File: Zaki Fatin Abdelwahab.
Veteran Egyptian actor Zaki Fatin Abdel Wahab passed away at 61 years after long struggle with brain tumor.
He was born on 18th of February on1961 to a prominent artistic family.
His father was acclaimed director Zaki Fatin Abdel Wahab and his mother was the late legendary singer Laila Mourad.
He studied direction at the Cinema Institute against the will of his mother.
In 1981, he worked as an assistant director to Ali Badrakhan in “Ahl Al-Qema” film and to Samir Seif in “Streets of Fire” movie.
In 1986, he worked as actor and assistant director to Youssef Chahine in “The Sixth Day” and “Alexandria Again and Again” movies.
In 1993, he played the leading role of a communist in Yousry Nasrallah’s “Mercedes” movie.
In 1996, Abdel Wahab directed his first feature film “Romantica,” which was a biography of his life.
Although he did not direct another film, Abdel Wahab presented in “Romantica” a wide range of young actors at that time including Mamdouh Abdel Alim, Lucy, Alaa Waley Eddin, Ashraf Abdel Baky and Mostafa Shaaban.
Abdel Wahab left film directing to act in television series, such as Ahl Cairo, Citizen X, The Second Wife, Temporary Name, Adam's Apple and The Soothsayer.