Ahmed Al-Refaie (owaikeo), a guest artist based in Kuwait City, provided the artwork for today’s Doodle, which commemorates the 83rd birthday of Kuwaiti actor, singer, playwright, and comedian Abdulhussain Abdulredha.
Abdulredha was born in Kuwait on this date in 1939, the seventh of fourteen children, to a seaman and a homemaker. Before entering the entertainment industry, he studied printmaking in Egypt and Germany.In the tragi-comedy genre, where his comedy highlighted social issues, he found his niche.Abdulhussain acted in and produced more than 30 plays and television series over the course of his fifty-year career.
The political and social genre was sparked by his work. In 2006, Abdulhussain established and directed Funoon TV, the first Arabic-language entertainment channel to concentrate on comedic programming.
Abdulhussain’s powerful singing voice, bold social commentary, and role as a father figure in Kuwaiti comedy are all remembered. His comedy not only made the audience laugh, but it also made them think about issues that affect Arab societies.
Today, his numerous films and plays can be enjoyed for both amusement and information about the satirized historical moments.
Happy birthday, Abdulhussain Abdulredha!
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