Zaki Rostom

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Zaki Rostom زكي رستم
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Zaki Rostom
Born Zaki Moharram Mahmoud Rostom
(1903-03-05)March 5, 1903
Cairo, Egypt
Died 16 February 1972(1972-02-16) (aged 68)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation actor,in 55 films

Zaki Rostom (Arabic: زكي رستم‎) (1903–1972) Zaki Moharram Mahmoud Rostom Egyptian actor belongs to a school of integration, and is one of the most important actor of the Egyptian cinema.

Zaki Rostom was born on March 5, 1903 to aristocratic family of prominent position in Egypt, where his father and grandfather were (Pashas) of Egypt, his father was appointed minister in the era of Khedive Ismail, died when Zaki is still a young boy .

He was brought up by a friend of his father, Mustafa Najib, the father of the artist Suliman Najib (1892–1955), where a strong relationship started between him and some artists of the theatre at that time, including the artist Abdul Warith Assar (1894–1982).

His hobby of acting started when he was a student in the baccalaureate; in 1924 he joined the National theatre group, and in 1925 joined the Ramses theatre group.

Zaki Rostom took variety of roles with the strongest competitor in the "River of Love" and is also a loving father to his children humble in "I and my daughters," The evil roles and excelled even his hatred of people and thought that it already is evil, but he is light as well as the roles that distinguish them gently in my heart, like a film role (Yasmin) in 1950.

Zaki Rostom played in a number of films including the "conflict in the valley" with Omar Sharif and Faten Hamama, also in the movie "River of Love"with same actors, and also in the film "Where I am with the artist Magda, and" I the past "with Faten Hamama, Imad Hamdi .

In his last 10 years of his life he suffered from hearing impairment and severe depression, he lived in isolation until suffering a heart attack; he died on February 16 of 1972 at the age of 68 years


  • Zeinab (1930) .... Hassam
  • Dahayat, El (1933)

... aka The Victims (International: English title)

  • Kaferi am khatiatak (1933)

... aka Pay for Your Sins (International: English title)

  • El-ittihâm (1934)

... aka The Accusation (International: English title)

  • Layla bint el sahara (1937)

... aka Leila, Daughter of the Desert (International: English title)

  • El-charid (1942)

... aka The Wanderer (International: English title)

  • El-muttahama (1942)

... aka The Suspect (International: English title)

  • Hadamat beyti (1943)

... aka I Ruined My House (International: English title)

  • Haza ganahu abi (1945)

... aka This Was My Father's Crime (International: English title)

  • Suq al-Soda', al- (1945) .... Abu Mahmud

... aka Black Market

  • El-hanim (1946)
  • Dahaya el madania (1946)

... aka Victims of Modernism (International: English title)

  • Ab, El (1947)

... aka The Father (International: English title)

  • Ghurub (1947)

... aka Sunset (International: English title)

  • Ana al maadi (1951)

... aka I Am the Past (International: English title)

  • Awladi (1952)

... aka My Children (International: English title)

  • Aisha (1953) .... Madbouli (the father)
  • Siraa Fil-Wadi (1954) .... Taher Pasha

... aka Struggle in the Valley ... aka The Blazing Sky ... aka The Blazing Sun

  • Hub wa demoue (1956)

... aka Love and Tears (International: English title)

  • Rasif rakam khamsa (1956)

... aka Platform No. 5 (International: English title)

... aka The Tough (International: English title)

  • Emraa fil tarik (1958)

... aka A Woman on the Road (International: English title)

  • Malak wa shaitan (1960)

... aka Angel and Devil (International: English title)

  • Aaz el habaieb (1961)

... aka I Want Love (International: English title)

  • Nahr el hub (1961) .... Taher Pasha

... aka The River of Love (International: English title)

  • Haram, El (1965)

... aka The Sin (International: English title)

  • Aguazet seif (1967) .... Farid

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