He was born in the village Yiğitler of Boğazlıyan district of Yozgat Province. Following his gold medal win at the 1948 London Olympics, Nasuh Akar became European and World champion. In 1952, he retired from active wrestling and served then as trainer.
He died on 18 May 1984. His wife Ayşe Akar succeeded him. A training sports hall in Eskişehir, opened in 1994, is named after Nasuh Akar.
- 1946 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden - silver (Bantamweight)
- 1948 Olympics in London, England - gold (Bantamweight)
- 1949 European Championships in İstanbul, Turkey - gold (Bantamweight)
- 1951 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland - gold (Bantamweight)