Khaled Diab’s father was a surgeon while his mother was a housewife. In sharp contrast to his nature as a child, Khaled’s character today is vibrant and lively. As a child, he always looked up to his brother the screenwriter Mohamed Diab as a role model. As Khaled grew up, his...Read more personality changed gradually so that by the time he was in the preparatory and secondary stages he had become quite daring and willing to experiment. This new character helped sustain him while he was attending university in Cairo and living away from his parents. Thus, the bold character that had come to characterize him helped him to live alone and to take decisions independently. He originally intended to enroll in the faculty of engineering but due to the fact that his test scores were only two points shy of the admission cut-off, he would enroll instead in the architecture division of the faculty of fine arts. He had a miserable time there as he felt lacking after years of superior academic performance in his previous academic stages. In his second year, he decided to travel to the United States in order to seek new experiences there. His father financed his trip with the understanding that he would repay his father following the trip. Khaled ended his academic career feeling that he had not accomplished enough.