Best Egyptian Actors Ever

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1. 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 ...

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965)

2. Ahmed Zaki

Actor | Ayam El-Sadat

Ahmed Zaki was born on November 18, 1949 in Zaqazeeq, Egypt as Ahmed Abdullrahman Zaki. He is known for his work on Ayam El-Sadat (2001), Nasser 56 (1996) and Edhak el soura tetlaa helwa (1999). He was married to Hala Fouad. He died on March 27, 2005 in Cairo, Egypt.

Ahmed Zaki was born on November 18, 1949 in Zaqazeeq, Egypt as Ahmed Abdullrahman Zaki. He was an actor, known for Ayam El-Sadat (2001), Nasser 56 (1996) and Edhak el soura tetlaa helwa (1999). He was married to Hala Fouad. He died on March 27, 2005 in Cairo, Egypt.

3. Adel Emam

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 Searching for a Scandal (1973) (Search for a scandal) and Khalli Balek min Aalak (Take care of your...

He was more popular in theatres for his role in Madrasat Al Moshaghebin (School of Rioters). 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 Brain). He started to play far more serious roles in the 1980s. He is now one of the highest-paid actors in Egypt.

4. 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 (1995), El Hag Metwali's Family (2001) and El Ragol El Akhar (1999). He was married to Poussi. He died on August 11, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt.

Nour El-Sherif was a prominent Egyptian actor. El-Sherif was born in the working-class neighborhood of Sayeda Zainab in Cairo. El-Sherif was married to Poussi (1972–2006) and together they had two daughters, Sarah and Mai. He got divorced from Poussi in 2006 and they reunited in early 2015 during the difficulty of his illness. He also played soccer before choosing acting as a career. Nour El-Sherif is sometimes credited as Nour El Cherif, Nour El-Cherif, or Nour Al-Sharif.

5. Mahmoud Al Meleji

Actor | Ghazal al-banat

Mahmoud Al Meleji was born on December 22, 1910 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor and writer, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), The Count of Monte Cristo (1950) and The Tough (1957). He was married to Alwiya Gamil. He died on June 6, 1983 in Cairo.

Mahmoud Al Meleji was an Egyptian screenwriter and an actor of film, theatre, and television. He started his career playing minor roles but achieved stardom in the late 1930s. A popular and award-winning actor, he has acted in hundreds of films and was famous for his evil, villain roles.

6. Yusuf Wahbi

Actor | Kursi el iteraf

Yusuf Wahbi was born on July 14, 1898 in Faiyum, Egypt. He was an actor and director, known for Confession Chair (1949), The Defence (1935) and Passion and Revenge (1944). He died on October 17, 1982 in Cairo, Egypt.

Yusuf Wahbi was born on July 14, 1898 in Faiyum, Egypt. He was an actor and director, known for Kursi el iteraf (1949), Al defaa (1935) and Gharam wa intiqam (1944).

7. Rushdi Abazah

Actor | The Ten Commandments

He was one of the greatest actors of all times, who had ever acted in the Egyptian & Arabic cinema history.

Descendant from the Abaza Family, one of the richest and most well-known families in whole Egypt.

Appeared in more than 100 film, most notable for his roles in films such as: Tamr Henna, Serae ...

Rushdi Abazah was one of the greatest actors of all times, who had ever acted in Egyptian & Arabic cinema history. Descendant from the Abaza Family, one of the richest and most well-known families in whole Egypt. Appeared in more than 100 films, most notable for his roles in films such as Tamr Henna, Serae Fel Nile, El Ragoul El Saney, El Zouga Rakam Talatashar, Arous El Nile & Saghera Ala El Hob.

8. Farid Shawqi

Actor | Cemile

Farid Shawqi was born on July 3, 1920 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor and writer, known for Cemile (1968), The Tough (1957) and Al Abtaal (1974). He was married to Soheir Turk, Huda Sultan, Saneya Shawky and Zynab Abdel Hady. He died on July 27, 1998 in Cairo.

Farid Shawqi Mohammad Abdou Shawqi known as Farid Shawqi was an Egyptian actor, screenwriter, and film producer. He acted in 351 films, 27 plays, and 17 television series; wrote 25 film scripts, and produced 30 films. He is considered to be one of the greatest actors in the middle east.

9. Mahmoud Abdel Aziz

Actor | Souq al mot aa

Mahmoud Abdel Aziz was born in Alexandria, Egypt to a middle class family. He studied Agricultural Sciences and during his college days he practiced acting through the university theatre.

He started his acting career by taking a role in "Al Dawama" TV show in the mid 70s with Nelly and Mahmoud ...

Mahmoud Abdel Aziz was an Egyptian movie and television actor. He became famous for several famous roles in Egypt, before becoming famous in his native Egypt and the whole region for his Egyptian patriotic role in the Egyptian TV series Raafat el-Hagan.

10. Anwar Wagdi

Actor | Ghazal al-banat

Anwar Wagdi was born on October 11, 1904 in Cairo, Egypt as Mohamed Anwar Yehia Al Fattal Wagdi. He was an actor and director, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), Eternel Love (1951) and The Millionaire (1950). He was married to Layla Fawzi, Laila Mourad and Elham Hussein. He died on May 14, ...

Anwar Wagdi was an actor and director, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), Habib el-Rooh (1951) and El Millioner (1950). He was married to Layla Fawzi, Laila Mourad and Elham Hussein.

11. Mahmoud Yassine

Actor | Souk El-Asr

Mahmoud Yassine was born on February 19, 1942 in Port Said, Egypt as Mahmoud Fouad Mahmoud Yassine. He was an actor and director, known for Souk El-Asr (2001), Mama Fi El-Qism (2010) and The Island (2007). He was married to Shahira. He died on October 14, 2020 in Cairo, Egypt.

Mahmoud Yassine was an Egyptian actor. He was an iconic actor in both Egyptian cinema and television, portraying dramatic, psychological, and romantic roles.

12. Tawfik El Deken

Actor | El fatawa

Tawfik El Deken was born on May 3, 1924 in Egypt as Tewfik Amin Mohamed El Dekn. He was an actor, known for The Tough (1957), The Count of Monte Cristo (1950) and There Is a Man in Our House (1961). He was married to Nawal El Rakhawi. He died on November 26, 1988 in Cairo, Egypt.

Tawfik El Deken was famous for the roles of evil, although his performance was not devoid of his fearlessness, and he was successful in the roles of thieves, thugs, drunkards, and slaves to the extent that simple people believed him in what he was doing and hated him because of those roles.

13. Imad Hamdi

Actor | El manzel rakam tletash

Imad Hamdi was born on November 25, 1909 in Suhag, Egypt as Mohamed Emad Eddine AbdelHamid Hamdi. He was an actor, known for House No. 13 (1952), Appointment with Love (1956) and Without Tears (1962). He was married to Nadia El Gendy, Shadia and Fathia El Sherif. He died on January 28, 1984 in ...

Imad Hamdi was an actor, known for El manzel rakam tletash (1952), Bala demoue (1962) and Mawad gharam (1956).

14. Yehia El-Fakharany

Actor | Kharag wa lam ya'ud

Yehia El-Fakharany was born on April 7, 1945 in Cairo, Egypt as Mohamed Yehia El-Fakharany. He is an actor and producer, known for Kharag wa lam ya'ud (1984), Abbas al abiad fi al yawm al aswad (2004) and Zeezinya (1997). He is married to Lamis Gaber. They have two children.

El-Fakharany is an Egyptian television and film actor. he has appeared in over 50 TV shows, 39 movies, and 9 plays.

15. Shukri Sarhan

Actor | Rannet el kholkhal

Shukri Sarhan was born on March 21, 1925 in Alexandria, Egypt as Mohamed Shukry Sarhan. He was an actor, known for Rannet el kholkhal (1955), My Dark Darling (1958) and Son of the Nile (1951). He died on March 29, 1997 in Cairo, Egypt.

He is one of the greatest representatives of Arab cinema in the twentieth century. He was chosen by international director Youssef Chahine for his 1951 film "Ibn the Nile", which was the real start of his stardom. And at that time he was nicknamed the screen boy. And he was honored by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser with the state medal. He won the Best Actor Award in "The Night of the Arrest of Fatima", and he has many radio and television works, as he acted in 150 films.

16. Ahmed Ramzy

Actor | Saut min el madi

Ahmed Ramzy was a famous Egyptian actor who was born in Alexandria in 1930. He played the leading roles in many Egyptian films in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He was born Ramzy Mahmud Bayumi to Dr Mahmoud Bayoumi, a famous Egyptian orthopedist, and Helen MacKay, a Scottish lady. His dad died in ...

Ahmed Ramzy was a famous Egyptian actor. He played the leading roles in many Egyptian films in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Since the late 1950s, he has participated in many movies and was famous for a funny playboy and womanizer. He was very active till the 1970s. Some of his well-known movies are Our Best Days, Dark Waters, Hamidu's Son, Girls of Today, and Adrift on the Nile.

17. Ahmad Mazhar

Actor | El Naser Salah el Dine

Ahmad Mazhar was born on October 8, 1917 in Cairo, Egypt as Ahmed Hafez Mazhar. He was an actor and writer, known for Saladin (1963), Noufouss haira (1968) and The Dim Light (1961). He was married to Dodi. He died on May 8, 2002 in Cairo.

His acting career started in 1951 when he was picked for a role in Zehour Al-Islam because of his riding skills and his proper pronunciation of classical Arabic. Mazhar's breakthrough in the world of acting came after he succeeded in playing the role of an evil prince in (Return My Heart), his third movie.

18. Hussein Fahmy

Actor | Hawanem Garden City

Hussein Fahmy was born on March 22, 1940 in Cairo, Egypt. He is an actor and composer, known for Garden City Ladies (1997), Viva Zalata (1976) and Al Mothneboon (1975).

Hussein Fahmy is an Egyptian actor. He worked in the film and television industry for more than 50 years, specializing in film directing and appearing in over 100 films, television, and theatre productions.

19. Ismail Yassin

Actor | Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami

Ismail Yassin was born on September 15, 1912 in Suez, Egypt. He was an actor, known for Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami (1956), Isamil Yassine as Tarzan (1958) and Ismail Yassine at the Zoo (1957). He died on May 24, 1972 in Cairo, Egypt.

He was widely known for manipulation of his facial expressions and often made fun of his 'large mouth' in his films. His trademark gimmick was to act terrified bringing his wobbling knees together, stretching his shaking arms in front of him, stammering silently, and suddenly snapping out of his panic with a loud inhalation of air.

20. Fouad El-Mohandes

Actor | Viva Zalata

Fouad El-Mohandes was born on September 6, 1924 in Cairo, Egypt as Fouad Zaki El-Mohandes. He was an actor, known for Viva Zalata (1976), Akhtar ragol fil alam (1967) and The Black Candles (1962). He was married to Shouweikar and Iffat Suror Najeb. He died on September 16, 2006 in Cairo.

He is an amateur actor when he was young. He joined a group named Sa'a li Qalbak (An hour to your heart) during its early run. His important leading roles: "Sapawy" in Aelet Zizi (Zizi's family), "Zaki / Mr.X." in Akhtar ragol fi el aalam (The most dangerous man in the world), "Bassiouni" in El Ard El Tayyeba (The Good Earth), "Abdul-Salam Al-Damanhouri" in Khali balak min giranak (Watch out for your neighbours), And much more.

21. Nagib El-Rihani

Writer | Ghazal al-banat

Nagib El-Rihani was born on January 21, 1889 in Cairo, Egypt. He was a writer and actor, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), Yacout (1934) and The Lady's Puppet (1946). He was married to Badia Massabni. He died on June 8, 1949 in Cairo.

Nagib El-Rihani was a writer and actor, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), Yacout (1934), and Libat el-Sitt (1946). He was married to Badia Massabni.

22. Farid El-Atrash

Soundtrack | It's Kind of a Funny Story

Farid Al Atrache was born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria in 1915. His parents were Prince Fahad Al Atrache and Princess Alia. In 1923, Prince Fahad and the Al Atrache clan were fighting against the French occupation of their land and as a result, Princess Alia had to flee to Egypt with her three ...

Farid al-Atrash was a Syrian-Egyptian composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor. Having immigrated to Egypt at the age of only nine years old with his mother and siblings, he studied there under numerous respected musicians. Al-Atrash embarked on a highly successful career spanning more than four decades—recording 500 songs and starring in 31 movies. Sometimes referred to as "King of the Oud", he is one of the most important figures of 20th-century Arab music.

23. Abdel Moneim Ibrahim

Actor | El-Qasr el-Maloon

Obtained a Diploma of high Industrial school in "Bulaq", then joined the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art, and graduated having a bachelor's degree in 1949. After graduation joined by his professor (Zaky Tulaimat) to "The Recent Theater Band", where he participated in several plays made by the band...

Abdel Moneim Ibrahim joined the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art and graduated having a bachelor's degree in 1949. After graduation joined by his professor (Zaky Tulaimat) to "The Recent Theater Band", where he participated in several plays made by the band until 1955. And then later joined the band of "Ismail Yassin". At the level of the cinema "Abdel Moneim Ibrahim" participated in dozens of help roles, and the most memorable: (Between The Two Palaces, Rumor Of Love, Wife No. 13, City Lights, Ismail Yassin In The Fleet). while for the main roles the most important of all was his role in the movie (Ser Takeit El-Eghfaa).

24. Estafan Rosti

Director | Gamal wa Dalal

Estafan Rosti was born on November 16, 1891 in Italy. He was an actor and director, known for Gemal and Dalal (1945), Song of the Heart (1932) and Antar Esquire (1936). He died on May 22, 1964 in Cairo, Egypt.

Rosti appeared in 24 Egyptian films between 1927 and 1964. He also directed seven Egyptian films between 1931 and 1946. He was renowned for portraying evil characters with a satirical inclination, and he became an icon of the Egyptian film industry.

25. Abdulsalam El-Nabulsi

Actor | El azima

Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy was born in Northern Tripoli in 1899. His father sent him to Egypt so he could study at Al-Azhar Mosque, and while he was there he became interested in acting. He acted on stage for a while and when his family knew about his new career, they stopped sending him money so he ...

Abdulsalam El-Nabulsi played a comedian role in most of his films. He used to write in several Egyptian magazines, he also spoke different languages, such as French.

26. Samir Ghanem

Actor | El mushajibun

Samir Ghanem was born on January 15, 1937 in Cairo, Egypt as Samir Youssef Ghanem. He was an actor, known for The Teddy Boys (1966), Too Young for Love (1966) and Hob 'ala shati Miami (1976). He was married to Dalal Abdulaziz. He died on May 20, 2021 in Cairo.

Samir Ghanem is a comedian actor, He was a member of the stand-up comedy trio Tholathy Adwa'a El Masrah alongside George Sidhom and El Deif Ahmed. Their debut was Doctor Save Me, a short performance that introduced them to the entertainment world. They presented the first-ever TV show Ramadan Riddles. After El Deif Ahmed's death in 1970, Ghanem and Sidhom continued under the same name (Tholathy Adwa'a El Masrah) until the 1980s.

27. Seraj Munir

Actor | Russassa fil kalb

Seraj Munir was born in 1901 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor, known for A Bullet in the Heart (1944), The Count of Monte Cristo (1950) and Good Morning (1955). He was married to Mimi Shakeeb. He died in 1957 in Cairo.

Seraj Munir was an Egyptian film actor. He appeared in 46 films between 1930 and 1957.

28. Zaki Rustum

Actor | El azima

His life began in representation, when he was a student in the bachelor's in 1924, while impressed by the (George Abiad) and attached him to his band.He refused to complete his study in the Faculty of Law.Turning to "Ramses" band in 1925 with (Ahmad Allam), who was assigned main roles to him.He ...

He participated in the first silent movie"Zainab" which produced in 1930 and then participated in the first Egyptian spokesman movie (The White Rose) which produced in 1932. Then his movies rolled for thirty years in a row without stopping until the beginning of the sixties. The most prominent movies:"(Rasef no. 5), (El-Fetawa) and (The River of Love).

29. Adel Adham

Actor | El khaena

Adel Adham was born on March 8, 1928 in Alexandria, Egypt. He was an actor, known for Unfaithfulness (1965), Akhtar ragol fil alam (1967) and The Bad Guys (1970). He died on February 1, 1996 in Cairo, Egypt.

Adel Adham was an Egyptian villain actor. He was known for his portrayal of evil and ambiguous characters.

30. Abdallah Gheith

Actor | Al-risâlah

Abdallah Gheith was born on January 28, 1930 in Egypt. He was an actor, known for The Message (1976), The Rose Seller (1960) and The Price of Freedom (1964). He died on March 13, 1993 in Egypt.

Abdullah Gheith was an Egyptian actor. Gheith's most famous work in cinema is Mohammad, Messenger of God (U.S. title: The Message) (1976) which narrates the story of the rise of Islam.



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