Khaled Abol Naga

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Khaled Abol Naga
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(Kal) Khaled Abol Naga at Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2009
Born Khaled M. S. E. A. Abolnaga
(1975-11-02) November 2, 1975 (age 41)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director
Years active 2000–present
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.94 m)

Khaled Mohammed Sami Abolnaga (Arabic: خالد محمد سامي أبو النجا‎‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈxæːled æbonˈnæɡæ]) is a multi award winning Egyptian actor, film producer and director (directed theatre mostly and TV ads in early years then short films). He starred many award winning films that gained him outstanding international critics acclaim as one of the finest actors in the world today out of the Arab region. He studied and graduated with highest honours as a Tele-communication Engineer from Ain Shams University, studied theatre as a minor at the American University in Cairo AUC and worked on a spacecraft design program (UoSAT-5 ) in the UK, before he finally confirmed his passion and calling for the arts by the year 2000. In a film festival in 2016 celebrating Arabic films submissions to The Oscars,[1] he was honoured for being the most submitted actor in Arabic films submissions to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (The Oscars). He is often tagged in western media as Egypt's "Brad Pitt" [2] for his many career similarities with the latter, Also described as the next "Omar Sharif" [3] specially after his American debut movie Civic Duty in 2007, He was also described as "Egypt's International treasure" [4] for his unprecedented courage advocating for freedom & standing up against injustice in his home country Egypt, facing continuous nationwide defamation campaigns against him by the state owned and controlled media, while continuing his regional and international award winning success.[4] He also had a very celebrated and successful career across the Arab world TV networks as a TV & radio host in prime time shows from 1997 till 2005. He is a human and child rights activist and has been Egypt's UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since his appointment in 2007. He has worked across a diverse variety of media, including theatre, radio, television and film in Arabic and English.

Early years[edit]

Khaled Abol Naga was born in Heliopolis, a cosmopolitan neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, His father is the late Egyptian army Major General Mohamed-Sami Aboul-Naga (Arabic: اللواء أ.ح / محمد سامى السيد أبوالنجا‎‎) and traditionally from a family of major land owners in ad-Daqahliyah, Aga, Egypt and Turkey that was mostly confiscated by the Nasser revolution during 1952 and its Land reform in Egypt, His late mother revealed in 2013 that he is a descendent of Islamic prophet Muhammad through Fatima Az-Zahraa and Imam Husayn ibn Ali son of Ali ibn Abi Talib. He is the younger brother of American-based Egyptian architect Tarek Naga, and architect Seif Abol Naga who appeared in the classic film Empire M, Salwa Aboul Naga, Samia Aboul Naga, Hesham Aboul Naga.

During his childhood, Khaled Abol Naga spent a lot of time with his elder brother, Tarek, whom he quoted many times as having a major influence on his character growing up. Khaled was naturally interested in acting at an early age; and appeared in a film (Madness of Love) starring Naglaa-Fathy at the age of 9. He grew up in Heliopolis, a cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Cairo, where he attended St. George's College school for his primary education, graduated with highest honours as an Engineer of Electrical Telecommunications from the renowned Ain Shams University Faculty of Engineering (ASUFE) and then at American University in Cairo. He studied Computer Science with minors in Theatre and Drama. While in England he worked on spacecraft design (1990-2). He played water polo for his varsity team while based in Europe (1986-9), worked as a model (1993-6) and a famous late night talk show host and radio presenter in the late 1990s.[5]

He joined the Theatre Department at the American University in Cairo where he had the opportunity to discover his acting talent in the University's drama productions. In 1997 he left to the United States for more independent studies of his passion; filmmaking.[6] There he studied film acting, cinematography and directing. He cited his acting teacher Dr Mahmoud Al Lozy as a his mentor who has influenced him the most.[7]

Acting career[edit]

The first phase of Abol Naga's acting career (1989-2002) was largely in the theatre, although he began hosting TV talk shows in 1998,[8] which contributed to his popularity as a media personality in Egypt and Arabic speaking states. His television and film work has included a variety of different genres. After co-producing and acting in 2009 independent film Heliopolis by first time director Ahmad Abdalla, he starred in a second film Microphone which he also co-produced with Mohamed Hefzy in 2010. From 2010 onwards Abol Naga mostly played the lead of much more diverse and complex roles, continued to win numerous awards as an actor and as a producer from regional and international prestigious film festivals. appointed as a jury member and sometimes jury head of regional and international film festivals. he is considered one of the top actors in the world today out of the Arab region.


Abol Naga's acting career began in 1977 when he was still a child with a part in Egyptian film Genoun El Hob (La Folie De L'amore!). Since then he has appeared in a variety of films including psychological thrillers, romances and musical comedies.

In 2001 his film career gained momentum when he was chosen by director Daoud Abdel Sayed for a part in Mowaten we Mokhber we Haramy (A Citizen, A Detective and A Thief). In 2002 he demonstrated his talent for singing in the musical comedy Wust El-Balad (Downtown). He was then offered a part in "Sleepless Nights" aka: "Sahar El Layali" which became a hit in 2003. Later the same year Abol Naga was awarded Best Actor at the Damascus International Film Festival and the Best Actor Award in Paris from the Institute du Monde Arabe Film Festival.

After "Sleepless Nights" aka: Sahar El Layqli, Abol Naga acted in five more films in a short period of time. In 2004 he played naval officer Lt Hasan Hosny in Yom El Karama (Dignity Day), followed by Kimo in Hob El Banat (Girl's Love). In 2005 he appeared in three more films: Harb Italia (Italian War), Malek wa Ketaba (Heads and Tails), and Banat West El Balad (Downtown Girls).

In 2006 he appeared as the lead in Leabet el hob (The Game of Love) - for which he received Best Actor at the Alexandra International Film Festival. He also appeared in Tamer El-Bustani's independent film: Qutat Baladi (Stray Cats) with Rola Mahmoud.[9] In the same year he was introduced to English speaking audiences in the role of Gabe Hassan in the American/Canadian production Civic Duty, His performance created a lot of attention to his talent and since then was often described by media as the next Omar Sharif. [3]

In a review of Fi Shaket Masr El Gebeeda (In the Heliopolis Flat, 2007), Mohamed El-Assyouti of Al-Ahram Weekly noted a tendency for Abol Naga "to have been type-cast as the middle-class romantic star co-lead in almost all his films this year".[10] His subsequent portrayal of Farid in the crime mystery Kashf Hesab gained him more positive critical attention. In the same year, Abol Naga played the lead Ez in the action/thriller/drama Agamista. In 2008 he portrayed Ramez in the comedy Habibi Naeman. In 2009 he appeared as a lead Sherif in One-Zero and then produced and appeared as the lead in first time director Ahmad Abdalla's Heliopolis as Ibrahim. In 2010 he continued the working relationship by starring in and co-producing Abdalla's second film: Microphone. Originally due for mainstream realise in Cairo on January 26, 2011, the film was re-released after the protests in Tahrir Square and won numerous awards and gained a regional and worldwide acclaim.

Khaled Abol Naga has a record of presence at International Film Festivals, either as a performer or a jury member. In 2009-2010 attended 12 international film festivals including the Venice Film Festival, Toronto's TIFF, Vancouver's VIFF, Cairo's CIFF, Abu Dhabi's ADIFF, Doha Tribeca Film Festival, London's BFI, and Thessaloniki FF, inviting him either as a jury member or as an actor in his award winning movies "Microphone", "One-Zero" or "Heliopolis".

In an interview in 2010 Abol Naga said "From the industry side, my biggest challenge is to find original roles".[7]

Abol Naga achieved a historical winning of ALL important Best Actor Awards offered in Egypt in 2014 [11](Egypt's National Film Festival, Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema, The Catholic Centre festival for Egyptian Cinema) for his role in "Villa 69" as well as winning The Best Actor award (SILVER PYRAMID) from The prestigious Cairo International Film Festival for his role in the Palestinian submission to the OSCAR's "Eyes of a thief" among other regional Best Actor awards, in the same year, he also won several regional awards for his incredible portrayal of an older man Hussein in "Villa 69" including the Best Actor Award from Festival du Cinema Africain Khouribga, Morocco (Lead Actor & Executive-Producer) [12]


Abol Naga's theatre work started in 1989 with his university plays at The Department of Theatre, Drama and Music of the American university in Cairo, his work as a theatrical actor included a variety of roles; in some instances like Mahfouz-yat (1990) and Two Underground (1994) he has played more than one role in a single production, He collected few awards as an actor and director of varsity plays.

In 2010 he became involved as filming director of the student play production of The BuSSy monologues - "True stories about young men and women in Egypt".

On Saturday 13 April 2013, the play written by Nassim Soleimanpour, White Rabbit Red Rabbit[13] that was performed by an array of A-list actors around the world. was performed for the first time in Arabic in Cairo by Khaled Abol Naga,[14] who knew nothing of the play before he stood on the stage, as it is an experimental play; "This was a role for which I was prepared the most; you are always instructed not to do any preparation for the role [before reading the script]," said Abol Naga,[13] The actor then revealed what intrigued him most about the play: "I liked that the meaning of the play is buried within the script, and I was unveiling it [as I read] with you. Sometimes I repeated the statements I thought were important," explained Abol Naga

In September 2013, in a unique stage play reading in Arabic; "Cancelled",[15] Khaled Abol Naga seamlessly takes on the lead role of Hassan, the director, and does a perfect and utterly hilarious impersonation of the talented, kind hearted and easily irritated director-professor who loves his students, but constantly criticising them and the entire generation to which they belong, In this rough form of a play Abol Naga's theatrical capabilities shined.

In September 2015, A unique musical opened at The Royal Cultural Centre of Amman, Jordan,[16] He directed the first ever Arabic transportation of acclaimed West End musical "Oliver!," (Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver!"), His unique and original adaptation swaps Dickensian London to a contemporary Arab city [16][17](Amman in the Jordan production),[18] He created together with the well known Disney writer Zeinab Mobarak, an adaptation that smartly kept the original Charles Dickens spirit and transported all the original songs and lyrics to the contemporary Arab culture, Maestro Nayer Nagui conducted the orchestra and top coached the children singing marathon lessons which was held in Jordan mostly with Syrian refugee children.[19]

Theatre Performances
Year Title Production Role Director
1989 Oliver!

Musical by Lionel Bart

AUC, Egypt Bill Sikes Larry P. Caitlin & Walter Eysselinck
1990 Mahfouz-yat

Naguib Mahfouz

AUC, Egypt Multiple characters Tarek Ghaleb
1991 Death Song

( Arabic : Oghneiet Elmot ) Naguib Mahfouz

AUC, Egypt Elwan Ihab Shawi


Two Underground

( arabic : Etnen taht Elard )

M Salmawy

1994 AUC, Egypt

1995 Sheraton theatre, Cairo, Egypt

Dr Labeeb


Sheikh ( Maazoun )

Ahmed Zaki
1996 Lovestruck

Arabic : Rosasa fil Kalb

Tawfic El Hakim

AUC, Egypt Naguib Mahmoud El Lozy
2002 Wust Al Balad


Salam theatre, Cairo, Egypt Ramadan



Naser Abdel Menem
2013 White Rabbit Red Rabbit[13] D-CAF festival, Falaki theatre,Cairo, Egypt[20]

13 April 2013


(World renowned experimental one man show)

Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour
2013 "Cancelled"[15]

Play reading in Arabic

Falaki theatre, AUC, Egypt Hassan (The Director) Written & Directed by Dr. Mahmoud El Lozy
2015 Oliver! in Arabic [21]

Musical by Lionel Bart,

Arabisation & Lyrics by

Zeinab Mobarak

Royal Cultural Centre of Amman, Jordan [16](special licence from Cameron Mackintosh)

Refuge Drama

Creator, Executive Producer & Director Khaled Abol Naga

Musical Director : Nayer Nagui


In 1999 Abol Naga was offered several opportunities to host different television programs. In 2000 he was awarded Best New TV Announcer (Egypt). He was later chosen to host the popular Good Morning Egypt, which he compared until 2001. He appeared in the TV mini-series El Banat. He hosted live talk show Eshar Ma'ana. After leaving Nile Variety in 2000, he hosted MUZIKANA for MBC TV which brought him recognition across Arabic speaking states.


Abol Naga has performed in radio productions as a voice actor. In 2003 he played Sherif in Ahlam El Sabaya (Girls Dreams) directed by Hosny Ghonem. The following year he performed in the romantic comedy radio drama Back to Love (directed by Hessein Ibrahim) in 2004 as Tarek.

Abol Naga also created and hosted BBCe! a weekly bilingual radio program in Arabic and English. This is a co-production with the BBC World Service and airs on several ERTU radio stations within Egypt.

Humanitarian work[edit]

Khaled Abol Naga has used his status as a media personality to raise awareness of a variety of issues in Egypt, such as religious tolerance and the pro-democracy movement. He is a supporter of the BuSSy monologues, which deal with controversial topics that affect youth in Egypt, and has advocated Human Rights, and Social Justice using social networking sites.

In 2005 Khaled Abol Naga joined the Make Poverty History campaign.

He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2007. On April 21, 2008 the UNICEF partnership was renewed.[22] Throughout his involvement, Abol Naga has addressed several taboo issues affecting children in Egypt, including HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation (FGM), children's rights, street children, and adolescents’ development.[22]

In 2009 he celebrated Egypt's Orphan's Day (April 3) with children participating in Doodle4Google, an art event that encouraged orphaned children to create variants of the Google logo to reflect their Egyptian identity at the German University in Cairo.[23]

He is an ambassador for Y-Peer: An international youth network concerned with informing and empowering youth on issues such as sexuality and reproductive health that was begun by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).[24]

He has supported the Hands Across the Middle East Support Alliance (HAMSA), a non-profit, non-sectarian Human Rights organisation by acting as a celebrity judge for the "Dream Deferred Essay Contest".[25]

In 2010 he supported Crisis Action's Sudan365 campaign which was launched in January that year to promote peace in Sudan at its Cairo event.[26]

At a special launch of The State of the World's Children by UNICEF Egypt in April 2010, Abol Naga identified his priorities as: "an Egypt free of female genital mutilation, an Egypt where clean water and proper sewage systems were available nationwide, an Egypt where there was equality between all children, regardless of their religion or gender, and an Egypt where there was equality in education and where children were protected from the effects of climate change."[27] He participated in the first TEDx Cairo in May the same year at the American University.[28]

After the 2011 Alexandria bombing Abol Naga visited the survivors in hospital and attended candle lit vigils to promote religious tolerance in Egypt. On January 10 he organised and hosted the "Microphone for Alexandria" concert with musicians who had appeared in Microphone (2010). The concert aimed to promote solidarity between Christian and Muslim Egyptians.[29]

In late January 2011 he participated in the Egyptian Uprising in Tahrir Square, having been a signatory to Mohamed ElBaradei's manifesto for political reform, Together for Change on March 28, 2010 with other film makers and directors.[30] While in Tahrir, he took live footage, photographs and recorded audio casts which were later uploaded to the internet. He was interviewed in English by Ayman Mohyeldin of Al Jazeera,[31] and by the BBC regarding the protests. Al-Ahram Weekly later reported that he was involved in an altercation with plain clothes police in which he was assaulted.[32] He is currently working on collating his footage and photographs of the uprising in Tahrir Square.[33]


Awards as an Actor, Producer & Director


Awards as an actor[edit]

2016 Outstanding Arab Achievement Award (for being the most submitted Arab Actor in Arabic films to the Academy Awards® (Award for Foreign Film), Hassi-Messaoud 1st Cinematic meetings 2016, Algeria [1]
2014 Best Actor Award, CIFF Cairo International Film Festival

for Palestinian film "Eyes of a Thief" (Lead Actor) [34]

Best Actor Award, The Festival du Cinema Africain Khouribga, Morocco

for Villa69 (Lead Actor & Executive-Producer) [12]

Best Male Actor, (HORUS Award), The 18th National Film Festival for Egyptian Cinema 2014

for Villa69 (Lead Actor & Executive-Producer) [35]

Best Actor Award, The 40th Annual Film Society's Festival for Egyptian Cinema

for Villa69 (Lead Actor & Executive-Producer) [36][37]

Best Actor Award, The 62nd Edition of Egyptian Catholic Center's Film Festival for Egyptian Cinema 2013

for Villa69 (Lead Actor & Executive-Producer) [38]

2012 Special Achievement Award, Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Nations 2012

for Best Actor in films that expressed human rights over the past ten years history in Egyptian cinema [39]

2011 Honorary Achievement Award, MÅLMÖ Arab Film Festival, Sweden [40]

Honours the star Khaled Abol Naga for his excellent performance during his time as an actor [40]

2009 Best Actor, ART TV NETWORK Awards,

for LEILA's MAD MAN aka: Magnoon Laila (TV mini series)

2006 Best Actor, The 22nd Alexandria International Film Festival 2006[41] for "Leabet el hob" (aka :Game of Love) [42]
2005 Best Actor Achievement, Horeyaty Annual Awards

for his role in Harb Atalia

2004 Best Actor Award, The 53rd Edition of Egyptian Catholic Center's Film Festival for Egyptian Cinema 2004

for his role in El Banat (TV mini-series) (Male Lead) [43]

Best Actor Award, Biennale of Arab Cinema, Institute Du Monde Arabe (IMA) 2004[44] for Sahar el Layaly aka: "Sleepless Nights" (Lead Actor) shared with ensemble cast
Best Actor, Egyptian Cinema Oscars Awards 2014, Film Art Society

for his role in "Sleepless Nights" (Lead Actor), shared with ensemble cast.

Best Actor, ART TV NETWORK Awards,

for his role in El Banat (TV mini-series) (Male Lead)

2003 Best Actor, The 13th Damascus International Film Festival

for Sahar el Layaly aka: "Sleepless Nights" (Lead Actor) shared with ensemble cast.[45]

Special Mention, Arabic Competition for Long Feature Films, 27th Cairo International Film Festival CIFF 2003

for Girl's Love (aka: Hob El Banat) (2003) (Lead Actor) [46]

Awards as a producer[edit]

2013 Special Jury Award, New Horizons Competition, Abu Dhabi Film Festival

for "Villa69" (Actor & Executive-Producer) [47]

2011 Golden Tulip Award, International Competition's Best Film, The 30th Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey

for "MICROPHONE" (Actor & Co-Producer) [48]

Special Jury Mention, The Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur, Spain

for MICROPHONE (2010) (Actor & Co-Producer) [48]

2010 Best Film Award : El Festival de Cine Africano de Tarifa, Seville, Spain

for MICROPHONE (2010) (Actor & Co-Producer) [48]

Best Film Awrad : GOLD TANIT, JCC Chartage Cinematic days Festival (Tanit d'Or, Journees cinematographiques de Carthage), Tunisia

for MICROPHONE (Actor & Co-Producer) [48]

Best Arabic Film Award, Arabic Competition for Long Feature Films, The Cairo International Film Festival CIFF 2010

for Microphone (Actor & Co-Producer) [48][49]

2009 Special Mention, Arabic Film Competition, The 33rd Cairo International Film Festival 2009

for HELIOPOLIS (Actor & Co-Producer) [50]

2000 Best New TV Announcer, Good Morning Egypt TV show, (ERTU, Egypt)

Awards as a director[edit]

1996 Best Installation SOL STAR by Lita Albuquerque, SOL STAR Short Art Film by Khaled Abol Naga (writer/director) Giza Plateau for the 6th Cairo International Biennale, Cairo, Egypt

Jury Appointments[edit]

Khaled Abol Naga was born in Heliopolis, a cosmopolitan neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, His father is the late Egyptian arm

Date Jury Festival country Link
2016 Jury member Tangiers Film Festival 2016 Morocco
2013 Jury President Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Child Protection Award [51][52][53] UAE
2012 International Jury member Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF)

FIAPF member*

2012 Jury Head Royal Film Commission, EU Mobile Short Film Fest. Jordan
2011 Jury member Istanbul !f Inspired International Film Competition 2011 Turkey

2010 Jury member Festival International du Film d'Amour,

Mons, 2010 (26e édition)

Belgium Festival International du Film d'Amour, Mons
2011 Jury member MÅLMÖ Arab Film Festival 2011 Sweden
2010 Jury member Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2010, New Horizons Awards UAE
2010 Jury member Tallin Black Nights Film Festival PÖFF, Eurasia Program 2010, FIAPF member* Estonia
2009 Jury member Rotterdam Arabic Film Festiva l 2009, Netherlands

2009 Jury member Beirut International Film Festival, 9’th. BIFF Lebanon
2008 Jury member Catholic Center Film Festival for Egyptian cinema 2008 Egypt

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Jury voter International Emmy® Awards

(International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)

USA International Emmy® Awards


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