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Hanan Tork

Hanan Tork is an actress and dancer. She was born as Hanan Hassan Mohamed Abd El-Karim, and is sometimes credited as Hanane Turk and Hanan Turk. She is a sister to two other brothers: Hussein and Hossam. Her father owned his own factory for clothes (Eltorki for Dresses).

She started her career as a ballerina and completed her studies in the Cairo Ballet Institute, Egypt in 1993. She then became a member of the Cairo Ballet Group and soon after moved to the Classical Ballet Group.

When the famous director, Khayri Bishara, saw her, he offered her the chance to act alongside Nadia al-Gindi in the movie Raghba Motawahesha in 1991. After that the young ballerina was thirsty for more and thus came her next role in the television series Be'r Saba' with the director Nour El-Demerdash.

Among her TV roles were Al-Sabr Fel Malahat, Al-Mal We Al-Banoun and Lan A'esh Fe Gelbab Aby. In 1993, she was offered another role on the silver screen: Dehk We Le'b We Gad We Hob.

Her big chance came when she was chosen by the famous director Youssef Chahine to play a part in Al-Mohager in 1994.

In 1997 she acted alongside the singer Mohamed Fouad in Ismailia Rayeh Gayy. In the same year she had the opportunity to work with Chahine once again by starring in his movie Al-Massir. Then two leading roles in Al-Akhar and Fata men Israel in 1999.

Then yet another cooperation between the young star and the famous director in the box office hit Al-Assefa. In the year 2000, the now famous actress appeared on the television screen in the whole month of Ramadan in the successful television series Opera Aida. Then witnessed more success in the following year, with a role alongside the famous actress Samira Ahmed in Amira Men Abdeen.

She also played the leading female role in the comedy movie Gana el bian el taly, opposite Mohamed Henedi.

In 2001 Hanan played a role in the comedy movie Gawaz Be Karar Gomhourey. Then came her true hit in Harameya Fi KG2 in 2002 and Haramiyyah fi Tayland in 2003.

During 2003 she got the leading roles in Sahar el layaly - which was a major box office hit and won many prizes in different festivals - and Deil El-Samakah.

In 2004 the all female film; Hob El-Banat, was released and was followed closely by Ahla Al-Awkat then in Tito with Ahmed El Sakka.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Hanan Tork Facts

Birth NameHanan Hassan Mohamed Abd El-Karim
OccupationActress
BirthdayMarch 7, 1975 (42)
SignPisces
BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

Selected Filmography

Not available.