Know all about Cynthia Khalifeh; who’ll be taking over your TV screens this Ramadan!

Know all about Cynthia Khalifeh who'll be taking the Over your TV screens this Ramadan!

After her success in the series “Nemira Etnain” on the “Watchit” platform, Lebanese actress Cynthia Khalifeh will participate in not one, but two Ramadan series.

Not just that, but Cynthia Khalifeh will be alongside the legendary Yousra and Nelly Karim for her series.

The first series “Civil War”, will be with Yousra will be a suspense series, directed by Sameh Abdel Aziz, written by Ahmed Adel co-produced by Synergy and Al-Adl Group.

Nelly Karim’s series “Ded Al Kasr”, filming began last Tuesday with producer Gamal Al-Adl. 

The series is directed by “Ahmed Khaled” and written by “Amr El-Daly” and a joint production between Synergy and Al-Adl Group.

Cynthia Khalifeh is fully committed to working in Egypt. She declined a Lebanese series that offered her the leading role to participate in these two series.

Cynthia commented on her new adventure in the Egyptian Ramadan race for 2021, saying: 

I am proud to be chosen to act in front of major Egyptian stars such as actress Yousra and actress Nelly Karim in the coming Ramadan season. I consider this a new challenge for me, especially with Egyptian characters’ embodiment and speaking the Egyptian dialect.

I hope to meet the expectations of the Egyptian and Arab public.

About Cynthia Khalifeh

Born to a family of art lovers and spending most of childhood in the authentic town of Batroun by the sea, Cynthia grew up experimenting with all kinds of different self-expression: she learned to love how to sing, paint, play music and act.

Her acting debut took place at the tender age of 11 when she landed a supporting role in 2 episodes of the then-popular sitcom “Abdo w Abdo” on LBCI. Cynthia has pursued her passion for acting through numerous projects and productions, appearing in many pan-Arab drama productions over the years such as Ruby and Jouzour, to name a few.

With TV as her other passion, Cynthia quickly started nourishing that talent by appearing on MTV since its re-opening in 2009 through shows like @MTV, NRJ Music Videos, NRJ Spin Mag, Go Green, Preview, Killer Karaoke and last but not least Coke Studio on MBC 4. She actively participated in these shows as a host, assistant, and producer.

With a near-full schedule, Cynthia still found time to pursue a filmmaking degree at the “Institut Etudes Scéniques Audiovisuelles” at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut. She resumed her studies at the Notre-Dame University.

She is continuously looking to evolve and has had the chance of working with some of the industry’s most famous teachers, mentors and co-workers.

In 2017, Cynthia won great praise for her outstanding performance in the short film Cargo, which won many awards from more than 40 international festivals, including the Best Short Film Award from the Cairo International Film Festival.

Soon after, Cynthia began to set her first steps internationally, by presenting two popular programs in France shown on the M6 ​​channel in 2018.

One of which is “Moundir et Les Apprentis,” which is the French version of the program (Survivor), to continue to promote her name as one of the promising young talents.

Last year, Cynthia took a considerable step to spread widely in Europe and the United Kingdom.

She signed with the director of world-famous actors Chuck Binder and ML International agency for talented London actors. Recently, Cynthia decided to move to Egypt for further spread in the Arab world, Marketing expert Siza Zayed oversees her work.

Cynthia recently participated in the series “Wadi Al Jinn”, which is scheduled to be released on the “Viu” platform in March.

Wadi Al Jinn is a unique fantasy and adventure drama that takes place in different 150 locations, including archaeological sites, nature reserves and local areas.

The fictional series follows the story of four college students who explore the mysterious Wadi Al Jinn caves and find themselves in a hidden underworld dominated by evil forces.

Directed by Hossam El Gohary, the series is co-written by Menna Ikram, Omar Khaled and Mohammad Hisham Obya. Wadi Al Jinn brings together a number of burgeoning stars, including Youssef Othman and Layla Ahmed Zaher from Egypt, Mohsen Mansour (Saudi Arabia), Roa Channouha (Lebanon),  Khaled Kamal, Firas Saayed, Reham Saeed, Ola Ramy, Shammam el Hassan (Iraq), Abdelrahman Al Yamani (Saudi Arabia) and Cynthia Khalifeh (Lebanon) along with the rising stars;  Hana Daoud and Hasan Malik. The series is headlined by Art Director Hind Haidar, Director of Photography Ashraf Gaber, Costume Designer Enas Abdullah and Editor Ramez Atef, and supported by Trend VFX, one of the best visual effects companies in Egypt.

The series also features some remarkable names, including Saleh Abdel Nabi, Karim El Dessouky, Ahmed Abdel Hay, Injy Abaza, Hamza Al Eily, Heba Abdel Ghani, Asma Suleiman, Hind Reda, Safaa Jalal and Ola Rami with a special guest appearance of superstar Bushra.

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