Burak Çaldır was born in Ankara. After graduating from TED Ankara College, he studied in Bilkent University Department of Communication and Design. He founded a theater with the College Actors he met in high school and took the stage with them for 5 years. He saw acting as the key point of his creativity and discovered most of the subjects that he wanted to work on during the years he spent on stage. When his passion for directing outweighed acting, he started shooting his own films. While he was studying in college, he started working in commercials in Istanbul. He gained experience by working as a director's assistant in many productions. After that, he began his career as a director with commercials, music videos and short films. During this process, Burak saw all his experience as a tool that guides him towards improving his language of film.