Egyptian film director, screenwriter, and producer who was prominent in the 1950s and 1960s.
He made his directorial debut with the 1955 film Our Best Days.
He was credited for discovering actor Ahmed Ramzy in 1955 whom he later cast in his film Ayyamna al-Holwa.
His mother Elasy was an actress.
He directed films that starred popular Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.