Ahmed Helmy

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Ahmed Helmy
Ahmed Muhammad Helmy Abdel Rahman Awwad

(1969-11-19) November 19, 1969 (age 52)
Other namesThe Prince
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • film producer
  • television host
  • diplomat
Years active1993–present
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
(m. 2002)
  • Lily
  • Saleem
  • Younis

Ahmed Muhammad Helmy Abdel Rahman Awwad (Arabic: أحمد محمد حلمي عبد الرحمن عواد; born November 19, 1969) is an Egyptian actor, comedian, film producer, TV host and diplomat. He started his career in 1993 on the Egyptian satellite broadcast in a program called Leib Eyal. In 1998, he made his first movie Aboud Ala El Hedoud. Helmy starred in 18 film, one series and participated in a play. He won a lot of awards, including Damascus International Film Festival Award for Best Actor. He presented a lot of programs, including Leib Eyal, Darbaka, Mn Sairbah El-Bonbon, Sawayet Eyal and Helmy Online. He also participated as a judge in Arabs Got Talent. Helmy is the founder of Shadows Communications and the author of the book 28 Harf. He is married to the Egyptian actress Mona Zaki and has 3 children.


Early life[edit]

Helmy was born in Banha, Qalyubiyya Governorate. He is the middle child between 3 siblings: Khaled, Ahmed and Sally. He traveled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the age of six due to his father's work there. He lived in Jeddah for 10 years before returning to Egypt and studied there. Helmy graduated from the Higher institute of Dramatic Arts in Egypt, from the decoration department[when?]. Ahmed also graduated from the Egyptian Academy of Arts in 1993.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Helmy married Egyptian actress Mona Zaki. They have 3 children: Lily (2003), Saleem (2014) and Younis (2016).


Ahmed Helmy in Sawiris Foundation Awards 2018

As an actor and performer, Helmy is notable for his fast-thinking and witty comedy.[citation needed] His career in mainstream Egyptian film began when director Sherif Arafa spotted him on the children's program Leib Eyal (Kids' Play) on the Egyptian Satellite Broadcast[citation needed]. Sherif found in him the comedian actor he was looking for to star his film, Aboud Ala El Hedoud (Aboud at the Frontier). In that film, Helmy made his first big screen appearance, co-starring alongside Alaa Wali El Din. Thereafter, he quickly made a jump to leading roles in films such as Omar 2000, El Nazer (The Headmaster), Elsellem Wel Te'ban (Snakes and Ladders).[1]

In 2007, Helmy topped the Egyptian comedian market in the number of audience and revenue, mostly due to the success of his movie Keda Reda.

Ahmed Helmy ambassador for UN World Food Programme[edit]

Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy has previously collaborated with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help promote its "Food for Education" project, launched in association with the "Chipsy" food products company.[2]

Ahmed's sickness[edit]

He was diagnosed with cancer and was treated in 2014 by removing the tumor from a muscle in his back.[3]

Ahmed Helmy and Arabs Got Talent[edit]

Ahmed Helmy was a judge on the Arab talent show for its third season. He joins the Lebanese singer Najwa Karam, the Lebanese journalist and TV personality Ali Jaber, and the Saudi comedian Nasser Al Qasabi. He participated in the seasons: 4, 5 and 6.

Acting career[edit]


  1. ^ Ahmed Helmy. IMDb
  2. ^ "Ahmed Helmi ambassador for WFP". AnaYou. June 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ahmed Helmy breaks news of cancer to fans stateside, announces new lease on life post-op". Al Bawaba. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015.