100 most powerful Arab women 2012
Sun 04 Mar 2012 11:26 AM
Sulafa Memar
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Sulafa Memar

Industry: Culture and Society

Designation: Actress

Country: Syria

Syrian actress Sulafa Memar is a familiar face both at the cinema and on the small screen. Having firmly cemented her status as a media darling, she has won numerous accolades for high-profile and challenging roles. In 2007, she walked away with top prize at the Algerian Film Festival for her efforts in ‘Tahta Al Sakef’. Memar won legions of loyal fans for her key role in ‘Disgraced Time’, a show which netted the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize for best Arabian Drama. In 2009, she was awarded the ultimate accolade when presented with Best Actress In The Arab World Award.

She is, however, not just a pretty face. In addition to excelling in the performing arts sector, the popular actress studied English Literature at Damascus University before progressing to study drama at Syria’s Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts.