Ferhan Şensoy (born February 26, 1951) is a prominent Turkish playwright, actor and stage director.
Ferhan Şensoy was born in Çarşamba, Samsun Province, where he attended Gazi Osman Paşa Preliminary School. His mother, Müjgan Şensoy, was a primary school teacher and his father, Yusuf Cemil Şensoy, was the mayor of Çarşamba. He started his secondary school education at Galatasaray High School in 1961 and completed it in Çarşamba High School in 1970. He started his education ın architectecture at Academy of Fine Arts and interrupted in 1972 when he began his theater training at Ecole supérieure d'art dramatique, Théâtre national de Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France. After his graduation, he returned to Turkey in 1975. He went to Ulaş, Çorlu in 1982 and later Harbiye Orduevi, Şişli, Istanbul in 1982 for his military service, which he completed in 1984.
Şensoy married Derya Baykal in 1988. The couple had their first child, Müjgan Ferhan, in 1989 and their second child, again a daughter, Neriman Derya, in 1990. The couple divorced in 2004.
Having started writing at a very young age, Şensoy's first poems and stories were published in periodicals such as Yeni Ufuklar and Soyut. By the