Esra Bağışgil was born in Istanbul, in 1982. She started to tackle a professional career as of 2006 and had worked for nine years in total -  during five as a manager-  in the company, where she began receiving her acting training in the Theater Club. Her love for acting grew more and more, which ultimately  caused her to leave the company for good in 2015. She completed her education by first completing Craft Acting School and then Physical Theater and Comedy School. During this period, she worked with acclaimed acting coaches such as Antony Montes, İpek Bilgin, Deniz Erdem and Çağ Çalışkur.