Menna Shalabi

Menna Shalabi

actress, manager

Menna Shalabi was born on Jul 22, 1982 in Egypt. Menna Shalabi's big-screen debut came with Al assifa directed by Khaled Youssef in 2000. Menna Shalabi is known for Every Week Has A Friday directed by Mohamed Shaker, Menna Shalabi stars as Nour and Asser Yassin as Emad. Menna Shalabi has got 9 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Menna Shalabi achieved is Cairo International Film Festival. The upcoming new tvshow Menna Shalabi plays is Every Week Has A Friday - Season 1 which will be released on Jan 15, 2020.

Menna Shalaby is an Egyptian actress and an International Emmy nominee. Shalaby was the first Arab to be nominated for an International Emmy. Making it in as an actress was a dream she had and fought for on her own. Her first film was Al-saher (2001), directed by the late Radwan El-Kashef whom she considered her godfather. Radwan taught Menna more than she could imagine. He shaped the way she perceives cinema and how to undergo the process of characterization, where she becomes one with the character and not merely an actor playing a role.Her first appearance landed her roles in films such as Iw'a Wishak (Watch Out!), Film Hindi (2004), Kallem mama (2003), and The Best of Times (2004). Menna was and continues to be influenced by great directors and screen legends she stars alongside. In I Love Cinema (2004), even though she didn't have a big role, Menna benefited a lot and holds the experience, with director Osama Fawzy, dear to her heart. Her role in Enta omry (2004) was another milestone for her. Khaled Youssef was an inspiring mentor to her.Afterward, she appeared in El Sayed Abo El Araby Wasal (2005), Ahlam omrena (2005), as well as Downtown Girls (2005). The latter, directed by Mohamed Khan, allowed her to star with another young sensation, the talented 'Hend Sabri'. It was a new and enlightening experience for Menna. After starring in Joys of Life (2005), she was ready for yet another life-changing experience. Her work with Kamlah Abu-Zikri on An el-Ishq wa el-Hawa (2006) provided her great pleasure and enjoyment. Kamla was able to fuse chemistry and harmony flawlessly in her film and Menna was gladly a part of it.Later, she became one of the brightest stars in the younger generation of Egyptian actors. Until now, she had appeared in 64 movies and tv shows. Some of her brightest roles are Enta Omry (You're my life), Leh La' 2 (Why Not?! Season 2), Fe Kol OSbou3 Youm Gom3a (Every Week Has A Friday) and Betlou3 El Rou7 (Soul Rising).Besides being nominated for an International Emmy, Menna Shalaby has won several awards to commemorate her achievements. She was awarded Best Actress at the National Film Festival for Egyptian Cinema for her role in Al Saher in 2001; Best actress at the Catholic Center for Egyptian Cinema for her role in Banat Wust Elbalad in 2007; Best Actress at the National Film Festival for Egyptian Cinema for her role in An Eleshk Wel Hawa in 2007; Special Award at the Damascus Film Festival for her role in Banat Wust Elbalad (Downtown Girls) Film 2007; Special Mention at the Alexandria Film Festival for her role in Wahed men Elnas in 2009; and finally, Best Actress in a leading role at the ART Oscar for her role in Harb El Gawasees TV series in 2009.

  • Birthday

    Jul 22, 1982
  • Place of Birth

    Cairo, Egypt

Known For


9 wins & 1 nominations

Cairo International Film Festival
Excellence Award
Winner - Faten Hamama
Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema
Best Actress
Winner - Horus Award
Best Actress
Winner - Horus Award
An el-Ishq wa el-Hawa (2006)
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