Sultan’s wife and Belly Dancer: Rania Shawki outdoes herself this Ramadan!
Egyptian actress Rania Shawki, daughter of the late Egyptian actor Farid Shawki, is currently up to her head with roles in a number of Ramadan series. Her roles vary from the wife of the king, to the poor farmer, and taking up the role of a dancer in “Al Atar Wal Saba’a Banat” (The Spice Dealer and Seven girls).
The UAE daily, Al Bayan reported that Rania views this Ramadan as her chance to appear in as many different roles as possible to prove her talent to her audience. She acts in a number of TV dramas that have been some of the main grabbers this year.
For her role in “Al Atar Wal Saba’a Banat”,Rania took intensive private classes in belly dancing by one of the well-known dancers at a Cairo 'night club'. The young actress spent several weeks taking dancing classes upon the request of Mohammed Al Naki, the director of the TV series. "In the series I play the role of a belly dancer whom actor Emad Rashad falls in love with. For this reason, director Naki asked me to enroll in belly dancing classes," said Shawki.
"Al Attar Wal Saba'a Banat" circles around a spice dealer, played by actor Noor Al Sherief who has been handed down this knowledge from his father. Despite difficulties he faces as an illiterate entrepreneur, the dealer succeeds in making a fortune with the help of his seven daughters.
In “Juha Al Masri” (The Egyptian Juha), Rania plays the role of the Sultan’s Wife. The series, directed by Magdi Amira, marks the first piece of work for the young actress with writer Yusri Al Gundi and well-known actor Yehya Al Fakharani.
The daily also noted that despite the set backs Rania faced after the death of her father, the actress has put her life together by setting her priorities, and making it a point to commit as much of her time to her career as possible. Rania believes that this Ramadan has so far proven successful, and that she had outdone herself with the jobs she took. – Albawaba.com
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