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Ahmed Mekky
أحمد مكي
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Mekky after Al-Ahram Press conference, December 2017
Born (1980-06-19) June 19, 1980 (age 43)
Oran, Algeria
Status married
Nationality Egypt
Algeria
Education Cairo Higher Institute of Cinema
Occupation
Years active 2003–present
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Ahmed Mekky (Arabic: أحمد مكي; born June 19, 1980) is an Egyptian actor, writer, director and rapper.

Personal life

Ahmed Mekky was born in Oran, Algeria as a son of an Egyptian mother and an Algerian father. He was raised as a boy in the Talbia of Haram District, Giza, Egypt, where he filmed his Egyptian patriotic song clip "Wa'fet Nasyt Zaman". His sister is Enas Mekky [ar], an Egyptian actress. Mekky paused his career for a period of time after suffering from Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infection. He caught the virus after sharing water bottles with his fellow boxing trainees.

Mekky married an Egyptian businesswoman, with whom he has one son, Adham. They divorced in 2013.

Career

Mekky began his career after graduating from the directing division at Cairo Higher Institute of Cinema. Mekky started out directing several short films such as Yabanee Asly (An Original Japanese) before directing El Hassa El Sab'a (The Seventh Sense), which starred Ahmed El-Fishawy, in 2005. That work was adapted from a short film that Mekky had previously directed in 2003. Mekky has collaborated with his sister Enas Mekky in directing several television productions, including Lahazat Hariga (Crucial Moments) and Tamer Wa Shaw'eyyah (Tamer and Shaweiyah) in which he also played the role of Haitham Dabour.

Mekky stars in the Ramadan Egyptian comedy series El Kabeer Awy in which he plays both main characters, two brothers vying for the inheritance of their deceased father. In 2013, the third season of El Kabeer Awy introduces a third brother, also played by Mekky. Besides his career in cinema, Mekky has also continued to write rap songs that he performs in films or uploads to the internet.

Film
Year Film Role
2001 Ibn Izz (Rich) Cameo
2004 Tito Driver
2007 Morgan Ahmad Morgan Dabour
2008 The Baby Doll Night Zaghloul
H-Dabbour Haythem Dabbour
2009 Teer enta (you Fly!) Dr. Baheeg
2010 La Tarago' Wala Istislam (Al-Qabda Al-Dameya), (No Retreat, No Surrender: The Bloody Fist) Hazal'om, Adham
2011 Cima Ali Baba (Ali Baba's Cinema)
2013 Samir Abou Alneil Samir
Television
Year Title Role
N/A Shabab Online (Online Teens)
N/A Lahazat Harega (Critical Moments)
2006–2008 Tamer Wa Shaw'eyyah Haythem Dabbour
2010 El Kabeer Awy (The Big Boss) El-Kabeer, El-Kabeer Awy, Johnny El-Kabeer Awy
2011 El Kabeer Awy 2 (The Big Boss 2) El-Kabeer, El-Kabeer Awy, Johnny El-Kabeer Awy
2013 El Kabeer Awy 3 (The Big Boss 3) El-Kabeer, El-Kabeer Awy, Johnny El-Kabeer Awy, Hazal'om El-Kabeer Awy
2014 El Kabeer Awy 4 (The Big Boss 4) El-Kabeer, El-Kabeer Gedan, Johnny El-Kabeer Awy, Hazal'om El-Kabeer Awy
2015 El Kabeer Awy 5 (The Big Boss 5) El-Kabeer, Johnny El-Kabeer Awy, Hazal'om El Kabeer Awy, Naeem El Kabeer Awy
2022 El Kabeer Awy 6 (The Big Boss 6) El-Kabeer, Johnny El-Kabeer Awy, Hazal’om El Kabeer Awy, Ahmed Mekky
2017 Khalsana B Sheyaka (Ending so Gently; also known as The Last of the Schmucks on Netflix) Sultan Elekhteyar 2 (the choice)
Writer
Year Film
2005 Al Hassa Al Sab'a (The Seventh Sense)
2009 Fo'sh, (Fo'sh)
2009 Teer enta (You Fly!)
2010 El Kabeer Awy (The Big Boss)
Director
Year Film
1998 Yabani Asli (short film) (An Original Japanese)
2005 Al Hassa Al Sab'a (The Seventh Sense)
2007 Lahazat Harega (Critical Moments)
TV Appearances/Interviews
Year Show Role
2012 Bassem Youssef Barra el Bernameg (Bassem Youssef Outside "El Bernameg") As himself

Music

Ahmed Mekky is also a well known and popular figure in Egyptian rap; he released many successful hits such as "Masr Baldy" and "Wa'fet Nasyt Zaman" in 2017. Mekky's "Atr Al Hayah" from the album Asloh Araby (2012) samples Galt MacDermot's "Coffee Cold".

See also

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