Adel Muhammad Imam Muhammad Bukhariny, known by his stage name Adel Imam, (born May 17, 1940 – ) is an Egyptian film, television and stage actor. He is considered one of the most famous actors in Egypt and the Arab world.
Famous for comic roles that mixed political and romantic films and social themes, at the beginning of his ascent he starred in more serious works and combined comedy with romanticism, such as Marati general director (1966) and The dignity of my wife (1967) and Imp Marati (1968). Adel Imam began his artistic career in the early 1960s, and has so far presented 126 films, 16 series, 11 plays and a radio series with singer Abdel Halim Hafez, titled Please Don’t Understand Me Quickly (1973).
Imam holds a BA in Agriculture from Cairo University. Adel Imam had begun his artistic life on the university stage, and embarked on film work from there. With his entry into the world of cinema, Emam acted in many top-grossing films in the history of Egyptian cinema, as his films in the 1980s and 1990s were the highest-grossing films in cinema.
At the time, that made him superior to the rest of the actors. His contributions to the film and theater industry have been addressing social and political issues in the Arab world; This earned him worldwide fame and made him one of the most influential Arab public figures in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of his film and television works are audacious and cause a stir and controversy for his discussion of important social, political and religious issues such as the Arab crises with Israel and Denmark.