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Khaled Abol Naga

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Dodi, Superman!

Khaled Abol Naga deserves the nickname his friends gave him, Mr.Superman!. 

Khaled Abol Naga ia an Egyptian Celebrity, Actor, TV & radio shows host as well as a
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Human rights activist & ... oh He can sing as well!!

Khaled minored in Theatre and Drama while taking Computer Science courses at the 
The American University in Cairo (AUC), that was juggled while he srudied Tele-communication Engineering and graduated with honours from Ain Shams University, one of the most respected Engineering schools in Egypt.

Simultaneously played Water-polo as a hobby that grew fast to become almost a profession when he teamed up with Egypt's Water-polo National team (Goal Keeper),.

Khaled kept acting & singing for years after graduation at the stage productions of the Theatre Department at The American University in Cairo, where acted in most university play productions collecting "Best Actor Award" title for varsity-competition plays year after year.

He Exchanged hobbies and professions several times.
First when Water-polo became his main focus 1986-1989,.
Then in
1990-1992 Satellites Research and Tele-Communications  while researching it at University of Surrey UK, where He was a part of a team who built UoSat-5 (a Low Earth orbit spacecraft that is still in orbit till today).
He still kept a second hobby of playing Water polo for his varsity team in European tournaments while based in the UK. where He also kept in touch with plays shown in London, He also started a parallel Fashion Modeling career/hobby 1993-1996.

After winning a Best short art-film prize of the Cairo biennalle for his directoral debut Sol Star (1996); Khaled decided to give his growing artistic side better potential of growth into a career by dedicating the year of 1997 to study Film this time, Acting, Cinematography and Directing as well  in the USA.

n 1999, The rythem fastened for Khaled, First when he (as a famous young face & well established catwalk model in Egypt) was offered to Host TV programs at Nile Variety Channel; part of a new Thematic Network inaugurated by state owned ERTU in Egypt.

Khaled in a very short period became the talk of the town with his new fresh style and unconventional ways. He hosted many programs including the hit  Live talk show Eshar Ma'ana and interviewed stars from all walks of Arts - Local and International.

Khaled left Nile Variety channel October 2000, joined the pan-arab MBC TV in June 2001 hosting MUZIKANA ( creating massive pan-Arab audience awareness.

In 2000 He was also chosen by News Dept. (ERTU Ch:1 in Egypt) as a result of winning the title of "BEST NEW TV ANNOUNCER"; to present, "GOOD MORNING EGYPT", one of the most widely known programs in Egypt, and continued presenting it till end of 2001.

At the same time, another major dream came true; Acting in film, By the end of year 2001 Khaled became a movie star for Arab youth with movies released in Egypt & the Arab world.

It all started when the the well known and respected Egyptian Film maker"Daoud Abdel Sayed" (IMDB) chose Khaled as the lead role with Salah Abdallah and the first time actor and contraversial singer Shaaban Abdel Reheem in:

"Le Citoyen et l’indic et le voleur" "A Citizen & a Detective & a Thief " "Mowaten we Mokhber we Haramy (2001)" ( (IMDB)

The film style and cast took critics and audiences by surprise, and it took almost three weeks before critics could get over the initial shock and felt the overwhelming audience response which was one step ahead of the critics and gave the film quite a bonus at the box office, It was clear that this is a new classic of Daoud Abdel Sayed with new stars being born.

Egyptian Director Ali Abdel-Khalek (IMDB) who casted and directed Khaled's earlier role as Ashraf in "Rendez-Vous (2000)" ( (IMDB)  landed him another role in the true story shot in Alexandria & Port-said locations to be a war action film "Yom EL Karama (2002)" (file data) as Lt. Hasan Hosny, a different and unexpected role by the audience proving Khaled's versatility as a promising new actor and star much needed for the anticipated new rennainssance of the Egyptian cinema of the new millenium.

Khaled also attracted the young first time Director Hani Khalifa together with the young script writer Tamer Habib to choose Khaled to lead in "Sahar El Layaly" (2003) (IMDB)as "Ali" among a large cast of young promising stars of Egyptian cinema, the film release has been delayed several times & still in final stages but expected to be released 2003.

From 2002 Khaled has established a proffessional star actor status which lead to his nomination to star many other projects, like the musical comedy "WEST EL BALAD" where He sang and performed a contemporary "Romeo" set in a Cairene downtown alley. and also as "Seif El Daly" in  "EL BANAT" (2003) (IMDB) TV Series which won him BEST TV Award from Minister Safwat El-Sherif of Egypt.
He performed the role of "Kimo" a famous young actor / star who finds stardom a prison only when he falls in real love in "Girls' Love" a.k.a. "Women's love" a.k.a. "Hob El Banat" (2004) (IMDB) written once again by  Tamer Habib and got Special mention awards in Cairo International Film Festival October 2003. It was shot March till August 2003. Directed by Khaled El Hagar (IMDB).

Khaled roles varry from Drama, to Romantic Comedies, to Musicals ("MEFEESH GHER KEDA" aka: "None but That!" (2007) ) , an Action drama released in 2006 ( "AGAMISTA" (2006) )
Khaled's English speaking feature and American debut was in 2005: CIVIC DUTY (2006)

Khaled is now reported to be shooting a new English speaking American production film in LA: "CITIZEN BRANDO" (2009)


One-Zero - Sherry      2009

Heliopolis - Ibrahim      2009

Habibi Naeman (Sleeping Habibi) - Ramez      2008

Agamista - Ez      2007

Kashf hesab - Farid      2007

     Fi shaket Masr El Gedeeda - Yehia      2007
    None But That! - Nader      2006

     Leabet el hob - Essam      2006 

    Civic Duty - Gabe Hassan      2006    

     Downtown Girls - Chef Samir      2005

     Harb Atalia - Fouad      2005

     Malek wa ketaba - Tarek      2005

     Youm el karama - Hasan Hosny      2004 
     Hob el banat - Kimo (Karim El Sharkawy)      2004 
     Sahar el layaly - Ali      2003  
     Mowaten we Mokhber we Haramy - Selim      2001  
     Rendez-Vous - Ashraf      2000    
     Leh khaletny ahebak - Khaled Abol Naga      2000    
     Genoun el hob - Khaled (The Hero Kid)      1977    
Past Television (1 title) 

     Banat, El (TV mini-series) - Seif El Daly      2003   

Khaled won several Awards including: 
(Awards details>>  here )

BEST ACTOR AWARD for his role "Essam" in "A game of love" (2006)  at Alex International Film Festival 2007

Egyptian Oscars ACTING AWARD for his role "Ali" in "Sahar El Layaly" (2003)  from Egyptian Film Society 2004

BEST ACTOR AWARD for his role "Ali" in "Sahar El Layaly" (2003)  at (Paris) Arab Cinema Biennale at the Institute du Monde Arabe IMA Int'l Film Festival 2003

BEST ACTOR AWARD for his role "Ali" in "Sahar El Layaly" (2003)  at (Syria) Damascus Int'l Film Festival 2003

from ART for his achievement as a Young Actor from 1998-2003, 2003

at (Tunisian) Sousse FIFEJ 2003 Film Festival.

for his role "Ali" in "Sahar El Layaly" (2003)  from several Media & Magazine Polls, 2003

Nominated by Egypt for the Acadamy OSCARS Awards (LA, USA) for Best Foreign Film Competition 2003.

mini-biography by webmaster and:
(several sources: IMDB, EGYFILM, NILECINEMA, ARABTORONTO ... etc.)

Personal quotes

"Material THINGS do NOT give us any extra Value, we are the ones who give material THINGS all its value."

Where  now:
as an Actor, Khaled is based in Cairo, Egypt. But he is constantly travelling for work either as an actor, or as a TV-Host



Khaled Abolnaga,
From Fashion to Acting
An Egyptian Phenomenon on Egyptian television, commercials, modeling, Egyptian cinema, hosting & interviewing on programs, Khaled Abolnaga, the Egyptian jack of seven trades, Khaled Abolnaga was only 12 years old when he started his career as an actor. He starred alongside Naglaa Fathy and Hussein Fahmy in film "GENOUN AL HOB" aka.. Madness of Love.
Besides being a computer science student and teaching assistant at the AUC, Khaled studied Tele-Communication Engineering at the Ain Shams University.
Throughout those years of studying from 1989-1994, he kept on taking roles in plays to fullfill his artistic desire. Having being graduated with highest honours , he won a scholarship in the UK to research spacecraft design!. In 1995 launched his first experimental satellite with a group of students from all over the world in Orbit... they called it UoSAT-5 satellite.. it is still in the orbit up till present.

In 1998-1999, Khaled decided to turn seriously into his artistic side and study acting/directing and cinematography when he went to Hollywood to study cinema. Khaled Abolnaga just finished filming his first string film "MOWATEN WE MOKHBER WE HARAMY" were he shares the starring roles with Salah Abdallah, Shaaban Abd El Rehim, and Hend Sabry.

Dawood Abd El Sayed directs the film. "MOWATEN WE MOKHBER WE HARAMY" is an attempt by Dawood Abd El Sayed to investigate a hilarious assumption: What would happen if a classically educated and cultured person a symbol of "A Citizen" played by Khaled Abolnaga happened to be in a clash with a "Thief" played by Shaaban Abd El Rehim who is a Street-wise thief with no education nor sophistication of the Citizen. The detective role "Mokhber" played by Salah Abdallah a symbol of the authority, tries to help and asks for help in return, also introduces to the "Citizen" his future wife, "Hayat" played by Hend Sabry who becomes the link between the two different worlds of the Citizen and the Thief. The Film is a Black Comedy with few new songs released for the first time.

Khaled Abolnaga is preparing now for his new film, He will be playing "ALI" in "SAHAR EL LAYALY", directed by Hany Khalifa and written by Tamer Habib, co-stars: Sherif Mouneer, Mona Zaki, Ahmed Helmy, on air for 45 minutes talking while it was a scheduled 5 minutes interview, a lot of reporters quoted that interview in the press, ANOTHER MEDIA VICTORY FOR KHALED AS A TV-HOST.
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