Ashraf Ahmed was born in Shubra. He graduated from the commerce faculty at the University of A’yn Shams after which he enrolled at the High Institute for Theatrical Arts. Ahmed’s acting career began in his youth. Whilst a student in the faculty of commerce, Ashraf performed in several theatrical productions as part of the faculty’s acting troupe and the amateur acting troupe. Ashraf took part in about 800 plays between 1979 and 1984. Ahmed’s talents were noticed by the director Hany Mutaw’e who watched him act in the play “Khashab Al Ward”. At the time Ahmed worked as a contractor working out of his factory which specialized in aluminum and décor. Raafat Al Mehy was the first to introduce Ashraf to the cinema industry. Ashraf closed down his factory after he began acting. Among his best known theatrical productions are “Pallo”, “Shabura”, “Bashweesh”, “Lama Baba Yenam” (“When Dad Goes to Bed”), “Rud Qardi” (“Cancel My Debt”). Among the most important television productions he has participated in are “Hadrat Al Muhtaram” and “Yawmyat Zawg Mu’assir” (“Memoirs of a Modern Husband”).