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Bahiga Hafez Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 13, 2020

Short Biography

Bahiga Hafez was born on 04-08-1908 in Alexandria, Egypt. She was an Egyptian Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film Director, Editor, Composer & Film Actress.

Bahiga Hafez Complete Bio & Career

Bahiga got a degree in music composition from Paris. Her career got wings when she was cast as a lead female actress in the film '' Zeinab'' in 1930. 
She not only played the lead role but also composed the soundtrack for the movie. This film was the biggest hit of that time. In 1932 she started the company with the name ''Fanar Films'' where she worked on her own stories.
In 1932, The company released its first film al-Dahaya or The Victims in which Bahiga shaped the entire making process and act as producer, actress, editor, composer, and costume designer. 
The first film that she directed alone was Laila bint al-Sahara renamed as Laila al-Badawiyya before release in 1944. This film was supposed to be first premiered at the Venice film festival but was banned due to Persian negative depictions. Later it was released on the marriage ceremony of Shah of Persia and Princess Fawzia of Egypt.
She released an album named Bahiga that was broadcasted on Radio at that time. In 1966, she got an offer of a role as a princess in the movie el Qahirah talatin. It was the biggest success but the last film of her career.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Bahiga Hafez died on 13-12-1983 in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 75.

DEATHDAY 13 December,1983 (Tuesday)

Bahiga Hafez Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Bahiga Hafeez was married to Mahmoud Hamid

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Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 28
Hip Size 35
Body Figure 34-28-35
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Alexandria, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Religion Muslim
Address Alexandria, Egypt
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification Graduate in Music
Hobbies singing, acting and costume designing
Marital Status married
Debut Zeinab
Best Movies Zeinab, al-Dahaya, el Qahirah talatin
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Bahiga Hafez

  • On Bahiga's 112th birthday, Google Doodle pays tribute to the pioneer Egyptian actress.
  • Her family was dishonored after her first film as it was assumed that time in Egypt that working in films is the act of shame.
  • She is known as one of the Pioneering Women in Egyptian cinema.
  • In 1932, she opened her own production house named Fanar Films.
  • She was the golden star of Egyptian cinema.

Bahiga Hafez Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Bahiga Hafez was 75 years 4 months & 9 days old age.