum in Edirne.
Her mother’s name was Ilknur and her mother was a cooperative director in the province. His father’s name is Ergun and his father was a building contractor. He has an older brother named Omer Cenker Ilicali. He started school at the age of 5 because he was jealous that his older brother went to school. That’s why he said he always saw school as a game.
He completed elementary school and high school in Edirne Istiklal Primary School. He won Kadikoy Anatolian High School at the age of 10 years. He went to Istanbul to study with his grandmother. He was cut off from his studies because he was separated from his family. Later his mother was called to Izmit and his family moved to Istanbul.
He was locked in his room to study because he was away from classes during high school. When closed to space; He said he made a league out of the letters in the book and got them to make matches. He won the Department of English Teaching at Istanbul University. University life lasted 7 years. However, he did not finish school. He lost his grandmother and grandfather in a traffic accident.
He married at the age of 19. She said that after her marriage, all her friends met at her house. One day he met his friends at home; He said that the police searched the house, that the police entered from the balcony and left when they saw people playing games inside the house. He had a daughter in his marriage. Since he and his wife were students, his father took care of them.
He said he spent the housing fees given by his father and that the mortgage bonds that came to the house were thrown away. He said that one day while he was watching TV, the door opened, law enforcement officers came and took the TV, the person they gave the TV to was his team’s goalkeeper, and the TV came back an hour later.
One day her parents took their daughter and set out for Bodrum. While Ergun Ilicali was calmly overtaking the convoy in Balikesir in the evening hours, a vehicle suddenly appeared in front of him at a speed of 180 km and they collided head-on. At that moment Ergun Ilicali and Ilknur Ilicali died. Acun Ilicali’s daughter had fractures in 18 different parts of her body.
Acun Ilicali after the death of his parents; She was traumatized, stayed at home for a year and divorced her husband. In 1994 he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on Bagdat Street. His left arm was broken in a motorcycle accident and he lost his friend sitting behind him. After the operation, which required 36 stitches, a platinum was attached to his left arm.
He consumed the remains of his mother and father in two years. In 1995 she opened a jeans shop on Bagdat Street. But it soon sank. He said that he had zero lira at the time and that he didn’t feel like he had no money thanks to his friends. When he was staying with a friend from university named Esat, he saw them show tv Buildings on the way to the airport. He is accompanied by his college friend Esat.
In 1996, when he found out that his childhood friend Goktug Sevincli was working in Show TV’s sports service at the time, he called him and replied, “Let’s come with Esat,” but Goktug Sevincli said, “Come on, it’s beautiful here,” and visited Irfan Sahin.
Irfan Sahin introduced her to then sports manager Ilker Yasin. Ilker Yasin understood that Acun Ilicali and his friend understood football very well while they were talking. Ilker Yasin wanted Acun Ilicali and his friend to work for Show TV. So Acun Ilicali started working as an intern. Although a Fenerbahçe Fan, he worked as besiktas Correspondent.
He started his television career as a Besiktas correspondent at Show TV. In 2002, he began producing and hosting a travel entertainment television show called Acun Firarda. Cameramen Feridun, Caykun Ertan and Esat Yontunc supported Acun Ilicali on the show Sebnem Schaefer was on the team for the fashion portion of the program. The program ended in 2006. He founded the company Acun Medya in 2006.
Between 2004-2006 the horror thriller television show “fear factor”; Between the years 2007-2010 the television show with the content of the competition called “Have it”; In 2006 he produced and hosted the television show “Survivor Turkey” with the content of the competition. Between 2007-2008 “Or is it a dream?” the current television program; Between 2008 and 2014 he produced the television show Say You Can Say, which featured a voice contest.
2009, the football-related television show Giants League; In 2009, the television show was named with the content of the talent competition “Talent You are Turkey”; Between the years 2010-2011 the TV show with the content of the dance competition “Yok Such Dans”; In 2011; He was the producer and host of the TV show with the content of the voice contest “O Ses Türkiye”.
He founded the Portal website “Acunn.com” with his employees. He left Show Tv in 2013 and joined star television. In 2013; He began producing the television show 3 Men, co-founded the clothing website Sekiz.com with his staff, became a 40 percent affiliate of the TV channel MNG Shop (renamed Shop90), and called himself Tv8. Partnership with Doğuş Broadcasting Group. bought the TV station (70% owner).
In 2014; He left Star Tv and left the TV programs Ninja Warrior Turkey, Para Bende, Hulya Avsar Show, Arda’s Kitchen, Families Compete, Ver Fırına, Bald Alaka, Academy. called “utopia”; In 2015 he produced the TV shows Rising Star Turkey and Here’s My Style. In 2016 he began producing the competition show Here’s My Style Celebrities. In 2008, it became one of the tax record holders in Turkey for the first time. 2
In 2011, 2,836,191 income taxes accrued, which ranks 62nd in Turkey’s income tax list. He performed stand-up shows at universities in Turkey and in different parts of Anatolia. In his shows he humorously told the audience what happened to him during his professional life. On October 7, 2016, the TV channel Shop90 closed and the sports channel TV8.5 began broadcasting.
He married Seda Basbug in 1988. From his first marriage he had a daughter named Banu. In 1993 he separated from Seda Basbug. He completed his 30-day military service in 2000 against payment of 5,000 Deutschmarks with the 1999 enacted military service law. He married Zeynep Yilmaz in 2003. He had two daughters, Yasemin and Leyla, from this marriage.
In 2010 he is said to have had an affair with Seyma Subasi. In 2013, he had a daughter named Melisa from his extramarital affair with Seyma Subasi. He divorced his wife Zeynep Yilmaz in a single session on July 12, 2016 and married Seyma Subasi on September 18, 2017 in a ceremony in front of 250 people in Marseille, France.
Acun Ilıcalı and Seyma Subasi divorced on November 26, 2018.