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).
Malek was selected as one of TIFF's 2018 Rising Stars Programme, which coincided with his first international film, Montreal Girls, by Canadian director Patricia Chica. In the film, Malek plays the role of an Arab student who pursues his studies in a medical school in Montreal, Canada. In addition, he was chosen to star alongside David Wenham in the Australian film The Furnace. Besides that, Malek is currently working on the anticipated new film Kira & El Gin by the dynamic duo Marwan Hamed and Ahmed Mourad. The film is slated to hit theatres soon.