Cansel Elçin was born in Izmir, Turkey (September 20, 1973) in a Muslim family. His family moved to France when he was 9 years old. He can speak French, English and Turkish. He had studied in Paris and has French citizenship.
He is in showbiz since 1999. Some of his main projects are Harem suaré (1999), Route de nuit (2000), Coeur à l'ouvrage, Le (2001), Crim', La (2002), Navarro (2005), Kirik kanatlar (2006), Küçük kiyamet (2006), Hatirla sevgili (2008), Gönülçelen (2010), Yalancı Bahar (2011) and Kötü Yol (2012).