He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from one of the most university in Istanbul, Turkey the Yildiz Technical University and he has a keen interest in mathematics.
He is of Arab, Kurdish descent. But He doesn"t know Kurdish and Arabic. He has two sisters. His interest in music and theatre started early on in his life.
As a student, Yıldırım played drums in a band.
During his studying period he also started performing with his University"s theatrical team and attending acting lessons. After performing three years in theater, a writer who watched him perform in a comedy recommended him to attend a casting in Beşiktaş Kültür Merkezi.
Thus he played his first minor role in Olumsuz Ask which was written by Yilmaz Erdogan. Later he performed in Bütün Cocuklarim and in Büyük Yalan.
He also had a brief appearance in the Turkish film Organize İşler.
In 2007 he starred in Asi which was nominated for the International television Audience Award-Best Drama television Series at the 51st Monte-Carlo Television Festival. During the filming of Asi he starred opposite Beren Saat in the movie Güz sancisi about Istanbul pogrom. After the end of Asi Yıldırım agreed to act in Aşk ve Ceza.
His next role, in 2012, was Ecevit in the series Suskunlar.
In late 2014, Yıldırım returned on screens, after a break of one a half years, portraying Lieutenant Sadık Turan in the movie Kırımlı based on the autobiographical novel Korkunç Yıllar. In 2015, he appeared as Sinan in the film adaptation of Turkey"s 2014 best-selling novel Kocan Kadar Konuş "Kocan Kadar Konuş 2 Diriliş".
The romantic comedy was released on March 20, 2015, to positive reviews. Due to its commercial success, a sequel was announced shortly after the film"s release.
The sequel, named Kocan Kadar Konuş-Diriliş was released on January 1, 2016.
In middle 2015 Yıldırım signed a contract with O3 productions and MBC Group for an upcoming series, which eventually premiered in early 2016 under the title Gecenin Kraliçesi.