Sunay Akın was born in Trabzon in 1962. He graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Oceanography and Geomorphology. He published his first book of poetry in 1989 under the title “Makiler”. He has made many radio and television programs. He performed countless shows in Turkey and abroad. On April 23, 2005, Akın opened the Istanbul Toy Museum in Göztepe; in addition to toy museums in Antalya, Gaziantep and Samsun, he was the founder and curator of the Barış Manço Museum, the Cat Museum in Beşiktaş, the Kartal Tale Museum and the Ataşehir Play Museum.