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Saleh Bakri

Renowned actor, actively supports Palestinian identity and cultural representation.

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Date of Birth:



Galilee, Palestine.

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Saleh Bakri is celebrated for his outstanding performances in film and theater, which have significantly contributed to Palestinian culture and arts. His works often explore and illuminate the Palestinian experience, bringing international attention to Palestinian narratives.

Brief bio

Saleh Bakri, born into a family of actors, has established himself as a prominent figure in Palestinian cinema. His career spans over two decades, with his performances receiving critical acclaim and international recognition. He is known for his strong stance on Palestinian issues and has used his platform to advocate for Palestinian rights and cultural expression.

Major Milestones


  • Began acting career in 2003​​...See More

  • Breakout role in "The Band's Visit" in 2007, winning Best Supporting Actor Award and Wolgin Award for Most Promising Actor​​​​.

  • Played title role in "Salvo" (2013), winning the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival​​.

  • Starred in "Wajib" (2017), earning Best Performance by an Actor in 2017​​.

  • Featured in "The Blue Caftan" (2022).

  • Role in "Jesus of Nazareth" (2007), showcasing his diverse acting skills​​...See More

  • Lead role in "The Source" (2011), portraying complex characters from the region​​...See More

  • Starred in "The Time That Remains" (2009), a significant film in Palestinian narrative cinema​​...See More

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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