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Famous Egyptians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A

  • Fekry Abaza journalist
  • Rushdy Abaza actor
  • Khalil Abdel-Karim writer, scholar
  • Farouk Abdul-Aziz director, producer, screenwriter
  • Yahya Taher Abdullah writer
  • Iman Abdulmajid actress
  • Mohamed Aboutrika football player
  • Adel Adham actor
  • Ismail Adham writer
  • Frank Agrama director, producer, writer
  • El Deif Ahmed actor
  • Admiral Ahmose military soldier
  • Naima Akef belly dancer, actress
  • Akhenaton pharaoh
  • Mohammad Salim Al-Awa writer
  • Hassan al-Banna activist
  • Kamal Hassan Ali former prime minister
  • Abdel Al-Rashid Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Karim Alrawi writer, playwright
  • Mohamed Aly Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Moustafa Amar actor, musician
  • Amenemhat III pharaoh
  • Amenhotep III pharaoh
  • Ahmad Amin historian, writer
  • Mustafa Amin columnist, journalist
  • Qasim Amin jurist, founder of Egyptian national movement
  • Bayoumi Andil linguist, thinker, writer
  • Yasser Arafat leader Palestine Liberation Organization
  • Ramy Ashour squash player
  • Ash Atalla television producer
  • Karim Abdel Aziz actor, director
  • Lobna Abdel Aziz actress
B - D
  • Abdel Rahman Badawi poet
  • Henry Barakat film director
  • Ibrahim El Batout director, producer, filmmaker
  • Tamer Bayoumi Olympic medalist, taekwondo athlete
  • Siham Bayyumi writer, journalist
  • Dalia El Behery actress, television host
  • Khairy Beshara film director
  • Abdel Latif Boghdady politician, air force officer, judge
  • Yehia Chahine actor, producer
  • Youssef Chahine film director, producer
  • Mimi Chakib actress
  • Cleopatra VII former queen
  • Karim Darwish squash player
  • Youssef Dawoud actor
  • General Djehuty general
  • Dua-Kheti scribe

E

  • Atef Ebeid former prime minister
  • Nabila Ebeid actress
  • Mariam Fakhr Eddine actress
  • Youssef Fakhr Eddine actor
  • Abbas Mahoud el-Akkad writer
  • Mahmoud Sami el-Baroudi former prime minister, poet
  • Abdel Moneim El-Guindi Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Mustafa el-Nahhas former prime minister
  • Naguib el-Rihani actor
  • Osman El-Sayed Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Khadr El-Touni Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Laila Elwi actress
  • Adel Emam actor
F - G
  • Hussein Fahmy actor
  • Ibrahim Farghali writer
  • Mahmoud Fawzi former vice-president
  • Mahmoud Fayad Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Muhammd Al Fayed owner of Harrods
  • Feyrouz actress
  • Karam Gaber Olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Sanaa Gamil actress
  • Kamal Ganzouri former prime minister
  • Reham Abdel Ghafour actress
  • Boutros Ghali former prime minister
  • Samir Ghanem actor, comedian, singer, entertainer
  • Muhammad Loutfi Goumah patriot, essayist, author, barrister
  • Numan Gumaa attorney
H
  • Ratik Habib researcher, activist, author, politician
  • Faten Hamama actress, producer
  • Tawfik Hamid author
  • Attia Hamouda Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Talaat Pasha Harb economist


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