Hany Shaker (Arabic: هانى شاكر, IPA: [ˈhæːni ˈʃæːkeɾ]; born December 21, 1952) is an Egyptian Singer, actor and composer. His first public appearance was when he sang with Abd El Halim Hafez Choral Group in "Sora", then he played the young Sayed Darwish in the movie Sayed Darwish.[1][2]

Hany Shaker
Background information
Birth nameHany Abdel Aziz Shaker
هاني عبدالعزيز شاكر
Born (1952-12-21) December 21, 1952 (age 71)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, actor
Years active1970–present



Hany Shaker began his musical career at a very early age – learning the piano as a child, when his mother took on the role of agent as well as supervisor of his professional training. After graduation from high school in the early 1970s he studied music at the prestigious Cairo Conservatoire.

Hany scored his first breakthrough hit in his second year of college in December 1972 with a song written by Mohammed El Mougi, "Heloua ya Dounia" (It's a Wonderful Life), which set him off on his musical career. Although at that time the biggest legends remained at their peak – Umm Kulthum, Farid al-Atrash, Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Abdel Halim Hafez – they recognized his potential and supported him, so that he was able to become known among all these legends. Until today Hany claims he owes his greatest musical debt to Abdel Halim Hafez, a man who continues to exert a huge influence on younger Egyptian and Arab musicians even after his death in 1977.

In 1974, Hany was invited to participate in a concert in Lebanon, which turned out to be a huge success. Since then, Hany has remained extremely popular among the Lebanese.

From then on Hany produced a number of his early hits: "Siboni Aheb" (Let me love), "Kisma w’nasib" (Destiny and fate) and one of his most popular "Kida Bardo Ya Amar" (It's not fair, oh Moon"). During the 1970s Hany presented two famous plays, "Cinderella" and "Egypt", and three romantic movies: When love sings, We live for love and I love this and want that.

In the course of his long and successful career, Shaker has proved he is not only a talented singer but also a songwriter of his own material, including the whole Albi Maloh album, which included eight hits in the early 1990s, and songs such as "Ma’ak" and "Katabetli essenin", as well as working with a number of legendary composers including Salah El Sharnoubi, Tarik Akif, Yehia El Mougi, Mohamed Sultan, Baligh Hamdi, Mohamed Elmogi, khaled Elamir, Mounir Mourad, Elias El Rahbani, Ammar Elshereei, Mohamed Diaa Eldeen, Sami Elhefnawi, Hassan Abo Elsuood and Ahmed Shata.[3][4]

In spite of his love of traditional Egyptian music, Hany also enjoys modern songs which reflect contemporary society. He considers his own musical style a halfway point between tradition and modernity. In the late eighties and the nineties he started to act through his video clips, including Lao Ya’ni, Nesyanak Sa’b, Mat Hadidish, Albi Maloh and many others.


  1. ^ "Palestinian president honours Egypt's Musicians Syndicate head Hany Shaker – Music – Arts & Culture – Ahram Online". english.ahram.org.eg. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Hany Shaker 'resigns' as Chair of Egypt's Music Syndicate following 'Satanic concert'". Al Bawaba. February 26, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "بالصور- هاني شاكر يستقبل طفلة في منزله بعد مكالمة عمرو أديب". Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Egyptian promoter arrested over Sepultura show | IQ Magazine". IQ Magazine. June 6, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2017.