MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek
MAD Celebrity Ahmed Malek

Ahmed Malek

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Ahmed Malek is a young and aspiring actor whose penchant for acting cemented his name as an up-and-coming Egyptian talent. His exceptional acting skills were first recognized when he was picked for the role of Hassan Al-Banna in the TV hit El-Gama'a (2010). Malek moved to a new stage where he became a rising young star in high demand. He worked with Egyptian star Ghada Abdelrazek and director Mohamed Samy in two TV series; Ma'a Sabk El Esrar (Premeditated) (2012) TV series, for which he received the Dear Guest Award for Best Young Actor, and Hekayet Hayah (2013). Among his notable works in film and TV: Sheikh Jackson that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and took part in the BFI London Film Festival, and El Gouna Film Festival, Clash that opened the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, Hepta: ‎The Last Lecture, the highest-grossing romantic film in the history of Egyptian cinema, La ‎Tottfea Al Shams TV series that was among the most-watched TV series in Ramadan 2017 and Ext. Night (2018) that landed its world premiere at the Toronto International ‎Film Festival (TIFF)‎.

In 2018, Malek was selected among four international Rising Stars at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2019, he starred alongside David Wenham in the Australian film The Furnace, marking the latter’s debut feature. The film world premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and landed Arab world premiere at El Gouna Film Festival in 2020. In the same year, he was part of the Arab Stars of Tomorrow panel that was held within the 42nd edition of the Cairo International Film Festival.

In December, 2020, Ahmed Malek was awarded the Breakthrough Actor of the Year in 2020 Award by GQ Middle East in celebration of his journey and remarkable achievements throughout the year. He also graced the magazine´s cover featuring the world's top fashion houses, including Hermès and Dior.

This marks the second collaboration between Malek and GQ Middle East as the magazine featured an interview with the young star earlier this year under the title: “Ahmed Malek is About to Go”.

Recently, he took part in the Ramadan TV drama Nasl Al Aghrab by director Mohamed Samy, where he stars along with Ahmed Sakka, Amir Karara.

Currently, Malek is working on a number of upcoming projects, including: the anticipated new film Kira & El Gin by the dynamic duo Marwan Hamed and Ahmed Mourad, Amar 14 film by director Hadi El Bagoury, and the new TV drama Tahqeeq (Investigation). He is also currently shooting Netflix’s upcoming film The Swimmers, which traces the real-life story of Yusra and Sara Mardini, the Syrian refugee sisters who made it to the Olympics. The new film is written and directed by Sally El Husseiny and Kinda will be starring opposite Kinda Alloush. In addition, he is shooting his scenes in Bimbo, an 8-episode original by director Amr Salama.

Ahmed Malek Egyptian Actor
Social Media Fans
  • Soon The Swimmers
  • Soon Kira & El Gin
  • Soon Amar 14 (Full Moon)
  • 2020 Anha (About Her)
  • 2020 The Furnace
  • 2020 Ras El Sana (New Year’s Eve)
  • 2019 El Kenz 2 (The Treasure 2)
  • 2019 Al Deif (The Guest)
  • 2018 Leil Kharegy (EXT. Night)
  • 2018 El Kwaissen (The 'Kowess' Family)
  • 2018 Eyar Nari (Gunshot)
  • 2017 Sheikh Jackson
  • 2016 Eshtebak (Clash)
  • 2016 Hepta: El Mohadra Al Akheira (Hepta: The Last Lecture)
  • 2015 Ahwak (I Love You)
  • 2015 The Fourth Generation (Algeil Alrabea/Four G)
  • 2015 Regatta
  • 2014 El Gezira 2 (The Island 2)
  • 2012 Geddo Habibi (Dear Grandpa)
Tv Series
  • Soon Bimbo
  • Soon Tahqeeq (Investigation)
  • 2021 Nasl El Aghrab (Breed of the Strangers)
  • 2020 Nemra Etnein (This Other Thing)
  • 2019 Zay El Shams (Like the Sun)
  • 2017 La Totfe' Al Shams (The Sun Will Never Set)
  • 2016 Afrah AlQoba (Celebrations of Al-Qobba)
  • 2013 Hekayet Hayah (Story of Hayah)
  • 2012 Ma'a Sabq Alesrar (Premeditation)
  • 2010 Al-Gama'a (The Brotherhood)
A Festival Fixture
Ahmed Malek has been a recurrent face on the red carpet on many international and regional film festivals. He attended the screening of his film Clash at the prestigious Un Certain Regard Section at Cannes Film Festival (2016). His film Sheikh Jackson by Amr Salama, premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and took part in the BFI London Film Festival, and El Gouna Film Festival. Malek's recent film Ext. Night landed its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International. His latest film The Furnace world premiered at Venice International Film Festival in 2020, where his astounding performance and fashion choices caught the attention and won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.
Awards & Honors
  • 2020 Special Mention at the Catholic Center Cinema Festival for his role in Al Daif
  • 2018 Best Supporting Actor Award for Sheikh Jackson film at the 44th Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival
  • 2012 Dear Guest Award for Best Young Actor for Premeditated (Ma'a Sabk El Esrar) TV series
  • 2018 A Jury Member of the Short Film Competition at the 2nd El Gouna Film Festival
  • 2017 Selected among the list of the Berlinale Talents at the Berlin International Film Festival
  • 2017 Picked as one of the five promising Arab stars and filmmakers in the Arab Stars of Tomorrow at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
  • 2017 A Jury Member of the Realtime Competition at the Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival (2017)
A Big Warm Heart
    Due to his keen interest in social issues, Malek also took part in a campaign entitled One Click to Move by the Helm Foundation, which is interested in the issues of the persons with disabilities. Moreover, he contributed to the campaign by Ahl Masr Foundation to support the treatment of burns. Malek also participated in campaigns related to issues of migration and refugees. He was one of the volunteer actors of the World AIDS Day campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the HIV epidemic launched by the UN, and participated in the video White Point, launched by the UN, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to combat the disease.
Ahmed Malek Big Warm Heart