MAD Celebrity Bassel Khaiat
MAD Celebrity Bassel Khaiat
MAD Celebrity Bassel Khaiat

Bassel Khaiat

Biography
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Bassel Khaiat is one of the most distinguished actors in the Arab world, whose outstanding talent and remarkable depiction of challenging roles won him rave reviews by critics and audiences alike across the Arab world.

Bassel made his first foray into acting at the age of eight through the children's theatre. In pursuit of his passion for acting, he studied Acting at the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts, to embark on his journey on stage after his graduation.

Bassel's immense talent drove him to expand his horizons and star in TV drama. He landed his first role in a TV drama in Kan Ya Ma Kan, which was followed by a number of successful serial dramas. In 2000, he starred in Asrar al-Madina (2000) by director Hisham Sharbatji, where his spontaneous performance caught the attention of audiences and critics alike. In 2004, Bassel's performance in Ahlam kabira TV series by director Hatem Ali won him rave reviews. He then took part in a number of successful TV series, including Rabee’ Qortoba (2003), Ealaa Hafat Alhawia (2007), and Abu Khalil Alqabani (2010).

After demonstrating a noteworthy talent in Syria, Bassel then set his eyes on Egyptian drama, landing in his first Egyptian TV series Neeran Sadeeqa (2013). His exceptional performance as Qazzaf drew the attention of several TV directors in Egypt, which prompted his name to star in more Egyptian TV dramas, playing psychologically challenging roles that highlighted his unprecedented talent. These include: Tariqi (2015), Al Mizan (2016), 30 Youm (2018) and Al Rehla (2018). In 30 Youm, Bassel played the character of Sameh/Tawfeeq that made several critics dub him "the Joker" for his fantastic performance as a villain that touched the audiences. He also played another challenging character in Al Rehla, the thing that emphasized Bassel’s intensive and deep study of the characters he plays.

His most recent works include the thriller Al Nahhat, where he played three different characters, and Ahd El Dam, where he brilliantly played the character of Selim Fayyad the young man who finds himself chased by a drug dealer who seeks to hire him as a hitman or he would lose his entire family forever. Recently, his new serial drama, Qeid Maghool (Anonymous) has been announced to release in March 2021 on OSN. The Syrian drama features Bassel as a womanizer, whose affairs trigger the suspicion of police forces during crime investigations. Likewise, his upcoming drama Harb Ahleya is slated to premiere in Ramadan 2021. The series is directed by Sameh Abdelaziz, and stars Khaiat opposite the superstar Youssra.

On the other hand, Bassel took part in a number of films, including: Bab El Shams by director Yousry Nasrallah that screened at Cannes Film Festival and was selected among the 10 best movies for 2004 by Time magazine. He also starred in the musical film Selena by director Hatem Ali.

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Filmography
  • 2009 Allail Attaweel (Long Night)
  • 2009 Selena
  • 2008 Aleishaq (The Lovers)
  • 2007 El-Shayatin: El-Awdah (The Devils: The Comeback)
  • 2004 Bab El Shams: Alrahil (The Gate of The Sun: The Departure)
  • 2004 Bab El Shams: Aleawda (The Gate of The Sun: The Return)
  • 2002 Qamarayn wa Zaytouna (Two Moons and an Olive Tree)
  • 2003 Ruaa Halema (Dreamy Visions)
Tv Series
  • Soon Harb Ahleya
  • Soon Qeid Maghool (Anonymous)
  • 2020 Al-Nahhat (The Sculptor)
  • 2020 Ahd El Dam (Blood Oath)
  • 2019 Al Katib (The Writer)
  • 2018 El-Rehla (The Journey)
  • 2018 Tango
  • 2017 30 Youm (30 Days)
  • 2017 Orkadia
  • 2016 Al-Arrab: Taht Al-Hezam (The Godfather: Below the Belt)
  • 2016 Al Mizan (The Balance)
  • 2015 Al Ekhwa 2 (Brothers S2)
  • 2015 El Boyoot Asrar (Homes Have Secrets)
  • 2015 Al-Arraab: Nady Al-Sharq (The Godfather: The Orient Club)
  • 2015 Tariqi (My Way)
  • 2015 Ossit Hob (Love Story)
  • 2014 Al Ekhwa (Brothers)
  • 2014 Al Sayeda AL Aoula (The First Lady)
  • 2014 Aleubur (Transit)
  • 2014 Eshq Alnisaa’ (Women's Love)
  • 2014 Makkan fil Qasr (A Place in the Palace)
  • 2013 Sanaoud Bad Qalil (We Will Be Right Back)
  • 2013 Niran Sadeeka (Friendly Fire)
  • 2011 Al-Zaeem (The Chief)
  • 2011 Al-Ghofran (Forgiveness)
  • 2011 Bok'et Dao'e 8 (Spotlight S8)
  • 2011 Taeib almishwar (The Weary Journey)
  • 2011 Souq Al-Waraq (Paper Market)
  • 2011 Abu Khalil Alqabani
  • 2010 Alkhubz Alhram (Ill-gotten Gains)
  • 2010 Al-Qaqa Ibn Amr Al-Tamimi
  • 2010 Wara' Alshams (Behind the Sun)
  • 2009 Al Dawama (The Swirl)
  • 2009 Rijal Alhasm (Decisive Men)
  • 2008 Ahl Al-Gharam 2 (Those Who Fall in Love S2)
  • 2008 Jamal alrooh (Beauty of the Soul)
  • 2008 Sirae Ealaa Alramal ( A Struggle Upon Sands)
  • 2008 Tuq Alyasimin (Jasmine Collar)
  • 2008 Arab London (Arab in London)
  • 2008 Wajah Aleadala (The Face of Justice)
  • 2008 Wohoush wa Sabaya (Monsters and Captives)
  • 2007 Alhariba (Running away)
  • 2007 Jorn Al-Shawish (The Smile of the Sergeant)
  • 2007 Gonon El Asr (Madness of The Era)
  • 2007 Ealaa Hafat Alhawia (On the Brink)
  • 2006 Aihqad Khafia (Hidden Grudges)
  • 2006 Ahl Al-Gharam 1 (Those Who Fall in Love S1)
  • 2006 Maraya 2006 – Mirrors
  • 2006 Washa' Alhuaa (Love Spoilers)
  • 2005 Ahlaa Almaraya (The Best Mirrors)
  • 2005 Al-Zahir Baibars
  • 2005 Alghurab (The Crow)
  • 2005 Rijal Wa Nisa' (Men and Women)
  • 2005 'Ahlam kabira (Big Dreams)
  • 2004 El Taghreeba El Flstinya (Palestinian Expatriation)
  • 2004 Eashana wa Shoufna (Seeing Wonders)
  • 2004 Asr Al Junoon (Era of Madness)
  • 2003 Ayamna Alhulwa (Our Sweet Days)
  • 2003 Rabee' Qortoba
  • 2003 Eursan Akhar Zaman (Couples of the Modern Time)
  • 2003 Qabl Alghurub (Before Sunset)
  • 2003 Maraya 2003 (Mirrors 2003)
  • 2002 Abna'a Al Qahr (Sons of Oppression)
  • 2002 Hadith Almaraya (The Speech of Mirrors)
  • 2002 Sirae Alzaman (The Struggle of Time)
  • 2001 Abyad 'Abyad (Pure White)
  • 2001 Bok'et Dao'e 1 (Spotlight S1)
  • 2001 Hakaya Almaraya (Stories of Mirrors)
  • 2001 Saladin Al-Ayuoobi
  • 2000 Asrar al-Madina (City Secrets)
  • 2000 Albawasil (The Valiant)
  • 2000 Hakaya (Tales)
  • 2000 Fawq Alsaqf (Above The Roof)
  • 2000 Kan Ya Ma Kan 4 (Once Upon A Time S4)
  • 1999 Alkhayzaran (Bamboo)
  • 1999 Donya
TV Shows
  • 2018 Kaadet Regala 2 (Men Gathering s2)
  • 2015 Arab Casting – A jury member
Theatre
  • Easha' Alwadae (The Farewell Dinner)
  • ln Yakun (It won’t be)
  • Hafl Takrim Wa Taabin (A Memorial Service)
  • Hwayt Alhayawanat Alzujajia (Glass Animal Hobby)
  • Alu Chekhov (Hello Chekhov)
  • Nazwat Eashiq (Fancy lover)
  • Hadhih Almara (This time)
  • Selena
Honors
HONORS
  • A Jury Member of The New Horizons at Abu Dhabi Film Festival
  • A Jury Member of International Short Films at Sharjah International Film Festival