Dolly Shahine

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Dolly Shahine
دوللي شاهين
Birth name Dolly Joseph Abu Shahine
Born (1979-02-07) February 7, 1979 (age 35)
Beirut, Lebanon
Origin Lebanon
Genres Arabic Pop
Occupations Model,Singer, actress
Years active 2005-present
Labels Aya Productions

Dolly Joseph Abu Shahine commonly known as Dolly Shahine (in Arabic دوللي شاهين ) (born February 7, 1979[1] in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese singer, actress, fashion designer, dancer and makeup artist. She rose to fame in 2005 with her role in the Egyptian movie Wija as the femme fatale. In 2008 speculated by rumours she drew controversy and criticism that she had converted to Islam in order to obtain a divorce from her Catholic husband, Lebanese businessman Sami Qalib. In late 2008 an Egyptian court ruled in her favor for divorce. The daughter of Joseph Chahine and a Brazilian mother of Lebanese heritage, Shahine's surname can be spelled Shaheen, Chahine, or Shahin. She currently lives in Egypt and Lebanon.

Despite unconfirmed speculations of Shahine's conversion to Islam,in late 2009 Shahine got married again to a Lebanese director called Bacchus Alwani in a Christian Melkite church and ceremony in Beirut. Shahine and Alwan went on to spend their honeymoon on a Greek Island.[2] Shahine revealed in an interview that her favourite singers Um Kalthoum, Fayrouz, Warda and Sabah.[3] In 2010 she publicly denied she had not converted to Islam to get a divorce.She added that she respects all religions, but has no intention of converting.[4]


Early life[edit]

Dolly Shahine was born to a Catholic family in a suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut,[5] her father is from Lebanon and her mother is a Brazilian of Lebanese origin. She has four siblings in total,two brothers and two sisters.Chahine grew up in Al-Hadath, Beirut. Dolly Shahine was named after the famous American country singer Dolly Parton.[6]


Year Title Album Video Clip Director Language/Dialect
2005 Momo Einy' N/A Mark Abi Rached Lebanese/Moroccan Arabic
2005 Ana Zay Ay Bent N/A Khalid Youssef Egyptian Arabic
2006 Dawebny Fik N/A Khalid Youssef Egyptian Arabic
2006 Gher Kol El Banat N/A Lebanese Arabic
2007 Ayezny Alok N/A Mark Abi Rached Lebanese Arabic
2007 Nazra Wahda N/A Oliver Ojiel Lebanese Arabic


  • Weja
  • Al Shayateen
  • Nems Bond
  • El Mesh Muhandes Hassan
  • Bidoun Riqaba
  • Tatah


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