Mona Zaki

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Mona Zaki
منى زكى
Born Mona Ali Mohamed Zaki
(1976-11-18) November 18, 1976 (age 37)
Cairo , Egypt
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Ahmed Helmy (2002-present)
Children Lily Helmy And Selim helmy

Mona Zaki (Arabic: منى زكى‎) (born November 18, 1976) is an Egyptian actress. Although she had no interest at all on being an actress, Mona Zaki is now a remarkable leading star. Mona started her career in acting accidentally, when she met Mohamed Sobhi, the famous Egyptian actor and director. Mona is a mass communication student at the fourth grade. Her dream is to prove herself as a good actress. She wants to make good remarkable roles in her career as a Super Star. 'There is a lot to do'. She is married to Ahmed Helmi, an Egyptian actor. They are the parents of a daughter named Lilly.

Biography[edit]

Mona Zaki was born to parents Ali Mohamed Zaki and Tahani, on November 18, 1976. Until the age of 13, Zaki lived in Kuwait. At the age of 16 and after seeing an advertisement by Mohamed Sobhi for new faces, she applied merely in hope of getting a chance to meet the famous Egyptian actor and director. Luckily, Zaki was cast by Sobhy and had her first acting role in his play Bel Araby El Faseeh.

When it was time for Mona to go to university, she enrolled in the Faculty of Mass Communications at Cairo University. During that time, she was introduced to director Ismail Abdel Hafez who chose her to play a part in El A'elah, a Ramadan series that marked her TV debut.

Acting became more than just a hobby to Mona after that; she later acted in a number of popular TV series: Khalti Safiya wel Deir, Nisf Rabi' El Akhar, Ahalina, Ded El Tayyar and El Daw' El Sharid.

The promising star's TV roles opened the doors of the big screen for her. Mona invaded the cinema with El Katl ElLaziz, with Mervat Amin, then went on to play lead roles in Idhak El Soura Titla' Hilwa - a performance for which she received an award - Sa'idi fil Gam'a Al-Amrikiya, Omar 2000, El Hobb El Awal, and Leih Khallitni Ahibbak - all of which were box office hits.

But Mona played the role of Gihan El Sadat in the masterpiece Ayam El Sadat(which was about the Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat). The young actress was given an award, along with the rest of the cast of the movie, by President Hosni Mubarak.

Success remained close to the talented star and her dedication was well rewarded with the huge popularity of her next movies Africano and Mafia. She went on from one movie to another, presenting Sahar El Layali, Men Nazret Ein, Khalti Faransa and many more.

Despite her huge success in the cinema, Mona also acted in several plays, among which were Le'b Eyal, Ya Messafer Wahdak, Afrouto and Keda OK.

Mona Zaki is married to actor, Ahmed Helmy, and is the mother of a young girl: Lily.

Mona Zaki launches blood type campaign[edit]

Mona Zaki is preparing to take part in the new charity campaign 'Know your Blood type'. "Al Ahram" newspaper reports that the campaign launched by Mona Zaki as Yanabee El-Hayah ambassador in coordination with Yanabee El-Hayah for blood donation and in cooperation of the United Nations public health arm, the World Health Organization.[1]

Political View[edit]

Mona Zaki is deeply saddened by the state of affairs on the Egyptian arena now, after the start of the demonstrations, which calls for dropping the Egyptian regime based on 25 January. And carried the responsibility for Mona lawlessness plaguing Egypt is now the Ministry of Interior, denouncing the security forces deal with the demonstrators from the first day of protests broke out and marches.

Said Mona crying in the program, "the tenth night interview," when I remembered, "What right out of the indignities and insults, indecent by the security men when i joined the demonstration of January 25th", but said that "President Mubarak's speech make her cry also said the demonstrations achieved a historic achievement", describing his speech, as "OK" and demanded the trial of Habib al-Adli, the former interior minister, saying that the cops was verbally insult her dirty and almost hit her.

Filmography[edit]

Series[edit]

  • Asia
  • Ala'aeila (the Family)
  • Cindrella
  • Zizinia
  • Ahalina (our family)
  • Al-doa'a Al-shared (Light Waif)
  • Joha elmasry (Egyptian Juha)
  • Lahazat Harega (Critical Moments)
  • Layaly ElHelmya (El Helmya Nights - Part 5)

Theatre[edit]

  • Belaraby el fasih (Eloquent Arabic)
  • Ya Mesafer Wahdak (Travelling Alone)
  • Keda okay (it is okay)
  • Afroto (Genie)

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