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Omar Sherif: A Closer Take on His Legendary Life




Today marks the legendary, Omar Sharif 86th birthday; Google honored the departed Egyptian actor by changing its logo with a special designed doodle all around the world. We captured the Lawrence of Arabia’s legendary life in 5 shots:

The beginning:

Omar Sherif, who was known for Middle Eastern handsomeness, was born in April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt.  At school, he learnt French, English and started to become an actor. Michel Shalhoub, that’s his given name at birth, started by participating in the school’s theater.

The love of his life: Faten or Cinema?

He realized he wanted to be an actor in 1954. Omar acted along with Faten Hamama  in “Seraa Fil-Wadi”. The couple starred in several movies together, and eventually got married in 1955. Their marriage lasted for almost 20 years and they had one son (Tarek) .


The Rise to Fame:           

Omar rose to stardom quickly.  Before garnering international acclaim, he had already starred in more than 20 films in Egypt. Over decades, Omar played a variety of characters. We will always remember him as a rebellious patriot in “Fi Baytena Ragol” 1961, a genuine Arab freedom fighter in “Lawrence of Arabia “1962, a Russian revolutionary poet in “Doctor Zhivago” 1965, and a handsome gambler in “FunngGirl” 1986.


The Golden Globe Award winner continued to appear on screen and on television till the 21st century.  In 2003, he received the Cesar Award for Best Actor for his leading role in “Monsieur Ibrahim”, A French movie depicting the story of a Muslim Turkish merchant who becomes a father figure for a Jewish boy.

Playing Cards:

Besides acting, playing cards was Sherif’s other love. Not only he was an international bridge player, he also released books, videos and video games on the subject.


Norhan Emad TV Presnter at ALGhad TV channel & Content creator at What's up cairo.

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Mona Zaki Awarded With a Dubai Star




Stars from across the world have gathered today at a press conference for the opening of ‘The Dubai Stars‘ Walkway, and our own Egyptian talented Mona Zaki has been awarded a star in recognition of her outstanding career.

The Dubai Stars recognizes the world’s highest achievers in a walk-able tribute in the city’s Downtown area.

Mona Zaki shared on her official Instagram account a picture with Balqees and Sonam Kapoor, during the Dubai Stars Conference that was held earlier today and another with her award.


On the official page of the Dubai Stars, a video was posted explaining the reason behind awarding superstar Mona Zaki, saying “Leading star in the Arab world, won the Best Actress Award at the Murex d’Or, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Congratulations Mona Zaki.”

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Farida Osman and Rana El-Kaliouby Make it to ‘BBC 100 Women 2019’ List




BBC 100 Women 2019,”is a recently published list by the BBC that sheds the light on the most influential women of the world through highlighting their achievements, in an attempt to answer the question of “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

The list included 15 names from Arab countries which makes 15% of the list influential Arab women, of those Arabs are two incredibly strong and ambitious Egyptian women, Farida Osman and Rana El Kaliouby. 

Rana El Kaliouby is an Egyptian scientist, and as the co-founder and CEO of the MIT startup Affectiva, she has contributed greatly in the fields of facial expression recognition research and technology development. Her company now has 2 million faces in its repository, which is the world’s largest facial emotion repository.

Farida Osman, the Egyptian swimmer who we have been praising her career since 2017 following her first individual title at the NCAA. The athlete holds the African record in the 50-meter freestyle race and the Egyptian records for the 100-meter freestyle and butterfly races. She never failed to leave us in awe and this year, BBC recognizes Osman for her bronze medal victory at the World Swimming Championship. 

Congratulations to both ladies for landing their rightful places in such a prestigious list, among the world’s most inspiring women!


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It’s Official: Bella Hadid Is The Most Beautiful Woman in the World




Palestinian Supermodel Bella Hadid has officially been declared as the most beautiful woman in the world according to a Harley Street plastic surgeon who used an ancient mathematical formula to prove it.

Dr. Julian De Silva utilized an ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio of Phi, that was used in the past by the Greeks in measuring beauty and analyzing faces to solve mysteries behind a beautiful face.

Now according to this technique used, Bella Hadid came on top of the list even beating Beyoncé who came in second followed by Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Amber Heard, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Cara Delevingne.

According to the calculations done by De Silve, Haidid’s facial proportions were found to be 94.35% ‘accurate’ according the Golden Ratio of Beauty, making her the most beautiful face out of all the celebrities that followed her on the list.

Below is the top 10 most beautiful list:

1. Bella Hadid – 94.35%
2. Beyonce – 92.55%
3. Amber Heard – 91.85%
4. Ariana Grande – 91.81%
5. Taylor Swift – 91.64%
6. Kate Moss – 91.05%
7. Scarlett Johansson – 90.91%
8. Natalie Portman – 90.51%
9. Katy Perry – 90.08%
10.Cara Delevingne – 89.99%

I mean talk about beauty standards, am I right?

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