Hanan Tork

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Hanan Turk
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Hanan Hasan Abdelkrim Tork

(1975-03-07) March 7, 1975 (age 47)
Nationality Egypt
Years active1991–2013
Mahmud Malek
(m. 2012)

Hanan Tork (Arabic: حنان ترك; born 7 March 1975 is a retired Egyptian actress and ballerina. She was born as Hanan Hasan Abdelkrim Tork (Arabic: حنان حسن عبد الكريم ترك), and is credited as Hanan Tork. She is a sister to two brothers: hussien and Hossam. Her father owned his own factory for clothes (El Torky for female dresses).

In addition to her work in the arts, Hanan also serves as a worldwide ambassador for the international charity .[1] She started her career as a ballerina and completed her studies at the Cairo Ballet Institute in 1993. She then became a member of the Cairo Ballet Group and soon after moved to the Classical Ballet Group.


She began her acting career when the famous director, Khairy Beshara saw her, and offered her the chance to act alongside Nadia Al-Gindi in the 1991 movie "Raghbah Motawaheshah". After that the young ballerina was thirsty for more and got her next role in television series “El Awda El Akheera” having the chance to act alongside Salah Zulfikar in one of his final acting roles. Her next role was in "Be’r Sabe’ " with the director Nur Eldemerdash. Among other TV roles were parts in El Sabr F El Mallahat, El Mal W El Banun and Lan A'ish Fi Gelbab Abi. In 1993, she was offered another role on the silver screen: "Dehk We Le’b We Gadd W Hobb". Her big chance came when she was chosen by the famous director Youssef Chahine to play a part in El Mohager in 1994.

In 1997, she acted alongside the singer Mohamed Fouad in Ismailia Rayeh Gai. In the same year, she also had the opportunity to work with Chahin once again by starring in his movie Al Masir. Then in 1999, she had leading roles in Al Akhar and Fata Men Israel. Then yet another cooperation between the young star and the famous director in the box office hit Al Assefa. In the year 2000, the now famous actress appeared in the Ramadan serial Opera Aida. She then saw more success in the following year, with a role alongside the famous actress Samira Ahmed in "Amira Men Abdeen". She also played the leading female role in the comedy movie Ga'na Al Bayan Al Taly, opposite Mohamed Henedi. In 2001 Hanan played a role in the comedy movie Gawaz Be Karar Gomhourey. Then came her large hits Haramiyya Fi KG2 in 2002 and Haramiyyah fi Tayland in 2003. In 2 In 2007, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards of Kas w lask film.

In 2005 the film "Dunia" by Lebanese director Jocelyne Saab was released, in which Hanan played the leading role. The movie centers around the title character Dunia, a belly dancer and poet. When the film aired at the 2005 Cairo International Film Festival, it left the audience split between those who supported the film’s call for intellectual freedom and its stance against female circumcision, and those who disapproved of the title character’s desire to physically express herself through dance. It was also controversial that so many scenes were filmed in Cairo’s slums, which could be seen to tarnish Egypt's international image. The film was especially controversial in Egypt for taking up the tradition of female circumcision, among other reasons; it received a good deal of attention in Europe.

In 2006, Hanan she chose to begin wearing the religious headscarf, and has been very vocal about this decision. By doing so, Hanan Tork has joined a group of actresses who also made the decision, such as Hala Shiha and Abla Kamel[citation needed]. Despite wearing a religious headscarf , she has continued acting. In August 2012, she decided to stop acting and focus on her family, albeit with different roles.[2][3] She was married previously to businessman Khaled Khatab, they divorced in 2007. Hanan Tork has stated that one of the main factors that led to her divorce was her husband's displeasure at her choosing to wear religious headscarf and was not happy with her "change in behavior", after she became religious.[4] In 2012, she got remarried to Mahmud Malek, the brother of Muslim Brotherhood activist leader Hasan Malek.[5] It was reported that despite her retirement, due to her past background of being an entertainer, Malek's family were against their marriage .[6] Hanan Tork has three children from her first marriage and two from her second.[7] Her husband owns a men's fashion boutique in Cairo.[8]


Hanan Tork quit acting during the Ramadan season 2012.[9] [10] Since then, she only participates in Egyptian Cartoon movies and series via her voice.[10][11]



Movie Translation Year Role / Movie's Poster
Nas Tegannen People Causing Madness 1980
Fi El Eshq W El Safar In Love And Travel 1991
Raghbah Motawaheshah Savage Desire 1992 Wafa
Dehk W Le'b W Gadd W Hobb Laugh , Play , Work And Love 1993 Maha
El Mohager The Immigrant 1994 Hati
Sareq El Farah Thief Of Joy 1994 Rommanah
Ismailia Rayeh jayy Ismailia To And Fro 1997 Salwa
Emraah W Khamsat Regal A Woman And Five Men 1997 Nashwa
Fatah Men Israel A Girl From Israel 1999 Aminah
El Akher The Other 1999 Hanan
El Asefah The Storm 2000 Hayah
Gawaz Be Qarar Gomhuri Marriage By Presidential Decision 2001 Riham
Haramiyya Fi KG 2 Thieves In KG 2 2001 Rim
Etfarrag Ya Salam Watch Wow 2001 Halah
El Hobb El Awwal The First Love 2001 Wafa
Sekut Ha Nsawwar Silence We Will Shoot 2001 Hanan
Ga'ana El Byan El Tali We Got The Following Statement 2002 Eeffat Elsherbini
Shabab Ala El Hawa Youth On Air 2002 Nadia
Mohami Khole Divorce Lawyer 2002 Safinaz
Dil El Samakah Tail Of Fish 2003 Nur
Haramiyyah Fi Thailand Thieves In Thailand 2003 Hanan
Sahar El Layali Sleepless Nights 2003 Farah
Hobb El Banat Girls' Love 2004 Ghadah
Ahla El Awqat The Best Times 2004 Salma
Tito Tito 2004 Nur
Donya Donya. It is named (Kiss Me Not In The Eyes ) abroad 2005 Donya
Kalam Fi El Hobb Words In Love 2006 Salma
El Hayah Montaha El Lazzah Life Is Extremely Delicious 2006 Hanan
El Aba El Seghar The Young Fathers 2006 Amal
vElaqat Khasah Private Relations 2006
Ass W Lazq Cut And Paste 2007 Gamilah
Ahlam Haqiqiyyah Real Dreams 2007 Maryam
El Maslahah The Deal 2012 Hanan


Series Translation Year Role
El Awda El Akheera The Final Return 1993
El Mal W El Banun Money And Boys 1993–1995 Thorayya
El Sabr Fi El Mallahat Patience In Salines 1995 Nura
Elzini Barakat Elzini Barakat 1995 Samah
Nesf Rabi3 Elakhar Half Of The Other Rabi 1996 Omaymah
Lan A3ish Fi Gelbab Abi I will Not Live In Gown Of My Father 1996 Nazirah
Samhuni Ma kansh Asdi Forgive Me I didn't Mean It 2000 Wardah
El Watad The Wedge 2000 Basmah
Opera Aydah Opera Aydah 2000 Aydah
Sarah Sarah 2005 Sarah
Awlad El shaware3 Children Of Streats 2006 Zinab
Hanem Bent Basha Lady Daughter Of Lord 2009 Hanem
El Ottah El Amiyah The Blind Cat 2010 Fatmah
Nunah El Mazunah Nunah Employee Of Marriage 2011 Nunah
El Okht Trez Sister Trez 2012 Khadigah/Trez


  1. ^ Hanan Turk to take part in opening Saudi Gulf Luxury Trade Fair in London|Saudi Gulf Luxury Trade Fair Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Hanan Turk dedicates all her time in Ramadan to worship".
  3. ^ "13 Arab celebrities that retired at the peak of their careers". 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ "The secrets behind Hanan Turk's divorce | Al Bawaba".
  5. ^ "Is she married? Is she pregnant? What's the story with Hanan Turk?".
  6. ^ "通过检测,正在跳转".
  7. ^ "Hanan Turk becomes a mum for the fifth time!".
  8. ^ "Well, hello Mr. Hannan Turk! The retired starlets latest hubby has been spotted in public at last".
  9. ^ "Hijab-wearing Egyptian actress Turk calls it quits".
  10. ^ a b "مغزى وأساليب الإسلام السياسى لإقصاء المرأة | المصري اليوم". www.almasryalyoum.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  11. ^ أمين, هبة (2015-04-15). ""الشوباشى" لـ"الوطن": "الحجاب" معركة المجتمع لمواجهة الإسلام السياسى -". الوطن (in Arabic). Retrieved 2021-06-18.

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