Egyptian film producer Nahed Farid Shawki dies at 72

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Dec 2023

Coming from a long lineage of renowned Egyptian artists, Nahed Farid Shawki passed away following a sudden health crisis on Tuesday at the age of 72.



Shawki was born on 25 December 1950 to the great comedian Farid Shawki and the 1960s star Hoda Sultan. Her half-sister Rania Farid Shawki is a known actress.

The artistic lineage continued with her son Farid El-Morshedy, from her first husband Medhat El-Sebaei who later married the renowned actress Sawsan Badr and then remarried artist Dalia El-Behairy. Shawki's daughter Nahed El-Sebaei is also a well-established actress.

Shawki had a production company, which helped several important films see light.

These known films include Al-Bo'asaa (the Egyptian adaptation of Les Misérables, 1978), Hysteria (1998) starring Ahmed Zaki and Abla Kamel, and Men Nazret Ein (From a Glimpse of an Eye, 2003) which starred Amr Waked and Mona Zaki.

Shawki also worked as an executive producer in several television series.

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