Laila Mourad

Laila Mourad

Gender: Female

Nationality: Egypt

Job Title: Singer

Laila Mourad also known as Leila Morad or Layla Murad is a classical Egyptian female singer who was born on the 17th of February 1918, She died on the 21st of November 1995.

Laila Mourad was born in the area of Al-Daher in Cairo, Egypt. Her father was Ibraheem Zaki Mourdashi, an Jewish-Egyptian religious cantor, musician and singer who was mostly famous in the 20s. Laila Mourad mother was a Jewish-Polish origin.

Layla had three brother Ibrahim, Malak and Mounir who was an Egyptian actor and composer, and one sister named Samihah Mourad.

Dawood Hussnei was a famous Jewish composer who composed the first Opera in the Arabic language, assisted Laila Mourad early in her music career. Dawood composed two great songs for Mourad called Hairana Leh Ben El Eloub which means (Why can't you choose from lovers and Howa el dalaa yaani khessam.

In 1938 Laila Mourad became more popular when Egyptian composer, singer and musician Mohammed Abdel Wahab gave Layla a role in his film Yahia el Hob which means Long Live Love.

Her last movie was in the year 1953 entitled Sayidat Al Kitar - The Lady of the Train.

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