Who is Mohamed Karim ?
MOHAMED KARIM established an acclaimed Film & TV acting career between Egypt and the United States. Karim finished high school in Los Angeles where he was inspired by Hollywood film making at an early age. His passion for cinema did not prevent him from following his family’s footsteps to study medicine in Cairo and become a doctor as well.
After establishing a successful acting career in Egyptian films and TV series, Karim returned to Los Angeles to study acting in Hollywood, with his eyes on internationalism. Recently he acheived a huge success by hosting the well known international entertainment show "THE VOICE" in the middle east on MBC channels. Won the Best Actor award in Monaco International Film Festival for his British Film "Facebook Romance". He toured renowned world festivals with his Egyptian acclaimed films as "Shahata’s Store" and "Stolen Kisses" among others and won several regional and international Best Actor awards from San Francisco, Alexandria, the Egyptian Oscars, and the Arab Film Festival in California. His films were also shown and sold out in Diaspora and Tribeca Film Festivals in New York and in the Los Angeles Film Festival, Arab Film Festival in California. Karim also participated in the Oscars and in the American Film Market in Los Angeles – California..
After wrapping a starring role in the American independent film Storm, Karim has recently signed to star in upcoming American and European projects including “Desert Crossing”; and three British films: Tarot, Blooded and One Love.
It all started when Mohamed was choosen to do the lead role for the well Known T.V series "BENT AFANDINA" that was about the revolution in 1952 in EGYPT until 1970 which is the period between King Farouk till president Anwar Sadat.
This TV Series was his gate to spread all over Egypt and The Middle East, were he won THE BEST ACTOR AWARD for it in 2004.
Mohamed graduated from FACULTY OF MEDICINE At AIN SHAMS UNIVERSITY In Cairo and Obtained his MASTER'S DEGREE in Physical Medecine, Obesity and Weight Reduction.
He also comleted the Actors Boot Camp Program at THE ACTING CORPS IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA-USA.
2013 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING OF HIS THE THREE AWARD WINNING FEATURE FILM "A FACEBOOK ROMANCE" IN MONACO FILM FESTIVAL 2012.
2012 BEST ACTOR AWARD IN "MONACO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL" FOR HIS LEAD ROLE IN THE BRITISH FILM "FACEBOOK ROMANCE".
2012 BEST TV HOST FOR "THE VOICE" TV SHOW ARABIA SEASON ONE BY VOTERS SELECTION.
2010 ACADEMY AWARD WINNER (OSCAR EGYPTIAN CINEMA) FOR HIS LEAD ROLE IN "DOKAN SHEHATA" FILM, THAT WAS SHOWN IN 2009 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL.
2010 ARAB FILM FESTIVAL BEST ACTOR IN CALIFORNIA, USA.
2008 BEST ACTOR AWARD IN ALEXANDRIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR HIS LEADING ROLE IN "STOLEN KISSES" FILM. (KOBOLAT MASROKA DIRECTED BY KHALED ELHAGAR )
2005 BEST ACTOR AWARD IN VOTERS SELECTION NATIONAL EGYPTIAN TV AWARD, FOR THE LEADING ROLE IN "BENT AFANDINA" TV SERIES.
2004 EARNED CDAEEY AWARD, "COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION FOR EGYPTIAN AND EUROPEAN YOUTH" FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND SUCCESSFUL CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART AS AN ACTOR.
1- FACEBOOK ROMANCE 2012 , Romantic Comedy ( OFFICIAL SELECTION 2012 Angel Film Awards Monaco International Film Festival)).
2- LIBERTY SQUARE 2011 (Tahrir Square) Drama, Action (Based on true story about Egyptian Revolution).
3- STORM USA US Feature Film Drama, Action.
4- DOKAN SHEHATA (Shehata's Store)(Premiered in Cannes Film Festival 2009) Drama.(Directed by: Khaled Youssef) (Written by: Nasr Abd El Rahman)
5- KOBOLAT MASROKA (STOLEN KISSES)(Directed by: Khaled El Hagar) (Written by: Ahmed Saleh)
6- RAYES OMAR HARB (Directed by: Khaled Youssef) (Written by: Hany Fawzy)
7- HENA MAYSARA(Directed by: Khaled Youssef) (Written by: Nasr Abd El Rahman)
8- ASAD W ARBAA OTAT(Directed by: Sameh Abd El Aziz)
9- TURBINI FILM (Directed by: Ahmed Medhat) (Written by: Mohamed Hefzy)
10- ASHTATAN ASHTOON (Directed by: Omar Abd Aziz)
11- YOM EL KARAMA (Directed by: Ali abd El Khalek)
1- MOLID WA SAHBO GHAYEB.(Directed by: Sherin Adel)
2- ELZABET WA ELGALAD(Directed by: Hany Ismail)
3- BENT AFANDINA (Won the Best Actor Award of the year for his Leading Role)(Directed by: Mohamed Abu Seif)
4- AHLAMNA EL HELWA(Directed by: Ali Abd El Khalek)
5- FRISKA (Directed by: Magdy Ahmed Ali)
6- NOJOUM EL DOHR (Directed by: Mahmoud Bakry)
7- MASAALET MABDAA (Directed by: Khairy Bishara)
8- HAD EL SEKEEN (Directed by: Mohamed El Noaly)
9- EL BANAT(Directed by: Ahmed Yehia)
10- SHATEA EL KHAREEF (Directed by: Alia Yaseen)
11- EL ATTAR WEL SABAA BANAT (Directed by: Mohamed El Noaly)
12- AHLAMNA EL MOAGALA
FILMS PARTICIPATED AND SHOWN IN FESTIVALS:
In the Feature Film “THE FACEBOOK ROMANCE”, Karim won the "Best Actor Award in Monaco International Film Festival 2012" for his lead role “Samir”.The Film was shown in Cannes International Film Festival 2013 and in Monaco International Film Festival 2012, and in the MIDDLE EAST.
In the Feature Film “STOLEN KISSES”, Karim won the "Best Actor Award in Alexandria International Film Festival 2008" for his lead role “Mohsen”. The Film was shown Over 10 International Festivals all over AMERICA, EUROPE, AFRICA and the MIDDLE EAST.
IN AMERICA: - DIASPORA AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2010.- ALWAN FOR ARTS NEW YORK, MARCH 2010.- BAM THEATER BROKLIN NEW YORK FEBRUARY 2010.
EUROPE: - SWEDEN 2009, STOKHOLM CINEMAFRICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- GERMANY 2009, FILM INTIATIVE KOLN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- AMESTERDAM AFRICA IN PICTURE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
CANADA: - 2009 TORANTO AFRICAN FILM AND MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN CANADA.
SOUTH AFRICA:- WINLAND CAP SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008
EGYPT: - ALEXANDRI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008, "WON BEST ACTOR AWARD".- FILM FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION IN CAIRO EGYPT- NATIONAL EGYPTIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2008.- CAIRO - EGYPT MOVIE PREMIER SEP. 2008- OSCAR EGYPTIAN CINEMA FESTIVAL 2009- (ART) ARAB RADIO AND TELEVISION NETWORK CHANNELS AWARD FESTIVAL
- “TAROT” British Feature Film.
- "THE VOICE SHOW" Season Two
- “DESERT CROSSINGS” British Feature Film. (IN PROGRESS).
- “BLOODED” is a New Blockbuster Film, where he is playing Vampire.
- “THE PEACEFUL NILE" Egyptian TV Series. (Preproduction).
Training & Education:
- MARGIE HABOR HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA-U.S.A 2010 Cold reading, acting, auditioning technique.
- The Acting Corps in North Hollywood, California- U.S.A 2005 Completed the actors boot camp program at the acting corps