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Rania Hussein (Arabic: رانيا حسين) (born October 8, 1981), known as Roubi (Arabic: روبي), is an Egyptian singer and actress who rose to fame with debut single “Enta Aref Leih.” Egyptian director and producer, Sherif Sabri, is credited for launching her career.

Roubi started her career as a No No No No model when Murielle Romanoff, the Polish singer, spotted her in front of the American University in Cairo. Romanoff chose Roubi to appear in his music video. She later appeared in the music video of his song “Don’t Make Me Cry.” Roubi previously studied Law at Bani Suwayf University.

Roubi later worked in television commercials for several products, including Pringles, Sparkle, and Alo. She then worked with Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine in the film Sekoot Hansawwar (2001), in which she played the role of a romantic wealthy girl who falls in love with her driver. Youssef Chahine is reportedly responsible for the switch to her stage name, “Roubi.” She previously appeared in the comedy Film Thakafy in a minor role as a schoolgirl.

of debut single “Enta Aref Leih” (2003), was directed by Sherif Sabri and was a hit on most satellite music stations in the Middle East during the summer of 2003. This video caused a huge stir in the media, causing people and critics to criticize the way Roubi appeared in provocative costume of a belly dancer, wandering in the streets of Prague. Despite such opposing and criticism, the successful single brought Roubi into the limelight. The song was composed by the well-known Egyptian musician Mohammad Rahim.

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