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WATCH: Rasha Mahdi makes history as first Egyptian actress to drive a car in KSA

Wednesday 12/December/2018 - 01:51 PM
Rasha Mahdi
Rasha Mahdi
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Multi-talented star، Rasha Mahdi posted on her official Twitter account a video of herself while she was driving a car during her visit to Saudi Arabia، becoming the first Egyptian actress to drive in KSA.

“A quick visit to Riyadh and it will repeat again soon god willing…. I witnessed the empowerment of Women and her success in Saudi Arabia and the unlimited support of the government and public. Seriously، thanks KSA for this civilized treatment and the love I saw” she said.

She pointed out to her being the first actress to drive a car in the country، saying: “And I، of course، cannot miss this moment، and with this، I will be the first Egyptian actress to drive in Saudi Arabia.”

In September 2017، King Salman issued an order to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia، with new guidelines to be created and implemented by June 2018.

The ban was officially lifted on June 24,  2018.

Noteworthy، Rasha Mahdi is an Egyptian actress. She was born on August 12، 1982 in Cairo.

She studied "Drama and Criticism" at the Institute of Performing Arts، that's when she started her acting career in 2002.

She first appeared in front of the camera in a movie called "Dayoo Square".

She was also involved in several television programs such as: "A Matter of Principal" 2003،"Interview on Air" 2004، "On low Fire"، "The other side of the shore" in 2005،"Embarrassing moments" 2006، "At Dawn"، "Khaleelo's daughter"،"The Heart's Wall" in 2008.

As for the cinema she acted in "Indian Movie" 2003،"One of the People" 2006، "Mechano" 2008. She is currently staring in a movie called "Do you still remember”.

She is married to Syrian-Argentinian actor، Firas Saayed and has two children.

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