It’s a sad day for fans of “Knight of Egyptian cinema” as of July 25 marks the death anniversary of Egypt’s renowned actor Farouk El-Fishawy.
El-Fishawy was one of the most successful, rare Egyptian stars, with over 130 movies and 50 TV series to his name.
With fans across the Arab world, El-Fishawy is also one of the most loved and adored celebs.
As one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation, El-Fishawy was known for his wide range of roles across blockbusters, patriotic films, and on the stage.
Born in the Menofia governorate on February 16, 1952, El-Fishawy received his Bachelor’s degree in general medicine and then earned his degree from the Arts faculty, where he studied Literature.
His first advanced breakthrough in film came with “Abnai Elaza’a Shukrn’ alongside the iconic actor Abdel Moniam Madbouly.
After that, the remarkable actor became one of the Egyptian and Arab world’s top male stars for much of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s in the heydays of Egyptian cinema.
The Egyptian actor revealed in October 2018, during the opening of the Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival’s 34th edition, that he had cancer without revealing further information.
Later on, he acted in numerous prominent films, starting and working with renowned Egyptian stars.
In 2019, the veteran star died at the age of 67 after battling cancer for several years.
He was well known for his seminal works, such as: “Abnai Elaza Shukrn’, ‘Lailt Alkabd Aala Fatama’,Mutarada Fi al-Mamnu (1993), ‘Ghadan Sa’antaqem; (1980), ‘Hanafy al-Obaha’ (1990), ‘La Tasalni Man Ana’ (1984), ‘Siriyun Lilghaya’ (1986), ‘Nessa Khalf al-Qodban’ (1986), ‘Qahwat al-Muaridi’ (1981), ‘El-Mar’a el-Hadeedeya’ (1987), ‘Fatat Min Israeel’ (1999), ‘Al-Fadiha’ (1992) and ‘Dik Al-Barabir’ (1992).