|Biographical detail : ||Egyptian film-actor of international repute.
Omar Sharif acted in many hit-films – Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Genghis Khan (1965), Dr. Zivago (1965), Funny Girl (1968), Che! (1969), The Last Valley (1970), The Tamarind Seed (1974), Juggernaut (1974), The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo (1974), Funny Lady (1975), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Mr. Ibrahim and les Fleurs du Coran (2003), etc.
Omar Sharif’s recreations extend to Bridge and owning, breeding and racing horses. He is reputed to be a womaniser who boasted he had received more than 3,000 marriage proposals in a week. Omar Sharif once had relationships with Hollywood stars Barbra Streisand and Ava Gardner.
Omar Sharif was born Michel Shalhoub in Alexandria – son of a timber merchant. He was educated in Victoria College in Cairo.