Egyptian actor, comedian and playwright who appeared in over 25 films during his career. His comedy style came to be known as Madboulism.
He began acting as a child to help support his family, who struggled financially.
He landed his first role in a feature film in the 1960 movie, Between Heaven and Earth.
His father died when he was just seven years old.
Both he and Omar Sharif were born in Egypt and involved in the industry as actors.