Egyptian actor, screenwriter and film producer who appeared in over 350 movies. He attacked the establishment with the award-winning film, Ga'oloony Mujriman, which exposed corruption in government-run orphanages.
He landed his first feature film role in the 1946 movie, The Angel of Mercy.
He was known as The King of the Third Class for his popularity amongst low-class moviegoers.
He and his wife, Soheir Turk, had five children together.
He was born in the same country as fellow actor Omar Sharif.