Who is MasterChef Araz, how old is he, where is he from? Information about MasterChef 2021 Araz Aknam

Araz Aknam was the last name to join the main cast among the backup contestants in MasterChef Turkey 2021, the popular and record-breaking competition of TV8 screens. MasterChef Araz, an Iranian Azerbaijani, drew attention to the fact that he made twenty-one meals to enter the main cast after the final round. Tonight, for the competitor who started his first fight in the main squad, who is MasterChef Araz Aknam, how old is he, where is he originally from, what is he doing. Here is the information about MasterChef Araz…


MasterChef Araz Aknam was born on July 26, 1990 in Tehran, the capital of Iran. His full name is Araz Aghnami Aknam. He is a member of the Turkish National American Football Team and played in the right side defense position with the number 90 jersey.

Araz Aknam is 1.99 meters tall and weighs 128 kilograms. His mother is Turkish and his father is Iranian Azeri. He is married to volleyball player Ecem Alici.

He lived in Iran until he was 6 years old and moved to Istanbul to start his education. Araz Aghnami Aknam moved to the United States in 2012, right after graduating from college. He lived in the USA for 4 years and returned to Istanbul in 2016.

Aknam is a civil engineer and graduated from Yeditepe University in 2012. He is a member of Fenerbahçe congress. He is fluent in English, Turkish, Persian and Azerbaijani. He also speaks a little German and Spanish.

Araz Aknam, who managed to enter the main staff of MasterChef Turkey 2021, is quite assertive about cooking and has not worked in a professional kitchen. However, he is still very knowledgeable about the kitchen.


He also has a professional karate and basketball career in the past. He won one national and three local championships between 1996 and 2001. He played in clubs such as Tekelspor, Tofaş SK, DSİ SPOR, Tubesk, Fenerbahçe SK.

He was also a licensed swimmer from 1998-2002. After he entered Yeditepe University, football players and coaches started to offer to play football spontaneously due to his large size.

Araz Aknam started playing for Yeditepe Eagles in 2008 when he was a freshman at Yeditepe University. He quickly developed his skills with the American coaching staff of the Eagles and became a remarkable player in the Turkish League. He has 3 times UniLig 1st Division Bronze medal and Unilig 2nd Division Gold medal title in his college football career.

He was recruited by the Turkish National Team in 2012 and played in the “first official match” of Turkish American Football, in which Turkey Team defeated Romania Team (61-0).

He transferred to Coach Rams in May 2016 to play as Offensive Tackle.

He played in the IFAF European Champions League Final Four match in Wroclaw, where a Turkish team ranked 3rd for the “first time” in the history of Turkish American Football.

Achievements And Medals

3x Karate-Do Junior League Marmara Championship (1998,1999,2000)

Karate-Do Turkey Championship-Minor Category, Bronze Medal (1999)

Turkish Youth Basketball League MVP (2006)

Turkish Youth Basketball Championship, Silver Medal (2006)

Tekirdağ Slam Dunk Contest winner (2011)

2x Turkey Uni-Lig 1st League, Bronze Medal Winner (2009,2012)

Turkish Uni-Lig 2nd League, Gold Medal Holder (2011)

Team Turkey National Player (2012-Present)

IFAF European Champions League, Bronze Medal Winner (2016)


In the first qualifying round, he made Sea Bass Ceviche from Peruvian cuisine and appeared before the chefs. With this dish he made, he managed to get three yes votes from the chefs. He continued his success in the triple duel tour. In the tour where he competed with Emre Özmen and Taylan Kurt, he liked the most successful quince and made the lamb wrap meal and put his name on the next tour. Araz, who could not get into the main squad in the final round, fulfilled his wish in the fourth game of the reserve competitors.


MasterChef 2021 contestant Araz Aknam on Instagram “problems” is in the username. The successful competitor has 20 thousand followers for now.

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