One of the most popular Egyptian Singers and actors of his era who has been known to his fans as The King. He mixed various styles of music, including traditional Arabic music, reggae, and jazz.
He released his first album, Your Eyes Taught Me, in 1977.
He appeared in nearly twenty movies and television shows in the first few decades of his career.
He was raised in the village of Manshyat Al Nubia, but his family moved to Cairo when the village flooded.
He was prominent during the same time as Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny.