Saba Mubarak is one of the few Arab stars whose repertoire includes a number of successful works throughout the Arab world and internationally. From the Gulf, the Levant, Egypt and the Maghreb, Saba has won many titles and awards that reflect her ability to present the issues and conditions of Arab women with contemporary and historical variations in more than 60 works between cinema, TV and theater.
Mubarak studied Fine Arts at the Yarmouk University in Jordan, followed by studies in theatre and directing. Saba’s debut was in the Jordanian play Al Sarkha (1996) and the TV drama Qamar W Sahar (1998), which marks her starting point for stardom.
In 2003, Saba had her first cinematic role in the Jordanian film in Travel of the Wings, followed by Out of Service, Mamlakat Al Naml (The Kingdom of Ants) and the award-winning film Transit Cities. In 2007, Saba Mubarak has received the International Emmy Award for her role in Al-Ijtiyaah TV drama. Saba has achieved a great success in the historical TV drama Balqees (2009), produced by Dubai TV.
In 2010, Saba started her stardom in Egypt through the film Bentein Min Masr that portrayed the untold Egyptian girls’ problems. After that, she turned to drama, featuring in Sharbat Louz, Mouga Harra (Heatwave), Asia, and Khlaf Allah, in addition to two season of Hekayat Banat which is produced by MBC and witnessed a huge success in many Arab countries. In Ramadan 2016, Saba played the role of Dorria in director Mohammed Yassin’s TV drama Afrah Al Qobba (Wedding Song), a role which received critical and audience acclaim.
During season of Ramadan 2018, Saba played the lead role in director Amr Salama’s TV series Taye’, alongside star Amr Youssef. For the first time, Saba plays the role of a girl from Upper Egypt. Despite the difficulty of the role, the audience praised her high professionalism in the performance and the combining of strong personality and romance together. After the episode where Saba is killed, Taye’ topped Twitter trends and the episode exceeded 1.5 million views on YouTube.
On the international level, Saba starred in the Swedish action/thriller films Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter and Hamilton: I Nationens Intresse, alongside star Mikael Persbrandt in 2012.
In 2011, Saba Mubarak has launched her new Jordanian production company Pan East Media with an objective to create a genuine audio-visual content, while revolutionizing the media scene in the Arab World to add a new perspective to the region. The company’s debut production is the Turkish Jordanian film The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul.
With her diverse repertoire in cinema, TV dramas, in addition to theatre, Jordanian star Saba Mubarak has received a number of awards including, the Special Jury Award at the Arab Theatre Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Middle East Now Festival in Italy, two-time Best Jordanian Actress in 2009 and 2010, the Dubai Drama Award for her role in Balqees, and the Jordanian Tyche Awards for Best Arab Actress in 2012. Most recently, Mubarak won the Best Actress Award at the Silk Road International Film Festival in Ireland for her role in The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul that also won seven awards from international film festivals including; the Antalya Film Festival, the Arab Film Festival in Korea, and the European Film Market (EFM), held as part of the Berlin International Film Festival.