Basma (actress)

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Basma at the 2009 Venice Film Festival
Born Basma Ahmed Sayyed Hassan
(1976-12-07) December 7, 1976 (age 41)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Amr Hamzawy

Basma Ahmed Sayyed Hassan (Egyptian Arabic: بسمة أحمد سيد حسن‎; born December 7, 1976 in Cairo) is an Egyptian actress.

Basma (left), Omar Sharif and Cyrine Abdelnour

Basma's father is a journalist and her mother is a women's rights activist. She is the granddaughter through her mother of the late Youssef Darwish, who was an Egyptian Jew and a communist activist.[1] Basma began her career acting at the university in the film "El Madyna (The City)" where the director Yousry Nasrallah chose her to participate in the film; however, before the movie she tried to be a radio presenter and had already taken an interview in the national radio channel. But before anything, Yousry Nasrallah selected her for the movie "El Madyna (city)".[citation needed]

Private life[edit]

On 15 February 2012 Basma Hassan married the political activist Amr Hamzawy, who was a Member of Parliament for the Freedom Egypt Party.[1]


  • Rasael Al Bahr (Sea Messages), 2010
  • The Traveller, 2009
  • Zay El Naharda (Yesterday is a new day), 2008: May
  • Morgan Ahmed Morgan, 2007: Alyaa
  • Kashf hesab, 2007: Donia
  • Leabet el hob (Game of Love), 2006: Hanan
  • The Night Baghdad Fell, 2005
  • Harim Karim, 2005: Dina
  • Men nazret ain (By a Glimpse of an Eye), 2004: Noody
  • Al-naama wa al tawoos (Ostrich and Peacock), 2002: Samira
  • El Nazer, 2000
  • El Madyna (City), 1999: Nadia


  • Best actress award at the Motion Picture Association Festival for her role in "Zay El Naharda" (2009)
  • Best actress award (Egyptian Cinema Awards) for her role in "Morgan Ahmed Morgan" (2008)
  • Best actress award (Egyptian Cinema Awards) for her role in "Game of Love" (2007)
  • Best actress award (Egyptian Cinema Awards) for her role in "The Night Baghdad Fell" (2006).
  • Award of the "Lights of Safi" festival in Safi, Morocco (2006)
  • Best new face and best actress awards in the Arab section of the Alexandria International Film Festival for her role in "Ostrich and Peacock" (2002)[2]


  1. ^ a b Ibrahim, Ekram (16 February 2012), "Love smiles on Egyptian parliamentarian", Ahram Online, retrieved 17 February 2012 
  2. ^ [1]


  • "Basma". Internet Movie Database. 
  • "Basma" (in Arabic). El Cinema. 
  • "Basma". (in Arabic).