Born and raised in Khartoum, Bunna Khalid is a Sudanese rising actress who studied at Al-Khansaa
School, then joined National Ribat University, where she studied Public Relations. After
graduating, she worked as a public relations agent and thanks to that job she travelled to many
countries including Tanzania, Uganda, Chad, Egypt and Nigeria. Always working on herself, Bunna
is currently learning two new languages: French and Swahili.
Leaving her career in public relations behind, Bunna followed her passion for cinema and acting,
where she worked as a fashion model in Sudan and across East Africa for two years. She also
established a well-known face among the audiences through modelling in commercial TV ads and
that when she was picked by director Amjad Abu Alala to star in You Will Die at Twenty.
Bunna stirred a huge buzz through her astounding performance in director Amjad Abu Alala's You
Will Die at Twenty, which reaped a plethora of international awards and has been picked as
Sudan’s official submission to the 2021 Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film
category. Following her notable presence on the red carpet at the El Gouna Film Festival in
2020, Bunna is currently making her first steps into the Egyptian TV industry through starring
in the TV drama King Ahmose. The series marks one of Egypt’s big-budget productions in 2021 and
is based on the celebrated book The Struggle of Thebes by the Nobel Laureate writer Naguib
Mahfouz. Starring Amr Youssef and Saba Mubarak, the series is co-written by Khaled Diab and
Sherine Diab, and directed by Hussein El Menbawy.