Egyptian actor who starred in over 100 films over the course of his career. These include The Revolving Stone, Big Guys Game, Before Farewell, Players, and The Suicide of a High School Teacher.
He graduated from UCLA with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
He made his acting debut in the movie, Alley of the Pestle, in 1963. It was a critical and commercial success.
His brother Mustafa Fahmy was also an actor.
He was born in the same country as fellow actor Omar Sharif.