Mert Uçkan was born in 1977 in İstanbul. He has completed his primary education at Fevziye schools and Işık High Schools. He graduated from Cinema and TV Department of Faculty of Communication in Anadolu University. He has received his Masters degree of Art Management at Social Sciences Institute of Yeditepe University.
Uçkan has worked at various production companies as an assistant. After graduating from New York Film Academy in 2005 he has worked with various production companies and commercial agencies as a director. He made many commercials. Currently he is working on his doctorate in Social Sciences Institute at Marmara University. He is maintaining his career as a director.