Basma بسمة

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An Egyptian actress, born in Cairo in 1976. She studied at the Lycée French school, then began acting during her studies at the English Language Department at the Faculty of Arts at Cairo University in the movie The City, where director Yousry Nasrallah chose her to act in the...Read more film. Basma started working as a broadcaster after graduation on the Nile Variety Channel from 1998 to 2000, then director Sherif Arafa chose her to play a role in the movie The Principal alongside the late comedian Alaa Wali Al-Din, and then she worked in The movie The Ostrich and the Peacock. She's best known for her roles in the films From the Look of an Eye, The Night of the Fall of Baghdad and Marjan Ahmed Marjan.


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  • An Egyptian actress, born in Cairo in 1976. She studied at the Lycée French school, then began acting during her studies at the English Language Department at the Faculty of Arts...Read more at Cairo University in the movie The City, where director Yousry Nasrallah chose her to act in the film. Basma started working as a broadcaster after graduation on the Nile Variety Channel from 1998 to 2000, then director Sherif Arafa chose her to play a role in the movie The Principal alongside the late comedian Alaa Wali Al-Din, and then she worked in The movie The Ostrich and the Peacock. She's best known for her roles in the films From the Look of an Eye, The Night of the Fall of Baghdad and Marjan Ahmed Marjan.

  • Basma was born in Cairo. Her father worked as a journalist while her mother (was a women’s rights advocate). Basma’s acting career began in college where she acted in the movie “Al...Read moreAl Madina” directed by Yousry Nasr Allah. Prior to performing in “Al Madina”, Basma had tried to enter the world of acting through applying for the state radio and television service. She applied for the position and took the required examinations. However, she was selected by Yousry for the leading role in “Al Madina” before she had completed the application process. Following her graduation from the English division of the Faculty of Literature at Cairo University, Basma worked as an announcer for the Nile Variety channel between 1998 and 2000. Towards the end of that period she was contacted by the office of the director Sherif Arafah who had seen her in “Al Madina”. Two weeks after meeting with the director, Basma was offered a role in the movie The Principal alongside Alaa Waly Al Din. Following her performance in “Al Naama wa Al Tawous”, Basma returned to her old job as announcer, only this time she would announce for Dream channel. She held this position from 2001 to 2002. Thereafter, she would assume a leading role in the television series “Rimal” which was broadcast on MBC. Subsequently her acting career took off after having left her old occupation as television presenter behind.

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Trivia:
  • She is the granddaughter through her mother of the late Youssef Darwish, who was an Egyptian Jew and a communist activist.
  • She's married to political scientist Amr Hamzawy since 2012.
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  • Birth Name:
  • بسمة أحمد سيد حسن




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