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Mona Zaki to Star in TV Series "Rizk Al Hibl"


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 08:26 PM
Mona Zaki
Mona Zaki
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Egyptian actress Mona Zaki has recently signed on to star in the comedy TV series "Rizk Al Hibl".

Principal photography is set to begin in the coming period.

Zaki made her last appearance on the small screen with the 2023 TV series “Taht El Wasaya”.

It also starred Diab, Nisreen Amin, Rushdi Al Shami, Maha Nassar, Khaled Kamal, Mohamed Abdel Azim, and more.

Director Mohamed Shaker Khodeir helmed the series from a script by screenwriters Khaled and Sherine Diab.

The series follows the hardship and challenges of a widow (Zaki) as she cares for her home and two children.

“Taht El Wasaya” consisted of 15 episodes and achieved great success during the premiere. Zaki was honored for her performance by the National Council for Women (NCW).

Mona Zaki

Zaki, born on November 18, 1976, started her acting career at the age of 16 when Egyptian actor-director Mohamed Sobhi was searching for new faces. She applied hoping to meet Sobhi and was cast by him for her first acting role in his play “Bel Araby El Faseeh”.

She later co-starred in several hit TV series such as “El A’elah”, “Khalti Safiya wel Deir”, “Nisf Rabi’ El Akhar”, “Ahalina”, “Ded El Tayyar”, and “El Daw’ El Sharid”.

Zaki also co-starred in several plays, among which were “Le’b Eyal”, “Ya Messafer Wahdak”, “Afrouto”, and “Keda OK”.

In 2001, she received an award from Gihan El Sadat, the wife of former president Anwar El Sadat, for portraying her in the masterpiece film “Ayam El Sadat” (Days of El Sadat).

Zaki was awarded the Faten Hamama Prize for Excellency at the opening ceremony of the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival in 2020.