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Khaled Abol Naga

Kal Naga (aka: Khaled Abol Naga) is a Multi Award-winning Actor, Producer, and Director from Egypt, based in California. He is a well-established movie star in the middle-east and considered one of the top talents of his generation, his work extends from Film, TV, to Theatre, and Radio and TV hosting. He has been a lead in feature films since his first lead role in "A Citizen, An Informant & A Thief" by Egyptian acclaimed director Daoud Abdel Sayed in 2001. As an actor he collected numerous Best Actor Awards from his home country Egypt, European & International Film Festivals since 2001, culminating in a historic winning of ALL-important Best Actor Awards offered in his home country Egypt in 2014 (Egypt's National Film Festival, Film Society Festival for Egyptian Cinema, The Catholic Centre festival for Egyptian Cinema) for his critically acclaimed portrayal of a terminally ill older man: Hussein in "Villa 69". In the same year, Naga won The Best Actor Award (Silver Pyramid) from the prestigious Cairo International Film Festival CIFF for his role as a Palestinian father searching for his daughter in the Palestinian Oscar's submission "Eyes of a thief" (Lead Actor), as well as other several regional awards for "Villa 69" including the Best Actor Award from Festival Cinema Africain Khouribga, Morocco. Naga's English speaking work started gaining momentum since he moved to California in 2017, where he appeared in the main role (Al Kady) in the Fox TV show "Tyrant", then his enigmatic appearance in the BBC TV mini-series "The Last Post", to a much-celebrated guest-star appearance in The History Channel TV show "Vikings" season 5 in 2019 In a film festival in 2016 celebrating Arabic film submissions to the Oscars, he was honored for being the most submitted actor in Arabic film 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 tagged as the next "Omar Sharif" especially after his American debut movie Civic Duty in 2007, he was also tagged as "Egypt's International treasure" for his unprecedented courage advocating for freedom & standing up against injustice in his home country Egypt, He also has a very celebrated and successful career across the Middle-east TV networks as a TV & radio host in prime-time shows from 1997 till 2005. Famous for his unexpected yet smart choices of scripts & roles, Naga created a vast & diverse filmography with unprecedented wide acclaim from critics & audiences throughout the Arab & international film societies creating a unique phenomenon in his generation of actors, almost all of his films have an "exportable" nature to other cultures. He created special attention to his choices and subtle yet deep performances. Naga as a Producer since 2009, created with others a new wave of possibilities in the Egyptian independent film industry, from co-producing "Heliopolis" 2009 which went on to feature in over a dozen festivals, to the revolutionary production of "Microphone" 2010 in which a new generation of photography DSLR cameras were used, He is among a leading "iTeam Cairo" that is becoming a seed of to help indie filmmakers. He was appointed as a UNICEF UN Goodwill Ambassador in Egypt 2007 till 2015.


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Born:
In Cairo, Egypt
Movie/TV Credits:
26
First Appeared:
In the movie A Citizen, a Detective and a Thief 2001-12-15
Latest Project:
Movie Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt 2016-04-17
Known For
Poster of Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt
Poster of Eyes of a Thief
Poster of Decor
Poster of None But That!
Filmography
Movie Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt Nasser (voice) 2016-04-17
Movie From A to B Senior Syrian Officer 2015-01-08
Movie Out of the Ordinary Yehia 2015-12-01
Movie Decor 2014-09-18
Movie Eyes of a Thief 2014-10-01
Movie Over My Dead Body ضيف شرف 2013-01-13
Movie Villa 69 2013-10-06
Series Vikings Ziyadat Allah 2013-03-03
Movie Microphone 2011-01-26
Movie Heliopolis Ibrahim 2010-04-28
Movie One-Zero شريف 2009-03-04
Movie Habibi Na'eman Ramez 2009-12-04
Movie Coded Paper ضيف شرف 2008-04-02
Movie Agamista عز 2007-06-13
Movie In the Heliopolis Flat Yehia 2007-03-14
Movie None But That! Nader 2007-03-02
Movie Kashf Hesab Farid 2007-03-27
Movie Civic Duty Gabe Hassan 2006-04-26
Movie Game of love Essam 2006-10-23
Movie Double Faces 2005-01-01
Movie Downtown Girls 2005-11-04
Movie Italian War Fouad 2005-07-27
Movie Girl's Love Kimo (Karim El Sharkawy) 2004-01-14
Movie Youm El-Karama 2004-09-01
Movie Sleepless Nights Ali 2003-05-24
Movie A Citizen, a Detective and a Thief Selim 2001-12-15