Farouk al-Fishawy

Farouk al-Fishawy (Arabic: فاروق الفيشاوي‎; 5 February 1952 – 25 July 2019) was an Egyptian film and television actor.[1] He was known for Al-Mashbouh (1981).[2]

Farouk al-Fishawy
Mohamed Farouk al-Fishawy

(1952-02-05)5 February 1952
Died25 July 2019(2019-07-25) (aged 67)

Early lifeEdit

He was born as Mohamed Farouk al-Fishawy in Sirs El-Layan, Monufia Governorate on 5 February 1952. He was one of the youngest of his 3 brothers and 2 sisters.[3] His father died when he was 11 years old and his elder brother Rashad al-Fishawy took care of him and raised him.[2] He received his Bachelor's degree in general medicine and before that he received his Bachelor of Arts from Ain Shams University.[4][5]


He started his artistic career in the 1970s and starred in dozens of films and television series. He worked in more than 130 films, including al-Qatila (1991), al-Tufan (1985), al-Rasif (1993), Mutarada Fi al-Mamnu (1993), Ghadan Sa'antaqem (1980), Hanafy al-Obaha (1990), La Tasalni Man Ana (1984), Siriyun Lilghaya (1986), Nessa Khalf al-Qodban (1986), Qahwat al-Muaridi (1981), el-Mar'a el-Hadeedeya (1987), Fatat Min Israeel (1999), al-Fadiha (1992) and Dik al-Barabir (1992).[2] He also worked in TV dramas.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Al-Fishawy married three times. His first wife was actress Samia al-Alfi, from 1972 until their divorce in 1992. They had two sons, Omar and Ahmed.[7] His second wife was actress Suhair Ramzi; they married in 1992 and separated after five years, subsequently divorcing.[8] His third wife was non-celebrity, Nouran Mansor and separated in 1998.[9] He also had a relationship with actress Laila Elwi, but did not marry her.[8]

Illness and deathEdit

On 3 October 2018, Farouk al-Fishawy, after receiving a shield from the Alexandria International Film Festival, announced that he had cancer.[5]

Al-Fishawy died on 25 July 2019 at the age of 67.[5]


  1. ^ "Veteran actor Farouk el-Fishawy died at the age of 67". EgyptToday.
  2. ^ a b c "رحيل النجم المصري فاروق الفيشاوي". RT Arabic.
  3. ^ "تعرَّف على الاسم الحقيقي للفنان فاروق الفيشاوي". www.filfan.com.
  4. ^ "وفاة الفنان المصري فاروق الفيشاوي عن 67 عاما | فايزة الهنداوي". 25 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "وفاة الممثل المصري فاروق الفيشاوي". 25 July 2019 – via www.bbc.com.
  6. ^ "السيرة الذاتية للفنان فاروق الفيشاوي وأهم أعماله الفنية". 25 July 2019.
  7. ^ "فاروق الفيشاوي خان جميع زوجاته.. سمية الألفي وسهير رمزي ولم يستطع الإرتباط بليلى علوي". Laha Magazine. 25 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b "5 فنانات في حياة فاروق الفيشاوي". مجلة سيدتي. 25 July 2019.
  9. ^ "شائعات وحب وصداقة.. "النص الحلو" في حياة فاروق الفيشاوي". honna.elwatannews.com.