A new wave of Arab Actresses is taking over leading roles and changing the entire game when it comes to TV series and movies. We’re proud to see this new generation proving itself and shining bright in today’s competitive market. We’ve compiled a list of the most promising Arab actresses under the age of 30 to highlight their work and show them the love and support they deserve!
Egyptian/Montenegrin Actress Tara Emad captured the hearts of the Arab world after her role in Saheb El Saada as the daughter of Adel Emam. Tara entered the Miss Global Teen pageant back in 2010 in Brasil, where she was the 1st runner-up and given the title of Teen Queen of Africa.
Hannah El Zahed
Hannah El Zahed is hands down one of the most popular actresses of her generation. She debuted in 2014, in a movie called Khettet Jimmy, and went on to play major other roles in movies and TV Series.
Lebanese/Australian Actress Daniella Rahme had really cool roles in Tango and The Writer alongside Syrian Star Bassel El Khayat; definitely one to keep an eye on!
Salma Abu Deif
Egyptian actress, model and fashion icon, Salma Abu Deif, is definitely one of the stars to put on your radar! She was introduced to the public in the successful TV series, Halawet el Dunya, and performed alongside Ahmed El Fishawy in El Sheikh Jackson.
Actress Asmaa Galal, has been on top of her game lately. She participated in several cool projects including El ‘Ab El Roohy, Zel El Ra’ees, and Kalabsh. Her current series Mamlaket Eblees on Shahid has very positive feedback.
Lebanese Actress Carmen Bsaibes played several great roles, before nailing a great leading role in Arous Beirut alongside Dhafer L’Abidine.
Mayan El Sayed
22-year old Actress Mayan El Sayed is one of the most promising talents of her generation. Her role in Banat Thanawy caught the attention of people all over the region and she has several exciting upcoming projects this Ramadan.
Jamila had a very solid start in her career after her main role in Taht El Saytara as Hania. Her role in Hady El Bagory’s Hepta: The Last Lecture was another memorable performance and we’re sure there are some really great things in store!
Syrian Actress Maram Ali gained huge momentum after her role in Arous Beirut, and we’re now anticipating to see what she still has in store.
After her roles in El ‘Ab El Roohy and Abo El 3aroosa, Caroline Azmy definitely had to make our list!
Huda El Mufti
Egyptian actress Huda El Mufti has several promising projects coming up, and she’s proved her skills in Haza El Mesa’ and Ka’eno Embareh.
Lebanese Actress and TV Host Cynthia Khalifeh was the host of the Lebanese MTV back in 2009 at the age of 17, and got her breakthrough television role in 2012 in the telenovel “Ruby”.
One of the most promising actresses that has a lot of potential is Reem Samy, the sister of the renowned director Mohamed Samy. Her looks from the 3rd edition of El Gouna Film Festival were definitely on point.
Egyptian/French Hanady Mehanna has been killing it lately in major roles. Her role last Ramadan in Zelzal alongside Mohamed Ramadan was epic.
Honorable Mentions: Amina Khalil
She may just have escaped the list by turning 31, but we still couldn’t avoid adding Egypt’s favorite, Amina Khalil. Her latest role in Les Baghdad received a lot of positive feedback.