Samir El Hakim was born in 1973 in Setif, Algeria. He attended the Bordj National Institute of Dramatic Art in El Kiffan where, with a group of students and professors he launched the Theatre Association Arc-en-Ciel. On the occasion of the Year of Algeria in France, he played in the adaptation of Nedjma Ziani Cherif Ayad. In 2007 he presented the performance the Stubborn Snail, a monologue adapted from the novel by Rachid Boudjedra at the festival of Monologues in Setif. Since 2008 he has participated in many projects with the Theater Company L'Orphelin. In 2009, he had a principle role in Harragas, directed by Merzake Allouache.