Egyptian actor who appeared in 67 films over the course of his career. His career took off after his performance in Son of the Nile.
He made his acting debut in the 1949 film Lahalibo.
He was nominated by Egyptian critics as the best actor of the century in Egypt during the celebrations of the centennial of cinema.
He grew up in Al Sharqiya, Egypt.
Both he and actor Adel Emam were born in Egypt.