The most popular Egyptian stars

by saramedhat | created - 25 May 2013 | updated - 25 May 2013 | Public

1. Amr Diab

Soundtrack | The Dictator

Amr Daib was born in Port Said, Egypt into an artistic family. His father Abdul Basset Diab worked for the Suez Canal Corporation where he was chairman of Marine Construction & Shipbuilding. He possessed a fine singing voice and encouraged the young Amr to sing. One evening, when Amr was only 6 ...

2. Youssef Chahine

Director | Iskanderija... lih?

Youssef Chahine (born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1926) started studying in a friars' school, and then turned to English College until the High School Certificate. After one year in the University of Alexandria, he moved to the U.S. and spent two years at the Pasadena Play House, taking courses on film ...

3. Omar Sharif

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...

4. Alaa' Al-Aswany

Writer | Omaret yakobean

Alaa' Al-Aswany is a writer, known for The Yacoubian Building (2006), Ordet og bomben (2008) and HARDtalk Extra (2004).

5. Bassem Youssef

Writer | Untitled Larry Wilmore/Bassem Youssef Project

Bassem Ra'fat Mohamed Youssef is an Egyptian cardiac surgeon, satirist, and the host of El Bernameg ("The Program"), a satirical news program broad casted by Egyptian television station Capital Broadcast Center (CBC). The press has compared Youssef with American comedian Jon Stewart, whose satire ...

6. Zahi Hawass

Actor | Legend of the Lost Tomb

Zahi Hawass was born on May 28, 1947 in Damietta, Egypt.

7. Youssra

Actress | Al assifa

Youssra was born on March 10, 1951 in Cairo, Egypt as Suhair Mohamed Nasim. She is an actress, known for Al assifa (2000), Al-mohager (1994) and Kalam fel hob (2005). She is married to Khaled Selim.

8. Nour El-Sherif

Actor | Leila Sakhina

Nour El-Sherif was born on April 28, 1946 in Egypt as Mohamed Jaber. He was an actor and producer, known for Leila Sakhina (1994), Daerat Al-Enteqam (1976) and The Yacoubian Building (2006). He was married to Poussi. He died on August 11, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt.

9. Adel Imam

Actor | Omaret yakobean

He is a graduate of the faculty of agriculture. He was more popular in theatres for his role in Madrasat Al Moshaghebin (School of Rascals). He became more famous in the 1970s for his comedic roles in Al-bahth an fadiha (1973) (Search for a scandal) and Khalli Balek min Aalak (Take care of your ...

10. Tamer Hosny

Actor | Nour Einy

Tamer Hosny is a pop singer, actor, composer, lyricist, director, producer and novelist. His artistic career began in2002. Extensive enthusiasm, hard work, and passion in terms of music and acting made him within 5 years the most promising celebrity/singer in the Middle East &Africa. That's why he ...

11. Mohamed Mounir

Actor | Dunia

Mohamed Mounir was born on October 10, 1954 in Aswan, Egypt. He is an actor, known for Dunia (2005), Destiny (1997) and Eyes of a Thief (2014).

12. Hind Rostom

Actress | Seraa maal hayat

Hind Rostom(November 11, 1929 - August 8, 2011) was one of the most popular Egyptian actresses.

Actress Hind Rostom, is a star from the golden era of Egyptian cinema.

With her blond hair and good looks, Rostom often played the sultry seductress, and she quickly rose to become one of Egypt's best-known...

13. Faten Hamama

Actress | Orid hallan

Faten Hamama (known as "The Lady of the Arabic Screen") has become an icon and the most important actress of Egyptian and Arabic cinema. She is also the most honored actress in the Middle East. Every decade of her life represents a new era of acting and witnessed the reshaping and progression of ...

14. Soad Hosny

Actress | Nar Al-Hob

Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny Al Baba was born on January 26th, 1942 in Ataba, Cairo, Egypt. She was the 10th sibling of 17 brothers and sisters. Husni was known as the "Cinderella" of Arab cinema and one of the most influential actresses in the Arabic art world. She ascended to stardom in the end of ...

15. Shadia

Actress | Shati el zekriat

Shadia was born on February 8, 1929 in Cairo, Egypt as Fatima Ahmed Kamal Shaker. She was an actress, known for Shati el zekriat (1955), Lahn el wafaa (1955) and Marti, mudir aam (1966). She was married to Salah Zulfakar, Aziz Fathi and Imad Hamdi. She died on November 28, 2017 in Cairo.

16. Ahmed Mazhar

Actor | El Naser Salah el Dine

Ahmed Mazhar was born on October 8, 1917 in Cairo, Egypt as Ahmed Hafez Mazhar. He was an actor and writer, known for El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), Noufouss haira (1968) and El dow' El khafet (1961). He was married to Dodi. He died on May 8, 2002 in Cairo.

17. Rushdy Abaza

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Rushdy Abaza was born on August 3, 1926 in Al Mansoura, Egypt. He was an actor and writer, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Malak wa shaitan (1960) and Ashour kalb el assad (1961). He was married to Sabah, Samia Gamal, Barbara and Taheya Cariocca. He died on July 27, 1980 in Egypt.

18. Nadia Lutfi

Actress | El khaena

Nadia Lutfi was born Paula Mohamed Mostafa Shafiq in 1938, Cairo to an Egyptian father and a Polish mother. Her father was an accountant. Acting for Nadia started as a hobby, when she was 10 years old she participated in a play at her school and did very well

Her first role in Egyptian Cinema was in...

19. Abdel Halim Hafez

Actor | Lahn el wafaa

Abdel Halim Hafez was born on June 21, 1929, in the village of Al-Hilwat in the province of Al-Sharkia, the fourth child of Sheikh Ali Ismael Shabana following after Ismael, Aliah, and Mohamed. His mother died during his delivery. His father was to die five years later. His work included 16 feature...

20. Om Koultoum

Actress | Nashid al-Amal

Om Koultoum was born on May 4, 1904 in Tammay al-Zahayrah, Daqahliyah, Egypt as Fatima El Beltagey. She was an actress, known for Nashid al-Amal (1937), Awlad el zawat (1932) and Wedad (1936). She died on February 3, 1975 in Cairo, Egypt.

21. Ismail Yasseen

Actor | Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami

Ismail Yasseen was born on September 15, 1912 in Suez, Egypt. He was an actor, known for Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami (1957), Ismail Yassine Tarazane (1958) and Ismail Yassine fi janainit al haiwanat (1957). He died on May 24, 1972 in Cairo, Egypt.

22. Menna Shalabi

Actress | Nawara

Menna was subjected to fame at young age through her sensational mother, the famous dancer 'Zizi Mustafa'. Making it in as an actress, though, was a dream she had and fought for on her own. Her first film was Al-saher (2001), directed by the late Radwan El-Kashef whom she considered her godfather. ...

23. Ahmed Ezz

Actor | Al rahina

Ahmed Ezz had always dreamed of being a super star. As a fit and handsome young man, he soon attracted the attention of modeling companies. Ahmed thought this would open the doors to a cinema career, but soon discovered that modeling was not enough. Ahmed had graduated from the Faculty of Arts, ...

24. Ahmad Hilmi

Actor | Aasef ala el-iz'ag

Ahmed Helmy made his first big screen appearance in film Aboud ala el hedoud (1999), in which he co-starred alongside Alaa Waley El Din. Ahmed, through his amazing breakthrough performance, and comic sense of humor, nabbed all the attention he needed in this film. He quickly made a jump to starring...

25. Hani Salama

Composer | Control Room

Hani Salama was born on July 4, 1977 in Cairo, Egypt. He is an actor and composer, known for Control Room (2004), El Akhar (1999) and Enta omry (2004). He is married to Riham Salama. They have two children.

26. Ilham Shaheen

Actress | Al-raghba

Ilham Shaheen was born on January 3, 1960 in Cairo, Egypt as Ilham El Sayed Ahmed Shaheen. She is an actress and producer, known for Al-raghba (2002), Souq al mot aa (1999) and El-katl El-laziz (1998).

27. Sawsan Badr

Actress | Al abwab al Moghlaka

Sawsan Badr have a distinctive role in her second movie (Habibi Daemn) directed by Hussein Kamal in 1980. She also won the best actress for the drama prize (land not sprout flowers), and its role in the series (Dawlat Fahmy), and multiple awards for her role in the movie (circles closed) in 2001, ...

28. Layla Olwi

Actress | Hob el banat

Layla Olwi was born on January 4, 1954 in Cairo, Egypt as Laila Ahmed Eloui. She is an actress, known for Hob el banat (2003), I Love Cinema (2004) and Kalil Mina Al-Hob Kathir Mina Al-Unf (1995). She was previously married to Mansour Aljammal.

29. Hanan Turk

Actress | Dunia

One of Egypt's most talented actresses. With her expressive brown eyes, lustrous dark hair and flawless olive skin, the ballet dancer, and actress burst onto the scene in 1991, making her mark on the Egyptian Actresses list and audiences as well.

She co-stars with Nadia El Gendyand Mahmood Hemaidah ...

30. Nelly Karim

Actress | The Blue Elephant

Nelly Karim is an Egyptian actress, fashion model and ballerina. She was born December 18, 1974 in Alexandria, Egypt for An Egyptian father and Russian Mother. Nelly Karim has drawn attention for her 2006 refusal to portray "seductive roles". She won Best Actress award in the Cairo International ...



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