Ola Ghanem was born in Cairo. Her father worked as an architect while her mother was an interior designer. Ola graduated from the Photography division at the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1994 but elected not to continue her studies at the Institute of Theatrical Arts. She came to the public’s attention through her involvement in Mohamed Fouad’s song “Hansaak” (“I will Forget You”). Ola has also appeared on TV commercials. The television productions in which Ola has assumed roles include “Al Qalb Yakhtea Ahyanan” (“The Heart is Sometimes Wrong”), “Zizinia”, “Ahlam Wardieh” (“Rosy Dreams”), “Jissr al Khatar” (“A Bridge to Danger”), “E’qal ya Majnoun” (“Wise Up”). Ola realized fame after taking part in an exceptional television production that was titled “Amakin fee Al Qalb” (“Places in the Heart”). Aside from her television appearances Ola has also acted in a play titled “Al Tayyib wa Al Shereer” (“Good and Evil”). She recently starred in "El Brinseesa" (The Princess).