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I am 65 years old now. I made a wish again, just like a child. An impossible wish, of course. Do you know what I wished for? To become a good person.
~ Agâh's famous quote.

Agâh Beyoğlu is the anti-heroic main protagonist of the 2018 TV miniseries Şahsiyet (Persona in English). He is a retired 65 year old judicial clerk who lives in Beyoğlu, İstanbul. He has a wife named Mebrure, a daughter named Zuhal and has a grandson named Deva. One day, he finds out he gets Alzheimer's disease and he will forget everything about his life. And Agâh begins a journey before he forgets everything.

He is portrayed by the Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer.


Agah usually appears as kind-hearted, good natured and fatherly. During the time he resides in Kambura, his 'friends' call him as "helpful", by helping them in their studentship times.

At first, before he gets Alzheimer's, he performs cowardly while attempting kill his victims. However, when he learns he is going to forget everything, he becomes a cold-hearted and brutal person while killing their victims.

However, it has to be noticed, Agah has a secretly remorse for killing his victims. Because, all he wanted is vengeance, he is not supposed to kill them willingly.

Agah is kind to the animals, as seen when he feels remorse for not feeding his pet cat, Münir Bey, despite he forgets due to his Alzheimer's. He also visits its grave after burying it, and talks them.

While he kills his victims, he performs as a calm person, even talks his victims friendly before killing them, playing hypocritical. He doesn't show his hatred and rage.


Agah is an elderly, white-haired and average-body person with half-balded head and white mustache. He usually wears a coat on a shirt, with a tie. And he has a glasses, due to his eye problem.

Abilities and Weaknesses

Agah is a very intelligent and strategic serial killer. He prefers to approach friendly to his victims before he kills. However, he suffers from Alzheimer's. Sometimes, this prevents him to remember somethings. And, due to he is old, he is not well in hand-to-hand combats, as seen in while fighting Nazif.

Heroic Acts

Although he is classified as both a hero and a villain and he acts villainous during the series, Agah has a heroic nature.

  • He kills their victims for a reason. When he finds out about Reyhan's story, he feels a deep sadness and promises himself to avenge her.
  • Before he becomes a serial killer, he is introduced by the other people as 'helpful' and 'kind'.
  • He feels a friendship/love to Nükhet and helps him.


Wouldn't that be awesome? If we forget everything wrong, and only remember the correct things?
~ Agah Beyoğlu
To forget for good... to even forget you have forgotten.
~ Agah Beyoğlu, about his Alzheimer's.
A bomb goes off, killing 50 people, and you don't panic. But when people are picked off one by one, then you do. Is that it?
~ Agah Beyoğlu, after watching the news, finding out that the people afraid of him.
Vengeance is a belated self-defense.
~ Agah Beyoğlu, to Nevra Elmas.
Remember the persona.
~ Agah Beyoğlu, in the start of an episode, as the narrator.
Are you mafia, son?!
~ Agah, asking to the three 'mafias'. Also, his second villainous breakdown.
No, no. I think you are confused. You're mixing up the law and justice. They are two different things. What you've said is how it should be done in accordance with the law. Of course, providing that there is law. But justice is something different. This is the justice.
~ Agah, opposes Nevra's incarceration offer, tries to kill Cemil.
You are alive but you don't exist. How can someone endure this?
~ Agah Beyoğlu, about the Alzheimer's.
Life is the souvenir. If you forget, you die.
~ Agah Beyoğlu
Instead of fearing death and dying every day, fear death, sure, but live every day.
~ Agah Beyoğlu
1) Buy a red marker.

2) Kill Nazif.

~ Agah notes his what-to-do list to don't forget.
I was talking to myself. Yes, but no one will hear what I'm saying. YOU DON'T HEAR TOO WHAT I'M SAYING! YOU DON'T HEAR TOO! NO ONE HEARS! NO ONE HEARS ME! NO ONE!
~ Agah, talks to his wife in his own imagination, also his villainous breakdown.

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  • Haluk Bilginer is the winner of 2019 International Emmy Award for Best Actor, with Agah Beyoğlu role.