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Top Ten Male Actors From The Arab World

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At the end of the 19th century, when much of the Arab World belonged to Europe, Western countries used to film in Arab or collaborate with Arab people (actors).

Arab cinema was mainly an imitation of Western cinema. Films by the Lumiere brothers were first screened in 1896 in Egypt. The first cinématographe was also established in the same year, 1896, in Algiers.

Egypt is a pioneer in Middle Eastern Cinema, producing over 25000 feature films.
In other places in North Africa and the Middle East, TV shows or film production was scarce until the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Middle Eastern cinema collectively includes the film industries of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Algeria, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen.
Let’s go through the top ten male actors in the Arab world.

  • Born on November 18, 1970
  • From: Banha, Egypt
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Years Active: 1993- Present
  • Popular As: Actor, Television Presenter, Film Producer.
Ahmed Helmy-top-ten-male-actors-arab-world-saudiscoop (2)

Ahmed Helmy started his career in 1993 with the children’s Leib Eyal program.

In 1998, he made his first big-screen appearance. He was spotted in the film ‘Aboud Ala El Hedoud (Aboud at the Frontier)’ after which he quickly made a jump to leading roles in films such as Omar 2000, El Nazer (The Headmaster), El Selem We Al Tho’ban (Snakes And Ladders).

Helmy was famous for his fast thinking and was widely known as a brilliant comedian.

In 2007, he topped the Egyptian comedian market in several audiences and revenue, primarily due to his successful movie, ‘Keda Reda.’

Helmy is also an ambassador for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to promote its “Food for Education” project.

He has won several awards, including the Damascus International Film Festival Award for Best Actor. He also participated as a judge in ‘Arab Got Talent.

Helmy is also the author of the book 28 Harf.

He was diagnosed with cancer and got treatment in 2014 by removing the tumor from his back muscle.

  • Family: Helmy married fellow actress Mona Zaki, and they have a daughter.
  • Followers: Total Social Media Followers: 19.55 Million
  • Born on: May 17, 1940 
  • From: Mansoura, Egypt
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Years Active: 1962- Present 
  • Popular As: Acting Comedian Philanthropist 
Adel Emam-top-ten-male-actors-arab-world-saudiscoop (9)

Adel Emam is the most iconic and famous comedic actor in Egypt and the Arab world.

He is a television, film, and stage actor and primarily started as a comedian but has starred in more serious works.

His career started in 1962 while he was still a student and began working in TV plays.

In the following years, he acted in well-received plays like “Al Bijamma Al Hamra” (The Red Pajamas), “Fardet Shamal” (Left Shoe), and “Gharammiyat A’feefy” (A’feefy’s Love Affairs).

His hit play in the 1970s was “Madrassat Al Mashaghbeen” (Mischief at School), screened from 1971 to 1975.

He thrived in “The Yacoubian Building,” the highest-budgeted film in Egyptian cinema that depicts modern Egyptian life in an old residential building. 

He also won the award for the Best Actor for the year 2006.

In Cairo Film Festival 1995, he won The Best Actor Award “The Terrorist” from the Cairo Film Festival.

Adel Emam has also won A Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2008 Dubai International Film Festival and A Creative Achievement Award in the first edition of The El Gouna Festival for 2017.

He earned a massive following and worldwide reputation through addressing social and political issues in hi