Birkan Sokullu was born in Istanbul on 6 October 1985. Sokullu's grandparents are Bosnian immigrants. He won the pageant third Best Model of Turkey in 2003. Sokullu left basketball career after 10 years due to his leg injury. He graduated from Radio TV Programming of Maltepe University. While studying at university, he began his modelling career. He took acting lessons from Dolunay Soysert. Birkan started to attract notice in the tv series called Küçük Kadınlar.