Mahmoud El-Meliguy Movies and Career Information

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Dec 22, 1910
Cairo
Actor

Mahmoud el-Meliguy (Arabic: محمود المليجي‎, Maḥmoūd al-Meleygī) (22 December 1910 – 6 June 1983) was an Egyptian screenwriter and an actor of film, theatre, and television. He started his career playing minor roles, but achieved stardom in the late 1930s. A popular and award-winning actor, he has acted in hundreds of films and was famous for his evil, villain roles. Because of his resemblance to Marlon Brando, he is nicknamed “Marlon Brando of the East”. Mahmoud el-Meliguy was born to a Muslim family in the Megharbleen district in Cairo from a family of Kurdish origins. His father, Hussein el-Meliguy, was a well-known trader in the area. He traded in cars and race horses. He had a great desire to become a singer and was taking lessons from a professional trainer, but his father opposed him and convinced him to quit and focus on his studies. He turned to boxing, a sport he always loved, but eventually quit after being injured. In his school, el-Meliguy was the leader of the acting group. In one of the school group's performances, he was noticed by Fatma Roushdi, the founder of the Fatma Roushdi acting group, who convinced him to join her group. Mahmoud started his acting career in

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