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Sherine in 2017
Sherine in 2017
Background information
Birth nameSherine Sayed Mohamed Abdel-Wahab
شيرين سيد محمد عبد الوهاب
Born (1980-10-08) October 8, 1980 (age 40)
Cairo, Egypt
GenresEgyptian music
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1999–present
Associated actsMohamed Mohey, Tamer Hosny, Mohamed Mustafa, Hossam Habib, Najwa Karam[1]

Sherine Sayed Mohamed Abdel-Wahab (Arabic: شيرين سيد محمد عبد الوهاب‎; born October 8, 1980), known professionally by the mononym Sherine (Arabic: شيرين‎), is a prominent Egyptian singer, actress, TV host and personality, and a former judge on MBC's The Voice: Ahla Sawt.[2] Her voice is considered as one of the most powerful and unique in Egypt.

Early life[edit]

She was born on October 8, 1980, in Cairo, Egypt. She was born into a middle-class family,[3] Her father is a decorator, and her mother, a housewife. Sherine has two siblings, a brother and a sister.

As a child, Sherine's vocal talent was first discovered by her music teacher at school; at the age of nine, her teacher convinced her mother to take her to the Cairo Opera House[4] to meet Selim Sehab, a very famous Egyptian classical music conductor. She sang in front of him, and he liked her voice a lot. From the age of nine to the age of 12, she sang as a choral member at the Cairo Opera House, then she was given a chance to perform as a solo singer and had tremendous success. She kept singing at the Cairo Opera House while looking for a music producer to start her professional career. At the age of 18, she was introduced to Nasr Mahrous, a prominent starmaker, director and music producer, he liked her voice and decided to collaborate with her through the company, Free Music, where she met with Tamer Hosny,[5] then a new talent seeking an opportunity too. Nasr Mahrous decided to make her debut as a joint album for both Tamer Hosni and Sherine included two duet songs showcasing them together. The album was released in September 2002, by the title Free Mix3 - Tamer & Sherine and was a big hit all across the entire Middle East and North Africa. The album sold more than 20 million copies across the whole Middle East and North Africa.[6][7]


Sherine starred opposite to Egypt's comedy star Ahmed Helmy in Mido Mashakel (Arabic: ميدو مشاكل‎). The 2003 film was directed by Mohamed El-Naggar. In addition, she starred in the Ramadan Egyptian series Taree'i (Arabic: طريقي‎; English: My Road), June 2015. The series depicts her as a young lady who struggles in achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a famous singer due to social restriction, regulations and opposition from her family. Other actors/actresses starring in the show were the big Egyptian actor Mahmoud El Gendi, Egyptian actress Sawsan Badr, Egyptian actor Ahmad Fahmy and Syrian actor Basel Khayat. The drama is written by Tamer Habib and directed by Mohamed Shaker.


Sherine used to serve as a judge on the show The Voice Ahla Sawt, but in 2017 was replaced by Elissa.[8][9]

Sherine was the host of her own talk-show, Sherry's Studio (Arabic: شيري ستوديو‎), on the Egyptian network, DMC, which premiered in January 2017.

Her first ever concert in Saudi Arabia, after the kingdom's new entertainment laws hosting several celebrities and artists from around the world, was on June 19, 2018, in a private hall in King Abdullah Sports City of Jeddah.

Personal life[edit]

Sherine got married for the third time in Cairo, Egypt, on April 7, 2018, to the Egyptian pop singer, Hossam Habib. The wedding was only attended by immediate family members, the managers and organizers of the couple, including Sherine's daughters (Maryam and Hana) from her second marriage to Egyptian composer, Mohamed Moustafa.[10]


In 2017, a video recorded at a concert showed her responding to a song request by obviously joking that drinking from the Nile would give her schistosomiasis when she was asked to sing the song Mashrebtesh Men Nilha (Egyptian Arabic: ماشربتش من نيلها‎; English: You Didn't Drink From Its Nile) at a concert. The Egyptian Musicians Syndicate decided to suspend her right to perform in Egypt over her apparent "unjustified mockery of our dear Egypt" after viewing the video. Sherine later apologized for her "foolish joke" at the concert.[11][12]




  • "Ma Sherebtesh Min Nelha" (Popular Egyptian patriotic song)
  • "Alachan Masr" ("For Egypt", Egyptian patriotic song)
  • "Ma Btefrahsh"
  • "Enak"
  • "Baladi" ft. Muhammad Noor
  • "Just A Dream (Coke Studio/Arabic Version) [with Nelly]
  • "Al'am Al Jadeed" ft. Fadl Shaker
  • "Lebnan Fel Alb" (Dedicated for Lebanon during the war)
  • "Albi Leek" ft. Hany Shakir
  • "Bahibik Ya Omi"
  • "Mshaa'er"
  • "Howa Da"
  • "Keda Ya Albi"
  • "Sida Da"
  • "Kol Maghanni"
  • "Ayesht Masr" (Egyptian patriotic song)


  1. ^ "جديد شيرين و نجوى كرم". YouTube. 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Egyptian pop star Sherine reverses retirement decision". Gulf News. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. ^ "صور شيرين عبد الوهاب مع والدتها فهل تشبهها؟ - موقع ليالينا". Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  4. ^ "شيرين عبد الوهاب في 'آخر من يعلم' - Laha Magazine". Laha Magazine. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  5. ^ "Tamer Hosny". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  6. ^ "Virgin Megastore". Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  7. ^ ""Free Music 3- the biggest smash hit in the last 10 years"". Alkwakeb Magazine 233 (مجلة الكواكب).
  8. ^ "Guess Who Will Replace Sherine in the Voice Season". Standard Republic. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Sherine - The Voice".
  10. ^ "حسام حبيب". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Egyptian singer Sherine banned for 'mocking' River Nile". BBC.
  12. ^ "Sherine banned for Mocking The Nile River". The Egypt Independent.

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