Shouweikar's career as an actress began in the early 1960s when she performed roles in several tragedies. The director Fateen Abd Al Wahab noticed that she had a special ability to perform comedy roles and she would later assume several roles in this category. However, she did not restrict herself to that category and she would also perform roles in works that had sociological and political themes.
She married the well known performer Fouad Al Mohandess and the two formed one of the most outstanding duos in the history of Egyptian cinema. Together, they presented several roles that were very successful. She has received several awards and honors in various performance festivals and gathering.