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Fatma Ahmed Kamal Shaker (Arabic: فاطمة أحمد كمال شاكر‎‎; 8 February 1931 – 28 November 2017), better known by her stage name Shadia (Arabic: شادية‎‎, Shādiyya), was an Egyptian actress and singer. She was famous for her roles in light comedies and drama in the 1950s and 1960s. She is one of the iconic actresses and singers in Egypt and the Middle East region and a symbol of the golden age of Egyptian cinema and is known of her many patriotic songs. Her movies and songs are popular in Egypt and all the Arab World. Critics consider her the most successful comprehensive Egyptian and Arabic artist of all time. Her first appearance in a film was in "Azhar wa Ashwak" (Flowers and Thorns), and her last film was "La Tas'alni Man Ana" (Don't Ask Me Who I Am).[1] She is also known for her patriotic song "Ya Habibti Ya Masr" (Oh Egypt, My Love) and her breakthrough leading role in the Egyptian movie "Al Maraa Al Maghoula" (The Unknown Woman).[2] Six of her movies are listed in the top 100 Egyptian movies of the 20th century. In April 2015, she became the first actress to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Egyptian Academy of Arts. She was given the nickname "Idol of the Masses" following her successful movie "Maaboudat El Gamaheer" (Idol of the Masses).[citation needed] Other notable nicknames include "The Guitar of the Arabic Singing" (Egyptian Arabic: قيثارة الغناء العربى‎‎) and "The Golden Guitar" (Egyptian Arabic: القيثارة الذهبية‎‎).[citation needed]
فاطمة أحمد كمال شاكر

Photo ca. 1955–1958
BornFatma Ahmad Kamal Shaker
8 February 1931
Cairo, Egypt
Died28 November 2017 (aged 86)
Cairo, Egypt
Other names
  • Idol of the Masses
  • Guitar of the Arabic Song
  • The Golden Guitar
Early life
Born as "Fatma Ahmed Kamal Shaker" in 1931, in the Helmyia El Gadida, in Cairo, Egypt. Shadia was born to an Egyptian father Ahmed Kamal Sahker,[3] from Sharqia and an Egyptian mother .[4][5] In 1947, she fell in love with an Egyptian officer from Upper Egypt, and she got heartbroken after his death during the 1948 war.[6] She had five sisters and brothers. She was the youngest of her sisters and the second youngest among all her siblings. Since her childhood, Shadia loved to sing and was encouraged to pursue music at primary school. Moreover, she began acting at the age of fifteen. Shadia was the voice of Egypt during hard and war times, she was famous of her Egyptian patriotic songs, especially "Ya Habibti Ya Masr" (Oh Egypt, My Love)[7] and "Aqwa Mn El Zaman" (Stronger Than Time). She participated in many operettas along with other notable Egyptian and Arabic singers about Egypt and the Arab world including: "Al Watan Al Akbar" (The Great Nation), "El Geel El Sa'ed" (The Rising Generation), and "Soot El Gamaheer" (The Voice of the Masses).
Shaker was given the stage name "Shadia" by herself following the name of a newborn of one of her family's friends. In her heyday during the 1950s and 1960s, Shadia acted in numerous melodramas, romance, and comedy films. However, it was her musical talent as a singer that established Shadia as one of the most important Egyptian cinema stars of her era.[8]
Overall, as "Shadia", she performed in more than 100 films.[8] She starred in more than 30 films with the actor Kamal El Shennawy, and sang opposite Farid El Atrash and Abdel Halim Hafez, such as in "Ma'boudat El Gamaheer" (The People's Idol, 1967). She also appeared with Faten Hamama in "Mawe'd Ma'a El Hayah" (An Appointment with Life, 1954), and in "El Mar'a El Maghola" (The Unknown Woman, 1959) she played the role of Fatma in a heavy melodrama. Other notable films she starred in include "El les we El Kelab" (The Thief and the Dogs, 1962) and in her comedy roles in films "El Zouga raqam 13" (Wife Number 13, 1962) and "Meraty Modeer A'am" (My Wife the General Manager, 1966).[8] Indeed, Shadia was often cast in cunning and cheeky roles, however, she also played serious roles, such as in "El Tareeq" (The Road, 1964), and in the stage version of "Raya and Sakina", which was based on the true story of two Alexandrian serial killers and directed by Hussein Kamal (1953).[8]
Shadia also produced two films, and also appeared in several films in Japan.
Upon returning from the premiere of "Raya and Sakina", Shadia stated that she gave serious thought that night to the idea of repentance. The following morning, she informed her producers that she wanted no part in the play from then on, but eventually promised to finish her work when they insisted that she do so. Thereafter, Shadia retired from the film and music industry, and went on a Umrah to Mecca, where she met the popular Egyptian Azhari scholar Sheikh El Shaarawy. Her meeting with El-Shaarawy influenced Shadia to reach her final decision to start wearing the hijab.[9]
Her mega hit song "Ya Habibti Ya Masr" (Oh Egypt, My love), was considered as one of the best patriotic songs ever. During a TV-interview, Shadia said regarding her famous patriotic song: "When I am singing to my home, it is even way more romantic and more honest than any romantic song. Here I am singing to my home, my land. There was a period when Egypt's name was erased (Nasser's era), Egypt name will never get erased from our hearts".[7] After almost 25 years of her retirement, Shadia's song became an anthem of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.[10]
Illness and death
Shadia was hospitalized on 4 November 2017 after suffering a massive stroke in Cairo. She was placed under intensive care.[11] Her nephew, Khaled Shaker, said during a televised phone conversation that she recovered from the stroke and could identify her relatives and the people around her. He added, however, that her illness was complicated by pneumonia, despite her recovery.[12] Shadia's condition stabilized on 9 November,[11] and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi visited her that day at Al-Galaa Hospital. Shaker later said that the first words she spoke after recovering were "I want to go home", but had speech difficulties in general.[13]
On 28 November, Shadia died from respiratory failure caused by the pneumonia.[14]
On February 8, 2021, Google celebrated her 90th birthday with a Google Doodle. The Doodle was displayed in Egypt, Israel and Sweden.[15]
YearTitleArabic title
1947Flowers And ThornsAzhar W Ashwak أزهار و أشواك
1947Mind In HolidayEl Aql Fi Agazah العقل في اجازة
1947Pigeon Of PeaceHamamet El Salam حمامة السلام
1948Justice Of Heaven'Adl El Sama عدل السماء
1948The Soul And The BodyEl Ruh W El Gasad الروح و الجسد
1949Speech Of PeopleKalam El Nas كل ام الناس
1949NadiaNadia ناديه
1949Owner Of MillimsSahebat El Malalim صاحبة الملاليم
1949Eve Of FeastLilet El Id ليلة العيد
1950The HeroEl Batal البطل
1950An Hour for Your HeartSa'ah L Qalbak ساعة لقلبك
1950The Seventh WifeEl Zogah El Sab'ah الزوجة السابعة
1950Nothing DiceMa'leshsh Ya Zahr معلش يا زهر
1950People Were Unjust To MeZalamuni El Nas ظلموني الناس
1950Days of My YouthAyam Shababi أيام شبابي
1951Busy with Not MeMashghul B Gheri مشغول بغيري
1951Eve Of WeddingLilet El Hennah ليلة الحنة
1951Mister LionEl Sab' Afandi السبع أفندي
1951Earphone Of TelephoneSama'et El Telephone سماعة التليفون
1951In Love TogetherF El Hawa Sawa فى الهوا سوا
1951Storm in SpringAsefah F El Rabi عاصفة في الربيع
1951The Caravan MovesEl Qafela Tasir القافلة تسير
1951My ChildrenAwladi أولادي
1951My Mother-in-Law Is An Atomic BombHamati Qonbelah Zariyyah حماتي قنبلة ذرية
1951To Whom I Complain ?Ashki l Min أشكي لمين
1951World Is SweetEl Donya Helwah الدنيا حلوه
1951Patience Is WellEl Sabr Gamil الصبر جميل
1951Dew DropsQatr El Nada قطر الندى
1952HopesAmal آمال
1952The Killer MotherEl Omm El Qatelah الأم القاتلة
1952Home Of EmbezzlerBit El Nattash بيت النتاش
1952Anger Of ParentsGhadab El Waledain غضب الوالدين
1952Love Has No RemedyEl Hawa Malush Dawa الهوا ملوش دوا
1952Good ComerBoshret Khir بشرة خير
1952The Unlucky OneQalil El Bakht قليل البخت
1952Girl Of ShoreBent al Shati بنت الشاطئ
1952Coming GoodnessQaddam El Khir قدم الخير
1952My Life Is YouHayati Enta حياتي انت
1952I Wronged My SoulZalamt Rohi ظلمت روحى
1952Fault Of FatherGhaltet Abb غلطة أب
1952Down With ImperialismYasqot El Este'mar يسقط الاستعمار
1953Your Luck This WeekHazzak Haza El Esbu حظك هذا الاسبوع
1953Me And My LoverAna W Habibi انا و حبيبي
1953Testimony O PeopleEshhadu Ya Nas اشهدوا يا ناس
1953Between Two HeartsBin Qalbin بين قلبين
1953Right WordKelemet Haqq كلمة حق
1953Your Tongue Is Your HorseLesanak Hosanak لسانك حصانك
1953The Bread-SellerBaeat El Khobz بائعة الخبز
1953The Honest ThiefEl Less El Sharif اللص الشريف
1953I'm on My OwnMaleesh Hadd ماليش حد
1954An Appointment with LifeMaw'ed Ma' El Hayah موعد مع الحياة
1954Forter Than LoveAqwa Men al Hobb أقوى من الحب
1954Adventures of Ismail YasinMoghamarat Ismail Yasin مغامرات اسماعيل ياسين
1954I Am The LoveAna El Hobb انا الحب
1954Daughters Of EveBanat Hawa بنات حواء
1954Daughter Of NeighborsBent el Giran بنت الجيران
1954Horor Of GirlSharaf El Bent شرف البنت
1954Unjustice Is TabooEl Zolm Haram الظلم حرام
1954Don't ThinkEwa Tefakkar إوعى تفكر
1954Help Me With Employee Of MarriageElhaquni B El Mazun الحقونى بالمأذون
1954Women Can't LieEl Setat Ma Yerafush Yekdebu الستات مايعرفوش يكدبوا
1954A Night Of My LifeLilah Men Omri ليله من عمري
1955Melody Of LoyalityLahn El Wafa لحن الوفاء
1955The Shore of MemoriesShati El Zekrayat شاطئ الذكريات
1956Youth Of A Woman= The LeechShabab Emraah شباب امرأة
1956Farewell At DawnWada Fi El Fagr وداع في الفجر
1956Spring Of LoveRabi El Hobb ربيع الحب
1956Wakeful EyesOyun Sahranah عيون سهرانة
1956DalilahDalilah دليله
1956Farewell Your LoveWadat Hobbak ودعت حبك
1957LawahezLawahez لواحظ
1957You Are My LoverEnta Habibi انت حبيبي
1958Fiery LoveHobb men Nar حب من نار
1958Fault of My LoverGhaltet Habibi غلطة حبيبي
1958The EscaperEl Harebah الهاربة
1958Hearts Of VirginsQolub El 'Azara قلوب العذارى
1959Pity My HeartErham Qalbi إرحم قلبي
1959Nest Of LoveEsh al Gharam عش الغرام
1959The Unknown WomanEl Marah El Maghulah المرأة المجهولة
1960Agony of LoveLawat El Hobb لوعة الحب
1960Together ForeverMa'an Ela Al Abad معاً إلى الأبد
1961Don't Remember MeLa Tazkorini لا تذكريني
1961The SchoolgirlAl Telmizah التلميذة
1962Wife Number 13El Zugah Raqam 13 الزوجة رقم 13
1962Forget The WorldEnsa El Donya إنسى الدنيا
1962A Woman In WhirlpoolEmraah Fi Dawwamah امرأة في دوامة
1962The Thief And The Dogs =Chased by the DogsEl Less W El Kelab اللص و الكلاب
1962The MiracleAl Mo'gezah المعجزة
1963On Banks Of NileAla Defaf El Nil على ضفاف النيل
1963Cairo At NightAl Qahera Fi El Lil القاهرة في الليل
1963El MadaqqZoqaq al Madaq زقاق المدق
1963Extreme JoyMontaha al Farah منتهى الفرح
1964Thousand And One NightsAlf Lilah E Lilah ألف ليله و ليله
1964The RoadEl Tariq الطريق
1965Dearer Than My LifeAghla Men Hayati أغلى من حياتي
1966My Wife Is Director GeneralMerati Modir Am مراتي مدير عام
1967Idol Of Public MassesMabudet El Gamahir معبودة الجماهير
1967Dignity Of My WifeKaramet Zawgati كرامة زوجتي
1968Ghost Of My WifeAfrit Merati عفريت مراتي
1969Thing Of FearShi Men El Khuf شيء من الخوف
1969Hakf An Hour MarriageNos Saah Gawaz نص ساعة جواز'
1969MiramarMiramar ميرامار
1970Tailor Of LadiesKhayyat El Sayyidat خياط للسيدات
1970We Don't Plant ThornNahno La Nazra El Shuk نحن لا نزرع الشوك
1971Touch Of TendernessLamset Hanan لمسة حنان
1972Lights Of CityAdwa El Madinah أضواء المدينة
1973Double FaceZat El Waghin ذات الوجهين
1974Lover WomanEmraah Asheqah امرأة عاشقة
1974The Escaper=The FugitiveEl Hareb الهارب
1974Forbidden MemoriesRaghabat Mamnuah رغبات ممنوعة
1976Waves Without ShoreAmwag Bela Shati امواج بلا شاطئ
1979Doubt O My LoverEl Shakk Ya Habibi الشك يا حبيبي
1981Valley Of MemoriesWadi El Zekrayat وادي الذكريات
1984Don't Ask Me Who I'mLa Tasalni Mann Ana لا تسألني من انا
  1. ^ فاطمة أحمد كمال شاكر أو شادية هي بطلة أول فيلم مصري ياباني.. معلومات قد لا تعرفها عن "دلوعة السينما المصرية", Nogoum FM, 2017, retrieved 30 November 2017
  2. ^ Shadia, The Beloved Egyptian Singer and Actress passes away
  3. ^ حياة الدلوعة شادية
  4. ^ بالصور.. في عيد ميلاد دلوعة السينما الفنانة شادية..ولدت لأب مصرى و أم مصرية وتبني موهبتها حلمى رفلة, ولدت بالقاهرة لاب مصري يعمل مهندسا زراعيا و ام مصرية, قامت بغناء اغنية لـ "ليلي مراد" امام احد المطربين لتكون اول طريقها للفن, تبني موهبتها المنتج والمخرج حلمي رفلة ليقدمها في اكثر من عمل فني
  5. ^ السيرة الذاتية - شادية, في 8 شباط/فبراير 1931 ولدت فاطمة كمال الدين أحمد شاكر، التي عرفت فيما بعد بالفنانة الكبيرة شادية، بالحلمية الجديدة بالقاهرة، لأب مصري كان يعمل مهندساً زراعيا بالمزارع الملكية وأم مصرية. كان ترتيب شادية الخامسة بين اخوتها حيث يكبرها أشقاؤها محمد وسعاد وطاهر وعفاف. لقبت من قبل أفراد الأهل والعائلة باسم "شوشو" بينما الأصدقاء من الوسط الفني والمقربين ينادوها باسم "فتوش"
  6. ^ السيرة الذاتية ورحلة العمر, خفق قلب الفنانة شادية بالحب لأول مرة عام 1947 لضابط أسمر من الصعيد. وبينما كانت شادية تتأهب لعد قرانها كانت يد القدر أسبق فخطفت حبيبها الذي سقط شهيداً في ساحة الحرب بين العرب وإسرائيل عام 1948.
  7. ^ a b بالفيديو.. شادية تكشف عن كواليس أغنية "ياحبيبتى يامصر", أضافت شادية أن أغنية "ياحبيبتى يامصر" تعتبر سبب رجوعها مرة أخرى ووقوفها على المسرح بعد غياب 4 سنوات، مشيرة إلى أن المؤلف محمد حمزة بدء فى كتابة الكلمات، ولحنها الفنان بليغ حمدي في الحال، حتى أنها تم تسجيلها قبل أغنية "عالي".وحكت شادية عن أول سفرية لها خارج مصر مع والديها، قائلة: "بمجرد ابتعاد الباخرة عن الميناء شعرت بحب جديد دخل قلبى وهو حب الوطن"، مضيفةً أنها لم تستكمل مدة سفرها فكان من المقرر أن تقضي شهرا، لكنها عادت بعد18 يوما.
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  9. ^ Ghaleb, Ghada (9 July 2015). "فنانات تائبات: شادية ترتدي الحجاب بعد وفاة والدها وشقيقيها.. والشعراوي ينصحها بالابتعاد عن أصدقاء الشيطان (ح 2) [Repented actresses: Shadia wears the hijab following the deaths of her father and brother.. Shaarawy advises her to avoid Satan's friends (p. 2)]". Al-Masry Al-Youm. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  10. ^ Shereen Hafidh The big names who left us in 2017: Loved or unloved, they left their mark on the Arab world, The National, December 30, 2017
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  12. ^ "فيديو التفاصيل الكاملة لحالة شادية الصحية.. تواجه أزمة جديدة [Video with full details of Shadia's medical condition.. She's facing new problems]". Hia. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  13. ^ "ماهي أول كلمات شادية بعد استعادة وعيها من جلطة دماغية؟ [What were Shadia's first words after recovering from a stroke?]". Al Arabiya. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  14. ^ "التهاب رئوي تسبب بوفاة شادية [Pneumonia cause of Shadia's death]". 28 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Shadia's 90th Birthday". Google. 8 February 2021.
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