Hesham Nazih MAD Celebrity
Hesham Nazih MAD Celebrity

Hesham Nazih

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Hesham Nazih is a renowned Egyptian composer who has introduced more than 40 works that vary between TV series and cinematic blockbusters, working with key directors within the Egyptian film industry. Among these directors are Tarek Alarian, Marwan Hamed, Sherif Arafa, Mohamed Yassin, Hadi El Bagouri, Khaled Marei, Radwan El-Kashef, Sandra Nashaat, Hani Khalifa, and Kamla Abu Zekri. Hesham is known for his exceptional talent in employing instruments and themes with different cultural backgrounds in modern pieces.

In addition to possessing an extensive repertoire that has achieved tremendous success across the digital platforms, Hesham has also received a plethora of awards for many of his works, most notably receiving Faten Hamama Excellence Award from the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) in 2018, marking the first composer to receive this award. Hesham began his artistic career composing the score of Hysteria (1998), two years later, he composed the music for both Alabwab almughliqa (The Closed Doors) and Omar 2000, which dominated the awards season at the time. Nazih won his first-ever Best Music award from Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries for his music in the film Omar 2000.

Hesham Nazih’s breakthrough was through El Sellem Wel Te'ban (2001). His most remarkable works include Al Saher (The Magician) (2001), Sahar El Laiali (Sleepless Nights) (2003), Tito (2004), Afrah AlQoba (Celebrations of Al-Qobba) (2016), Welad Rizk film series (Sons of Rizk) (2015/2019) and The Treasure film series (2017/2019).

Nazih is best known for his distinguished style that interweaves a mix of melodies from different cultures. This is evident through his works that include Ibrahim L'Abyad (2009), The Originals (2017), The Blue Elephant, Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers, which dominated the box office becoming the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema, Sharbat Louz (2012), Elsabaa Wasaya (The Seven Commandments) (2014), and Khaled Marei’s Al Ahd: Al Kalam Al Mubah (The Covenant) (2015). At the beginning of 2020, Hesham introduced Shahid.net’s first original Egyptian series Fi Kol Osbu’ Yowm Goma’a, which marks his first work to be screened on a digital platform. In 2021, Hesham worked on composing the music and songs accompanying the Pharaohs' Golden Parade, and the score of Al Aref: Awdet Younis (The Knower) that is currently is dominating the box office, striking a balance between being among the most popular films and participating in international festivals. In the same year he was also honored by the Arab Music Festival in the opening of its 30th edition in recognition of his musical career for over 20 years and was featured in an in-conversation alongside the Two- time Academy Award Winner A.R Rahman within the events of Cairo Industry Days of Cairo International Film Festival.

His latest works include Marvel’s new series Moon Knight (2022), a new TV series that premiered on Disney+ and featured music by Hesham Nazih, in a superhero story affiliated with ancient Egyptian deities and mythology.

Nazih is currently working on the upcoming film project; Kira & El Gin by director Marwan Hamed and writer Ahmed Mourad.

Ahmad Al Morsy Director Of Photography, Director
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Filmography
  • Soon Kira & El Gin
  • 2021 Al Aref: Awdet Younis (The Knower)
  • 2019 Welad Rizk 2: A'wdat Osoud Al-Ard (Sons of Rizk 2)
  • 2019 El Kenz 2 (The Treasure 2)
  • 2019 El Feel El Azraq 2 (Blue Elephant: Dark Whispers)
  • 2019 Al Daif (The Guest)
  • 2019 Born a king
  • 2018 Torab El Mass (Diamond Dust)
  • 2017 Al Asleyeen (The Originals)
  • 2017 El Kenz (The Treasure)
  • 2016 Hepta: El Mohadra El Akhira (Hepta: The Last Lecture)
  • 2016 5 Boys & A Wheel
  • 2015 Welad Rizk (Sons of Rizk)
  • 2015 Aswar al-Qamar (The Walls of the Moon)
  • 2015 O My Son
  • 2015 Dark Future
  • 2014 El Feel El Azraq (The Blue Elephant)
  • 2011 X-large
  • 2010 Bolbol Hayran (A Bewildered Lovebird)
  • 2010 The Chair Carrier
  • 2009 Ibrahim Labyad
  • 2006 An El Ashq Wel Hawa (About Love and Passion)
  • 2004 Tito
  • 2003 Sahar El Layali (Sleepless Nights)
  • 2002 Harameya Fe KG2
  • 2001 El Saher (The Magician)
  • 2001 El Sellem wel Teaban
  • 2000 Omar 2000
  • 2000 Wehyat Alby Wa Afraho (By My Heart and Its Joy)
  • 2000 Al'abwab Almughliqa (The Closed Doors)
  • 1999 Shwyt Eial (A Bunch of Kids)
  • 1998 Hysteria
Tv Series
  • 2020 Fi Kol Osbu’ Yowm Goma’a (Every Week Has A Friday)
  • 2020 Nemra Etnein: El Nahya El Tanya (This Other Thing: The Other Side)
  • 2018 Layali Eugénie (Eugénie Nights)
  • 2016 Afrah AlQoba (Celebrations of Al-Qobba)
  • 2015 Al Ahd: Al Kalam Al Mubah (The Covenant)
  • 2014 Elsaba'a Wasaya (The Seven Commandments)
  • 2013 Neeran Sadeeqa (Friendly Fire)
  • 2013 Negdeb Law Qolna Mabenhebesh (We'd Be Lying If We Said We Don't Love)
  • 2012 Sharbat Louz (Sharbat The Cunning)
  • 2010 Ard khas (Premiere)
Awards & Honors
Awards
  • 2022 Best Music Award at Cairo Film Society
  • 2021 Arab Music Festival
  • 2019 Best Music Award at Egyptian Association of Film Writers and Critics
  • 2018 Faten Hamama Excellence Award at Cairo International Film Festival
  • 2018 Best Music Award at Egyptian Association of Film Writers and Critics
  • 2017 Best Original Music Score at Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA)
  • 2017 Best Music at Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
  • 2016 Best Music at Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival/
  • 2016 Best Soundtrack at Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA)
  • 2015 Best Original Music Score at Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA)
  • 2014 Best Music at Annual Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema
  • 2014 Best Music at Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
  • 2004 Best Music at Annual Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema
  • 2004 Best Music at Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
  • 2003 Best Music at Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
  • 2003 Best Music at Annual Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema
  • 2001 Best Music at Annual Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema
  • 2001 Best Music at Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
  • 2000 Best Music at Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries