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Biography

  • Born

    8 February 1931

  • Born In

    Cairo, Al Qāhirah, Egypt

  • Died

    28 November 2017 (aged 86)

Fatima Ahmad Kamal (Arabic: فاطمة أحمد كمال‎), (2 February 1931 - 6 November 2017) better known by her stage name Shadia (Arabic: شادية) was an Egyptian actress and singer. She is famous for her roles in light comedies and dramas in the 1950s and 1960s. Her first appearance was in the film el-Aql Fi Agaza (The Mind on Vacation), and she retired after her last film La Tas'alni Man Ana (Don't Ask Me Who I Am).

Shadia is considered one of the most popular and most talented singers and actresses in the Arabic movie and entertainment industry. Her songs and movies are still sought after, and her songs are popular amongst all generations.

Shadia also did one comedy stage play. She came back from retirement in a dazzling, charming and very funny performance in the instant classic Raya and Sakina, teaming up with genius Egyptian comedian Souhier El Babeli, Abdel Moneim Madbouly, and Ahmad Bedair.

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