Ali Reda, older brother of Mahmoud Reda, against the wishes of his family, danced in the golden age at the Casino Opera and in films. With his wife Farida Fahmy and his brother he formed the Reda Group in 1959. He was the first man to have "dancer" listed as his occupation on his Egyptian passport.
By 1961 he retired from actively performing and concentrated on choreography and film direction (eg Love in Karnak).
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