Bahar Kızıl ( born: 5 October 1988 Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) is a German singer-songwriter of Turkish origin, best known as one of the founding members of the pop group Monrose, which won the fifth season of the German version of Popstars. Born in Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Bahar Kızıl is from a Turkish family from Bayburt,and her first name, Bahar, means “spring” (the season) in Turkish. At age twelve, Kızıl started with ballet. In her town, she sang before the Popstars casting with four different bands.
Aslı Bayram completed actors training with Eric Morris, Los Angeles, and Anne Mertin, Vienna.
The first international film she acted was Jump! with Patrick Swayze. Ensuing, she appeared in a very prominent role in the black comedy Shortcut to Hollywood, shot in USA and successfully presented at the Berlinale Film Festival 2009.
In October 2007, Aslı Bayram premiered with great success in the solo theater performance Anne Frank: The Diary at the Théatre de la Ville D’Esch in Luxembourg. An invitation at the theatre festival of German language in Prague followed, and afterwards the German premiere in Frankfurt/ Main. Buddy Elias, Anne Frank’s cousin, complimented Aslı Bayram on this project. In 2008/2009 she did a tour with the English version in Canada and the USA. She finished this project on the occasion of the commemoration of Anne Frank’s 80th birthday with three performances at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, Hollywood. The Times described her performance in Anne Frank: The Diary as “…emerging as one of Germany’s most convincing and subtle actresses”.
2009 the films 180°, Switzerland, and Sevdah za Karima, Bosnia, (English title: Sevdah for Karim) were shot. For both roles there was no lip-synchronization necessary. Aslı Bayram acted in the national languages, Switzerland and Bosnian. Both films attended several International Film Festivals, like Zurich, Sarajevo, Pec´, Antalya, Goteborg, Rotterdam, Berlin.
The Hollywood Reporter praised her performance in the film “180”: “Asli Bayram in a very few scenes delivers a heartbreaking portrait of a young woman navigating between two worlds while living in neither of them.”
Aslı Bayram campaigns publicly against racism and xenophobia. Since 2010 Aslı Bayram is appointed honorable Ambassador for Crime Prevention by the Justice Ministry Hessen, Germany. She also was made the honorary Patron of the Riehl-School, with many children from immigrant backgrounds, in Wiesbaden, Germany.
- Miss Universe 2005 (documentary, 2005)
- Beyza’nin kadinlari – English title: Shattered Soul (2006)
- Jump – with Patrick Swayze, Heinz Hönig, Anja Kruse (movie, 2006)
- Short Cut to Hollywood with Jan Henrik Stahlberg and Marcus Mittermeier, (movie, 2007), in Post-production
- 180° – (feature film, 2010)
- Sevdah za Karima (movie, 2010) – English title: Blues for Karim (2010)
- Sirat (TV series 2011)
- Naked Harbour (movie 2011)
- Body Complete (movie 2011)
- Shanghai Gypsy (movie 2011)
- Die Wüstenärztin (TV series 2011)