Egypt’s Mohamed Henedy: Our main source of laughter



Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 09:54 GMT


Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 09:54 GMT

File: Mohamed Henedy.

File: Mohamed Henedy.

CAIRO - 1 February 2021: Today marks the 56th birthday of Veteran Egyptian comedian Mohamed Henedy.

For years and years, without any kind of exaggeration Henedy served as one of our main sources of happiness, laughter and joy.


Henedy represented a new and young generation that influenced a major change in the Egyptian cinema in the early 1990s. 

He has a big influence on the cinema industry; his achievements have a value that goes beyond his personal limits.

Mohamed Henedy is an Egyptian comedian who is known for his unique comical style.


He began his artistic career through university theater, then took on small television roles, until he was chosen by director Youssef Chahine, who assigned him a role in some of his films during the late 1970s. 

In the late 1990s, Henedy had already become a staple name in the Egyptian cinema, confirming his talent and presence as a comedian. 

Henedy is also famous for his successful plays, some of which are considered theatrical hits in 20th century Egyptian theater. 

In 2019 Henedy was the Egyptian recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the third edition of El Gouna Film Festival for his significant contribution to cinema. 

After a 16-year hiatus, Henedy returned to the theatre with his latest play "Talat Ayam Fe el Sahel’’ ( Three Days in North Coast).

The first show of the play was on January 10, 2019. 

The play achieved booming success.

"Talat Ayam Fe el Sahel" houses notable cast: Ahmed Fathy, Nada Moussa, Mohamed Sarwat, Maha Abou Ouf, Bayoumi Fouad, Samia el Taraboulsi among others.The show is written by Hatem Hussein and directed by Magdy el-Hawary. 

Henedy participated in MDL Beast Festival 2019 that kicked off in Saudi Arabia on December 21, 2019.

Henedy is one of the dubbing stars, as he dubbed the voices of Timon, Mike Wazowski and Homer Simpson for the Egyptian versions of ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Monsters, Inc.’ and ‘The Simpsons’ respectively.

The Egyptian megastar recently  released promo of his upcoming movie  “ El Ins W el Nems”. 

The Egyptian megastar who appeared with a zombie in the film promo announced that the movie will be released soon.

Henedy and Menna Shalaby co-star in ‘'El Ins w el Nems’' movie. 

The two stars started shooting their scenes in 2020 inside veteran director Sherif Arafa studio while following all the precautionary measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. 

The movie will start with a flash back scene performed by Henedy in the 1950s, inside an old house, where he embodies the role of a man named Nems. 

Beside Henedy and Shalaby, ‘’El Nems w el Ins’’ stars: Sabrine, Amr Abdel Geliel, Mahmoud Hafez, Bayoumi Fouad among others. The movie is directed by veteran director Sherif Arafa. 



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