, () is an Egyptian actor born in 1940 in Cairo
. He is the brother of actor Mustafa Fahmy.
A leading movie star and the first UNDP Goodwill Ambassador
for the Arab States in 1998 and since then has worked hard to convey to his audience in the Middle East
important human development messages. Recently he resigned from his post in UN as a result of his refusal to the UN role towards the Lebanese crisis in 2006
He worked in film and TV for 40 years, specializing in film directing and appearing in more than 100 movies, on TV and in the theatre.
Was also appointed the president of the Cairo International Film Festival
In 2006 he hosted a TV show for the first time in his show business career titled "Elnas wa Ana" aired on the Egyptian television
and el-Safwa channel, part of Orbit TV Network.
He acted with Soad Hosny in the very popular movie called: Khali Balak Min Zouzou
In March 2007, Fahmy was named the first Special Olympics
Ambassador for the Middle East North Africa Region. In this role, he will work to create awareness and encourage all members of the community to be involved in the movement.
Hussein Fahmy got married five times. His first wife was Nadia Moharram, an Egyptian ambassador's daughter, whom he married after his college graduation and with whom he has two children. His second wife was the beautiful Egyptian actress Mervat Amin
(1974–1986), from whom he had their daughter, Menatallah. He later married computer specialist,... Read More