Ajda Pekkan was born in Istanbul in 1946. She spent her childhood at the naval base in Gölcük, surrounded with a modern environment, in the middle of American families. In 1962, at the beginning of her musical career, she appeared as a singer at a very popular club of the time called Cati with support of her sister Semiramis Pekkan. One year later, Ajda won first place in a cover star contest which was organized by SES Magazine, searching for new talents for the movie industry. This marks her professional career.