Ceylan Ertem was born in Sakarya. She joined the municipal choir and took guitar lessons as a child. She moved to istanbul in 1999 for further education in music and she studied 'musical singing' in Akademi İstanbul for a year, followed by two years of western music education in Müjdat Gezen Sanat Merkezi. in 2000, with Tunçay Korkmaz they formed 'anima'. She started studying musicology in Yildiz Techincal University arts and design faculty/audial design department in 2004.