The participation of children in films is a big risk, despite the overwhelming success achieved by their works, and their capture of the hearts and minds of the masses with their childish features and wit, but most of these children dim their star quickly, and most of them leave the artistic community for various reasons. Rarely do we find those who continue their film career and achieve stardom state.
We often wonder about the whereabouts of these children when we see the films, they participated in. Specially after long years pass without no appearance. Thus, we gathered for you a group of the most famous children to know about them and where did each of them go.
Fayrouz, Yasmine Film
Fayrouz is the most famous child in the history of Egyptian cinema, due to her multiplicity of talents such as singing, acting and dancing, which made the audience call her “The Miracle Child”. Fayrouz’s first appearance was in the movie “Yasmine” with the megastar Anwar Wagdy, when she was 7 years old. Because of her outstanding performance, directors were not satisfied with her participation in some scenes, but she also had starring roles alongside major actors.
Fayrouz presented distinguished films such as “Lady Fayrouz”, “Dahab” and “Asafir Al Jannah, (Birds of Heaven)”. Then she was absent from the world of cinema for 4 years, to return at the age of 16, to present the movie “Ismail Yassin Tarzan”, and then participated in her last movie, “Thinking about this who never thinks of me”, and then announced her retirement from acting. She devoted herself to her family life after her marriage to the artist Badr El-Din Jamjoom, and she remained far from the artistic community until her death in January 2016 at the age of 73.
Duha Amir “life or death”
Who doesn’t remember the child “Samira” who faced difficulties to bring medicine to her sick father in the movie “Life or Death” with Emad Hamdy
The gentle girl, Duha Amir, played a few roles in films during her childhood, the most famous of which are “Get My Heart Back”, “Raya and Sakina” and “Youth of today”. Her last work was the movie “The Wife Killing Association” in 1962, after which she decided to retire and stay away from the acting scene, and to wear hijab.
Ahmed Farhat. “The Secret Cap of Concealment”
The beginning of the child Ahmed Farhat’s acting career was when he reached the age of 8 years, through the movie “Criminal on Vacation”, but his fame came from the movie “The Secret of the Cap of Concealment” with Abdel Moneim Ibrahim. The audience called him “The Eloquent of Egyptian Cinema” and “The Miracle Child” after he starred in many works of art with the mega stars.
Among his most famous films are “Love Rumor”, “The Deity of the Masses” and “Ismail Yassin in Prison”. Ahmed Farhat retired from acting and specialized in the field of telecommunications, and worked as a communications engineer in the presidential palace, during the era of former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak.
Iman Zulfikar..Angel and Satan
Do you remember the abducted child “Sawsan” in the movie “Angel and Satan” by Rushdi Abaza, and the author of the famous phrase “Uncle Ezzat”? She is the child Iman Zulficar, who some may not know is the daughter of Maryam Fakhreddine, the film’s heroine, and her father is Mahmoud Zulficar, the film’s director, who chose her for this role because of her aristocratic features.
After that, Iman Zulficar presented some films, but they were not as strong, including “A Palace in the Air”, “Fat Cats” and “The Thief of Love”, and decided to stay away from acting after her last films, “How Sad You Are, Love” in 1980. She got married at a young age, she was 16 years old at the time.
Ikram Ezzo… the Zizi family
We remember, of course, the funny girl in the movie “Zizi’s Family”, who was nicknamed “The Witty Girl of Egyptian Cinema” because of her talkativeness and wit. She started her film career when she was less than 3 years old, in the movie “For My Love” with singer Farid Al-Atrash. Many may not know that Ikram Ezzo played the role of the artist’s son, Shadia, in her famous song “Seed Al Habayeb”, as part of the events of the movie “The Unknown Woman”.
Then she appeared with the star Ismail Yassin, in the movie “The Magical Lantern”. She acted in 23 films, most notably “The Seven Girls”, “The Thief and the Dogs” and “This Man I Love”. She retired to join the Ballet Institute, then married a paediatrician and travelled with him to the UAE, where she lived until her death in June 2001.
Dina Abdullah…”the grandson”
Dina Abdullah was famous for presenting the character of the child “Sawsan” in the movie “The Grandson” with Abdel Moneim Madbouly and Karima Mokhtar. After that, she participated in a number of films during her childhood, including the films “Amira Hobi Ana”, “The Most Difficult Passage”, “Antar, the Desert Knight” and “Forever”. She also participated in a number of TV series, including “A Bride Wanted”, “Layali Al Helmeya” and “Raafat Al-Hagan”.
Dina Abdullah went to work in media after obtaining her PHD degree, and presented a number of social programs. The last work in which she participated in the series “Layali Helmiya 6” in 2016.
Mervat Al-Aydi..the grandson
Mervat Al-Aydi also participated in the movie “The Grandson”, as the child “Hala”, who was 5 years old. She also presented many films in childhood, where she participated in 6 films, including “Life has passed”, “Watch what Sokkar is doing”, and “A Forest of Legs”. Her last acting role was her only series “Anything but the Sad Tear”.
After that, Mervat Al-Aydi decided to retire early at the age of 12, due to the pressure and exhaustion she was exposed to while trying to balance her studies with acting. She now dedicates herself to taking care of her family.
Hadeel Khairallah… the goblins
We cannot forget “Baliyah”, the funny 6-year-old girl, who hijacked the heart of the artist Amr Diab in the movie “The Goblins”, and also captured the hearts of the audience.
Hadeel Khairallah participated in a limited number of films, including “The Criminal”, “Why life”, “The Man and the Thief”, and appeared in the second part of the series “Nights of the Dream”. Hadeel’s film career also included appearing in advertisements. After that, she devoted herself to studying, graduating from the Department of Economics at the American University.
Maha Ammar..why did you make me love you
The girl Maha Ammar appeared for the first time in 2000, in the movie “Why Did I Ever Love You” with Mona Zaki and Karim Abdel Aziz. After that, she presented a few films, including “The Ladder and the Serpent”, “Haramiya in KG2” and “My Aunt France”. She also presented a TV show called “Stars in KG2”. Her last role was in the series “After Parting” in 2008.
With her wit, she managed to capture the audience’s heart, and critics expected her to be one of the comedy stars in her youth. However, Maha Ammar was satisfied with what she presented, and decided to retire from art to devote herself to studying film directing, and she currently lives in Germany.
Sarah Abdel Qader..Abu Ali
She was able to achieve great fame in the movie “Abu Ali”, although she appeared in a scene that did not exceed one minute with the star Karim Abdel Aziz. Who among us does not remember the little girl “Suka” with her shaggy hair and shabby clothes, and the famous phrase “This is how I like it”, which has been circulated in the public’s tongue to this day?
Actress Sarah Abdel Qader did not participate in any other artistic works after the movie “Abu Ali”, which was shown 16 years ago, due to the death of the casting director who used to nominate for films. Sarah stopped acting at the age of 8, and went to complete her studies in the field of tourism and hotels, and after graduating, she worked as a production supervisor in one of the major restaurants. She previously expressed her strong desire to return to acting.
Abdullah Ramadan… black honey
The audience knew him through the character of the smart child “Hamasa”, who caught the eye with his beautiful childish features and wit in the movie “Black Honey”, with the star Ahmed Helmy.
Abdullah Ramadan did not provide only that only film 11 years ago, but he also appeared in the last three parts of the series ” Wanis Family”, and then completely disappeared from the art scene. Abdullah confirmed that he wants to return to the field of acting as soon as possible, but he is currently devoting himself to his studies at the secondary level.