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Mona Ali Mohamed Zaki (Arabic: منى علي محمد زكي‎; born November 18, 1976) is an Egyptian actress. She became an actress in 1991. Mona was married to the actor Ahmed Helmy.

Mona Zaki
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Mona Zaki in fighting breast cancer campaign 2015.
Native name
منى علي محمد زكي
Born
Mona Ali Mohamed Zaki

(1976-11-18) November 18, 1976 (age 42)
Occupationactress
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)
Ahmed Helmy (m. 2002)
ChildrenLilly, Selim, and Younis

BiographyEdit

Mona Zaki was born to her parents Ali Mohamed Zaki and Tahani on November 18, 1976. Until the age of 13, Zaki lived in Kuwait. At the age of 16 and after seeing an advertisement by Mohamed Sobhi for new faces, she applied merely in hope of getting a chance to meet the famous Egyptian actor and director. Zaki was cast by Sobhi and had her first acting role in his play Bel Araby El Faseeh.

When it was time for Mona to go to university, she enrolled in the Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. During that time, she was introduced to director Ismail Abdel Hafez who chose her to play a part in El A'elah, a Ramadan series that marked her TV debut.

Acting became more than just a hobby to Mona after that; she later acted in a number of popular TV series: Khalti Safiya wel Deir, Nisf Rabi' El Akhar, Ahalina, Ded El Tayyar and El Daw' El Sharid.

The promising star's TV roles opened the doors of the big screen for her. Mona invaded the cinema with El Katl ElLaziz, with Mervat Amin, then went on to play lead roles in Idhak El Soura Titla' Hilwa a performance for which she received an award, Sa'idi fil Gam'a Al-Amrikiya, Omar 2000, El Hobb El Awal, and Leih Khallitni Ahibbak all of which were box office hits.

But Mona played the role of Jehan Sadat in the masterpiece The Days of Sadat (which was about the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat). The young actress was given an award, along with the rest of the cast of the movie, by President Hosni Mubarak.

Success remained close to the talented star and her dedication was well rewarded with the huge popularity of her next movies Africano and Mafia. She went on from one movie to another, presenting Sleepless Nights, Men Nazret Ein, Khalti Faransa and many more.

Despite her huge success in the cinema, Mona also acted in several plays, among which were Le'b Eyal, Ya Messafer Wahdak, Afrouto and Keda OK.

Personal lifeEdit

Mona is married to Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy. They have three children: Lilly (2003), Selim (2014), and Younis (2016).

Charity workEdit

Mona Zaki is preparing to take part in the new charity campaign Know your Blood type. Al-Ahram newspaper reports that the campaign launched by Mona Zaki as Yanabee El-Hayah ambassador in coordination with Yanabee El-Hayah for blood donation and in cooperation of the United Nations public health arm, the World Health Organization.[1]

Political viewsEdit

Mona Zaki is deeply saddened by the state of affairs on the Egyptian arena now, after the start of the demonstrations, which calls for dropping the Egyptian regime based on 25 January. And carried the responsibility for Mona lawlessness plaguing Egypt is now the Ministry of Interior, denouncing the security forces deal with the demonstrators from the first day of protests broke out and marches.

Said Mona crying in the program, "the tenth night interview," when I remembered, "What right out of the indignities and insults, indecent by the security men when i joined the demonstration of January 25th", but said that "President Mubarak's speech make her cry also said the demonstrations achieved a historic achievement", describing his speech, as "OK" and demanded the trial of Habib al-Adli, the former interior minister, saying that the cops was verbally insult her dirty and almost hit her.

FilmographyEdit

No. Year Movie Role
1 1997 El Qatl El Laziz
2 1998 Saeedi Fil Gamaa El Amrekeia
3 1998 Edhak El Soura Tetlaa Helwa
4 2000 Al Hob Al Awal
5 2000 Fares Zahr El Kheil
6 2000 Leih Khaletny Ahebak
7 2000 Omar 2000
8 2001 The Days of Sadat Jehan Sadat
9 2001 Africano
10 2002 Mafia
11 2003 Men Nazret Aeen
12 2003 Sleepless Nights Berrihan
13 2004 Khalty Faransa Batta
14 2005 Aabu Ali Salma
15 2005 Ahlam Omrena Nada
16 2006 Dam El Ghazal Hanan
17 2006 An El Eshq Wel Hawa Alia
18 2006 Halim Nawal
19 2007 Taymoor W Shafeqa Shafeqa
20 2009 Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story
21 2009 Welad El Am
22 2011 18 Days
23 2016 30 Years Ago

SeriesEdit

  • Asia
  • Ala'aeila
  • Cindrella
  • Zizinia
  • Ahalina
  • Al-Doa'a Al-Shared
  • Joha El-Masry
  • Lahazat Harega
  • El Helmya Nights - Part 5
  • Be 100 Ragl
  • SNL Arabic
  • Afrah Al Qobba

TheatreEdit

  • Bel'Araby Al-Fasih
  • Ya Mesafer Wahdak
  • Keda OK
  • Afroto

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mona Zaki launches blood type campaign". AnaYou. May 1, 2011.

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