Industry: Culture and society
Tunisian actress Hend Sabri is well known in the Arab world
for her role in “Mothakarat Morahiqa” or “A Teenager’s Diaries”. In 2010, the
Middle Eastern star was also appointed as ambassador against hunger by the UN
World Food Programme (WFP)
Sabry began her acting career and rise to stardom at the age
of 15, with a movie by the name of “Mawsim Al-rijal”. Following her success in
the film industry, she went on to to star in a comedy Ramadan series Ayza
Atgawez. Last year, she took time off to look after her baby an participated in
some charitable events to promote women’s rights.
She made a welcome return to the region in 2012 when she
took up the role as president of the jury at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.
She also participated in TROPFEST Arabia in Abu Dhabi, which showcased new
upcoming cinema talent from around the region.
Among her many awards are the prize for Best Arab Actress at
the Tyche Jordan Awards 2012, the Best Arab Actress at the Lebanese Murex D’Or
in 2012, and the Best Arab Actress at last year’s National Egyptian Film
Festival. The last two were for her role in Ayza Atgawez.
Sabry is also a qualified lawyer and the face of Garnier in
the Middle East.