Serenay Sarıkaya is a Turkish actress and model. Sarıkaya made her acting debut with a minor part in the movie Şaşkın (2006) and later starred in the film Plajda (2008). At the age 15, she participated in a beauty competition and received a special award from the jury. She later rose to prominence by acting in the cinema movie Plajda (2008). Sarıkaya became the first runner-up at Miss Turkey 2010. She came to international attention for her roles inLale Devri (2010–2012) and Medcezir (2013–2015) and received critical acclaim and won numerous accolades, including two Golden Butterfly Awards.In addition to her acting career, Sarıkaya has appeared in many advertising films and is the face of numerous brands. In 2014, she was chosen as the Woman of the Year by GQ Turkey. She continued her movie career with a role in Behzat Ç. Ankara Yanıyor (2013).