Egyptian Artists

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Abdel Rahman el-Abnudi

Abdel Rahman el-Abnudi (Arabic: عبد الرحمن الأبنودى‎) (born 1938) is a popular Egyptian poet, and more recently a children's books writer. He is one of a generation of poets who wrote their work in the Egyptian dialect rather than in Classical Arabic, the standard literary language. This literary stance was associated with a militant political engagement: Abnudi and other writers of this school sought to make their literary production part of the process of development and movement towards popular democracy in Egypt.

AbdelHalim Hafez

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Abdelhalim Hafez (1929-1977) (Arabic: عبدالحليم حافظ) also known simply as Halim and sometimes as Al-Andaleeb Al-Asmar is one of Egypt's four all time top artists belonging to a league that includes Oum Kolthoum, Mohammed Abdelwahab and Farid Al Atrash.

Ahmed Shawqi

Ahmed Shawqi (1868 – Oct. 14th, 1932) (أحمد شوقي) was an Arabic Language poet and dramatist who pioneered the modern Egyptian literary movement, most notably introducing the genre of poetic epics to the Arabic literary tradition.

Ahmed Zaki

Ahmed Zaki (Arabic:أحمد زكى Ahmed Zaky; November 18, 1949 – March 27, 2005) was a leading Egyptian film star. He was characterised by his talent, skill and ability in impersonating. He was also famous for his on-screen vehemence, often genuinely hitting co-stars during scenes of violence.

Amr Diab

Amr Abdel Basset Abdel Azeez Diab (Arabic: عمرو دياب‎) (born October 11, 1961) is an Egyptian singer and composer of jeel music. Diab has become one of the highest selling Middle Eastern artists of all time, as he was awarded "The World Music Award" 3 times; 1998, 2002 & 2007, as being the best selling Middle Eastern singer. The Ultimate Movie Guide and Media information in Egypt

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Faten Hamama

Faten Hamama (Arabic: فاتن حمامة‎) (born 27 May 1931) is an Egyptian producer and an acclaimed actress of film, television, and theatre. She was regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from melodramas to historical films and occasional comedies, though her chief successes were romantic dramas.

Mohamed Mounir

Mohamed Mounir (Arabic:محمد منير) (born October 10, 1954) is a Nubian-Egyptian singer who was born in Aswan, Egypt. His pop-oriented music has its roots in the various genres of traditional Egyptian and African music. His lyrics are often social and political, with which Mounir sees himself as a mouthpiece for the cultural and religious togetherness of the Orient and Occident.

Omar Khairat

Omar Khairat (Arabic: عمر خيرت; also spelled Omar Khayrat) is an Egyptian musician. He was born in Cairo in 1949 and belongs to an artistic family. His uncle the composer Abu Bakr Khairat, was the founder of the Egyptian Conservatory institution and was its first dean.

Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif (Arabic: عمر الشريف‎; born April 10, 1932) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning Egyptian actor who has starred in many Hollywood films. He has acted in Egyptian, French, and English language feature films. Sharif is most famous for his roles in Doctor Zhivago, Funny Girl and Lawrence of Arabia.

Salah Abouseif

Salah Abouseif (Arabic صلاح ابو سيف ) is one of Egypt's greatest film directors. Abouseif has directed 39 films since his directorial debut in 1945 with the film Dai'iman fi Qalbi. He is particularly known for his faithful portrayal of the popular quarters of Cairo, where most of his films are set. His close affection for these areas comes from his own childhood in Boulaq, where he grew up in poverty.

Salah Jahin

Mohammad Salah Eldin Bahgat Helmy, known as "Salah Jaheen" or "Salah Jahin" (Arabic: صلاح جاهين‎, December 25, 1930 – April 21, 1986) was a leading Egyptian poet, lyricist, playwright and cartoonist.

Life and career
Jaheen was born in Shobra district, Cairo on 1930 to a middle-class family. He studied law in Cairo University. In 1955, he started working for the Egyptian weekly magazine "Rose al-Yousef" as a cartoonist. A year later, he moved to the new magazine "Sabah el-Khair" for which he became the editor-in-chief, then he joined Al-Ahram.


Sherine (Arabic: شيرين, born Sherine Abdel Wahhab; also credited as Sherine Ahmed; October 10, 1978) is an Egyptian singer and actress from Cairo. Sherine is currently one of the most critically acclaimed young female singers in the Middle East. She started her career in the early 2000's.

Youssef Chahine

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Youssef Chahine(Arabic: يوسف شاهين) was an film director active in the Egyptian film industry since 1950. He was a critically acclaimed director frequently seen in film festivals during decades.