Mayan El Sayed is a rising star whose exceptional talent placed her name among the most
sought-after young actresses by key directors and stars. This is evidenced by her remarkable
presence in three TV hits during Ramadan 2021; Hajma Murtada (Counterattack) by director Ahmad
Alaa Aldeeb; starring Ahmed Ezz and Hend Sabry, Le’bet Newton (Newton’s Cradle) by Tamer Mohsen
and starring Mona Zaki, and Harb Ahliya (Civil War) by director Sameh Abd El-Aziz; starring
Youssra, as well as her new film Al Mahkama (The Court) by director Mohamed Amin, starring
Mahmoud Abdel Moghny.
Mayan has always had a flair for acting. At the age of 16, she made it into many auditions
through which she starred in two series screened during Ramadan in 2016; Abu Al-Banat, starring
Mostafa Shaban and Al-Moghany, starring Mohamed Mounir.
Starring alongside A-list stars in her earliest appearances has privileged Mayan to quickly gain
the confidence that got her bigger roles later on, as she starred in El Ab El Rohi S1 (The
Godfather) TV series by Peter Mimi followed by her role as Ayten alongside Yasser Galal in Zel
El Raees (The President's Shadow) that was a huge success during its premiere on TV in 2017.
Mayan made her first cinematic appearance through the box-office hit Harb Karmooz in 2018,
starring opposite Amir Karara and marking her second collaboration with director Peter Mimi.
Despite playing a small role, Mayan landed a remarkable performance starring the opening scene
for the film, which played a key role in the unfolding events of the film. Before that, she took
part in Kaeno Embareh TV series by late director Hatem Ali, who chose her for her astonishing
performance in Zel El Raees. The series achieved tremendous success despite being premiered off
Ramadan’s drama season. Mayan played the role of Laila, whom the series fans showed a strong
attention to through their comments on the social media platforms.
Afterwards, Mayan presented a variety of roles within big-budget and successful productions that
include the comedy series Fekra B'million Geneh, starring Ali Rabi and Viu's first original, the
horror series Zodiac followed by her starring role in Banat Sanawy film in 2020.
Mayan is currently a Theatre and Film student at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She
seeks to present more serious and comedy roles that balance between quality and popularity.