CAIRO – 8 October 2017: Remembering cinema classic on his 100th birthday, Ahmed Mazhar remains to this day the golden icon of classical cinema. Egypt Today sheds light on some of his major achievements in Egyptian classics.
Graduating from the same class with Egyptian leaders including former presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar El Sadar, Mazhar has quit the Egyptian Equestrian Team to pursue his acting career after the 1952 revolution.
A TV interview with film classic Ahmed Mazhar (Photo courtesy to TV state)
He has starred in romantic and historic films throughout the history of Egyptian cinema and he has also produced radio and television shows. He has also directed two films including ‘Nefos Ha’era’ (Skeptical Souls), Habebt Ghayry (Someone else’s Beloved).
Mazhar’s prominent TV shows include ‘Ded El Tayar’ (Against the Current), ‘Dameer Abla Hekmat’ (Hekmat’s Conscience), Asr El Forsan (The time of the Soldiers), among others. He has also contributed in producing 10 theater performances.
Scene from Mazhar's film Salah El Din
The classic legend has won several awards including an award for his role in ‘El Leila El Akheera’ (The Last Night). His well-recognized roles include ‘Doa’a El Karawan’ (Karawan’s Prayers) starring with actress Faten Hamama, ‘El Naser Salah El Din’, and ‘Lan A’tref’ (I will not Confess).