Hani Shaker

Hany Shaker (Arabic: هانى شاكر‎, IPA: [ˈhæːni ˈʃæːkeɾ]; born December 21, 1952 in Cairo) is an Egyptian singer, actor and composer. He has over 461 songs in the hearts of his lovers. His first public appearance was when he sang with Abd El Halim Hafez Choral Group in “Sora”, then he showed up in the movie Sayed Darwish as Sayed darwish when he was young.

Hany scored his first breakthrough hit in his second year of college in December 1972 with a song written by Mohammed El Mougi, “Heloua ya Dounia (It’s a Wonderful Life), which his musical set him off on his musical career.. Although at that time the biggest legends remained at their peak, Umm Kulthum, Farid al-Atrash, Mohammed Abdel Wahab and Abdel Halim Hafez they recognized his potential and supported him, so that he was able to become known among all these legends. Until today Hany claims he owes his greatest musical debt to Abdel Halim Hafez, a man who is very remarkable and who continues to exert a considerable huge influence on younger Egyptian and arab musicians even after his death in 1977.

In 1974, Hany was invited to participate in a concert in Lebanon, which turned out to be a huge success.. and ever since then Hany has remained extremely popular among the Lebanese.

From then on Hany produced a number of his early hits “Siboni Aheb” (Let me love), “Kisma w’nasib” (Destiny and fate) and one of his most popular “Kida Bardo Ya Amar” (It’s not fair, oh Moon”) During the 70’s Hany presented two famous Plays “Cinderella” and “Egypt”.. and three romantic movies “When love sings”, “We live for love” and “I love this and want that”.

In the course of his long and successful career, Shaker has proved he is not only a talented singer but also a songwriter of his own material including the whole album of “Albi Maloh” which included 8 Hits in the early 90’s.. and songs such as “Ma’ak” and “Katabetli essenin” as well as working with a number of legendary composers including Salah El Sharnoubi, Tarik Akif, Yehia El Mougi, Mohamed Sultan, Baligh Hamdi, Mohamed Elmogi, khaled Elamir, Mounir Mourad, Elias El Rahbani, Ammar Elshereei, Mohamed Diaa Eldeen, Sami Elhefnawi, Hassan Abo Elsuood and Ahmed Shata.

In spite of his love of traditional Egyptian music, Hany also enjoys modern songs which reflect contemporary society. He considers his own musical style a halfway point between tradition and modernity. In the late eighties and in the nineties he started to act through his video clips including:, Lao Ya’ni, Nesyanak Sa’b, Mat Hadidish, Albi Maloh and many others.

He has a repertoire of 29 albums to date:

  • Baadak Maleesh 2010
  • Habib Hayaty 2009
  • Ahla Ellayali 2007
  • Arabny Leek 2005
  • Bahebak Ya Ghaly 2003
  • Bahebak Ana 2001
  • Garhy Ana 2000
  • Ya retny 1999
  • El-Helm El-Gamel 1998
  • Tekhsary 1997
  • Leh ManeHlamshi 1996
  • Wala Kan Beamry 1995
  • Albi Malo 1994
  • Kolo Yehoun
  • Shawer 1991
  • Aally El-Dehkaiya
  • Elhob Malosh Kebeer
  • Maaak
  • Baasha Dehketak
  • Hekayet Kol Aasheq
  • Howa Elli Ekhtar
  • Teslamly Ouyouno
  • Ya Retak Maaaia
  • Men Ghair Leh
  • Sadainy
  • Weselna Lefain
  • Keda bardo ya Amar
  • La ya Habibi
  • Aaysheen lel Hob
  • Aghani Haflet Elopera


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