Karim Kassem

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Karim Kassem
كريم أحمد قاسم
Born (1986-10-08) 8 October 1986 (age 30)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Website Official Facebook page

Karim Kassem (Arabic: كريم قاسم‎‎, IPA: [kæɾˈiːm ʔæːsem] also spelled Karim Qassem, born 8 October 1986) is an Egyptian actor.


Kassem was born to a father of French and Arab ancestry a Jewish[1] mother in Cairo. He is a graduate of the American University in Cairo, where he studied theater and acted in many of the university's plays.[2] He is trilingual in Arabic, French and English.[2]

Discovered in 2006 while taking an acting workshop,[3] he had his cinematic breakthrough in the teen drug film Awqat Faragh.[4] Kassem has co-starred with colleague Amr Abed in three of his films.[2]


Year Film Translation Role Note
2006 أوقات فراغ
Awqat Faragh
Leisure Time Amr
2007 الماجيك
The Magic Mustafa
To Each His Own Cinema Young Youssef Chahine In 47 ans après (47 Years Later)
2009 بالألوان الطبيعية
Bel-Alwan el-Tabe'eya
True Colors Youssef
2011 إي.يو.سي
E.U.C Amr
2012 مصور قتيل
Mosawar Qatil
2015 أولاد رزق
Awlad Rizq
Ramadan In post production


Year Show Translation Role Note
2009 خاص جدا
Khas Geddan
Top Secret Moataz
2010 الجماعة
The Brotherhood Teymur
2012 الهروب
The Escape Ahmed Abd El-Naser
2014 كلام علي ورق
Kalam Ala Waraq
Words on Paper Marawan Starring Haifa Wehbe
2015 الكابوس
The Nightmare Faris In post production
البيوت اسرار
el-Beyout Asrar
Houses of secrets Seif In post production


Year Show Translation Role Note
2013 قالولي هنا
Qalouli Hena
They Told Me Here Mime play


  1. ^ http://m.jpost.com/#article=6017RjY4OTFEODE0NzBFOUIxMzg0Mzk5OURBNUNGNTU0NDA=
  2. ^ a b c Abedelrahman, Sarah. "AUCian is Egypt's 'best upcoming star'". Caravan. AUC press. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arab Cinema Database". elcinema.com. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "IMDb". Retrieved 14 April 2013. 

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