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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Youssef Chahine

photo of Youssef Chahine

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.