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Abdel Halim Hafez is a Actor Egyptien born on 21 june 1929

Abdel Halim Hafez

Abdel Halim Hafez
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Birth name Abdel Halim Ali Shabana
Nationality Egypte
Birth 21 june 1929
Death 30 march 1977 (at 47 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Abdel Halim Ali Shabana (Arabic: عبدالحليم علي شبانة), commonly known as Abdel Halim Hafez (Arabic: عبد الحليم حافظ‎) (June 21, 1929 – March 30, 1977), is among the most popular Egyptian and Arab singers. In addition to singing, Halim was also an actor, conductor, business man, music teacher and movie producer. He is considered to be one of the Great Four of Arabic music (along with Umm Kulthum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, and Farid Al Attrach). His name is sometimes written as 'Abd el-Halim Hafez. He is known as el-Andaleeb el-Asmar (The Dark-Skinned Nightingale, Arabic: العندليب الأسمر‎). He is also known as an icon in modern Arabic music. To this day, his music is still enjoyed throughout the Arab world.


At the age of 11, Abdel Halim contracted schistosomiasis—a rare parasitic water-borne disease—and was afflicted by it for most of his career. Despite this, he remained positive and continued composing and performing his songs. Nevertheless, he was always there for his country despite his illness.

Although Abdel Halim never married, it was rumoured that he was secretly married to actress Soad Hosni for six years. This has never been proven to date. People who were close to both singers denied this rumor.

Throughout his life Halim often gave money and food to charities, and directly to the poor. Halim frequently volunteered at orphanages and hospitals all over the Middle East to donate money, teach music, and to help those in need. In 1969 Halim built a hospital in Egypt. He treated the poor, the rich, and presidents equally in the Arab World.

Abdel Halim established strong friendships with many contemporary presidents and kings of the Eastern world, including Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, and King Hassan II of Morocco. He also had very close friendships with most Egyptian poets.

Usually with

Faten Hamama
Faten Hamama
(2 films)
Henry Barakat
Henry Barakat
(1 films)
Zeinat Sedki
Zeinat Sedki
(1 films)
Ahmad Ramzy
Ahmad Ramzy
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Abdel Halim Hafez (3 films)

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The Wife of an Important Man
Directed by Mohamed Khan
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ahmed Zaki, Mervat Amin, Abdel Halim Hafez, Khairy Beshara
Roles Himself (archive footage)
Rating78% 3.9416053.9416053.9416053.9416053.941605
Appointment with Love
Directed by Henry Barakat
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Faten Hamama, Abdel Halim Hafez, Rushdy Abaza, Emad Hamdy
Roles Samir
Rating70% 3.509513.509513.509513.509513.50951
Faten Hamama plays Nawal, a journalist who meets Samir, a young man. She encourages him to pursue a singing career and he does. He starts a successful career and becomes famous. Nawal gets paralyzed and, not willing to hinder his progress, tries to end their relationship without telling him the truth. Samir finds about the truth. Recognizing her great sacrifice, he returns to her and marries her.
Our Best Days
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Faten Hamama, Omar Sharif, Abdel Halim Hafez, Ahmad Ramzy, Zeinat Sedki, Seraj Munir
Roles Ali
Rating72% 3.6214153.6214153.6214153.6214153.621415
Faten Hamama plays Hoda, a poor woman who leaves an orphanage to live with three young men (Ahmed, Ali, and Ramzi) in a room on a building rooftop. The three of these men fall in love with her, but she prefers Ahmed, who is played by Omar Sharif, and the others accept that and stay loyal to their friendship. When, one day, Hoda gets sick, the three men urgently work hard to gather enough money to pay for her surgery. The film is not conclusive about what happens to Hoda, but she is supposed to live with her sickness for the rest of her life and can hardly work or get married. What the film shows is the love and fraternity that is created in her friends through her sickness.