Ağırdır was born in Çal, Denizli in 1956. He has graduated from the department of Business Administration at the Middle East Technical University. Ağırdır has worked as manager at several industrial companies between 1979 – 2003 He worked at History Foundation of Turkey first as coordinator, then as director general between 2003 and 2005. He is the director of KONDA Research and Consultancy Company. Board Member of TESEV Foundation and Hrant Dink Foundation. Author of T24 Internet Media.