Ufuk Bayraktar was born in 12.09.1981 in Istanbul. Right after his high school graduation, he started running the coffee shop which belongs to his father, at the province of Cihangir Firuzaga. He met with director Zeki Demirkubuz there and he started acting. He has been an actor since 2005. "Kümes" (The Coop) is the first feature film that Ufuk Bayraktar directed.