From Mohamed Henedi, Amr Waked and Ramez Gala, Egyptian actress Riham Haggag has shared the screen with some of the country’s biggest movie stars—and this is just the beginning.
After snagging her first TV role in 2012, as Ghada in ‘Private Number’, the actress quickly became a television staple, but it wasn’t long before she made her mark on the big screen as well, starring alongside Henedi in the 2015 film ‘Yom Maloosh Lazmah’.
Today, she’s one of Egypt’s biggest stars, with a staggering 2 million followers on Instagram, where her legion of fans get a regular behind the scenes glimpse of the film sets she frequents. In celebration of Riham Haggag, we compiled a list of her best movies. If you’re not familiar with her work, it’s definitely time to get acquainted.
Now available on Netflix, watching ‘Savage Raghda’ has never been easier. In the film, Haggag plays alongside Ramez Gala, who takes on the role of a single father who is willing to do whatever it takes to support his son.
The 2017 film trails the story of two brothers, who also happen to be magicians. When their father gets into trouble, the siblings (alongside a woman named Tota, played by Haggag) use magic to save their father.
Upon its release, ‘Mawlana’ was an instant success, the film snagged multiple awards, from the Cairo National Festival to the St. Louis International film festival. The film is centred around the story of a relatable young sheikh who becomes a TV celebrity, trailing his struggles as his stardom grows.
Yom Maloosh Lazmah
Played by the iconic Mohamed Henedi, a man named Yehia is preparing his wedding with Maha (played by Haggag), when an ex-girlfriend decides to come back into his life and to his life disrupt his plans.
Karam Al King
In this Egyptian thriller, Haggag stars alongside Mahmoud Abdel-Moghni, who after years as a modest owner of an electronics shop in Cairo, finds himself leading up an arms dealership.