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Nabila Obeid

Nabila is an Egyptian actress and is among the best recognized cinema figures as she was dubbed “Egypt’s first star”. She was born to a wealthy family and her talents were noticed by the Egyptian director ‘Atef Salim in the film “Mafeesh Tafahom” (“No Understanding”) on which she did not utter a single word. Thereafter she assumed the lead on the film “Rabi’ah al-‘Addawiyah”. Nabila was married to her discoverer ‘Atef Salim for a few years. She worked in Lebanese cinema and on stage. On television she assumed the lead on works such as “Bardees”, “Sahibat al-Galala” and “al-‘Amma Nour” (“Aunt Noor”) in 2003. On radio Nabila worked on “al-Sabr fee al-Malahat”. The actress also produced some of her own movies such as “Wa Saqatt fee Bahr al-‘Assal” (“I Fell into a Sea of Honey”), she also worked on stage with Tahhiya Karyoka on “Robabika” and received the award for best actress for her role in the film “La Yazal al-Tahqiq Mustamirran” (“The Investigation is still Ongoing”) in 1979. Nabila also received the award for other films such as “Intihar Sahib al-Shaqa” (“The Suicide of the Flat’s Owner”), “al-‘Azraa wa al-Sha’r al-Abyad” (“The Virgin and the White Hair”) and “Khatib Mama” (“Mother’s Fiancé”). Nabila was chosen as a member of the judge’s committee in the 2003 Cairo International Film Festival. She is considered among the Egyptian stars who are most intelligent and capable of survival and she dubbed herself “Egypt’s first star”. Nabila established herself following “Rabi’ah al-‘Addawiyah” however the crucial part of her life began when she started producing. She was in her best form with Ashraf Fahmy and in works adapted from Ehsan ‘Abd Al Qudoos. Also among her most important roles was “Kashf al-Mastoor” (“Revealing that which is Hidden”) and “Toot Toot”.

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Jan 21, 1945 In Cairo, Egypt
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Series Extra Sugar 2020-04-24
Latest Project:
In the movie No Discussion 1961-12-11
Known For
Poster of Life is a Moment
Poster of Forbidden Photos: Second Story (Can)
Poster of The Three Friends
Series Extra Sugar
Series Lahfa Herself
Movie None But That! Nahed
Movie The Other
Movie Ladies' Threshold الدكتورة سهير فاضل
Movie Kashf El Mastoor
Movie The Drowned Warda
Movie Sons and Murderers
Movie The Mud Unknown
Movie الصبر في الملاحات Wafaa
Movie The Hustlers Unknown
Movie Intihar Saheb Al-shaqqa
Movie Market of The Fish Gmalat
Movie Urjuk aetny hdha aldawa Unknown
Movie The Dancer & the Drummer
Movie The Virgin and the Gray Hair
Movie The Devil Preaches
Movie Wa la yazal al tahqiq mostameran Zineb
Movie Life is a Moment زينات
Movie Al eeteraf al akhir Durriya
Movie Sank in the Honey Sea
Movie Harami El Hob Unknown
Movie The Swindlers
Movie Forbidden
Movie One in a Million
Movie Forbidden Photos: Second Story (Can) Unknown
Movie Terrible Hours
Movie The Son of Africa
Movie Al-cirk
Movie The Three Friends سعاد
Movie The Mamluks
Movie A wife from Paris Unknown
Movie The Bedouin Lover
Movie Rabea el adawaya
Movie No Discussion سلوى