Sherine Sayed Mohamed Abdel-Wahab was born October 8, 1980 and is known professionally as Sherine. She is a prominent Egyptian singer, actress, TV host and personality, and a former judge on MBC’s The Voice: Ahla Sawt. Her voice is considered as one of the most powerful and unique in Egypt.
She was born in Cairo, Egypt into a middle-class family. Her father, Sayed Abdel-Wahab, 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 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, 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.
Sherine starred opposite to Egypt’s comedy star Ahmed Helmy in Mido Mashakel. The 2003 film was directed by Mohamed El-Naggar. In addition, she starred in the Ramadan Egyptian series Taree’i, 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. Sherine was the host of her own talk-show, Sherry’s Studio, 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.
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.
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