A Syrian actor with a degree in theatrical arts, Bassel Khayyat was always attached to acting since he was 8 years old, even participating in children's theater as a hobby. He was able to exercise that hobby into a career in acting where he would often portray daring and charismatic characters. He graduated from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus and took part in several plays in France, Egypt, Beirut, Jordan, Kuwait and Syria. His intensive roles and work in the television industry made him an immensely popular actor in the Arab world, especially in Syria. He executed most of his work in Syria but gained popularity in Egypt when acting in several Egyptian drama series, Khayyat was recognized for his exceptional role when starred in “30 days” series. As for his work in the film industry, some of his most credible work was Bab el Shams, El Aawda which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.