Khaled Abol Naga is a multi award-winning actor, film producer, and director from Egypt.
Khaled is a movie star in the Arab World and the Middle East but also a familiar face internationally specially in European film festivals, where he has been honoured with a diverse range of awards as an actor and producer as well as a jury member in film festivals.
He studied and graduated (with highest honours) as a Tele-communication engineer from Ain Shams University, studied theatre (as a minor) at the American University in Cairo, and worked on a spacecraft design program (UoSAT-5) in the UK. He finally confirmed his passion and calling for the arts by the year 2000.
In a film festival in 2016 celebrating Arabic films submissions to the “Oscars”, he was honoured for being the most submitted actor in Arabic films submissions to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (The Oscars). He is often tagged in western media as “Egypt’s “Brad Pitt” for his many career similarities with the latter, also described as “the next Omar Sharif” specially after his American debut movie Civic Duty in 2007. He was also described as “Egypt’s International treasure” for advocating for freedom and standing up against injustice in his home country Egypt.
He also had a very celebrated and successful career across the Arab world TV networks as a TV & radio host in prime time shows from 1997 till 2005. He is a human and child rights activist and has been Egypt’s UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador 2007–2015. He has worked across a diverse variety of media, including theatre, radio, television, and film in Arabic, English, and some French and Italian.